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 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 10 HBO Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 324
324 game reviews
    • 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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    • 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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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep gameplay and cross-platform online racing make 4x4 Evolution the best 4x4 game going.
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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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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Chessmaster 8000, Mattel Interactive doesn't necessarily reinvent its classic series, but it further refines what is already the most comprehensive chess title on the market.
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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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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with its flaws, "GP3" is the pinnacle of contemporary Formula 1 simulations.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game. Real-time fans may like it, and turn-based gamers will like it. And no one will deny that it is unique. If you're a big fan of the series, this fourth installment is a must-buy.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most evilly entertaining time-wasters since the original "Quake."
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    May feel more like a classic Bond Marathon on TBS, rather than the instant-gratification spy movies we have seen in recent years.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best console strategy games ever made.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellent game with new features that breathe life into the genre.
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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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The premise is twisted, and the game looks hauntingly beautiful; if only it weren't lacking in a few key gameplay areas, it would easily be one of the most fun, interesting, and memorable games of the last few years.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EverQuest reaches a certain peak and maturity with The Scars of Velious, further solidifying the franchise as the premiere massively multiplayer online RPG.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yeah, Giants has its flaws, but it's one of the most competent -- and clever -- action games we've laid our hands on,
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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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics in Ridge Racer V are definitely the game's strong point--most notably, the frame rate. The game runs at a blinding 60 frames per second, which is near TV quality.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hard-core fans will love how the new features affect long-term gameplay, and casual players will find some of the more outrageous scenarios quite amusing.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone with the slightest interest in historical-strategy gaming will love this title.
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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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    • 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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new game offers impressive graphics mixed with familiar gameplay for a conservative sequel that does the series proud.
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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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a patch it would be near-perfect; it successfully addresses several key concerns, adds one seriously compelling new element, and generally turns a very good racing experience into an exceptional one. Certainly, this is the game EA should have released in the first place.
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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
    A weird combination of action, puzzle solving, and strategy that is freakishly fun.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like all Psygnosis games, Rollcage Stage II is full of eye candy, with flashy graphics and colorful decor up the wazoo.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing change of pace from the usually horrid Army Men franchise thanks to its top-notch action, improved mission structure, cleaner visuals, and added multiplayer elements.
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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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