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 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 10 Game Tycoon
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    This was doomed from the beginning. I played it with an open mind though and found some enjoyment out of collecting cards and managing my decks. Once the battles started all that enjoyment went away I went back to disliking card games.
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    • 49 Critic Score
    In summary, I'd say the biggest weakness with 1914 Shells of Fury is the feeling that you have little control over what happens.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    While this would have been the best Warriors game to date, the frame-rate issue and other technical problems really eliminate it from contention. Hopefully KOEI will patch this game to make it more playable, but with their obvious disregard for their fan-base I doubt it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Considering the relatively short gameplay length (the entire storyline can be completed in a single sitting), and the frustrating controls – there’s little reason any seasoned gamer would want to go through all of the trouble.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A nice visual and audible replication of the anime, but it still lacks the in-depth story of a true anime.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This game probably had promise but turned out to be your standard first person shooter with the addition of some popular rap music thrown in.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The game sucks you in with some deceptively clever and cryptic gameplay, but around the two-hour mark you’ll quickly realize you have tapped this game for what little fun it has to offer and there is nothing left.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It’s games like Football Mogul 2007 that clearly show the differences between the nerds in the high school chess club and the macho football players and why those two groups should never intertwine.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The story is there but the execution of the game is a severe let down, Turning Point Fall of Liberty could have been a great game but with so many other FPS games setting such high standards it is left behind.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Star Trek: Conquest was way too rushed and seems for all practical purposes a quick cash in on the intense popularity of the Wii console at the time this was being made.
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    • 48 Critic Score
    Luxor: Pharaoh’s Challenge is a casual puzzle game that could be effectively played in about ten minutes or a little more. If you seek the thrill of beating a game and want to see more and more of those little stubborn beetles squished than by all means go ahead and purchase this but wait till the price goes down.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    WALL-E is a very repetitive platform game that does not make for a good one on the Wii system with its inherent lack of camera control and just repetitive puzzles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Too bad a game this boring and frustrating ever saw the light of day.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    If it were not for having to spend so much of your valuable time doing everything for the other three people you’re saddled with Lost in Blue 3 could have been good. As it is Lost in Blue 3 is a very acquired taste and I’m not talking fancy recipes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    I found the Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi for the Nintendo DS a slightly below average action game that just had too many small problems adding up to a not fun game.
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    • 48 Critic Score
    The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon may have seen its better days but this game has about as much appeal as playing some of those older games from days gone by. With such a lack of creativity and new gameplay the game does not make for much fun and the PlayStation 2 version is no different than the PS3 version.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Time Crisis: Razing Storm is pretty lame, which is sad because this franchise is the cornerstone of light-gun gaming and Sony really has the tech available to make it work. Namco really dropped the ball on this release.
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    • 48 Critic Score
    With the limited scope in gameplay, primitive graphics, and repetitive comments from the judges, this is a game best left for the bargain bin, a weekend rental, or perhaps just skip it altogether.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    If you want something to entertain your children on a long drive to grandma's house, try having them watch a movie. That might actually keep them occupied longer than The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer would.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Due to the smaller size of the GBA some games just don't work on the system, Shrek SuperSlam is one of them.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    While I do appreciate some of the more conceptual features of Ancient Shadow, the control scheme left me frustrated to the point where the game became more a lesson in aggravation than it was the nostalgic hop back to my childhood I was expecting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Jimmie Johnson's Anything With An Engine is the complete definition of a lackluster experience.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    When a game can’t hold your attention past the tutorial you should probably leave it on the shelf.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Traveller’s Tales should have left Super Monkey Ball as a puzzle game, instead of trying to turn it into an adventure platformer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The sound effects and voice acting (though B-rated in and of itself) add a level of immersion to the game that, without it, would have been an utter failure. Even with them, though, the game only becomes passable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The main idea I want you all to take away from this review is that Arkadian Warriors is not really an RPG. A more accurate genre description would be “Almost-2D side-scrolling hack and slash.” If that sounds like fun to you, knock yourself out. I think I will use my $10 to help pay for another month of WoW.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The gameplay is mediocre at best and the camera is far from acceptable. The graphics are choppy and the animation lags. Although the Escape 2 Africa lacks quality it can provided a minor distraction while on a lunch break or between classes.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gave me a negative vibe with the way it portrayed people of minority races and foreign cultures and the condescending manner in which the badass cop goes about his business. We have enough fear and hatred in this world already, we don’t need to breed more.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The control scheme falls rather flat, the documentation on actually playing the games can be spotty and the overall presentation of the whole thing is quite underwhelming.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Budget games-blech.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Due to bad camera, bad AI, bad combat, and bad dialogue, this game just isn't much fun to play.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's hard for me to completely hate You Are Empty, but then again I'm a sucker for those really bad horror movies the Sci Fi Channel churns out on a weekly basis.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you love Sudoku then this is the game for you, but I really don’t see why you wouldn’t go out and buy a Sudoku book ($3.00) and a pencil ($0.25) and save yourself some money.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The whole time I was playing this game I was thinking of ways to destroy it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game only takes six hours to beat but yet it costs nearly 60 dollars. I’ll let you do the math.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A decent game. It has several features and modes that I enjoyed. I particularly liked the soundtrack and the sound effects. I did like the Shipyard the most out of the entire game. Sadly the voice acting could have be a LOT better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While Boogie seems like a good idea on the surface, it suffers from poorly executed gaming mechanics and too many bells and whistles without much substance.