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 Call of Duty: Black Ops
Lowest review score: 10 Airport Tycoon 2
Score distribution:
3,051 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wacky Races: Crash & Dash is not very well put together and suffers from lackluster gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Flat, short and repetitive. In a phrase, "this game is 'Double Dragon,' in 3D with gratuitous boobs". Sound like your cup of tea?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Consistently poor design decisions were what seem to have drained all the fun from this title, a pity because it’s not like the market is saturated with Squad-RTS titles.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Earlier this year, I was pleasantly surprised by NERF: N-Strike Elite – a far better on-rails shooter than Cybertron Adventures is. And given that the Wii has so many other on-rails shooters like Dead Space Extraction and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, that there is no reason to waste your time and money on Transformers: Cybertron Adventures.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Blackwater is a definite step in the right direction to providing the motion-based FPS like the one promised when Microsoft announced their Kinect camera peripheral. But between the controversial backstory, the dicey subject matter, the terrible presentation, and the sketchy controls, it is a game that is better left on the shelf. If you want a better Kinect shooter experience, check out Gunstringer.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Stealth Force Edition should be avoided entirely.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Don’t even bother to get this, the average rating for this game is above 50 percent from all the reviews and mine won’t make it any better. The game is not really up to a standard that would make it playable unless you just don’t care much about graphics.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Winx Club: Join the Club is a bad game and really not worth your time to look at much less subject your child to.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Boring, difficult (due to poor design) and repetitive.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    After a decade of jumping on arrows, shaking maracas, and pointing out grooves onscreen, I think I am finally burned out on dance games. I had hopes that Just Dance might help revive my interest in the genre, but sadly it only made things worse. Just Dance just isn’t that great of a game, period.