Cheat Code Central's Scores

  • Games
For 6,077 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 Jade Empire
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
6,077 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    NFL Street 3’s biggest competition is last year’s "NFL Street 2." Now what does that tell you?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    In Wanted: Weapons of Fate, Grin has created a definite step forward for the "cover shooter" genre. It features a fast-paced campaign that we had a blast playing. Again, we suspect a rental will give most players all the value they'll get from this game, but all fans of third-person shooters should at least give it a shot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A little better than your average port. The Wii controls work pretty well and the game has always been a solid gaming experience. With the inclusion of the Wii-only Khameleon and the tons of replayability the game offers, fans of the series have a lot to be thankful for, but only if they haven't already played the PS2 or Xbox versions to death.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's addicting, it's difficult, and it updates the best parts of the original while staying true to its classic gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you have played through Raving Rabbids on another console, there is really nothing new to offer with the 360 version, other than the ability to use the motion sensing Xbox Live Camera. However, the camera lacks the true total involvement that you experience with the Wii.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    All things considered, Dead Space 3 just isn’t made for those of us craving another horror experience. It’s far less scary and far more shooter-y than the previous games in the series. But for fans of set piece-based action games, Dead Space 3 has a pretty healthy buffet of amazing content. Just don’t spend any money on the microtransactions; EA needs to know that we’re not going to tolerate that sort of crap.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Although collecting monsters with the camera can be confusing and tedious, the battle system is rather good. Being able to fight and trade monsters with a friend wirelessly is also a welcome addition.
    • 72 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
    Although the game feels like GTA Lite in many respects, it still is a GTA game, with GTA humor and gameplay infused into it and it's hard to beat the $20 price tag. Just don't pick up Vice City Stories expecting anything new.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of Dynasty Warriors, especially the Empires series, then by all means pick up the game. However, as I mentioned earlier, there are lots of Dynasty Warriors to choose from, and if you are looking for a more traditional experience, you might want to stray away from the Empires series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The episode's final chaotic moments are certainly clever and comical, but the drab, anticlimactic conclusion deflates the fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I think we have to just admit to ourselves that Spore and Darkspore are really not the grandiose sim-everything games Maxis wanted. They are just fun little wastes of time, and there's nothing wrong with that.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Sure, it owes some major debts to Geometry Wars. But there's a ton of innovation here, and arcade-shooter fans would be well-advised to give it a download. The developers and Community should be proud.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you're seeking some short and sweet turn-based gameplay with a fun, original presentation, then look no further. With some gameplay expansion, a slightly more involved story, and additional content, Band of Bugs could prove to be a substantial contender down the road.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Although Suikoden Tierkreis may not have been the most deep or immersive RPG to hit the DS in recent months, I have to say that I was impressed with the effort.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Beaterator is not perfect, it's got a ways to go but the potential that it displays is incredible. It won't be long until you can have a professional recording studio and tone generator in the palm of your hand. For the time being, Beaterator is the closest you're going to get, and it's pretty damn close.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It features plenty of enemies, some pretty awesome locations, and a killer premise. Though the story falls flat about halfway through, and the game needs at least five more chapters to feel complete, you will have lots of fun in the short amount of time that you do have with the single player.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game has an excellent storyline, spanning a lengthy quest set in the Mana realm, and up to 40 bonus maps can be unlocked.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It features plenty of enemies, some pretty awesome locations, and a killer premise. Though the story falls flat about halfway through, and the game needs at least five more chapters to feel complete, you will have lots of fun in the short amount of time that you do have with the single player.
    • 66 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It features plenty of enemies, some pretty awesome locations, and a killer premise. Though the story falls flat about halfway through, and the game needs at least five more chapters to feel complete, you will have lots of fun in the short amount of time that you do have with the single player.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    You have to have kind of an addictive personality to really get into it. A lot of the game is propelled forward by its grindy levels and progression system, and if this isn’t your thing, then you’ll likely get incredibly frustrated and just turn the game off to play more Killer Instinct.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Its story, while not being complicated or particularly mysterious, remains fun and interesting enough to see you through to the end, which is saying something because it isn't what many would consider to be a short game. What Capcom has produced isn't the pinnacle of console-to-PC quality, but it isn't anything to be laughed at either.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Like all Harvest Moon games, there is considerable depth to the farming/livestock element, and the relationship sim aspects can add some replay value for committed individuals.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A satisfying shooter blood feast, if that’s what you’re looking for.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The ten-dollar price tag also feels a bit steep for a game that doesn't have much else going for it, other than a customary multiplayer component. Five dollars would have fit like a glove. If you're a fan of brawlers and you decide to pick it up, your best bet would be to wait for a price drop.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Every remark, battle cry and slash looks, sounds, and feels authentic to these characters, especially Wolverine and Sabertooth. This game will definitely put you in the spandex of your favorite spandex slasher, which by the way is not the manliest of looks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The streamlined gameplay lets vets focus on battle strategies and clearing maps with the best possible ratings, while less experienced players can wade through the game without being terribly bogged down by having to micromanage lots of minutia. Elven Legacy is by no means an amazing game, but it's a strong follow-up to Fantasy Wars and not a bad way to spend a rainy afternoon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    MAG
    The bottom-line is that MAG is a game that requires a pretty serious time-commitment in order to enjoy. You won't get involved with the Shadow War until you've been playing for a while, and most of the individual leveling seems to be designed with hardcore players in mind, possibly taking hundreds of hours to fully level-up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It almost seems as if those virtual barriers we often find in video games have disappeared in this game, as if magic had taken over and made this game endless.