Cheat Code Central's Scores

  • Games
For 5,977 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Guitar Hero II
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
5,977 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The tutorial sets the stage for a pleasurable experience, but shoddy game modes, AI, and visuals kill the moment.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The latest game is entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee and like the last two games, threatens to send the Turtles back into hibernation or wherever the hell they went last time.
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It does have a good variety of modes but the controls are awful and the gameplay is repetitive, repetitive, repetitive, repetitive.
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In its defense, the enemy AI is more intelligent than ones in your average shooter. If they were any more intelligent they would pick up and find a better game to play in. I advise you to do likewise.
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Most of these games could be replicated on the GBA, certainly the DS. There's no reason to get this package especially for the Xbox. It's like slumming to waste a great console on these old hackneyed games.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a lousy simulation of the televised version. It looks terrible with its blocky graphics and herky jerky animation. The poker gameplay is about as average as you can get. There are better, more realistic poker games available on the net for free.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Most of my complaints have to do with the shoddy graphics and technical glitches. But the gameplay is also suspect and will not escape my wrath. I can't think of one positive aspect of this game to recommend even renting it.
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The only thing the Dukes game has in common with it is the freeroaming nature of locating missions. Once you do acquire a mission you will find that they are of a make-work nature. The entire game is linear and the sense of freedom is only an illusion.
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not only does the game look bad with last decade's graphics, but the controls are way too loose making any kind of sudden changes in direction virtually impossible.
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The textures are so low-res they will give you a headache. The two-player mode is even worse as it compresses the graphics into two halves to facilitate a vertical split screen making everything distorted and elongated, it's like sitting at the front of a Drive-Inn movie screen.
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's not the most challenging of games but there are some side-scrolling moments that liven up the pace.
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that it gets challenging near the end but you should be able to breeze through most of the levels in a day.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Combines some of the best elements of past games but still fails to deliver what should be a near-perfect gaming experience. It's like a stew that just doesn't blend.
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    P.N. 03 won't keep anyone interested for more than a couple of hours. The longer you continue to enjoy the game after that is directly proportional to the time you spent watching reality TV shows.
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game's biggest problem is the programming of the AI. When you assemble your team, little do you realize what idiots they all turn out to be. It's like they're all on crack or something.
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Falsebound Kingdom is almost a prophetic title as this inferior product is forced upon the multitude of loyal supporters that are blind to the deception and exploitation employed by the Yu-Gi-Oh Empire.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dated game that is today belittled by the very games that it helped inspire. I can't believe that this game hasn't been tweaked. It's nearly identical, warts and all to the DC port.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I found it cliché, repetitive and not very much fun.
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bottom line on this game is that it makes a great appetizer but you'll want "Tony 4" or "Aggressive Inline" for the main course.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With battling monsters and cards to collect this is really just another Pokemon game in disguise and not a very good disguise at that. Come on Nintendo, your slip is showing.
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Few kids possess the capacity required to make sense of this scrambled, onscreen action in real time. It will just frustrate all those that play it except the odd MENSA member.
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lego is trying to change its image with the futuristic racing game, Drome Racers. It's like Barney doing a porn movie - but much less interesting.
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a lousy simulation of the televised version. It looks terrible with its blocky graphics and herky jerky animation. The poker gameplay is about as average as you can get. There are better, more realistic poker games available on the net for free. Go ahead and look for one now.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's very little to do in this game, and from start to finish it will take you only a few hours. The levels are repeated incessantly, and there is almost zero variety in the missions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In terms of value, this is one of the worst fighting game re-releases yet.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game just feels sloppy and unfinished. It controls poorly, looks bad, and completely misses the point of the Resident Evil franchise. Honestly, I wouldn't even recommend this game to Resident Evil fans. If you want a better co-op zombie shooter, you should probably just go back to Left 4 Dead.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Black Ops Declassified isn't a Call of Duty game. It's like one of those grey-market cameras that has an almost-recognizable brand name on the front. And Activision, in all of their laziness, may have inadvertently kicked off the Vita's funeral procession.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is an exercise in tedium, a substandard brawler that exudes laziness at almost every turn.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Retribution is filled with so many flaws it’s painful. I’m a fan of Deep Silver’s work, but this is far below their caliber.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lords of Shadow 1 suffered from feeling like a God of War clone with poor platforming. Lords of Shadow 2, on the other hand, no longer feels like a clone. It just feels like a generic action game. It has a story you don’t care about, a mashy combat system, and generic enemies and locales. The only good thing about this game is its voice acting, but even Robert Carlyle can’t save this one.