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 Gran Turismo 2
Lowest review score: 10 HBO Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 319
319 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from lacking an overall slick visual polish, NASCAR 2001 is everything racing fanatics could want, thanks to its huge list of licensed drivers, cars, and tracks, and its intense gameplay.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rustin Parr captures the spirit of the movie and makes for a compelling adventure game.
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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
    Limited single-player capabilities; clunky interface; online registration costs $10; acquiring additional playing pieces can become an expensive proposition, especially for younger players.
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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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    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While certainly not a spectacular, original work of gaming art, The Grinch is a solidly done 3D platformer that effectively makes fun use of a well-known license.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple, enemy-inhaling fun that's accessible but won't hold your attention for very long.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws and little imperfections, it still manages to deliver a fun gaming experience...though we can't help but feel that it's missing something...(multiplayer).
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good example of an arcade boxer done right, thanks to its wealth of gameplay modes, exhaustive list of fighters, and wildly fun, over-the-top gameplay.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful looking piece of work, even if there is a modicum of slowdown from time to time due to the sheer amount of traffic on the screen.
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A better-than-average RTS game with some compelling elements, marred by multiplayer game balance issues and a sometimes dull single-player game.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have the patience to endure the somewhat slow opening and outdated graphics, you will be rewarded with an intriguing gaming experience.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Competent in all regards yet spectacular in none, it's a pleasantly surprising title worthy of attention from fans of the genre.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its graphical and play control shortcomings, Wizards & Warriors is a good dungeon romp that stands shoulder to shoulder with those RPG classics of yore.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid, fun to play, and irritatingly addictive.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers solid arcade gameplay, but it lacks the depth of the made-for-console wrestling games.
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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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    • 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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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More of the same NFL Blitz antics you know and love, but a shamefully sparse set of upgrades steals its thunder.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though decent for the most part, and occasionally fun, the latest entry in the series remains lackluster and is easily overshadowed by the competition.
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Apart from a small assortment of new moves and costumes, there is almost nothing in the game to distinguish it from previous installments.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only those who have rhythm and coordination and don't mind acting a little silly will truly enjoy this game.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good first effort, but it's too derivative of Half-Life in many spots, and it lacks focus and polish.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its intense gameplay, quality graphics, and tight control will appeal to anyone looking to get their action fix.
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