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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Rage
Lowest review score: 10 Airport Tycoon 2
Score distribution:
3,051 game reviews
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    There is a lot of appealing content buried in this title; I just wish there was a better game experience to drive me to want to play it. I appreciate the $1 entry fee, but sadly there are better racers out there for the same money or even free. This Superbike has crashed and burned before the race even starts. Perhaps some more time in the garage and a patch or two can fix things up but for now…avoid.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Short unbalanced levels, simplistic gameplay with auto-targeting, and first-generation graphics doom this game to bargain bins everywhere.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Just avoid this title and go outside and play some real baseball.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything it offers is either totally standard (the gameplay) or a failed gambit (the 1930s atmosphere).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a fan of the original Family Game Night fare, I found myself utterly disappointed with Family Game Night 4: The Game Show. The short-format gameplay is too brief to to warrant a full release (at any price), and the lackluster presentation and horrid controls only make it worse. Over the many decades of its existence, Hasbro has done a lot of things right, Family Game Night 4: The Game Show is not one of them.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wacky Races: Crash & Dash is not very well put together and suffers from lackluster gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.