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 5.8 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    NFSU2 feels like a much fuller game than its predecessor most of the time, but there is still that feeling in the back of my head saying that the free-roaming world is nothing more than an interactive menu interface.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Many problems with the game, such as the misspelled goal on the RV vert ramp in Boston (it's supposed to be 20,000 points, not 2,000) and the sudden change in manual and grind sensitivity, really make the game a little less fun than it should be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xpand Rally shows off a love for the sport that borders on obsessive, yet the game is truly accessible to any motor sports fan.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you are a hardcore online player, Battlefront should have you traveling that galaxy far, far away. Unless you fall into that category or you are just a die-hard Star Wars geek, give the game a test drive from your local rental store.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    In terms of multiplayer, we’re still trying to figure out what went wrong in that process, because Quake III ruled in that department.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does it do the normal "look at the pretty graphics" common in other 360 games, but it also has excellent and engrossing gameplay to back it up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s not the greatest thing since sliced bread, but if you try it out it will likely become one of your newest guilty addictions. Not for everyone, but those who like this sort of thing will absolutely love it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game does have a tendency to get slightly repetitive at times, however almost as soon as the experience shows signs of getting to the point of redundancy a new gameplay mechanic, challenge or boss battle is introduced, thusly keeping your interest level zoned in from start to finish.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the five best shooters to ever hit the PlayStation 2. Now, that may not be saying much due to a giant lack of good shooters on the PS2, but in retaliation, Deadlocked is possibly one of the five best shooters on any console!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A must-own for any fan of the series. It contains great ports of the first 8 games plus the option of playing them with slightly enhanced graphics and hints, as well as easy and hard difficulties and the ability to start with 3 or 5 lives.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By far the best game compilation I've ever seen assembled. Games like Ghosts N' Goblins, Final Fight, Commando, Mercs and Forgotten Worlds are well worth shelling out the cash for alone, then consider there are 17 other smashing displays of nostalgic arcadey goodness and its easy to see why this disc deserves a spot in your game collection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I can't believe that Phantom Dust retails for only twenty bucks. Considering all it packs in and the workout your brain and fingers get, this is one of the best values in gaming this year, hands down.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Street has surprising depth for an arcade football title, I enjoyed it more than I have any of the "Blitz" games, but it is a multiplayer title at heart and still comes up a little short in the single player experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fast, intense, challenging and addictive, and the amount of variety the game consistently manages to come up with is staggering.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Appeals to that mystery-solving personality that’s in all of us and truly is one of the most innovative titles to appear on the DS this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Minus the camera issues with Kong, whose gameplay is more of a "tension-breaker" than a titular role, Peter Jackson's King Kong on the current-gen consoles is definitely a must play!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Other than the sound, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 does everything needed to help give the franchise a breath of fresh air. It's nice to see that EA Sports can do more than just throw in one new play or change one part of a game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Except for the mildly annoying audio elements and certain segments of the story mode bogging down in too much uninteresting dialogue, Mario Tennis: Power Tour really is a game you have to nitpick at in order to find any weaknesses -- nothing about the title stands out as being a serious problem whatsoever, it's that great.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Yeah, it’s "only" a golf game, but it’s brilliant and definitely one of the best titles on the PSP, period.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Highly recommended because it combines two stlyes of gameplay well enough to make the steep learning curve a mere bump in the road.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Other than the sound, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 does everything needed to help give the franchise a breath of fresh air. It’s nice to see that EA Sports can do more than just throw in one new play or change one part of a game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The amount of detail that went behind the mythologies and the history of the game really makes it feel more alive than previous iterations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The franchise’s grandest adventure yet, hands down. A few minor quibbles are the only flaws in what is an absolutely masterful action-RPG/adventure epic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Every dollar you spend will come back threefold with this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The game does a great job of showing off the graphical power that the 360 is capable of, but the gameplay, and in particular the aiming controls, just bring the title down to average levels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Where SMBDX earns my recommendation as a must-buy is with its awesome lineup of 12 party games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Street has surprising depth for an arcade football title, I enjoyed it more than I have any of the "Blitz" games, but it is a multiplayer title at heart and still comes up a little short in the single player experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the best tennis games to come along in a long while, maybe even since its N64 parent. The controls are tight, the gameplay is easy to get into and highly addictive, and the graphics look superb.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An option to use either the analog stick or button swing commands, a full suite of online play modes and options, the ability to swap clubs, gear, and characters online or through memory cards, and maybe some sort of golf cart racing mini-game in addition to the character/voice creator mentioned above, and the next Hot Shots game would be even better.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The perfect gift for the gamer that has everything except say, a spouse or relative who doesn’t quite understand the lure of gaming, or a parent looking to interact a bit more with their kids.