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 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Mario Kart boils down to a whole lot of luck and very little skill.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you love Sudoku then this is the game for you, but I really don’t see why you wouldn’t go out and buy a Sudoku book ($3.00) and a pencil ($0.25) and save yourself some money.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Cubixx HD is probably a great game for people who like a challenge because as you get closer to the 50th level you have many more enemies on screen and tons of laser chasers following you so you really have to think on your toes or fingers, whatever the case may be. At the low price of 9.99 on PSN it's not at all expensive, but just not the sort of game I would pay that much for.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Short, repetitive, and boring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    “X-Men: Legends” did everything Justice League Heroes tried to do and did it so much better. What’s worse is that this game came out well after “Legends” yet showed no effort to improve on their standards or try anything innovative.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Jimmie Johnson's Anything With An Engine is the complete definition of a lackluster experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Rotastic is simply not worth the 800 Microsoft points it'd take you to buy it. With graphics, presentation, and gameplay comparable to a $1 game on a mobile phone, and with some of the most amazing, creative, beautiful games ever to grace the Xbox Live Marketplace available for 1200 points, there's no way this game is possibly worth what they're charging.
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    • 48 Critic Score
    The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon may have seen its better days but this game has about as much appeal as playing some of those older games from days gone by. With such a lack of creativity and new gameplay the game does not make for much fun and the PlayStation 2 version is no different than the PS3 version.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Too bad a game this boring and frustrating ever saw the light of day.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The control scheme falls rather flat, the documentation on actually playing the games can be spotty and the overall presentation of the whole thing is quite underwhelming.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    If you are interested in owning a piece of PSP gaming history then get a copy of WTF, but don't open it. Much like Pandora's Box, once opened the evil that lurks inside can never be put back and it will surely consume us all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Luxor: Pharaoh’s Challenge is a casual puzzle game that could be effectively played in about ten minutes or a little more. If you seek the thrill of beating a game and want to see more and more of those little stubborn beetles squished than by all means go ahead and purchase this but wait till the price goes down.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    This was doomed from the beginning. I played it with an open mind though and found some enjoyment out of collecting cards and managing my decks. Once the battles started all that enjoyment went away I went back to disliking card games.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    It's hopelessly unplayable, a huge mess that was thrown together by blindfolded programmers and one of the worst games I've ever played. It didn't have to be that way. There is really no excuse for this game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The sheer frustration of the flaws of each minigame was just enough to want to forget about the game altogether.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    If it were not for having to spend so much of your valuable time doing everything for the other three people you’re saddled with Lost in Blue 3 could have been good. As it is Lost in Blue 3 is a very acquired taste and I’m not talking fancy recipes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It was a good idea that was sloppily put together, and the result is a repetitive, overly simple game that doesn't have a whole lot to offer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The main idea I want you all to take away from this review is that Arkadian Warriors is not really an RPG. A more accurate genre description would be “Almost-2D side-scrolling hack and slash.” If that sounds like fun to you, knock yourself out. I think I will use my $10 to help pay for another month of WoW.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Time Crisis: Razing Storm is pretty lame, which is sad because this franchise is the cornerstone of light-gun gaming and Sony really has the tech available to make it work. Namco really dropped the ball on this release.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Due to the smaller size of the GBA some games just don't work on the system, Shrek SuperSlam is one of them.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If your nostalgia for the early 90s extends to muddled graphics, tinny sound effects, and tepid gameplay, you'll be thrilled with this game. Otherwise, you'd be better off playing an original action game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A nice visual and audible replication of the anime, but it still lacks the in-depth story of a true anime.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just how big a fan of Rave Master are you? Are you big enough and crazy enough to shell out thirty bucks for a crappy game, a less informative manual, and some mildly pretty colors?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I am sure the game will sell well based on game recognition alone, but as it stands Deadliest Catch nowhere near captures the excitement or intensity of the Discovery Channel series.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you really like the show, and can deal with plenty of bugs and broken gameplay you may find Law & Order: Criminal Intent enjoyable. I doubt it, but anything is possible.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    A decent enough game for short bouts of zombie slaying, but at its brief length, players may want to wait until it shows up in their local bargain bin, or simply save your money and blow some quarters on a true light gun game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    People who just really dig dragons might be able to endure the interface issues, but for most of the rest of us, this one should be passed up for better games.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The gameplay is mediocre at best and the camera is far from acceptable. The graphics are choppy and the animation lags. Although the Escape 2 Africa lacks quality it can provided a minor distraction while on a lunch break or between classes.
