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 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Ms. 'Splosion Man
Lowest review score: 10 Game Tycoon
Score distribution:
3051 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A must-have title. It's not as fast or unrealistically fun as "SSX3" but it wasn’t meant to be. This is serious snowboarding that almost takes the sport into its own niche sub-genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    And even though I still have no desire to play Civilization on the PC, Civilization Revolution has become one of my favorite 360 games of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I loved the rock concert atmosphere and awesome soundtrack, and the naturalistic track designs were inspired and expertly crafted so they work independently or when merged together for longer runs.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The presentation is still some of the best of any baseball title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A stunning achievement in interactive entertainment. With a solid story, engaging characters, stunning visuals, and delightful dialogue, this is one adventure you simply won’t be able to tear yourself away from.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The gameplay is now as polished as a new katana and Factions adds plenty of new features to keep players engaged until a third expansion arrives sometime in the next few months.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent game and easily the best in the GBA Castlevania series... Put[s] a dramatic spin on the gameplay and the general premise for the story, but it retains just enough of the series to keep veterans happy and newcomers entertained for countless hours.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am sure you will fall in love.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest is one of the smash hits of the holiday season, not just for Move but for family gaming in general. If you haven't added a PS Move to your PS3 then this might be the game to push you over the edge. Whether you buy the game as part of the hardware bundle or just pick-up the title by itself, you definitely want to add this game to your collection. I haven't had this much fun with my PS Move in a long time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An RPG made for traditional fans of the genre. With a solid story, vivid and likeable characters, a vast, interesting world, and fun gameplay, Rogue Galaxy is simply a must-have for RPG fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these small problems, however, Stacking manages to be an excellent experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For story, gameplay and graphical tasty goodness this is one of the best titles for the GBA this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The level of challenge and degree of difficulty ramps up smoothly over the course of the game, and all passage of time will slip by, as you become immersed and even hypnotized by the dazzling graphics and stunning music in Child of Eden; one of the most original games I've ever played on the Xbox 360, with or without the Kinect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically SingStar doesn’t need to offer much. While singing the songs, the music video is played in the background. The menus however look sharp and are simple to navigate. The music videos are great quality, and there’s nothing that would turn you away visually.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For only $10, Dustforce is an incredible value, and it's practically unique on the market.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its stripped down gameplay, Ground Control finds a perfect balance between action and strategy. The result is a game that will appeal to explosion-addicted gamers and tactics fans alike.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I still prefer "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" to this title, I will say that this is in no way a lesser offering.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun
    The most important question to ask of any game is, was it fun? And GUN answers with a resounding yes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of the films, you can hardly go wrong with the Back to the Future adventure games. If you've already bought the first, then you know the kind of quality you're in for. If you're hesitant and looking to see if it's maintained throughout the series, then you're in luck, because the Back to the Future games are still right up there with the gold standard that Telltale's set for licensed adventure games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thief: Deadly Shadows creates a super-realistic environment and weaves a sinister storyline full of plot twists and plenty of suspense to create a game like no other.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a new Castlevania for a new generation of console and gamer that you do not want to miss.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have to say that I highly enjoyed Dark Souls. I'm a huge RPG fan and this is one of the truly exceptional pieces of hardcore gaming available for the console. This is not a game for everyone as it can be quite brutal and demands a lot of time to fully enjoy it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an imaginative story, characters rich in personality, a beautiful design, and an impressive array of themes to explore, this game shines in a genre that already knows how to make video games the best they can be. I can’t recommend it enough.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a comic lovers dream come true; the perfect marriage of comics and video games, and with so many comic-inspired games already out and more on the way, I can say without reservation that Ultimate Spider-Man will rule them all with ultimate gameplay and ultimate style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you just like to tinker with a nice assortment of exotic sports cars or have a general distaste for law enforcement, there is something here to appeal to everyone including a clichéd story with campy acting and hot racing babes that are more suited to be on the hood of your car rather than driving their own.