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 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Definitely the best Skate effort yet - but more of an update than a truly worthy sequel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Yep, King Kong is one very slick package and certainly the best movie tie-in game since The "Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay." If only they'd thought to slap a wig and roller-skates on the big monkey fella, we could've been looking at a classic. [PC Zone]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A rich, substantial fight engine that will suit some players and make others pine for the UFC.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Superb - and cheap - HD update for a criminally ignored, highly original action game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game we were expecting eight months ago, with bots so intelligent they make your average online player look like a baboon who's been dropped at birth. It's like playing CS in the good old days.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's Crackdown 1.5. Lower your expectations, then you'll have a fantastic time with an update of one of the most enjoyable open-world games around.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The big downer is that both games have some animation censored (no bouncing boobies), and no blood.
    • 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]
    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The only ice hockey game worth giving a flying puck about.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blinx 2 is on par with the original, but the fact is that there are better alternatives out there that don't muddy the platform fun with complicated game mechanics and dull level design. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Has its fair share of crusty titles you won't play, but the good ones are absolute gems. 15 is a bargain price to relive your misspent youth, if only for a few precious hours. [Off Xbox UK Magazine]