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 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are issues with controls, gameplay and graphics.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The visuals are dazzling. Normally, you'd probably be frustrated after losing the 58,976 points you just racked up because you landed sideways. But in THPS3, you'll find yourself screaming, "Sweet!!" after marveling at how cool the pane of glass looked as you shattered it with your airborne body because you didn't land that kick flip.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Looks as good if not better than the most cutting-edge PC games available. It's got a unique, cool as ice visual style and a soundtrack that should be winning awards. Most importantly, the gameplay is so finely tuned and tweaked as to be a sublime experience in and of itself.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By far the best game you could ever get for your PS2. This game is reason enough to buy a PS2 even if you never buy another game. Sure, it's dark and dirty, and maybe even a bit evil, but we’re all consenting adults here.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Lighting is outstanding and there is a definitive passage of time that is reflected with various night and day conditions.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    HOLY SH..! With stunning visuals, immersive sound, and an epic story, BioShock hearkens back to a time of fantasy and wonder, blending elements of Jules Verne and John Carpenter into a cinematic masterpiece of sci-fi horror that you won’t want to miss. I can’t think of any game more deserving of a perfect ten than BioShock.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The gameplay here is spectacular, you will not find any better.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Everything about it is a little familiar, the result of decades of refinement, tweaked gameplay and an ever more fully realized game universe. Although I was sometimes amazed or delighted by a new trick or character, I never felt really, truly surprised by anything in this game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Bethesda has refined the RPG genre, crafting what is quite possibly the best RPG ever made.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For an adventure game with only one story to tell, the amount of replay value the designers squeezed into this game is astonishing, and the time it will take players to unlock all of the delicious secrets it has to offer should add up to more than the time spent on most "replayable" games.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BioShock is on the same par as those great classic films that have won awards for years and this one will for the video game industry. The combination of a great story and fantastic gameplay with wonderful scenery has been so well created into an all around well crafted game that it would be a shame to miss out on playing it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aside from the over-abundance of movies and com-link chatter, there is a really great game hidden on this DVD. The freedom to explore and ultimately play this game as you see fit within the confines of the parameters of the script is a great feature that offers excellent replay potential.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    No one should deny that San Andreas is a great storytelling game. It's just that, between gradually caring less and less about the main characters, and performing many game actions that are nearly identical to those of previous titles in the series, San Andreas could easily begin to wear a bit thin.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The open-ended nature of the game design almost rivals those persistent world games like "EverQuest." You can literally lose yourself in the world of Vice City.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is a fantastic platformer game that many people are sure to love with its wide variety of elements and content. Level design may not be for everyone but you are sure to have plenty of levels with the community as well as those in the game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    When Rockstar teased fans in 2005 with a video indicating an upcoming PS3 release, fans took notice – sadly, it took nearly five years for the sequel – Red Dead Redemption – to hit the shelves. But believe me, it was worth the wait.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    You can see and do just about everything this game has to offer without ever coming close to finishing it. Only the most diligent racers will have the patience to muddle their way through the entire simulation mode.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A significant step forward from the original but hardly revolutionizes the genre or even the series. The game starts off playing and looking like the original and slowly evolves into something slightly new and improved.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Portal 2 may be the best game of 2011. It may be the best game of all-time. It is certainly the best game you can play right now. I loved every moment I spent with Portal 2. I'm even enjoying looking at the game sitting on my shelf knowing how much fun I will have again someday when I revisit Aperture Science, alone or hopefully with a friend who may not have played the game. Portal 2 proves that you don't have to kill things to make a great game and more importantly…science is fun!
    • 95 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    When Rockstar teased fans in 2005 with a video indicating an upcoming PS3 release, fans took notice – sadly, it took nearly five years for the sequel – Red Dead Redemption – to hit the shelves. But believe me, it was worth the wait.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Portal 2 may be the best game of 2011. It may be the best game of all-time. It is certainly the best game you can play right now. I loved every moment I spent with Portal 2. I'm even enjoying looking at the game sitting on my shelf knowing how much fun I will have again someday when I revisit Aperture Science, alone or hopefully with a friend who may not have played the game. Portal 2 proves that you don't have to kill things to make a great game and more importantly…science is fun!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward delivers the "greatest hits" of action movies with references to Cliffhanger, Red Dawn, The Rock, and even Spies Like Us. You're fighting in the arctic one minute and crossing the desert the next, or you might be performing a rescue operation on a terrorist-controlled offshore oil platform or infiltrating a Russian submarine base.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The graphics in DMC are some of the best yet for the PS2. The 3D environments are huge and designed with thousands of polygons, detailed textures, and lit with dynamic light sources that cast real-time shadows and light beams that stream in through windows.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Modern Combat is just about as perfect a game as you can get. It falls short of total perfection only because it really doesn’t evolve the FPS genre in any significant way – not that I know what that might be, but I’d know it if I saw it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is easily the most immersive superhero game I've played since those open-world Spider-Man games, and quite possibly a contender for Game of the Year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They've created a world as much as they've created a game, and it's utterly brilliant. If you've got a computer that can run it, and the ability to manipulate a keyboard and mouse in any way, you owe it to yourself to play Skyrim.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With stunning visuals, immersive sound, and an epic story, BioShock hearkens back to a time of fantasy and wonder, blending elements of Jules Verne and John Carpenter into a cinematic masterpiece of sci-fi horror that you won’t want to miss. I said it last year on the Xbox and I’ll say it again this year on the PS3 - I can’t think of any game more deserving of a perfect ten than BioShock.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I absolutely recommend picking up Mass Effect 2 for PS3 today. You won't be disappointed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    What few flaws I can find with the game design are more nuisances than actual bugs and easily overlooked in the grand scheme of things.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    A milestone, a legendary achievement in gaming that only comes along once in a very long time. With game quality visuals, and sound design increasing with just about every new title that ships, the fact that Gears of War manages to make such a huge leap forward only emphasizes just how innovative this game truly is.