Game Chronicles' Scores

  • Games
For 3,052 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its sense of humor to its finely tweaked gameplay, Armed & Dangerous is a spectacular and engaging game—a third person shooter for fans of the genre or those sick of the recent wave of formulaic entries it has received.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its finely honed user interface to its nearly flawless campaign and PvP modes, Homeworld2 is a breath of fresh air when most games of its ilk are bogging themselves down with needless complexity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most of the changes and improvements in Raven Shield are more evolutionary than revolutionary, but Raven Shield is by far the best game in the Tom Clancy series and easily the best “thinking man’s” FPS game currently available.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s quicker, fiercer, and more exciting, and the military tactics utilized is something that has been missing from RTS games recently.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fantastic. They do a great job of including the main parts of the legends of King Arthur and his Knights, but they deviate from it enough to improve on things. The best part is the little nods to The Holy Grail.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fun and highly challenging tactical game that will test your analytical skills as well as your undying patience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spectacular kill sequences, a cool plot, cooler weapons and great levels all contribute to make this game the best of the Tenchu series, and one of the best first-person stealth games on the market.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you already have a killer PC rig and that is your preferred gaming platform then it doesn't get any better than this, but considering the steep system requirements and the fact that you still need to play this game with a console-style gamepad, why not just enjoy this title on the Xbox or PS2 the way it was designed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While you can probably play NWN for the next five years using nothing but user-created mods, there is definitely a level of quality and sophistication about this professional release that makes it worth your hard-earned dollar.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The highest complement I can pay PlanetSide is by saying that I’m addicted... At its best, PlanetSide takes a staple genre and breaths new life into it while delivering an adrenaline rush rarely found in the virtual world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a few camera quirks and some excessive load times, Headhunter is almost a perfect gaming experience from the opening movie to the closing credits. The clever mix of VR training, cycling through town, stealth, and weapons combat all combine for one great action title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A prominent step in the right direction. The gameplay remains fun and humorous yet it features all the modes and licensing you would expect from the more serious games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A severe, albeit pleasant, shock to system. The game has grabbed me in a way that only “No Mercy” has ever topped.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite simply, the best action flight game released for the PS2 this year for sure and quite possibly the best that has ever graced the console.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its stripped down gameplay, Ground Control finds a perfect balance between action and strategy. The result is a game that will appeal to explosion-addicted gamers and tactics fans alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The control is excellent, the physics are perfect, there are loads of original tracks and landscapes, and the fun factor is off the charts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like the book it was based on, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar is poised to become an enduring classic in its own right.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those of you new to the series Warlords Battlecry III has a lot to offer that you won’t find in any other RTS title, and if you like RTS games, there’s a lot to like here. A traditional RPG fan will find lots to love too with the hero driven game play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a fun little ride of a game, with some definite adult content, but let’s be honest, there are only about four places where it actually crosses the line into an “R” rating. Otherwise it’s basically a teen-sploitation film, as the saying goes. Relax, pick up that bong, and enjoy the ride.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent storyline, high production values, sweeping sound, impressive graphics and an attention to detail that would make my professors at Berkeley proud all combine to make Desert Rats one of the best World War II real time strategy games I’ve come across in a long time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although The Bard’s Tale doesn’t offer anything new in terms of gameplay, it’s the amazing story, presentation, voice acting, and sense of humor that make it a great game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new MMOG, or simply want to try an online role-playing game for the first time, you won't be disappointed in joining the defenders of Order or the marauders of Destruction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully with beefed-up graphics, added multiplayer support and another solid storyline filled with classic comic goodness, they came through in heroic fashion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an imaginative story, characters rich in personality, a beautiful design, and an impressive array of themes to explore, this game shines in a genre that already knows how to make video games the best they can be. I can’t recommend it enough.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The world of Kryta is still evolving, as is the game of Guild Wars. This first Guild Wars falls short of legendary status, but from what I’ve seen the Guild Wars series may yet find its place in the PC Hall of Heroes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Catacombs expansion only adds to what is still the best guild and realm based MMORPG. With its much-improved graphics and new instance dungeon zones there has never been a better time to own this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Using the simple control dynamics to soar through a living, breathing, virtual New York City is as much fun and exhilarating as watching it on the big screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I hate this game. Since the day I picked it up, it has sucked up so much of my free time, causing me to neglect my Xbox Live buddies, forego weeknight sleep, go in late to work, neglect my wife ' yeah it's that bad. I absolutely hate this game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Project: Snowblind is one cool game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a licensed game that perfectly captured the property while still being fun and accessible.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The standout feature of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the expected graphical superiority over its console counterparts. But for the audiophiles, the ability to design and play your own custom radio station is a feature every game needs to have from this point forward, end of story. DEMAND IT!