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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Best of all, this fun game hides the fact that it's packed with exercise activities (the game, like others in the series, even has a workout mode that counts calories burned). My kids played through a good chunk of the game in their first outing and constantly asked to play again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it lasts, Bond fans should fall head over heels for From Russia With Love.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it's not what I'm used to from the "Metal Gear" franchise, these brain-straining battles are very rewarding, mainly because you invest a great deal of time in planning and methodical movement.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The new game is very much like the old, or I would give We Love Katamari four stars.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Goofy fun, and that makes up for a lot of its failings. But I couldn't quite forgive the occasional tedium and fairly short length enough to give it a better rating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not the first video game to allow players to draw their own characters, but certainly one of the best.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best part of the game is Lucas' maneuverability in getting from Point A to Point B. In some instances, he must glide on a rose pedal. In others, he summons other ants through telepathy, and the group either flings Lucas through the air or operates as an impromptu ladder.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The only thing keeping this from becoming an instant classic is the presentation. The visuals aren't very detailed, and the onscreen text (used for interacting with characters and objects) is painfully small and virtually unreadable on a standard-definition television.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The constant scanning slows down the game, and the generic soundtrack does little to create any drama. But Metroid fans just want to play as Samus. And what's thrilling for those folks is the multiplayer action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I love free-ranging games that let you sniff out nooks and rummage through crannies, a la "Grand Theft Auto." But Perfect Dark Zero sends you into some large environments without a whole lot of direction.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The two screens work together to create one large, two-story game screen. Wireless play is available for up to five players, also using one game card.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you like solitaire, "Tetris" and puzzle games, this is for you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, it's hard to complain too much about the drag of grinding when space is this pretty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The music here and the design all are distinctly Japanese, with crazy refrains like "Rub it!" being shouted all the time. Don't ask me to explain. Just pick up and enjoy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If his curveball is getting pounded out of the park, throwing another one will be a risky venture. A new Road to the Show career mode allows players to create a rookie who must toil in the minors while awaiting a chance to crack the big league lineup.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Syphon Filter is a series that felt a bit dated in its PlayStation 2 incarnation, "The Omega Strain." But Dark Mirror perfectly makes the jump from consoles to hand-held systems for the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One of the best-looking Xbox 360 games I've seen. And trust me, it's just plain fun to parade around as a plant and sock a troll right in the kisser.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game's simplicity, however, doesn't give it a long shelf life, so it's best to play live opponents. An online play option could have alleviated that.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a game best played in small bursts. It's perfect for waiting in line or during road trips.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Watch out for the thumbstick here. I found it to be so touchy that I kept getting dizzy as my car turned and circled. Better to use the directional keypad.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Players seem to fall and lose the ball too often when trying to make a move in the post.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game doesn't really take advantage of the DS's cool touch-screen technology... Still, Bomberman is a blast.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The action is intense and the effects are splendid, though the un-reality applies also to the worlds in which you battle.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With its mind-jumping mayhem, Psychonauts is definitely a breath of fresh air. It is crazy, though. Crazy good.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Really isn't a leap above "Winning Eleven 7." Though the variety of play modes is huge, the well-animated visuals could use some polish, the audio sounds rather bland and the number of licensed teams and players is a bit wimpy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Has its glitches, like zookeepers walking through animals, but all in all it's worth purchasing if you are a fan of the strategy genre or just need a break from other games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Solid graphics, online play and original in-your-face features makes Blitz: The League a great alternative to the other football games on the market.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The blast-'em-up action is now coated in a sugary exterior with over-the-top cutesy trimmings and oddball voices for the game's characters. It's so disgustingly sweet, you almost want to reach out and pinch Mega Man's cheeks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is a delight to play and a refreshing change from the usual stack of first-person shooters. The challenges and objectives are reasonable but not so challenging that you'll want to throw the controller.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fresh, entertaining title that delicately balances role-playing and classic "Mario" gameplay.

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