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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike
Lowest review score: 25 RYL: Path of the Emperor
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 410
410 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The vehicles really set Quake apart from its cousin "Doom," as levels with vehicles almost always involve huge outdoor areas swarming with bad guys.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can't recall another video game that made me this physically uncomfortable and this psychologically troubled.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From its blood-red pentagrams to its chilling shrieks of radio chatter, the single-player campaign in Doom 3 will scare your pants off like nothing else on the Xbox.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, we though, found Second Sight intensely challenging, a creative alternative to other PC shooters and -- priced under $25 -- a great value.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is the deepest and most exciting to date of all the freewheeling street shooter games. There are missions and activities galore.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The racing here is just flat-out fun, with growling engines, jumps and shortcuts that allow you to smash through fences. But there are thoughtful additions, including Party Play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gorgeous and sometimes ludicrous backdrops offer a perfect complement to flowing fisticuffs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With compelling, deep game play and a gorgeous visual assault on your senses, Rainbow Six: Vegas is a safe bet for any Xbox 360 gamer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This gritty third-person shooter and driving game is the most explosive game I've seen so far in 2005 and a great diversion from everyday life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uno
    And now the classic card game comes to Xbox Live. And for the cost of a deck of cards, you can play online via Xbox Live against thousands of other like-minded gamers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The prince has gone from an "Aladdin"-style teenager to a grim, angry young adult. He's even more beautifully drawn than before, and this year's installment adds a much better combat system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Something special. It's a war shooter that's both intoxicating yet grisly. From the game's first moments as a young Russian soldier learning the ropes, you'll be sucked in to combat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We especially liked the intense array of challenges always pressing in on our fledging world. Empire Earth II is a real-time strategy game on steroids.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We can't recall another PC game that challenged us to furious one-on-one sword fights and strategic warfare with cannons blazing -- interspersed with a test of ballroom dancing skills in which each click of our keyboard's keys translated into a deft move on the dance floor.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What's most fun about Lumines is the way updated technology has married sight and sound to turn our gameplay into an all-absorbing mini-concert.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry 3's music, a cross between hardcore heavy metal and techno, enhances the dark tale. In between missions, there is spooky whispering that sounds like what you'd imagine an Ozzy Osbourne record being played backward would be like.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Middle Earth isn't a strategy game for hardcore fans, but it's a well-thought-out, well-designed, well-animated entry. And the atmosphere, visuals and sounds from the movie trilogy definitely make that simplicity both welcome and worthwhile.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Harnessing the new console's power, this Revenge makes online showdowns much more personal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This hexagon-packed puzzler is a bonus for all Xbox 360 owners who pick up a hard drive for their system, as it comes pre-installed on the hard drive.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Addictive from the moment you begin...It's incredibly friendly to the solo gamer, allowing players not only to gain Levels 1 to 60 without ever grouping with someone else if they prefer, but also to earn the same or more experience playing that way. That means the solo gamer can level nearly as quickly as a group of power gamers playing together.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gorgeous graphics and scantily dressed women will lure gamers into Dead or Alive Ultimate, but it's the game play that will keep fighters trading blows for months.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All of the battlefields are enormous and loaded with cover.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is also constant, driving techno music that isn't overwhelming and meshes pretty well with all the craziness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But there is some nice innovation, such as levels that are completely black until Kirby bumps into lanterns that put off light. And as we all know, in dark places like this, it's good to have a friend.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Online play is as hectic, though perhaps not as friendly, as the previous Xbox version.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The combat system is solid, allowing you some pretty awesome moves without hours of memorizing button taps.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid but predictable game with a creepy personality.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Almost every room or alley Torque enters has a mental surprise awaiting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    And the best thing of all? No mess.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    From a strong matchmaking system to a deep dynasty mode that largely mirrors EA's NCAA football game, March Madness does a good job bringing the energy of college hoops home.