Detroit Free Press' Scores

  • TV
  • 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 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Jak X: Combat Racing
Lowest review score: 25 And 1 Streetball
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 410
410 game reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Button-mashing is almost nonexistent. That's a big change from "Athens 2004," the last Olympics game I played, which required you to hit buttons frantically to make your athlete move.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even if I did whiff a time or two while familiarizing myself with the stylus, overall I found this game much easier than true golfing. It wasn't long before I was firing pars and birdies with relative ease.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game's a great mix of action and problem-solving.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game itself has decent game play, but is hurt because of the lack of attention given to the bells and whistles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game itself has decent game play, but is hurt because of the lack of attention given to the bells and whistles.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This street thug game lacks everything that would make it new, innovative or just plain fun. The graphics are really muddy and sub-par. The controls seem to be a bit confusing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Sub-par. Throw in some excessive load times and a lame several-players-on-one handheld multiplayer mode and you have a barrel of frustration.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    No one can refute that getting seven games for $30 is a good deal. But be warned some of these games are definitely better than others.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    PQ doesn't fare well when compared with the likes of "Lumines," chess or crosswords -- or even Sudoku, the new grid in town. By those standards, PQ is a pretty poor relation in the family of cerebral games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Me, I like Electroplankton, if simply because it took some guts to make it. I just wish there was more to do than peer at the screen and say, "Like wow, man. Heavy."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gorgeous and sometimes ludicrous backdrops offer a perfect complement to flowing fisticuffs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even if the emphasis is less on the battles than what goes before them, they look terrific. The robots animate and move well.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A terrific rental title, a vastly overpriced game to buy, an entertaining romp for an afternoon and a sure disappointment for longtime fans of the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a hard-core tennis sim fan, then Mario Tennis: Power Tour might be a bit too cartoonish, mainly because of the over-the-top, unrealistic power shots. Otherwise, casual fans could enjoy this handheld-perfect title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The fighting in The Two Thrones is superb. The prince has a nice array of combination moves that accompany his acrobatic skills. But the signature part of combat is the speed kill, which allows you some nifty and gruesome stealth kills.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fresh, entertaining title that delicately balances role-playing and classic "Mario" gameplay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I'd give these games a higher score if they were even more economically priced -- honestly, you can find the same quality of gameplay by downloading "Bejeweled" onto your cell phone for $7 -- but they're still worth a shot if puzzles are your thing.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is a total rush; nimble twitch skills and quick thinking are the only ways to escape a speedy demise. This one's a no-brainer for quick fun everyone will enjoy.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent effort. And if you're a gamer who likes movies, this one's got all the cinematic feel and production value of a big-budget film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If there's a sequel, let's hope more attention is paid to the actual video game instead of the videos.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though the game could be longer and could stand more diversity, the cold shivers that run down your spine while playing it are an undeniable rush.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I didn't want to put this game down. I took it with me in the car, in my room, everywhere. Wiping out and failing goals only made me want to play more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Online play is as hectic, though perhaps not as friendly, as the previous Xbox version.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gun
    But it's the story line that will grab your attention as you wander from quest point to quest point, doing missions to help figure out where you really come from and how you can avenge dear old Dad.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's just a shame so much of the extras that made the previous FIFA games great were sacrificed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    From the chillin' lingo to the colorful, retro-inspired interludes (often told using any or all of the aforementioned oddballs), the game is packed with attitude.