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
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the best all-around games ever made.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most viscerally intense, emotionally entrapping, and downright gorgeous gaming experiences to ever hit a home console.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s the best game you’ll play on this generation’s console platforms, I don’t think there’s anything else left to say.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The visuals in this game are simply stunning, and anyone who ever complained about Nintendo's taking this direction with the title likely shut their mouth promptly upon seeing them it in motion.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The minor control problems, reoccurring graphical bugs, and the generally similar core gameplay as before keep the game's score down a tad from what it could be, but the ridiculous amount of content and pure value available here is second to none. It doesn’t completely redefine the series.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game is fantastic, minus that damn draw distance problem. How could they let such a small problem like that surface up? Things can look really good, but the texture swapping can be devastating.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The scale, beauty and immersion of the game’s open-ended world is unprecedented, the character creation and progression systems are deep and involving and the gameplay that backs it all up is solid and insatiably addictive.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is probably the best thirty bucks you'll spend on a game this year in terms of bang for your gaming buck.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The scale, beauty and immersion of the game’s open-ended world is unprecedented, the character creation and progression systems are deep and involving and the gameplay that backs it all up is solid and insatiably addictive.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game's controls are simplistic and some of the tightest out there.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    You absolutely, positively must buy this game if you own a PS2 – it’s that simple.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the best combat systems ever created.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The absolute best thing about Civilization IV is that previous experience with the series (or strategy games for that matter) isn’t necessary.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game’s controls are simplistic and some of the tightest out there.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Equally as impressive as the game's visual flair, is Pandora Tomorrow's audio. Michael Ironside reprises his role as Sam Fisher, and we couldn't have it any other way.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are too few save spots and even those are in inopportune locations.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The few rare problems in this game are able to go unnoticed without a second thought. For any true football fan that doesn't own this game, you should feel very empty inside...very, very empty.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Every aspect of the game has improved and that's saying a lot seeing as the first game was so brilliant.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    And it goes like this... if you have a PS2 and even a passing interest in music, you need Guitar Hero- it’s that simple.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With the addition of an amazing multiplayer feature, what was widely considered the platformer of the year last year, has now easily vaulted itself into game of the year contention.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Except for the slow first few hours of the game and an occasionally annoying camera, MGS 3 is damn near a perfect game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A fantastic adventure that really draws the player into an emotional story with dramatic gameplay. The colossi battles are the greatest 16 boss battles you’ll ever play, and the later colossi really test your wits and patience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The extreme difficulty level will turn off most casual gamers and the camera system needs a little tweaking, but the environments are huge and varied and the combat system keeps things fresh. Ryu is one of the most impressive, easy to control and well designed characters to ever grace a videogame.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Simply put, if you can get past all the damn bugs in the online game, Battlefield 2 is hands-down the best PC game you’ll probably ever play in your life. Well, that’s at least until the next installment comes out.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While it may take some time to get used to the new controls, after getting this down you should have as much fun with the single player content as any other Mario Kart title, if not more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you've got an Xbox and want a superb gaming experience that will have you glued to your seat, sweaty palms and all for a solid 15-20 hours, absolutely buy Half-Life 2, no questions asked.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The few rare problems in this game are able to go unnoticed without a second thought. For any true football fan that doesn’t own this game, you should feel very empty inside...very, very empty.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Canada knew what they were doing with this title, and it has authenticity and entertainment written all over it. The revolutionary idea to add over 60 minor league teams is huge, and helps boost an already very robust Dynasty Mode.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I knew to expect greatness coming into playing the game for the first time, however words simply can't describe how blown away I am at how remarkable (and insanely addictive) it truly is. Not only is Dual Strike the best DS game to date and the best strategy game of the year so far, but it’s also one of the best overall games I've played all year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Criterion has yet again pieced together another piece of fantastic software that pushes the limits of the current-gen consoles in every department possible. However, for some reason or another, it just doesn’t feel as exciting and visceral as "Burnout 3" did.