CNET Gamecenter's Scores

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For 319 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 6.5 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: 51 out of 319
319 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
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    The best skateboarding game ever and one of the greatest PlayStation games of all time.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best adventure game we've played in recent years, and an instant classic.
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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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    • 93 Metascore
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    Is the game a worthy purchase for GT veterans and racing newcomers alike? The answer is a 400-horsepower yes.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thoroughly entertaining and addictive tennis title that also doubles as a poster child for high-res Dreamcast graphics.
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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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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the best PC-to-console port ever seen.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A supremely well-crafted port of the popular coin-op racer that sets a lofty new standard for fidelity and realism in console driving games.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the best modern tank simulator on the market.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A graphical and technological marvel that offers slick graphics, smooth online play, and groundbreaking communication features. You owe it to yourself to experience it.
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly the best and biggest RPG you'll ever play.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is, without a doubt, the best basketball game on any console.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The brilliant thing is that with everything happening on screen with four players, the action still remains fluid at 60 frames per second.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be a "Gran Turismo" clone, but it's still as stunning and immersive a driving experience as you're ever going to find on the Dreamcast
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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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    • 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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best in the series and one of the best first-person shooters on the system.
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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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    • 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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best, most accessible 3D real-time strategy game to date.
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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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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best action game on the Nintendo 64 and a great follow-up to "GoldenEye."
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best racing game on the Nintendo 64. Period.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly new gameplaying experience that is worth checking out.
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While NFL 2K1's gameplay and presentation are stellar, it's the advent of network play that will really set the game apart from anything else on the market.
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