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I found it more challenging than the previous adventure and I particularly liked being able to see more of the famed detective’s city.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, L.A. Noire wasn't the kind of game I expected out of Rockstar, but it's a bold step forward. While it has some issues to work out, and it could stand to leave some of its roots behind and come into its own, it's a great game from beginning to end. We can only hope that as Rockstar pushes it forward as a franchise, they focus on the parts that made it good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The motion controls might be a bit gimmicky, and just about gave me a case of tennis elbow – but the storyline and characters make Bully one of the best games on the market.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The standout feature of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the expected graphical superiority over its console counterparts. But for the audiophiles, the ability to design and play your own custom radio station is a feature every game needs to have from this point forward, end of story. DEMAND IT!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Conquest mode really shines on Xbox Live, especially if you have a full compliment of eight players on hand.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While you can probably play NWN for the next five years using nothing but user-created mods, there is definitely a level of quality and sophistication about this professional release that makes it worth your hard-earned dollar.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its finely honed user interface to its nearly flawless campaign and PvP modes, Homeworld2 is a breath of fresh air when most games of its ilk are bogging themselves down with needless complexity.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The level of polish in Madden NFL 2003 puts the competition to shame. The few issues that pop up are crushed underfoot by the staggering quality of the game's depth and production values. The most apparent problem - the commentary - can be addressed simply by disabling it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rift is a true polished gem shining upon the MMO scene and I don't see that light dimming anytime soon. This is truly a must buy for any MMO fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ultimate evolution of the Tony Hawk franchise. It contains the perfect mix of next-gen technology while holding true to the core skating elements and quality gameplay that has made this the definitive skateboarding title for more than a decade.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best racing game out on the market today PERIOD.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a licensed game that perfectly captured the property while still being fun and accessible.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spectacular kill sequences, a cool plot, cooler weapons and great levels all contribute to make this game the best of the Tenchu series, and one of the best first-person stealth games on the market.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Project: Snowblind is one cool game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Decades is an entertaining and challenging game that recreates the Guitar Hero experience as best you can without actually holding a guitar.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a comic fan, a pinball fan, or just someone looking for a low-priced way to spend a few afternoons, Marvel Pinball is extraordinary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bully is all about choices and making something out of a bad situation. It’s also a really great game full of humor and believable characters. I recommend it highly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I refuse to allow hidden object games admittance into the adventure game genre, Spirit of Wandering: The Legend is about as adventurous as it comes thanks to its great swashbuckling premise and a somewhat interesting story clearly targeted towards the female demographic. So help this pirate captain find her missing love and explore some of the most breathtaking scenery ever seen on your iPad with yet another great hidden object game from G5 Entertainment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an awesome co-op experience then Crimson Alliance is a must have.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put Plain Sight is a razor sharp slice of heaven. The gameplay is simple, addicting and straightforward.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, BAJA: Edge of Control is an awesome blend of simulation racing with a bit of arcade. I personally love this title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Climax has taken an already near-perfect racer and polished it to a level of realism I didn’t expect this early in the 360 lifespan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A blast to play, especially for fans of puzzles, crime stories, psychology, and/or horror.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not as epic as "KOTOR" and your karma-building decisions aren't as crucial to the gameplay, but this game packs in more humor and charm than anything I can remember.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row The Third never lets up, and that's to its credit. As someone who always shelved his free-roaming crime games once I ran through the plot, Saints Row The Third is the first sandbox game to keep my attention once it's done. And with more DLC on the way, it looks like it's going to have an incredible amount of staying power.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes you have to be reminded of your roots to realize that there is more to games than just flashy explosions and blood soaked chainsaws. I highly recommend getting this title the next time you have the chance. I seriously doubt you’ll be disappointed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The highest complement I can pay PlanetSide is by saying that I’m addicted... At its best, PlanetSide takes a staple genre and breaths new life into it while delivering an adrenaline rush rarely found in the virtual world.