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 Gran Turismo 2
Lowest review score: 10 HBO Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 324
324 game reviews
    • 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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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Should have been an A-list title. But the steep learning curve combined with the touchy controls and unforgiving physics make what's supposed to be fun just plain infuriating.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The good news, if you're a hard-core old-school gamer, is that they both play like the Gradius shooters of old. The bad news, for every other gamer out there, is that Gradius III and IV don't showcase the true power of the PS2.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Somehow, Sierra managed to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory by committing gaffes and other oversights that just boggle the mind.
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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
    Relies heavily on stealth tactics and interesting scenarios, but often finds itself without a clear course for entertaining and compelling gameplay.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Frequent and unexplained crashes, constant lockups, myriad bugs, and an insane difficulty level mar what otherwise could have been an outstanding and addictive adventure on the high seas.
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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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If, however, you want to move beyond the limitations of the original, or are simply interested in an action driving game that will remain compelling for months to come, Midtown Madness 2 will most likely not shift your gears.
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a nice alternative to the spoon-fed clues you get in so many adventure games.
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like the horror-survival genre, or are a big fan of Resident Evil-style gameplay on the PC, Dino Crisis is definitely worth checking out.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although X Squad is fraught with many ups and downs, it's still a refreshing foray into tactical territory usually reserved for the PC world.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The same old Tomb Raider action.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, while the game's premise is certainly intriguing, its fun is sorely limited due to a steep learning curve and lack of racing venues.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Suffers from limited gameplay and a few glitches, but it's a worthwhile title that most Frogger fans will enjoy.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, serious Quake III fans will want to snatch this up right away.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Get past the mentally incapacitating control setup, find a dark enough room, and sit back to enjoy hour after hour of corridor wandering and Xenomorphic genocide.
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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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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like scrolling hack-'n'-slash with some platformer action, all wrapped in a decent story, Dragon Valor will prove to be at least moderately entertaining.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, The LoD is like your typical one-night stand: it's OK for a quick fix but it's nothing that will get you emotionally involved.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nothing more than a fun, nostalgic 2D platforming romp that will only appeal to true hard-core fans.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enough playability, weirdness, gameplay variety, and levels to make it worth a look if you want something that won't break your bank.
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem is that unless you have the patience to put up with the AI's single-minded fighting style, for the most part you will find joy only in the two-player battles.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a strong upgrade to NHL FaceOff 2000, you won't find it here.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers has a lot of good things going for it, such as well-designed levels, tight graphics, and responsive controls, it falls short of being a great platform game due to its hard boss encounters, poor camera angles, and brief adventure.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with the game's wealth of gameplay modes and excellent sound, the developers' failure to provide analog support and to improve the game's frame rate really hampers the franchise.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an over-the-top football title with some massive mayhem, go play "NFL Blitz 2000" instead. Leave this one on the shelf.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though not dithpicable, this game is merely average compared to other third-person action-adventure titles for the PlayStation.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This mid-season replacement, though not without its occasional highlights, misfires far too often to run in the same league as its predecessor.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the graphics certainly aren't horrendous, they lack overall polish.
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