    • 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.
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    • 48 Critic Score
    If you want something to entertain your children on a long drive to grandma's house, try having them watch a movie. That might actually keep them occupied longer than The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer would.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Traveller’s Tales should have left Super Monkey Ball as a puzzle game, instead of trying to turn it into an adventure platformer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    If you enjoy flailing your arms around aimlessly for hours, then this Wii game is for you.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    The Nintendo DS is home to many great games, and its dual screen would seem a perfect fit for an interactive novel. Sadly, Again swings and misses at every opportunity with a poor story, laughable dialogue, clumsy puzzles, and pacing so slow you'll doze off in the middle of a conversation.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While Boogie seems like a good idea on the surface, it suffers from poorly executed gaming mechanics and too many bells and whistles without much substance.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Although Dr. Knizia has done a good job with his company inventing board games and such this was nothing more than a waste of time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I really think there is a market for old school strategy games with modern graphics, but these games still have to emphasize fun over tedium. If you’re going to make a game about great historical warriors and legendary battles, make sure your players can quickly join the thick of the fight.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now. Is it possible for a game to immediately qualify for Microsoft’s new “delisting” policy?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The only positive thing I can say about the game is that the designers at least nailed the look and feel of the show, but how hard was that when you have all the artists, and actors?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This would make for an okay budget title, but at a $40 price tag, it's a complete rip-off. Unless you're a die-hard puzzle fan who happens to spot this in a bargain bin, Mind Gym 3D isn't worth it.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you are looking to get an ultraviolent fairy tale fix, you would be better off to use that $30 to download Castle Crashers and buy a DVD of Shrek II.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Confrontation just isn't a very good game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    WALL-E is a very repetitive platform game that does not make for a good one on the Wii system with its inherent lack of camera control and just repetitive puzzles.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    I feel sort of bad ripping this game so badly, but I went into it really hoping to be blown away, and came away feeling like I, and anyone else unfortunate enough to have fallen for their ruse, had been duped.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Dead Mage Studios have said they are going to put out an update to fix these issues but for the time being we will just have to make do. Garshasp shows potential but it needs some fixes to make it worth that $19.99. At only three and a half hours of gameplay and with all the constant bugs and glitches, I can't condone the pricing when you are going to be regretting it more and more as you play through.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Star Trek: Conquest was way too rushed and seems for all practical purposes a quick cash in on the intense popularity of the Wii console at the time this was being made.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Considering the relatively short gameplay length (the entire storyline can be completed in a single sitting), and the frustrating controls – there’s little reason any seasoned gamer would want to go through all of the trouble.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything it offers is either totally standard (the gameplay) or a failed gambit (the 1930s atmosphere).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    While I do appreciate some of the more conceptual features of Ancient Shadow, the control scheme left me frustrated to the point where the game became more a lesson in aggravation than it was the nostalgic hop back to my childhood I was expecting.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game only takes six hours to beat but yet it costs nearly 60 dollars. I’ll let you do the math.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Stronghold 3 is a promising game that really could have used another year or two of development time.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    This game shows incredible potential, but anyone besides platforming purists will probably want to call their local exorcist as soon as possible to rid their DS of the vile corruption that is Death Jr.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 19 Critic Score
    I like the Final Fantasy Tactics games and was initially impressed with the presentation of Spectral Souls, but after the very first battle I was convinced that this game was going to be long and agonizing, and it was.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The whole time I was playing this game I was thinking of ways to destroy it.
