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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Lowest review score: 10 Airport Tycoon 2
Score distribution:
3051 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only way that this game is better is if they can find a way for the vendors to bring me a $7 hot dog every few minutes, so I don’t have to stop playing to eat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Alone or with friends, Trine 2 is simply one of the best PC games you can play this year. You can check out the demo on Steam if you need further convincing because words and screenshots simply don't do this game justice. Just make sure you experience the magical of Trine 2. It is an unforgettable adventure that will keep you glued to your PC for days and weeks to come.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    After taking the tutorial and discovering the nuances of submission wins, I found myself addicted to the career mode.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rift is a true polished gem shining upon the MMO scene and I don't see that light dimming anytime soon. This is truly a must buy for any MMO fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The level of challenge and degree of difficulty ramps up smoothly over the course of the game, and all passage of time will slip by, as you become immersed and even hypnotized by the dazzling graphics and stunning music in Child of Eden; one of the most original games I've ever played on the Xbox 360, with or without the Kinect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Warlords adds even more to a game that started out great and only continues to be an excellent turn based strategy game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you love a good strategy game or have the slightest interest in authentic military tactics then Full Spectrum Warrior is not only fun, it’s even a bit educational, and a must-own game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Vanquish is a mix of Zone of Enders (anyone remember that game) and Iron Man with firearms. The action is relentless, the challenge is immense, the settings are breathtaking, and the feeling you have when it's all over is indescribable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short, Shatter is a really enjoyable re-imagining of a time-tested genre that adds the fun of physics, snazzy graphics, and a phenomenal soundtrack to a favorite classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There are numerous new additions and enhancements, and while features like the Game Face continue to disappoint, others like the GamerNet Challenges, Performance Coach, and Club Tuner really elevate the experience and add a whole new level of realism and immersion into the Tiger Woods franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By fixing some of the prior title’s technical wrongs, and by including space-based combat and an attempt at an actual storyline, Pandemic and Lucas Arts have finally produced a game that has a little bit of something for every Star Was fan and non-fan alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Darwinia is immersive, with a quality mix between unique game play and off-the-wall graphics. This title isn’t particularly successful, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the elements that Introversion has brought to the table appear in future RTS titles.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Combines classic elements of the best wrestling games to see the light of day, such as excellent animation/facial mapping, a wide assortment of events/wrestlers and a solid soundscape.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest uses a very good balance of the puzzles and the RPG theme to create an overall well made game that is interesting and yet challenging.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    In a world where third-person action shooters are a dime a dozen, this is one game that breaks all the rules. The intuitive controls, addictive Psi-Powers, non-linear design, and immersive story will keep you glued to your Xbox until the very end and have you stalking your game store for the inevitable sequel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The brooding goth brother of "The Sands of Time." Which, unlike goths, is not to say it isn’t fun, just not all that different or more exciting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The content, value, fun, and replay-ability are still here for Final Fantasy fans new and old looking to get a long fix.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a comic fan, a pinball fan, or just someone looking for a low-priced way to spend a few afternoons, Marvel Pinball is extraordinary.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Everything you loved about "Band of Thieves" is back with more creative levels and certainly more creative playable characters, but more isn’t always better, and the convoluted cast might dilute the experience for those seeking a more focused story.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Whether you are five or sixty-five, you are going to love LocoRoco if you give it half a chance. The controls are so simple that anyone can master this game in just a few minutes, and the addictive gameplay will keep you coming back for more wacky action for months to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The controls are tight, the visual presentation polished, and the gameplay is better than ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The staggering system requirements are a point of concern, though, and I feel I can't give the title a universal stamp of approval without a word of caution. But if you've got the hardware, it's an electrifying experience you can't pass up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the finest sports titles on the Xbox platform.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its finely honed user interface to its nearly flawless campaign and PvP modes, Homeworld2 is a breath of fresh air when most games of its ilk are bogging themselves down with needless complexity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being a little too difficult, even on the easy setting, and having all the break-neck speed of a run away yak in a snowdrift Galactic Civilizations is actually an enjoyable experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Diskarmor is one of the most innovative weapons of all time and with the three versions and dozens of combos and unique attacks the possibilities for creatively dispatching your enemies is nearly endless.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a true MMORPG and not a fan of "dungeon crawlers", PSO may not be for you. With that said, I detest dungeon drawlers and thrive on the complexity found in games like Ultima Online but still enjoyed my time with Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2 immensely.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A surprisingly addictive and enjoyable game that starts off rather slow, and then quickly sucks the gamer in with its high-intensity tower defense gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Truth is, beyond the crassness of its Story mode, THUG 2 is not radically different from last year’s game. There’s not a whole lot new here aside from a few gimmicks and some off-the-wall elements.