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 Assassin's Creed III
Lowest review score: 0 Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Score distribution:
2,721 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ICO
    The moment Ico first takes Yorda's hand in his is as organic and human as anything seen in interactive entertainment. Sony has created a classic that is both a stunning technical achievement and a perfect example of a videogame as art.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single-player game has a few rough spots, but multiplayer is flat-out fantastic. And let’s face it; the incredible graphics don’t hurt either.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is as light and unpretentious as RPGs get. If the typical melodramatic RPGs make you laugh more than cry and you've grown tired of casting dragon destroyer +7, Mario & Luigi is just what the plumber ordered.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new single-player mode may alter the experience for some, but the core gameplay still offers endless replay value if you just want to skate around while listening to an eclectic mix of punk, rock, and hip-hop.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution remains the best Trials experience available today and one of the best values on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The social competition between friends will continue to rage on long after you've made your way through all the tracks and keep you coming back to reclaim the top spot.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The 8-10 hour story mode alone would be worth a crisp Jackson, but the fact that it comes packaged with new rides, new music, new forms of entertainment, new side missions and a handful of new multiplayer modes is simply outrageous for that price. L&D is easily the most well conceived and well-executed piece of downloadable content ever, and it sets a new bar for interactive storytelling that won’t soon be matched.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is pick-up-and-play, it's beautiful to look at, and it raises the cultural precedent bar to backboard level. Even if you don't like sports games, you'll love this one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's not a single thing wrong with this game. The diligence and creativity that have gone into it should be carefully scrutinized by anyone thinking of working on a similar project. Do yourself a favor and play it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The ironically devastated world of Fallout has never been better realized than in Fallout 3, offering a vast landscape that is almost relentlessly bleak in its hopelessness. It's absorbing, immersive, paradoxically beautiful, and kind of depressing to play over long periods of time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NFL 2K5 has leveled the field of play significantly with its wallet-friendly price and killer presentation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What makes a Zelda game Zelda? Whatever that might be, this game’s got it. Chalk up another success for a classic franchise, and another must-have for just about anyone that owns a Nintendo DS.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who became addicted to either of the first two Advance Wars titles will surely be hooked by this one, too.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The camera is sometimes unwieldy, and for some bizarre reason can only be rotated around Jak, not moved vertically, though there is a first-person view that lets you look around. Beyond that, however, Jak and Daxter is an excellent example of a 3D platformer.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the best sports games on the PS2, and it's definitely the best college game around.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're peeved at the ability to flick aside 18-wheelers like they're raisins on a table, but overall, you're going to have problems finding a more visceral, violent driving game.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from some minor quibbles, it’s beautifully made – an addictive game, an involving story, and a gorgeous piece of artwork all at once. While not perfect, Persona 4 is one of this year’s best RPG and another example of how even old hardware can still run some of the best games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The entrancing music and compellingly complex but accessible gameplay are still unparalleled, making minutes transform into hours as your nights are dominated by the story of your civilization.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strikes a careful balance between accessibility and the hideous complexity. And it looks good doing it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As close to perfect as a game can be... In an age where the lines between non-action genres increasingly blur to support a more fast-paced direction, this is stealth gaming done right. An achievement made even more remarkable for pulling it off using a 2D presentation. If you play only one Xbox Live Arcade game in 2012, there is no better option out there than Mark of the Ninja.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unique and captivating characters await you at every flower laden step. From combat to exploration, every action rewards the player with items, experience, or another breathtaking look at this gorgeous world.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We love all the changes to the gameplay in Pikmin 2. It's deeper, less frustrating, and ultimately, more fun. We dig the cave-like dungeons that require intense strategy and we're ecstatic over the new Pikmin types. It's a solid, charming game from beginning to end.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in compelling story, it more than makes up for in gameplay and character, and that's really where it counts.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More than anything, however, I have to say that Guild Wars 2 is just fresh. It's new, it's innovative and more than anything, it's a welcome change for fans that may want something different.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In addition to the amazingly detailed level of car customization you can do under the hood to affect car performance, Forza’s popular painting tools are back, with even more stencils and paint layers from which to craft amazing looking graphics.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout the entire campaign, you can't help but feel that this is a comic book come to life.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it’s disappointing the presentation has taken a backseat in the development phase, Madden edges out "NFL 2K5" because, ultimately, it's the gameplay that matters after you've owned a football game for more than a couple weeks.