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 Corpse Party
Lowest review score: 10 Airport Tycoon 2
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    After a decade of jumping on arrows, shaking maracas, and pointing out grooves onscreen, I think I am finally burned out on dance games. I had hopes that Just Dance might help revive my interest in the genre, but sadly it only made things worse. Just Dance just isn’t that great of a game, period.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Earlier this year, I was pleasantly surprised by NERF: N-Strike Elite – a far better on-rails shooter than Cybertron Adventures is. And given that the Wii has so many other on-rails shooters like Dead Space Extraction and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, that there is no reason to waste your time and money on Transformers: Cybertron Adventures.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Flat, short and repetitive. In a phrase, "this game is 'Double Dragon,' in 3D with gratuitous boobs". Sound like your cup of tea?
    • 30 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Stealth Force Edition should be avoided entirely.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Blackwater is a definite step in the right direction to providing the motion-based FPS like the one promised when Microsoft announced their Kinect camera peripheral. But between the controversial backstory, the dicey subject matter, the terrible presentation, and the sketchy controls, it is a game that is better left on the shelf. If you want a better Kinect shooter experience, check out Gunstringer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    We all know that sex sells, especially when it comes to nerdy, dateless, video gamers. But when you use sex to sell a totally broken and dysfunctional game built on a sport that I truly love, well, you have gone too far.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The only positive thing I can say about the game is that the designers at least nailed the look and feel of the show, but how hard was that when you have all the artists, and actors?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    I honestly have to say that I had fun with this game just because the gameplay is so outrageously bad.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    If you happen to run across Furu Furu Park for a ridiculously low price it may be worth it but mostly it isn’t.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The sheer frustration of the flaws of each minigame was just enough to want to forget about the game altogether.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Big League Sports is a miserable game that should have been released as a $10 Wii Ware title than an actual retail offering. Avoid this game at all costs. It’s neither fun nor original and has no place in your Wii game collection.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The stunts are repetitive in nature, not very difficult and very hard to control. I take pity on this game. It could probably be a hit on a console, just not on a GBA.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Dead Mage Studios have said they are going to put out an update to fix these issues but for the time being we will just have to make do. Garshasp shows potential but it needs some fixes to make it worth that $19.99. At only three and a half hours of gameplay and with all the constant bugs and glitches, I can't condone the pricing when you are going to be regretting it more and more as you play through.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    If you play Street Supremacy for longer than an hour then you must really be hurting for entertainment. The Team Battle career mode is a cool concept but the poor controls and dismal racing action won’t support it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    If you are interested in owning a piece of PSP gaming history then get a copy of WTF, but don't open it. Much like Pandora's Box, once opened the evil that lurks inside can never be put back and it will surely consume us all.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    I was completely disappointed. It tries to be exactly like Mario Kart, but it doesn’t even come close to that level of enjoyment. This genre does not need any more lame imitators. It needs innovators.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    An utterly useless waste of 800 Microsoft Points.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    If you enjoy flailing your arms around aimlessly for hours, then this Wii game is for you.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you really like the show, and can deal with plenty of bugs and broken gameplay you may find Law & Order: Criminal Intent enjoyable. I doubt it, but anything is possible.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The graphics are bland, the sound is grating, and the gameplay is about as much fun as watching paint dry. There are better things you could do with twenty dollars.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Come on already! Stop pinching pennies and live a little, man. Splurge on a quality game, one that offers solid gameplay and true entertainment. Things you won’t find in Motocross Mania 3.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Anyone older than 3 that picks this game up for themselves should really have their head examined. The reason is simple: Animaniacs is a child’s game through and through, but the gameplay is way too frustrating for the intended audience.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Difficult controls and gameplay that somehow manages to be hectic and boring at the same time are packaged in an uninspiring shell of so-so graphics and sounds (which were so unremarkable that the developers had the good sense to include an option to mute them entirely).
