Game Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 83 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 81
Highest review score: 99 Skies of Arcadia
Lowest review score: 42 007 Racing
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 83
  2. Negative: 4 out of 83
83 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you can't get enough of Daffy's antics, or collecting things during game play, you'll be be pleased as punch.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    All the bosses in "Strider 2" look awesome, and hopefully, will inspire younger players to realize what a real side-scrolling action game should be like.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I, for one, will be giving multiple copies of Crash Bash and multi-taps to family and friends this holiday, and that alone should speak miles on just how addictive and fun this game can be in a multiplayer environment.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A hollow "V8" clone with none of that game's charm, and a lame drizzling of "Star Wars" atmosphere -- just enough to justify putting the name on the box cover.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    I'm glad it's finally here, and I can't wait to hear about the wild adventures you create!
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The game can never decided what resolution it wants to run in. Never before have I seen such a problem in a game -- it's so bad you can even see the textures on your car go from respectable DC quality textures to ugly N64-esque textures... one word: lame.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The tracks are absolutely boffo. The control's equally dynamite.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New characters and updated graphics that only the PS2 could offer, and on the other hand... well, terrible slowdown and sometimes unbalanced gameplay are just a few of the many flaws early adopters found themselves clamoring about.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sometimes, you just need to blow stuff up. You'll have a hard time finding a better game on the Dreamcast to satisfy those brutal urges than the delightfully cartoony, but fiercely addictive Gunbird 2.
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What makes it so disappointing is because it has such a great premise, stars a groovy character, and looks so damn good that you want to almost cry when you realize that the wily demon of mediocrity has left his fingerprints all over the game.
    • Game Fan
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While the visuals are decent, Virtua Athlete 2000 is little more than a rehashed version of "Decathlete" for the Saturn, with little replay value, originality, or depth.
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best representation of the home beat-'em-up genre since "Streets of Rage 2" and "Guardian Heroes"--but it still doesn't match up to those great games.
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Nintendo 64 owners will immediately be put off by the game's graphics, as well, which range from decidedly so-so to downright 'coyote ugly.'
    • Game Fan
    • 57 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    But if you're looking for more than a distraction for the kids, a learning tool perfectly disguised as a game, then consider Nintendo's Hey You, Pikachu!.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    In a game so reliant on running in straight lines and jumping from one ledge to another, maddeningly loose control is unforgivable.
    • Game Fan
    • 55 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The game's mechanics are just too elementary for any gamer older than thirteen, and even that might be too old for this decidedly kiddie fare.
    • Game Fan
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Almost everything that "Mario Party" did right, Sonic Shuffle does wrong, and to add insult to injury, it expects you to sit through repeated, lengthy load sessions to get to the next sequence of absolute un-fun.
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    From the horrid character design to the stiff gameplay, this game isn't worth the ROM it's written to.
    • Game Fan
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's as if every major flaw of the aging PlayStation platform was meant to be exposed with this game -- from the over pixilated textures to the terrible draw-in distance... this game is just plain fugly.
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the game's flaws didn't bother me that much after I'd played for a while, the initial shock of not being able to control your fielders may be too much for many baseball fans to take.
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Sub-par crapola.
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is easily one of the worst racers for the Nintendo 64.
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Somewhere along the way, the developers forgot to make the game fun... because playing through JMSC2000 is a boring, mind-numbing chore.
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