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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition
Lowest review score: 10 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1217 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Web Swinging is brilliant and it truly is one of those things that you have to experience for yourself. I can just load up the game and swing around for a few minutes and still have a great time before shutting it off, which is a testament to Treyarch’s great work.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A work of wonder and magic that reinforces the idea that innovation and originality are both still alive and well in the world of video games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Doom 3 is excellent. It isn’t revolutionary, but it does bring a simple and exciting gaming experience with near-flawless precision.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Shadow Hearts has proven itself to be one of the most rewarding and polished series of RPGs in years, if not ever. In this vein, From the New World continues this tradition, with entertaining characters, a lengthy quest, a healthy does of character-specific side-missions, wonderful dialog, and more than a few chuckles along the way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Space Rangers 2 has a ton of content on its own, is extremely replayable, and is one of the most addictive games in recent and nostalgic memory. If that weren’t enough, it includes Space Rangers 1 which is definable by the same list of attributes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone else with a heartbeat, a DS and forty bucks should pick this game up immediately.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is easily the best squad combat game ever released, and the fact that it serves as such a great showcase for the software-hungry 360 is just icing on the cake.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It has all of the elements of a blockbuster movie mixed with the interactivity of a video game, resulting in an experience that is both invigorating and intriguing. In other words, this is game is a work of art, and needs to be experienced.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    More than just a well-designed puzzle game, Lumines has that rare spark that turns a simple task into a trance-inducing experience. It is a game with lasting appeal, and it is arguably the best title of the PSP's launch.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Luckily, the level design is fantastic, making every repeat through a level bearable, as many sections are just fun. Who doesn't love getting launched out of a barrel into the sky to swing from post to post while grabbing bananas only to land in a mine cart which travels the worst kept track in existence? Everything flows beautifully.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There are some great touches of humor throughout the game, especially when you encounter Mysterio (I haven't laughed out loud at a game in quite a while).
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We've been driving computerised cars around virtual racetracks for years now, but in Burnout 3 you do it so <I>fast</I>, and the enjoyment from going so fast comes so easily, that playing another racer is going to feel like driving a bus after taking a spin in a Ferrari.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It’s simple without being easy, and it’s fun without being frustrating.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Psychonauts may not be particularly innovative in any of its undertakings, but it breathes new life into a stale genre by virtue of its humor and creativity alone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Anyone, whether they gravitate towards platformers, adventure games, or role-playing games will find something to enjoy here, as Square Enix's latest release includes all of the hallmarks of a classic, and comes highly recommended.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A fantastic example of what fun games should be like. Never mind that it makes some of the most gorgeous scenes you're likely to find on the PS2, the game itself is so good the eye and ear candy is just extra.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    On the other side of the presentation scale, the music is absolutely brilliant. The Star Wars films have set a high bar for any derivative material, but, thankfully, this game lives up to the challenge.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is innovative and uses almost all of the handheld’s non-standard features without seeming the slightest bit gimmicky.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the best online action on the PS2, period. Nothing else is even close. Whether you want to gun down terrorists, hop in a tank and blow stuff up, smuggle goods across the border, or extract hostages from hostile territories, SOCOM 3 is where it’s at.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you've ever bought a Ratchet & Clank game, (and anyone who's a PS2 owner would be remiss to not have at least one) this one's a no-brainer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Put simply, Meteos is solid game and is worth every dime and second spend overing over the system's dual screens.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Psychonauts may not be particularly innovative in any of its undertakings, but it breathes new life into a stale genre by virtue of its humor and creativity alone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Let me just conclude by defending this game against those that would say it is a Grand Theft Auto clone. While the free-form functionality and mission hierarchy are similar (as well as the ability to steal any vehicle or man any weapon or turret in the game), Mercenaries is its own, unique title and offers quite a few things that Grand Theft Auto doesn't – like the ability to devastate your surroundings.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you own a GBA or SP, there is absolutely no reason not to own Mario Party Advance. Heck, even if you don't own one yet, this is the perfect excuse-a true, must-own killer app.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Square Enix finally gave Final Fantasy II the treatment it deserved in Final Fantasy IV Advance, and whether you've worn out two of the old carts from overuse or have never even played a 2D Final Fantasy, you should pick this one up to see what made the Final Fantasy series such a powerhouse of the role-playing genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Bully takes the previous GTA structure, puts it to use in a school setting, and in the process Rockstar has created one of the most original and fun titles on the PlayStation 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The incentive of unlocking new characters, minigames, and even the occasional collectible and interactive toy further serves to make WarioWare Touched! one of the best games on the platform. However, players who are still uncomfortable using the stylus need not apply, as using your finger is far too inaccurate for a majority of the games, and many require the touch screen in one form or another.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Boasting another large assortment of popular tunes, Volume 3 also sidesteps the pitfalls of its predecessor with the inclusion of duets—a seemingly simple addition that changes the entire face of the game and elevates the series to a new high.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Daxter is one of the best experiences to be had on the PSP, and an excellent platformer on any system.