CNET Gamecenter's Scores

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For 324 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Gran Turismo 2
Lowest review score: 10 HBO Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 324
324 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
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    The best adventure game we've played in recent years, and an instant classic.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Is the game a worthy purchase for GT veterans and racing newcomers alike? The answer is a 400-horsepower yes.
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best skateboarding game ever and one of the greatest PlayStation games of all time.
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It blows away every 3D fighting game I've ever played (even "Virtua Fighter 3," and by a much bigger margin than I expected!), so go buy it when you get your Dreamcast, or feel like a total fool when it's sold out the next day.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Sports delivers its most solid hockey game yet -- NHL 2001 could be the best sports game released this year.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you get right down to it, this is the best-looking, best-playing, and most full-featured golf game on the market, bar none.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is a nice mix of intricate strategy and fast-paced action; online play is an option; and commentators John Motson and Mark Lawrenson are back, accents and all.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can tell from the beginning that this game is a visual feast: the graphics are gorgeous, and combat is a blast to watch.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the AI has a few problems, and there is an occasional rough spot, the finished product is one of the most complete and compelling games we've played, and easily the best MechWarrior game in the series.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Any game that lets you lop off the head of your enemy and then use it as a weapon has our vote.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best fighters available for the PlayStation 2, thanks to rock-solid gameplay that overshadows minor graphical issues.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its open-ended campaign and mind-searing graphics to its wide variety of multiplayer options, Sacrifice is one of those few games that manage to do just about everything right.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best skateboarding experience going on the PC -- and given the improved graphics, it is arguably the best version of the game out there.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers an astounding 50 hours or so of gameplay, and when it was over we wanted more.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the best action-adventure game you're going to play this year.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    If you are searching for a truly exceptional first-generation PlayStation 2 title that offers fast action, excellent gameplay, and splendid visual pageantry, you had better buy yourself a copy of SSX the minute you pick up your PS2.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shorter scenarios, smarter AI, and extensive military features make the game much more fun and intriguing, and the mythology aspects add a whole new dynamic.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the revamped graphics to the refined gameplay, this is arcade fighting at its best.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only contains top-notch gameplay, but it's also the most realistic-looking sports game to ever hit a console
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best, most accessible 3D real-time strategy game to date.
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly the best and biggest RPG you'll ever play.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And this absurdness is what makes The Sims tragic, funny, mundane, and one of the most entertaining games I've seen in a long, long time.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the best modern tank simulator on the market.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the incredible story line to the combat system to the great visuals to the overall feel of the game, players will get the sense of how much of an impact a game like this can have.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Continues the series' long-standing tradition of quality in one of the most compelling RPGs ever. This is the last Final Fantasy game that will appear on the PlayStation, and SquareSoft has definitely saved its best for last.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By combining excellent graphics, strong gameplay, superlative control, and outstanding features, it's a fitting end to an excellent era in console hockey.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most impressive interactive gridiron PlayStation sensations to date.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arcade racing aficionados might be daunted by the learning curve, but sim fans will find enough depth here to keep playing for a long, long time.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The folks at Insomniac have built an incredibly detailed, fun, and immersive action/adventure that is definitely worth picking up, whether or not you're familiar with this franchise.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It can get a little too technical and difficult at times, but the various systems in the game, such as Break Arts, chaining attacks, and the weapon creation system, are simply revolutionary for an RPG.
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