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: Black Ops
Lowest review score: 10 Airport Tycoon 2
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I spent the vast majority of the game sending units off into the darkness with little fear of death and all the tactics of a street brawl.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you play Minesweeper for hours on end, you’re not likely to be disappointed by this tepid turn-based strategy game. However, the rest of us will probably be disappointed by the lack of compelling gameplay and the absolutely sterile feel to the game.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the game developers had improved the overall graphics, added multiplayer or online multiplayer game modes, AND rewrote the entire script, then I might suggest renting this game. Sadly though, I must tell you to avoid it at all costs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whatever redeeming qualities Kao 2 might have, there is still no excuse for making a game that punishes the player for things beyond the player's control.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The graphics are bad, the sound is marginal at best, and worst of all, the gameplay doesn’t feel like Texas Hold ‘Em because of the poor AI.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Halfway in between something that was rushed out the door to capitalize on the popularity of the series and a game that actually had some crafting. It’s worth the look for some mindless fun, but the price of admission is a bit high.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A waste of time. The gameplay is terrible and I saw better graphics on video games two years ago. I can’t understand all the uproar this game caused because the game in itself is not worth bothering with.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    My final thought on Bubble Bobble Double Shot is that it is not worth the investment. It's not really that fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything it offers is either totally standard (the gameplay) or a failed gambit (the 1930s atmosphere).
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just too little and far too late. The WWII genre isn’t exactly short on titles these days nor is the FPS genre. If you plan on releasing a game in either (and especially both) you had better bring your “A” game.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wacky Races: Crash & Dash is not very well put together and suffers from lackluster gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disney Sing It will unfortunately be of no interest to general audiences whatsoever for various reasons, including a lack of real gameplay, useless tutorials and a song list full of music most adults and even many teenagers have never heard before.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I can sum up Top Gun with a single word. "Embarrassing". "Unnecessary" also works. We don't need this game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Vampire Moon ends up with good presentation and some clever min-games, the puzzles and length of the game weigh it down.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It has some redeeming qualities which are massively out weighed by its shortcomings. If you see this game for $5 it might be worth the effort to pick it up but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the developers of Zathura tried hard to make a solid movie-to-game conversion, when it comes down to brass tacks the game just isn't all that good.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is not a game worth buying for anything other than the amusing oddity of having a Harry Potter-themed cover shooter. It's a short game, but it still doesn't have the variety in environments that a shooter needs to avoid becoming unacceptably repetitive.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Camping Mama's not a terrible game, and might make for a fun distraction for kids on the road, but the lack of replay value, simplistic minigames, and the animals dragging down the exploration make it hard to recommend.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ordinarily I like what Telltale Games puts together, but this just looks like a slap-dash excuse to cash in on a television property.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I beat this in about five hours, so at $4.99 you're looking at about a $1 per hour in value. As a rate of return that's good (as a gut calculation I think the average console game gives you about 40 hours of content for $60), though to be honest I think I would rather take that $5 and go pay a bum to poke me in the eye for ten minutes. Save your $5 for a coffee or a deserving bum with thick fingers. These developers don't warrant the encouragement.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    A game that plays as badly as it looks. There is no formal presentation, no story to follow, just a variety of different missions to beat with no reward to be found at the end of the tunnel.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    I honestly have to say that I had fun with this game just because the gameplay is so outrageously bad.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Strip away the gimmick and you are left with a generic arcade racer with a poor physics model and terribly flawed trick system.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    If you favor frustration over fun then you might enjoy this game, but bring along lots of lube because this game is going to screw you more than an alien anal probe.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    What we get is a boring cartoon button masher which quite honestly should have come out on Xbox Live instead of a $50 disc.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The gameplay is flawed, the controls are horrible and the on-rails racing creates a game that almost plays itself.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Mildly entertaining as a whole. It features good music, decent graphical aspects, but its severe shortcomings slow down whatever good concept the title originally held. I recommend renting this title first before deciding to buy it. If you’re looking for a real off-road experience you better off getting THQ’s BAJA.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Maelstrom will practically feel like a nostalgic trip down memory lane with all of the bugs you knew and loathed.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It reeks of "shovel-ware," a game that was stripped of both function and price then sent to retailers in the hopes of turning a quick buck. The gameplay is shallow and often needlessly frustrating, with few attacks really being entertaining, but most lacking any sort of humorous overtone.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    I have no patience for a game that has as many bugs as this one does. There’s no excuse for it except laziness or just a sheer contempt of the game playing public.