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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boasting some of the most impressive physics and visuals ever to find their way into a current-generation console racer, VP is another of those damnable "must-have" titles for anyone who appreciates a finely tuned driving experience mated to state-of-the-art graphics.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Casual gamers, however, should skip this title (unless they're WWII plane enthusiasts), because the learning curve is steep.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Sports delivers its strongest installment yet in the PC's best motorcycle racing series.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though crappy brakes take away some of the game's drivability, the superb graphics and special effects still offer a winning combination for DC off-road enthusiasts.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Oftentimes brilliant, sometimes frustrating, and always riveting, "Deus Ex" could be game-of-the-year material if not for its many glaring flaws.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vivid and compelling portrayal of feudal warfare in the age of the samurai.
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent home translation of an arcade hit, but could use a bit more tweaking to truly shine.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is a kick, finally letting players fully exploit the upper end of the AD&D goodie bag, including cool spells and magic items.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellent game with new features that breathe life into the genre.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A squad-level shooter that's easier to get into than "Rainbow Six" and tons more fun.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Classic blast-everything-in-sight gameplay that's wildly entertaining and highly addictive.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best NBA hoops game on the system.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game, but not the revolution in gaming that we were expecting.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "MDK2" is a fine sequel to one of the silliest action fests ever.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are instances where players phase through each other as they return to their respective huddles after a play. While they certainly don't ruin the game, these little inconsistencies must be noted.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid combat flight sim that rivals many PC games for challenge and realism.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The questions are clever and the banter from the game's host continues to be deliciously sarcastic. Those features, combined with an excellent Online Play mode, will surely make this a must-grab for any YDKJ fan.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it offers the same style of gameplay, its alternate story line, engaging action, and excellent musical score will have you sneaking behind enemy lines until the wee hours of the morning.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At this price and with these features, "Microsoft Golf 2001 Edition" cannot be ignored.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if you're not a Trekker, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -- The Fallen still offers some pretty solid action/adventure with top-notch production values
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a lot harder to get the full fruity experience that is Samba de Amigo without the maracas. Unfortunately, the maraca controllers -- which are sold separately -- will set gamers back 80 bucks a pair.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best console strategy games ever made.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There could be a bit more variety to the sound clips, but it doesn't matter much--after the fourth or fifth time you hear "Pi-ka-chu!" you'll be pushed to the brink of madness anyway.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Introduces many new and interesting elements into the sometimes stale RTS genre; although it has a moderate learning curve, fans of the genre will want to pick this one up.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep gameplay and cross-platform online racing make 4x4 Evolution the best 4x4 game going.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining tried-and-true platformer elements that make platform games great with an awesome graphics engine and humorous, endearing characters, The Emperor's New Groove guarantees fun for all ages.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its combination of colorful, accurate cartoon-themed graphics and tight gameplay will have you hootin' and hollerin' all winter long.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Packed with a plethora of wrestlers, features, and gameplay options, WWF: No Mercy is all the wrestling game you'll ever need and then some.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique gameplay experience. If you can leave the guns, bombs, monsters, and aliens behind, you'll find plenty of variety and replayability here to keep you hooked for some time.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ends up being a quirky gem in the Dreamcast catalog thanks to rock-solid gameplay, great graphics, and a loopy sense of humor. Best of all, players are guaranteed to see improvement in their typing if they log some time into the game.
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