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 12.4 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A stunning example of why adventure games aren't as popular as they once were. [Aug 2004, p.82]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A long exercise in target practice, with lifeless enemies in dull levels. There's no saving during a mission, the graphics are weak, and there's no team-based action. What's worse, there's just no depth, artistry, or genuine thrills to be had. [Aug 2004, p.79]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A clumsy, series-ending combo of real-time and strategy...You must kind of hang out and gawk at numbers and icons. [July 2004, p.72]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And therein lies the game's beauty—it's expertly balanced. For every Goliath tank driver, there's a Manta master or Raptor pilot who can rip you a new one.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'd think jumping would be precisely tuned in a game about accuracy, but here, it feels like a crapshoot. [May 2004, p.85]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A marginalized blockbuster. [June 2004, p.81]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MVP makes up for its lack of polish with good looks and plenty of polish. [June 2004, p.85]
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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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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game's fast pace makes managing your turf a hectic, confusing ordeal. [June 2004, p.87]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the played-out field of fantasy real-time-strategy games, SpellForce rises above the muck with ambition, a few original gameplay touches, and some truly spectacular graphics. [May 2004, p.80]
    • 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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    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While Joan has some serious flaws, Enlight has shown it can create an interesting character; better A.I., for one, would do a lot to improve future titles. [May 2004, p.88]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For anyone who doesn't share Dr. Smart's very specific obsessions, however, Universal Combat is an exhausting, impenetrable bore. [Oct 2004, p.82]
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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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ability to fire behind cover effectively in Vietcong is a notable feature lacking in almost every shooter game to date. [May 2004, p.82]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bad A.I. and no realism, but who cares? The nonstop rat-a-tat-tat of automatic weapons in hostile environments gives Team Sabre its charm. [Apr 2004, p.91]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sort of game that has you thirsting for the expansion moments after you complete it. [Apr 2004, p.81]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The makers of the well-received "Monopoly Tycoon" have created an entertaining sim - Vegas Tycoon gets the look and feel of Sin City just right. [Apr 2004, p.92]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The A.I. on both sides of the conflict is awesome; as the leader of the counter-terrorists, your A.I. pals will follow you and, in some cases, "take the point:" You can give them orders via the chat feature and they'll do things like camp on a bomb site or guard the bomb.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If this game game came out four years ago, maybe. Today, no. [Apr 2004, p.86]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A pretty limited fighter, though its online features save it from beingi a complete loss. [Apr 2004, p.83]
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Just barely enought to satisfy true Shadowbane fans. [Apr 2004, p.90]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A shrug-inducing "so what" game that - judging by the barren servers - seems to be keeping players away in droves. [May 2004, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The undisputed heavyweight champion of boxing sims...Title Bout has a phenomenal database of more than 3,600 boxers rated in 39 categories. [May 2004, p.92]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A deep game worthy of exploration and discovery - you'll just have to exhibit nigh-infinite patience with its glacially slow build-up and general unfriendliness. [Mar 2004, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics are upgraded but still feel dated, and in the absence of any gameplay improvements, Combat Mission: Afrika Korps feels suspiciously like a scenario pack. [Apr 2004, p.83]
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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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