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 Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
Lowest review score: 10 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1217 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a shooter, the visuals in R-Type Final are nothing short of stunning. The environments are crisp, colorful, and many varied.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You know what, man? I really like this game. Maybe it's cause I been drinking, but now that I think about it, this is a damn fine racing game. It might even be the best racing game I ever played.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For players who are in the market for a good single player and multiplayer game that is easy to pick up and play, this game is ideal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's original, action-packed, and boasts a story that is on par with even some of the Final Fantasy series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For prior fans of the series, or just fans of fighting games in general, it doesn't get much better than Soul Calibur III.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not really innovate or move the genre into a new direction, but it offers everything most players want from the genre and it does it with certifiable mastery.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warlords isn't as huge an expansion pack as some of the previous Civilization titles have had, but it's the best balanced, most refined expansion pack a Civilization title has ever had, and it carries more than enough new content to justify the purchase price.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There truly is something for every fan of the genre within the many hours of game play. Fans of the more spoon-fed console RPGs may be a bit turned off by the openness and non-linearity of the story, but you are doing yourself a disservice if you fail to pick this game up at least to try it out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s difficult to complain at length about any particular gripe in the face of truly spectacular levels, innovative gameplay and almost obscenely high production values. For the first time in years, "Goldeneye" has a little competition.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all of the additions Viewtiful Joe 2 introduces, the game is still very similar to the first game, right down to a final showdown prefixed with having to fight all of the previously defeated bosses. Not that I mind terribly, as this is a functional formula that proves it still can deliver in spades.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenosaga’s third episode is an outstanding game; it's one of the best games to surface of late amid a sub par crop of PlayStation 2 role-playing games, though it’s bittersweet to see the series come to an end prematurely after the second episode feel so far below expectations.
    • 84 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The difficulty may be a prohibitive factor for some, but make no mistake, this is the new king of the DDR mountain.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where the game shines is control. Not to say the other features contained in Guilty Gear X2 are not spectacular, because indeed they are, but I have not in recent memory played a fighting game with such fluid control.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sequel magnifies everything the original did right, and corrects nearly everything it did wrong.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all of the additions Viewtiful Joe 2 introduces, the game is still very similar to the first game, right down to a final showdown prefixed with having to fight all of the previously defeated bosses. Not that I mind terribly, as this is a functional formula that proves it still can deliver in spades.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game has its flaws- some of the platforming areas are a pain in the neck- but Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is probably the best thing to happen to Kombat fans in the past five or six years. If you're a fan of the series, or even a fan of fighters in general, pick this one up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the deepest games I’ve played in a long time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stands out by the sheer amount of detail put into each and every unit and action. The opening cut scene is simply stunning in the amount of force and power it portrays and watching the battles is a treat.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Causal gamers can log in for an hour or two occasionally, complete a few missions, and have a feeling of accomplishment, while hardcore gamers can mow through levels through ‘street cleaning’, missions and task forces.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is challenging, with enough depth of both gameplay and story to please existing fans, while multiple difficulty settings will keep the title accessible to most everyone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A top-notch title and a must buy if you’re a fan of this series. It has everything you love about the series and more, even if it is a bit difficult.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game plays like a dream, too. Control is spot on, and never presents itself as a problem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Basically, what all this goodness translates to is a fantastically well-balanced and tremendously fun fast-paced tactical RTS.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great single player gameplay should help to alleviate any pain that the lack of multiplayer may have caused. In typical Kirby fashion, this is a wonderful title that is fun, addicting, and exudes a kind of charm not found in many games today.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This collection is possibly the most remarkable of its kind to come along. The sheer quality of titles, which range from classic shooters like "Legendary Wings," to notable action titles such as "Ghouls 'n Ghost" and "Commando," raises the benchmark - and consumer expectation - of what a collection such as this can bring to the table.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It’s the premier racing franchise on the console, one of the best graphical showcases there is, and one of the best online components you can find anywhere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    What really pushes God Hand over the top, though, is the presentation and how fun it is. In other brawlers, you’re restricted to punching guys in the face or kicking them in the stomach. God Hand finally lets you kick that stupid demon that’s been giving you trouble right between the legs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This collection is possibly the most remarkable of its kind to come along.