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 IL-2 Sturmovik
Lowest review score: 0 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,338 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games in the genre tell a story this well, and fewer still combine that intriguing tale with such absolutely superb game mechanics. [Apr 2007, p.66]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Burning Crusade adds some much-needed high level content to a game that had grown pretty stagnant for the Level 60s who spent all day and night dancing in front of the Auction Houses in Ironforge and Orgrimmar. [Apr 2007, p.58]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not a stingy game. Nearly everything you do will earn you some sort of profit, but it's about the long-term gratification. [Oct. 2006, p.66]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throwing super-powerful native tribes into the mix may not mesh with the history we all know, but it does make every map they inhabit a more dangerous and challenging place. [Jan. 2007, p.57]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Out of the Park Baseball 2006 is the most ambitious text-based baseball GM simulator ever, and one of the best games of the year. [Sept. 2006, p.65]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This little game is addictive, if not more so, as gems like "Bejeweled", "Bookworm", or pretty much any downloadable puzzle game out there. [Sept. 2006, p.76]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DEFCON is a simple idea developed with style by a group of obviously talented game designers. [Mar 2007, p.73]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But if you're willing to look, there are very few games that show you as much as you'll see here--a nearly infinite variety of rising gods and dying empires and a fat man with a magic belt--and no games that do it with focus, depth, and extraordinary economy of Dominions 3. [Jan. 2007, p.60]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Crusade is another real-time feather in Relic's cap, even without the Tyranids. [Jan. 2007, p.56]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everquest II has come a long way since its original launch. With Faydwer and other recent enhancements, though, it's pulled alongside "World of Warcraft" in the race to be an MMO for everyone. [Mar 2007, p.68]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The translation ot what seem like a bazillion Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to a handheld game isn't easy, but for the most part this is as perfect a translation of a CCG as you could wish. [July 2006, p.88]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's ultimately Forza that ends up with the win for its more comlete features and player friendliness. [July 2005, p.85]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Truly makes gamers feel as if they're controlling a lost episode. [July 2004, p.7]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best bond game since "Goldeneye." [June 2004, p.11]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As a single-player game, Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is quickly lost in the crowd. But thanks to its online cooperative mode, the game truly shines. [June 2004, p.12]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    From its training mode (which teaches players all the ins and outs of racing a bike) to its responsiveness and intuitive nature, the gameplay is incredibly fluid. [May 2004, p.12]
    • 90 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]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    By far, it's more fun to play against a human player with experience, than to play against the weak A.I. - the one area of the game that was glossed over. [Aug 2004, p.6]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The gameplay is comparable to someting like "Devil May Cry" or "Otogi" in that gamers have two weapons and are capable of unleashing combos on enemies using both of those weapons with just a few simple button taps. [Nov 2004, p.NP9]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The voice acting is so good gamers will think it's actually the original cast. [Aug 2004, p.7]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best online fighting game released to date.[Feb 2005, p.NP-9]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best bond game since "Goldeneye." [June 2004, p.11]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For action-game fans, Otogi 2 is one of those titles they won't be taking out of their Xbox any time soon. It's stylish, fast-paced, and loads of fun. [Nov 2004, p.NP9]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    From a graphics standpoint, Sphinx looks incredible. [Apr 2004, p.9]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    By far, it's more fun to play against a human player with experience, than to play against the weak A.I. - the one area of the game that was glossed over. [Aug 2004, p.6]
    • 90 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]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The voice acting is so good gamers will think it's actually the original cast. [Aug 2004, p.7]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    From its training mode (which teaches players all the ins and outs of racing a bike) to its responsiveness and intuitive nature, the gameplay is incredibly fluid. [May 2004, p.12]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best bond game since "Goldeneye." [June 2004, p.11]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The voice acting is so good gamers will think it's actually the original cast. [Aug 2004, p.7]