Cheat Code Central's Scores

  • Games
For 6,122 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 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Lowest review score: 0 High Rollers Casino
Score distribution:
6122 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Linear romps of destruction are enjoyable in mid-length spurts. Multiplayer offers a few different modes to play competitively or cooperatively.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Perhaps it was my lack of real interest or the length of time since I played the first game, but the challenge level was a little intimidating.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you are wondering whether or not you should buy Shank 2, first ask yourself whether or not you liked the original Shank. If the answer is yes, then Shank 2 is an automatic buy. Its cooler, smoother, has a seriously dark sense of style, and the Survival Mode will probably keep you occupied for longer than you would think. If the answer is no, then let me say that Shank 2 is an improvement over the original in every way. The controls are tighter, the gameplay is more fun, and the game feels far less cheap.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you are able to look past this saccharine anime flavor, Aquapazza is certainly a well-balanced and interesting fighting game that has been a staple of Japanese arcades for some time now. It will likely have quite the lifetime in American fighting game communities as well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a great ten-hour campaign, but there's little replay value.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a great ten-hour campaign, but there's little replay value.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Unless you happen to be an enemy of all things cool and funny, the first installment of Strong Bad is where it's at. This new monthly series shows tons of promise, and the next episode, Strong Badia the Free, looks even more delightfully ludicrous.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you don't get sick of the five maps, you will play this one for quite some time as you climb through all 1,000 levels of advancement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite small hiccups in both the visuals and the soundtrack, Persona 2: Innocent Sin is a solid port of the Persona game Americans never got to play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If nothing else, Remember Me serves as a warning to the social-media-addicted masses. If you continue down your current path, one day you will turn into a memory addicted monstrosity–or an ass-kicking memory hunter–well, it’s a 50/50 shot I guess. Good luck with that.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    OutRun may be a series that has been around for two decades, but OutRun Online Arcade feels like a modern racing game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The gameplay is simple but filled with a variety of elements guaranteed to lengthen those short attention spans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The story in Yakuza 2 is definitely something that will stay with you, and must be experienced for fans of gangster culture, Japanese history, or anyone who appreciates a well-told and deep narrative.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If there was one word I had to use to describe Just Cause 2, it would be 'ridiculous'. The game never takes itself seriously, which, for the most part, is a good thing. However, sometimes this lackadaisical approach extends into areas where it shouldn't, resulting in an often unpolished, even amateurish experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Ultimately Echochrome is a concept wrapped up in a game - its minimalist design philosophy paired with new mechanics will win it praise from the games-are-art crowd.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Paradox has made huge leaps in the series with its latest edition. With its simple controls and easy to understand directives, Europa Universalis III is both for newcomers and old veterans of the series alike.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy succeeds primarily because it sticks to the original Ace Combat format without trying to dress the series up as something it's not.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game is full of fun elements, sports an in-depth multiplayer component, and is loaded with fan-service. While I think this is a solid title for anyone interested action gaming and solid storytelling, it is certainly not a must-buy. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The sounds of the game are something to be proud of, indeed. Not only are the tunes cool and action-packed but the sound effects are also really nice and suitable for this arcade gem. The voice over is funny and reminds you of the good old times at the arcade.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This is simply a blast to play, and there's a lot of replay value. The only problem is that the campaign is short, maybe five to seven hours.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    BA is best played online, but the single player mode can be fun for awhile; it may not capture everyones attention span for the entire 20 missions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The classic feel of the game does make grinding a little boring, and the story feels contrived at times, but this is a great title for those who crave a more classic approach to their RPG gaming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A game this derivative can never be great, but it's really, really good.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The relationship between the two main characters is remarkably real - so much so that the ending of the game comes off as bittersweet. Thankfully, the moment it ends you can return to the game, and the adventures of the boy and the blob can continue for as long as you'd like them to.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's better than its predecessor in pretty much all areas except flexibility. But this is okay. The lack of flexibility actually gives the game more of an identity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary is the perfect way to revisit Lara Croft. Instead of a remake, we've been given a remade version of her original adventure, bringing with it all the improvements that have been made to her character over the years, yet retaining the qualities that made us fall in love with her games in the first place.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Overall, King of Fighters XIII is a very fun game to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Overall, King of Fighters XIII is a very fun game to play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Although the new format may turn off those who appreciated the old school feel of the original Blue Dragon, there is still a lot to like here, even if the story feels a little tacked-on.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Although Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress is a really fun title to play, those who played the first Ultimate Ninja Heroes might feel the gameplay is starting to get a little stale, as this title doesn't really expand upon the gameplay in the same way as its console cousins have, and veteran players will probably be a little let down by how similar this title feels to its predecessor.