All Game Guide's Scores

  • Games
For 885 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 20 Arctic Thunder
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One area that would enhance the game would be expansion city packs. The game is incredibly fun and is limited only by the fact that only two cities exist. This suffices for the single-player modes but limits the potential of multiplayer and cruise modes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable game, but it's AI shortcomings keep it from being great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unleashed's control is among the most frustrating of any racing game I've played in a long time. Maybe it's just the track layout, or maybe it's me, but I found my Porsche smacking straight into a wall or spinning out of control about every time I blinked.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Little more than an average action-adventure title, with nothing to differentiate itself from the throngs of similar titles in the PlayStation 2 library.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As fun and addictive as any of the high profile RTS games on the market.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamers who love space combat games should enjoy this one immensely. Environments and scenery are top-notch and the dogfighting very fast paced.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If games like "Tomb Raider" are your thing, then you should enjoy this one. Although the action is similar, the enemies and storyline are more original. Overall, it's a fantastic game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is an adventure that can be enjoyed by just about anyone looking for a great story and cast of characters, beautiful artwork, Japanese animation and a unique world that's actually worth exploring. Oh yeah, and there's a ton of good laughs to be had.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a confusing and uninspiring game that leaves you frustrated and wanting to play something else.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the hands of designers who will use Geo-Mod technology to mine its full effects to combine creative gameplay and a well-told story, it could be awesome.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The particle effects for the spells and treatment of the landscapes are well done, but graphics alone don't make the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With tons of different mech-building options and a healthy two-player mode, fans of the genre will find themselves having a wonderful time for quite awhile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game that perpetuates the tradition of quality games with the Madden nameplate. If you like football, you will love this game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brings back the enjoyment of multiple tracks and fun, fast-paced racing, while at the same time adding new twists and more stages than similar racing games of the past.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautiful and entertaining title that falls just short of the initial hype.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is enough of Tolkien's story and Jackson's presentation here to do the title justice, and enough classic action role-playing to make for an engaging, enjoyable game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being a stunning title in many ways, with some unique gameplay to boot, Luigi's Mansion ultimately fails to deliver a cohesive gameplay experience over the long-term.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The bottom line is this looks, plays, and feels like the classic Crash Bandicoot games that have dominated PlayStation sales charts since 1996.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The main problem comes from Amped's lack of a racing mode, which takes away from the game's intensity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, the graphics are less than desired and the camera and control can be bothersome. But the quest as a whole -- action, platforming, story and challenge -- is so satisfying that the problems can be overlooked. Be sure to give it a shot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If they continue to slap a year on the packaging along with a few half-hearted features, as they did with this title, their audience is going to ignore them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game offers great control and enough fun to make it a worthy competitor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far from perfect but always engaging, getting mileage from the equivalent of a wink and a smile even despite the obvious faults.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some gamers will be quickly bored when they find out all there is to this game is snapping pictures, while others, especially younger audiences, will want to gather as many photos as possible to show their friends. Players should be warned that Pokémon Snap can be easily finished within a weekend.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eventually, the greatest downfall of MTV Music Generator 2 lies in its replay value. After a while, the primary songs lose their freshness and a user might feel trapped in a world of fixed samples.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A by-the-numbers port of the PS2 game, which was in itself an extremely questionable upgrade over previous titles in the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though Kirby's path is fairly well set and there isn't too much call for free-roaming exploration, there are lots of power-ups and hidden areas to keep the game interesting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hip, smart and fun. Whether you play alone or with friends, it's a game any quiz-show lover should add to his or her collection.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like its predecessor, won't go down in history as any kind of a classic, but it does offer enough thrills and spills to keep most players interested through to the end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, this version of Unreal Tournament does lose a lot in the translation. Although the basic game is very much the same, this title was created to be played online.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is reminiscent of a well-written novel that is funny, suspenseful, and, yes, epic in scope.