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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An incredibly deep and versatile tactical battle simulator, which is fun at first, but not complete enough to provide a compelling long-term play experience.
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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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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the main game is fun at first, in the Crazy Taxi vein, the novelty wears thin because of the bland graphics and repetitive nature of the gameplay.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is perhaps a bit too complex, and the graphics--while functional--do little to pull you into the universe. Nevertheless, this game's a keeper.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The colors are bright and attractive, and everything looks like it's supposed to, in a sunny, cartoonish way.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty and promising, "F1 World Grand Prix" stands as a good middle ground between arcade and simulation open-wheeled racing.
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though the developer left out a training module and the CD duplicator unintentionally omitted the game's audio tracks, "Comanche Versus Hokum" is nevertheless a worthy addition to any flight enthusiast's library of chopper simulations.
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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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    • 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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Character detail comes at the cost of the environments, which are bland and plain. However, the onscreen action gets so hectic that players won't have much time to hang out and take in the sights.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a simulation, the game, while not very forgiving, definitely provides a lot in the way of intricate fun.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its combination of over-the-top action, an excellent array of outrageous boxers, and multiple game modes makes it a title everyone can enjoy.
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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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    • 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
    The pure racing and car-combat experience is good when you get down to it, but the odd menu setup makes getting there tougher than it should be.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most gamers will enjoy the game's straightforward approach, and there is plenty for hard-core fans to sink their teeth into.
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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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A wickedly fun game despite some of its visual shortcomings, offering the right mix of killer BMX gameplay with X-Games attitude.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid but not super fighter featuring impressive graphics that's perfect for X-Men fans.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a die-hard boxing fan, you'll appreciate the extended Career mode and boxer-specific fighting styles. Unfortunately, you won't appreciate the less-than-optimal frame rate.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Jarrett & Labonte is a solid title, it's not going to convert non-racing-game fanatics to the fold as "Gran Turismo" has done.
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though the gameplay is somewhat old hat, there is enough variety and challenge in this game to make it a worthwhile purchase. The adventures are well balanced, and the visuals are outstanding.
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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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Build-a-Mountain mode is a fabulous addition.
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