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 9.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 SSX Tricky
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2714 game reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The story is surprisingly lengthy and more compelling than most video game stories, but it overdoes things with far too many low-brow jokes, childish innuendos and absurd parodies. Chances are you’ll find yourself laughing harder at the deplorable number of technical issues that plague the game than the actual jokes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Constantly fighting the camera to get the view you’re looking for, sword duels with all the grace of a rusty robot, and unpolished graphics and presentation make Fatal Shadows feel like a much older title that hasn’t aged well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While there are many characters to unlock and compete with, it takes a long time to see any of them thanks to the incredibly slow rate at which you acquire powerful cards.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game feels like it was made a few years ago, took few risks, and was just now released. Now it feels dated.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you like big-eyed cartoon girls and master/servant fantasies, go right ahead and grab this. They’ll even chirp at you in squeaky Japanese if that happens to be to your taste. Otherwise, though, you can rest secure in the knowledge that you’re barely missing anything here at all.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if there are some design tricks here that all developers could learn from, the game's negatives outweigh the positives, leaving this Galleon to be forgotten at the bottom of the bargain bin.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It retails for only $20, which is hard to beat. On the downside, you can probably find used copies of old UFC games for even cheaper than that, and many of them are better than Sudden Impact.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Beam Breakers could have been a fun, arcade-styled racing game, but the stop and start mission structure coupled with a distinct lack of depth really pulls its score down.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But there's nothing in the game that you haven't already heard blabbed around the water cooler. Besides, if you play the modest mess that is Lost: Via Domus you'll never again wonder if the TV series has jumped the shark. It can't possibly get this muddled.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By no means a completely wasted effort, just one that fails to live up to its alluring potential.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Top Spin 2 shares a lot of traits with its predecessor, but they’re overshadowed a bit by the maddening difficulty and A.I. fluctuations and graphics that don’t really scream “next gen.”
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is too short, and doesn’t sport enough play options to keep it fresh past a few hours of play.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Astonishia Story offers no compelling gameplay, nothing like a gripping narrative, nothing much to listen to (the MIDI-riffic music hasn't aged well over 12 years), and a great deal of waiting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The biggest issue with Purple Haze for Xbox is that the game simply isn't complete. Why the truncated campaign? Why the revamped levels?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you don’t care too much about precise game play, Chosen One is a good, brainless time. Otherwise, the game just becomes infuriating.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Between graphics, story, and gameplay, we want at least two out of three to drive us to complete the large undertaking that is playing an RPG. Lunar excels at none of the above.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a budget title plain and simple, and as such it slacks on nearly every aspect. With about three million PS2 racing games and counting -- including Gran Turismo 4 as a $20 Greatest Hit title -- TXR Drift is about as essential as a two-foot high spoiler on the back of your mom's minivan.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Forcing the player to endure 100 repetitive missions just to unlock the meat of the game is an insult, as is the imbalanced fighting engine.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Survival horror veterans will be drawn to Extermination right up to the very end, but casual gamers might find this title hard to swallow because of its inconsistent presentation, low replay value and mediocre story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of the unjolly green giant will have some limited, isolated smash-bouts, but those who are gamers first and Hulk fans secondly will be better off investigating the console versions based on the film.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pimp My Ride has that budget-game smell, with its lack of any Xbox Live support and flimsy content.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The dialogue frequently doesn’t make sense, then, and the plot often makes even less.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Someday, the Wii may host its own quality 3D fighter. If it does, though, it’ll be something like Super Smash Brothers Brawl – something built from the ground up for this console. Otherwise, maybe you just can’t teach a new dog old tricks.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Feels as if it's beneath the once-great franchise.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors has a rabid fan base, and so it stands to reason that Koei doesn’t want to mess with the formula too much. It’s disappointing that seven years and endless games later, this latest iteration feels like such a miniscule step forward in the series.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Seems like it is just trying to be a fancy 3-D version of an early-90’s platformer and that just doesn’t cut it today. Too many traps and too much repetitive combat with not enough challenge and fun in the mix do not make a great game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything about the presentation has a rushed, sloppy feel that belies the game’s lengthy development cycle and preexisting source material.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The presentation is weak, the gameplay flawed, and the reliance on insanely in-depth customization will likely end up annoying most gamers.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s better acting in a preschool production of Equus than in this game. As atrocious as the voice-acting is—and it is unbelievably godawful—the writing is worse.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its attempts to stand out are partially successful at best, but solid production values and a lower than average price tag could be agreeable to people predisposed to this type of gameplay.