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that it sticks so closely to the formula of its predecessors is both its greatest strength and biggest weakness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With solid statistics tracking, a superb replay feature from various camera angles after each leg, and a diverse selection of race modes, cars, and tracks, GT Advance 2: Rally Racing offers heavy horsepower in the GBA racing garage.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leveraging great depth, wonderfully simple play mechanics, and competent graphic touches, this game should last as long as an official baseball season.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unlike many of the swimsuits featured in the game, there’s some breathing room for further development, but Hypnotix has once again surprised audiences by proving Outlaw Golf was neither beginner’s luck nor a fluke. The Outlaw series is here to stay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The complete package of visuals, audio and gameplay is worth checking out if you're a fan of RTS. My only gripes are the slightly dumb AI and somewhat shoddy controls but those aren't enough to dampen the experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Has beautiful graphics, intuitive control, excellent sound, and a fun co-op campaign offering three difficulty levels. It is also a rather dull experience when playing alone and doesn't push the genre in any way, shape, or form -- in many cases, it takes the genre back.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the silliest baseball games ever and is one of few to have such a balanced combination of style, humor, and gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's just not enough here to warrant a recommendation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sonic the Hedgehog is no longer a character who can be depended upon for quality games, unlike a certain Italian plumber, a limbless alien, or even an orange bandicoot.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Missions are well designed, elite squads carry out reasonably realistic actions, and the level of challenge is difficult but not overly daunting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When in the first-person view, it is occasionally difficult to see what lies on the other side of Lara's back. It would have been helpful if she became transparent while in this mode, instead of making the player struggle with the angle. Fortunately, the instances where this affects gameplay are relatively few.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Less demanding players will be more tolerant of the game's repetitive nature, while others will yearn for something juicier to sink their teeth into.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game's plot doesn't follow the movie's, and those expecting a realistic, polished look to the visuals will be let down.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The camera issues will frustrate more than a few players. The variety of missions is a plus, but the casualty is a lack of cohesiveness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The familiar graphics, interface and gameplay don't add anything to the series, but if you're looking for a way to raise monsters on the go, it certainly fits the bill.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Madden NFL 2003 is far from perfect, it is a solid all-around effort that runs circles around the competition.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid light gun shooter that will appeal to any fan of this genre. It's just too short and fails to add anything innovative in the gameplay aspect (i.e. you're still on rails and there's no alternate paths you can take).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The potentially rewarding aspects of the game are hampered by an overly rigid structure that works at cross-purposes to its non-linearity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive fusion of stunning graphics and solid gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Season of Flame would benefit from better control and more objectives apart from collecting a bazillion trinkets, but the graphics, humor, and puzzles are engaging enough to warrant a purchase for devotees of the purple dragon.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Torus Games' update of Space Invaders is fine for what it is, there aren't nearly enough new features or additions to make it worthy of a purchase.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, High Heat Baseball is not a beautiful game, despite being one of the most complete baseball titles on the market today.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s too simplistic and oftentimes annoying due to a hyperactive camera.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of illegal racing, or of those souped up imports from Japan, this is definitely a game you'll enjoy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite good graphics and excellent sound, Rune falls short of its potential due to various flaws, glitches, and a lack of variation over the long haul. Rune is a prime example of not being able to judge a game by it's pretty exterior.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sets a standard all subsequent wrestling game will have to meet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The graphics are clean, the action is fast and furious, and the gameplay is simple. Those expecting a brand new style of Blitz will be thoroughly disappointed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Driving fans will get bored and frustrated very easily.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's not quite as special as the title suggests, but it has its moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In spite of its new content and subtle tweaks, Pirate Cove will not feel like a new game to anyone who played the original. It will feel like a mod. A clever, polished mod -- a mod that would have made a fine retail expansion pack -- but a mod nonetheless, and not worthy of its status as a full-fledged sequel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Apart from a new trivia quiz, the collection delivers just about what you'd expect from such an anthology.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly solid rendition of pinball that will please adults and children alike, proving games don't have to skimp on features just to appeal to younger audiences.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The storyline is weak, but the emphasis is on challenging action with little room for plot development.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the original Frogger will appreciate the basic concept of hopping around while avoiding obstacles (there are even logs to hop on) while modern gamers will get their expected dosage of objects to find and puzzles to solve.