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: 77
Highest review score: 100 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3051 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Given the amount of fresh and brilliantly executed content Mines of Moria adds to the already-outstanding Lord of the Rings Online, most gamers are likely to find this expansion a satisfying addition to their gaming experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The improved interface and totally configurable controls along with some superior graphics definitely make this the version of Fable you want to play.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Only now, with the power of the Xbox 360 and some truly “bonerific” graphics do we finally get to explore all the splendor of scantily clad, well-endowed women, both in and out of the wrestling ring.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    And while previous games like "Silpheed" and "R-Type Final" are both excellent games, there is something about the style and the legacy associated with the Gradius franchise that makes Gradius V a force to be reckoned with.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You'll never catch me playing this game in the arcades but having DDR on my Xbox ready to humiliate myself in the privacy of my own home is undeniable fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Heavy on action and ramping the difficulty to new heights, Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War is one of the best flight combat games you can play on the PS2.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    FIFA 08 is the first soccer game on the 360 that I actually feel like I got my money’s worth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed the combat especially on the Na’vi side. The multiplayer was cool with its well designed levels and various modes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    When you add up an excellent sim experience, with flashy graphics, capable announcers, a deep franchise mode and solid controls, you arrive at the best all around basketball game for the PS2. No contest.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall, I really enjoyed Aqua: Naval Warfare. Its gameplay is challenging and a blast at the same time. The mixture of a top-down shooter and tactical gameplay make Aqua an enjoyable adventure that I intend to return to.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is one of those rare franchises where the game and the show that inspired it complement each other perfectly, and if you are looking for a clever investigation style adventure game then CSI: Dark Motives is the game for you. It’s everything that the first game was and more.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A significant step forward from the original but hardly revolutionizes the genre or even the series. The game starts off playing and looking like the original and slowly evolves into something slightly new and improved.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A finely crafted, if unoriginal, sci-fi shooter. Every aspect of the game has quality shining through it. The single-player, basic story aside, is at heart a fun and enjoyable game. The same can be said about the multiplayer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The revised level cap will be a slam dunk hit, and the new resources will give builders plenty to play with. The campaign alone is worth the price of admission.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    More of an “experience” than a game. You’ll come away from each game session emotionally and physically exhausted and even a bit timid about walking across the dark room to flip the light switch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fans of last year’s X-Men Legends game are going to absolutely love what Raven has done with Rise of the Apocalypse.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The massive maps, the use of vehicles, both as transportation and weapons in combat, as well as advanced tactical strategies for working as a team really bring this series into the next generation of military gaming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    We get all the same great physics and real-world handling that we’ve come to expect from Polyphony Digital combined with the challenging nuances of racing on two wheel instead of four.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This title is detailed enough to be used as a training tool for Navy cadets but is still accessible to the persistent player.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you enjoy slow, strategic, stealth gameplay, if you hacked your way through "Tenchu: Return from Darkness" and wanted more blood and violence then look no further. You won’t find a more stylish or disturbing game than this.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You’ll never catch me playing this game in the arcades but having DDRMAX 2 on my PS2 ready to humiliate myself in the privacy of my own home is undeniable fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's the best Madden game yet. But it's just not that huge a leap from Madden 09 to recommend an upgrade.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It’s not the most serious motorcycle racing game available and it might not even be the prettiest, but for pure arcade racing goodness mixed with a clever trick system, competitive racing challenge, unique track designs, and overall fun gameplay, Speed Kings fits a unique niche.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    All in all I was fairly impressed with The Lost Crown. A deep story and a disturbingly creepy score put this title high on my list of creepy adventure titles and of adventure titles in general.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is a twisted and deranged game, and I loved every minute of it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    In many ways this might just be my favorite GBA title of 2004. The designers have combined some really inventive gameplay that mixes collection, action, and puzzles with a great story and stylish presentation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    When it comes right down to it Rochard is a fully enjoyable action game with plenty of puzzles to work through. While not overly challenging, though some took me a few second to figure out just what to do, I can tell you I missed the three hour speed run achievement by several hours, but considering all the hidden health and weapons upgrades as well as trophies that's one achievement that will have to come later.