DC Swirl's Scores

  • Games
For 115 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 NFL 2K1
Lowest review score: 20 ECW Anarchy Rulz
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 115
  2. Negative: 18 out of 115
115 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about the Dreamcast port of QIIIA came together supremely well at the end: graphics, ambient BGM, sound effects, control, lag-free internet frag-a-thons (most of the time anyway), everything!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a classic, and we cannot recommend it to you any higher even if you are planning on ridding yourself of the Dreamcast and moving on to PlayStation 2 land.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never before in any other football game have I witnessed such natural and smart AI.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Let's just put it this way, if you have a Dreamcast and there isn't a "Soul Calibur" Disk sitting close by then you're getting ripped off.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Dreamcast is running on all cylinders with this one, a game that has awesome visuals- the best on the system, control smooth as silk and super realistic handling.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A supremely replayable action game that is fun, cool, relatively challenging, very edgy in tone (cops shooting at graffiti-spraying teenagers?) and very unique.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics and that hard-to-explain fun factor that emerges from repeated exposure to its better features (which cannot be easily explained unless you've played PSO online yourself).
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Virtua Tennis" is what "WSB2K1" (baseball) and "Virtua Striker 2" (soccer) should have been (but weren't), and comes highly recommended by this former tennis hater that is all psyched about next week's U.S. Open tournament.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While UT is more user-friendly and fun, "Quake III" is faster, prettier and more raw.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If console Rally racing games were gatherings for S&M-catering aficionados (read: racing junkies), then Test Drive V-Rally for Dreamcast is the dominatrix to which you should gratefully submit yourself as its bitch of choice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 2nd best "Sonic The Hedgehog" game ever after Traveller's Tales' "Sonic R" for Saturn.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With much to unlock, loveable characters that many generations have grown up with, solid control and music that is very fitting, Infogrames couldn't have done this game much better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even now after two weeks with the fella I feel great joy and look forward to each morning to see what will happen next.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ultimate remake of what has been done before but with the benefit of technology making everything look prettier, cleaner and fancier, not to mention a minor tweak or two to things that were so good the first time around they weren't worth messing around with.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The "Soul Calibur" of two-dimensional fighting games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    100% shooting substance over visual style (although it looks damn pretty on its own 2D merits).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best driving simulators ever made, effectively giving to the masses what until now has been the privilege of the racing elite or the very wealthy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I think it's the second best DC racing game released this year (behind the internet-friendly "Daytona USA" and ahead of the overhyped "MSR").
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player expierence still fails excite me as much as VC's NFL 2K1, but it is certainly improved.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't have friends to play Power Stone 2 with, it loses about two thirds of its appeal.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Gran Turismo" is still king of the realistic console driving genre, but certain aspects of Sega GT (like the analog control for breaking/accelerating and the 'Carrozzeria' option) surpass it and point brightly toward the genre's future.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quirky save system and confusing front end keep it from greatness, but still a fantastic game!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real star of this game is the music, and SOA has wisely licensed a truckload of popular latin songs (or very good covers) that would liven up any party.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its core this is nothing but a fruity remake...of "The House of the Dead 2". It's just that you no longer need to have great hand-eye coordination with a lightgun in order to succeed, but typing skills akin to the one's a secretary of management VP needs in order to succeed in the corporate world of mid-level data management.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favor and definitely check out these furry fighters as they prove that cuteness can be deadly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn't perfect or fully taking advantage of the power of DC, but "Spider-Man" is a single-player action adventure no self-professed fan of the character can afford to miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Recommended, if you're willing to invest the time and six-button controllers to learn the layers of nuisance and depth that go into controlling a 7.2" tall, 445 lb. German wrestler named Hugo (or a Brazilian Capeoira female fighter named Elena that weighs considerably less... ahem!).
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With "Third Impact", the Cadillac model has been given new features (System Direction, five new characters, 'Grade Judge System', etc.) but has suffered a slight alteration to its flawless body (the washed-out colors and backgrounds on SOME of the stages).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sort of like asking how much better is a bottle of Pepsi than a can of Pepsi. Sure the bottle is bigger, it offers you more, it looks slightly different but in the end it tastes the same.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can even taunt your opponents more than ever with moves like putting your shoe in his face as if you're going to squash him while he lays ragged on the ground.