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
    • 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]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Problem is, if you are serious about your ice hockey games Rivals' online capability is one of the few things to get excited about.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Combos are pretty lame, and with only a couple of basic attacks, the action gets very repetitive.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Obviously not the most groundbreaking title out there, but a solid title that, with a bit more concentration on the presentation front, could have scaled the heady highs of platformers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, the multiplayer game modes are far more engaging than the story mode, whose biggest failing is a lack of variety. One for Xbox Live maniacs only.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We've all got a soft spot for SpongeBob here at OXM towers (Ben T in particular), but our osmotic obsession can't mask the fact that this is a by-the-numbers platformer, albeit a charming one. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 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]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not an exciting, adrenaline-pumping game and it does border on the easy side, but with multiplayer options (online and offline) for up to eight players, we could soon see the birth of tomorrow's generation of FPS warriors.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Offers lots of cars to unlock, and plenty of challenges and game types to keep you amused - it's not by any means the worst driving game ever made, and it's a snip at 20. But, much like the Ford brand itself, there isn't really much in the way of glitz or glamour to it either. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 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]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bogstandard platformer that'll strike a chord with younger gamers, though not a lot of others. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Graphically speaking, Fantastic 4 is tired and ropey and depressingly familiar to look at. There's plenty going on, sure - the game copes well with teeming armies of bad guys - but the character models are basic and the arm-through-wall style glitches and wobbly camera are just embarrassing. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nothing particularly groundbreaking, but this is quite convincingly the most comprehensive Dynasty Warriors yet. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 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
    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]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As ever, it's a case of 20 minutes of quick-fire fun at best, another lesson in how games from the past should just stay there at worst. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's just not enough here to warrant a score of your hard-earned readies. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not bad, then. And cheap. And sometimes actually funny. While still being massively predictable, though.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It looks good, but when you get to know it better you realise it lacks depth.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A spook-tacular recreation of the Ghostbusters world, let down by dodgy spook-snatching and no-mark characters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solid iPad racer let down by a lack of content and poor weaponry.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...