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 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2,714 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is pick-up-and-play, it's beautiful to look at, and it raises the cultural precedent bar to backboard level. Even if you don't like sports games, you'll love this one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is the total package 2D fighter. Any fighting fan owes it to him or herself to snatch this one immediately.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ICO
    The moment Ico first takes Yorda's hand in his is as organic and human as anything seen in interactive entertainment. Sony has created a classic that is both a stunning technical achievement and a perfect example of a videogame as art.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lives up to its exceptional pedigree. Not only does this sequel bring back all that was great about the original, but it's longer, harder, and more involved.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An amazing experience, resulting in a classic crime drama on par with "Heat," "Goodfellas," or "Casino."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is simply one of the most singular and enthralling RPG experiences in years, and it should be played by pretty much anyone willing to hold a controller.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Seldom has sound, vision, and control worked in such perfect harmony. Most players will find themselves wanting to play SH2 right after they finish it the first time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is a better game than Borderlands in every imaginable way. Scoff at anyone who calls it a v1.5 update; this is really what a sequel should be. At the most basic level, you've got the same great experience that the 2009 game offered, only with much more depth and variety.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And the co-op means that, like the previous two games, Chaos Theory is as close to an essential buy as we can imagine.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Both Capcom and SNK fighting fans will be in heaven. Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO is like a 24-hour arcade that requires no quarters, and the entire country is invited to play.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rare and beautiful thing, a nearly perfect game.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The important thing is that after many years of frustrating missions, driving back home to save repeatedly, struggling with wonky physics, and dealing with farcical storylines, GTA IV has delivered a polished and almost fully renovated experience with a darker and more mature treatment of the subject matter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With addictive, elegant gameplay, solid production values, and some serious longevity, the game is a class act and the perfect portable game.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although some may find the controls to be unfamiliar, once mastered, they work flawlessly.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We're tempted to overpraise "Viewtiful Joe" because it looks so damn cool, and because it's not another cookie-cutter sequel or retread of a tired franchise. It looks like most game reviewers are falling over themselves to praise the game to the stratosphere, but here at "X-Play" we tell it to you straight. So here's the verdict: Viewtiful Joe is very good.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite minor flaws, this is by far the most enjoyable game in the GTA series, and will eat well over 100 hours of your time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The new commentating team, Backtrack replays, soundtrack, and improved graphics really packs that extra punch of realism making this game a must buy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is a top developer at the top of their game. The fact that a game this polished and expansive comes merely a year after the release of Insomniac’s "Resistance: Fall of Man" (the other great PS3 game) is nothing short of awe inspiring.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything from last year from graphics to gameplay has been polished and upgraded.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those rare games where the story nearly eclipses the gameplay. There is some powerful imagery throughout the game that will stay with you long after you've played it, and the choices throughout add to the replay factor because you'll want to go in and see what would have happened if you had made a different decision.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between the wonderfully acted story and the tight car and gunplay, Sleeping Dogs is an exceptional open-world crime drama that ups the ante for cinematic story presentations -- and execution moves -- in games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Persona 4 Arena is as eccentric and Japanese as it gets. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a JPRG will love the game even if fighting games aren't their forte.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just as solid as its console partners, it looks beautiful, and takes advantage of the Vita's controls in unique ways that don't negatively impact the core of the platforming gameplay. It serves as a wonderful reminder that you can never have enough Sackboy in your life.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MLB The Show 12 continues the tradition of excellence in this installment of the yearly title. Beautifully realistic parks, Vita integration, and a myriad of control options expand on what was already the leading MLB experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mix of ideas at play in Darksiders 2 could have turned out to be a disaster, but Vigil stitches it all together expertly. From the corrupted idyll of The Forge Lands, to the twilit expanses of The Land of the Dead, to the thin, broken line between Heaven and Hell, Death's grand adventure ranks among the best we've seen or will see in 2012.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With endless hours of online multiplayer and constant leaderboard score tracking, this beautiful remake takes the cake for classic re-releases and will have you grinding for hours.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What you get in this package is an addictive, satisfying game that feels very polished, offers a wide range of gameplay options, introduces an insatiable lust for loot, and does co-op right. This is what PC (and Mac!) gaming is all about.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Club may not satisfy your daily dose of carnage, but what you will find is a challenging shooter that tries something new with a tired genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic Mickey 2 once again pays heartfelt tribute to animation history, and does it with style and sincerity. As with the original game, anyone who loves Disney, Mickey Mouse, or just animation history in general will find something to enjoy here, and the fact that the game is a superb platformer and co-op title is icing on the cake.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Masterstroke of fun, and does a good job moving the series in the right direction. It offers fresh new tracks for everyone to enjoy, and is far more accessible for everyone than ever before.

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