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
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are off-line games equally or even more spectacular in immediate scenery or character models, but what game can offer such outrageous landscapes on such a grandiose scale? It's not just the sheer footslogging size of it, but the way the environment is realised to enhance this impression of immense vista and truly epic proportions.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But it's the wrestling side that has really been beefed up. A new control system finally makes the action flow back and forth like only wrestling can. Plus the controls are easy to learn and get you into the thick of the action fast, pulling off fancy moves.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The driving itself is seriously good fun and that really is the most important thing. This is a great game made even greater by its protracted stay in the developer's waiting room.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grumbles are few. There's a bit too much to-ing and fro-ing between your hideout and each objective, especially when you're forced to backtrack from one end of a level to the base in order to switch to another character. [PSW]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Littered with a variety of anomalies which can cause the unwary to explode and other delightful stuff, mutant doggies, deserted buildings, weather effects, real-time day/night cycles etc. etc. - it creates a deliciously unique atmosphere.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What you get for your money is an exceptionally solid RPG with plenty of life in it, but one that doesn't do anything particularly different to anything else on the market, and for that reason alone it guarantees one of our shiny new Recommended awards, but nothing more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, that's what it is: it's Second World Warcraft.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a quality game, in terms of both presentation and design. It's traditional, but within its genre it represents a considered and intelligent take on those traditional rules. [PSW]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Empire Earth II may not be the best historical strategy game on the market, but it is bloody good all the same, and points to a bright future for the RTS. [PC Zone]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's beautifully simple, but also brings an element of tension as there's always a few seconds between issuing commands by tapping the left mouse button, and seeing them carried out on the battlefield.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who've already tasted the Prince's heady delights might be a little disappointed - this feels like a collection of new levels and bosses rather than an honest to God sequel. Like we said, call it a remix. [PSW]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Well, we hate to say it, but DMC3 is still no "Devil May Cry." The world has moved on, folks, and a lot of that game's sheen is now standard issue in gaming. [PSW]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget buying three DVDs of crappy movies you're only going to watch once and buy Fahrenheit instead. It's longer, boasts more action, costs the same and offers far more crash for your cash than many a movie. [PSW]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In truth there wasn't much wrong with last season's ESPN NHL Hockey, and the minimal changes aren't enough to justify buying NFL 2K5 as well. [PSW]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the game is hands-on, all your troops display a remarkable level of intelligence and can generally be relied upon to act on their own in a discerning manner. No more straying into the wilderness, taking on enemy divisions single-handed or walking backwards into a swamp.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The difference would appear to be in the detail, and it's not merely cosmetic, with a new hard steer function lessening the reliance on the handbrake.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's still a great game, the basic flaws of last year's V2 version haven't really been addressed and the new menu system is laborious and unfriendly. [PSW]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The perfect rental title. Brilliantly playable, beautifully detailed and choking with charisma, it's also linear, too easy and a shallower than a midget's beret.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's just something weird and catchy about Getting Up. It feels so different. It's more relaxed and laid back than most wannabe 'gangsta' games. [PSW]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of sheer hold-on-tight entertainment, this is film-to-game perfection. Beat your chest with joy. [PSW]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Likening Full Spectrum Warrior to a game of chess is more accurate than you might think.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mighty "God of War" is a little more deserving of your action cash if you've only got the funds to buy one game where you run around killing stuff. But Shaolin Monks is a very close second-best in the heaving action sector, thanks to its good looks, decent play and a gory, blood-soaked style that's well in keeping with the Mortal Kombat legacy of pain. [PSW]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real fun is to be had in multiplayer, with a civilised round with up to four of your mates available via Wi-Fi and plenty of challenges and tournaments to compete in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For every fault there's another brilliant set-piece or fight just around the corner to make up for it. The game captures the essence of the films, including all the most memorable set-pieces. [PSW]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a game that you'll want to keep playing to find out what happens next, which is always a good sign. [PSW]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SOCOM 3's brilliant online gameplay is what makes it. Zipper Interactive has played to its strengths, making the internet experience the best that it can possibly be. However, the franchise's core weaknesses - juddery graphics and a dull single-player mode - have only been partially addressed. [PSW]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For an action packed take on the ever popular Roman hack and slash genre, Spartan is the most spectacular example yet. [PSW]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Getting more Burnout is always a treat - like getting more cake or pudding! - and although it'd be easy to whine about the lack of innovations, it's easier still to fall back in the routine of having amazing fun bouncing Car A off Car B and watching the whole world blow to pieces at warp speed. [PSW]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game even though there's little else to do than run around and blast things that get exponentially huge from planet to planet, but it's blasting in such a smooth, quality style your brain has no time to get bored of it. Quality shooting. [PSW]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great all-round package with a definite edge over the PS2 version. And how often do we get to say that? [PSW]