Edge Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 2,924 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 15% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 82% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Bloodborne
Lowest review score: 10 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
2924 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Time and again in The Angel Of Death, a perfectly obvious solution is ignored in favour of an absurdly contrived one, and whenever a puzzle hinges on the responses of NPCs... these prove bizarre and unpredictable. [Nov 2006, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast, engrossing and perfectly attuned to the needs of a handheld, Lunar Knights addresses the previous games’ failings without feeling like a retreat, providing refinement without too much dilution. [Apr 2007, p.86]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The net result is a product that can't be faulted on its accessibility, but has less subtlety than ever with which to hide the inherently, and sometimes unrelentingly, mechanical process that caring for your sims represents. [Mar 2007, p.85]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rare’s late-‘90s obsession with currencies and unlockables, combined with the new additions to adventure mode, make Diddy Kong Racing feel at times like a maze of conditions and transactions in search of an actual game, and put many of its attractive new features behind bars with no word of how to free them. [Apr 2007, p.87]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a testimony to the rapid evolution of this once moribund genre that Rogue Galaxy has been left so far behind. But it’s also a testament to Level 5’s inherent instinct for charm and compulsion that this game manages – even in 2007 – to hold its head above the crowd. [Apr 2007, p.78]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s sure to be a more compelling experience online, albeit one that relies heavily on the honour of your opponents, and its rough-edged charm is compulsive. [Mar 2007, p.87]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The plot proves strong enough to keep even the most disappointed player clicking through the dialogue trees, and in the final chapters the endless conversations finally give way to something more engaging. [Mar 2007, p.80]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wins you over with its charm rather than its virtue. [JPN Import; Jan 2007, p.84]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Above all, it's funny...If anything, this is the most bizarre game in the series to date. [Jan 2007, p.72]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Really, this is a game of strong, simple virtues: knockout action, beautiful character design, lovingly articulated models, crisp sound and overall polish. Every now and then it'll overstretch, at which point it falls. [Jan 2007, p.76]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though Situation: Comedy zealously aims for the easiest of targets – cheap television – its satire can feel obvious at times and its parodies fall flat a little more frequently than they should. [Feb 2007, p.85]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the charm, and despite the sophistication, there’s no disguising that Elebits is a slightly thin idea. Although the locations get grander and the destruction more alluring, there’s little evolution in the task at hand. [Feb 2007, p.76]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Vengeance feels like a small-minded attempt to corner the Remote-controlled shooter market at the earliest opportunity. "Red Steel" may have failed in a similar bid, but at least it had the excuse of being a new franchise, not one already established. [Feb 2007, p.78]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While suspension of disbelief can stretch to accommodate the odd genuine flaw – inconsistencies between what objects you can and can’t punch through, for example – the sequel has too many to hide. [Feb 2007, p.80]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Squeak Squad overall is a polished, impeccably designed pushover. [Feb 2007, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Full of bravado, packed with features and brimming with invention, this 20-year-old veteran is as vital and relevant as ever. [Jan 2007, p.84]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Extravagant and uncompromising, with its head high in the clouds and feed deep in the mud, Portable Ops manages to be both a true original and quintessential Metal Gear. [Feb 2007, p.74]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hard-bitten graduates of "GTR2" and "GT Legends" would be smart to approach RACE with few expectations, or perhaps leave it to the newcomes it has clearly been designed to attract. [Jan 2007, p.81]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While its appeal may have some age restrictions, some of those minigames are deceptively distracting, and doubly so. [Jan 2007, p.85]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    By even the lowest expectations Superman Returns is a staggering shortfall. [Jan 2007, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good all-round introduction to the tactical FPS. Glitzy and attractive, but ultimately a little empty, there’s also no doubt that it lives up to its name. [Christmas 2006, p.79]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's easy to over-rate launch titles thanks to the shock of the new, doubly so when the control scheme is as interesting as this one, but at its heart Red Steel is just another lever-pulling trawl through big rooms and S-shaped corridors. [Christmas 2006, p.77]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the focus on elaboration rather than evolution, Twilight Princess triggers more memories than it creates, yet it's still an effortless classic that towers over the gaming landscape. Ignore it at your own cost. [Christmas 2006, p.68]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hugely entertaining while it lasts. [Jan 2007, p.73]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perfect? No. Indispensable? Yes. Wii Sports more than earns its bundled place as an essential component of the hardware. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Something of a quirky offshoot than a bold new puzzling dawn. [Jan 2007, p.83]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suddenly the nonsense global scoreboards of Xbox Live and PSN, designed no doubt to validate those services with the suggestion of mass involvement, are exposed as being badly hampered by their own ambition. United’s tight-knit communities are a welcoming, sensible and above all enjoyable blueprint for the way things should be. [Apr 2007, p.82]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The rethink has inspired some of the most cunning, least arbitrary Monkey Ball level designs since the first game, and though Banana Blitz is the model of accessibility, it’s also plenty tough enough. [Christmas 2006, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a product of a time when hardened roleplayers were better noted for their patience – and its difficult to see many players tackling the adventure in its entirety. The walking speed for example, especially in the overworld, proves irritating in its sluggishness. [Feb 2007, p.83]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The consistently poor controls of Sonic’s 3D outings make it seem like Sonic Team has convinced itself that this is how this aspect of the franchise should rightly be, and everyone else should just learn to deal with it. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
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