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 Kirby: Canvas Curse
Lowest review score: 0 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,338 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The controls prove the best out of the recent crop of first-person shooters; the hand-to-hand combat system is spectacular. [Sept 2004, p.7]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Remove every frill and dump the gorgeous 3D graphics for barely animated stick figures and Fight Night Round 2 would still be a classic. [June 2005, p.89]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly unique experience. [Aug 2004, p.6]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A work of art with nicely drawn anime sequences and beautifully rendered cel-shaded graphics. [Oct 2004, p.9]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And it's another clever import from Japan that will remind you why you're not done with your Gamecube just yet. Last generation talent will always trump next-gen technology. [May 2006, p.90]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Remove every frill and dump the gorgeous 3D graphics for barely animated stick figures and Fight Night Round 2 would still be a classic. [June 2005, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Multiple endings, strategy behind weapons, smooth gameplay, and a terrifying experience make The Suffering one of the biggest surprises of the year. [Apr 2004, p.9]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Kung Fu fans will ultimately rise to the occasin, leaving all others to enjoy the excellent combat system. [Apr 2004, p.8]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the actual gameplay doesn't look as nice as it probably could, the sound is well done and the game's commentators have plenty of good quips. [May 2004, p.12]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the best-looking games on the Playstation 2, Cy Girls' character models are absolutely gorgeous, as are the game's levels. [May 2004, p.11]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're an action-RPG fan, you definitely don't want to miss this one. [July 2004, p.6]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    On the technical side, an analog control has finally been added, rather than continuing to rely on the directional pad. [Aug 2004, p.6]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While it improves upon the chief complaints from the first sequel, it still does not offer much that's fresh besides new weapons and Light Jak powers. [Feb 2005, p.NP-9]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The experience is so immersive one can build a fishing rod, catch a fish, and bake it in an open fire. [Apr 2004, p.7]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Multiple endings, strategy behind weapons, smooth gameplay, and a terrifying experience make The Suffering one of the biggest surprises of the year. [Apr 2004, p.9]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Unlike previous versions, the home field advantage is huge. [Oct 2004, p.9]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While some may balk at the cost involved, it's a ton of fun to play (multiplayer). [May 2004, p.11]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The only real thing missing are side-quests, but that's made up for with a solid 15 hours of gameplay within the title's story mode. [Sept 2004, p.7]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the significantly improved graphics engine, the wealth of options and an extremely powerful course editor, the trip to pick up a copy of Links 2001 may be your best drive to date.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most compulsively playable titles to hit stores this summer. It’s arguably the best traditional RTS released in over a year, and indisputably one of the most attractive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The kind of game that makes it hard to keep a grin off your face. You constantly feel like you're getting away with something you shouldn't.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Adds so much additional meat to the original design that going back to the old game seems unthinkable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most visceral puzzle games ever made. [Feb 2003, p.77]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a benchmark for finely tuned balance, interface, and polish. It has nearly all the little features we cry out for in these types of games but never overwhelms or frustrates.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    It's so deep that is simulates nearly every facet of college football, right down to telling you whether a player has a girlfriend or not.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers all the epic space opera milieu of a game like Master of Orion but none of the micromanagement.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable parts of the game lies in crafting and later developing your party.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most certainly the online role-playing game of the hour and quite possibly the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It looks fantastic, it's a blast to play, and its the best football game out there, period. [Nov 2002, p.89]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, folks, developer Panther Games has finally delivered a friendly AI worthy of the term "intelligence." [Oct 2002, p.78]
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