Game Chronicles' Scores

  • Games
For 3,051 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 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3051 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures will certainly delight fans of the show and younger gamers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The co-op mode has the potential to give the game a decent replay value if they ever get around to patching it, but for now you'll have to stick with the challenging eight levels that will make for a decent arcade gaming experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its delectable appearance, Restaurant Empire is not a game for the feeble-minded or faint-hearted. You have to have the stomach to do what it takes to keep your restaurant profitable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unless you have some little relative who is just begging and begging and begging and begging you to get this for them then I'd say stay way from it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If it were not for the poor controls, worse camera, and myriad technical guffaws it might have been an OK game. Some of the ideas are cool, but the execution is definitely not.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still, flawed as I found The White Wolf of Icicle Creek to be, I enjoyed it. A lot. It isn't terribly challenging of course, but it still has a sense of mystery to it that makes it intriguing and perhaps nostalgic for those of us who survived puberty and fondly remember good old Nancy Drew.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Has all the makings of a great game if only the designers had put more effort into the combat and perhaps mixed up the action with some puzzles and utility belt access.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tried-and-true fans of the original will be ecstatic with Total Destruction, but the younger hardcore gamers will probably be wishing they were playing their Greatest Hits version of "Devil May Cry 3" or "God of War" for the umpteenth time.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gamers, especially young gamers, who like Sims, enjoy playing with digital pets, and don’t mind repetition might still enjoy this one, though.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's really not the fault of the game -- it's the fault of the platform. These kinds of games do not work well on the iPhone, and I'm sorry Mr. Bandicoot, but that does not mean you get a pass.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a party of friends – either local or online – Spy vs. Spy would make a great weekend rental, but gamers looking for substance in their action platformers would most likely be disappointed with Spy vs. Spy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Naruto Clash of the Ninja Revolution 2 is a great game if you’re a fan of the anime or previous games in the series (chances are if you are a fan of one, you’re a fan of the other.)
    • 52 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest has all the components of a great game and a movie tie-in, but with such a heavy focus on combat, the designers really needed to polish the combat engine and balance things out for the overwhelming odds they throw at you.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Missions are pretty linear in design with focused objectives and paths to certain areas rigged with a host of enemies, and no means to really flank or come up with alternate routes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    There simply isn’t enough variety in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and the repetitive combat, troublesome camera, and platform-like jumping puzzles will quickly go from entertaining to annoying long before the game is over.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The story line is cliqued, the gameplay is a 3-D blaster norm, and the graphics are just above standard. Then you have the standard multiplayer experience thrown in to eek more out of the game and its engine. Which is good, except that at this point in time, there is no one to play with, literally!
    • 36 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Torino 2006 is going to get added to the long list of Olympic titles that have plagued the gaming community for the past six years. It's like a recurring virus that surfaces every two years and you hope that this time they have found the cure.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Simply put, this game will put you to sleep faster than reading a book on the history of anthropology.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    A by-the-numbers RTS that offers few surprises.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    No technical marvel, it’s incredibly easy, the graphics are only so-so, it ends far too soon, and there’s no reason to ever play it again once you’re finished. That said, if you’re a fan of the previous Scooby-Doo games, you’ll like this one too.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Just a below-average game that looks dated, plays poorly, and probably isn't worth your time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    While The Chosen: Well of Souls had its good points, I still found my attention wavering. The controls are easy to pick up on, especially if you have played "Diablo II." The story is okay, but we’ve all seen this save the world or perish act before.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Essentially a direct port of a 3-year-old 2D fighting game on a really old (NeoGeo) system. There's not a lot of value here unless you want are a dedicated old school fighting or SNK fan looking for a showdown.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Nice for beginners, but veterans should probably pass on this one.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game is much better when played with a human partner but there is no online option, so you are forced to play in split-screen.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Simple pick and a play enjoyment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The title is too instructional, too focused on fire “realism” to be fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    For all that if offers, the entire time I was playing Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, either online or off, I just kept wishing I was playing something else.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    NFL Head Coach might have been better received it appeared on the scene as a newly added mode within the Madden franchise – because as it stands, it really isn't worth your hard earned cash.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A mixed bag of control issues and good looking effects that amount to a fair game.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Having never read the book or watched the movie I was able to approach Eragon from a purely gaming standpoint and was totally disappointed. Not only did it not live up to the franchise material upon which it was based, it just wasn’t a good game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you’re sitting at home in your ripped jeans, watching "Army of Darkness" on VHS and have a crumpled Jackson in your pocket, this game is not only calling you, it’s running at you, screaming with a hissing bomb in its hands.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    With a clunky combat system, woeful A.I. and uninspiring presentation, I recommend you steer clear of this game, and just re-read the book for the 15th time. Go on-you know you want to.