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 II
Lowest review score: 10 Game Tycoon
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s not often I can wholeheartedly recommend a game for mandatory purchase, especially at full price, but Burnout Legends is one of those games that is just so much fun that you won’t be able to resist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed 3 is a great game for any fight fan. It's a perfect mix of boxing and WWE showmanship with the cuts and cauliflower ears to prove it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With more campaigns and the larger and non-linear missions and objective structure, Call of Duty 2 is easily much more than the original. It is a finely tuned work of art with so much research and attention to detail incorporated into it that action gamers will become totally immersed in the unrelenting experience of brutal combat.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I still hate the illogical checkpoint system that turned a 15hr game into a 22hr game, and the fact that the game can be won by running and gunning more easily than tactical gameplay.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    Though it’s really short, while it lasts, Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet is certainly enjoyable enough for its genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While the story might be a bit light, there is so much to do that just finding those missions that advance the story becomes a mere afterthought as you lose yourself in the dozens of challenges and cash-op mini-games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While it does cater primarily to existing players of newcomers, EverQuest: Omens of War is one off the strongest expansions since "Scars of Velious."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This score is for the Metallica fans who will be buying this game regardless of what I have to say, and hopefully the next Guitar Hero installment will continue to improve the technical side of things why offering some music more appealing to the masses and not just a niche group of hard rockers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The addition of new units and other things is not so great but the new ways to start out your game and change the style and tempo create a whole new interest to the core game. Sadly, Firaxis didn't improve the graphics or sound that much in this latest expansion and they should have, at least for some of it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully with beefed-up graphics, added multiplayer support and another solid storyline filled with classic comic goodness, they came through in heroic fashion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Personally, I found these tables much more enjoyable than the four tables that released with the core Pinball FX2, so if money is tight just download the free core game and grab the Marvel Pinball tables instead. Stan Lee will thank you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But whatever you do, don't miss out on this fantastic new installment in the God of War saga. The story will impact you as much as the insane action, and with dazzling visuals and sound, this is one adventure you can't afford to miss.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Offers the best in arcade street racing with a large selection of cars, lively cast of characters, wonderful locations, challenging course designs, single, multiplayer, and online racing, and endless creative possibilities with the Race Editor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Proving that style and substance is always better than flashy graphics, then going ahead and adding the flashy graphics just to add insult to injury, Arc System Works has created one of the best fighting game you can get on your Xbox to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Does this game come through for the hype behind it? Does a Wookie tear your arm off if you don't let him win? So if you have any interest in a compelling well-told story with good characters, dialogue, all rolled up into something that's fun to play then pick this game up. Could it have been better? Yes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Crysis 2 meets and exceeds all my expectations as a sequel and a next-gen shooter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything about it is magic - and even if it is a bit on the short side, it's an amazing game that no one who experiences will soon forget.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    This is definitely a must buy, despite the surprising $60 dollar price tag for a PC title. Grab your gear; you’re in for one hellava ride.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I enjoyed this new vision of Mortal Kombat more than any previous edition in the franchise. It has some issues, mostly in the single-player game, but all the hardcore fighters are here for the human-on-human interactions so it probably isn't a deal-breaker. If you love Mortal Kombat or just want to play an uber-violent and bloody fighting game then Mortal Kombat is the reigning champ and definitely worth adding to your collection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Everything about the core gameplay and fighting engine has been tweaked and refined and taken to the next level. Soul Calibur III is the definitive fighting game on the PS2 mixing up martial arts, weapons, and more levels, characters, and game modes than you can shake a giant sword at.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    That said, NHL 12 is a serviceable hockey game with excellent presentation value. I wish it were a bit faster and more fluid, but the increased control that comes with slower gameplay is nice as well. Owners of NHL 11 may want to skip this year's offering because the changes are not all that much different from last year's model – but if you were one of those clamoring fans asking for goalie fights, then your prayers have been answered.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is pretty rare that I recommend an upgrade for owners of the previous season's game. But NCAA Football 11 warrants an upgrade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Street Fighter III: Third Strike - Online Edition is not a game for everyone. This is for the die-hard Street Fighter gamers that are looking to relive their childhood and to improve their skills by fighting real opponents and move up in the online leaderboards.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is the definition of value in gaming as far as I’m concerned even if you’re not completely sold on the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s every bit as lovable as "Katamari Damacy" was, and now you can bring a friend along for the entire ride.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Dance Central 2 is a solid game and perhaps an even better dance instructor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Geometry Wars isn’t a classic game in the strictest sense of the word, it does in many ways borrow the idea of classic fun. Give it a try, the game is a blast to play, not to mention very addictive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The AI is admittedly lacking making this a game that is best played with friends, either online or off. However you play, Fight Night Round 3 is the best recreation of boxing ever made.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For only 1200 MS Points ($15) you are going to experience one of the more original XBLA titles I've played on the Xbox 360 in quite some time. From the charming graphics to the smooth vibes of the narrator perfectly blended with a magical soundtrack, and the 10-12 hours of action-packed exploration and combat, Bastion is a great way to kick off the Summer of Arcade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Playing this with a friend or single player can be a blast, but remember to play with the right kind of gamers.