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
    • 94 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With this new online mode, it's much easier to admit that you like Metal Gear Solid 3. [July 2006, p.93]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are intermittent slow-downs and brief stoppages during play, particularly during aerial acrobatics. The game seems to prefer Voodoo cards over the NVIDIA line, so you may have better luck if your machine is equipped with Voodoo magic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a brilliant toy but also a jumbled mishmash of original ideas and mundane gameplay that fails to deliver a cohesive single- or multiplayer experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's overcooked and to slick, through redeemed by the sheer quantity of stuff you can do. [Dec p.90]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's overcooked and to slick, through redeemed by the sheer quantity of stuff you can do. [Dec p.90]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s this emphasis on 3D exploration, as well as older style of gameplay, that might recommend the game to PC RPG folk, assuming they can get past the heavy-duty anime aesthetic. [Mar 2006, p.86]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If they could have made it into the underpinnings of a stronger combat system, perhaps the other areas of the game where they played it safe wouldn't have seemed so grossly rehashed. [July 2005, p.88]
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    • 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nintendo sweetened the pot with what feel like dozens of mini-games, and you're liable to find two or three that can hold your attention. [Sept. 2006, p.81]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's the requisite little Goth girl with long black hair to 'creep you out.' Thanks to its overuse, it's become the lens flare of horror. [Jan 2006, p.48]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The developers at Bizarre Creations have made a beautiful thing, but they've given you no reason to enjoy it. [Feb 2006, p.87]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An amazing technological showcase for the PSP, but makes the biggest series in gaming feel small. [Jan 2006, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This console-friendly redux has just enough polish to make a bog-standard virtual murderer simulator seem fresh. [July 2005, p.87]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And if it's only disappointing because it's exactly as expected, with no surprises, there's little question that it's expertly produced. [Nov 2004, p.78]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The second game in this box, the multiplayer Splinter Cell, is as bold as the single-player is mediocre. [July 2004, p.60]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When EA Sports decides to fix what's broken, specifically the dropped passes and deep passing game, it'll have another A-list football game on its hands. [Oct 2005, p.89]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It feels like exactly what it is: a small and perhaps insignificant part of something much larger and(hopefully)more interesting. [Sept. 2006, p.57]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When EA Sports decides to fix what's broken, specifically the dropped passes and deep passing game, it'll have another A-list football game on its hands. [Oct 2005, p.89]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While some features are better, the most important part—the AI—has received little attention. While it's still a fun game, it's not much of an improvement over last year's edition.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's rough around the edges, playing more like a prototype than a finished product, there's finally a reason to get excited about the future of the series. [Jan 2004, p.70]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It ups the ante on art and style while taking its attempts at being "cinematic" too seriously. This makes it nearly impossible to ignore the general level of mediocrity to the characterizations, writing, and storytelling despite its mostly solid action. [Jan 2004, p.62]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore combat sim fans with equally serious hardware and a cast-iron stomach for aspirin will find themselves engrossed in a simulation of incredible depth and subtlety.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The missions can be skin-crawly tense and the strategic planning is a joy. Nevertheless, poor AI, coupled with mundane and buggy graphics give the game a "late-beta" feel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just because it's the only big-budget PC football game on the market is now excuse for complacency. [Dec 2004, p.79]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Of drive-in movie reviewer Joe Bob Brigg's infamous three B's, Giants' developers in a politic move took out two (Blood and Breasts). The third, Beasts, is still enough to carry the game, though the addition of a fourth B—Bugs—is certainly regrettable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where the actual game experience falls short, the online community experience impresses. [Apr 2006, p.89]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the AI is good on the field, it's terrible in the front office. [June 2005, p.57]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid if somewhat yeoman-like sci-fi strategy game. [Mar 2004, p.79]
    • Computer Games Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When you take the game as a whole you realize that the stunning art direction writes checks the gameplay can't possibly cash. Playing Alice is a stunningly average experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still brutally, brilliantly short. [Jan 2006, p.51]
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