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 Escape from Monkey Island
Lowest review score: 10 Blair Witch Volume II: The Legend of Coffin Rock
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 324
324 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best skateboarding game ever and one of the greatest PlayStation games of all time.
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It blows away every 3D fighting game I've ever played (even "Virtua Fighter 3," and by a much bigger margin than I expected!), so go buy it when you get your Dreamcast, or feel like a total fool when it's sold out the next day.
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring improved graphics and tighter control, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is all but assured legendary status.
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best action game on the Nintendo 64 and a great follow-up to "GoldenEye."
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While NFL 2K1's gameplay and presentation are stellar, it's the advent of network play that will really set the game apart from anything else on the market.
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly the best and biggest RPG you'll ever play.
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunning, optimized graphics; immersive, rich sound; refined, complex, and deep gameplay; and a mature, gripping plot make it a game that you won't want to miss.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Continues the series' long-standing tradition of quality in one of the most compelling RPGs ever. This is the last Final Fantasy game that will appear on the PlayStation, and SquareSoft has definitely saved its best for last.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the incredible story line to the combat system to the great visuals to the overall feel of the game, players will get the sense of how much of an impact a game like this can have.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A visually gorgeous game that combines awesome graphics, fresh gameplay, irresistible music, and incredible design in a polished package that is a true original.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Is the game a worthy purchase for GT veterans and racing newcomers alike? The answer is a 400-horsepower yes.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    If you are searching for a truly exceptional first-generation PlayStation 2 title that offers fast action, excellent gameplay, and splendid visual pageantry, you had better buy yourself a copy of SSX the minute you pick up your PS2.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the best PC-to-console port ever seen.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most faithful representation of GT and Prototype sports car racing on the market.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is, without a doubt, the best basketball game on any console.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And this absurdness is what makes The Sims tragic, funny, mundane, and one of the most entertaining games I've seen in a long, long time.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It can get a little too technical and difficult at times, but the various systems in the game, such as Break Arts, chaining attacks, and the weapon creation system, are simply revolutionary for an RPG.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thoroughly entertaining and addictive tennis title that also doubles as a poster child for high-res Dreamcast graphics.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are instances where players phase through each other as they return to their respective huddles after a play. While they certainly don't ruin the game, these little inconsistencies must be noted.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lifelike tennis action with whimsical Mario Bros.-style flair that's insanely addictive and provides more fun than you could possibly imagine.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The folks at Insomniac have built an incredibly detailed, fun, and immersive action/adventure that is definitely worth picking up, whether or not you're familiar with this franchise.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best fighters available for the PlayStation 2, thanks to rock-solid gameplay that overshadows minor graphical issues.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best skateboarding experience going on the PC -- and given the improved graphics, it is arguably the best version of the game out there.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers an astounding 50 hours or so of gameplay, and when it was over we wanted more.
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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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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Showcasing incredible gameplay, fabulous animations and an unthinkable amount of playable characters, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 shows us why it's a good time to be a Dreamcast owner.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Sports delivers its most solid hockey game yet -- NHL 2001 could be the best sports game released this year.
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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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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With more than 50 WWF superstars, a fantastic array of matches, and unparalleled, blisteringly fast gameplay, it's the only squared-circle brawler you need to buy. Anything else, especially the horrendous "WCW Backstage Assault," isn't worth your time.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great combat system and engaging story truly make the game a gem, not only on the Dreamcast but in the RPG genre as a whole.
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