Cheat Code Central's Scores

  • Games
For 6,078 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 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
6,078 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    At its base, it's really just a recycling of old Mario Party mini-games, and just doesn't feel new enough to be its own game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fable III is a good game, and in some ways it's a great one. But playing it, one can't help but wonder what it would be with better combat and a more thoughtful second half.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The folks at Firefly knew what they had to do to win back Stronghold fans, and they mostly did it: Everything that annoyed people about Stronghold 2 is gone, and some great new features have been added. Nonetheless, Stronghold 3 needs a few patches and maybe a price cut before it can starting winning new fans for the franchise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There's a lot to do here for a $10 game. You can collect all sixty medallions, complete each Grand Prix on every difficulty level, and battle your friends.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Rebellion is easily the definitive game of this series, with lots of new content and all the old stuff thrown in too-and if Legends of Pegasus wants us to "forget our Sins," it had better give us something truly great.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you like having a good laugh, fart jokes, guns, explosions, boobs, chimichangas, comics, swords, and pretty much anything awesome–you should probably go out and get this game. If you don’t like these things–there isn’t really anything left to say to you.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The wacky gameplay, broken tackles, and cheating computer may get the best of you. On the other hand, those of you that are arcade buffs or are particularly good at sports games should love it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Racing game of the year? Definitely not. A decent effort that will entertain kids and tide fans of the movie and original game over until Cars 2? Definitely.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game's odd, dark storyline will keep you pushing onward to the conclusion. The patients' experiences are creepy and compelling, particularly since you're only given bits and pieces of the equation at a time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you hate MMOs that give your character a backstory, lack a good experience outside of the dungeons, or let you get away with too much button mashing, Rusty Hearts isn't for you. If you relish the thought of slicing through supernatural enemies without paying for it, though, this might be your cup of tea.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With all the magic and fairy-tale elements involved, I would highly recommend this title for a Halloween night at home. It's not very frightening but it's definitely sinister and kind of creepy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With its faults, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes should be passed by on the shelf without even a second glance. With the immersive multiplayer gaming experience and its in-depth complexity, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes offers a challenge that any old-school player, or a newcomer to the genre, can't pass up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Electrified ninja swords, stealth armor, and a new gauss rifle are only a few of the goodies awaiting players. The vignette is an entertaining diversion, but the rewards for completing it are what make it truly worthwhile.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will certainly lap this one up, but it's not too shabby as a Wii-centric kart racer. Fans and non-fans alike should enjoy the different modes and will return to unlock new cards.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Racing game of the year? Definitely not. A decent effort that will entertain kids and tide fans of the movie and original game over until Cars 2? Definitely.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A technically proficient racer with a social side that can be fun. But overall it lacks some things that make racing games great, especially ones that insist on arcade style progression. Hardcore racing fans will be pleased by the bevy of cars available and may enjoy creating a club with their friends, but players like me won’t be converted due to the lack of customization and/or arcade style gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The Last Remnant has the makings of a great RPG: the story is engaging and the battle system is tons of fun to play with. And, with a lot of extra missions and side quests, there certainly is a lot of replay potential to this title. However, it seems that all these great aspects are not enough to pull it past its glaring graphical issues.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Many of the missions here are fun to play, and one can easily spend a few days working through the missions and exploring New York, so this isn't a terrible buy. Just don't expect much more than a me-too experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A rock-solid, dungeon-style RPG that pays a good deal of homage to the Silent Hill universe. It's probably not quite what the diehards would have wanted, but that doesn't mean that it's bad.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you haven't played a Ratchet and Clank game before, this is certainly a good place to start since it has a very short play time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you're expecting a Japanese take on GTA, guess again. If you want pure action, you'll be bored to tears by the lengthy cutscenes. If you're hoping for complex, RPG-like leveling mechanics, you'll be disappointed. Yakuza 3 is a quirky hodgepodge of various genres that rewards the patient japanophile looking to kick a little ass.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I wish we could have seen a little more ingenuity in the title, but then again it is a DDR game, and I can't expect any drastic deviation from the formula. This title's biggest strength lies in its successful incorporation of the Disney material, and this makes it a title worth picking up for any Disney Channel fan with an interest in DDR or music games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Whatever its flaws, this game does a decent enough job of walking the line between sticking to the formula and mixing things up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the genre or are just looking for an excellent arcade experience, you honestly can't go wrong with AH2.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Dark Sector can best be described as a game born out of a formula. To create this game, you will need 2 parts Gears of War, 1 part Resident Evil, and a dash of X-Men. It is totally easy to rip this game to shreds based on this description. But as you play this game, something unexpected happens: you find yourself having an amazing amount of fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Brutal Legend didn't live up to my expectations. While I absolutely loved the immersive world, despite the graphical shortcomings, and the amazing voice work and soundtrack, despite the inclusion of Whitesnake and Skid Row, I was left miffed by the lack of main story content and the uninspired gameplay.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fatal Inertia EX is reminiscent of a top-shelf, budget-priced kart racer. It doesn't pretend to be more, and that I can live with.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny has some great gameplay innovations and refinements, and can be quite fun and addictive to play. Unfortunately, the step backwards in terms of localization and character development combined with some issues with production value keep the game from being great.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The story presentation isn't so hot, and the gameplay can get repetitive, but hunting for items, weapons, and gaining experience is addictive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    EA truly made an extra effort here and created a good movie-based video game that players of almost all ages can enjoy, as long as they enjoy the whole Harry Potter premise.