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 Final Fantasy X-2
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3,051 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall, Iron Man 2 shows promise, but ultimately comes off as an underdeveloped attempt to cash in on the film. Clunky controls and outdated gameplay make Iron Man 2 seem more like an exercise in tedium than the visceral enjoyment that spending a few hours in Tony Stark's suit should be.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    At best this would be a good hand-me-down game, passing from one kid to another to try to impart a lesson or two about natural history before he or she moves onto something a whole lot more fun. But that’s a stretch of Biblical proportions. Darwin probably wouldn’t approve.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dead Reefs is about that, pretty dead in the water. If you really enjoy these searching adventure games you may be amused for a while but the keyboard and character issues are pretty annoying.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With all the cute animals and characters I really enjoyed this game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Naughty Bear would have been a great $15 Summer of Arcade game, but as a standalone retail title, I can't recommend a purchase until this hits the $20 bargain bin and even then your standards, or at least your expectations had better be low.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Ford Bold Moves Street Racing is fairly basic in presentation and offers a limited selection of real world cars and pretty average racing action mixed with some minor team strategy elements.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    There is no denying the cute and cuddly factor of the cast, and the appealing art style of the cutscenes, but the 2D gameplay, tiny characters, uninspired game design, and a coma-inducing soundtrack should send anyone over the age of ten in search of something else to play on your NDS.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    I was frustrated that the designers chose to use the black button for power swings while the B and X buttons are left totally open and useless. Last time I checked the black button was far from convenient, even on the new S-Controller.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Time Pilot was a decent game back in the day, but when it’s compared to stuff like Pac- Man and Galaga, it doesn’t have much in the way of legs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Rock Band Unplugged may look and sound like Rock Band but without instruments to hold and friends to join in the fun, all that’s left is a solitary and miserable experience with intolerable load times that had me rushing back to my console version of Rock Band 2 to wash the bitter taste from my mouth.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    I was a little disappointed with the length of the game. It was about an hour too short.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    As a free, unlimited, online shooter, War Rock fits the bill quite well, however the more money you put into it, the more you will begin to see its flaws.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Conflict Denied Ops offered some highs and some lows in my experience. Overall, it is far from the best of the PS3, but it is also far from the worst.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    As long as you go into this game realizing that it in no way resembles anything truly Wing Commander, and are prepared for a shareware style 2D space shooter with limited fun and potential, knock yourself out.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    It is a cute concept, and it is functionally fine. It only stinks that the gameplay becomes a blur of tedious monotony after such a short period of time.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Harry Potter and the The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 lives up to the eternal tradition of games based on movie licenses simply not being very good.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    This was probably one of the more interesting games in this genre that I’ve ever bothered to play, but after playing it for a few hours, I don’t think I’ll be spending a whole lot more time with it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The Spiderwick Chronicles is a game that closely follows the story from the feature film and is about average.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Not every comic book or movie needs to be turned into a game, and this is one Marvel character that falls into that category.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    I found the game quite disappointing when I could not solve the mystery but rather hear the murderer tell the tale at the end about why they did it and some of how.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    This is basically a cheap knockoff of a Wii game. It could have easily been included in EA's NHL 09 game as the “pond hockey” mini-game. That way NHL 09 would have the casual fan and hardcore fan base covered.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The game seemed too much like a button mashing port from the console with no thought to gameplay or storyline.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a puzzle game with staying power you thankfully have a few other choices on the PSP. Smart Bomb is only for those with steely nerves, low blood pressure, and a lot of extra time on their hands.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Not necessarily a terrible game – just a boring game. And although the game features some cool new accoutrements like Maximum Team Control® and real-time damage modeling, the excitement just falls flat on its face.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Pirates' Carnival isn't the buried treasure party-gamers have been looking for. It's more like the fool's gold of party games.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    If the only console you own is a Gamecube – steer clear of Splinter Cell: Double Agent. But if you happen to own a PS2 or Xbox – pick up one of those versions and you will have an awesome holiday.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Haze is just the latest nail in Sony’s coffin that finds me using my PS3 more as a Blu-ray movie player than a gaming system.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    It’s only appeal lies in playing with your friends and settling a grudge match. The stilted and repetitive gameplay may bore you quickly, and even more so played solo.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The guitar is underutilized, the music selection (despite a few gems) is merely average, and the graphics are very last-gen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The gameplay is bland and mercilessly repetitive, the cars and their AI drivers are all the same except for the paint, country music saturates every free moment, and Jeff Gordon has flames on his sleeves.