Game Power Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 132 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 25 Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 132
  2. Negative: 5 out of 132
132 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The elements of the story are certainly nothing inspiring but chuck in simply awesome graphics, cool dynamics and a cracking good time to be had while killing the bad guys, you've got a game that is a total blast and more fun than is feasibly possible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fair to say that, despite all its new content, Jak 3 does feel a lot like "Jak II." Many of the animations and sound effects have been recycled, along with huge portions of Haven City.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that practically reinvents the original and presents what's arguably one of the most visceral, compelling fighting experiences you're likely to have this side of 2005.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport does one thing excellently, lots of things really well and a couple of things comparatively badly. However, that one excellent thing, the racing, is above all what this game is about.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It outguns just about every other console shooter currently on the market.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There was a time when Dead or Alive was the poor man’s Tekken, Soul Calibur or Virtua Fighter, but in some regards, particularly where environmental and visual quality is concerned, the series has taken the lead.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An engrossing puzzle game overflowing with uber-cool presentation that is uncharacteristic of the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The graphics in Darwinia while a throwback to times past, are superb.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With loads of classes, cars, tournaments and many bonus extras to unlock, Ridge Racer provides a long lasting challenge that even experienced players won’t 100% complete in a hurry. If straight-up arcade drift racing is your idea of fun, Ridge is an essential purchase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The police chases add a great deal to the game, and it’s refreshing to be racing in the daylight for a change. If you’re looking for a fast, high adrenaline racer and you like the idea of running from the cops, Most Wanted might be the game for you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It shows what the console can do by looking absolutely gorgeous where some other games have failed miserably to do so.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX is vintage, but it’s extremely good looking even to this day, and for Street Fighter fans, the gameplay will never get old.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Superb graphics and an improved controller system make this a very enjoyable soccer simulation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although it isn't without some problems, Battlefront is easily one of the most fully realized, enjoyable Star Wars games we've ever played.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Well-designed, attractive and ultimately quite a fun game. However, it is quite short, and despite the many side-quests and various ways to customise your character, really offers little incentive for subsequent play-throughs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A lengthy, wholly enjoyable game that, despite being rather easy, will keep young and old entertained for many hours to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Insofar as it successfully marries an innovative and intuitive interface to the telling of that story, it is not a difficult game to recommend.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Some of the gameplay is a little sloppy, and its story mode could be longer, but on the whole it's a quality production that anyone still interested in the genre will enjoy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s not a great deal of replay value beyond unlocking a few achievements by completing the game with a number of different restrictions, but for the ten or so hours it lasts, it’s one hell of a ride.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Remarkably atmospheric.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    GRAW is sadly flawed but despite these flaws is terrific fun to play. It's wildly addictive as you try and work out the best way through and once you've gotten used to your useless team (we had a team member throw himself under a moving APC..that's talent) it's an excellent tactical shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game has taken a few steps backwards in terms of style, but its combat is greatly improved and it's much longer than the original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Occasionally the game can seemingly freeze for around 1/4 of a second when driving. It doesn't happen often, and the game quickly gets back to racing with minimal gameplay impact.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kameo is a real extravaganza. It looks gorgeous, whether viewed in high definition or not. Every frame is thick with graphical flourish.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It might surprise you to learn that, like most first person shooters from the last century, Doom 3 is essentially a linear corridor crawl.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    To stick so closely to the first game was probably a mistake that is bound to hit sales. It almost feels like an expansion pack, sort of a follow-up to "United Offensive."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game has taken a few steps backwards in terms of style, but its combat is greatly improved and it's much longer than the original. Make no mistake; this is a worthy successor to a truly great game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The return of classic characters like Baraka, Nightwolf, Kabal and Sindel will spark the interest of anyone who used to love these games, and the vast amount of unlockable content makes the latest Mortal Kombat good value for money.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The PC version is clearly the best, because it not only looks superior, it supports up to 32 players in a single battle.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s brilliant and it’s bizarre. It’s also a contradiction - plenty of mindless violence where the screen literally drenched with blood coupled with subversion and thought-provoking symbolism and metaphor. It’s not a high-school English class, though, it’s a game. It’s great fun if you can get into it, but if you can’t it’s probably not surprising.