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 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To be fair, Capcom is pitching Haunting Ground as 'psychological' horror rather than a straight-ahead survival horror, but that's hardly compensation when the supposedly terrifying lead baddie looks more like 'Sloth' from The Goonies after a bad makeover. [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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a terrible game, but shoddy, rudimentary presentation and basic gameplay means this is one for the purists only. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The biggest disappointment in this otherwise fairly enjoyable shooter is the lack of content once you've finally grasped the formula. There are only nine similar-looking maps to choose from, with more expected down the line via downloadable content.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Combos are pretty lame, and with only a couple of basic attacks, the action gets very repetitive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perhaps the biggest letdown is the driving levels featuring the Batmobile. These commit the worst act of plagiarism since Oasis began ripping off themselves from their third album onwards. [PSW]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Faithful to the films in terms of character, the game is a victim of its own ambition - too clumsy to be a stealth 'em up, and too generic and monotonous to be a credible actioner. Shame. Now, where's that thermonuclear device...? [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In truth, the puzzles are rather refreshing, not least because you have a gurgling baby to help you who eats literally anything.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nothing particularly groundbreaking, but this is quite convincingly the most comprehensive Dynasty Warriors yet. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    'Lightweight' probably best describes Suikoden Tactics - it's not without a fair bit of excitement and some clever moments, but it's not particularly memorable either, and it certainly won't make strategy lovers break into a sweat. [PSW]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A more than decent game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's certainly a refreshing departure from the usual slew of first-person shooters and urban driving games. But it could have done with a more thoughtful conversion - stripped back from its PC roots and with a less headache-inducing camera, this could have been good.
    • 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]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But if you don't have Live, World Poker Tour is little more than a glorified game of cards against the computer. It does put a lot of effort into catering for the single player, with a full career mode and several real-life players to challenge, but it won't take long for any half-decent player to figure out how to exploit the somewhat basic AI. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 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
    There's a difference between paying homage to and simply recycling old material, something this game fails to appreciate. The graphics might be up there with the forthcoming "Resident Evil 4," but the gameplay owes a huge debt to the first Resident Evil game. [PSW]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SRS features an impressive amount of depth, but the lacklustre gameplay may put the handbrake on you ever really appreciating it. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A sprawling adventure that offers plenty, but delivers it in a strangely disjointed format that makes it less than the sum of its many parts. [PSW]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The lack of car customisation options, the constrained three-lap race limit, the irritation of having to win each race in World Explorer to progress to the next, and the overly predictable format - even right down to the stereotypical announcer who hollers banalities at you while you race - smacks of by-numbers development. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So with the main new feature [First Touch] largely redundant, you're simply left with yet another sluggish, indistinguishable FIFA game. It's also tactically perverse, with defenders lurking on the edge of the box, and forwards showing little inclination to push up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    But it clearly screams console from every pore, mysteriously labelling keyboard controls as move icons in its frequent in-game hints, which engenders all manner of frustration. [PC Zone]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    A generic, below-average first-person shooter experience marginally cushioned by robust online options.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Gameplay is soon stretched as thin as Mrs Incredible's arms after you've tired of the new character moves and primary school-level puzzles, that include untaxing challenges such as overcoming laser traps by destroying conveniently placed power supplies. [PC Zone]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The city in the game just doesn't feel alive. There are plenty of pedestrians milling about, but it's only the enemy and the police that you can meaningfully interact with. [PC Zone]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Sadly, despite this commendable attempt at innovation and the lush graphics, Bet On Soldier's combat and (non-linear) story doesn't engage on the same level as the real shining lights of the FPS genre.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    An interesting game that's too-often a dog-egg to actually play. Sorry Duke, take fourteen years and try again...
    • 67 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Ultimately though, this is a shallow console experience, especially when compared to the likes of Max Payne 2, and really has no business being on the PC in the first place. [PC Zone]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    This is the second best pool game for your PC. If you must have one, get "Pool Paradise" instead.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The look is reminiscent of "Theme Park World" - colourful, but not particularly detailed - although the animals have been put together with some charm. This, coupled with the lack of any real challenge, makes the game a reasonable option for animal-loving kids, but not a lot more.