Cheat Code Central's Scores

  • Games
For 6,040 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 Viewtiful Joe
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
6,040 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The handheld FPS formula has finally been cracked, and not a moment too soon.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Even though DiRT has a few faults, there is no denying that the game is the most fun you will have with a racer because, despite those faults, DiRT delivers on a level that is something to marvel from rally racers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue certainly proved to be worth the hype. I was excited for this game, and when I finally started playing the full version, I was in awe of how amazing this game really felt.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of content in The Lost and Damned is truly impressive considering its modest twenty dollar asking price. With its lengthy single-player experience that provides a good amount of new content, while also shedding light on some of the events of GTA IV, as well as its enjoyable new multiplayer options, it would be impossible to not recommend this title to fans of the series. Hell, the inclusion of checkpoints in every mission throughout the expansion, avoiding the frustration experienced in GTA IV from having to drive back to every mission after failing, is worth it alone.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The combat is fun, the characters are great, and there is a ton of gaming value shoehorned into this disk. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a worthy sequel to the original.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It’s a phenomenal entry in the BioShock saga.
    • 90 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Although it has been ported to the DS, Dragon Quest V is one of the biggest RPGs of all time, and it is certainly an adventure worth taking, even if it has taken more than a decade to be released!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Easy online access, fulfilling single-player experience. Fun action with RPG elements makes the hunt for gear in an interesting world a real treat. If you own a DS and you care about quality entertainment, then you need this game.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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