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 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 0 Mistmare
Score distribution:
711 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simplicity of the gameplay and charm of the presentation are happy reminders of a more innocent age when games were just fun for kids rather than targets of congressional hearings. [Feb 2005, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With enough features to fill a 747 flight manual, MSFS2004 provides a level of flying simulation on the PC that was unimaginable even a few years ago. [Oct 2003, p.116]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thrillinng acrobatic action, though the controls and camera could be better. [Mar 2004, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An outstanding game... The best movie-licensed game of the year is one of the best games of the year, period. [Oct 2003, p.114]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smarter A.I. makes for some of the best firefights in any Red Storm game to date. [Jan 2003, p.104]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each of the 17 tracks is meticulously detailed and accurate to within inches of its real-world counterpart. [Dec 2002, p.124]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even more than Anna Kournikova, US Open 2002 makes me more interested in tennis. [Nov 2002, p.130]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This latest GTA is an epic, involving experience, no doubt--but when you get past the expansive world and the RPG-like elements, it's the same epic, involving experience it was last year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has the same kind of addictive magic, suspense, and excitement that the X-Com games had, with the bonus of devious human minds in place of stilted A.I. [June 2003, p.88]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay’s the thing, though, and in Dark Age it’s the best I’ve yet experienced in an online RPG. [Feb 2002, p.77]
    • Computer Gaming World
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes Freelancer a compelling game is the sense of a living universe, vast areas begging for exploration, and the ability to hook up with friends online and start being either total bastards or glorious do-gooders together. [May 2003, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best five-on-five games for any platform. [Mar 2004, p.84]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In this sequel to the award-winning original, the kinks have been pistol-whipped until smooth, resulting in a tightly wrapped, short, sweet -- and familiar -- "ballet of death."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most impressive civilian sim ever. [Feb 2002, p.97]
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    • 90 Critic Score
    For computer war gamers, there really isn't anything better out there. [Jan 2005, p.98]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance is so complete that Codemasters could have easily sold it as a stand-alone sequel. [Oct 2002, p.100]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a superb game system, unrivaled detail, great graphics for the genre, and outstanding multiplayer, CMBB is more than enough to please any wargamer. [Feb 2003, p.70]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most satisfying games of 2002. [Feb 2003, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A triumph of art direction, a prime example of exquisite aesthetics and of how well an imaginary world can be beautifully conceived.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A host of revisions and improvements propel Raven Shield way past the original R6 games in design and playability, making Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield the new benchmark in tac sims. [June 2003, p.82]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it all comes together, Joint Ops is a great game that offers a solid combat experience on a scale far beyond anything in the "Battlefield" series. [Sept 2004, p.74]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weapon sounds are so real, you can almsot feel the slight recoil of the M-16A2 rifle or the impact from the M-203 grenade launcher. [Jan 2003, p.106]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So far ahead, you can't see the competition. [Feb 2006, p.79]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Firaxis not only added a pair of high-difficulty levels, but also clearly improved the A.I. [Apr 2004, p.88]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might just be one of the best strategy games of 2001…one of the most refreshing, engaging games released in a long time. [Jan 2002, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Relentlessly funny, constantly entertaining, and a total joy to play. For Simpsons fans (and is there anyone who isn't one?), it's nothing less than a must-have game. [Feb 2004, p.64]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The largest maps, which have three different levels of land, can provide dozens of hours of gameplay. [Nov 2003, p.128]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger 06 is a hardcore character-building RPG wrapped up in a sports game, letting you craft your own story of spectacular success or crushing failure. If a nongolfer like me can love it, pretty much anyone can.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deeper than the Marianas Trench. [June 2002, p.84]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that will please both hardcore golf-sim addicts & casual gamers. [Dec 2003, p.148]

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