CNET Gamecenter's Scores

  • Games
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 Escape from Monkey Island
Lowest review score: 10 Blair Witch Volume 2: The Legend of Coffin Rock
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 324
324 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The slow-paced gameplay and monotonous platform-style action is likely to grate on your nerves and provide more than a few bouts of exhausted frustration.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Because Gunbird 2 is such an insanely hard game, casual gaming fans are warned to stay away. Only hard-core fans of the genre need apply.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its weak event lineup will leave it in a prime spot to be overcome once "International Track and Field" enters the competition.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The tight handling we grew accustomed to in Vigilante 8 is nowhere to be found. Instead of having massive tires to keep you on the road, you have to deal with unruly floating vehicles that glide all over the place; turning and weaving in and out of tight spaces can prove difficult.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You don't have to be a pre-teen or Chip 'n Dale groupie to enjoy "Magical Racing Tour," but it sure does help.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With only ten small stages, the game can be completed in about 20 minutes.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite its cool premise and rockin' soundtrack, Surfing H3O is nothing but a water-logged train wreck because of its meager gameplay mode selection, horrible graphics, and awful control.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you don't mind a lot of draw-in and bad sound effects, you'll be able to stomach this game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    PBR2 has more going for it than you'd expect, mostly in the way of visuals, but doesn't hold up as an overall gaming experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is nothing here you haven't seen before.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    By no means a bad game, but it's going to require a lot more than a quick tune-up and lube job if it ever wishes to turn the corner and become a great PS2 racing game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Oddly enjoyable for a few hours, but the fun runs out quicker than your AA guns' ammo.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A good diversion for bored cyber-deer hunters itching for diverse creatures that stalk back, but it's obvious that this series is falling somewhat behind the curve.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With all those freshly minted copies of "Madden 2001" on the shelves, there's no reason to pick up NFL GameDay 2001.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Although slightly better than "NFL GameDay 2001," and we mean slightly, GameBreaker 2001 falls way short of our expectations because of its poor gameplay and spotty AI.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    DreamCatcher's game basically consists of one man leisurely fumbling through a series of Myst-like tasks while Dracula hangs out on the sidelines.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    We won't bleat around the bush -- in terms of shear gameplay, Sheep is a letdown.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While its predecessor broke new ground in the stealth-action arena, "Tenchu 2" hasn't improved much over the original, and has even taken a step back in some areas.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Crippled by graphical glitches, poor control, and incompetent AI, TWINE feels more like a wannabe "GoldenEye" than something that can stand on its own merits. It's not that it's a horribly bad game; it's just not a very good game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Run about? No. Run far, far away.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The latest in button-mashing, a genre that lost its excitement eons ago.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The problem here is that there are better, more original and inventive party games out there; Crash Bash fails to do anything to put itself ahead of Nintendo's "Mario Party" series, or even match it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Hinging on a technological gimmick and the Pokémon license, the game falls well short of the standard set by previous Pokémon titles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rare isn't breaking any new ground with Mickey's Speedway USA; in fact, it's covering the same ground as the kart racers before it, only not as well.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    KISS fans will almost certainly feel ripped off by the band's phone-in appearance. However, for those who simply want a game with a high body count, K:PC definitely piles the carnage quite high.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that Dinosaur boasts 12 full levels, each is pathetically short, not to mention extremely easy, usually only consisting of a couple of quick puzzles briefly interrupted by occasional fight sequences. Unfortunately, those are also short and terribly dull.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Poor production values and a woefully dated game engine make us pine for what could have been, and we are left with this modern relic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It goes where no Trek game has gone before -- and it should stay there!