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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    An unoriginal and slightly dull survival horror in the Resident Evil mould, the brilliant X-Files atmosphere and 20 price tag will save it for fans of the show.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Tasks as simple as wandering around are frustrated by the controls reversing as the camera angle jumps, while during the frequent combat bits you'll spend more time fighting with the clunking movement mechanism than with the denizens of Silent Hill.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Nowhere near as good as the full-priced alternatives - but you're still guaranteed a pretty good time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Overly jaunty and a bit threadbare - but by no means an embarrassment for Microsoft.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's got the basics in place, but that just isn't enough. Ultimately there are superior role-playing and swordfighting games out there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    All this violence is undeniably fun for a while and the visuals are decent, but after a couple of hours you'll have seen all there is to offer. [PC Zone]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A deeply disappointing experience that barely appeals to hack 'n' slash nuts and fans of Kurosawa's masterpiece.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While not a universally terrible effort, the tense stand-offs and tight urban combat is let down by the weak interface and poor consistency in your squad's AI.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    So despite a slight lick of paint, especially in the newer areas, AC2 still sports one of the ugliest interfaces in MMO history and has game options that are insultingly simplistic. [PC Zone]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    In essence, the game mechanics are as rough as a butcher's dog, yet it remains a game that will make you smile, and one that you'll finish - not least because it's so damn short.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Sticks to the Silent Hill formula like glue. But Homecoming feels clunky and looks old compared to today's horror games.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Eorzea is a beautiful world with huge potential for vast adventures, but it's just a shame that this first voyage into it is such a mis-step.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Sure, it looks like the film on the surface, but you don't have to dig far to find a game that fails to live up to the license. Surprisingly, it's the competitive multiplayer that impresses the most.
    • Computer and Video Games
    • 62 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The way I see it, the only reason you might want to carry on playing is because you've already invested so much time in getting to where you are - which sounds like a lot of hard work to me. [PC Zone]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    So for all the weak enemy AI and graphical glitches, ABZ remains a decent and carnage-filled team-based blaster, worth checking out when the price drops.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    DMC4 kicks DW's face off all night long. But, for strategy fans, this could be worth a night's rental.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Breathlessly imaginative in everything but gameplay. Only die-hards need to journey down this particular rabbit hole.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's just not enough attitude to elevate the standard gameplay above average and after the style and sheen of "SSX3" and "THUG" this looks second rate.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sure, you can save up energy and then turn into a bloody great beast, but it's just a gimmick really. Bloody Roar isn't original enough to innovate and isn't polished enough to epitomise the genre like "Soul Calibur II" does.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the basic gameplay, there is a reasonable level of satisfaction to be had racking up the combos and unleashing the head-chopping moves on the armies of ninja goons you face off against.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'd also have thought there'd be a fair share of humour in there, what with a Goblin's lack of social etiquette but it's a poker-faced affair, with your troops acting more like honourable Knights of the Round Table than dirty, thieving, man-flesh eating gits. Damn shame.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can put up with acting which is more wooden than Pinocchio with a semi, and want a simple but entertaining strategy game to help pass the long winter nights, then SpellForce may be your vial of poison.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nano Breaker degenerates into a slew of mindless button-bashing encounters. It's fun in a retro kind of way, but it isn't quite intelligent enough to keep you coming back for more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's infuriatingly slow-paced at times, but that's not to say it's dull. Imagine you're lying in a field on a summer's day - that's action-free too, but hardly dull. Suikoden 4 is much the same, it's more interested in curling you up on the sofa on a rainy Sunday afternoon than in BLOWING YOU AWAY with MASSIVE COMBOS and HUGE EXPLOSIONS. [PSW]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're enough of a fan to forgive its frustrating moments, Dark Motives' five cases will give you a few evenings' worth of semi-interactive intrigue, but not much more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's no easy way to say this, but the game that adventure fans have patiently been waiting for has proved to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year so far, at least as far as this reviewer is concerned.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everybody's Golf invites comparison with the similarly cartoonish "Outlaw Golf 2." Sadly it comes off second best again, thanks to that game's wealth of tournaments and play modes, and its attractive 19.99 price tag. [PSW]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, when it comes down to it, this is all just a very dull experience. You fly about a bit, shoot at some tiny dots, shoot at some more tiny dots, become irritated by shooting at tiny dots, stop concentrating and crash into the sea. Then you start the entire process all over again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, The Warriors is never more than running about smashing people's heads in to cool 1970s music and listening to clich├ęd gang speak. We demand more these days. [PSW]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Races feel more like a monotonous chore than a speed thrill, purely because the tracks fail to inspire exciting burn-ups. [PSW]