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 SSX 3
Lowest review score: 10 The Ant Bully
Score distribution:
1217 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Winning Eleven is the single most realistic soccer game ever produced.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game’s presentation is second to none, and serves as a new benchmark for role-playing games in general.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s clear that Tekken 5 is a great game, but the lack of online play is a significant disappointment. There is quite a bit of replay value in the offline package, but the ability to take the aggression online would have made for an astronomical value and elevated the series beyond the contention of its peers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Clearly the best game of its kind.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With a decent story, interesting play mechanics, and a novel link/rescue system, it’s hard not to recommend this title for DS owners looking for a good RPG fix, especially since it’s got considerable longevity as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, you should play it just for Sucker Punch's wonderful story and those fleeting moments of excellence as Sly, Murray, and Bentley, but don't expect the near-flawless execution of "Band of Thieves."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The gameplay, the story, the graphics, the music, the voice acting ... it's all imbued with such a central sense of style that the game just pops.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The gameplay, the story, the graphics, the music, the voice acting ... it’s all imbued with such a central sense of style that the game just pops.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Crack has been refined and made anew with EverQuest II. It’s an addicting game as well as being very deep. It probably won’t be for the casual gamer, but anybody that enjoyed EQ will pick this up, and find the game more enjoyable then the original.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is, in essence, the perfect example of how to make an engrossing, addictive game through the most minimalist means.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    To sum up: Sam’s ability to quip is unparalleled and wanton destruction may, indeed, be Max’s forte. But humor is clearly Steve Purcell’s.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The story is interesting, the dialog is hilarious, and the game is fun. NIS did their best to pull out the best elements of their previous games – those mechanics that people seemed to enjoy the most – and funnel them into this new game, while still exploring other novel ideas.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aftershock is a very difficult but fun strategy title that marries strategic and tactical portions which are both compelling and fully-developed, as well as an important RPG system, which also interconnects quite well with the other portions of the game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you're already accustomed to suffering under "Everquest" or "Dark Age of Camelot," WoW will be your familiar stomping ground minus a heaping helping of the stupid stuff you've already grown accustomed to putting up with. If you've never played an MMO before, WoW is the least of many evils you could start with.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game offers a lot to do for any RPG aficionado, including a compelling story bundled into a non-linear package that affords something many RPG gamers want – freedom to act as they please. Fable, with all it offers, is the perfect game for this type of freedom.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sporting some exceedingly sharp sharp, audio that will leave a player with beads of sweat on their brow, a story that could make their head feel as if it might explode (yet is still enjoyable to watch unfold), and solid frantic shooting mixed with duck and hide combat tactics all blend together to create one fantastic gaming experience.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The focus is clearly comedy, and though the game is easier and shorter than the average graphic adventure, the quality of the script, voice-acting, and even the end-credit song is worth the price of admission. Let’s hope they keep it up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It has the looks, it has the thrills and holds an undeniable charm. If you're sick of not flying 1100 feet in the air and feel embarrassing posers who bring it weak to your home court, pick this one up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Most definitely a game that carries the "easy to play, difficult to master" label, but is well worth mastering in the long run.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A combination of the impossible, a game that will in one moment make you sweat with the intensity of the elaborate set-piece firefights and make you shiver in nervous fear the next.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It offers a rare, deep developer experience, a very good single player RPG campaign, the ability to play these online, and the ability to use Neverwinter Nights 2 within a dungeon master framework, creating one's own persistent campaign piece-by-piece.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diligent players should be able to blast through the entire game in around five hours, but there are plenty of secrets to watch out for.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astounding game. It appears to be ahead of its time visually, and it couples this accomplishment with game mechanics so solid and well conceived that future titles will have a lot of work to do if they wish to compete.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offering vibrant graphics backed by precise controls, this iteration in the Wipeout series gets everything right. Sony should be applauded for executing subtle improvements on the original Wipeout formula, instead of "updating" all the fun out of a classic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another aspect of the controls that could have been painful, but instead turned out flawless and elegant is the camera.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are spot on. The graphics are solid, and the dynasty mode will keep you playing for a long time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is short, yes, but it is priced low to match. It is even more stylish than the original campaign and engages your attention much better than the original game. Compared to other games in the genre, this is a real treat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game may feel a little dated, and the graphic quality is not necessarily all the Nintendo DS can offer, it is a worthy addition to anyone’s Nintendo DS library, even if this may be the fifth time you find yourself buying the 1996 original.