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 9.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2714 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Engaging, if not innovative.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though we've managed to tune the game, the clunky interface and hidden Sim settings are definitely a turn-off.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a real shame that the only down side to this game is basically the system Capcom chose to release it on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Heavy on the text, and some of it is dry and repetitive. There's great depth and nearly endless variety, but only a certain type of gamer will make a match with Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the difficulty level and the enemy AI have been dumbed down, making the game feel even shorter on the Xbox than it did on the PC. With six hours of play for single players and iffy Xbox Live play, go buy "Rainbow Six 3" or wait for "Halo 2" to drop at the end of the year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The controls just aren’t responsive. You’ll never feel like your player is doing what you want, when you want.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The groundwork is laid here for something truly interesting and special if a follow-up is made, but this initial outing is merely average.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Point and click newbies may find some of the puzzles challenging but most people will be wishing for more adventure and depth to Touch Detective.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mild annoyances in the interface, a design mode without anything to design, and some questionable racing physics keep the game from the top of the podium. With that said, Apex is an enjoyable and mildly addictive title with plenty of arcade action for racing fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has that "just one more turn" kind of addictiveness that all good turn-based strategy games have in spades.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The touch controls work well, and while Honeycomb Beat suffers from a dangerous amount of redundancy, the gameplay is relatively fun and original.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The beefed-up single-player is nice, but when the main focus of the game comes up so short, it's hard not to feel disappointed.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On the other hand, if all you want out of your video game is a bloody binge, Dead to Rights II is the gaming equivalent of sitting alone in a dark room and downing shot after shot of cheap, hard liquor. If you're in the mood, it gets the job done just fine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gun
    In particular, it's disappointing to see that extra processing power hasn't gone to make the horses feel more responsive and real.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The lack of any camera controls is somewhat annoying, but seldom intrusive, and the ability to save at any time is especially welcome.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with the weak campaign, O.R.B.'s compelling and interestingly paced skirmish mode more than make up for it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If some of the difficulty settings didn't feel so unbalanced, we'd have liked more time in North Africa, as that campaign feels the most fresh out of the three.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A pleasant change from "The Sims" that is tailored to those who would find the constant reinventing of personal style an appealing diversion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We would have liked more maps and a solid fix for the sound problems.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a testament to the game that despite all of these problems, Sacred is still fun to play. No really, it is!... But there’s still no excuse for releasing a game in such shoddy condition.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're up for the puzzle-like gameplay and the repetition, Prisoner of War greatly expands what a stealth game can accomplish.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rumble Roses will probably go over very well at fraternity houses, bachelor parties, and the bedrooms of sexually frustrated teenage boys everywhere. It's too bad that there's a pretty good game underneath all the fluff here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solo players could find it a chore, Older gamers may find reason to snore, But if you share with a friend You’ll enjoy it for a weekend And yearn for a few hours more.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Poor touch controls and a lack of dedicated online multiplayer drag down an otherwise serviceable portable Dynasty Warriors game. Fans of the series will find things to like in Next, but the offering is mediocre at best.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game could also benefit from more dynamic camera angles and a more exciting presentation with color stat overlays, sideline close-ups, and so forth. The developers opted for a realistic, on-court feel by removing play-by-play announcers, but the crowd and music fail to pick up the slack.
    • 66 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Given that there is no ability to create your own rider or play online, the feature set is substandard to other extreme sports titles on the market.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another problem that's at odds with the kid-friendly design is a surprising number of vague objectives.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More about the story it presents than the game play used to advance the plot. Luckily, said story is so compelling that it largely makes up for the sins committed in other aspects of the title, keeping the game interesting despite the trial-and-error mission setup and sometimes-confusing objectives.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all its lack of innovation, there's an involving, if convoluted story here, and some commendably spooky moments.