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    All in all, Ys: The Oath in Felghana is highly enjoyable, entertaining and one of the toughest rides in recent history.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    At the end of my adventure into my childhood, I came out loving Lunar even more than I already did. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony is a testament to how great stories transcend time and keeps getting better as time wears one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    QUAKE 4 is an addiction, a perfect sequel, both in story and gameplay, and a game you will want to explore over and over, if for no other reason that to keep piling on those Gamer Points.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Other than the horrible fiasco with the graphics it is hard not to tell everyone to get this game right now.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    EA does it again with FIFA Soccer 09. It is a very good game, certainly the best on the PSP.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Blitz Pro walks a fine line between serious sim and classic Blitz action and maintains a perfect balance from start to finish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If it were not for some annoying graphical glitches, this game would have received a coveted GCM Editors Choice.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A massively complex economic and life simulation set in the expansive universe of unlimited possibilities.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Treasure Seekers II: The Enhanced Canvases is a visually flawless creation; a true art masterpiece that you'll savor every moment while staring intently into each gorgeous image.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For only 1200 MS Points ($15) you are going to experience one of the more original XBLA titles I've played on the Xbox 360 in quite some time. From the charming graphics to the smooth vibes of the narrator perfectly blended with a magical soundtrack, and the 10-12 hours of action-packed exploration and combat, Bastion is a great way to kick off the Summer of Arcade.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even for hardcore Civilization IV players, the game is different enough to warrant a purchase for anyone looking for something new. Civilization V took a whole lot of risks, and nearly all of them paid off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you are looking for more popular music you might want to check out "DDR2MAX" for the PS2, but if you are in the mood for some killer techno tunes and house music then Ultramix is the ultimate selection of high-energy dance beats.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Whether you are looking for a quality arcade race experience, challenging puzzles, an in-depth racetrack design tool, or all of the above, TrackMania is one game you won’t want to miss out on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fate/Unlimited Codes is a title that I think will appeal to any Capcom fan due to its controls and options.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The story is excellent, the visuals amazing, and when combined with the professional voice work, improved combat, and new telekinetic powers, you won’t find a more captivating or exciting action game on your Xbox.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    In all fairness though Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy is one of the best aerial combat games that I've ever played and the folks over at Namco Bandai delivered another fantastic addition to their critically acclaimed franchise. It has the right amount of action, easy to use and fluid controls and great visuals for a 3DS title. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy is totally worth the price of admission and a must have if you own a Nintendo 3DS.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    DJ Hero 2 is a significant improvement on last year's original title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This title might not be for everyone but it was an extremely enjoyable experience for me, and I recommend picking up Nier for anyone that enjoys games for the story that they contain and not how they look.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    DJ Hero 2 is a significant improvement on last year's original title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    "Halo" might have the story and those exquisite cutscenes, but when it comes to the raw gameplay and dynamic opponent AI, I'd choose and play Pariah any day of the week. The game is full of "wow" moments, both visually and during gameplay when you see the enemy perform some human-like action.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It’s a timeless experience for the entire family.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    As with most of these dancing games you either “get” it or you don’t. For those that do, you won’t find a more comprehensive or fun dancing game out there. The new camera-based game modes add greatly to an already fantastic DDR package and sets the bar just that much higher for the next installment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The ultimate tribute to nearly 20 years of platform shooters. The action if fierce, the graphics dazzling, and the difficulty is guaranteed to challenge even the most skilled veterans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If nothing else, the changing of the seasons and their impact on your quirky Sims add even more variety and life to an already amusing people simulator.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A quality racing experience with blazing visuals, realistic physics, and an excellent trick system.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the franchise that started the genre of FPS then you have to play Wolfenstein. The MP is not perfect but the SP is well worth it. Pick this title up while you can. You won’t regret it.