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    • 48 Critic Score
    With the limited scope in gameplay, primitive graphics, and repetitive comments from the judges, this is a game best left for the bargain bin, a weekend rental, or perhaps just skip it altogether.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Unless you are a huge AND 1 fan, please avoid this game, otherwise find some cheat codes and unlock the movies. They are the only thing worth public consumption.
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    • 49 Critic Score
    In summary, I'd say the biggest weakness with 1914 Shells of Fury is the feeling that you have little control over what happens.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    I hate trashing any game, but Gundam was just so confusing, unwieldy, and mentally frustrating, I cannot be kind.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    I would not recommend this game even if you are a very die hard adventure fan as it is does not follow any kind of logical path for solving a mystery nor tells a very good story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A decent game. It has several features and modes that I enjoyed. I particularly liked the soundtrack and the sound effects. I did like the Shipyard the most out of the entire game. Sadly the voice acting could have be a LOT better.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    I found the Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi for the Nintendo DS a slightly below average action game that just had too many small problems adding up to a not fun game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The game sucks you in with some deceptively clever and cryptic gameplay, but around the two-hour mark you’ll quickly realize you have tapped this game for what little fun it has to offer and there is nothing left.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It’s games like Football Mogul 2007 that clearly show the differences between the nerds in the high school chess club and the macho football players and why those two groups should never intertwine.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The sound effects and voice acting (though B-rated in and of itself) add a level of immersion to the game that, without it, would have been an utter failure. Even with them, though, the game only becomes passable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Darkest of Days is just another low budget PC title that somehow snuck onto the 360 and will soon be forgotten.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Zoo Tycoon DS is neither a very enjoyable, nor a very intellectual game. Aw heck, it is not even a game – it is a chore. And I do not like chores. If I were going to take care of an animal on my DS, I would rather have it be my Nintendogs. At least they are cute, and play a mean game of Frisbee.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    f this is the future of the Kinect, then the future is looking bad. Like post-apocalyptic bad. A bowling game could have been a must-buy for the Kinect. If Wii bowling has proven anything, it is that people of all ages and genders love virtual bowling, and pretending to do it can be a total blast. This is not the bowling game that the Kinect deserves, and I would advise waiting until somebody crafts one worthy of the Kinect's impressive abilities.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    An utterly useless waste of 800 Microsoft Points.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    While this would have been the best Warriors game to date, the frame-rate issue and other technical problems really eliminate it from contention. Hopefully KOEI will patch this game to make it more playable, but with their obvious disregard for their fan-base I doubt it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Boring, difficult (due to poor design) and repetitive.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Due to bad camera, bad AI, bad combat, and bad dialogue, this game just isn't much fun to play.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    America’s Army: True Soldiers is essentially a poor man’s version of Ghost Recon or Vegas, but you can’t tell from the asking price.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The worst part is that Asphalt 6 on the iPhone costs $5 and looks and probably plays better than this $40 installment of the series. If you want a racing experience on the 3DS, I hear Ridge Racer is a lot better. Don't waste your time or money with Asphalt 3D.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    If you happen to run across Furu Furu Park for a ridiculously low price it may be worth it but mostly it isn’t.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    I've seen better 2D games written for free by teenagers in Flash on Newgrounds.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I love the concepts, story, and gameplay ideas behind Brave but they just aren’t executed in a fashion that is remotely playable or enjoyable, especially if you have played anything better.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The story is there but the execution of the game is a severe let down, Turning Point Fall of Liberty could have been a great game but with so many other FPS games setting such high standards it is left behind.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    When a game can’t hold your attention past the tutorial you should probably leave it on the shelf.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Just too shallow and way too easy to challenge or entertain anyone of any age for any substantial period of time. Fans of the show may want to rent for a day but all others can simply stay away.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    If you play Street Supremacy for longer than an hour then you must really be hurting for entertainment. The Team Battle career mode is a cool concept but the poor controls and dismal racing action won’t support it.