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's involving, at times surprising, and vastly entertaining throughout. The tight controls, the amazingly large skill set that Sam has, and the carefully woven tale of double-crossing and high-tech terrorism all combine to make this game one of the best spy-fiction titles available anywhere.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transformers: War for Cybertron is not only the best Transformers game next-gen gamers can play, it is also one of the most fulfilling and challenging action-shooters I've played in years and a definite purchase, especially if you have any love of the Transformers franchise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent mix of intense first person shooting combined with a sophisticated risk-reward system that actually integrates into the gameplay. The Tarot cards are pure genius and add a whole new level to the genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn't deliver on all fronts, has some dubious design choices, but is itself one of the finest RPG's on the Xbox and the most fun I've had with an RPG (a genre I'm not historically all that fond of) since "Kingdom Hearts."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a fun little ride of a game, with some definite adult content, but let’s be honest, there are only about four places where it actually crosses the line into an “R” rating. Otherwise it’s basically a teen-sploitation film, as the saying goes. Relax, pick up that bong, and enjoy the ride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most of the changes and improvements in Raven Shield are more evolutionary than revolutionary, but Raven Shield is by far the best game in the Tom Clancy series and easily the best “thinking man’s” FPS game currently available.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    High Velocity Bowling has rolled its way into the first place slot for bowling games across all systems. It offers the best "feel" of any motion-controlled bowling game out there, and with next-gen visuals and sound, you can't help but feel you are really bowling in these exotic private lanes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, I was impressed with the quality of UFC Undisputed 2010 on the PSP.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A severe, albeit pleasant, shock to system. The game has grabbed me in a way that only “No Mercy” has ever topped.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War for the PC is a great game and one that is especially well built in many areas, it may be a port for some of the gameplay and levels but it does not feel like one at all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I hate this game. Since the day I picked it up, it has sucked up so much of my free time, causing me to neglect my Xbox Live buddies, forego weeknight sleep, go in late to work, neglect my wife ' yeah it's that bad. I absolutely hate this game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of the films, you can hardly go wrong with the Back to the Future adventure games. If you've already bought the first, then you know the kind of quality you're in for. If you're hesitant and looking to see if it's maintained throughout the series, then you're in luck, because the Back to the Future games are still right up there with the gold standard that Telltale's set for licensed adventure games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With 60 levels and the likely possibility of more on the way, plus the obsessive quest for three stars on every level, expect to spend a couple of weeks tending to your droopy flowers with this highly entertaining and addictive new game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fun and highly challenging tactical game that will test your analytical skills as well as your undying patience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is a highly enjoyable, creepy but enjoyable experience. That almost dead-end moment (thank god for multiple save slots) was a pain and I could have done without that.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it might not have the UFC stars that bring some fans to the table, any dedicated fan of mixed martial arts should take a look at EA SPORTS MMA to see the face of the future.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You have the coolest weapon to date in the glaive. When you incorporate the music, graphics, and game play style it is really hard not to get into this game and want to keep playing even if you can’t handle horror games, although I think of this game more as creepy than horror.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection may not be the ultimate or perfect collection but its damn near close.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    2K Sports has really outdone themselves and everyone else.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a few camera quirks and some excessive load times, Headhunter is almost a perfect gaming experience from the opening movie to the closing credits. The clever mix of VR training, cycling through town, stealth, and weapons combat all combine for one great action title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sine Mora has something for pretty much anyone interested in shoot-em-ups. Whether you're new to the genre or a seasoned veteran, there's a lot to love, and for its price, it's hard to turn it down. If you're at all interested in the genre or action games as a whole, there's no reason not to check out Sine Mora.