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Universe at War: Earth Assault just never grabs your attention or enthusiasm to want to play and with all the problems you can just leave this one alone.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Although it’s got all the trappings of an RPG, PoPoLoCrois is not very entertaining as a video game. It may be appropriate if you’ve got a PSP and want to keep a young child entertained on a trip, but for veteran RPG players, this game will not be very satisfying.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game is short and easy, combined with troublesome controls and bland visuals that don’t do justice to the wonderful material the game is based on.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    I am a diehard Transformers fan ever since the original G1 series and I can't believe such a staple of the series is missing. With the lack of features, average graphics, acceptable sound, and a completion time of less than 7 hours, I'd say Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition is a budget title at best but nothing an avid gamer or hardcore fan would take seriously, especially with the 50$ price tag.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Then again, if there is some nugget of old-school gamer lurking in your core being and you don't mind outdated graphics and unbalanced gameplay then give this game a shot. With any luck it will be in the bargain bins soon enough.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The story has been whittled away to the barest of plots, just enough to tie the missions together, and the movies and voice acting are obviously gone.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Paradise looks great in the cutscenes and passable during gameplay.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If the GBA is the only gaming device you own, and you are craving for an X-Men game, then by all means give X-Men: The Official Game a shot. But for the rest of us, I would suggest passing on the GBA version and instead pick up one of the more impressive console versions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Antiquated controls combine with a lackluster storytelling technique to create a game that might have been cool five years ago.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There is a lot of presentation but not much substance and the whole game comes off as something that would be better played on my iPhone than my Xbox. This leisurely puzzle games just don’t work that well on the console, especially when there is no multiplayer support or reason to play past the first pass.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Hot Shots Tennis might appeal to the younger gamers, those who don’t know any better and are just looking for simple arcade gameplay and cute characters, but PS2 gamers looking for a quality tennis “experience” will either need to revisit some of the classics like Top Spin, or continue to wait.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the gameplay is linear, repetitive, and boring after the first two or three levels. The chugging graphics engine is also in need of a major overhaul before we see another DS game try to use it. Play if you must, but real console-owning X-Men fans would be better off with any other version than this.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you are resigned to playing poker on the Xbox, World Championships Poker is probably for you. Everyone else should probably spend that $20 on a deck of cards and a case of beer (legal drinking age assumed) and call your friends.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game’s new above-water struggle and online capabilities bring something new to the Xbox, but after that, we really have the same old fishing experience we had on the Dreamcast years ago.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    With how difficult the game is to judge corners and the lack of realistic racing like the consoles, Ferrari Challenge is not a really great game; merely a decent one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Penumbra remains a mediocre adventure game with a small handful of interesting elements, and pee your pants moments.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The Dreamcast version might not have the fancy new audio and video enhancements but the gameplay is more fluid and ultimately more fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Enemy Engaged 2 has some serious problems but they do not make the game unplayable, just detract from your enjoyment. The graphics and visual effects of a bleak terrain do not help the game out but the great open style of mission setup add greatly to the look and feel of a real battlefield.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is a fantastic concept that would make a great movie but doesn’t really evolve into much of a game mostly due to last-gen graphics and uninspired gameplay.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Xotic offers up a fairly mediocre FPS offering for the 800ms points you'll be dropping on it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    It’s just not very fun and has very little to set it apart from other games. EA really needs to take a look at what they are doing with this series.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Cartoon Network Racing, like many other kart racers, is stuck in the land of mediocrity. It doesn’t have enough to make it as good as Mario Kart, but yet it is a better gaming experience than some other imitators.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A couple of years ago this title might have flown but there are just too many music games currently available for the PS2, and American Idol just seems like a quick and dirty knockoff to cash in on the fever of the show.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A mild diversion rather than the full-blown, stealth, spy-thriller it could have been. At times I had fun, but most of the time I was turned off by the frustrating gameplay and slow pacing of the action.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Beyond the controls SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab didn’t offer much aside from frustrating driving.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Spiderwick Chronicles does offer a few hours of enjoyment, but I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone over the age of 13.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    It's sad when a game made ten years ago can out-perform one made today.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    The only thing that would really make it worthwhile to me is playing through far enough to unlock Turtles in Time and then playing that. It's sad when a game made ten years ago can out-perform one made today.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Just another nail in the Star Trek coffin and proof that the curse is still alive. Even borrowing on the great story concept and tossing in some small fighters in favor of starship battles isn’t enough to save this title from its uninspired gameplay and average presentation.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    What little gameplay there is on this cartridge is mindless and not very fun.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Just another movie tie-in that might keep the children happy for a night, but the more seasoned gamers may want to look elsewhere.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    As long as you know this game has nothing to do with the Wild West and don't mind playing just another mindless FPS game with a vulgar script it's probably worth a rental, or possibly a budget purchase if you have some really low standards.