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you enjoy intense racing, against the clock or against other cars, realistic scenery, and the occasional fender bender, you won’t find a better racing game than DiRT. Rally racing has been reborn...welcome to the next generation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game designers set out to capture that thrill of tearing off on an unstoppable temper tantrum and they nailed it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The improved interface and totally configurable controls along with some superior graphics definitely make this the version of Fable you want to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    So easy to pick up and play that you are bound to have fun, even if you don't know what you are doing. You can stumble your way into some of the most excellent combos you can see without memorization or perfect timing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The sheer scope of this game is staggering, which only makes the level of challenge and perfectly balanced combat that much more impressive. If you are a fan of either franchise or just want to play an awesome fighting game then don't even think about skipping Street Fighter X Tekken.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Thankfully, the new weapons and vehicles really mask most of the sameness, and the massively complex levels are easily the best of any in the genre. Even after hours and hours of gameplay I can still get lost in them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sine Mora has something for pretty much anyone interested in shoot-em-ups. Whether you're new to the genre or a seasoned veteran, there's a lot to love, and for its price, it's hard to turn it down. If you're at all interested in the genre or action games as a whole, there's no reason not to check out Sine Mora.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift is named well, as it marks a monumental shift in game design for the franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you just like to tinker with a nice assortment of exotic sports cars or have a general distaste for law enforcement, there is something here to appeal to everyone including a clichéd story with campy acting and hot racing babes that are more suited to be on the hood of your car rather than driving their own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the scope of this title, the online support, the unmatched replay value-Hearts of Iron II should keep the most hardcore of strategy gamers satiated in fighting, researching and leading their respective nation to the top of the food chain.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    But with charming characters, fun scripted events, and the chance to play with past and future versions of yourself, you can't help but have a great time with TimeSplitters: Future Perfect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Puzzle games have always been on the boring side to me. Most puzzle games follow a certain standard. Crush starts its own standard, and I have a hunch that many games will try and replicate it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is puzzle game perfection and one of the most stylish games I've played on any system, mobile or console. I can't wait to see what this visionary studio comes up with next.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    In all fairness, this game simply doesn’t measure up to the competition or even the expected level of improvement you should get with a new installment within an established series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game isn’t a perfect 10 but its close. I definitely recommend that you pick up Bleach: The Blade of Fate as soon as you can. If you're a die-hard fan or you just want a good fighter, then look no further.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lumines: Electronic Symphony is one of those rare games with no end. Sure, you'll end up moving on sometime down the road but for now, you won't find a more addictive puzzle game out there for the Vita; certainly not one with this much intensity and compulsive competition, for yourself and other players. I'd even go as far as recommending a digital purchase so you'll have this game ready to go at all times without having to fumble around for the cartridge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There’s always something new to discover!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You simply can't imagine what Treyarch has done with the franchise until you see Call of Duty 3 in action. You'll wonder how they got all that game into an Xbox. They have really mastered the technical horsepower of the Xbox and advanced the series in every single way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    After taking the tutorial and discovering the nuances of submission wins, I found myself addicted to the career mode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For gamers like me – who simply like to have a deep, challenging and fun romp through a mystical and medieval world – Fable fits the bill perfectly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I truly never expected Sony to drop a baseball game of this caliber in my lap, especially after the endless string of duds that have rolled out of 989 Studios of late. In fact, MLB 06 alone very nearly makes up for the seven years of bunk since, well... darn, let’s see..."Coolboarders 2."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The graphical boost is undeniable, but the cost in framerate and odd technical glitches may be too high.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Action, adventure, mystery, intrigue, romance, combat, exploration; this game has it all, and at times dangerously approaches becoming a simulation. That's just how immersed you will become.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most of the changes and improvements in Raven Shield are more evolutionary than revolutionary, but Raven Shield is by far the best game in the Tom Clancy series and easily the best “thinking man’s” FPS game currently available.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It is definitely a more personal experience than Killzone 3 or even past Resistance games, with a more focused story and linear mission path featuring higher stakes - fighting for family, friends, and the entire world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Robokill kicks some serious shooter butt on the iPad. It is my new addiction and guilty pleasure, and the way it's designed you can pick up and play one or two rooms or a few dozen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Most of the new stuff seemed tacked on for the sake of having something new, and for a skateboarding game I found myself doing a whole lot of stuff "off the board". It kind of reminded me of all the on-foot missions in "Driver 3."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a new Castlevania for a new generation of console and gamer that you do not want to miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I can only imagine the sequel and hopefully the chance to play as one or more of the other Horsemen, but until that day arrives, Darksiders is the ultimate quest for vengeance and a heavenly way to dispatch the endless demon hordes, proving once and for all that it is better to serve in heaven than rule in hell.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of my favorite party games ever, with the 8-player support and the promise of more songs on the way, well in a word, Yay!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An RPG made for traditional fans of the genre. With a solid story, vivid and likeable characters, a vast, interesting world, and fun gameplay, Rogue Galaxy is simply a must-have for RPG fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Combined with the first, the Infamous saga is some of the best action gaming you can experience, and it's exclusive to the PS3.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game is flawed, sure. You can’t play too long in any one day without becoming bored. And you’ve got to commit to taking care of your virtual pup(s) even after the walking and feeding become tiresome.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s not that DiRT isn’t an amazing game, because it is, but more because rally racing just doesn’t appeal to as many people as street racing or exotic car racing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Call of Duty World at War is an amazingly fun and addictive game all around. You couldn’t ask for a better FPS value.