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 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2,721 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    So while only the most die-hard fans should re-open their wounded wallet a second time, anyone who missed it owes it to themselves to play one of the best games of this generation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Round 2 has the substance to back it up its sense of style. The analog control has been refined to the point where it’s more responsive and more satisfying than mashing buttons and the new facial and body animations bring a level of authenticity to the ring that’s simply never been accomplished before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Galactic Civilizations II doesn’t quite share the spit and polish of its terrestrial alternative, but it more than makes up for it with endless customizability and brilliant gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dawn of Sorrow has everything that makes the Castlevania series great: excellent platforming, exquisite level and puzzle design, gorgeous 2D graphics, and fantastic sound.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The visuals are simple yet strikingly effective. The core gameplay is manageable, yet effectively complex. A game like this isn’t produced by huge teams with tons of money. Those kinds of games (god bless ‘em) are pure craft. Darwinia is art.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Deep, fun, incredibly addictive, and perfect in short bursts, Meteos is about as good as handheld games get. Multiple difficulty settings, an engrossing multiplayer experience, and plenty of depth ensure this one won't be wearing out its welcome anytime soon.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An amazing accomplishment, especially considering the fact that Sly 2 was just released last year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It takes the WWII setting and applies it to the kinds of game-related stuff we want to see and do. It’s a game about superior use of tactics and terrain, not overwhelming firepower. In short, it’s an excellent strategy game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Years from now, Bully will stand up on any ‘best of PS2 list’, Jimmy Hopkins will still reign as the coolest kid in school, and hopefully one day soon I will finally find all 76 hidden rubber bands.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For those used to linear, Japanese-style role-playing games, Oblivion will seem like a revelation. All the games in this series have been known for their sheer vastness and freedom of choice, but the Elder Scrolls IV takes that concept and runs with it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Just as "The Sims" tapped into the human need to interact, Spore taps into a very deep and similar experience that few games dare to touch - to create and share.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's all about the gameplay, and Gears of War delivers in that department so completely that it wouldn't matter if you were playing the game in 16 bit graphics. But you're not. And Gears of War's glorious presentation - everything from the sound effects to the art direction to the awesomely dark storyline - only enhances what lies at the heart of Gears' destroyed beauty: the gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game makes you feel like a rock star. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Its difficulty ramps up perfectly, the song selection couldn't be better, and the gameplay is fun and addictive.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Civ IV isn’t quite light enough to captivate all gamers, but it is the most fun, most engaging, and most entertaining of the series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mario Kart DS shatters those expectations by being the best kart racing game ever released--handheld or otherwise.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The maps are all well-designed, the equipment adds strategic elements to matches, and the creative powers granted to players are unrivaled, at least for a console game. Add to the recipe that unmistakable Bungie polish, and you have a Multiplayer experience that will be enjoyed for thousands of gamers for years to come.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you loved the first "God of War" more than your first born child, get ready to throw out your second child for this sequel.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Episode One offers a unique solution. Smaller, more frequent doses of high-quality gaming for less money. Ultimately, every player will have to decide if 20 bucks is too much for content in the vein of Half-Life 2: Episode One. For us, the quality here is well worth the price of admission.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An exceptional example of what makes good games good, the synthesis of several well developed elements into one seamless whole that never distracts you from the action and excitement and doesn’t use up it’s bag of tricks early to just stick you with slight alteration for the remainder of playing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In many ways, Twilight Princess is a love letter to "Ocarina of Time." There are tons of subtle nods that a watchful gamer will spot. It’s the glorious world the N64 wanted to show us, but couldn’t.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mario Galaxy is one of those charming, perfect achievements that remind you why Nintendo saved our pastime in 1985 and has reinvigorated it in 2007 with the Wii and the best game made yet for the system. Hell, this is better than "Super Mario 64," not as revolutionary, but a better game. Do yourself a favor, play it and smile.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While debate will no doubt rage over the story and its outcomes, there really isn't a single wrong move in the gameplay sections.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A towering achievement that surpassed my expectations on every level. While aspects of the game may feel familiar, this is the game that all the other before it only hinted at. Do not plan to play it just once. The world created here is to be explored different ways to find all the amazing goodness tucked away in its corners. Thirty hours after I began, all I wanted to do was build a new character and start again. It’s just that good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the kind of game that takes over your brain after long play sessions, leading you to scrutinize real-life buildings for handholds and leaping potential. It’s an absolute blast to play, and arguably one of the finest superhero games made thus far.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl has lived up to the promise that has been dangled in front of us for so many years and should be snapped up by just about anyone willing to hold a controller.