Cheat Code Central's Scores

  • Games
For 5,932 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
5,932 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It could easily be my pick for the best DS game this year because it seems to have all the right ingredients: A great story, unique gameplay, killer visuals, and a fantastic score. All of these elements combine to create the best gaming experience on the DS this year, and it's no wonder that this precious gem came from the folks at Square-Enix. It's an absolute joy to play, and I can't overstate my satisfaction with this game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An intense gaming experience from start to finish. The story is conveyed much better than the average FPS, the gameplay is varied enough to stay fresh, the graphics and sound both deliver, and the multiplayer is addictive.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An intense gaming experience from start to finish. The story is conveyed much better than the average FPS, the gameplay is varied enough to stay fresh, the graphics and sound both deliver, and the multiplayer is addictive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An intense gaming experience from start to finish. The story is conveyed much better than the average FPS, the gameplay is varied enough to stay fresh, the graphics and sound both deliver, and the multiplayer is addictive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Brain Age 2 is a no-brainer. If you liked the original, you should be smart enough to figure out that this is an excellent sequel.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Team Fortress 2 is a must-buy. It's the most fun you'll have being shot at in a long time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    No More Heroes delivers two things the Wii is desperately lacking: top-tier mature gaming and pitch-perfect swordplay for a peripheral practically tailor-made for the purpose. Throw in infectiously fun gameplay, incomparable style, a wicked sense of humor, and a level of unhinged wackiness that makes Britney Spears look like the poster child for normalcy, and you've got a sure-fire Wii winner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If anyone tells you they don't like the game, then they probably don't like chocolate, the Superbowl or comedies either. There is so much fun packed into the title that all but the most "alternative" of core gamers are bound to love it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The premise is fueled by historical accuracy, so there is a lot of realism to the gameplay, yet this isn't just a game for nerds. It's deep, but the curve is gradual, which will accommodate a wide range of gamers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Replay value is off the map. It's like two games in one with plenty to go back for.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you're looking for something to do with the rest of your life, you might want to check this game out. If this game had a dedicated multiplayer mode, I would want to live forever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This lengthy, challenge, and utterly adorable title has great potential to bridge the gap between different audiences on the Wii. It's easily one of the best games on the system so far this year and one you absolutely won't want to miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Treyarch came back this year with an excellent addition to the franchise. Many gamers may look at this game with an "I've been there, done that" attitude. I am here to tell you that this is the best WWII effort so far, as well as the best game in the franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This is a must-buy in every sense of the phrase; entertainment that truly sets the bar for the FPS genre both on the PS3 and for gaming in general.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A wonderful and nearly magical game. It's not very long but it's long enough, as it will entail around 10-14 hours of continuous platforming and fighting, even if you don't try to pick up the 1001 Seeds of Light. The flow and excitement of the gameplay as well as the dramatic visual style will get you hooked for hours to come. I doubt there will be many people who don't like it, as it's equally engaging for players and viewers sitting next to you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A wonderful and nearly magical game. It's not very long but it's long enough, as it will entail around 10-14 hours of continuous platforming and fighting, even if you don't try to pick up the 1001 Seeds of Light. The flow and excitement of the gameplay as well as the dramatic visual style will get you hooked for hours to come. I doubt there will be many people who don't like it, as it's equally engaging for players and viewers sitting next to you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia is a wonderful and nearly magical game. It’s not very long but it’s long enough, as it will entail around 10-14 hours of continuous platforming and fighting, even if you don’t try to pick up the 1001 Seeds of Light.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    As long as you're creative juices are flowing, you can play this as long as your DS lasts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Patapon 2 certainly doesn't reinvent the winning formula, but it improves it substantially by beefing up the campaign, throwing in a few perks, and refining some of the weaker elements in the first title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Although the game's difficulty gets really ramped up by the end, this is undeniably Metal Gear. Bonus for the Modern Warfare-style extra ops and various obligatory Easter eggs hidden here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Excellent detail comes through in terms of the characters, items, and environments. Sure, there aren't a lot of different locations, but everything looks great with lots of depth and dimension.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    God of War and God of War II are games worth playing if you're a fan of action-adventure gaming at its best. Plus, the updated visuals make these games a lot more appealing for current-gen gamers. Now, if you've played the games before, you might also have to do yourself a favor and replay them in this new format, not only because it's worth experiencing all over again, but because it will get you ready for the last chapter of the trilogy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This program offers unlimited replay value for musicians and non-musicians alike.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Hardcore fans of Braid may complain that the puzzles aren't as difficult, but as a cohesive unit, the game is deeply engaging.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This is the perfect sequel. It reaches a hand out to those who didn't enjoy the first game, while keeping its fiercely loyal fans happy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 5 sets the bar high for the genre overall, and with its detailed approach to core mechanics and commitment to creating the best simulation in video games, it's easy to see why Gran Turismo is the gold standard in the automotive genre. Though some missteps were made with some of the modes, the game is a tight package that begs not only to be played, but obsessed over.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    For fans of the genre, this may be better than Ivalice. Simply outstanding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    All of the game's elements mesh, from the music to the storyline, from the puzzles to the control system. I can't find anything nasty to say about this game. Ubisoft have certainly done their homework.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    To say that the Lead Blocking Control completely revolutionizes Madden is the understatement of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    To say that the Lead Blocking Control completely revolutionizes Madden is the understatement of the year.