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 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3051 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The low amount of songs is well offset by the easy to use download from the PlayStation SingStore and an extra bonus in the online videos you can add to or check out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's good to be bad. That's the core idea behind City of Villains, and although it doesn't let you be as wicked as you might like to be, it remains a very good game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I haven’t truly enjoyed a baseball game this much since the MVP 2005. Sony now has the baseball game to beat, not EA.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Whether you are playing alone or have a line of friends waiting to grab that second remote and share the ride, Dead Space Extraction is the definitive survival horror, FPS, light gun game of the year and the best Wii game I have ever played.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I played three games before reading the manual or even checking out the controller config screen and was shouting at the screen and having the time of my life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I was late to hop on the 3DS bandwagon and I only have a handful of the top games for my 3DS so far, but Resident Evil: Revelations is by far one of the best if not "the best" game currently out for the system.
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    • 87 Critic Score
    With all of the available options, team stats, player management, and coaching decisions, you will be hard pressed to find a better basketball simulation than this.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay becomes more work than play and turning on the game starts to feel like punching in for a shift with little motivation to continue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Overall, the production value is top-notch; on screen characters react and interact to the music ' audience members wave fists to the beat and band member appear to actually be performing guitar solos and drumming ' and the whole game has a nice polish to it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Saints Row: The Third released during the biggest gaming week of 2011 – and is sure to be overshadowed.by the simultaneous releases of Skyrim, HALO Anniversary, and previous games like Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. But gamers would be remiss in overlooking this fantastic experience, because all morality aside – Saints Row: The Third offers dozens of hours of unbridled and entertaining sandbox gameplay, the challenging and humorous Whored Mode, and some of the best weapons and vehicles available.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The only problem is Act of War follows too closely in the footsteps of prior best-selling titles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This title is detailed enough to be used as a training tool for Navy cadets but is still accessible to the persistent player.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    When it comes to racing games I generally prefer fantasy and fun, especially when the NFS brand is being used, but Shift 2 Unleashed successfully blurs those lines of fun versus realistic sim creating a unique and highly competitive, flexible, and totally addicting experience that rewards your mastery of skillful driving techniques and track memorization, making this the most enjoyable racing "sim" I've played on my Xbox 360 to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What’s not to like? A MMOG with fantastic production values, monthly episodic content, that’s playable over a 56k connection, you bet people will like it!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    By far the best-looking, best working, first person shooter to ever grace the PS2, Peter Jackson's King Kong’s immersing gameplay is second only to the classic Red Faction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Whether this is your first or ninth adventure with Lara, it is one you won’t soon forget. 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
    • 95 Critic Score
    Unreal Tournament III is about pure adrenalin and blazing reflexes and nothing can touch UT3 for experiencing both in classic shooter fashion online or going solo.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Rich narrative, engaging gameplay, and total attention to role-playing detail.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most intense gaming experiences I've had in a long time, without being too difficult. The game is beautiful, innovative, and a fun run when you get right down to it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For those of us who crave battles with thousands of bloodthirsty warriors on each side, the Total War series is still your best bet for total carnage.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    With eight courses, multiple modes for solo and multiplayer, and the addicting Facebook challenges, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 HD has plenty to offer. There are a few minor issues but those can easily be addressed in a patch or the inevitable sequel coming next year. For now, it doesn't get any better than this when it comes to iPad golf.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    And while previous games like "Silpheed" and "R-Type Final" are both excellent games, there is something about the style and the legacy associated with the Gradius franchise that makes Gradius V a force to be reckoned with.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It may feel like a minor upgrade, but NCAA Football 12 really adds the eye candy graphics to make it compete with other sports games this year. NCAA Football 12 takes us to the next level of depth and authenticity with new Game Day traditions, improved Road to Glory mode, and a ton of little detail improvements that make it a real joy for any college football fan to play. All that's missing is the tailgate party.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With it’s mix of stealth and supernatural tactics combined with the occasional gunplay, The Darkness is a great addition to the library of any mature gamer looking for a frightfully good time. You might play this game in the dark but you’ll be sleeping with the lights on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply amazing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    I am big fan of Final Fantasy III for the DS, but the change of pace in Lunar Knights was quite refreshing. I didn’t like the use of colors as much in Lunar Knights though.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sadly, Test Drive Unlimited is probably the closest I will ever get to Oahu, but thanks to Eden and some of the best environmental visuals I have seen this year, I can comfortably say I have already been there.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    If Blur had come out at any other time I might be more forgiving, but there are better games out there right now, and not just in the racing genre. Give it a rental but wait for a sale or price drop before making this a permanent addition to your collection.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game plays well but you should have at least a decent computer to play the game on medium settings.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It offers things that both Underground and Hot Pursuit lack. Nice visuals and an amazing array of tuners and exotics to choose from could possibly make this the “most wanted” racing game for the Playstation 2 this season.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With its highly varied gameplay, mesmerizing atmosphere, gorgeous soundtrack and overall polish, Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is a hypnotizing game so absorbing that it made the world around me dissolve away.