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 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Lowest review score: 10 Airport Tycoon 2
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Modern Combat is just about as perfect a game as you can get. It falls short of total perfection only because it really doesn’t evolve the FPS genre in any significant way – not that I know what that might be, but I’d know it if I saw it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It's not very often I can recommend a game with virtually no reservation, but Ninja Gaiden Black is one of those few titles that everyone with an Xbox should at least play and probably own.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    With its immersive environment, stunningly beautiful graphics, nonlinear gameplay, and extremely customizable player experience, this game accomplishes more than I have expected in a game and is simply difficult to put down.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Nearly a flawless gameplay experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The new camera basically makes Snake Eater a whole new experience, and for those looking to explore Snake’s 8-bit history, you’ll lose yourself for days in the original two Metal Gear games as they make their North American debut.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward delivers the "greatest hits" of action movies with references to Cliffhanger, Red Dawn, The Rock, and even Spies Like Us. You’re fighting in the arctic one minute and crossing the desert the next, or you might be performing a rescue operation on a terrorist-controlled offshore oil platform or infiltrating a Russian submarine base.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every aspect of the game – from the comprehensible storyline to the updated controls, from the white-knuckle character battles to the lengthy cutscenes – it all exudes a certain air of quality.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fresh and exciting and the interface is flawless. The story has been meticulously crafted and interwoven with intriguing side quests that you are free to complete or ignore. And there lies KOTOR's most valuable feature, total freedom, freedom to go where you want to go, do what you want to do, and let the adventure unfold at your own pace.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet another smash hit for Sid Meier and crew, combining deep elements of strategy, with improved graphics, and a stellar soundtrack. Anyone even remotely interested in history, turn-based gaming or anyone who even owns a PC should check this excellent title out.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Building upon the impressive Warhammer engine and tweaking it for historic warfare, Company of Heroes is easily the best strategy game of 2006 and sets the bar extremely high for future RTS titles.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Sam's new moves and gadgets are excellent and tightly integrated into the missions so they aren't there just for the sake of having something new.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Chinatown Wars not only redefines DS gaming, it will very likely redefine GTA when the next installment hits major consoles.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes the simplest games are the best and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is one of those rare games that is super-easy to pick-up and play and impossible to put down.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    But for now, UT2004 is one of the best, if not the best, tactical FPS games you can play on your PC, either alone or online. With improved gameplay, enhanced AI, and new game modes it’s packed with enough content to keep you entertained for months, and it will take a good solid year to master all the levels and tactical subtleties this game offers.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    After my experience with StarCraft II over the last week or so, I can easily say that the sequel was worth the wait. There is more than enough enjoyment to be had on the multiplayer and the potential long-term single player and mod scene.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    After the initial jaunt though, visiting old locations gets repetitive and dull.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Smashes all of its competitors in the soccer genre and sets a new standard for sports games in general.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Admittedly, it’s not as huge a leap in technology or innovative gameplay over the original that I would have liked to seen, but then again, the original game was already quite close to perfection, even in 1999.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    And there lies KOTOR’s most valuable feature, total freedom, freedom to go where you want to go, do what you want to do, and let the adventure unfold at your own pace.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope HD requires a bit of thought, planning, timing, and even some dexterity. It might even be original enough to give Angry Birds a run for its money.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the most well crafted, and thoroughly developed game worlds made by Blizzard to date. It dazzles, it awes, and it entertains.
    • 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!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Blows past its predecessor and annihilates this year’s competition. This is a new standard for soccer and for sports games in general. The new graphics engine not only enhances the details in visuals but actually improves the gameplay mechanics.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Remains a solid, hard-hitting fighting game that requires skillful mastery of it characters and their unique fighting abilities all wrapped up nicely in a next-gen package that no fighting fan will want to miss.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A landmark achievement in game design starting with the addictively fun core gameplay, instinctive controls, then rounding out the package with gorgeous visuals, stunning special effects, and professional sound work.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat is easily the best game in the history of the franchise, at least from a technical standpoint. I didn’t find it nearly as immersive or personally rewarding as I did the previous WWII games where I actually came away having learned something, but that is the risk you take when you abandon history and delve into fiction.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Expect 8-12 hours to unlock the content (on medium) and 8-12 months to master it. By then, it will be time for Guitar Hero III and the insanity can start anew.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A landmark achievement in game design starting with the addictively fun core gameplay, instinctive controls, then rounding out the package with gorgeous visuals, stunning special effects, and professional sound work.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is the perfect symphony of interactive, cinematic, action-adventure; a crowning achievement in game design so amazing I want to replay the entire series from the beginning. This is the adventure of a lifetime and definitely a contender for Game of the Year.