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 Gran Turismo 4
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2,721 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With an excellent story, complex yet intuitive gameplay, and a dragon-size helping of extra features, the game is a joy to play. The only downside is that it eventually ends.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Racing doesn't get much grittier than this. Here's mud in your eye!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only is it an immersive and convincing gameplay experience, but it will undoubtedly be a bit of collector's item.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most complete and all-encompassing "Star Wars" gaming experience yet. Thanks to the nonlinear gameplay and extensive dialog, you experience everything firsthand, and the RPG battles let you direct "Star Wars"-like cinema in a way that's impossible with other genres.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring an acute attention to detail in every respect and more substance than fluff, Splinter Cell is the defining espionage simulation... A compelling, unforgettable experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game tells a finely crafted and interesting story at its own pace, and those without the patience to appreciate it may not understand what all the fuss is about.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Easily makes up for any shortcomings just by its sheer volume. The missions alone will take over twenty hours to complete. It's hard to argue with a release that features over 500 mini missions, a ton of unlockables, and a complete game that was one of last year's most acclaimed titles.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sense of accomplishment is strong with this one, as if the frenetic gameplay, incredible bosses, and awe-inspiring graphics aren't enough already.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best console multiplayer component ever. This game is going to douse Xbox Live in gasoline and toss it a match...With 16 players busting each other's chops at a time and all the clan support you can handle, this game will still be played five years from now.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Knocks the chin strap up around the nose of the competition. It's simply the most realistic simulation of football available, and once again, the industry standard.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The single-player mode is robust and challenging, and the multiplayer mode is nigh groundbreaking. Once the multiplayer servers are populated, a whole lot of social lives are going to be ruined.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With its killer combo of great gameplay, awesome destruction, and cool physics, EA has taken what was a fun diversion and made it into a near masterpiece.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once again, it exemplifies the very definition of a boundary-pushing video game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forza caters beautifully to both casual racers and hardcore car nuts, which is all that matters.
    • 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.
    • 94 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Where "FIFA" feels like hockey with soccer players, Winning Eleven 8 feels like the year's first entrant for best sports game of 2005.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like Vice City before it, San Andreas features a superb, period-specific selection of licensed music on its many radio stations. And just like Vice City, said selection does a fantastic job of setting the mood.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The new career mode adds a considerable amount of depth to the overall game, while a quick session has more twitch factor than ever before.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although some may find the controls to be unfamiliar, once mastered, they work flawlessly.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Epic in scale, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker oozes quality craftsmanship from start to finish. Most importantly, it's incredibly addictive and almost impossible to put down until the end credits roll.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In one stage, Imperial walkers are deployed into shallow water. You see the walkers' reflections in the water, and the sand beneath the water can be seen as well, with the walkers' feet crushing it as it lumbers up to the shore.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A showcase of a game. There is so much to do and unlock, both in the single-player and multiplayer modes, that the title can easily eat up dozens of hours of your time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even the most cynical gamers will have a hard time not being won over by its charms. In short, it's the type of game you bought a GameCube for in the first place and, thanks to its excellent multiplayer modes, has a lot of staying power.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The variety of moves at the player's disposal only makes the accessibility of the controls more impressive. Mario is immediately responsive to any command and makes flips, spins, wall jumps, and other complex maneuvers easier than you would think.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a bevy of unlockables and a single-player freak-out well worth playing twice, there is much bang in this macabre buck.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The series has always been strong, but never as good as it is this year. In fact it's all but perfect, needing only a few tweaks, a few polishing strokes, and Microsoft's promised Xbox Live! service to make it ideal.
    • 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.