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 9.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Guild Wars
Lowest review score: 0 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,338 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Batting can be a hit or miss experience, however, offering players control over where the ball goes but ultimately making the effort a matter of timing. [June 2004, p.11]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a better interface and a more explicit manual, The Corporate Machine would be one of those thankfully rare and accessible strategy games that you can't tear yourself away from.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shatters the shackles of mediocrity and stands atop the PC hockey hill as the undisputed king of the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offbeat humor, spectacular graphics, and excellent gameplay are the high points, it’s just a shame the journey through the bizarre world of MDK is over so soon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great level design, satisfying weapons, and unique enemies make this a title that any shooter fan will definitely want to check out, even if the thought of going to a KISS concert gives you hives.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can finally enable player names to appear below each player on the pitch, and this makes is so much easier to tell who is who. The game is loaded with modest and subtle changes like this that end up adding a lot to the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Enemy AI is solid-indeed, absolutely unshakeable on higher difficulty settings—and you'll certainly know it when there are enemy aces in a mission. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for your wingmen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ideal game for the 4X gamer who prefers managing armies over micromanaging cities. It doesn't quite have the panache of "Civilization II" or the drama of "Alpha Centauri," but it's colorful, relatively fast-paced, and it has that "one more turn" addictiveness that will keep you burning the midnight oil.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A smooth blend of game styles, solid execution, and quite a bit of fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simulator-style combat, scripted missions, spectacular graphics, and most of all, honkin' big robots.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jumpgate is a huge exception to the unofficial rule for online-only games. It is stable, solid, and virtually lag free even over a dial-up connection.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Achieves exactly what many series games usually don't: it really gives you a feel for this much different theater and the combat that occurred there.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compelling yet demanding, Conflict Zone is best reserved for grizzled recruits who demand a rugged challenge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a diverse lot of cars and some stunningly beautiful roads to drive them on, then Rally Trophy is squarely at the front of the rallying pack.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing else on the market offers the chance to recapture the glory of model railroading on the cheap and, more importantly, without the basement-sized mess.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a slightly better game than its predecessor, though the improvements are in a "Godfather vs. Godfather II" vein.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The uninitiated will find the game monstrously intimidating, and it takes a bit of playing before you really start to engage. In order to get the most out of it, you need to sit down, learn its ins and outs, and suffer a lot of early setbacks while you get familiar with the game's complex mechanics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily the most polished, intelligent and satisfying wargame since "Combat Mission." [Sept 2002, p.78]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great expansion pack seriously improves the core game. Marine Mania does not. [Mar 2003, p.80]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ultimate nostalgia trip—a classic game that plays just as you remember it, untouched by the hand of time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Sheep isn't a good choice for the die-hard fragger on your shopping list, puzzle fans, Monty Python lovers, bad punsters, and anyone with fond memories of Lemmings will find hours of challenging fun within this appealingly ridiculous game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Has something for everyone who has a joystick connected to his computer. [Mar 2003, p.83]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The uncanny shortage of "Diablo" fans with an interest in the obscurities of Chinese history probably limits the game's appeal. [Nov 2002, p.87]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elaborate story, dialogue, and characterization draw you into one of the most believable role-playing game worlds ever created.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an attractive and challenging game that, unlike so many other racing games, really does penalize you for running the pedal to the metal all the time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rises above its own occasionally clichés and standard third-person action gameplay with an effective atmosphere, solid voice-acting, and an episode-quality storyline.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has terrific graphics, better sound and music (the LEGO songs are great), and surprisingly entertaining gameplay. [May 2003, p.87]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of this comes at a price; that game has what may be the steepest system requirements ("I need how much RAM?") of any product in the history of computer gaming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An expansion that is about as good as it gets for the core community. [Feb 2003, p.67]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a great deal of depth in the game's history for the developers to build on, and a great deal of depth in the skill system for players to explore. [Mar 2003, p.82]