eToychest's Scores

  • Games
For 1,217 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Viewtiful Joe
Lowest review score: 10 The Ant Bully
Score distribution:
1217 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem lies in that it is so handedly outshined by its Nintendo DS counterpart. The PSP version nets you better music, unlockable skins, and a degree of puzzling fun, but it still feels a bit vacant.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had, and those looking for yet another racing game have an option in what EA has put together here, just don't expect to be floored by what is essentially just a rehashing of ideas we've all seen before.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of fun to be had in Bionicle Heroes, and the price is definitely right, but ultimately this is a game you should be picking up for your kid brother for Christmas, and not for yourself. It’s a game that’s great at what it does, but put against the Gears of Wars of the world, doesn’t pass muster.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Although not all aspects of the game are as well developed as others, Banana Blitz's lively atmosphere, combined with its tight controls, challenging gameplay, and tons of replay value make it an easily recommendable title for any Wii owner looking for an original experience on their new console.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Once players start to acquire more and more interesting jobs, allowing a varied number of party customizations, the game begins to come into its own as yet another enjoyable, well-polished Final Fantasy title that any Nintendo DS RPG fan would be proud to own.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real appeal of the game is in its visuals and production values, and these elements take a real hit on the Wii console. If you have the option to invest in one of the other versions, that’s the best route to take. The "novel" controls on the Wii are more gimmicky than fun in this particular title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In many ways, it treads the same ground as previous titles in the series, but the new control method is like a little mini-revolution for sports games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 3 on the Wii is one of the best examples of the system’s ability to make up for substandard visuals with really engaging control. The Wiimote is a fluid and, mostly, precise method of directing all of the carnage, and there’s no denying the fact that pointing and shooting is infinitely more fun than weaving around with two analog sticks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Players fond of the control methods found in games like Excite Truck should take notice, especially if interested in something a little more quirky and demanding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Probably the finest first-person shooter to ever grace a console, Resistance: Fall of Man is easily worth your $50, and may be considered by some to even be enough to justify the $650 investment alone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Anyone who puts a few minutes with Rayman will have a hard time walking away without having smiled or laughed, and given that the bulk of the gameplay is so incredibly infectious simply adds up to one of the best launch offerings for the Wii.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you’re buying a game other than Zelda with your Wii, make it Trauma Center. The gameplay not only translates perfectly, it evolves, and everything that made Under the Knife great is still on full display.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My excitement faded, however, as I repeatedly discovered the marquee games to be inferior versions of their PC progenitors.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Happy Feet is sure to please kids, at least for a while, and in that sense the game is a success. Still, the game is fairly insubstantial and could have benefited from some platforming in between its minigames, a la "Rayman: Raving Rabbids."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As always, Team Ninja has produced a visual feast, a truly attractive game, and for that they should be commended. Sadly, there isn’t much more here than the pretty graphics and pretty girls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The ultimate sandbox game. It gives players plenty of opportunities to experiment and explore, but it also has enough meat to really attract gamers interested in strategic play.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ace in Action fails to be fun, a tragedy considering how attractive it looks. The game is nothing more than a trite shooter attempting to cash in on the Chicken Little franchise, with a control scheme is just too bothersome for this to be a recommended purchase to anyone.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It is a shooter of unparalleled grandeur and scale, featuring graphics that put the PlayStation 3 launch lineup to shame.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mechanics are solid, and while not as deep as Lumines - Mizuguchi’s previous PSP outing – the game is easy to learn, difficult to master, and best playable for short periods of time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Visually, Call of Duty 3 absolutely trumps the previous game. While profound launch titles like "Call of Duty 2" always strike a special cord, it is exhilarating to see the console mature and develop so far after only a year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Project 8 doesn’t push very far beyond its previous boundaries. Most of the gameplay is very similar, and players familiar with the series will not find many surprises. However, the new coat of paint and the “Nail the Trick” mode help make the game seem at home on the next-gen consoles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As it stands, it feels like the exact same multiplayer game that was offered a year ago. While a great deal of fun, this does little inspire existing players to jump from the equally entertaining SOCOM 3 to this latest game in the franchise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The real question is whether the game can rise above the hardware constraints, and the answer is yes. As a result, Fireteam Bravo 2 may be the premier shooter in the PSP’s library.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the small gripes, overall this is a great collection of classic Genesis titles. While the Wii's Virtual Console promises to have at least some of these titles available for download in the near to immediate future, Sega Genesis Collection offers a nice, compact alternative.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero II is what being a sequel is all about. Taking the core gameplay from a solid game and making improvements and sharpening until it can cut through steel like a hot knife through butter.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you already own the first one and you’re not enticed by a little more MTV in your PSP; if you’re only in it for the falling blocks – just hold the glitz and enjoy the game you’ve got.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ridiculous. Infectious. Simplistic. Just plain fun. Saddling Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS with any one description is difficult, as the game marries absurd comedy, entertaining music, and classic rhythm mechanics in a way that is both new and altogether different from anything else available for the platform.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not the best RPG of the year, nor is it even the most rewarding role-playing title on the Game Boy Advance. However, the game is without question one of the most polished portable RPGs to come to retail in recent months.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Scurge: Hive isn’t a bad investment if a player is seeking fast paced pick up and play action, but players who appreciate more depth in their titles should probably shy away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a role-playing game, Children of Mana comes up aces, with an intriguing story and characters that you'll recall long after the game is shelved. Sadly however, this game counts itself among the popular action segment of the role-playing genre, and it is in that addendum that it falls short.

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