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A stunning achievement in interactive entertainment. With a solid story, engaging characters, stunning visuals, and delightful dialogue, this is one adventure you simply won’t be able to tear yourself away from.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best thing about Sunrise is that it doesn’t take a huge time commitment. The load times are fast and you can keep this game on your hard drive for months and years to come and just pick up and play whenever you have some spare time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There’s nothing too innovative here; just a great solid platform title with loads of content and fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    That said, however, Pixeljunk Shooter 2 is an excellent game. With a fresh graphical style, tight controls, and innovative gameplay, it's everything a downloadable game should be. While there are some minor stumbles for the more casual, puzzle-oriented player, that shouldn't discourage anyone who's curious from picking it up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The massive maps, the use of vehicles, both as transportation and weapons in combat, as well as advanced tactical strategies for working as a team really bring this series into the next generation of military gaming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The action is unbelievably intense and the historical material is researched and presented in a way that borders on being educational.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    DOOM is by far one of the better XBLA titles available on the 360.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you are looking for more popular music you might want to check out "DDR2MAX" for the PS2, but if you are in the mood for some killer techno tunes and house music then Ultramix is the ultimate selection of high-energy dance beats.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I whole heartedly urge you to pick up this title if you have even the smallest interest in RPG’s, or strategy gaming or are just a LucasArts fan.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to get around the fact that Skylanders is a game for kids. From the toy-driven expansion scheme to the bright, friendly colors and music, there's not a lot in this game to appeal to the Dead Space or Gears of War crowd. But for gamers of all ages willing to embrace the game's aesthetics and kick back and have a good time, Skylanders is the 3DS's first great platformer, and well worth taking for a spin.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    My final though on this game is that it was good but it could have been better. One of this games down falls is the fact that the environments are to coincidental.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Easily the best in the series adding improved AI, stunning graphics, and persistent gameplay features like notoriety and weapon upgrades that carry over through all the missions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An amazing game, and if you love heavy metal, Jack Black, Tim Schafer or any combination of these elements then this is a must-own adventure game infused with a thoughtful balance of action, combat, and real-time strategy. The story is epic, the landscapes are magical, and the humor is consistently present throughout the entire game from start to finish. This is heavy metal heaven!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From its dusty beginning to its explosive crescendo, Fallout: New Vegas may well be the best RPG of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fast button-pounding gameplay mixed with the strategy of stat-building and item-management makes this game fit in everyone's favorite category. Group this with a fantastic storyline, good voice acting and the addition of several multiplayer modes and you've got one of the best comic book games ever made.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s annoying however to be traversing through a level and then without any warning or because you were moving too fast you’re thrown to the bottom of the screen and death. I’m all for a challenge, but this kind of punishment simply is not good design.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thief: Deadly Shadows creates a super-realistic environment and weaves a sinister storyline full of plot twists and plenty of suspense to create a game like no other.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I really loved Prince of Persia Classic. It was more than just your typical “enhancement” we find in so many other XBLA titles, yet it remained totally true to the source material while cleverly working in a few elements from the more recent console games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best thing I can say about Call of Duty 3 is that after playing I actually felt like I had been through a war. There were moments when I would catch myself physically ducking or leaning my body as I tried to look around a corner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Mario Kart boils down to a whole lot of luck and very little skill.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Part game, part reality TV show, part summer blockbuster movie; I can't recommend Split/Second highly enough.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Like most collections (and like most of life), this is a case of a handful of superstars flanked by quite a few ho-hum efforts that should have been sidelined in favor of better games from a wider array of genres.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Mature, intriguing, thoughtful, and not afraid to take some risky chances.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You would be crazy not to at least give this a try.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Stranger will suck you in, much like his bounty collection device, from the opening tutorial and you won't be able to put it down until the final boss fight and surprise ending.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This game has it all. Fantastic solo gaming, endless online options, a console interface, SOCOM 3 connectivity, and even the promise of voice chat if I can ever find that PSP headset.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s also one of the few games that can run on both your PC and Mac-woo hoo for those stylish Macintosh lovers out there with your snazzy little Ipods.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an imaginative story, characters rich in personality, a beautiful design, and an impressive array of themes to explore, this game shines in a genre that already knows how to make video games the best they can be. I can’t recommend it enough.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For novice “simmers” you may be taken aback by the sheer amount of details and realistic gameplay, but veterans should be hungry for more sooner than later.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best racing game out on the market today PERIOD.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Red Alert 3 is a really enjoyable, high quality strategy game that has a few minor balancing issues. This is yet another sequel that is destined to become another classic in the ongoing Command and Conquer legacy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The new courses are fun the first few times but that’s about all you can take away from this release.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you’ve enjoyed space sims in the past and don’t mind the simplified combat engine then go for it. With its intuitive controls, attractive graphics, and lofty scope, E&B has a lot to offer the right gamer.
