Cheat Code Central's Scores

  • Games
For 6,000 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 Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
6,000 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Fez
    An absolutely incredible experience that simply shouldn't be missed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The cutscenes, while possibly too numerous, are seamlessly integrated into the overall narrative in a way that often makes you forget when it's time to take control of your character.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you love music and you love video games-and especially if you love rhythm games-Sound Shapes is simply a must-buy title. For the low price of fifteen dollars, you could be creating that musical masterpiece you've always dreamed of but simply lacked the tools needed to compose it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the first time I could make the following statement: This MMO, in its current state, poses a serious threat to World of Warcraft.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is exactly the type of game that the Vita needs right now. It's equally playable in short bursts or marathon sessions, it uses the Vita's unique controls in ways that feel intuitive, and its creative tools and level sharing provide the potential for almost unlimited replayability.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Dance Central 3 is one of the best, if not the best, game the Kinect has to offer, and yet there is still room to grow in Dance Central 4. Here's hoping the next game will have a more refined feedback system and "Thriller" by Michael Jackson.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Competitive types will adore proving themselves superior to their friends while doing all of the above. I think it's safe to say that no matter which type of gamer you are, you'll find at least some aspect of Need for Speed Most Wanted to completely lose yourself in.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes the charm of the LEGO games and mashes it up with the brilliance of Tolkien's beloved masterpiece in a way that does justice to both. This is a refreshing, from-the-ground-up rebuilding of the LEGO formula, making this perhaps the best LEGO game to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It doesn't push boundaries, but it reminds us all that Mario will always be the king of the 2D platformer genre, even long after that genre has been buried beneath decades of gaming history.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Small criticisms aside, Fire Emblem: Awakening will have you hooked from the very beginning, and will be incredibly hard to put down throughout. You'll always want to take just one more turn to build more relationships, gain a level, forge a new item, and see what will happen next in the gripping narrative.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you like survival games, if you enjoy Tim Burton-esque artwork, or if you’re just looking for an unforgiving challenge of a game, pick up Don’t Starve immediately. Pretty much everything about this game is fantastic, and you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The culmination of amazing sound, throwback 8-bit cutscenes, excellent graphics, spotless presentation, and enough details from the 80’s to pack a game twice this size; Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon delivers on every front near flawlessly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A beyond competent, gorgeous, and well-crafted World War II strategy game. It may very well be the best WWII strategy game ever produced. It is, however, a game for those who already enjoy the genre, and particularly for those entranced by Company of Heroes’ hallmark approach to combat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Project Diva series has proven itself as one of the most challenging and robust rhythm games available. Project Diva F for the PS3 is a force to be reckoned with thanks to its 38 included tracks and unbelievably intricate song editor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The handheld FPS formula has finally been cracked, and not a moment too soon.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    These characters are voice-acted so annoyingly well that you almost wish the character would never speak again, just like some of the main characters. The music and talk shows are also great to listen to as you are traveling around. All in all, the sound department is not lacking in GTA V.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The story is gritty, the world is engaging, and the sheer scope of choices at your disposal makes for incredible replay value. All those standards aside, the GamePad functionality is where the cool factor lies. There's so much to keep your fingers busy, and the visual design of the interface makes you feel like you're wielding a futuristic, high-tech tablet with apps meant for a covert agent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Though The Guided Fate Paradox is a very difficult game, with the danger of being overwhelmed and losing everything you've worked for constantly looming overhead, I can’t get over how streamlined, easy to understand, and enjoyable this particular adventure is.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Even on current-generation consoles, this game looks great. The sheer amount of on-screen action is astounding for this aging hardware to be capable of producing. Character models are easily the sharpest that they have ever been; the weapons look accurate and clean, and character animations flow through the environment without looking stiff or forced.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you like South Park you will love The Stick of Truth, plain and simple. It feels like you are marathoning the show, and marathon you will. It’s so hard to put this game down. When I first picked it up, I found myself, literally, playing it for seven hours straight. I just couldn’t get enough of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Overall the HD remasters of FFX and FFX2 are a home run. Square Enix managed to capture the initial feeling of playing these games for the first time as well as making them much more beautiful to look at.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    inFAMOUS: Second Son is a title you need to own. It exemplifies what is to come from next-gen while keeping the game rooted in pure simple fun. I have played several games throughout my career, some have been glorious train wrecks, and then there are a few which scratch the surface of extraordinary. Second Son doesn’t scratch the surface, it blows a damn hole through it, and you will enjoy every time a new hole is made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It’s a phenomenal entry in the BioShock saga.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I loved The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4:. It wasn’t as active as other episodes, but I feel like I finally have a grasp on what is going on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A flexible and fun experience which can be overwhelming at times but always manages to entertain.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For those who dare to tug on the tiger’s tail, prepare for an experience that will satiate your lust for money, power and women while simultaneously entertaining you almost every step of the way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For those who dare to tug on the tiger’s tail, prepare for an experience that will satiate your lust for money, power and women while simultaneously entertaining you almost every step of the way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Due to great track design, 60 FPS, high res support and ability to go online the added benefits of RR6 cannot be ignored.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you're a stickler for 100% completion those Platinum awards will keep you coming back for months, while less enthusiastic racing fans who don't want to race online will only get 50% of what PGR3 is offering.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Civ IV is definitely one of the best strategy games of all times. Following three other classics in the series it has a great pedigree and manages to uphold the tradition of great gaming set forth by its predecessors.