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Legend of the Dragon is a disappointment for a fighting game. There is a general lack of anything that stands out to make it worth paying attention to or purchasing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The coolest thing about Damnation is the cover art, and you can enjoy that as you watch this game go from the shelf to the bargain bin in record time, and even then I can’t recommend a purchase or even a rental.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even the pin action is in question; with beautiful pocket shots rendering less than expected damage, and sure-bet spares often being lost somewhere in the shuffle.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The PSP has been floundering as a system for years now and its uninspired games like these that will contribute to its ultimate demise. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a great movie and a fun game on the consoles but avoid this PSP abomination at all costs.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    f this is the future of the Kinect, then the future is looking bad. Like post-apocalyptic bad. A bowling game could have been a must-buy for the Kinect. If Wii bowling has proven anything, it is that people of all ages and genders love virtual bowling, and pretending to do it can be a total blast. This is not the bowling game that the Kinect deserves, and I would advise waiting until somebody crafts one worthy of the Kinect's impressive abilities.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just how big a fan of Rave Master are you? Are you big enough and crazy enough to shell out thirty bucks for a crappy game, a less informative manual, and some mildly pretty colors?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If your nostalgia for the early 90s extends to muddled graphics, tinny sound effects, and tepid gameplay, you'll be thrilled with this game. Otherwise, you'd be better off playing an original action game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The worst part is that Asphalt 6 on the iPhone costs $5 and looks and probably plays better than this $40 installment of the series. If you want a racing experience on the 3DS, I hear Ridge Racer is a lot better. Don't waste your time or money with Asphalt 3D.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This would make for an okay budget title, but at a $40 price tag, it's a complete rip-off. Unless you're a die-hard puzzle fan who happens to spot this in a bargain bin, Mind Gym 3D isn't worth it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Confrontation just isn't a very good game.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    AMY
    AMY is choked full of interesting concepts, clever puzzles, and a truly terrifying gameplay atmosphere, but whatever potential this game has to be great, or even good, is torpedoed by the unforgiving checkpoint and save system.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    I hate trashing any game, but Gundam was just so confusing, unwieldy, and mentally frustrating, I cannot be kind.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Somewhere in the desert, next to that landfill full of ET Atari 2600 game cartridges there is a growing pile of Bomberman: Act Zero…exactly where it belongs.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    If you like tasteless "edgy" games that have mind numbingly repetitive gameplay, then Crime Life: Gang Wars is right up your alley.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    I feel sort of bad ripping this game so badly, but I went into it really hoping to be blown away, and came away feeling like I, and anyone else unfortunate enough to have fallen for their ruse, had been duped.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 26 Critic Score
    Sadly, the sound is the best part of Air Conflicts, but who really cares about sound when the game looks below average and is virtually unplayable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    As the glut of new consumers begins to wise up to the ways of the gaming world and the profit potential for a critically panned game starts dropping, such games will likely fade out a little bit. For now, keep checking reviews and making informed decisions about the games you purchase--or you may well end up throwing away $30.00 of hard-earned money on a game like Wonder World Amusement Park, and that would be a shame.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Cubixx HD is probably a great game for people who like a challenge because as you get closer to the 50th level you have many more enemies on screen and tons of laser chasers following you so you really have to think on your toes or fingers, whatever the case may be. At the low price of 9.99 on PSN it's not at all expensive, but just not the sort of game I would pay that much for.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Stronghold 3 is a promising game that really could have used another year or two of development time.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    I would not recommend this game even if you are a very die hard adventure fan as it is does not follow any kind of logical path for solving a mystery nor tells a very good story.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    Find a good book and read, or get a real game, but stay clear of Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars. It is that bad and if you don’t want to take my word for it then check out the other ratings, the average on the internet is somewhere around 2.5 out of ten. Yes, it is that boring and dull.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    You do nothing else while playing but hit the start and end button, occasionally buy things for your store and manage employees.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    A lame-ass game. Mucha Lucha: Mascaritas of the Lost Code is a horrible piece of work that should have never been released.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The execution however was so deeply flawed I don’t know why it even shipped.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    TerraWars is the worst game I’ve played in several years.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    For the love of everything that you hold dear about your children do not buy them this for their GBA if they like Yu-Gi-Oh. Buy them cards instead, at least they’ll get half way decent art work and will have other kids to play with.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 19 Critic Score
    I like the Final Fantasy Tactics games and was initially impressed with the presentation of Spectral Souls, but after the very first battle I was convinced that this game was going to be long and agonizing, and it was.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 18 Critic Score
    If you see this game on a store shelf, swim, don’t dog paddle, as fast as you can in the opposite direction.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 17 Critic Score
    Quite simply, Pool Party is the worst game available on the Wii.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    It's hopelessly unplayable, a huge mess that was thrown together by blindfolded programmers and one of the worst games I've ever played. It didn't have to be that way. There is really no excuse for this game.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    I’ve played bad games in the past, but this is very nearly the pinnacle of pathetic. You’re better off putting your money in a paper shredder or using the CD as a clay pigeon or a coaster.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    I've seen better 2D games written for free by teenagers in Flash on Newgrounds.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    All told, X-Men Destiny is both a damn shame and a massive waste of potential.