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Although Dr. Knizia has done a good job with his company inventing board games and such this was nothing more than a waste of time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I really think there is a market for old school strategy games with modern graphics, but these games still have to emphasize fun over tedium. If you’re going to make a game about great historical warriors and legendary battles, make sure your players can quickly join the thick of the fight.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    And while the FMV movies are definitely worth checking out – if only to laugh at their ridiculousness – it is not worth plunking down $40 for.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I am sure the game will sell well based on game recognition alone, but as it stands Deadliest Catch nowhere near captures the excitement or intensity of the Discovery Channel series.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    All in all, I probably would have liked Ready 2 Rumble Revolution a whole lot better had the game featured button-based controls. I’m all for reminiscing on the past, but this is one remake that did not benefit from its Wii makeover.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you are looking to get an ultraviolent fairy tale fix, you would be better off to use that $30 to download Castle Crashers and buy a DVD of Shrek II.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Short, repetitive, and boring.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It was a good idea that was sloppily put together, and the result is a repetitive, overly simple game that doesn't have a whole lot to offer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Rotastic is simply not worth the 800 Microsoft points it'd take you to buy it. With graphics, presentation, and gameplay comparable to a $1 game on a mobile phone, and with some of the most amazing, creative, beautiful games ever to grace the Xbox Live Marketplace available for 1200 points, there's no way this game is possibly worth what they're charging.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    X-Men: Destiny is a budget-priced offering wrapped in a full-priced package. By no means is it worth the $49.99 MSRP – which is a real shame given the excellent source material Silicon Nights had to work with.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Just too shallow and way too easy to challenge or entertain anyone of any age for any substantial period of time. Fans of the show may want to rent for a day but all others can simply stay away.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    People who just really dig dragons might be able to endure the interface issues, but for most of the rest of us, this one should be passed up for better games.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    A decent enough game for short bouts of zombie slaying, but at its brief length, players may want to wait until it shows up in their local bargain bin, or simply save your money and blow some quarters on a true light gun game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    America’s Army: True Soldiers is essentially a poor man’s version of Ghost Recon or Vegas, but you can’t tell from the asking price.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    This game shows incredible potential, but anyone besides platforming purists will probably want to call their local exorcist as soon as possible to rid their DS of the vile corruption that is Death Jr.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    If you love giant bugs and the whole saving the damsel in distress and don't mind shoddy graphics, dismal sound, and repetitive gameplay, give it a shot. But you've been warned.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    As a game, the design is weak with no story or motivation leaving only a barebones fighter. When you tack on the extremely poor fighting engine and twitchy graphics the game sinks further into mediocrity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I ended up not only not caring for the game, but downright hating it. There is no excuse for developers to put out such an inherently flawed piece of crap. None.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Zoo Tycoon DS is neither a very enjoyable, nor a very intellectual game. Aw heck, it is not even a game – it is a chore. And I do not like chores. If I were going to take care of an animal on my DS, I would rather have it be my Nintendogs. At least they are cute, and play a mean game of Frisbee.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    “X-Men: Legends” did everything Justice League Heroes tried to do and did it so much better. What’s worse is that this game came out well after “Legends” yet showed no effort to improve on their standards or try anything innovative.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Mario Kart boils down to a whole lot of luck and very little skill.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Rather than waste $20 on Chicken Hunter, why not spend the money on a bucket of KFC and spend an evening playing free flash games on your PC – I guarantee you will have a lot more fun.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now. Is it possible for a game to immediately qualify for Microsoft’s new “delisting” policy?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I love the concepts, story, and gameplay ideas behind Brave but they just aren’t executed in a fashion that is remotely playable or enjoyable, especially if you have played anything better.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Short unbalanced levels, simplistic gameplay with auto-targeting, and first-generation graphics doom this game to bargain bins everywhere.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Unless you are a huge AND 1 fan, please avoid this game, otherwise find some cheat codes and unlock the movies. They are the only thing worth public consumption.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Darkest of Days is just another low budget PC title that somehow snuck onto the 360 and will soon be forgotten.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    The Nintendo DS is home to many great games, and its dual screen would seem a perfect fit for an interactive novel. Sadly, Again swings and misses at every opportunity with a poor story, laughable dialogue, clumsy puzzles, and pacing so slow you'll doze off in the middle of a conversation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    You can have just as much fun watching the show and save your Xbox for a real game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I spent the vast majority of the game sending units off into the darkness with little fear of death and all the tactics of a street brawl.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you play Minesweeper for hours on end, you’re not likely to be disappointed by this tepid turn-based strategy game. However, the rest of us will probably be disappointed by the lack of compelling gameplay and the absolutely sterile feel to the game.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the game developers had improved the overall graphics, added multiplayer or online multiplayer game modes, AND rewrote the entire script, then I might suggest renting this game. Sadly though, I must tell you to avoid it at all costs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whatever redeeming qualities Kao 2 might have, there is still no excuse for making a game that punishes the player for things beyond the player's control.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The graphics are bad, the sound is marginal at best, and worst of all, the gameplay doesn’t feel like Texas Hold ‘Em because of the poor AI.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Halfway in between something that was rushed out the door to capitalize on the popularity of the series and a game that actually had some crafting. It’s worth the look for some mindless fun, but the price of admission is a bit high.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A waste of time. The gameplay is terrible and I saw better graphics on video games two years ago. I can’t understand all the uproar this game caused because the game in itself is not worth bothering with.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    My final thought on Bubble Bobble Double Shot is that it is not worth the investment. It's not really that fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything it offers is either totally standard (the gameplay) or a failed gambit (the 1930s atmosphere).