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    • 81 Critic Score
    If you remember the classic "Robotron" and enjoyed that game you should really get a special kick out of Mutant Storm, since it's for all intents and purposes an updated modernized version of that classic style of game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most delightful and exciting action titles you can play on the Xbox or any console for that matter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    FIFA 08 is the first soccer game on the 360 that I actually feel like I got my money’s worth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Annoying load times aside, I can't fault ModNation Racers for the nearly perfect package that it is, and for that reason I feel safe in proclaiming Sony's masterpiece the best kart-racing title in the history of gaming. Period.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Enslaved is an amazing ride that no action gamer should consider missing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like Homestar Runner and Strong Bad and the Cheat and so on and so forth, there is no reason why you should not get this game. You’ll love it, trust me.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    When it works it works well and offers a very challenging online experience. The fun is hampered by both horrendous load times and the fact that you need a high-end system to coax performance from the engine. There are also some issues with unbalanced units, rampant camping, and the lack of any "functional" vehicles other than transportation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is a great sequel that offers more of what we loved in the first game. You have more tracks and better designs and four unique environments, and with streamlined presentation and navigation, challenging AI, and awesome online play when the AI isn't enough, Pacific Rift is the arcade racer to beat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    SSX
    There have been a lot of imposters trying to corner the snowboarding market these past years, most of them going for realism over fun, but SSX is back and EA Sports continues to prove that if you want the most insane, over-the-top racing and death-defying stunts on the planet (or at least in nine locations on the planet) then you need look no further than SSX. This is snowboarding for the next-generation!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The races are perfectly timed and even the design of the game seems geared for the PSP making OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast much better on the handheld than the major consoles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love college basketball, do yourself a favor and find College Hoops 2K7. 2K Sports has the better game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a challenging puzzle game that blends in cool anime, amazing social dynamics, moral choices, and one hell of a crazy-ass story with a twisted ending (eight of them) then look no further than Catherine.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you like setting up, planning, and figuring out unique, interesting ways to go about doing things, and watching as your best-laid plans come to fruition in front of your eyes, you’ll love planning intricate, devious, dastardly ways of killing your targets while keeping your anonymity and walking away in the confusion, no one the wiser to your actions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A well rounded game. It had the “hot key” feature that I love for those of us who fail miserably at those button combos. Being able to play all the characters from the previous title plus several key characters from previous seasons of the show is definitely a big plus.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game really packs in the action and does a great job of integrating the activities and respect system in order to unlock story missions. And the multiplayer for Saints Row 2 is far more engaging and addictive than Liberty City.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Nothing less than the realization of every Star Wars geek’s version of Cowboys and Indians.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You’ll never catch me playing this game in the arcades but having DDRMAX 2 on my PS2 ready to humiliate myself in the privacy of my own home is undeniable fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some gamers may be turned off by the game’s simplicity, Simpsons fans should be encouraged to enjoy this highly polished, eminently charming and enjoyable Simpsons driving adventure.
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    • 88 Critic Score
    I was very surprised by how well this game was put together. The designers really spent some time with the pros and in the poker rooms to really make this as lifelike as possible.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    If Blur had come out at any other time I might be more forgiving, but there are better games out there right now, and not just in the racing genre. Give it a rental but wait for a sale or price drop before making this a permanent addition to your collection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the type of connectivity and online-multiplayer attention the system should have been delivering two years ago when the PS3 launched, and hopefully this is a gateway moment that will usher in a new generation of PSP titles. If you own a PSP you must own this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I feel a bit letdown over the game as a whole.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An addiction, a perfect sequel, both in story and gameplay, and a game you will want to explore over and over.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's involving, at times surprising, and vastly entertaining throughout. The tight controls, the amazingly large skill set that Sam has, and the carefully woven tale of double-crossing and high-tech terrorism all combine to make this game one of the best spy-fiction titles available anywhere.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    More of an “experience” than a game. You’ll come away from each game session emotionally and physically exhausted and even a bit timid about walking across the dark room to flip the light switch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Project 8 is going to thrash the Xbox 360 competition this holiday season and will easily be on track for sports game of the year. With a completely new physics and game engine, and totally remastered tricks and environments to meet the demands of this engine, a new era in skateboarding is born, and Tony Hawk's Project 8 is "next-gen gaming" in its truest definition to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall, the Sims 3 World Adventures sets an excellent standard for future expansions, introducing a fun and rewarding mode of play to the base game that, while markedly different from the core gameplay, still remains true to the spirit of The Sims series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent mix of intense first person shooting combined with a sophisticated risk-reward system that actually integrates into the gameplay. The Tarot cards are pure genius and add a whole new level to the genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    NHL 2K6 hits the ice with fervor and awesome gameplay, that much is obvious. But the weak announcers and buggy graphics detract some from the positives.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As good a war simulation as this is, it tends to be so thorough in its attention to historical accuracy that unless you wear a lot of tweed and smoke a pipe, you’d probably do well to stick to your Battlefield 1942 mods. Fast-paced this ain’t.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Race Driver 2006 is one of the better racing games and the best racing sim I have played on the PSP since its launch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Rather than try to improve on the gameplay, the designers simply give us more of the same – a lot more – while adding in a few additional game modes and enhancing the original stuff.