Cheat Code Central's Scores

  • Games
For 6,148 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 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
6148 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.
    • 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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    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The functionality of Halo 2 online is unequaled and there is something here for everyone. Before you even step into a Live arena, the amount of configuration options, both cosmetic and mechanic are almost overwhelming.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a solid football game that pulls you right in the action, ESPN Football will do exactly that. If you're looking for a football game that offers plenty of options and online features, you will find that as well. ESPN Football is one of the best sports games to come around in a long time!
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Nothing short of awe-inspiring. It's filled with an incredible 52 missions, and dozens of side missions which culminate in 40+ hours or more of game time, which is almost unheard of in this genre.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    That isn't to say SCII isn't a fine upstanding product; it is in spades. It just happens to be more than a little predictable and without sounding unappreciative, it's more or less like the excellent Dreamcast verison released back in 1999.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With some of the best graphics and artwork in the field, Blood of the Sacred is a visual feast. With memorable characters and an addicting storyline, it's a world that you won't want to leave and one that you will return and visit for many of your days.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best Hockey game I have played so far. I love hockey and ESPN gave me the feel of what has been missing in past hockey games. The feeling of total control and not having the computer interfere with the game.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell is as close to gaming perfection as you are going to get, you just have to be prepared for what's coming next.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Treyarch has managed to pull off the best movie to game adaptation yet as I've now played the game and seen the movie...If you've ever dreamed about fighting crime as the webhead, this game is your own personal genetically enhanced spider bite.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The new added tag line of Playground of Destruction fits perfectly. It's just a huge area to destroy; yet it offers the gamer so much more. With a great story, decent characters and several mini-missions this one has it all.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    By adopting a laissez faire attitude to player discretion, Ubisoft has crafted a brilliant follow-up.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    By adopting a laissez faire attitude to player discretion, Ubisoft has crafted a brilliant follow-up.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The fighting system in BlazBlue is the deepest I have seen this generation, and the level of exploration that is possible within the combat is something that is rare indeed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Definitely the apex of the Assassin's Creed series thus far. The story does a great job of furthering both the historical plot as well as the overarching sci-fi elements of the story (Desmond has a much larger role here), and the game's new structure is refreshing for those who may have found the back-and-forth structure of last year's title to be a bit tedious.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The amazing amount of features and characters included in the game plus the online gameplay make Brawl one of Nintendo's best titles to date. Even those Nintendo fans who are not interested in fighting titles will find this one appealing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I am truly blown away by how gorgeous this game looks. From every angle and every vantage point, the sprawling, desolate city has been created in vivid detail and the lighting effects help to create a sense of realism to your plight that can even make you feel a little like this event could actually happen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Replay value is off the map. Steep learning curve, though.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Civilization V keeps everything that makes the series great, makes the game more accessible to non-fans, and overhauls many of the finer gameplay details. Every PC gamer owes it to himself to give this game a shot.