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
Highest review score: 100 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 0 Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Manhunt isn't an essential game - it has a pernickety camera, repetitive gameplay and often-frustrating real-time combat. Yet, it also has a unique atmosphere, tense moments and stylish, visceral videotaped kill cut-scenes - if you can stomach the violence. Now, where's that cheese wire?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With its console roots showing clearer than a bad peroxide rinse, it all looks a bit 2001, and other minor glitches include guns inadvertently disappearing into walls - quite an impressive trick if they'd meant it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the game is extremely linear. You get a task and go do it, then get another and go do that. Which would be fine if the huge levels weren't so boringly designed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    We applaud EA's efforts to make the game as authentic as possible, but the kits don't look great close up. The Man U one is last season's. There's no Nike sign on it. How do the likenesses fare down the league? Badly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's as solid, competent and thrill-packed as the previous entries in Maddox Games' single-handed assault on the flight genre, it just doesn't really do anything that we haven't seen before. Nothing major at least. [PC Zone]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The polygon boost isn't enough to stop Bully looking dated. But there's still plenty of fun to be had here if you didn't play the original.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's a very good thing the combat is so enjoyable, because that's pretty much all there is. [PC Zone]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Dead Space 3's co-op mode ends up mirroring the single-player experience: slick, entertaining, with the occasional moment of brilliance, marred by a lack of tension, pacing and pant-filling scares.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    There is fun to be had here - a lot of fun in fact, if you're prepared to dig and claw for it. For those people, anarchy will indeed reign, but everyone else will find themselves wishing for a little more law and order.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Hawx could do with a fair bit of polish before it (inevitably) comes around for a second flight, then - and a sluggish start to the solo campaign doesn't help much either. It's far from perfect, but the ERS formula does provide a small but much needed fresh idea to the tired genre, which means many Clancy and Ace Combat fans alike will be glad they played it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's like Capcom was undecided in what it wanted RE5 to be. It breaks many of the series' traditions, yet tries to hold onto elements of its heritage that are either dated or don't fit with the style.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Should be called the "Sega Mega Drive Really Good But Not Quite Ultimate Collection".
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Frustrating but still enjoyable, full of character and quirky charm, with a bit more spit 'n' polish and tighter game design Tak could so easily have been a classic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It seems that now EA is the sole rights holder to the official NFL licences, and the opposition has folded its tables and left, it seems to have taken its foot off the gas. Better luck next year. [PC Zone]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    What really lets Ops down is a lack of finesse. There are very few nice touches and an almost total inability to interact with the environment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you can make friends with the twitchy handling in this arcade-sim crossbreed, then you're in for a good drive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Think of it as Zelda-lite and you won't go far wrong.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It does an excellent job of expanding RCT3 - not only are there the nine new scenarios, but you can also use many of the new features in the existing scenarios, which is a nice touch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Every death is a frustration, every kill a hard-won victory and for every firefight that has you sweating with tension, there'll be another that will have you wanting to stick pencils into your eyes just to relieve the boredom of guarding a backwater choke point. War is like that, apparently, and Battleground Europe is as real as it gets. [PC Zone]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Shallow and frequently frustrating but the fast-paced gameplay makes for a fun multiplayer experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    So in the end, Panzers Phase 2 is to Phase 1 what the Nazi invasion of France was to the Nazi invasion of Poland: effective, but relying on pretty much the same troops and tactics. [PC Zone]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Games are something you play, films are something you watch. Unfortunately for EoN there are too many films and not enough game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's entertaining in all the right ways, but just like Gates and Price, it's all a bit too predictable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Bland environments and dull gameplay leave Rainbow Six 3 feeling disappointingly empty. If the AI was more realistic and there was some texture in the worlds this would have been much better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's no platform-defining blockbuster, but if you've got the patience to get along with the controls there's a good few hours to be found. Add on some decent multiplayer and it's a good day to be a PSP owner.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's uncharacteristically short for an RPG, but those Mega Man action junkies have short attention spans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It may be linear and occasionally repetitive, but the spectacular set pieces will surely rock your world as hard as any Hong Kong classic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, this ninja dream too often becomes a nightmare of infuriating control issues, camera problems and soul-destroying restart points.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The graphics are decidedly old-skool and the combat isn't nearly as tactical or as spectacular as the developer claims (I feel Larian should drop the Diablo-style combat entirely). However, with BioWare moving ever more mainstream, the Divinity series could well take over from where Baldur's Gate left off. [PC Zone]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There's definitely fun to be had here. And you don't have to be a four-year-old gaming amateur to enjoy it.