Cheat Code Central's Scores

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For 6,061 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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
6,061 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    To say that the Lead Blocking Control completely revolutionizes Madden is the understatement of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Muramasa Rebirth is a wonderfully enhanced version of an already terrific game that melds old-school action sensibilities with more modern complexities and a storyline that manages to feel notably mature.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The graphics in Super Mario Galaxy are simply outstanding. The level design is loaded with fluffy and colorful shapes, sharp and bright colors, and lots of detail.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 offers a much larger, much more refined version of the original. Even if complaints about the first game bothered you enough that you couldn't properly enjoy it, the second one improves on just about every aspect of the formula. And for hardcore Borderlands fans, there is a near endless amount of fan service here to keep you laughing maniacally while spearheading your own darkly hilarious co-op massacre. I'm going to wager that if you like fun, you're going to adore Borderlands 2. Cheat Code Central (http://s.tt/1nPoA)
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The gameplay variety is second to none with a good cross referencing of gameplay genres. You can also expect some surprises, as some famous playable Star Wars characters make an appearance. May this game be with you.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is loaded with streamlined action and a full bevy of features that would make Baskin-Robbins jealous.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    However, Polyphony Digital has not only delivered on their promise to make a great portable Gran Turismo, they have created the best portable racer this generation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This program offers unlimited replay value for musicians and non-musicians alike.
    • 84 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Some of Bioshock's storytelling techniques are unprecedented and will perhaps set a new standard for storytelling excellence in gaming. It doesn't hurt that Bioshock's great story is framed by incredible visuals and solid controls as well.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It will take weeks, maybe months, for you to earn every sticker and find all the collectibles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Size Matters equals, if not surpasses, the graphic experience of its PS2 big brothers. The environments and characters are slick, clean, and very pleasing as the camera whips around the action. The camera system itself is refreshing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    To say that the Lead Blocking Control completely revolutionizes Madden is the understatement of the year.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Replay value is off the map. It's like two games in one with plenty to go back for.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The graphics, the level design, the boss battles, the controls, and the fun are the stuff of legends. Retro Studios has helped validate Nintendo's console by creating a masterpiece so early in its lifecycle.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Act of War beautfiully bridges the gap between action and strategy and provides an all out assault of the senses thanks to the incredble level of visual detail, intuitive control and an aural symphony comprised of the sounds of destruction.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Virtually guaranteed to become an instant classic. It's fast, furious, fun and fantastically florid and flagitious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A darn good adventure and one that should be taken by every serious gamer. It may not take the place of any "Grand Theft Auto" game but it could certainly hold its own against "Max Payne."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Some reviews are superfluous and this is one of them. If have played the first one, you'll play the sequel because you know it's going to be a quality product. Who cares what other people think anyway?
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It captures the animated series to a tee and sports the love and care that all of us hope to see heaped on a port that originally appeared on another system (in this case, the PS2).
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