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 Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As the name might suggest, Rayman Origins takes us back to the roots of platform gaming, both in its simple 2D, side-scrolling presentation and its fundamental gameplay concepts of running and jumping; not unlike a certain Italian plumber we all know. What was one of the greatest console platform games of 2011 has just become the first great handheld game of 2012 and a must-buy launch title for anyone with a new PlayStation Vita.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Project Gotham Racing 3 isn’t as next-gen as the hardware you are playing it on, but it is nonetheless a solid and serious racing game and a definite improvement over "PGR2."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I love the maps; love the weapons, and especially the vehicles. We’re always looking for a few good men and this is some of the best team-based multiplayer available.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    That being said, for those gamers who skipped the original 2011 release, Mortal Kombat Komplete is a phenomenal fighting game and well worth the $60 asking price. But for those who already own the original title there is little reason to pony up that kind of cash given that the entirety of Komplete's included DLC can be already be purchased for less than $20.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite a few nagging gameplay issues, Pinball FX2 is certainly the best pinball game this generation of console is likely to see, and with the unending challenge of the leaderboards and all of the exciting DLC that is sure to follow, there is no reason that any aspiring pinball wizard with an Xbox 360 should pass on this title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    EA's NHL 11 Hockey celebrates it's 20th year as a franchise by giving us a near perfect sports game. Its only downsides are minor framerate issues and the lack of a "team builder" module.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Adds a generous heaping of additional content to an already vast game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I admit I had my doubts about Black Ops. It seemed that Modern Warfare 2 was going to be impossible to top, but Treyarch has come in and trounced that game in every possible way.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I'm guessing if you have a PC capable of running this game then that would be the preferred format, but if you are resigned to playing your games on a console then The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition is a competent port and an adventure worthy of your time and money.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It’s not often that a console title can make the successful leap to a handheld, but when that handheld version actually surpasses the console in many key factors, you know you have something special.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The gameplay and graphics are really very good and the value is through the roof here.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    You don't play Doom 3; you experience Doom 3. I was reminded of those haunted mansions or "dark rides" they have at theme parks with all of the scripted scares.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If there was a way to make the Tekken series better I certainly don't know what it is. It’s like somebody took all the previous Tekken games and put them in a blender then filtered out the bad stuff and out pops Tekken: Dark Resurrection.
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    • 94 Critic Score
    I, for one, simply cannot remember a game that was this engaging or addicting in my 24 years of gaming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    One of the most original designs and interesting twists you can put on the FPS genre while maintaining an equal amount of classic platform and action gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A blend of the very best that simulation games have to offer, with all of the raucous entertainment of a good pirate film.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 3 is perfection when it comes to story and gameplay, and it's only going to get better as more DLC arrives and the game is refined and balanced as the designers analyze real-time data from all the matches being played.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The addition of the creation center has put FIFA 11 Soccer in a class by itself, straddling the fine line between reality and gaming amazingly well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I had high hopes for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit when I saw it at E3, but I never dreamed it would be this amazing, and certainly not good enough to unseat my reigning favorite, Split/Second, but with gorgeous virtual-real-world graphics, license cars, and awesome competitive action, online and off, Hot Pursuit is in a league of its own and quite possibly the best racing game of 2010.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The slick visuals and awesome sound and music rival anything you have ever played on a console.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is one of the finest examples of how great an RPG can be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Doom 3 is more of an experience than a game. I was reminded of those haunted mansions or “dark rides” they have at theme parks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There are only a handful of racing games that can even hope to compete with NFS: Shift, and in my opinion (after playing the top 3), this one beats them all for style, substance, and a quality racing experience. Easily one of my top 5 games of the iPad launch lineup.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Sim purists will still want to get their "Colin McRae" on, but those looking for a fun and challenging rally racer that bends the rules in favor of fun will want to make RSC 2 a permanent addition to their Xbox library.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I love the action, but I just wish I had a more compelling reason to play the game other than the sake of completing it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything you loved about the first game is back and better than before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    EA does it again with FIFA Soccer 09. I am amazed that there are still those who swear Pro Evolution is the best soccer game. FIFA Soccer 09 has everything Pro Evo has, plus the kitchen sink. FIFA is simply the best soccer game on any platform.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Jeanne d’Arc is the best tactical RPG that I have played in a long time. The amount of skill customization and various character types with their own weapon types and skills is amazing as is the sheer level of detail in ever facet of the presentation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A must for any strategy gamer's collection. I'd also highly recommend it to sci fi fans looking for something a little different than the next futuristic shooter. Killing alien scum with a laser rifle is so passé when you can vaporize the alien mothership with your trusty ion cannon.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The staggering difficulty and blazing visuals may overwhelm the casual gamer - it took me two days to get to the second boss, but anyone who takes the time to master the binary gameplay model will find a deep strategic shooter.