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    It's that time of the year when brilliant games are releasing every week, so there is absolutely no reason to swipe your debit card for this one.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    How much you enjoy that gameplay is going to be based on your love of the genre and your tolerance for numerous glitches. Hopefully a patch is in the works to improve things, or at least fix what’s broke.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    If you're a patient person and can forgive technical problems in your games, and you like adventures with a little freedom to roam about in a 3D world, you might get some enjoyment out of 80 Days.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    If you really need a Nina fix then go get "Tekken 5," a flawless game by all counts. Then again, if for some unfathomable reason you enjoyed the fighting style of "Rise to Honor" and can tolerate load times that exceed gameplay times then by all means, check out Death by Degrees. Just consider yourself warned.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    The Rabbids are certainly the most endearing characters we've seen in recent years, but their offbeat charm isn't enough to carry this unoriginal and rather stale action-platform title. If this is the future of the Rabbids then they should most definitely go home and stay there.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    This title succeeds in its mission to be one of the most detailed and historically accurate recreations of the Dark Ages. But a clunky interface and lack of tutorial made an already complex game almost impossible for new players to pick up and enjoy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    There simply isn’t enough variety in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and the repetitive combat, troublesome camera, and platform-like jumping puzzles will quickly go from entertaining to annoying long before the game is over.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    I was left slightly underwhelmed and rather bored with the entire experience. Sure, Ultimate Beach Soccer is new and different and that might be enough to get a few curious gamers to check it out, but I doubt it will keep their interest for more than a day or two.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    The gameplay neither lives up to the legacy of the man or any other game in the genre.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    While it’s nice that the game tries to mix stuff up with the duck hunting and the fishing, none of these additional activities excel in any way. The A.I. is lacking, the excitement is lacking, and so are the graphics and sound to convince me I’m there.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    The game is much better when played with a human partner but there is no online option, so you are forced to play in split-screen.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    It really is a shame that The Getaway: Black Monday is so little fun to play. Aesthetically, it’s a beautiful title, and utterly loaded with potential.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    There are a lot of incongruous facets to the story, like the godlike knowledge of science and music that these band members seem to possess.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    I think this is definitely a game only hardcore SOCOM fans will appreciate or even tolerate.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Unless you just have to have every gamer score point available or need to dominate all the Xbox Live leaderboards, I’d probably pass on Defender.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Completely fails to live up to its predecessor in every way possible. I was hugely let down by this game, as I expected much more from the people that brought us the Sam Fisher series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    If you’re into blood, guts and violence then Scarface is not a bad game other than the pretty lame AI.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    This isn’t a bad game. It’s just like most other arcade space shooters, except this has a Battlestar Galactica skin. Great if you are a fan, but for everyone else… ehhh.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Terminally flawed, a hollow exercise in empire building -- call it real-time strategy for Dummies. There's nothing wrong with focusing on a particular time period, but the design seems willfully shallow and superficial.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Some gamers might like the mish-mash controls and poor karaoke recognition – I would wait for a sequel before dropping any cash on Boogie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall, the DS version of Wolverine was my least favorite. I did enjoy the more traditional comic book style art and presentation but it fails in nearly every other way that matters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Spiderwick Chronicles is really a poor excuse for an adventure game and an about average game in total, it is playable but not really that enjoyable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Similar games can easily be played online for free via the Internet.
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    • 55 Critic Score
    Save your dollar for another game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game might look great, but the gameplay is seriously lacking. Five years ago, Family Guy might have made a wave in the gaming world; today it makes hardly a ripple.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    All in all, gamers can tie a lot of time up into Kengo: Legend of the 9, but so little of it is of any appreciable quality.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The gameplay wears a bit thin when you realize trying to accomplish real-life goals just isn’t very interesting.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Namco Museum Remix is a mixed bag of games as well as a mixed review in quality and what you get.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Some better graphics and sound, along with more track diversity could have gone a long way towards making this title a must have for race fans.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A short an uninspired sequel that will disappoint even the biggest Shrek fans.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It’s playable and even fun; more so when you don’t have any way to compare it to the original. Even so, there are better Wii games out there so use some discretion with this one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While this game is not destined for a New Mexico landfill, it is also not destined to be a centerpiece in your DS collection. At least we’ve learned that when Atari falls, they always seem to come back. Hopefully next time they will hit the mark.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While the game can be fun in small doses, the countless hours of hacking and slashing required to complete the levels is enough to drive a gamer batty.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Geon: Emotions is a pretty cute and easy to learn puzzle game on Xbox Live but nothing spectacular or addicting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    From its mediocre gameplay to its downright icky graphics, there wasn't a whole lot that couldn't have been done better in the making of this game.

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