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 EverQuest
Lowest review score: 20 Arctic Thunder
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For an older, previously exposed group of kids, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch will extract resounding approvals and applause.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, other than the graphics in the user's manual, BAM! Entertainment's title holds little fire, with frustrating game graphics and difficult gameplay.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of greater concern are the problems with the hit detection -- far too frequently, an enemy soldier is only stunned by a bullet through the head. Predicting how many body shots an enemy can absorb before death is nearly impossible.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Filled with such a carefree and upbeat attitude, from the movie-quoting riders to the ridiculous courses featuring cannon-blasting pirate ships, rampaging dinosaurs, and rollicking waves, that it’s easy to forgive any shortcomings.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While its unlockable content may not always seem worth the effort, and its innovative multiplayer features are less than they could have been, it's just plain fun to control a six-story-tall gorilla as it ravages a modern metropolis.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It works hand in hand with previous titles in the series, drawing designers back with solid improvements and polished graphics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if the overall experience is a bit too short, the length to which it goes to inspire some real John Woo-style gunplay and adrenaline is impressive and definitely deserves praise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Baseball Advance may not be a home run, but it makes solid contact in the areas of playability and fun despite the rough edges.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game could not have survived as a dungeon crawler alone, and thankfully the many side diversions offer hours of fun by themselves.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great looking game with a tried-and-true wrestling engine behind it. Unfortunately the modes of play and options are lacking, and casual fans only interested in the recording artists will quickly tire of the structured format.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With stunning graphics and realistic waves, Blue Storm will quench a player's thirst for quick racing excitement but may leave those looking for added depth high and dry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The ability to play with three other skilled hunters adds to the twisted fun, and is what ultimately raises The Reckoning just above an average rating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Successfully blends the crazy jumps and impossible physics of "Crazy Taxi" with the crime-oriented theme of "Driver." The graphics are clean, the music is catchy, and the game is fun to pick up and play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Easily playable but just as easily forgettable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, all of these nicely designed elements are somewhat wasted due to the irritation caused by actually flying the planes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end it’s the accessible gameplay and entertaining Dynasty Mode that will keep players interested, and for a first effort on the Xbox, the development team did an admirable job.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the crisp graphics and bonus levels put the Xbox Spider-Man game slightly ahead of the PS2 and GameCube versions, indoor sequences are still problematic with an uncooperative camera that rarely stays behind the web-slinger as he flits across the room.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An all-around solid effort that does exactly what it aims to do: offer players a preview of what Sony’s online service is capable of using one of the company’s best-selling and most recognizable PS2 games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it would have been nice if both characters offered entirely different storylines or if there were some bonus games thrown onto the cartridge, the bright colors, humorous enemies, and finger-twitching gameplay is well worth a purchase for anyone who grew up with Mega Man or is curious how this title character made his start in the industry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though very customizable, Close Combat: Invasion Normandy's gameplay can get very repetitive after repeated play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, players will want more from this title because the fighting system is so enjoyable -- far surpassing the combat found in games like "State of Emergency," "Eternal Darkness," and "The Mark of Kri."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slowdown and jerky animations seem more prevalent as each new expansion pack is installed; an understandable symptom of the now massive amount of objects and interactions, but less excusable considering that the system requirements for Unleashed are nearly double those of the original game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore hockey fans should skate wide of this release, but most will enjoy this sleeper hit for what it is: a solid, fun game of hockey that strips out rules and penalties for a more action-packed experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the awkward fielding system, limited camera angles, and inability to modify individual aspects of gameplay, the powerful tandem of great visuals and extensive modes of play will surely satisfy fans of the series wanting more substance over flash.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don't expect to win based on skill or shrewd decision making. In fact, this is one of the most random playing board games I've seen! Mario Party is a great idea, but the simplistic nature of gameplay coupled with extremely short mini-games will leave most players feeling unsatisfied.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With beautiful graphics, plenty of options and an easy-to-master swing meter, the game is both appealing and accessible to the casual fan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it suffers from a few somewhat glaring flaws, it contains a deep narrative structure and a surprisingly interesting adventure motif that should excite fans of the genre and those who like complex storytelling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More a refined version of Dynasty Warriors 2 than a completely new game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The concept is great and the game's largely fun to play. Harvest Moon 64 does have some technical downsides to it, however, so you may just want to give the Nintendo 64 a rest and fire up your Game Boy -- all in all, that version is generally considered more stable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rez
    The tight integration of visuals, sound and vibration feedback is an accomplishment, but the player has unfortunately been left out of the loop.