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    • 88 Critic Score
    Prepare for the ultimate challenge as you test your skills of logic and observation. Treasure Seekers 3: Follow the Ghosts is a visually flawless creation; a true art masterpiece that you'll savor every moment while staring intently into each gorgeous image.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I had almost forgotten how much fun I had playing the original Serious Sam, but it only took one level full of laughter and insane action to quickly remember why Sam is still the best FPS game in its class since the original Doom.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s not that DiRT isn’t an amazing game, because it is, but more because rally racing just doesn’t appeal to as many people as street racing or exotic car racing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For the most part Area 51 delivered a solid, fast, fun, and very challenging action-shooter, all set within a creative human-alien hybrid setting. Who wouldn't love the chance to get a peek inside Area 51?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The cooperative online and local multiplayer modes are long overdue and a huge asset to making this game last well beyond the solo campaign. The cooperative campaign mode is so much fun that you might never even play it by yourself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An extremely well done shooter as far as the action goes, and only suffers from a few flaws such as the lack of level and enemy variety. If you can overlook those flaws, you will have a lot of fun battling a very elusive AI, which makes each and every firefight a unique and exciting experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I had low expectations going into this review so imagine my surprise to find that PAIN is not only a great and totally addictive game, it is probably going to be one of the biggest guilty pleasures in everybody’s PS3 library.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The staggering difficulty and blazing visuals may overwhelm the casual gamer - it took me two days to get to the second boss, but anyone who takes the time to master the binary gameplay model will find a deep strategic shooter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Frustrating at times, but totally original and completely hilarious throughout, Shadows of the Damned is one of the cleverest, naughtiest, most brilliantly constructed games I've played this year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    That said, however, Pixeljunk Shooter 2 is an excellent game. With a fresh graphical style, tight controls, and innovative gameplay, it's everything a downloadable game should be. While there are some minor stumbles for the more casual, puzzle-oriented player, that shouldn't discourage anyone who's curious from picking it up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway does an fantastic job of bringing all the intensity of war to your Xbox with a great blend of FPS action and tactical leadership, all the while creating and weaving an emotional tale of comradery that only a group of men thrust into the horrors of war can share.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There is definitely potential for much more, but what’s on offer is more than worthy. It’s fun and intense all the way through. And on PS2, no shooter can graphically compare.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Puzzle Dimension is a highly enjoyable experience that is remarkably beautiful and totally engaging with its challenging puzzles. The puzzle designs are ingenious and sometimes frustrating, but once you solve them its instant gratification. This is Doctor Entertainment's first release and if their next one is as stunning as Puzzle Dimension I will definitely be on the bandwagon. I highly recommend picking up Puzzle Dimension for some pure fun in a dimension all its own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For Dead or Alive fans, Dimensions is a sort of collected archive, with lots of characters and stages that have all appeared in previous titles. There isn't a whole of new stuff technically, but it is all so expertly executed on the 3DS, that you really don't mind. And the way newcomers are eased into the combat, it really makes it a Dead or Alive for everyone. This is one of the strongest releases yet for the 3DS yet, and definitely one worth picking up for any fighting fan. And if that didn't sell you on it, there may or may not be an unlockable stage featuring Ridley from Metroid, which is just plain cool.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Carbon is another great racing game for the 360 and it’s awesome to think that in just one year our beloved console has already seen two of these games.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are issues with controls, gameplay and graphics.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Happy Feet Two is easily the best movie-inspired game of the holiday season…perhaps the entire year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Whether you are looking for an action-focused single-player war game or a fantastic multiplayer experience that rivals those Tom Clancy titles, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a masterful bit of game design.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Since the game is fairly open-ended as to how you play it and which side you choose, you could easily play this game all the way through a few times before you ever started feeling tired of it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The puzzles are not terribly hard but a few of require a little thought, though help is available if you desire it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With Grand Slam Tennis EA has set a new standard for motion control input, tennis games, and Wii games in general.