Cinescape's Scores

  • Games
For 338 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 World Series Baseball 2K3
Lowest review score: 0 Motocross Mania
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 338
338 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fans of the series and of great action-RPGs in general should quickly don The Minish Cap. While it's not the longest or most challenging Zelda ever, it's more than worth a purchase.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game is long enough for RPG buffs to get into, and the game provides enough action for those that aren’t really interested in RPGS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Incredibly fast, but the Xbox shows no signs of slowdown during gameplay. And really, it's saying a lot, but Jet Set Radio Future is probably the best looking Xbox game on the market right now.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The gameplay is very nice, but we’re lacking seriously in the visuals department. While the levels are huge, there is this thick fog around most of them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Unlike "Steel Batalion" which could take months to learn how to play, you can learn how to play MechAssault in just a matter of minutes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you can stomach the language, or have a terrific mute button, Deathrow really is a fun game that can be played alone or with a few friends.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the best Xbox games out there, unfortunately, by the end it has been repetitive and linear a bit too long.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you want an absorbing game that has everything you could want, I would recommend buying Shenmue II. But you really have to be able to devote tons of time to the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you’re obsessed with the series, though, and love the super hard modes, you might want to pick the game up. This is also the definitive version for folks who might not have played the game before either.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the gameplay is pretty tight, it’s the addition of charisma and squad mates that sets the game apart.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best fighting game currently out for the Xbox.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A lot better than last year’s incarnation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A rally fan’s dream come true. While the game suffers a little from graphical glitches, the game handles like a dream and most racing fans will find V-RALLY 3 to be a game that they can play for hours.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the best party games released on the Xbox yet. If you’ve been looking for a fun fighting game to play with some friends, or even alone, this is one to get.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While there may not be many differences between this game and its predecessor, this still is the best motorcycle game on the Xbox.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The beat 'em up is a genre that has quietly faded to the side and hasn't had many revolutions on the consoles in recent years. X-Men: Legends takes that style of gameplay, adds a ton of depth to it, four-player support and quite frankly is one of the best X-Men games I've ever played.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game provides an interesting take on platform games and has a nice combination of platform-jumping and puzzle solving gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The defensive improvements and online leagues are a huge step in the right direction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The sandbox nature and tight, polished gameplay make this one of the first games in 2005 you should play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    My jaw dropped when I saw the Raiders white road jerseys, the shadows and player models and even the animation. This game looks absolutely stunning and is the best looking football game have ever seen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For fans of the series, this may be the best game yet. It combines a Classic and Underground mode into the same game, adds new gameplay elements, and really captures the feel of a bunch of skaters goofing around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The mansion is beautiful. From the vacuum cleaner sucking up dust and objects such as tablecloths, to the mirrors and lighting effects, Luigi's Mansion is very impressive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The level designs are, quite frankly, ingenious. Featuring curves, ramps, narrow paths, moving platforms, and obstacles of all kinds, the levels are as awe-inspiring as they are frustrating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If I thought the first SONIC was good, I was completely blown away by the second game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fans of Ocarina will love diving back into one of the best games ever, only with new dungeons. It's hard to say which is better, but if you love a challenge, Master Quest will satisfy your craving.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While this might not be the most in-depth game out there, WWE WrestleMania XIX is one of the best wrestling games on the market right now.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The beat "em up is a genre that has quietly faded to the side and hasn't had many revolutions on the consoles in recent years. X-Men: Legends takes that style of gameplay, adds a ton of depth to it, four-player support and quite frankly is one of the best X-Men games I've ever played.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is best with four friends though: my girlfriend, two other friends and I discovered this after we lost 10 hours of our lives in one sitting. If that doesn't say something about this game, nothing else will.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the gameplay is pretty tight, it’s the addition of charisma and squad mates that sets the game apart.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are one area where Madden definitely doesn’t measure up to ESPN. ESPN is much prettier and the sound is better as well.