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 II
Lowest review score: 10 Game Tycoon
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I could go on for another few thousand words about the immersive gameplay and just plain brilliant game design waiting for you in Beyond Good & Evil, but I would rather you go out and get your own copy and start enjoying it for yourself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Because of the included Body Shop utility, the relative ease of creating your own custom content for your Sims makes this game all the more fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Blows past its predecessor and annihilates this year’s competition. This is a new standard for soccer and for sports games in general. The new graphics engine not only enhances the details in visuals but actually improves the gameplay mechanics.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With more campaigns and the larger and non-linear missions and objective structure, Call of Duty 2 is easily much more than the original. It is a finely tuned work of art with so much research and attention to detail incorporated into it that action gamers will become totally immersed in the unrelenting experience of brutal combat.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Building upon the impressive Warhammer engine and tweaking it for historic warfare, Company of Heroes is easily the best strategy game of 2006 and sets the bar extremely high for future RTS titles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Mature, intriguing, thoughtful, and not afraid to take some risky chances.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Crysis is the game of 2007 that will be judged for years to come as how a game should be made.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best thing I can say about Call of Duty 3 is that after playing I actually felt like I had been through a war. There were moments when I would catch myself physically ducking or leaning my body as I tried to look around a corner.
    • 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).
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is a fantastic platformer game that many people are sure to love with its wide variety of elements and content. Level design may not be for everyone but you are sure to have plenty of levels with the community as well as those in the game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is easily the best new role-playing game that will give you dozens of hours of additional gameplay along with the already lengthy required adventuring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Web of Shadows assembles a great cast of heroes and villains, combines them with a fantastic story, and integrates an intuitive and exciting control scheme and evolving combat system that easily makes this the best Spider-Man game ever made to date for any system.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Whether you are playing alone or have a line of friends waiting to grab that second remote and share the ride, Dead Space Extraction is the definitive survival horror, FPS, light gun game of the year and the best Wii game I have ever played.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I love the maps; love the weapons, and especially the vehicles. We’re always looking for a few good men and this is some of the best team-based multiplayer available.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Annoying load times aside, I can't fault ModNation Racers for the nearly perfect package that it is, and for that reason I feel safe in proclaiming Sony's masterpiece the best kart-racing title in the history of gaming. Period.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 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.