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 Trials Evolution
Lowest review score: 10 Airport Tycoon 2
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Heavy on action and heavier on story, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War is without a doubt the finest flight combat game on the PS2.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Much like the real military, Battlefield 2 is not just a game, it’s a way of life.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    NFL 2K5 not only has the best gameplay, both in accuracy and pure fun factor, but the entire game is wrapped up in an ESPN presentation that is worthy of being watched on Sunday with a group of friends.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The slick visuals and awesome sound and music rival anything you have ever played on a console.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    But it all comes down to the gameplay and that is where GRAW really excels. Whether you are exploring the challenging single-player campaign or risking your job, family, and friends to play just one more game online, Ubisoft has created a whole new addiction that will be a tough habit to break. I’m not even going to try.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It’s not often that a console title can make the successful leap to a handheld, but when that handheld version actually surpasses the console in many key factors, you know you have something special.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An addiction, a perfect sequel, both in story and gameplay, and a game you will want to explore over and over.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If there was a way to make the Tekken series better I certainly don't know what it is. It’s like somebody took all the previous Tekken games and put them in a blender then filtered out the bad stuff and out pops Tekken: Dark Resurrection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If variety is the spice of life then Insomniac has created a next-gen spice rack and filled it perfect visuals, awesome sound and music, creative weapons and gadgets, great gameplay, and tied it all together with an amazing story that will leave you on the edge of your seat as the final credits start to roll.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A well rounded game. It had the “hot key” feature that I love for those of us who fail miserably at those button combos. Being able to play all the characters from the previous title plus several key characters from previous seasons of the show is definitely a big plus.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood has quickly become my favorite game of 2009, and with future DLC on its way, it’s not going back on the shelf anytime soon.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    While I still enjoy my PS3 trophies and 360 achievements and I’m still a slave to 720p or greater graphics, there is something to be said for totally entertainment and addictive gameplay and Guitar Hero 5 on the Wii obliterates the other formats on pure originality and game design.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    MLB10 The Show is as close as anyone has come to baseball perfection.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With a killer track list, exciting new Quest mode, social networking, and more challenges and star rewards than most of us could ever earn in this lifetime, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is easily the biggest and the best installment of the franchise to date.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With a killer track list, exciting new Quest mode, social networking, and more challenges and star rewards than most of us could ever earn in this lifetime, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is easily the biggest and the best installment of the franchise to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The addition of the creation center has put FIFA 11 Soccer in a class by itself, straddling the fine line between reality and gaming amazingly well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I walked into my experience of Mafia II with no real expectations other than hearing my colleague's praise. What I walked away with after playing through the story was a sense of awe and amazement that I haven't had since Alan Wake.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood isn't as much a sequel as a completion to the second game, and while this is certainly the best game of the three so far, you probably don't want to jump into the story without having played at least the second game first.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is the first must-play game of the year for consoles, and Dead Space is the first must-play app for the iPad, paving the way for what is sure to be an exciting year for tablet gaming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is easily the most fun I have had playing a video game in 2005 and I can't recommend it highly enough. With any luck this will spin-off into a TV series – it's just THAT GOOD!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Offers the best in arcade street racing with a large selection of cars, lively cast of characters, wonderful locations, challenging course designs, single, multiplayer, and online racing, and endless creative possibilities with the Race Editor.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    You don't play Doom 3; you experience Doom 3. I was reminded of those haunted mansions or "dark rides" they have at theme parks with all of the scripted scares.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Sim purists will still want to get their "Colin McRae" on, but those looking for a fun and challenging rally racer that bends the rules in favor of fun will want to make RSC 2 a permanent addition to their Xbox library.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Not only redefines our perception of multiplayer games, it raises the bar of the deathmatch genre to new heights and will become the benchmark by which all future online combat games are measured.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Not only did it offer a refreshingly factual wartime story with real characters, real events, and real places, it put it all inside a highly polished game that blends action with squad-based tactics and strategy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A highly polished game that covers so many genres and styles of gameplay that it can hardly be classified. In less than 15 hours Beyond Good & Evil has become my second favorite game of all time on the Cube and easily one of my top five games for 2003.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Overall, the amount of different play modes both online and offline are staggering. There is something for just about everyone and when you get tired of one mode there is something different to explore.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is a rare breed indeed. In a culture obsessed with realism and violent action and FPS titles it's great to see a major studio take a risk and release an old-school platform game for a next-gen system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning isn't the first action-RPG, but it is the first to put the focus on the action. This is easily the must-own, must-play RPG of 2012 so don't miss out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I ended last year's review by saying, "I don't know how this game can possibly get any better, but I look forward to seeing EA try to best this almost-flawless installment, and what is arguably the best version of PGA Tour in the history of the franchise.". Well, somehow they did manage to best their previous efforts, so I will let that statement and challenge conclude this year's review as I return to the links for another year of great virtual golf.