Computer Gaming World's Scores

  • Games
For 711 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 71% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 12.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Unreal Tournament 2004
Lowest review score: 0 Postal 2
Score distribution:
711 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks like, well, a badly ported PS2 game with washed-out colors, graphical glitches, and only average textures and modeling. This, along with the appallingly bad driving sequences, horrible characters, plentiful cliches, and cringe-inducing dialogue, proves that unlike "Splinter Cell," not all console/PC marriages are made in heaven. [Sept 2004, p.77]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is not only less sophisticated but also far less soccer-like than either of the two serious alternatives on the market. [Feb 2005, p.89]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I don't think I've ever seen worse pathfinding in a game. [May 2002, p.75]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maybe I'm way off base here, but I expect my games to contain actual gameplay and not be a series of ong, poorly acted cut-scenes, lightly salted with puzzles that require the intelligence of a gnat to solve. [Oct 2002, p.114]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Winning battles is more a result of mass and aggression than tactical coordination. [March 2005, p.76]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The concept wasn't bad, but N:D's uninspiring execution and lack of depth make for a forgettable gaming experience... Rock/paper/scissors is a more challenging strategy game. [Nov 2003, p.136]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you tolerate Ripper's lack of interactivity because of its swiftly paced, absorbing story, the game's anticlimactic, unsatisfying finale will leave you feeling as frustrated as those original London police were back in 1888. [May 2004, p.89]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If I want impossible, I'll call my mother. [Apr 2004, p.89]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With its lackadaisical pace, clumsy action sequences, and surreal atmosphere that's more disjointed than disturbing, Silent Hill 2 is a nightmare, but only to play. [Apr 2003, p.116]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fight boredom and micromanagement by avoiding this lame stand-alone expansion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This stunning mood is crushed by an interface that has all the charm and convenience of a TPS report. [Sept 2003, p.95]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Since only LAN play is supported, it's doubtful you'll ever experience multiplayer. [June 2004, p.86]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Provides only a been-there-done-that setting and story line. [July 2004, p.75]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It will always be clear what's expected of you - in fact, you'll likely identify the killer long before your character does. [Feb 2004, p.87]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although Warlords IV is by no means a horrible game, it's something far more damning: strangely joyless and conspicuously missing the spark of enthusiasm that often manages to find its way into even the worst of games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Adults might find it simplistic, repititious, and boring, but it's possible that younger kids might find it accessible, challenging, and addictive. [Nov 2002, p.124]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Proof that not everything made in nine months is a bundle of joy. [Aug 2005, p.78]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The developers created an interesting game with some novel features, but they then saddled it with controls that completely negate the experience. [Jan 2002, p.114]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Your troops waste their limited ammunition like they're in a John Woo movie. [Mar 2004, p.91]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Adult gamers will find it too basic, children may find it too frustrating, and fans of lord of the Rings will prefer a more authentic Tolkien experience. [Feb 2004, p.73]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You’ll suspect you’re that fool if you purchase this disappointing game. [Feb 2002, p.92]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A chunky mix of features from other titles in a fully 3D bladder that has some merit, but will probably leave most gamers why on earth they should take a bite. [May 2003, p.91]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Starsky & Hutch simply comes off as a poor man's Vice City. A very poor man living off sub-grade, government cheese.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the moment you enter CDV Software's postacoptalyptic online world, you'll be confused, bored...and lonely. Which is shame, because as far as concepts go, Neocron has promise. [Apr 2003, p.118]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the VC don't kill you, the pesky game-crashing bugs will. [Feb 2006, p.81]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Yet another attempt at "Europa Universalis Lite" - one that tries to reduce the depth of EU into a mind-numbing series of repetitive tasks. [June 2004, p.86]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The only time the game comes close to evoking WWII is in the cleverly done faux-newsreel footage that is a backdrop to the game credits. [Mar 2003, p.104]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Atmospheric graphics are about all The Final Cut has going for it. [July 2002, p.81]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Slow. Frustrating. Not the best idea for an escape. [July 2002, p.81]
    • Computer Gaming World
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I've birthed children in less time than it takes the game CDs to fire up. [Aug 2004, p.83]
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