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 4.7 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 Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 410
410 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game was great at first, but the pace slowed. Even with changes in difficulty and complexity as you went higher in the tower, the floors were basically the same.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Online world games should be many things... They should not subject you to hours upon hours of tediously repeating the same tasks with no hope for reward in proportion to that pain. Which is why I say to online world gamers everywhere: Stay away from "Ryl."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The gameplay is unexciting, and the counterintuitive controls make it even worse. I had a hard time aiming because of the awful camera controls.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    From the laughable briefing scenes to the flighty controls, this game is simply not fun. The design, from front to aft, is flawed and, frankly, not up to par with the Xbox 360's standards.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The game also settles into a rut: Clear an area of demons, advance, clear a room of demons, repeat. There's little strategy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I don't have too many gripes with this title. The only real flaw of the game is that the graphics are a bit choppy and the sound could be a bit better.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Lamer than a spring break movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Great in concept but ends up being a slow-loading, profanity-laden action game with subpar graphics.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The last glaring negative of this game is the commentary by Duke Tango, which is about as soothing and smooth as listening to Gilbert Gottfried read an epic novel over and over and over again. Ouch.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    You start out as Pikachu and race through various levels, moving the stylus up or down as fast as you can to the next checkpoint. This constant movement of the stylus was annoying.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Throw in some horrendously long loading times, a muddy story line and dialogue that will make you laugh in agony, and you have a train wreck of a video game. Not even fans of Sonic's classic adventures will be able to look past the stench this game leaves in its speed wake.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Despite its huge weaknesses -- trust me, you don't want to shell out $40 for this thing -- it has two superb elements: dialogue and voice acting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    With this release, the "Final Fight" series has thrown in the towel.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The things I liked about the game overwhelmed what I didn't like. If you want a high score, you can't be a stiff. You have to get into the groove and use your whole body.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    You level up your car in a fashion that's familiar to anyone who enjoys role-playing games, but the route to getting there -- racing the same kinds of contests, over and over again, against cars that are of very similar level to yours -- gets repetitive fast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I like games that involve strategy, but this game has none. You do what the game wants you to do with a just a bit of brain power involved, but no strategy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    While the Internet play is the frenzied, chaotic fun you've come to expect from a "Bomberman" title (though it has some loading issues), you're completely unable to blow up buddies sitting on the couch next to you.

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