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game is flawed, sure. You can’t play too long in any one day without becoming bored. And you’ve got to commit to taking care of your virtual pup(s) even after the walking and feeding become tiresome.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The amalgamation of the open-city concept of the Underground games with the police chases of Hot Pursuit make for a sort of "best of" of the NFS history.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Race 07 is an amazing simulation that pushes the PC to the limits.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    FIFA World Cup is a good game, but extremely limited. Paying full price for a game that's really only going to be relevant for 2 months is a bit crazy.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gameplay is solid and polished, and every level is fiendishly designed. There's and endless amount of content to conquer. Ms. Splosion Man excels in every way, and it has my absolute approval.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are looking for happy slimes, easy, addicting tank battles, and repetitive gameplay that gets old after five hours then look no further than Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Catacombs expansion only adds to what is still the best guild and realm based MMORPG. With its much-improved graphics and new instance dungeon zones there has never been a better time to own this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Hits the nail on the head in every aspect of game design. While not a perfect title, it’s hard to fault a developer who packs so much variety and intensity into a single game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Hardcore action gamers can expect 12-15 hours of intense combat for the single-player campaign, but once you go online there is no limit to the fun you can have with this game. Much like the games before it, Tribes: Vengeance is a virtual sandbox just waiting for the mod community to get their talented hands on it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Neversoft did an admirable job, especially considering they had to take a legendary franchise and rebuild it from scratch. But for a series that I have traditionally given perfect scores and continuous editorial awards, I can’t help but feel a bit let down by some personally distasteful music and poor note designs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    GTR Evolution is a great racing simulator that is very realistic and a great game with all the right features and realism you could ask for. GTR Evolution has tracks made from real world sites and plenty of real cars for an overall well made game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sure, the levels and even the gameplay get a bit repetitive at times, but there is always great action and the potential to share that action with your friends, and that is what really make this game rise above its predecessors and a total joy to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The motion controls might be a bit gimmicky, and just about gave me a case of tennis elbow – but the storyline and characters make Bully one of the best games on the market.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yeah, this is a bit of a button masher, but there is enough style to the game and depth to the system that you can get beyond this.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is the first must-play game of the year for consoles, and Dead Space is the first must-play app for the iPad, paving the way for what is sure to be an exciting year for tablet gaming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply amazing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    After a tour of duty in B-Company you might be ruined for all your previous war games, and if future games don’t allow you to blast apart the levels, brick by brick how can they hope to compare.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great adventure game. While it is short, it is still a great ride while it lasts and one of the few games that a family (of all ages) can actually sit around the computer and play together.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    After spending several weeks playing NCAA Football 09, I continue to be amazed by the graphical improvements.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game is flawed, sure. You can’t play too long in any one day without becoming bored. And you’ve got to commit to taking care of your virtual pup(s) even after the walking and feeding become tiresome.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re a Wii fan of first person shooters, Call of Duty: World at War is a great game and one very worthy of owning with its great story and very well done online multiplayer gaming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sony could have easily dished out another tired remake of last-year’s game, but instead opted to add a ton of new features and improvements.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An exciting and challenging game that will bring a whole new generation of gamers out into something they might not have seen in a long time, the sunlight.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fine addition to the long running series, but it doesn't do anything new or groundbreaking. It’s more of the same, and for many that's exactly what they are looking for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing port of the PS2, perhaps the best port of any major title to a handheld yet. Considering the nature of the control scheme I was impressed that the designers managed to keep this game functional and fun to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a unique and deep battle and level system, a good storyline, interesting characters, well balanced gameplay and plenty of eye and ear candy, Odin Sphere is an awesome game that will most likely go on any action and RPG fan's list of favorites.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A finely crafted, if unoriginal, sci-fi shooter. Every aspect of the game has quality shining through it. The single-player, basic story aside, is at heart a fun and enjoyable game. The same can be said about the multiplayer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Going back and playing as that little blue hedgehog from my childhood was enough to sell me on this game. On top of that I had the pleasure of playing Golden Axe, and Virtua Fighter 2 along with many of the other games that I played as a child. This could possibly be one of my favorite PSP titles on the market.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With perfect controls, intuitive gameplay, stunning graphics, majestic music, and a totally engaging story, this is the type of adventure game Legends are made of.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One hell of a game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most amazing action-RPG’s of the holiday season. Whether you are a hardcore X-Men fan, an RPG-lover, a single-player, or a multiplayer, this game has something to offer everyone, and with more than 70 branching levels and over 100 potential hours of gameplay, there is a whole lot of X-Men and Brotherhood action just waiting for you to explore.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Trees of Doom is perfect for the iPhone with pick-up-and-play gaming suited for the gamer on the go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dance Central just isn't the life of the party – it IS the party, and a total blast if you are willing to shed your inhibitions and bust a move.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A technically flawless game with lightning fast load times that allow you to play a round of golf in minutes rather than hours, making this the perfect title for the gamer on the go who needs to play in short spurts.

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