Computer Games Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,338 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 68% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Fight Night Round 2
Lowest review score: 0 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,338 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There is no good way to communicate with other players, making cooperative play that much more difficult. [July 2004, p.6]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While the mini-games are shallow and sometimes boring, Magna Cum Laude has an interseting adult humor element that is sure to keep one amused while playing. [Feb 2005, p.9]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    What bodes particularly well for gamers, however, is the fact that gameplay borrows heavily from "NiGHTS" - a cult hit that has yet to find its own sequel. [Sept 2004, p.7]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The techincal aspects of Sonic Heroes are handled well, with the exception of the camera and voice work. In fact, the camera is worse than "Mario 64's" (and that's saying a lot) and the voice acting is downright repulsive. [Apr 2004, p.9]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    What it basically boils down to is long animation run times and, as a result, the system taking a second or two to recognize player input for the next movement. [Aug 2004, p.7]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Suffers from the same bad camera angles and shoddy AI prevalent in the original. [June 2004, p.12]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The most satisfying aspects of the game are the fantastic plot, excellent voice acting, and distinct score. [May 2004, p.11]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The techincal aspects of Sonic Heroes are handled well, with the exception of the camera and voice work. In fact, the camera is worse than "Mario 64's" (and that's saying a lot) and the voice acting is downright repulsive. [Apr 2004, p.9]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The infernos are absolutely gorgeous, with tons of realistic flare-ups, explosions, back-drafts and the like. [Apr 2004, p.7]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The most satisfying aspects of the game are the fantastic plot, excellent voice acting, and distinct score. [May 2004, p.11]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While the mini-games are shallow and sometimes boring, Magna Cum Laude has an interseting adult humor element that is sure to keep one amused while playing. [Feb 2005, p.9]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The techincal aspects of Sonic Heroes are handled well, with the exception of the camera and voice work. In fact, the camera is worse than "Mario 64's" (and that's saying a lot) and the voice acting is downright repulsive. [Apr 2004, p.9]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Delivers just about everything except what it's supposed to: a satisfying multiplayer experience. [Feb 2003, p.64]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game grows on you, however, mostly because of its kooky style.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like most entertaining beat-em-ups, Fantastic 4 develops a rhythmic monotony that easily carries you through the eight or nine hours that it lasts. [Oct 2005, p.67]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Gladiators means well, but in the end, it exists only as chewing gum for the eyes and should be factored into any gaming budget or scheduled accordingly. [May 2003, p.80]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Red Alert 2 can be both fascinating and bewildering, neither of which amounts to much when you are launching a tank rush in multiplayer games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Considering the thin gameplay and locked content, it shouldn't be any surprise that Operation Genesis is a console port. [June 2003, p.81]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It doesn't take much to turn a potentially brilliant text-based sports simulation into an average one. [May 2006, p.55]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aloof and distant, Secrets of Da Vinci isn't a bad game, just an unfriendly one. [Oct. 2006, p.72]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A driving game with no damage model and no good reason to stay on the track. [July 2005, p.85]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Parallel Lines proves that effective story-telling sometimes makes up for mediocre gameplay. [July 2006, p.87]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Nov 2005]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A technically excellent, but ultimately shallow and mechanical, experience. [Mar 2003, p.77]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One design feature that reduces this game's charm is the limit of eight items in active inventory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Single-player game lovers will find a worthy entertainment here; fans of multiplayer, on the other hand, will be shocked and dismayed. [Feb 2004, p.80]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Jan 2006]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A paper-thin manual "beer and pretzels" strategy game set during the age of Rome. [Sept 2002, p.82]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If your teammates are dumb, the enemy is positively moronic. "Braindead" doesn't begin to describe the terrorists you'll face.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Provided you keep the sound on mute, pump up the resolution, and have a few hours to spare, this is decent down-home motor madness, served the finger lickin' way.