Detroit Free Press' Scores

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  • Games
For 410 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Guitar Hero II
Lowest review score: 25 Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 410
410 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A purely traditional -- some might say dated -- role-playing game that's so engrossing and charming that its lack of innovation is forgiven.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In Homecourt, the high-flying super dunks, crazy-killer crossovers and behind-the-back, no-look and kick passes are exaggerated to new heights. And here lies one of the game's biggest pluses.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The animations ... are much smoother than the choppy ones in the initial PSP soccer offering, and the loading times have been cut dramatically.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I also dislike the anime style of the characters, a confusing departure from the series' goth style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    And the best thing of all? No mess.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A must-have for anyone who loves both RPGs and puzzles, and will probably delight anyone who's a fan of either genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the switch to turn-based play also means a severe reduction in how much fun it is to play cooperatively with friends. Basically each person trades off controlling one of the characters you're fighting with, which sounds like more fun than it is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Exit is challenging, fun and has enough substance to keep you playing for hours and hours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The one real knock is that it takes a while for the screen to load in between holes. Also, a large grid that appears when you putt clunks up the play and takes away from the detailed graphics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I enjoyed the way you shake the table -- by rubbing the touch screen -- usually to prevent the ball from dropping into the gutter.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The one snag for Drill Dozer is that it doesn't let you change the button configuration. It sounds petty to gripe about that, but for some players, the primary action of the game will be a bit awkward since drilling is neither the A nor the B button on the Gameboy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's just two hairs short of a masterpiece. EA and Def Jam have set the bar really high for fighting games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You should buy this game. It's a good one. But to me, the first "Unreal Championship" for the Xbox is in many ways a bigger -- as in larger -- hit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It was maddening to nearly finish a mission, then die and have to start over. There are no checkpoints, but that's part of this game's challenge.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's no groundbreaker in the genre, but it'll keep you entertained a few minutes at a time, as all good portable titles should.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    NHL 2K7 also wins the face-off of variety, offering a host of different game modes. EA Sports has a cool shoot-out mode and the requisite franchise mode, but little else in terms of creativity.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game's main hook -- using a brush to interact with the world -- lends itself nicely to the game's traditional Japanese visual style, which fuses calligraphy and beautiful watercolor-esque art.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The city may not look entirely like home, but Joe's fist still looks pretty cool when you're blowing by at 100 m.p.h.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The strength of Rogue Agent is its online and multiplayer play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The PlayStation 2 version I played had a serious problem with players bleeding into one another during cut scenes before and after plays. The PS2 graphics also are OK but a bit blocky.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most fun in terms of new additions is the ability to fight good superheroes that other players have created. You can even create supergroup hideouts to attack and wrestle away from one another.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The day-to-day ground conflicts that make up most of the game are not particularly inspiring. The full-on space wars are a real thrill to behold.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    From a technical perspective, Darkwatch is a crisp, clean joy to play. Targeting and firing your weapons and using your abilities is easy and intuitive, and the controls feel so precise you'll forget at times you aren't playing on a PC.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A huge game -- so large, in fact, that you can play for several hours before finally meeting up with the main character, Sora, the boy who teamed up in the first game with Donald and Goofy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Unlike other fitness games, EyeToy: Kinetic really sucks you in because you get immediate personal feedback. That's a real technological advancement -- something that might even make you want to jump up off that couch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You can make people happy without cleaning all the time. Truthfully, though, this game makes even that dirty work seem like good clean fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Beyond the somewhat painful controls, MotoGP 3 is the best motorcyle racing sim available, with enough Easter eggs and gameplay modes to keep racing fans happy for months.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The differences between the original "Meteos" and Disney Magic are largely cosmetic, thanks mostly to cameos by Cinderella, the Lion King and other cartoon heroes. But even if Disney leaves you cold, "Meteos" is an essential game for any DS library.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The battles are turn-based, with a number of different physical and magical attacks available depending on the abilities of the fighter and what tricks you've picked up. Impress the crowd and you draw more spectators and rewards.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I'd be happier if Cyclops were at my fingertips, too. But all in all, the variety these three X-Men provide is adequate for one little video game.