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Resurrection of Evil doesn't fare as well on the Xbox as it did on the PC. The grabber is awkward and imprecise, which wouldn't be so bad if it weren't required for some battles. The 16-person multiplayer of the PC is now limited to four and the entire multiplayer package just isn't as robust as the PC.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There is something that is totally addicting about participating in a multiplayer band, whether you are all in the same room or joining up with fellow rockers online. And if you are an aspiring musician or music producer, or like to play around with mixing boards and experiment with creating your own music, the Music Studio is a totally original addition to World Tour and sets this game apart from any of the competition.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An excellent expansion pack that does exactly what it sets out to do; it delivers more monsters, more weapons, more tarot cards, and exciting new levels to explore and interact with.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest uses a very good balance of the puzzles and the RPG theme to create an overall well made game that is interesting and yet challenging.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    After the initial jaunt though, visiting old locations gets repetitive and dull.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gun
    If you love a good western then GUN has all those clichéd moments with Indians, stagecoaches, trains, gunfights, jailbreaks, and everything else that has become a staple in western lore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s always nice to get something original on the PS Store, and even though Crash Commando might not be new in concept, the game design is flawlessly executed and the sheer addictive nature of the gameplay and slick online access makes this a must-own PSN title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur IV is the ultimate evolution of the franchise to date, with gorgeous visuals, solid controls, immersive sound, and a deep character builder that will keep you involved with this game for months to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The AI is admittedly lacking making this a game that is best played with friends, either online or off. However you play, Fight Night Round 3 is the best recreation of boxing ever made.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best XBLA games out there. Sure, it doesn’t have the staying power as the totally addictive (and online) UNO, or the intensity of mind-blowing visual shooters like Mutant Storm or Geometry Wars, but this is a great effort that uses a totally new 3D engine to create a unique world, creative and challenging puzzles, exciting boss fights, and a hero for a new generation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    First, this demo has as much, if not more content than a lot of other racing games out there, and second, a lot of the profits from this “demo” will certainly be rolled over into the final game, making it even better than ever.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Whether you're a die-hard Spidey fan or just looking for the next great action-fighting game, Edge of Time excels in every aspect of game design with solid combat, fun navigational puzzles, and one of the best cinematic presentations of any Spider-Man game to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Diskarmor is one of the most innovative weapons of all time and with the three versions and dozens of combos and unique attacks the possibilities for creatively dispatching your enemies is nearly endless.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Whether you're a die-hard Spidey fan or just looking for the next great action-fighting game, Edge of Time excels in every aspect of game design with solid combat, fun navigational puzzles, and one of the best cinematic presentations of any Spider-Man game to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite a few annoying omissions, the overall gameplay is as good as it gets on Xbox. The wealth of settings and ability to play a quick match or dive into the deep end of team management is a complete thrill and well worth the price.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fast and furiously addicting, and even though the overall difficulty is generally way too easy (thanks to slipstream turbo), there are plenty of random events that will cause you to lose more than your fair share of races.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You’ll need to invest yourself and a great deal of time just to learn the nuances of the gameplay and the interface, and making smart intuitive decisions before the missions can save you a lot of trial and error.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Battlefield 2142 is more of a mod of the very well made Battlefield 2, but still a must for online gamers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Race Driver 2006 is one of the better racing games and the best racing sim I have played on the PSP since its launch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While not as modern as some other famous series (ala Final Fantasy X), it's still a great RPG game in its own right, and fans of the genre shouldn't miss this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I was very surprised by how well this game was put together. The designers really spent some time with the pros and in the poker rooms to really make this as lifelike as possible.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the scariest and most unnerving game I’ve ever played.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bee Movie Game is easily one of the first platform-style action games that can truly be called “next-gen”. It’s also one of the best movie-inspired games in its genre.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There is a really good game lurking under those boobies.

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