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 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Lowest review score: 10 Game Tycoon
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The 3D real-time combat sets this game apart from anything else in the genre and takes the edge off what is typically a grueling leveling-up grind of endless encounters and combat.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Definitely a niche game targeted to a specific group of racing fans, mainly hardcore rally racers. With its ultra-realistic driving and damage model combined with a distinct lack of game modes and content, this may not be the game for everyone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Ubi Soft has taken their PC masterpiece and trimmed it down just enough to make it accessible on the Xbox while adding enough new features like the voice command interface to make Rainbow Six 3 the most immersive tactical simulation you can experience without years of military training.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you are a hardcore boxing fan and love grinding for stats and money and slowly rising up huge leaderboards then Fight Night Champion is probably the game for you, although from what I can tell, it doesn't really add anything to what you already had in Fight Night 4 other than the whole money thing. Sure, you can square off against 50+ licensed boxers, but for me, the big attraction was the cool story mode with enough blood and F-bombs to force a Mature rating. But even this gritty and realistic boxing story is only good for a few hours of violent fun, making Fight Night Champion a rental for casual boxers and a wait-for-budget-price upgrade for everyone else.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    More than just a novelty, it’s outrageously entertaining.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like the book it was based on, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar is poised to become an enduring classic in its own right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you are fan of Warhammer or just RTS games in general then you owe it to yourself to buy and play this game. It might be a long time before you play anything else.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    All in all, skate is just too different and will have a rough time converting even the most rabid fan of skating games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new MMOG, or simply want to try an online role-playing game for the first time, you won't be disappointed in joining the defenders of Order or the marauders of Destruction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Overall, the amount of different play modes both online and offline are staggering. There is something for just about everyone and when you get tired of one mode there is something different to explore.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is far from the DJ simulation I was expecting and more of a button and slider memorization game set to killer jams, but enjoyable nonetheless.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    DJ Hero 2 is a significant improvement on last year's original title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Neversoft did an admirable job, especially considering they had to take a legendary franchise and rebuild it from scratch and Vicarious Visions created an excellent Wii port. 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 isn’t the best game the industry can offer but it has made huge leaps, and for once, this time, they are all in the right direction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It has a solid and compelling single-player mode that only gets better when you play it cooperatively, and with a huge fan base, numerous multiplayer maps and games modes, and perfectly balanced gameplay for teams and individuals.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The amazing graphics and overall experience earn EA the GCM editor’s choice award this year, but they still have room for improvement. If they keep up this level of improvement, NHL 09 is going to be amazing!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This might not be the biggest Splinter Cell in the franchise but is by far the best and gets my vote for most innovative action game of the year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The levels are so large they border on intimidating, yet it never gets dull exploring them thoroughly. And with a dozen skaters, hundreds of tricks, and infinite combinations of trick lines and combos, this is one of those rare games that has no end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As far as puzzle games go, Rinth Island is in a class of its own, not only by putting a new 3D spin on the stacking puzzle genre, but by giving gamers the tools to build their own levels and extend their enjoyment well beyond the scope of this already quite substantial game. And it's only $1, so you might be tempted to buy a few of those in-app treats.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Definitely an advancement over the original release – not so much an improvement, mind you, just a bit more quantity at the same quality.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    THQ has set the bar incredibly high for EA's upcoming MMA game. UFC Undisputed 2010 is probably the best fighting game ever made. The massive improvement over last year’s game is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Yukes development team.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Once again this year is far better than last year with better online play, your Madden IQ, and if you want to practice before you play the big boys online; you can play a game and use the rewind to help develop your gamer eye.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's challenging gameplay and charming characters are timeless and suitable for gamers of all ages. Don't miss this exception value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Daxter continues to prove that the PSP is the best handheld system out there and the closest thing you can get to a home console experience. I’d certainly stack this game up against anything in the genre on the PS2.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It seems like Sony paid too much attention to detail in the small areas and forgot why a lot of people buy baseball games: home run derby and other mini-games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Not only redefines our perception of multiplayer games, it raises the bar of the deathmatch genre to new heights and will become the benchmark by which all future online combat games are measured.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six: Vegas is an obvious port from the 360 and regrettably, a broken one. It has a solid and compelling single-player mode that will keep most gamers engaged for a week or two, but once they try to go online and play all those modes they can see in the menus and find they are all broke and full of glitches, most will walk away in disgust and regret.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The epitome of effective game design, especially with regards to the MMO arena. If you have even the slightest interest in comic books, role-playing, MMOs, or beating on mooks, you owe it to your self to pick up City of Heroes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Bottom line; you won't find a better game on the Xbox Live Arcade this summer (perhaps ever) and you won't find a bigger bang for your $15.