Edge Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 2,559 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 8.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 10 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
2,559 game reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hexodius’ dungeon sections aren’t involved enough to offer interesting choices or exploration, but last just long enough to qualify as clunky menu screens.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the original aimed to capture our hearts, the sequel only seems to be after our wallets.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sonic games, and platformers in general, have always been about memorising the lay of the land, but rarely have mistakes been so costly or heavily punished, and it says much that one retailer’s preorder bonus consists solely of 25 additional lives.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At a base level, this is simply too forgettable to give players a good enough reason to return. Perhaps it would be different if Zombie had been more lenient with its economy, allowing you to try more before committing to buy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lords Of Shadow 2 is clunky, ugly and deeply misguided. It’s a game that sees the lord of the damned as a vehicle for rat-powered linear stealth, and that takes a future-Gothic London setting and then sets the action in tower blocks and sewers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Arzest has laid an egg here, but not of the golden variety.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Much as it saddens us, given the promise of seeing a 3D Ghost Trick, we pronounce this dead on arrival.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Infinity is extremely limited, both in terms of what little content it offers and your ability to access it. [Aug 2014, p.119]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Supernauts is both too limited to succeed as a town-builder and frustratingly restrictive as a creative tool, while its superhero interludes are disempowering and dull. [Sept 2014, p.116]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's practically no aspect that doesn't appear half-hearted. Black Isle's drawn-out death has undoubtedly poisoned Brotherhood, but it's hard to tell if there was ever a good game here to begin with. [May 2004, p.109]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Inspired moments, such as the vehicles' mulitple weapons systems, are forced from the mind by the relentless slogs across the levels... In the end, you're likely to discover that the real battle is to continue playing. [May 2004, p.100]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Clock Tower 3 is never scary: rather it's unwitting proof of the banality of evil. [June 2003, p.101]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The levels are so gloomy, grey and fog-drenched (there's even fog in the mall) that it's hard to see buildings in the near distance, nevermind enemies. Dark, oppressive and torturous, Omega Strain is about as much fun as a wet weekend in a Kafka novel. [July 2004, p.107]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game did not need to be a bad one: the premise remains ripe with extraordinary possibilities. This, however, simply squanders them, showing a determination to prioritise style over substance which cripples the game and damages gaming as a whole. [Aug 2004, p.94]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We’ve a right to enjoy this kind of brainless, murderous throwback, but we’ve also a right to expect it to be made to the standards of videogames of five years ago, never mind those of today. [July 2005, p.91]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Six 'f*cks' in the opening cut-scene set the tone for a game that's desperate to appear edgy, uniquely British and grown up... Ironically, the script is so desperate to be adult that it ends up sounding as mature as a teenager rebelling against school uniform. [Christmas 2004, p.85]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    European Assault is one of the ugliest current-gen games we’ve seen. Boring textures, a weak palette and a flimsy design ethic all round make it appear like slightly dressed up PSone data. The animation seems inspired by amateur puppetry and even the menus look like they were knocked up in the last day before submission. [Aug 2005, p.94]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Bet On Soldier’s non-linearity of progression, its riot-shield combat and internationally ranging scenarios suggest a game that might well have looked exciting on the drawing board. The final production, however, will leave anyone better off putting their money on the dogs. [Nov 2005, p.112]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    By any standards that have existed during the last ten, Without Warning is a work of stultifying incompetence that seems to hate its own players. [Dec 2005, p.108]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unforgivably unresponsive controls and a series of poor structural choices quickly reveal themselves and deeply undercut every positive point the game provides. [July 2005, p.95]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sorrows is a hollow experience, misinterpreting the original as a sheer numbers game rather than one of constant risk and reward. It’s an issue made more glaring by an unsatisfying combat system, paying lip service to counters, juggles and combo strikes even though endlessly repeating the same moves is just as effective. [Feb 2006, p.88]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s a clean game, at least, texturally crisp and evocatively lit, but the feeling of playing an interactive 3D Mark demo is discouragingly strong. [Apr 2007, p.88]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    By even the lowest expectations Superman Returns is a staggering shortfall. [Jan 2007, p.86]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The dialogue is belief-defyingly bad, the characters who deliver it lazy, one-dimensional caricatures. [Oct 2006, p.94]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Had The Official Game provided a consistent overall challenge, it would have been bearable, if unexciting. But it hasn’t, and it isn’t. [July 2006, p.88]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Had The Official Game provided a consistent overall challenge, it would have been bearable, if unexciting. But it hasn’t, and it isn’t. [July 2006, p.88]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Had The Official Game provided a consistent overall challenge, it would have been bearable, if unexciting. But it hasn’t, and it isn’t. [July 2006, p.88]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 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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    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s a souring of Bomberman’s classic formula, and it hasn’t been compensated for with any new thinking, leaving older editions to continue reigning supreme. [Nov 2006, p.91]
    • Edge Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s just a murky brew of meaningless, exploitative dysfunction filling an empty game, and it leaves a bitter taste. [Dec 2006, p.90]
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