Computer and Video Games' Scores

  • Games
For 1,000 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Sunshine
Lowest review score: 0 Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A rich, substantial fight engine that will suit some players and make others pine for the UFC.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A brilliant tracklist, excellent multiplayer modes and Freestyle elements are a hit, but single-player could still be improved.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a shame that the bosses require little more thought than simply chucking back what they throw at you, and it hardly qualifies as a platformer at times when you can just fly everywhere.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Are we too battle-hardened to sense the full impact of Vin's Xbox debut? More likely the game isn't packing quite the dynamite as its potential suggested.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    More funny than any free game has a right to be, but it's free for a reason. There's basically just one play mode and you need four people to make it worthwhile. If only you didn't have to suffer R: Racing to get it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Superb - and cheap - HD update for a criminally ignored, highly original action game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    There are moments of clarity when you become almost ashamed at what you're doing, such is the senseless waste of time and effort. But the fact that it can actually make you care is a definite achievement. And while we fully expect to grow to hate it - and the inevitable flurry of hateful expansion packs - for the time being we're hooked.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Leave "Ultima Online" for a couple of months say, and you could be looking at the biggest download since Pamela Anderson's home-video was leaked on to the Internet. [PC Zone]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Derivative but fun and the EyeToy support is a great bonus. Won't win over Harry-haters but fans will be willy, er, wand-waving into the wee small hours.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It might be a whole lot of fun and it might be the best golf game you can buy, but unless you create your own courses, there's very little challenge here.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's just the actual racing itself that lets the whole experience down a little. It's not bad by any means; it just could have been much more exciting, especially if the AI had more personality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A fantastic test of skill and patience and a huge package that'll keep you going for ages. Essentially the same as the PS2 game, and no multiplayer is a shocker.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Single-player lacks the original's polish, but two diverse faction additions mean multiplayer's even more addictive than before.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It doesn't look as spectacular as other RPGs and does little to win over newcomers, but fans of epic turn-based quests and strategic battles will greedily gulp down every last drop of this heady brew.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The whole game feels a bit slow at times. There are moments when the action chugs along slower than a milk float, particularly when you're being chased by the police.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Niche, but a true work of art and one that only a video game could achieve. It's marred by a lack of content, but what's there is like nothing else we've seen and will force you to come back at least a few times.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    You're not going to find another MMOG that's anywhere near as welcoming as this. While the whole PlayOnline front-end interface might initially seem a cumbersome folly, it's not long before you're wishing all your online games could be handled through such a console-style browser.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The big downer is that both games have some animation censored (no bouncing boobies), and no blood.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    While overall you have a typically slick Square-Enix production, fighting is too simplistic, with only one button to perform most attacks. Also, despite the enemies themselves looking terrific throughout, the backdrops for the aerial battles are no match for "Panzer Dragoon Orta."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It is, however, an ambitious, pioneering effort that has plenty to offer the dedicated real-time strategy player. If you appreciate its ultra hi-tech scenario, you'll find plenty of enjoyment here.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The game can and will entertain, but both myself and its creator were clearly expecting better, brighter and more narratively-coherent things. [PC Zone]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It might not be the super-villain game of our dreams (that was probably "Evil Genius"), but given the nature of MMOs, it's probably the best we're going to get until someone decides to really push the online genre to its very limits. [PC Zone]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Fast, furious and gorgeous to behold... Ultimately, it's the visuals rather than the strategy that will endear Warhammer to the interactive generation, and it isn't stretching things to proclaim Dawn Of War one of the best-looking strategy games we've ever played.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Phantasy Star Online is jam-packed with special gaming touches all combining to create one of the most pleasing gaming environments around. [PC Zone]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The only ice hockey game worth giving a flying puck about.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Overall however, we're rather taken with Nexus. Its mixture of tactics, mouse-control and combat-orientated gameplay is suitably different from both "Homeworld" and traditional space-combat games like Freespace, delivering something unique and yet familiar enough to appeal to fans of either game. [PC Zone]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Shallow and simple design means that there's nothing to obstruct the fun of smashing demon skull. But it also means it's shallow and simple.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    More like an FPS than a racer, The Run lacks the performance and depth of Gran Turismo and Forza, but delivers on insane speeds and nail-biting arcade thrills.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deimos or human, if traditional role-playing games rock your world, Arc will draw you in and hold you spellbound. The gameplay basics may adhere unashamedly to the tried-and-trusted RPG formula of exploring, talking, levelling up and shopping, but if it works, why change it just to be clever? Why? WHY!!??
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The kind of game where you'll be on the phone for your mates to come round and see the next amazing scene. It's all very linear, but sometimes you have to realise this is a good thing.