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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Lowest review score: 10 Airport Tycoon 2
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gamers wanting to experience some of the bloodiest combat you're likely to see in any FPS this year, or those wanting to revel in perhaps the most visionary graphic novel-style presentation of the decade need only look as far as The Darkness II. It's a wild and non-stop ride of gore and carnage with gameplay that uniquely adapts to each person who plays it. It has surprising moments of heart and storytelling, but most of all; it's a bloody good time from start to finish, and a game you'll play at least twice just so you can experience it all.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    SSX
    There have been a lot of imposters trying to corner the snowboarding market these past years, most of them going for realism over fun, but SSX is back and EA Sports continues to prove that if you want the most insane, over-the-top racing and death-defying stunts on the planet (or at least in nine locations on the planet) then you need look no further than SSX. This is snowboarding for the next-generation!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The sheer scope of this game is staggering, which only makes the level of challenge and perfectly balanced combat that much more impressive. If you are a fan of either franchise or just want to play an awesome fighting game then don't even think about skipping Street Fighter X Tekken.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer Unbounded might not be the Ridge Racer game your dad played back in his day, but don't let the name fool you. It's dark and dirty visual style is second only to the dirty and explosive racing action that awaits when you strap in behind the wheel of this addictive arcade racer where the only limit to your fun is your imagination.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The gameplay is intuitive and accessible to gamers of all ages and skill levels and the interactive environments and charming level design will delight and fascinate all who play and even those who watch somebody else play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A landmark achievement in game design starting with the addictively fun core gameplay, instinctive controls, then rounding out the package with gorgeous visuals, stunning special effects, and professional sound work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You owe it to yourself, and your sims, to give them the widest range of human experience currently available.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Whether you are looking for a good 25-30 hour RTS campaign, or just the next big online RTS in the tradition of Magic the Gathering, Impossible Creatures has something inventive and fun for everyone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A stunning achievement in interactive entertainment. With a solid story, engaging characters, stunning visuals, and delightful dialogue, this is one adventure you simply won’t be able to tear yourself away from.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The changes that have been made to the FF game system are fresh but still similar enough not to alienate old-time FF fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Walks a fine line between serious sim and classic Blitz action and maintains a perfect balance from start to finish.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aside from the over-abundance of movies and com-link chatter, there is a really great game hidden on this DVD. The freedom to explore and ultimately play this game as you see fit within the confines of the parameters of the script is a great feature that offers excellent replay potential.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Nothing less than the realization of every Star Wars geek’s version of Cowboys and Indians.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rome's campaign mode can be a bit daunting for all but the most hardcore RTS veterans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A deceptively cool game in that it hooks you almost immediately with its approachable controls and intuitive building-block combos, not to mention the sheer artistry of the graphics and animation. Then once you are entranced the game gets harder, but by then your skills are more than up for the task.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    No one should deny that San Andreas is a great storytelling game. It's just that, between gradually caring less and less about the main characters, and performing many game actions that are nearly identical to those of previous titles in the series, San Andreas could easily begin to wear a bit thin.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With its immense array of story, online, arcade, and mapmaking modes, few can compete. Still, if you are looking for a killer FPS for the PS2, look no further than Area 51. It’s a real treat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An amazing ride, definitely more exciting than the original game, but probably not as unique since most of us already knew what to expect.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Chaos Theory has perhaps brought the series to its finest point, with improved graphics, A.I., more open-ended gameplay and a host of multiplayer additions.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The production values are top notch in every department. If you're the kind of gamer who craves the weird and unusual, look no further; this is your game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Using a masterful combination of web shoot and D-pad combinations you can swing, or zip line vertically or horizontally across rooms. Everything feels so natural, just like a full-size console. Some of this can be attributed to the DS design but there is no denying that the design team put a lot of effort into the gameplay mechanics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up and impossible to put down (except to flush the toilet), you'll be totally hooked from the moment you pick this game up until the day you "think" you've mastered it, and even then your quest for perfection will compel you to keep playing until the day you die.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    GTR is perhaps the most realistic, true-to-life racing simulation that I have ever come across.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Whether this is your first or ninth adventure with Lara, it is one you won’t soon forget. With perfect controls, intuitive gameplay, stunning graphics, majestic music, and a totally engaging story, this is the type of adventure game Legends are made of.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Everything you loved about "Band of Thieves" is back with more creative levels and certainly more creative playable characters, but more isn’t always better, and the convoluted cast might dilute the experience for those seeking a more focused story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    But Rare has once again pulled the rabbit from the hat and proved that intelligent game design, charming characters, a grand story, and a next-gen audio and visual presentation is the foundation for an enduring title that should be part of every Xbox 360 game library.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the finest handheld version of the franchise you can currently play. It might even be one of the top five DS games released to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    NBA Live 06 might have an overall prettier package, but I'll take better gameplay and a complete package of game modes over flash courtside graphics any day.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Prey actually delivers both a compelling solo and an outstanding multiplayer FPS experience that will delight FPS fans looking for a truly unique approach to what was becoming a rather stale and predictable genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I was completely sucked in. I couldn’t stop playing. By the end I wanted more. I wanted to be Jackie Estacado. I wanted to find out what happens next.