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 The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut
Lowest review score: 0 Postal 2
Score distribution:
711 game reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game is so annoying and poorly designed that it left me vindictively cheering the show's demise. [Dec 2002, p.136]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game just feels like an insult. Or maybe a practical joke. [Nov 2004, p.80]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The only thing Legacy leaves you with is a feeling of relief when it's over. [Apr 2005, p.88]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    BCT fails so dismally at playability that the realism doesn't matter. [August 2002, p.81]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What stinks more than anything is SOE's treatment of the game's devoted fans, who find themselves spurned by the developer's hope that a dumbed-down gaming experience will appeal to a wider audience. [Feb 2006, p.76]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The best game ever for gamers without the energy to move their thumbs from the A button to the B button on their gamepads. [May 2004, p.89]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Though it's not an entirely offensive game, in its attempt to be individualistic, Locomotion has learning nothing from other games in the genre and ends up feeling like a 10-year-old game with a 5-year-old coat of paint. [Holiday 2004, p.103]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A total rush job, from start to all-too-sudden finish. [Feb 2006, p.73]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    All tension drains away as the game turns into the equivalent of a deathmatch against sheep. [July 2003, p.74]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    X3 sometimes morphs into a derivative on-rails shooter during scripted story missions. [Feb 2006, p.74]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For some insane reason, the developers decided that you have to insert both discs in sequence every time the game boots... It's just completely preposterous. [Feb 2003, p.96]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The whole thing feels more like feature creep in a box than an expansion pack. [Mar 2006, p.84]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A bad third-person shooter is still bad even with '60s music and Vietnamese prostitutes. [Dec 2004, p.96]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If this game is any indication, the SOG soldiers were blind and deaf, and had the tactical sense of lemmings. [Aug 2005, p.76]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It may have spectacular AI, but it's still just an elaborate virtual pet forced to perform a tedious sequence of often frustrating tasks. [May 2002, p.89]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For every potentially cool element in Prince of Qin, there's a worse one waiting to kneecap it. [Jan 2003, p.124]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The gameplay, already uninspired and annoying on the consoles, is an uncontrollable mess on PC and not even worth it for fanboys. [Sept 2003, p.100]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A $20 game that plays like a $10 game. [Aug 2005, p.77]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    SCI took just six months to publish a PC conversion of the generally ignored PS1 game based on the largely forgotten film. [Feb 2003, p.98]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Like David Hasselhoff's singing career, Settlers is popular in Germany and just sort of barely tolerated elsewhere. [June 2005, p.96]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The combination of wretched design, brainless financial models, and buggy gameplay leaves you with the realization that you got suckered into buying a lemon. [May 2002, p.87]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    After the novelty wears off, it becomes an exercise in tedium broken only by crashes to the desktop. [Jan 2004, p.122]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Anyone who's made it through puberty will likely be embarrassed by the game's lame toilet humor. [Jan 2003, p.127]
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    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Oh yeah, Terminator 3: War of the Machines also has vehicles! Too bad they suck. [Apr 2004, p.84]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    About the only thing the inept MMIX does well is confirming its irrelevance. The game is damned boring. [August 2002, p.70]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With a total of four hours of gameplay (eight if you count the times technical failings made me repeat the first half), you don't get much for your money. [Oct 2002, p.110]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The worst implementation of multiplayer gaming in recent memory... An utter debacle. [Feb 2003, p.91]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Nice graphics and a good physics model can't hide the inflexible playability of a game that could have been a real treat to play. [Mar 2003, p.107]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This putatively naughty game should come with fetish clothing options, dungeon equipment, and the option to call up a friend or five to join our hero and heroine in their erotic adventures, but it doesn't. It's sterilie, soulless, and ultimately a tease that doesn't come close to delivering. What a gyp. [Sept 2004, p.73]
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    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Even a screensaver of Richard’s flabby ass crack is preferable to this. [Mar 2002, p.88]
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