Edge Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 2,549 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: 64
Highest review score: 100 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
Score distribution:
2,549 game reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game's ambition far outstrips its creator's abilities: damned by execution rather than intent, but damned nonetheless. [July 2009, p.99]
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    • 36 Metascore
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    The game's ambition far outstrips its creator's abilities: damned by execution rather than intent, but damned nonetheless. [July 2009, p.99]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game's ambition far outstrips its creator's abilities: damned by execution rather than intent, but damned nonetheless. [July 2009, p.99]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This recurrent rehash is branding to serve the genre, and of little benefit to Poke-fans. [Sept 2008, p.96]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This recurrent rehash is branding to serve the genre, and of little benefit to Poke-fans. [Sept 2008, p.96]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The left to right weaving that gave Secret Rings old-fashioned zip has been jettisoned for narrow paths, funneling you from one fight to the next. Add on-rails cart rides and regular pauses to hand rings over to local villagers and this becomes Sonic's most static adventure yet. [May 2009, p.97]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Technologically something of an embarrassment and devoid of any vitality or personality, Undercover seems a sharp downturn for one of EA’s traditional bastions of seasonal sales. [Christmas 2008, p.101]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When compared to its rivals, Rock Revolution is an embarrassment regarding content, presentation and playability. [Jan 2009, p.96]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Die-hard roleplaying game fans might have shrugged off its technical flaws and turgid combat if only the story had a pay-off. But instead of a tragic hero, Jason’s a dud. [Feb 2009, p.86]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Die-hard roleplaying game fans might have shrugged off its technical flaws and turgid combat if only the story had a pay-off. But instead of a tragic hero, Jason’s a dud. [Feb 2009, p.86]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Die-hard roleplaying game fans might have shrugged off its technical flaws and turgid combat if only the story had a pay-off. But instead of a tragic hero, Jason’s a dud. [Feb 2009, p.86]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Where we once observed burgers grilled with the power of rap, we now meet a policeman who doesn't like littering. All very toothless. [June 2009, p.93]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So wasteful of its source material that it should be held up as an example of how not to handle this kind of production. [July 2009, p.101]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The poor relation of its canceled 360 and PS3 brothers. This is a stripped-down version of a game that never was, offering only fleeting glimpses of a magnificent concept through a console and engine that could never, even with four more years to work at it, have handled it. [Aug 2009, p.98]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The root problem is that the board controller is poorly conceived. The notion of mimicking while stationary an activity entirely reliant on motion is deeply flawed. [Jan 2010, p.88]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's the first game we can recall, for instance, to feature a them tune comprising a single note. [Sept 2009, p.96]
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even when you disregard the charmless character, ignore the relentless music and eventually manage to tame the handling, something comes along to spoil the party - an odiously placed bump on the road that causes an unnecessary spin, the sudden inability to respawn even when off the track, resulting in a lost race... the list goes on. [Jan 2010, p.90]
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    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Partial blame can be laid on the less-than-stellar CG film Astro Boy adapts, but considering High Voltage so vocally invoked Omega Factor during development, it is not unfair to hold the game to a higher standard. It doesn't come close. [Jan 2010, p.96]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Plays unbearably clumsily. [June 2010, p.104]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Clash Of The Titans' many failings are all the more surprising given that the movie is just one of many CGI-heavy offerings accused of feeling more like a game than a movie.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So much of Aqua, though, feels merely like the crude payoff to a tank rush, your fire moving from one stubborn target to the next until victory is declared. [Aug 2010, p.99]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Glitchy. [Sept 2010, p.99]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    ToL's only saving graces are the hammy acting and daft moves. [Sept 2010, p.102]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Wrist ache is inevitable, but it's the imprecision of the strength gauge that ends up causing the most pain. [Sept 2010, p.103]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An experience lacking flavour, with a transparent design, the game shares many qualities with its elemental subject matter. It is entering a super-competitive environment, and its premium DLC will need to be something special to turn things around.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unlike its namesake, Quantum Theory makes no attempt to depart from classical mechanics - it merely diminishes them. [Nov 2010, p.96]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are minor things for which The Fight can take credit. The progression of skills is well-paced, its 'street' aesthetic pioneers a delightful new direction for extreme cheese, and your flailing proves quite the workout. [Christmas 2010, p.101]
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    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The ideas and content here are thin on the ground, and limply implemented, too - it's inexcusable that a game whose sole interaction is hand-to-hand combat should not be able to tell the difference between dodging and headbutting. [Christmas 2010, p.98]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's hard to come away from this without a sense of persecution. It isn't just that it's a poor game, it's that it thinks it's good enough to survive on the coat-tails of its license - and that you won't have the wherewithal to discriminate. [Jan 2011, p.99]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Its idea of merging solo, co-op and deathmatch combat into a single mode is as noncommittal as its story, which merges decades-old cyberpunk cliches into one appalling mess. [Mar 2011, p.92]
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