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 Diablo
Lowest review score: 0 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Score distribution:
711 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luclin's quest structure is EQ's best yet. [Apr 2002, p.90]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers just enough new content to warrant being called a sequel...It is like "Doom II" was to "Doom." [Apr 2002, p.96]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This expansion is a compelling, dramatic WWII shooter with some of the most cinematic action ever converted into 1s and 0s - just like "Call of Duty." [Dec 2004, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The holy grail of "Star Trek" simulations. [June 2002, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SOU is perhaps the funniest fantasy-RPG I've ever played... One of those expansions that make the original game pale in comparison. [Sept 2003, p.94]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As uniquely unnerving as its predecessor. [Holiday 2004, p.92]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like "Gladiator," Legion is so epic, engrossing, and downright fun that you overlook its shortcomings and simply have a great time, time after time. [Sept 2002, p.84]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In every way an improvement over its predecessor. [Jan 2002, p.108]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite all the cool tweaks and additions, the repetitive gameplay still nags at me. [Mar 2003, p.92]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily the best implementation of a major comic-book character in a game yet... Finally, a game that lets you club your enemies with other enemies. [Sept 2003, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are at least three or four games lurking in Europa 1400: The Guild, each of them enjoyable and addictive. [May 2003, p.93]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, given the intensity of the combat, you won't have a lot of time to brood over the sometimes monotonous environments. Somebody deserves credit for making a gritty, Jedi-free Star Wars game without any fruity Force powers or lightsabers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The truest and most gratifying shooter since "Doom." [July 2004, p.69]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It sounds great, it looks even better, and it's the most original RPG not named "Morrowind" released in 2002. [Mar 2003, p.94]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not my favorite expansion - that would be "Hot Date" - but it adds enough of a twist to justify spending another 30 bucks. [July 2002, p.80]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fairly polished and comical game. It's too bad it didn't emulate "Toy Story" a little more, though, and provide a better plot and stellar acting. [Holiday 2004, p.98]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Chamber freshens up the CCG genre by blending traditional card play with a strategic game of planetary conquest. [Mar 2006, p.85]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Real-Time Swing adds a completely new (and welcome) dimension to Links 2003. [Jan 2003, p.114]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The A.I. is quite good, particularly at the tactical level, where you don't have to baby-sit an army.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new benchmark for hardcore racing sims...mostly. [Oct 2005, p.81]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Technically great but lacks the heart that makes fans into fanatics. [Aug 2005, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brings more than 175 new enchanted items, which alone justifies the purchase. These special objects can take care of the less-pleasant chores in your life, leaving you free to pursue personal happiness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game starts off strong, its personality steadily dribbles away, leaving you feeling you've played enough of it and never need to play it again. [Apr 2003, p.102]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly strong Star Wars combat. [Jan 2005, p.92]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes the original game, upgrades it slightly, expands its cope, and adds and editor. Put together, it's a pretty good package. [Feb 2004, p.91]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a military sim gamer who's looking for endless hours of action devoid of strategy or tactics, then this is your game. [June 2003, p.84]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real bummer in the new stuff? The M-60 machine gun, which is so powerful and easy to use that it lets even blundering newbies rack up ridiculously high frag counts. It needs tuning down.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stunning sci-fi-themed shooter that makes "Halo" look hollow. [Feb 2004, p.80]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PureSim Baseball's biggest strength is its incredible interface. [Aug 2002, p.73]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all here: the virtual keys to the teensy-weensy pearly gates of micromanagement heaven. [May 2005, p.93]
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