BonusStage's Scores

  • Games
For 689 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 83% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 15% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 10 Burnout Legends
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 689
689 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Feature for feature, there is no better pure baseball simulation to buy this season than MVP Baseball 2005.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It’ll push your rigs to its limits, and when it does, you’ll know why Call of Duty 2 is one of the most visceral, exciting, and blisteringly addictive experiences in gaming ever.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The game delivers on everything possible, which should make for some happy Southern boys. All of your favorite racers are in tow, but working through your own career really plays out better than expected.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    On the other hand the mission variety is pathetic, the GTA-copied elements are poorly implemented and entirely unnecessary, the AI is mostly stupid, there are numerous bugs and glitches, and really the bulk of the game is repetitive to the extreme.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For twenty bucks you get a deep and challenging fighter with fantastic high-resolution graphics, 26 characters, and 9 gameplay modes including solid Xbox Live play that supports Voice Chat, Friends, and weekly ranking scoreboards. This is easily one of the best game deals on any console, period.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I am a little disappointed with the number of glitches though and spending time playing as characters other than the exile is daunting at times, but these are all minor gripes for what is easily one of 2004's best games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I only wish that Namco would have allowed customizing a character’s move set in the character customization.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Every bit as bizarre, hilarious, memorable and addictive as we all remember from last year’s originator, except this time around there’s far more content and variety to the mission goals and a greater attention to story presentation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Strangely enough, there is no continuity between the various stages... This method of play makes Four Swords seem like more of a compilation of adventures than a conventional Zelda game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As good as the game is, hopefully the company will add even more features and bring back the ability to drive as yourself in the next installment. Absolutely recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As a total package, Katamari Damacy is one of the most original, imaginative, and purely entertaining games to come along in years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Epitomizes everything that I love about gaming. Creativity, ingenuity, artistry, variety, innovation, passion and emotion -- Psychonauts was designed with all of these attributes, and with them it is one of the most satisfying gaming experiences from start to finish you’ll ever have.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Not only does the DS again innovate the industry by allowing players to utilize the touchscreen as a pseudo mouse look, but the inclusion of online multiplayer extends this game well past the single player mode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Two Thrones caps off the greatest gaming trilogy quite possibly ever released in grand fashion, and it will surely keep us busy until Ubisoft decides whether to carry the PoP label over to the next-generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    From the gorgeous graphics, solid control scheme to the writing and sound production, this one has "BUY ME" stamped all over it in big gold letters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The realistic and methodical pace to the gameplay will likely put off twitch gamers craving the next Unreal Tournament, but anyone who enjoys a good, tension-packed tactical shooter will get their money’s worth and more in this game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The rich visuals are some of the best on the Xbox this year, the multiplayer games are there if you've got an Xbox Live itch that needs scratching and the Map Editor is definitely the best on the console.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While Samanosuke’s sword play is second to none and impressive in itself, Jacques’ energy whip is where the real fun is at. Jacques has the ability to grab his enemies, throw them around and even use his pistol in between to keep the combo rolling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I'll simply say you NEED this game if you're an Xbox owner. From creating your own team logo and tweaking your bike in the Workshop, to just hitting Time Trial and going for the best ride of your life, there's a few weeks of solid gameplay packed onto this shiny disc.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I only wish that the online mode was a bit more solid and less susceptible to lag, but overall it looks fantastic, flows very smoothly, and has plenty of replay value making this the best title for the 360 to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    We waited about five years for a beautiful, immersive, and imaginative roleplaying game, but were given something that doesn't deserve to lick the dirt off of "Morrowind's" feet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Had the comedy not fallen so flat and completely undermined what is otherwise a great story to follow, I seriously would have considered this as a personal RPG of the Year contender for last year seeing that the gameplay is just as fun as any RPG that came out in 2004.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game is nearly identical to last year’s game, with only a few improvements to speak of. The inclusion of the All-Star Weekend is a nice touch, but it doesn’t really provide anything revolutionary to the genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game starts out kind of like "The Twilight Zone" meets "CSI," but then it turns into The "X-Files" with some "Matrix" undertones.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The main problem I had here in Two Thrones was, amazingly and sadly enough, the environments! In a franchise that held a high standard for level design, Two Thrones features bland and drab colors that are just uninteresting in so many ways.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Two Thrones caps off the greatest gaming trilogy quite possibly ever released in grand fashion, and it will surely keep us busy until Ubisoft decides whether to carry the PoP label over to the next-generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A shining testament to the fact that a game doesn't need to be flashy or genre-redefining as long as the gameplay and storyline are top of the line, which they indeed are in this game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is one huge game, and I’m still discovering people and places some 80+ hours in...Simply put, what makes Final Fantasy XI so great is that it allows you to do almost anything you’ve wanted to do in a FF game and then some.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The graphics are worlds better, but there really isn’t enough new here to make it worthwhile for those who owned it on the PlayStation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    CPU controlled teammates are more than capable of handling themselves.