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a good 3-D game, but you may have trouble figuring out which way is up. Not that it matters, because you will be chased constantly and you will always be on the move.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best things about this compilation is that by scoring certain amounts of points in various games, players can unlock original Activision television commercials.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mix of DDR-style gameplay and the Olsen twins makes for a winning combination, providing enjoyable, addictive gameplay injected with the personality of Mary-Kate and Ashley.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The only real problem is that it doesn't go too far out of its way to differentiate itself from either its predecessor or any other game in the genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It does an admirable job of re-creating the cartoon license; infusing it with enjoyable, if repetitive beat-'em-up action.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid value well worth a spin. Just don't expect much more than the original titles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's likely that fans of the series will find The Sims: Vacation more of a luxury than a necessity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the two Ps, patience and practice, World Driver Championship becomes an engrossing gameplay experience unlike any other on the system. Realistic driving simulations are a world unto their own. You'll start to see white lines in your sleep.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s just a shame that one of your biggest opponents is the game interface itself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just plain old Bust-A-Move, the same Bust-A-Move that we've been playing for the last decade.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An excellent game ... if you like games with a low replay value.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The final problem, though, is the game's absurdly easy nature. It takes no time at all to expand your park to crazy dimensions, and most of the challenges are quickly dispensed with.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game feels closest to 1980s arcade titles in terms of structure and fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    N-Tranced will not hypnotize players with its ambitious design or extensive new features, but the quality of presentation and fast-paced arcade-style action make it easy to recommend.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easy, but long, and it will please most fans of games like "Super Mario 64" and "Banjo-Kazookie." It looks fantastic, it's a lot of fun, and it handles superbly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far and away the best portable football game at the time of its release.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best thing about the game is the freedom to do whatever you want.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're buying this game expecting something as refined and polished as one of Capcom's fighting games, you're going to be disappointed. Others looking for something new will be disappointed as well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a simple-to-use swing interface and fast, fluid gameplay, Tiger Woods 2001 offers a level of playability that users will take pleasure in for a long time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just enough to satisfy the average player without including statistical and gameplay options that would have stretched the release date and production costs out to an unacceptable level.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The biggest gripe is the missions aren't very long or difficult, even on the hardest setting. Enemies always appear in fixed locations, so players will be able to breeze through levels for the most part until the very end.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ambitious adventure game of epic proportions, especially from the perspective of a roach.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a shame more levels weren't built around these activities or the mazes, since the platform action gets tedious.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With improved animation, a more robust career, and a better choice of modes, it could have easily been a knockout instead of a contender.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is a huge game with a fairly engrossing story, but thanks in part to a few design flaws, it's hard to keep playing all the way to the end.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the story makes the game, albeit with interspersed and occasionally annoying action sequences. But each combat has a purpose, which makes gameplay challenging and rewarding.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far from being a fatal flaw, however, this lack of definition is sporadically encountered and can be viewed as a minor annoyance and is, in fact, somewhat offset by impressive designs of larger non-human units, such as ships or flying machines.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    AI is also frustratingly poor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though rich with a variety of units and resources, European Wars simply doesn’t have the polish needed to put it on the frontlines in the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the problems, players will likely find themselves coming back to the game, because it is just as entertaining as it is frustrating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is considerable room for improvement, but Pirates is a hearty choice for those who'd rather focus on attacking than adventuring.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fatal Frame certainly has its share of scary moments without relying on blood or graphic violence, but the battle system is so hokey and repetitive that the game's potential is left underexposed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best fighting titles to grace the PlayStation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Considering the short length and limited replay value, most will find themselves guilty of Wreckless abandonment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It may border on blasphemy to say so, but Spyro: Season of Ice might have been better off as a side-scrolling platformer, ala Sonic or Klonoa.