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 God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Lowest review score: 10 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
3,052 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can’t imagine myself ever not playing Rock Band at least for a few hours each week.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you haven’t yet experienced the Sims phenomenon, the new Deluxe package is a great way to get your feet wet. Guiding your sims through their lives can be a very challenging and rewarding experience. It’s also just plain fun.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Chaos Theory has perhaps brought the series to its finest point, with improved graphics, A.I., more open-ended gameplay and a host of multiplayer additions.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Sure, there are thousands of die-hard Madden fans who will remain in denial and line-up for their copy of "Madden 2005" like the Lemmings they are, but anyone who plays ESPN NFL 2K5 will know the truth after their very first game.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rome's campaign mode can be a bit daunting for all but the most hardcore RTS veterans.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you don't mind the minor annoyance of F.L.U.D.D.'s voice or the occasional insignificant camera problem, you will fall in love with this game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 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
    • 92 Critic Score
    The changes that have been made to the FF game system are fresh but still similar enough not to alienate old-time FF fans.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 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
    Lightning does strike twice and Guitar Hero II is 1.21 gigawatts of blazing electric guitar gameplay with a perfect track selection, perfect gameplay, perfect multiplayer, and perfect fun that will start the day you open the game and last until the day you, your PS2, or your guitar dies.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Journey transcends conventional gaming and becomes more of an interactive experience designed to evoke (not force) emotional responses through subtle imagery, sublime music, and the perfect balance of adventure and discovery. It is easily one of the best games I've played this year and one of the top 5 PSN titles of all time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perfectly constructed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are must-have games for any gamer; from the newbies to the serious collectors. The fact that Sony saw fit to re-release these two epic masterpieces on one disc and at a bargain price, is simply a bonus. Get out and get this colossal pairing before Sony takes them out of print.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It has tougher gameplay, a compelling story and the coolest boss concepts in the series' history. And hey, it has Space Pirates, too!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A near-flawless gameplay experience that not only rivals "Madden" and "Fever" but storms past these two former contenders and into the end zone for a clear and decisive victory.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    There is already a steady stream of additional first party content and costumes being released, and thousands of user-created levels ready for gamers' consumption. Add that to the 2.5 million levels from the original LittleBigPlanet, that import seamlessly into LittleBigPlanet 2, and it all adds up to an infinite amount of gameplay that further emphasizes Sony's plan to make LittleBigPlanet a sustainable franchise.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The single best addiction you can play on the PS2 this year... perhaps ever. [Actual score = 11 (or 110), a la "Sinal Tap", but our scale only goes up to 100, so if you need that extra little push over the cliff, just get the game.]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Wrath of the Lich King has all the components necessary to hold the attention of the gaming community for several years to come...or at least until Blizzard decides which game we're going to be playing next.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A gaming masterpiece. Hideo Kojima infuses a game that is a joy to play with an interesting story, great characters, top-notch visuals, immersive sound, and a great sense of humor.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Crysis is the game of 2007 that will be judged for years to come as how a game should be made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Not only does this Xbox-exclusive offer blazing action, mind-numbing visuals, and some of the most fluid combat you're likely to see this year, Team Ninja has buried the original three Ninja Gaiden NES games, taunting you to play and replay this game on increasingly difficult skills levels.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    In many ways it plays better than the console version when it comes to controls, and the visuals and sound certainly won’t disappoint even the most jaded of gamers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Though lore fiends may be beating their heads against solid objects thinking about all the new directions The Burning Crusade takes the continuing saga of the World of Warcraft, they really should learn to relax and enjoy what Blizzard has set before them: perhaps the most comprehensive and detailed expansion set ever to be released for an MMORPG.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    MLB10 The Show is as close as anyone has come to baseball perfection.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Much like the real military, Battlefield 2 is not just a game, it’s a way of life.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For gamers who have never played the originals, this is gaming history updated to an impressive level of visual quality that even manages to update the gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is easily the most immersive FPS game you can play now, or anytime in the near future.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Annihilates this year’s competition, sparse as it may be, while managing to improve upon last years game in just about every way possible.