Game Chronicles' Scores

  • Games
For 3,051 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: Black Ops
Lowest review score: 10 Game Tycoon
Score distribution:
3,051 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best compliment I can give Jazz: Trump's Journey is that this could easily be a $15 game on XBLA or PSN, and I honestly hope it makes it into those consoles because this is a game that needs to be seen and played by those who might not have an iPad. But until then, those of you with one should already be playing what has become my all-time favorite iPad game.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By far the best game you could ever get for your PS2. This game is reason enough to buy a PS2 even if you never buy another game. Sure, it's dark and dirty, and maybe even a bit evil, but we’re all consenting adults here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s rare and quite refreshing to come by a game that is so unique in every aspect, with such complex characters and such a great story, that I feel the same sense of satisfaction that comes with reading a good novel when I play it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Smash Hits was just the breath of fresh recycled air that we needed.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Looks as good if not better than the most cutting-edge PC games available. It's got a unique, cool as ice visual style and a soundtrack that should be winning awards. Most importantly, the gameplay is so finely tuned and tweaked as to be a sublime experience in and of itself.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perfectly constructed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It has PS3 Game of the Year written all over it and unless something truly special comes out later this year it could be my all-time favorite game of 2009 on any system.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can’t imagine myself ever not playing Rock Band at least for a few hours each week.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BioShock is on the same par as those great classic films that have won awards for years and this one will for the video game industry. The combination of a great story and fantastic gameplay with wonderful scenery has been so well created into an all around well crafted game that it would be a shame to miss out on playing it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gameplay is solid and polished, and every level is fiendishly designed. There's and endless amount of content to conquer. Ms. Splosion Man excels in every way, and it has my absolute approval.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    HOLY SH..! With stunning visuals, immersive sound, and an epic story, BioShock hearkens back to a time of fantasy and wonder, blending elements of Jules Verne and John Carpenter into a cinematic masterpiece of sci-fi horror that you won’t want to miss. I can’t think of any game more deserving of a perfect ten than BioShock.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    This is definitely a must buy, despite the surprising $60 dollar price tag for a PC title. Grab your gear; you’re in for one hellava ride.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    In many ways it plays better than the console version when it comes to controls, and the visuals and sound certainly won’t disappoint even the most jaded of gamers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    This game has it all; stunning visuals, crisp and powerful sound, finely tuned gameplay for single and multiplayer, endless replay value and the promise of future content via download.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The game is so shocking and fun you'll be compelled to restart a new game almost immediately after the credits fade away. And with so many tactics and weapons, no two games will ever play out the same way.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    When Rockstar teased fans in 2005 with a video indicating an upcoming PS3 release, fans took notice – sadly, it took nearly five years for the sequel – Red Dead Redemption – to hit the shelves. But believe me, it was worth the wait.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward delivers the "greatest hits" of action movies with references to Cliffhanger, Red Dawn, The Rock, and even Spies Like Us. You’re fighting in the arctic one minute and crossing the desert the next, or you might be performing a rescue operation on a terrorist-controlled offshore oil platform or infiltrating a Russian submarine base.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Treyarch has taken all their expertise with the COD engine and borrowed all of the fantastic multiplayer tech from Modern Warfare to create the ultimate military shooter, a shooter so satisfying and complete you won't care what war it is you're fighting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 3 is pure perfection in gameplay and graphics, and it's only going to get better as more DLC arrives and the game is refined and balanced as the designers analyze real-time data from all the matches being played. There is no fan base more loyal than Call of Duty, and this game is guaranteed to delight all who play now and in the years to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Crysis 2 meets and exceeds all my expectations as a sequel and a next-gen shooter.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    A milestone, a legendary achievement in gaming that only comes along once in a very long time. With game quality visuals, and sound design increasing with just about every new title that ships, the fact that Gears of War manages to make such a huge leap forward only emphasizes just how innovative this game truly is.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Lighting is outstanding and there is a definitive passage of time that is reflected with various night and day conditions.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    From the friendlier, better-executed early content to the high-end zones and dungeons that make you feel like a hero bringing about major changes in the world, Cataclysm shows how far World of Warcraft has come since its beginnings and why it's still the best fantasy MMO on the market.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Bethesda has refined the RPG genre, crafting what is quite possibly the best RPG ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Though lore fiends may be beating their heads against solid objects thinking about all the new directions The Burning Crusade takes the continuing saga of the World of Warcraft, they really should learn to relax and enjoy what Blizzard has set before them: perhaps the most comprehensive and detailed expansion set ever to be released for an MMORPG.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Obviously, The Saboteur isn't representative of the peak of next-gen gaming but for my money, this is the most fun and addictive gameplay I've experienced in 2009, and I'll probably be pulling it off the shelf in 2010 to work on those secondary targets.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Dead Space is a must own title for anyone who loves science fiction, horror, or any combination of the two. When you combine those elements with such amazing gameplay and stylish design you easily have the makings of a Game of the Year contender. It’s got my vote.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    In a world where third-person action shooters are a dime a dozen, this is one game that breaks all the rules. The intuitive controls, addictive Psi-Powers, non-linear design, and immersive story will keep you glued to your Xbox until the very end and have you stalking your game store for the inevitable sequel.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    With its immersive environment, stunningly beautiful graphics, nonlinear gameplay, and extremely customizable player experience, this game accomplishes more than I have expected in a game and is simply difficult to put down.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Wrath of the Lich King has all the components necessary to hold the attention of the gaming community for several years to come...or at least until Blizzard decides which game we're going to be playing next.