AltGaming's Scores

  • Games
For 69 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 90 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Lowest review score: 30 Street Racing Syndicate
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 69
  2. Negative: 13 out of 69
69 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only aspect of the game that the developers have neglected to improve is the enemy AI, who remain as simple as ever before and can be lead like well armed, extremely dangerous sheep to the slaughter.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What San Andreas does is take every element from the previous two games and amplifies it. Everything good about the series has become even better, while the bad aspects have become mind-numbingly dire.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fix your game, Blizzard. Listen to your players, actually cater to the high end, fix bugs that need fixing, and don’t leave your playerbase hanging for months on end. Then I will give your game a higher mark.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem with Forza is, however, that this is a game that feels somewhat empty. Your victories aren't celebrated and are barely acknowledged. Tuning up a car is so easy that is barely feels rewarding to feel it going at top speed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There has never been, and will not be for a long time a more convincing and immersive game released.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that there is neither 'easy' mode, nor training section hurts. The game is too harsh and hence off putting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Real time combat is simultaneously both Jade Empire's greatest achievement and its biggest flaw. When it works, it's more satisfying than any role playing game on the market. This is marred, however, by a dodgy camera and flawed upgrade system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Replays are like the FMVs of bygone years, cars sparkling with lensflare as they screech around a corner, just before you slyly knock them out of position and take the first place. Now all of your road delinquency can be recorded in some of the best graphics available in gaming today.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luckily both the AI of your squad and your enemies hold up fairly well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But Doom 3 not only manages to scare and surprise you at every step, but also pushes you along at a terrifying rate, leaving you eagerly anticipating what the developers are going to put you up against once you turn the next corner. And that, at least, is a feeling that other FPS games should try to emulate.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unmissable title. It's been a very long time since I've enjoyed a videogame so much, and I feel that every gamer owes it to themselves to plough into Stranger's Odd adventure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply put: if you are a fan of boxing, this game is a must-have. The controls are hard to get used to at first, but once you do get used to them, prepare to unleash some serious fury upon your unfortunate foes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The biggest praise that can be heaped upon the title is the fact that mere moments after turning my Xbox off, I was craving another piece of the enjoyable action. And isn't that what gaming's all about?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ending has also caught the same sickness that plagued both "Halo 2" and "Half-Life 2," but the result is even more virulent; it made me scream angrily at the TV. When a 23 hour RPG has a less substantial ending cutscene than Katamari Damacy, I begin to despair.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exceptionally good game. Daring to remain different, continuing to be wildly imaginative and striving at being furiously frustrating, those who loved the original will find much pleasure from this sequel and see its price tag as just an expensive luxury.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The melee combat works well, and we're sure any future Unreal titles will feel lightweight without it-but as an experience, The Liandri Conflict is often a little too overwhelming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bonus levels are forgettable, while the attribute system is woefully underused.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You really need to invest a huge amount of time to reach the depths of this racer, and whilst it is gloriously fulfilling and rewarding, few have such time to spare.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if disk two is useful only as a coaster for your role-playing coffee mug, Shadow Hearts: Covenant will still give you thirty hours of fantastic gameplay. That, in my opinion, is worth paying for.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thrilling, entertaining racer that's sadly lacking polish. Worth a look, nonetheless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even a game so entwined with the concept of hell and damnation shouldn't make playing it a torture. Given proper time to cultivate skills, this game will yield a sumptuous banquet for you to enjoy - but sadly it doesn't get anywhere near the casual treat it should have been.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flying jets in the near future (2010) over the homeland of Osean and defending it doesn’t get more realistic or fun than this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the incredibly stylish graphics will be the initial draw, you’ll stick around for one of the greatest examples of pure gameplay this side of the aforementioned "Katamari Damacy."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But behind the stunning visuals, the somehow very moving intro movie, and the bouncing breasts of the DOA girls lies a solid, addictive and extremely entertaining fighter that deserves a place in anybody's collection – and the Live modes are the icing on the cake.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game will not appeal to fans of more serious, focused shooters, and the Story is still not quite up to scratch, this game is still highly recommended thanks to some excellent humour and the top-class multiplayer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You’ll be impressed by the Act of War’s destructible landscape, you’ll laugh at the ridiculous acting and you’ll yelp with a sick joy as your snipers pick off enemy commandos hidden in the undergrowth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quite how all the features demonstrated here can work as part of a worthwhile, consistent whole remains to be seen but for now, WarioWare has exactly what DS owners were probably looking for when they bought their machine: a fresh, fun and totally unique gaming experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like "Disgaea," Phantom Brave is an innovative, and superb gaming experience from start to finish.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But all the dazzling gameplay, and stunning aesthetics can’t hide the fact that Hot Shots Golf simply isn’t truly designed for handheld play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We know it's not for everyone, and we know it's short, but in the end we find it hard to fault a game that not only makes a mockery of standard gaming conventions, but delivers one of the most unique and entertaining (albeit tiring) experiences on the GameCube.

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