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 9.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Halo: Combat Evolved
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2714 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While a new game with new characters and gameplay would of course have been preferable to a port, Darkstalkers Chronicles is still a solid and satisfying old-school portable fighting experience, with just the right amount of depth and all of the necessary features.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It sure does look done, but once you slice it open you realize it's only half-baked.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The initial focus on training and gently bringing novice players into the fold is definitely one of the biggest selling points.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's just another WWII shooter in that sea of WWII shooters we're all drowning in. It's fun enough while it lasts but there's nothing here we haven't see many, many times before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But if you've never played "Ultima Online," this expansion pack won't give you much of a reason to give it a go. You're better off saving your hard-earned gold on an MMORPG that doesn't look and play like it was created in the century it's set in.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like a miniature fashion model: short, quite pretty, and as insubstantial as it is fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a good deal of trial and error involved with The Lost Vikings, an aspect of the game that may seem tedious to some people. But there is a suitably addictive challenge awaiting gamers the first time through.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neither the best looking 3D fighting game on the market nor is it the most innovative, but the characters ooze with personality and the move lists are impressive.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though fans of the series will have seen most of this before, Battle Network 5 is a very strong game in a technical sense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the clunky design that, in my book, fuels Retro City Rampage's undoing. This is a game that plays better on a design document than it does in reality. It is pretty much exactly what the trailers and previews have sold it as, for better and for worse.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a GBA game to show off the system's graphical capabilities, you can't do much better than Iridion 3D. You just may not want to play the actual game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all the innovation in Riviera: The Promised Land, it still plays out like a standard RPG. Sure the developers mixed things up--and that's a good thing--but they left in all the excruciatingly dull parts, and that's not so good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not as flashy as Black or Farcry: Instincts, but the patriotic vibe and real-life arsenal make up for the graphical inadequacies.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If anything, fans of driving games who aren't looking for the most hard-core street racing experience will enjoy the somewhat simplified gameplay.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The basics are here and they work. But it's still a little bit shallow. Harry Potter fans will naturally eat this title up.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fighting multiple opponents is so difficult, gamers lacking dedication will feel like washed-out students under a demanding sensei. The story line may be pop-culture sci-fi, but the gameplay is hard-core.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The slick character design and brutal gameplay should be praised. However, stiff animation and chunky battle controls prevent this game from getting [an 80].
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although technically sufficient, the deliberate pacing and occasional trial-and-error nature may turn some players off.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You could easily spend 40 hours or more if you wanted to explore every inch of the levels and do all the secondary quests in the game...a solid, if not spectacular, gaming experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With its reliance on disguises and cool gadgets, the game brings a couple of interesting concepts to the stealth genre. It doesn't quite have the superb presentation or tight gameplay to fully back them up, but we're sure another title will "borrow" the best from this game and improve on it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's just sort of a bummer not to see anything new brought to the table other than a digital Steven Tyler (which actually looks less freakish than the real Steven Tyler).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans will undoubtedly be disappointed by the character choices, lame music and announcer, and balance issues.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Lost Kingdoms certainly has plenty of flaws, this is still an impressive first-generation role-playing game for a system that desperately needs one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is a bit of difficulty with the camera, however--that being the lack of a universally useful view of the pitch. The default side camera is restrictive when it comes to all that punting, and more than once a bit of critical action took place out of view. That's fine for art films, but frustrating here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even when padded with so many routine elements, RPG players will probably enjoy Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana, and why not? What seems routine to a non-fan is just genre convention to an insider.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The combat is entertaining, but with its poorly balanced racing, Full Auto just ends up feeling rather hollow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What brings this game down is its completion time. Most players will finish the game in half an hour.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Plays it safe for the most part. It takes familiar gameplay and runs with it, without trying to innovate much beyond the fun brawling.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not an ambitious sequel, but it’s a frightfully intense experience for horror enthusiasts who like to share their scares.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Soulstorm is not only a ridiculously long title but a ridiculously very solid package of content. It’s a killer bundle for RTS fans that aren’t too picky about graphics. The problem is that fans of the series, who have already purchased the earlier expansions, are really only getting two new factions and a handful of units.

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