Electric Playground's Scores

  • Games
For 893 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Wave Race 64
Lowest review score: 10 GoDai: Elemental Force
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 893
893 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Call of Duty can be summed up in one word. Intense. Yes, lots of shooters have provided many, many hours of intense situations before but none, including crowded games like "Battlefield 1942," have ever made me feel the insignificance and fear a soldier must feel while watching the slaughter of hundreds of his countrymen.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring some of the most elaborate and astonishing art work and animation the videogame industry has ever seen, POP definitively raises the bar on visual presentation. I have never seen more detailed and engaging art on the PlayStation 2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every weapon that was in "Unreal" has been given a total facelift for Unreal Tournament. Everything has been totally redrawn and textured - the overall look of the weapons is quite impressive.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Amid its many puzzles, creepy scares and flurries of combat, Silent Hill 2 has moments that are so human and painful--forget about “horror” for the moment--that they elevate the experience from a mere “videogame” to a jarring, unsettling look at pain, loss, despair and dread.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I was hooked on the gameplay and the story of Jak II almost immediately and my addiction and love of the game hasn’t subsided weeks later. Jak II is, without question, one of the finest gaming experiences I’ve ever had.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ICO
    Although short (about 10 hours of play, not including mistakes) it seemed just right and there’s probably nothing more that could have been added that would make it any better.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Namco blows the doors off the PSP with this beautiful arcade racer, and leaves all of the other launch titles in the dust.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite the light hearted brushstrokes throughout Brave Fencer Musashi, this disc houses one of the richest and most satisfying videogames I've ever enjoyed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Delivers in spades exactly what it sets out to do: It lets the gamer be the wheelman in a non-stop car-chase movie. This is everything a driving game should be. It is, for all intents and purposes, perfect.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you can get past its slightly intimidating barrier to entry (getting your license to race in this game is trickier than the real thing), you'll play Gran Turismo for months and months and never see all of its glory. This is a classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gripping. You will not be able to make your way through this unrelenting adventure without feeling your stomach flip and churn into knots.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game would be super fly at a party You won’t be whizzing through it unless you’re super smartie.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'd come off as a huge hypocrite if I didn't put Tekken 3 at the top of the list. "Tekken 2" was a 10, and Tekken 3 is a better game in most respects.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A deep, quite cartoony and consummately Japanese turn-based wargame with depth, character and replayability to burn.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In a game already so dark and visually menacing, the Xbox gives the phrase "jumping at your own shadow" a whole new shade of meaning.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The three-dimensional stability of the environment in Mario Sunshine is astonishing. At no time do the seams show.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Diddy Kong Racing is almost too good to be true. It is an exquisitely animated, color-rich racing game that bubbles over with character and charm. A triumph.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While the game may not boast the gilded depth and scope of Zelda or the originative spark of Mario, Jet Force Gemini has stolen its way into my heart and become my favorite game on the Nintendo 64.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perfect. Epic. Unstoppable. Unbeatable. Irresistible. Sensational...The best videogame I have ever played. It is the crowning jewel of the industry. It is Nintendo's finest achievement.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Magnificent. Until now, GoldenEye was arguably the best reason for gamers over the age of 16 to own a Nintendo 64. No longer.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It has quickly grown to become the standard by which almost all other games are measured.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without question the most unique and satisfying home racing videogame I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. This is, as you're no doubt aware, no minuscule feat. To declare that a racer is as good or better than WipeOut XL, Sega Rally, The Need For Speed or Ridge Racer Revolution is usually a fool's practice. However, WR 64 and its incredible water worlds are in a class by itself.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The defensive AI has been cleaned up and perfected. I do mean perfected.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The brilliance of this game, however, doesn't stop with the audio effects, or the crisp, fast moving, beautiful graphics, with you and up to five other boarders on the screen at the same time, moving at a blistering fast frame rate. The controls in SSX Tricky are perfect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The camera is so good in Gears of War that I never once thought about it while playing. I can't recall a single instance where it did not frame the action right, or hide anything I should have seen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I can't remember the last time I had so much fun just playing. At times I truly felt like a little kid completely immersed in a fantastic game of let's pretend. At my age that feeling doesn't come around to often but when it does you sure savor it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It's games like Gran Turismo 3 that make me proud to be doing this for a living!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It features a game system rich enough to challenge and enthrall any experienced gamer, and Fantasy sublime enough to draw in the most hardened doubter of videogames.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    At times, it's hard to tell where sincerity ends and irony begins--select Snake's cigarettes in the inventory list and you're provided with the helpful information that cigarettes are highly addictive and bad for your health. Not like, for example, guns or anything.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The brilliantly motion captured player movement, smarter players and broadcast style presentation are nothing short of awesome and really make for a complete hockey experience.