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing port of the PS2, perhaps the best port of any major title to a handheld yet. Considering the nature of the control scheme I was impressed that the designers managed to keep this game functional and fun to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The more I play Nippon Ichi's unique line of TRPG’s, the more I like them. Makai Kingdom is no exception, and this time, they have the best game they've ever made on their hands, to boot. It takes beloved settings and ideas, meshes them with gameplay mechanics both old and new, adds a hearty dash of truly new content to the mix and still manages to be more accessible to a new gamer than their last game, "Phantom Brave" was.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gem of a simulation game; for that matter it’s easily one of the top war games of ALL TIME.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s all this wide variety of racing elements and making sure it all works well in a total package that makes TOCA Race Driver 3 an awesome game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love deep, complex strategy games and fun online multiplayer action, you can’t go wrong with Heroes of Might & Magic V. What it lacks in technological flash it makes up for in smart, well-balanced gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s every bit as lovable as "Katamari Damacy" was, and now you can bring a friend along for the entire ride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bully is all about choices and making something out of a bad situation. It’s also a really great game full of humor and believable characters. I recommend it highly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a comic lovers dream come true; the perfect marriage of comics and video games, and with so many comic-inspired games already out and more on the way, I can say without reservation that Ultimate Spider-Man will rule them all with ultimate gameplay and ultimate style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun
    The most important question to ask of any game is, was it fun? And GUN answers with a resounding yes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Suikoden V is damn good. The story is one of the very best in all of gaming, even surpassing some of the previous Suikoden titles in its intricacy and brilliance with its complex, realistic characters and motives, and a plot that draws you in like a good book.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet another smash hit for Sid Meier and crew, combining deep elements of strategy, with improved graphics, and a stellar soundtrack. Anyone even remotely interested in history, turn-based gaming or anyone who even owns a PC should check this excellent title out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By far the best movie-licensed game to ever be made. Not only does it outshine all other movie-inspired titles, it even surpasses the movie that inspired it. It’s a totally immersive experience with the no-HUD interface, amazing sounds, inspiring music, and a visionary artistic style that is totally unique to the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you just like to tinker with a nice assortment of exotic sports cars or have a general distaste for law enforcement, there is something here to appeal to everyone including a clichéd story with campy acting and hot racing babes that are more suited to be on the hood of your car rather than driving their own.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Double Agent is fun, exciting, intense, and definitely a showcase title for the visual elegance of the 360, but if you want a fully fleshed out story, extended levels, more dialogue, and an overall richer Splinter Cell experience, I’d have to recommend the original Xbox version over this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Geometry Wars isn’t a classic game in the strictest sense of the word, it does in many ways borrow the idea of classic fun. Give it a try, the game is a blast to play, not to mention very addictive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An RPG made for traditional fans of the genre. With a solid story, vivid and likeable characters, a vast, interesting world, and fun gameplay, Rogue Galaxy is simply a must-have for RPG fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just when you thought they couldn’t put a new spin on the WWII genre, here come Eidos ready to show that three genres can exist in harmony and even work on a console.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, the levels and even the gameplay get a bit repetitive at times, but there is always great action and the potential to share that action with your friends, and that is what really make this game rise above its predecessors and a total joy to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The action is unbelievably intense and the historical material is researched and presented in a way that borders on being educational.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unreal Tournament III is a must-own PS3 title for anyone who enjoys frantic online shooters and total mayhem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Climax has taken an already near-perfect racer and polished it to a level of realism I didn’t expect this early in the 360 lifespan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A blast to play, especially for fans of puzzles, crime stories, psychology, and/or horror.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cloning Clyde represents everything that is exciting and innovative about XBLA. It’s a slick game with pleasing visuals and sound, enjoyable and challenging gameplay, and all around great presentation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love college basketball, do yourself a favor and find College Hoops 2K7. 2K Sports has the better game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PS3 version of Battlefield: Bad Company may not be the best looking game on the console but it is very good with a fantastic audio.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is a highly enjoyable, creepy but enjoyable experience. That almost dead-end moment (thank god for multiple save slots) was a pain and I could have done without that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically SingStar doesn’t need to offer much. While singing the songs, the music video is played in the background. The menus however look sharp and are simple to navigate. The music videos are great quality, and there’s nothing that would turn you away visually.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You have the coolest weapon to date in the glaive. When you incorporate the music, graphics, and game play style it is really hard not to get into this game and want to keep playing even if you can’t handle horror games, although I think of this game more as creepy than horror.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a unique and deep battle and level system, a good storyline, interesting characters, well balanced gameplay and plenty of eye and ear candy, Odin Sphere is an awesome game that will most likely go on any action and RPG fan's list of favorites.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Agatha Christie: Evil Under had me from the very beginning.