CNET Gamecenter's Scores

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For 320 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 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Escape from Monkey Island
Lowest review score: 10 Blair Witch Volume II: The Legend of Coffin Rock
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 320
320 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dreamcast's affordable version of "Bust-A-Move 4" pushes the already great puzzle game to new heights.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that the control interface will do a number on your fingers and forearms, this game gets a gold medal for capturing the Olympic action with its combination of frenetic gameplay and excellent graphics.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A typical EX game: solid, a bit boring, and uninspired. It lacks the key elements--great graphics, tight gameplay, and personality in its game design--that give the 2D Street Fighter games their appeal.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With controls that improve on the PSX version, tight graphics, more than ten levels, and plenty of lightsaber action, Jedi Power Battles has achieved Jedi Master status.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun game, if you can get over the poor multiplayer support and buy yourself a USB-compatible keyboard and mouse.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's some fun to be had with the game, and if you're looking for updated rosters and stats this is a must-buy, but don't expect anything revolutionary.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine example of arcade-flavored supercross action done right.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It still feels like a "Civilization II" knockoff at times, rather than its own game. As such, it should pacify fans until "Civ III" comes out.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Bowl selection in GameBreaker is nowhere near as authentic as it is in EA Sports' title (which means no Orange, Fiesta, or Sugar Bowls), you won't find the official BCS ranking poll, and you won't find a situation creator.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great addition to Impressions' city-building series,"Cleopatra" is a must-have for Pharaoh freaks.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are about 15 hours of actual gameplay, and about 5 more hours if you want to pick up all the extra goodies along the way. Still, before you know it, you've finished the game.
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is unquestionably some fun to be had in Spawn, but control and camera issues keep the game from realizing its full potential.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The undersea environment it uses is appealing and fun to explore, especially since the open maps of the game facilitate fairly nonlinear exploration.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from the fact that Invasion feels less like a Star Trek title than it does a "Colony Wars" update, it delivers the goods for a shooter: fast, furious, and addictive action.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Oni
    Definitely more interesting than most third-person action games, though it's hindered by a variety of interface problems.
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where this game excels, though, is the fast, fluid gameplay and the tight controls, which thankfully weren't changed, and which are enhanced by the analog controller.
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though the lack of gun support takes away some of the appeal, Konami has done a commendable job of bringing the coin-op experience home.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautiful game that comes close to "classic" status, but doesn't quite deliver.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The players look and sound cartoony, with gigantic quadriceps and incredibly deep voices.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid retro title -- it's over quickly, and the graphics are rough, but the gameplay triumphs.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those unfamiliar with the title, this is a chance to check out one of the better console games ever made, warts and all.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining racer, but it could have been much better had Infogrames beefed up the difficulty a notch (or at least given the player the choice to do so).
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the experience isn't very exciting -- although the table variations may may spice up the game, they only add novelty value.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There isn't much to complain about with Maze Madness, except that the game is short and easy.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Multiplayer novelties aside, 4x4 offers a solid racing experience, even if the game is hampered a bit by some poorly designed night races and cruddy collision detection.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good example of how to do a modern-day remake--the new additions to the gameplay nicely complement the old, and the tried-and-true original formula comes through intact.
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A textbook-example survival-horror adventure that goes straight for the jugular.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tense missions coupled with bug-bashing fun make this one of the better strategy games we've seen this year, though it won't appeal much to gamers who aren't fans of the book or movie.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting take on the classic game and a must-have for fans of the original.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While NBA Live 2001 is very much like the 2000 version, it offers some new extras like the NBA Challenge and new in-the paint moves that will appeal to die-hard ballers.
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