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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Sure, there are thousands of die-hard Madden fans who will remain in denial and line-up for their copy of "Madden 2005" like the Lemmings they are, but anyone who plays ESPN NFL 2K5 will know the truth after their very first game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I admit I had my doubts about Black Ops. It seemed that Modern Warfare 2 was going to be impossible to top, but Treyarch has come in and trounced that game in every possible way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    MySims Agents is one of the best games to come out on the Wii yet this year – at least for the pre-teen gamers out there. Agents does a fantastic job of introducing young gamers to the concepts of open world and resource management gaming genres – and helps stimulate their inquisitive nature all while having a blast.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    MLB 11 The Show remains the best baseball game on the market and is a worthy upgrade for any baseball fan.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I absolutely recommend picking up Mass Effect 2 for PS3 today. You won't be disappointed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    But for now, UT2004 is one of the best, if not the best, tactical FPS games you can play on your PC, either alone or online. With improved gameplay, enhanced AI, and new game modes it’s packed with enough content to keep you entertained for months, and it will take a good solid year to master all the levels and tactical subtleties this game offers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Gritty realism aside, no other game has ever grabbed me from the opening level and captivated my interest from start to finish like Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. I literally played this game until I was too tired to play anymore, went to bed, got up, and played it some more.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The graphics in DMC are some of the best yet for the PS2. The 3D environments are huge and designed with thousands of polygons, detailed textures, and lit with dynamic light sources that cast real-time shadows and light beams that stream in through windows.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The levels are so large they border on intimidating, yet it never gets dull exploring them thoroughly. And with a dozen skaters, hundreds of tricks, and infinite combinations of trick lines and combos, this is one of those rare games that has no end.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Alone or with friends, Trine 2 is simply one of the best PC games you can play this year. You can check out the demo on Steam if you need further convincing because words and screenshots simply don't do this game justice. Just make sure you experience the magical of Trine 2. It is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you glued to your PC for days and weeks to come.
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    • 98 Critic Score
    As you can see Obsidian and Bethesda hook the player up right to give them a fighting chance at surviving the treachery of New Vegas. As a fan of RPGs and shooters, Fallout: New Vegas had a lot to offer me in the over 100 hours of exploring saving and destroying the various factions that are housed in the wasteland. I also thoroughly enjoyed the DLC, especially Old World Blues which despite its insanely long dialogue was a lot of fun and the experience and gear were totally worth the trip. I highly recommend picking up Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition for the PC as soon as you can.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    May well be the perfect GameCube title. With its amazingly complex racing model even experienced gamers are in for a substantial learning curve and newcomers to the series will be in for quite a shock. Visually stunning and a total blast to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Human Revolution surpasses the original in every way possible and redefines the Action-RPG for a new generation of gamers and game designers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I was totally captivated from the moment I inserted the disc, and the need to sleep was the only thing that kept me from finishing this game in a single session (I did it in two).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is without a doubt one of the best prequels I’ve ever played. Everything just clicks at the end of the adventure for those who played the first Call of Juarez.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The game we were all hoping Doom 3 was going to be in the first place. It just took a few more months and the help of Nerve Software to get there. The difficulty is much higher now, but with the added power of the double-barrel shotgun and the innovative uses of the grabber, plus the insanely cool artifact gameplay balances out nicely.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The open-ended nature of the game design almost rivals those persistent world games like "EverQuest." You can literally lose yourself in the world of Vice City.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Portal 2 may be the best game of 2011. It may be the best game of all-time. It is certainly the best game you can play right now. I loved every moment I spent with Portal 2. I'm even enjoying looking at the game sitting on my shelf knowing how much fun I will have again someday when I revisit Aperture Science, alone or hopefully with a friend who may not have played the game. Portal 2 proves that you don't have to kill things to make a great game and more importantly…science is fun!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Everything about it is a little familiar, the result of decades of refinement, tweaked gameplay and an ever more fully realized game universe. Although I was sometimes amazed or delighted by a new trick or character, I never felt really, truly surprised by anything in this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I truly loved this game. Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword is without a doubt, the best game I have played, probably since Mario Kart, and it is easily the best game I have ever had the privilege to review.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With a familiar world to explore and many ways to do so, you play The Third Age over and over.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Tales of Vesperia may not be a perfect title or receive a perfect score, but it’s fun, engaging and everything I really want in an RPG.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Choked full of quality gameplay, authentic Star Wars goodness, and loads of bonus content, this is the best Rogue Squadron game since the last one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Dating is another significant aspect of play added to The Sims 2, and it certainly throws in an element of challenge and intrigue to the base game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you haven’t yet experienced the Sims phenomenon, the new Deluxe package is a great way to get your feet wet. Guiding your sims through their lives can be a very challenging and rewarding experience. It’s also just plain fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Whether you are a fan of the previous games or just want to experience the absolute best in arcade racing, Burnout Revenge is a game that you won't be able to stop playing once you start, so grab a copy today and clear your calendar for the rest of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    And there lies KOTOR’s most valuable feature, total freedom, freedom to go where you want to go, do what you want to do, and let the adventure unfold at your own pace.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    FIFA Soccer 12 is remarkable. It is addictive. It is fun. It is the closest a videogame has ever come to the real thing and it easily gets my vote for sports game of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    But with charming characters, fun scripted events, and the chance to play with past and future versions of yourself, you can't help but have a great time with TimeSplitters: Future Perfect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Modern Combat is just about as perfect a game as you can get. It falls short of total perfection only because it really doesn’t evolve the FPS genre in any significant way – not that I know what that might be, but I’d know it if I saw it.