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 Super Monkey Ball
Lowest review score: 0 Motocross Mania
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 338
338 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the moment the first cutscene runs, you are totally sucked in. Your heart rate jumps as you walk through the hallways, and no feeling is worse than being out of ammo and wounded… everything about this game sucks you into the role of the characters.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You might be surprised that this game isn't an Xbox game when you first see it on the TV. It looks great and while it does have some telltale signs of being a PS2 game, it's still absolutely gorgeous.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best, most challenging games ever made. Ninja Gaiden is as close to perfect as a game can get. The game sports cutting edge graphics, great sound and the best fighting engine that has ever been created.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There is some slowdown from time to time, which typical of the platformers of this age. For the most part, though, it's a perfect translation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The defensive improvements and online leagues are a huge step in the right direction.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another giant step for this relatively young series.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ICO
    One of the biggest things ICO has going for it is the incredible environmental graphics. The power of the Playstation 2 creates a world that you can almost feel and smell. [Grade = A+]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From a graphical perspective, Insomniac continues to amaze me with their vibrant worlds that just explode with color.
    • 90 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This world is giant: get really high up in the air and you can see most of the videogame. That’s an incredible feat, something I don’t think I would have imagined feasible on the Playstation 2.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fabulous game. The way it submerges you in George Lucas' universe and takes you on a wild ride is unmatched.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The most disappointing part though was completely raping each boss in the game with a flurry of missiles. There is little challenge. This shortens the game into four or five hours, making it quick and dirty for game players.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What makes Pikmin so fun is that you are seeing the world from new eyes, and exploring large beautiful environments.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The updated version features a brand new dash feature allowing the player to navigate dungeons and towns much more quickly. This is a very welcome addition as in the original game making your way through these areas quickly became tedious.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the most realistic basketball game ever to hit the market. It’s got everything a fan could want: franchise mode, online mode, create a player, and the best gameplay around.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From a graphical standpoint, the game is mind-blowing. The characters and vehicles all look good, but what's really impressive is the backgrounds around each race and how fast they go screaming by.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Home Field Advantage is huge in this game, and momentum for INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS is just as large. In one game, my QB had a half where he completed two passes, and then a second half where he tossed six touchdowns. It’s amazing the difference in your players based on confidence level and that all feeds off of home field advantage.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Logitech has done a lot to help out with this with its new force feedback steering wheel. With a full 900 degrees of rotation, the wheel will fight you around turns, and gives gamers the best possible control interface for this masterpiece of a racing simulator. I can’t imagine playing GT4 without it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best games to hit the market this year, portable or otherwise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the voice acting isn't a total waste, it seems like the writers decided to have the characters babble on about nothing at times.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The only downfall is that you might find it a little short, but it still is one of the most unique titles I've played in a while and comes recommended.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With the incredible soundtrack and the emotions that the game invokes, Frontline is one of the best games of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More than just an expansion - technically, I think the game could be considered a sequel with all the depth that is in the game. If you have Reign of Chaos, this is a must buy for you and RTS fans everywhere.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The biggest downside to the game is that it is very deep and does require a lot of patience. For instance, after you complete your turn, you have to sit through the computer’s entire turn. After a while this can get tedious, especially in a long battle.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is a decidedly cool sense of style to Ratchet & Clank. The game feels much like the classic sci-fi movies, very rounded and artistic, almost retro at times.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the controls leave much to be desired, this is one of the few must-owns for any Playstation 2 owner.
    • 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.