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of the films, you can hardly go wrong with It's About Time. Adventure game fans might have a harder time justifying it, since while the puzzles are excellent, they go by a little fast, and can be a bit too easy for the seasoned veterans out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing port of the PS2, perhaps the best port of any major title to a handheld yet. Considering the nature of the control scheme I was impressed that the designers managed to keep this game functional and fun to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fast button-pounding gameplay mixed with the strategy of stat-building and item-management makes this game fit in everyone's favorite category. Group this with a fantastic storyline, good voice acting and the addition of several multiplayer modes and you've got one of the best comic book games ever made.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales of Graces f was a trip that I've been waiting to play since before Vesperia. The colorful imagery and youth driven story about friendship are all well told and crafted. This is an adventure North America almost didn't receive and it would a shame for anyone who likes or even loves the Tales series to miss it. Find and pick-up Tales of Graces f for the PS3 today, you won't be disappointed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With 7 stellar game modes and some insanely addictive gameplay in each of them, plus the added features of Achievements and Leaderboards Geometry Wars: Touch will keep you in a trance-like state for hours and weeks and months to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As I mentioned I'm far from good with a digital art studio than compared to pencil and paper media but I think I have a greater appreciation and interest in it now after trying for the last week. Colors! 3D is a must own app on the Nintendo 3DS for anyone that is artistically inclined.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As the famous saying goes, “Dance like no one is watching and sing like no one is listening.” If you follow those words, there’s a whole world of fun waiting for you in the SingStar series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, though, Avernum: Escape from the Pit is a rather good game. It captures the feel of 90s RPGs better than pretty much any other game out there, and scratches the nostalgia itch that players who grew up in the days of Black Isle might have. It's not without some minor flaws, but they don't do much to subtract from an otherwise excellent package.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Using the simple control dynamics to soar through a living, breathing, virtual New York City is as much fun and exhilarating as watching it on the big screen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The action is unbelievably intense and the historical material is researched and presented in a way that borders on being educational.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics, in-depth gameplay, and a compelling environment easily make POTC one of my favorite games of 2003.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game really packs in the action and does a great job of integrating the activities and respect system in order to unlock story missions. And the multiplayer for Saints Row 2 is far more engaging and addictive than Liberty City.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    CreaVures is one of the biggest surprises I've seen on the App Store this year and an experience that no iPad owner should skip.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s all this wide variety of racing elements and making sure it all works well in a total package that makes TOCA Race Driver 3 an awesome game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I highly recommend picking up this title as soon as you can sink your teeth into it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its sense of humor to its finely tweaked gameplay, Armed & Dangerous is a spectacular and engaging game—a third person shooter for fans of the genre or those sick of the recent wave of formulaic entries it has received.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gem of a simulation game; for that matter it’s easily one of the top war games of ALL TIME.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is still the definitive golf game out there, mostly because it's the only golf game out there, mini-golf not withstanding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you already have a killer PC rig and that is your preferred gaming platform then it doesn't get any better than this, but considering the steep system requirements and the fact that you still need to play this game with a console-style gamepad, why not just enjoy this title on the Xbox or PS2 the way it was designed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although The Bard’s Tale doesn’t offer anything new in terms of gameplay, it’s the amazing story, presentation, voice acting, and sense of humor that make it a great game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, the levels and even the gameplay get a bit repetitive at times, but there is always great action and the potential to share that action with your friends, and that is what really make this game rise above its predecessors and a total joy to play.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Sigil features many of the staples that make a good RPG and I really enjoyed it. The high encounter rate and top screen graphics are about the only things that I didn’t like.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a lot of fun and a must by for any Square or SRPG fans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of the films, you can hardly go wrong with the Back to the Future adventure games. If you've already bought the first, then you know the kind of quality you're in for. If you're hesitant and looking to see if it's maintained throughout the series, then you're in luck, because the Back to the Future games are still right up there with the gold standard that Telltale's set for licensed adventure games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story was fresh, funny, and original, the characters where delightfully designed and animated, and professional voiced, and the entire game was a pure delight to play from start to finish. I'm already well on my way through my second pass as I aspire to become a Master Ninja.