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 1.4 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:
1,217 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Marty O'Donnell has done an incredible job with the game's audio, and it may stand alongside the multiplayer component as the game's best achievement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each individual game controls elegantly with the DS stylus. It is entirely possible to play each of the 42 games in the collection without ever using the directional pad of the face buttons. This is vital in appealing to non-gamer markets.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic in scale, grandiose in presentation, and fun to play. This kind of game comes along so rarely, and when it does it shows off what a RPG can be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all the things that "GGXX" had that made it such a great game to play, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload somehow expands that amount of game play even more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The solo campaign is somewhat lengthy, though nowhere near that of Prime or Echoes, but thankfully it is overshadowed by an online component that is truly the meat of the experience anyway.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the multiplayer faux pax, and the odd dispersion of items throughout the game, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes still comes out on top as one of the premier titles to experience not only this holiday season, but rather throughout this entire console generation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It combines all the elements that distinguish the console on the market today (stunning HD-presentation coupled with thoroughly engaging multiplayer over Xbox Live) into a tight package.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game. It has a few problems, but the gameplay is fun, the PvP combat is balanced and refreshing, the storyline is engrossing, and the entire experience is superb.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some of the complaints I had with Culture Shock – puzzle difficulty, for instance – have been addressed, the novelty has worn off ever-so-slightly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is non-stop action, with smooth, screen filling sprites, lots of color, expressive and often very funny animation and lots of challenge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great title that will suit fans of both the sport, and those of us who just like a little arcade-style action in our diet. The controls are fluid, the graphics are terrific, and sounds, well it all depends on your tastes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While not quite as epic as something like "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker," it’s a true charmer. Minor gripes aside (as a recap these are repetitive combat, short length and small scope), this is one of those can’t miss titles that I’m sure most will overlook.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game also has quite a bit of replay ability to, with 3 different endings to see, and additional scenes to be seen on replay. My only qualm with this game is that it’s too short, at only 5 hours on your first play through and maybe half that each additional time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In every sense imaginable, Splinter Cell: Double Agent was meant to exploit the platform on which it was designed, and it excels to an extraordinary degree.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is true that it isn't the longest, or most difficult game in the world, but for the few hours it takes to complete Boktai, players will have in their hands not only the sun, but pure enjoyment as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent college football game. The controls are spot on. The graphics are solid, and the dynasty mode will keep you playing for a long time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I recommend it if you aren’t squeamish about knocking the crap out of very realistic and very familiar looking people.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I think the game may pose a greater challenge for adults than the young, but both will find the game frantic. Oddly, I never found the game frustrating, even after losing countless times.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anybody who enjoys turn-based tactical combat games will thoroughly enjoy this, and with its learning curve, anybody who was curious about playing this style of game will not be let down either.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PS2 controller provides a much more intuitive fighting game experience than either the Gamecube or Xbox.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drop-in multiplayer, replay in spades, and optional objectives give players a reason to continue playing and get their money's worth out of this title. If you like fun, this is a great addition your gaming library, regardless of age or skill level.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful game, and an equally tremendous addition to the series. Fans of the series will find more than enough new here to warrant continued devotion, while it has been streamlined so as to be highly accessible to novices as well.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It features outstanding visuals, tremendous gameplay, and enough options to keep even the most meticulous players entertained for hours.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is fantastic – absolutely the best graphic adventure title of the year – and is a game others should aspire to in many ways.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls in Soul Calibur II are nearly flawlessly executed, and considering the Xbox and Gamecube controller configurations, just making a fighting game playable, let alone as fluid as Soul Calibur II, is a miracle unto itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a very alluring piece of work, and the little virtual puppies can be very enjoyable playmates. They're lifelike and responsive, and they can learn a wide variety of tricks. It's also not too much effort to care for them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it falls short on some of the series' more lofty standards, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops combines addictive gameplay, impressive sound and graphics, and an astoundingly fleshed-out multiplayer component into a package that is easily recommendable to both fans and newcomers alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Arrow's biggest attraction is its many new maps, fourteen in all, most of which are absolutely huge.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything, from the flawless animation and stunning visuals, to the addictive yet intuitive gameplay screams for this game to be labeled an instant classic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent college football game. The controls are spot on. The graphics are solid, and the dynasty mode will keep you playing for a long time.