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 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Lowest review score: 20 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
885 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers a impressive amount of arcade-style fun bolstered by the number and variety of courses, challenging Hot Pursuit mode, and excellent lineup of vehicles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sequel contains enhancements and expanded gameplay by providing new gameplay aspects such as waypoints and sensor screen attack commands, new types of ships capable of upgrades with advanced technologies and weapons, fog-of-war, damage control, research and mothership modules.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Accessible and exciting. It's also disappointingly easy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pace is maintained throughout the game and nearly compels you to finish in one sitting, with the occasional awe-inspiring moment driving you to continue.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is preferable to the PS2 version as it has noticeably smoother frame rates and quicker load times, as well as the ability to Quick Save at any point.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Prepare yourself for total meltdown. [Box]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sequel has 30 new weapons, new enemy robots and 30 additional levels, but the overall effect is diminished by repetitive gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The AI is what makes the game truly challenging. These 'bots are so smart at times, you'd swear there were real humans on the other end moving them. Thank goodness for the 'skill level adjustment' feature which allows you to change your skill level during the game. Trust me, you'll spend some parts of the game in 'rookie' mode.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only downfall of Curse is that it seems to end abruptly...That aside, The Curse of Monkey Island is a magnificent game that almost any adventure game fan should be able to enjoy. Its great fun and humorous attitude should appeal to most gamers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So, for all of it's action and nerve wracking moments, if you only play games to beat them the first time through, I'd suggest renting Resident Evil 2.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hands down the BEST side scrolling shooter to come out in the post 16-bit era of video gaming. It has everything going for it: relentless action, beautiful graphics, tons of highly detailed levels, different ships, awesome weapons and an incredible challenge that will keep you coming back for more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge play selection, terrific graphics, extensive gameplay modes (including the online options), and a new first-person view make Madden NFL 2003 one of the best football games available.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Suffers a bit from being too close to its predecessor in terms of gameplay, but it does manage to scare up enough dread to be a worthy game for fans of the genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a testament of WarioWare, Inc.'s game design that the action never grows stale despite the simplicity of controls, the straightforward objectives, and the hyperactive style of play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game. While it's low on the pathos, the cheery nature of the quest is rivaled only by Working Design's "Lunar" series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it’s disappointing that only two people can play simultaneously, NBA Street is nonetheless a great choice for arcade-style sports fans.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This game is worryingly addictive; it's not just a business simulation, nor just a power game, but an educational competition where only the forward thinker survives and thrives.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With astounding graphics and nearly every pixel of the arcade version represented, beautiful backgrounds, lighting effects and unsurpassed character animation, Soul Blade is a wonder to watch and even more amazing to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hands down the most playable, enjoyable golf game released to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tactical battle sequences have also been improved, giving players a wonderful war simulation promising months of gory action.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest concern I have with R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 is it's level of difficulty. It is not incredibly hard, and as stated earlier, can be picked up by just about anyone... a delight to play, however.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best thing about Excitebike 64 is that the races are fast and fun. If you use turbo properly, the races will move along quickly with lots of big air. Even though only six riders total are in the pack in the one-player mode, the artificial intelligence is setup so that a cluster of riders will be relatively close to each other.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With better cut-scenes, more realistic driving physics, and a cinematic story, Mafia holds its own. While not as revolutionary as "GTA 3," it’s solid and oozes style.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real drawback to Crash's presentation is the Dual Shock setup. You can't reconfigure your controls, so prepare to use some finger gymnastics to get your valiant road warrior to pull off all his or her moves.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controls are clunky, aiming is difficult, the world is noticeably less interactive, and the graphics are merely adequate.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does it offer more of everything, but it also makes enough changes so that even the old material from the original game feels new and exciting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most of the pieces are in place but they are rough around the edges -- even after seven patches. If, however, you are able to overcome the technical difficulties, a great game can be found.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy Diddy Kong Racing for the very good Adventure mode, but don't expect multiplayer action on the same level as the Mario Kart series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Notable for its use of real-time speech during the action
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It truly revolutionizes and sets a new standard for real-time strategy games on the PC.