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New York has never looked better and the increased size and complexity really bring the Big Apple to life, even if the framerate chugs from time to time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes you have to be reminded of your roots to realize that there is more to games than just flashy explosions and blood soaked chainsaws. I highly recommend getting this title the next time you have the chance. I seriously doubt you’ll be disappointed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked Geometry Wars then you will probably like Undertow and I highly recommend coughing up the 800 points to play it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s great fun, showcases some hilarious dialogue, and is paired with an absolutely fantastic soundtrack. I’m definitely looking forward to the second chapter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ultimate evolution of the Tony Hawk franchise. It contains the perfect mix of next-gen technology while holding true to the core skating elements and quality gameplay that has made this the definitive skateboarding title for more than a decade.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best racing game out on the market today PERIOD.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I found it more challenging than the previous adventure and I particularly liked being able to see more of the famed detective’s city.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Neversoft did an admirable job, especially considering they had to take a legendary franchise and rebuild it from scratch and Vicarious Visions created an excellent Wii port. But for a series that I have traditionally given perfect scores and continuous editorial awards, I can’t help but feel a bit let down by some personally distasteful music and poor note designs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The motion controls might be a bit gimmicky, and just about gave me a case of tennis elbow – but the storyline and characters make Bully one of the best games on the market.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that grabs you and doesn’t let go. It is one of the most addicting arcade games that I have ever played.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game really packs in the action and does a great job of integrating the activities and respect system in order to unlock story missions. And the multiplayer for Saints Row 2 is far more engaging and addictive than Liberty City.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War for the PC is a great game and one that is especially well built in many areas, it may be a port for some of the gameplay and levels but it does not feel like one at all.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    High Velocity Bowling has rolled its way into the first place slot for bowling games across all systems. It offers the best "feel" of any motion-controlled bowling game out there, and with next-gen visuals and sound, you can't help but feel you are really bowling in these exotic private lanes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only way that this game is better is if they can find a way for the vendors to bring me a $7 hot dog every few minutes, so I don’t have to stop playing to eat.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend picking up this title as soon as you can sink your teeth into it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story was fresh, funny, and original, the characters where delightfully designed and animated, and professional voiced, and the entire game was a pure delight to play from start to finish. I'm already well on my way through my second pass as I aspire to become a Master Ninja.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, BAJA: Edge of Control is an awesome blend of simulation racing with a bit of arcade. I personally love this title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simplicity of the Echochrome’s look is slick and the puzzles are imaginative and well designed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As the famous saying goes, “Dance like no one is watching and sing like no one is listening.” If you follow those words, there’s a whole world of fun waiting for you in the SingStar series.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am sure you will fall in love.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, I rather enjoyed Outcry. I am a fan of these types of titles and Outcry is one of the best adventure titles that I’ve ever played in recent history.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With songs from newer country artists such as Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts to your classic country of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, SingStar Country hits on a ton of your favorite country artists.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Decades is an entertaining and challenging game that recreates the Guitar Hero experience as best you can without actually holding a guitar.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection may not be the ultimate or perfect collection but its damn near close.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Sigil features many of the staples that make a good RPG and I really enjoyed it. The high encounter rate and top screen graphics are about the only things that I didn’t like.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having played the previous titles, I have to say that Infinite Interactive made some very cool changes to their formula and came out with another winner that will no doubt addict veteran players all over again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best adventure titles I have ever played.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: On Tour – Modern Hits is a great addition to the portable franchise with some significant new gameplay enhancements that really broaden the scope of the gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am quite pleased with what Sony Cambridge has done with the LittleBigPlanet franchise, and I hope we see more of SackBoy in the future.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short, Shatter is a really enjoyable re-imagining of a time-tested genre that adds the fun of physics, snazzy graphics, and a phenomenal soundtrack to a favorite classic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put Plain Sight is a razor sharp slice of heaven. The gameplay is simple, addicting and straightforward.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Singularity arrived with very little fanfare, which is a shame because this is a very good game. I highly recommend Singularity to fans of FPS games and great science fiction stories.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Singularity arrived with very little fanfare, which is a shame because this is a very good game. I highly recommend Singularity to fans of FPS games and great science fiction stories.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transformers: War for Cybertron is not only the best Transformers game next-gen gamers can play, it is also one of the most fulfilling and challenging action-shooters I've played in years and a definite purchase, especially if you have any love of the Transformers franchise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is still the definitive golf game out there, mostly because it's the only golf game out there, mini-golf not withstanding.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, I was impressed with the quality of UFC Undisputed 2010 on the PSP.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it might not have the UFC stars that bring some fans to the table, any dedicated fan of mixed martial arts should take a look at EA SPORTS MMA to see the face of the future.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    2K Sports has really outdone themselves and everyone else.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a comic fan, a pinball fan, or just someone looking for a low-priced way to spend a few afternoons, Marvel Pinball is extraordinary.