G4 TV's Scores

  • Games
For 2,714 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 28% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 No More Heroes
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2714 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers mesmerizing, high-speed racing and crazy bike-to-bike combat on zanier tracks. Play on extremely large TV screens may induce apparent-motion-related vomiting. Consider it yet another bonus feature.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Of all the enhancements made in NBA Street V3, it would be remiss of us not to mention the visuals, which have moved away from exaggerated, cartoon-like players to a grittier, realistic look that better suits the game’s urban theme.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story doesn’t make much sense, and there are many truisms at work here, but the gameplay and presentation are phenomenal, and both the single and multiplayer aspects of the game are impressive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a decidedly different take on a massively popular franchise, but it’s one that ends up achieving what so many console RTSes have failed to by stripping away cumbersome control schemes and giving console players (and in this case Halo players) something that feels like it was made with them in mind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The latest version of EA's yearly hit isn't the quantum leap ahead of last year's, but it's improved enough to keep it at the top, drinking from the virtual Cup.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's more than enough meat to the single-player component in Dark Crusade to justify a purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its launch was technically sound, its production values are top-notch, and its focus on narrative is refreshing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The three interwoven role-play threads in Persona 3 FES are so deftly sewn that it's easy to tune out the rest of the noise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything that made SOCOM one of the PS2’s few standout online multiplayer games has been wrapped in a streamlined package for PSP.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You'll still find AI that makes terrible decisions, or find yourself waiting forever while the game ponders through the turns for the other civilizations. But the addition of several new scenarios and tons of new units can help you overlook that fact until Civilization VI inevitably comes out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The career mode needs the same polish found in EA's other sports franchises, boxers would benefit from additional moves (like clinching) or individual ratings for specific punches, and some notable roster omissions might disappoint ardent fans (Holmes, Hagler, De La Hoya, Foreman, and others are MIA).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game's difficulty will vary depending on each gamer's proficiency, the game will appeal to both action and arcade fans alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some may say that Dark Alliance II is an average hack-'n'-slash outing with minimal replay value. We wish these critics the best with their crack habit.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ESPN is incorporated seamlessly into the game, and it mostly works well, with solid pre-game coverage, a clean interface, and some slick graphic overlays in between gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another solid DS game starring the little blue hedgehog, and will likely count as one of the only reasons series fans won’t write off Sonic and his friends anytime soon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the action in the game takes place in and around a single mansion. It may be a richly textured mansion with little visual surprises in every nook and cranny, but it's still just one house and can sometimes feel a little claustrophobic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No matter the party size, the controls are fluidly responsive, which makes using tackles irresistible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to describe just how much better LEGO Star Wars is than it should be. All the pieces just fit together perfectly. It's cute yet cunning, easy but addictive, and simultaneously light-hearted and intense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The omission of a co-op mode and the lack of longevity hurt Gunstar Super Heroes a bit, but overall it's still a fantastic game that deserves a spot in anyone's Game Boy Advance library.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For Mortal Kombat fans, this is easily the best installment since "Mortal Kombat II."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    X3: Reunion is a game that gamers will absolutely lose themselves in for months and even years without running out of things to do.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a fresh take on combat that forgoes a targeting system in favor of a simple crosshair, the game shines in both the visual and gameplay department.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of game even if most of it is just potential.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Technically underwhelming yet artistically stunning, what Shadow of the Colossus manages to achieve is remarkable. Not only is it an engrossing, very playable game, it delivers a thunderous emotional punch with only a handful of characters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is it derivative? Yes. Is that a bad thing? No. Have I spent the last week of my life beating this game 6 times over and STILL going back for more? Um, what I do in my spare time is between my consoles and me.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far from a frivolous extra, Open for Business delivers as much fresh gameplay as many “complete” games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All told, Sam & Max fans have plenty to celebrate with three top notch (albeit brief) episodes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the annual appearances of Madden NFL and Tony Hawk games, we might have to complain about Nippon Ichi's strategy/RPG predictability if we weren't so busy immersed in the latest version.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A little unmanageable when large opposing forces enter toe-to-toe melee combat. The front line becomes a clanging, tangled, dying mass of soldiers, and no player micromanagement is going to save them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the first tutorial moments to its satisfying special collector's reward, The Simpsons: Hit & Run drips with humor and excellent voice-acting by the original cast members. The missions can get a bit repetitive, but the car-and-driver gameplay is the best seen in television-inspired games.