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 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 10 HBO Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 319
319 game reviews
    • 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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    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the revamped graphics to the refined gameplay, this is arcade fighting at its best.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most impressive interactive gridiron PlayStation sensations to date.
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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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    • 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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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great combat system and engaging story truly make the game a gem, not only on the Dreamcast but in the RPG genre as a whole.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lifelike tennis action with whimsical Mario Bros.-style flair that's insanely addictive and provides more fun than you could possibly imagine.
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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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    • 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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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most faithful representation of GT and Prototype sports car racing on the market.
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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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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A visually gorgeous game that combines awesome graphics, fresh gameplay, irresistible music, and incredible design in a polished package that is a true original.
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring improved graphics and tighter control, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is all but assured legendary status.
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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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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunning, optimized graphics; immersive, rich sound; refined, complex, and deep gameplay; and a mature, gripping plot make it a game that you won't want to miss.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is what's key. Banjo-Tooie offers one of the best platforming experiences on the Nintendo 64.
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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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    • 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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Alert 2 proves to be one of the finest offerings in the C&C series.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it would've been nice to re-create some of the truly significant aerial engagements of the war, such as the Battle of Midway and the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, Combat Flight Simulator 2 is nevertheless an excellent game.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A breath of fresh air on the PlayStation that has the total package of graphics, gameplay, and an arsenal of incredible weapons.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an excellent story line, interesting characters, dazzling visuals, and distinct soundtrack, Breath of Fire IV is well worth the time of any RPG fan who's looking for a mature gaming experience.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Along with the sharp graphics, RE3 features outstanding sound and music.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With various enthralling single-player modes and a smooth online play option, if this isn't one of the best racing games we've played this year, it sure is one of the most fun.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with its twitchy control and funky camera angles, it's a top-notch action/adventure worthy of the moniker. Excelsior!
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very playable and engaging, if unattractive, port of the PC game that offers no surprises.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining slick graphics, fast-as-hell gameplay, and an incredibly deep set of features and options, TimeSplitters has what it takes to make the PS2 a premier platform for shoot-'em-up multiplayer action.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring an all-new game engine to complement its fully licensed collection of Winston Cup drivers and tracks, NASCAR 2001 is a very slick and entertaining new addition to the series.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    D2
    A great story-driven game that takes elements of several genres to create a worthwhile experience.
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