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just too little and far too late. The WWII genre isn’t exactly short on titles these days nor is the FPS genre. If you plan on releasing a game in either (and especially both) you had better bring your “A” game.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wacky Races: Crash & Dash is not very well put together and suffers from lackluster gameplay.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Disney Sing It will unfortunately be of no interest to general audiences whatsoever for various reasons, including a lack of real gameplay, useless tutorials and a song list full of music most adults and even many teenagers have never heard before.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I can sum up Top Gun with a single word. "Embarrassing". "Unnecessary" also works. We don't need this game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Vampire Moon ends up with good presentation and some clever min-games, the puzzles and length of the game weigh it down.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It has some redeeming qualities which are massively out weighed by its shortcomings. If you see this game for $5 it might be worth the effort to pick it up but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the developers of Zathura tried hard to make a solid movie-to-game conversion, when it comes down to brass tacks the game just isn't all that good.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is not a game worth buying for anything other than the amusing oddity of having a Harry Potter-themed cover shooter. It's a short game, but it still doesn't have the variety in environments that a shooter needs to avoid becoming unacceptably repetitive.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Camping Mama's not a terrible game, and might make for a fun distraction for kids on the road, but the lack of replay value, simplistic minigames, and the animals dragging down the exploration make it hard to recommend.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ordinarily I like what Telltale Games puts together, but this just looks like a slap-dash excuse to cash in on a television property.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I beat this in about five hours, so at $4.99 you're looking at about a $1 per hour in value. As a rate of return that's good (as a gut calculation I think the average console game gives you about 40 hours of content for $60), though to be honest I think I would rather take that $5 and go pay a bum to poke me in the eye for ten minutes. Save your $5 for a coffee or a deserving bum with thick fingers. These developers don't warrant the encouragement.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    A game that plays as badly as it looks. There is no formal presentation, no story to follow, just a variety of different missions to beat with no reward to be found at the end of the tunnel.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    I honestly have to say that I had fun with this game just because the gameplay is so outrageously bad.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Strip away the gimmick and you are left with a generic arcade racer with a poor physics model and terribly flawed trick system.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    If you favor frustration over fun then you might enjoy this game, but bring along lots of lube because this game is going to screw you more than an alien anal probe.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    What we get is a boring cartoon button masher which quite honestly should have come out on Xbox Live instead of a $50 disc.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The gameplay is flawed, the controls are horrible and the on-rails racing creates a game that almost plays itself.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Mildly entertaining as a whole. It features good music, decent graphical aspects, but its severe shortcomings slow down whatever good concept the title originally held. I recommend renting this title first before deciding to buy it. If you’re looking for a real off-road experience you better off getting THQ’s BAJA.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Maelstrom will practically feel like a nostalgic trip down memory lane with all of the bugs you knew and loathed.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It reeks of "shovel-ware," a game that was stripped of both function and price then sent to retailers in the hopes of turning a quick buck. The gameplay is shallow and often needlessly frustrating, with few attacks really being entertaining, but most lacking any sort of humorous overtone.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    I have no patience for a game that has as many bugs as this one does. There’s no excuse for it except laziness or just a sheer contempt of the game playing public.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Consistently poor design decisions were what seem to have drained all the fun from this title, a pity because it’s not like the market is saturated with Squad-RTS titles.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Boring, difficult (due to poor design) and repetitive.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Winx Club: Join the Club is a bad game and really not worth your time to look at much less subject your child to.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Don’t even bother to get this, the average rating for this game is above 50 percent from all the reviews and mine won’t make it any better. The game is not really up to a standard that would make it playable unless you just don’t care much about graphics.