G4 TV's Scores

  • Games
For 2,721 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 9.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2,721 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By playing it safe, FIFA Soccer 13 lacks innovation but this latest installment has helped keep the series at the forefront of video realism that you're pretty darn close from watching a live match, which is something you can't say about other sporting video games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slow pace and broad complexity make it a game for only those who like to swim on the deeper side of the strategy game pool, but if you aren’t afraid to dive in this game is not to be missed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is flawed on so many levels (and in so many ways), that its occasional glimpses of greatness almost get lost in the Bespin Clouds.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s by far the best of its kind, and the variable but fair enemy AI keeps the game fresh, especially on higher difficulties.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Thanks to careful balancing, rewarding pacing, and an excellent translation, Dragon Quest VIII is one of those rare games that's more than the sum of its parts.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While not without its minor shortcomings, Metroid: Zero Mission is damn enjoyable and perfect for blasting space pirates on the go.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the moment DMX's "Party Up" plays in the background, you'll realize this is not your father's golf game. The action is fast, the commentary is rife with dry humor, and the desire to personalize your character is too good to pass up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The balance between the powers, the factions, the troops, and the monsters lends the game tremendous depth and replay value.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 2002 not only plays an incredibly deep and solid game of football, but it showcases the system's versatility for handling a fast-paced sports simulation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the few singularly unique titles to find its way to shelves this year and is truly great fun.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the largest and most richly detailed fantasy worlds ever to wear a set of polygons. There are literally hundreds of hours of gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Playing Fable II is an absolute pleasure. Between the combat, the humor, and the multitude of small details, I found it decidedly difficult to put it down to get some sleep or tape the show. Perhaps the one aspect of the game that will stand out above all else for me is that, for the first time ever, my wife — whose relationship to videogames is one of begrudging, ancillary necessity — actually sat down on the couch next to me and watched me play…for hours.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immediate enough to attract casual hockey fans, or even those who don't care for or know anything about the sport. It also provides a deep level of simulation and customization for those who know and love their hockey.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fast zombies? Check. Non-stop tension and intensity? Check. The quality of gameplay we expect from Valve? Check. When it comes to co-op multiplayer, Valve is consistently ahead of the curve and excellent at making games that force players to work together.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fast zombies? Check. Non-stop tension and intensity? Check. The quality of gameplay we expect from Valve? Check. When it comes to co-op multiplayer, Valve is consistently ahead of the curve and excellent at making games that force players to work together.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A great basketball engine with improved physics and new moves, finely detailed and rich graphics, and modes both diverse and immersive all combine to make NBA 2K3 the best true representation of basketball out there.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of strife, Jade Empire does an excellent job of finding a nice middle ground between action games and RPGs.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the videogame equivalent of washing down a pack of Pop Rocks with Coke, some will take the challenge head-on while others will listen to the naysayers. Either way, F-Zero GX is now the official barometer of hard-core gaming.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Computer owners are getting everything found in the Xbox 360 game, including achievements and online leaderboards, but with better visuals, smoother action, and a more streamlined interface. That the game rings up at a lower retail price and offers the first expansion pack as a free download is simply icing on the cake.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Probably no other racing game this year will deliver as much heart-pounding fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Minish Cap does virtually nothing wrong. It's an excellent and faithful Zelda game, and one of the best Game Boy Advance games to date.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Places its emphasis on subtle refinements over sweeping changes, which is what tends to happen when the gameplay is seasoned enough to already be considered a class act.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In many respects, NCAA Football 2004 is deeper than its NFL counterparts. In fact, it's the best football game currently available for the GameCube. However, if you own multiple consoles, the PlayStation 2 version boasts inferior visuals but rather impressive online play, and the Xbox version has noticeably better graphics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fez
    Fez is a flawed work of genius, in a way. The base mechanics are lacking, glitches abound and yet the world -- so full of secrets and hidden puzzles -- is an utter joy to explore.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Casual gamers can feel free to jump in and play for a few hours a week without worrying about getting their money’s worth, while more dedicated players can spend hours and hours earning abilities for their characters through quests and recognition for their guild through tournaments.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a gentler learning curve, an extra level, tweaked controls, and completely reworked cinemas, the PS2 version is the equal of its Xbox predecessor.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals immediately draw you in, with some of the best motion-capture animation seen on the diamond to date, but the gameplay is what keeps you coming back.