BBC Sport's Scores

  • Games
For 50 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 96 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 56 Legends of Wrestling
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
50 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Quite simply the best racing game ever created - and with supreme playability it's going to be a long time before it is overtaken.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While "NFL 2K3" still has slightly better graphics, Madden's updated controls, the excellent franchise features and its heavenly tactical play make it one of the best sports games ever to grace the PS2.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One brave new inclusion is a first-person mode. Step inside the helmet of the quarterback and attempt to play the game through his eyes. There's a realistic claustrophobic sensation as the linemen pile through attempting that sack before you can launch the perfect pass to an open wide receiver.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of NBA Street is enhanced by an excellent soundtrack including hip-hop tracks from the likes of Nelly and Nate Dogg, plus various sound effects from the street - traffic, sirens, crowd abuse etc.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's by far the most realistic game of its genre available - and that is likely to remain for some time to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of NBA Street is enhanced by an excellent soundtrack including hip-hop tracks from the likes of Nelly and Nate Dogg, plus various sound effects from the street - traffic, sirens, crowd abuse etc.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fast, furious and, whether you like basketball or not, fantastic fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall while it's actually quite fun it really is lacking in imagination, leaving it in the same league as many of its average competitors.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Apart from featuring a slightly dated roster of tennis stars, the only other drawback is the inability to play men against women - alas the Kournikova-Sampras clash will have to wait.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of NBA Street is enhanced by an excellent soundtrack including hip-hop tracks from the likes of Nelly and Nate Dogg, plus various sound effects from the street - traffic, sirens, crowd abuse etc.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you already own the 2002 edition then there is possibly not enough that's new for you to part with your hard-earned cash.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The control system just isn't up to scratch and this makes passing the ball a bit like searching for a needle in a haystack.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Its thrilling mix of visuals, dynamics handling and speed, together with a superb four-player split-screen, puts its rivals in the shade. Nothing else comes close, for now.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The controls are difficult to master at first - with the option of both front and rear brakes - but persistence is rewarded and within hours you will be hugging the fringe of a curve and finding the right racing line.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That, combined with the absorbing way the game draws you into the season, through neat animations and an impossibly stylish menu system, makes this the motor sport title to own - for purists and weekend drivers alike.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the game does have drawbacks. The road to the top is a long one and things become repetitive long before you get the chance to glove up against "The Greatest". And training - which is essential to boost your power, stamina and chin - becomes a real chore.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the game does have drawbacks. The road to the top is a long one and things become repetitive long before you get the chance to glove up against "The Greatest". And training - which is essential to boost your power, stamina and chin - becomes a real chore.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Knockout Kings 2001 had all the potential to strike a telling blow to all its competitors, but with below average gameplay, spending your hard-earned cash on this will hurt more than a Tyson uppercut.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The controls are difficult to master at first - with the option of both front and rear brakes - but persistence is rewarded and within hours you will be hugging the fringe of a curve and finding the right racing line.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though not particularly hard, the gameplay feels realistic, and the differing heights of certain sections of routes, as well as the surface and weather conditions, give the gamer plenty to think about.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The arenas are superbly well done, with excellent layout and ultra smooth texturing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    And while "Pro Evolution Soccer" could well reclaim its place at the summit shortly, for now FIFA 2002 - both for playability and aesthetically - is the champion of football games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you like pure simulation stick with world number one Tiger Woods, but if you are ready for a wackier round of golf, let your favourite Italian plumber come to the fore.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The cars handle superbly well and you'll soon realise there's no better F1 game around than this - even Michael Schumacher would be happy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The controls do take a while to learn - but an excellent tutorial helps you grasp the essentials fairly quickly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you like rock music to accompany your efforts, this has some of the best with even the Stone Roses lending their tracks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    True purists may prefer to look elsewhere for their hockey action, but those seeking a fast-paced, action-packed game are in for a real treat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Personally I'd rather face 15 rounds with Mike Tyson than play this again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Its gameplay is superb, the visuals excellent and the whole experience leaves you on the edge of your seat.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the greater scheme of things, this is not barrier-breaking software, but it is crisp, clean fun at a budget price.