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 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Seeing sequences like these play out from different angles is satisfying, and, although none of the new sequences are official write-ins from Mario Puzo or Ford Coppola, they fit perfectly in terms of tone and maturity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's easy to see how far games have come in the last 18 years when you play OutRun 2 (especially as the original game is included on the disc), but its nice to know that Sega hasn't felt the need to overhaul the timeless gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    But its seriously problematic camera control, slightly washed out graphics and occasionally gimmicky gameplay make it hard to say that Super Mario Sunshine lives up to its heritage.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t let the sour taste left by "Driv3r" put you off. Parallel Lines doesn’t re-invent the wheel, but what it does, it does very well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it is a pretty straightforward extreme sports racing game, but it achieves its modest goals so admirably that it's definitely worth your time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not for everyone – strange quirks such as the bucket-carrying mechanic and the expensive hardware needed to enjoy its multiplayer make it less accessible than traditional Final Fantasy games, but so long as you're not expecting an epic narrative, you'll enjoy what the first GameCube Final Fantasy has to offer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA have delivered a superb-looking game but unfortunately the gooey, cumbersome controls have let the game down badly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Appalling online support, terrible voice acting and only incremental updates to the core gameplay make this a somewhat disappointing instalment, but it's built on rock solid foundations, which means that anyone who enjoys wrestling games will still get a whole lot out THQ's latest title.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Certainly, anyone who enjoys the idea of exploring vast, beautiful environments and leaping from the edge of one perilous chasm to another will get a lot out of this game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's possible that some gamers will be disappointed by its relatively unchallenging gameplay, and it's not the most value-packed title on the market, but despite this, it's the classic video game Western the world has been waiting for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cars sound great, and have more of an individual roar than they did in the first game, which racing aficionados will no doubt appreciate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TT has been three years in the making and you can't fault its beautiful looks and attention to accuracy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cars sound great, and have more of an individual roar than they did in the first game, which racing aficionados will no doubt appreciate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Budding directors will find a great deal to get their teeth into here, and shouldn’t hesitate to pick this expansion up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from some texture and shadowing issues on PlayStation 2, Star Wars: Battlefront looks great. Its characters animate well and the environments capture the feel of the movie locations accurately – there's nothing quite like a heated battle in the treetop villages of Endor, especially when the odd Ewock is caught in a grenade blast (shame on us…).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be wholly original, but it is terrifically polished and, basically, a lot of fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The brilliant "Street Fighter III: Third Strike" is worth the price of admission, and online play is one very big cherry.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Sega SuperStars is missing one crucial thing - a multiplayer mode. You can enter your name at the end of each game if you've scored well enough, and the ability to take a photo of the winner and save it along with the score is nice, but there's no structured multiplayer mode such as the one found in EyeToy: Play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Compared with Halo 2 there is certainly more substance and less of the feeling that it's just an excuse for a multiplayer mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're looking for something that's truly revolutionary, you won't find it here, but despite Breakdown's occasionally repetitive gameplay and bland environments, it's a breath of fresh air in a genre that's fast becoming stale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The series will be in trouble if it doesn't fundamentally improve the stealth mechanics in time for the fourth installment, but for now, Hitman: Contracts is a value-packed, highly enjoyable stealth action experience that no fan of the genre should overlook.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although it feels like there's a lot to learn when you first play Full Spectrum Warrior, you'll quickly realize that your options are actually quite limited.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One of those rare games where the story, characters and performances eclipse the gameplay by a wide margin.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent arcade racing game where fun is the aim and destruction is the game; and this title should definitely be able to stand among the other games on the shelf.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Midway's "Psi-Ops" does do a better job of implementing psychic powers and building gameplay around them, but Second Sight's characters and story make it worth your time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Unfortunately for many people, that initial shock and awe will give way to tedium as the realisation sets in that there aren’t any refreshing new concepts to spice up the gameplay as you progress through the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Midway's "Psi-Ops" does do a better job of implementing psychic powers and building gameplay around them, but Second Sight's characters and story make it worth your time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    We're happy to report that it's actually pretty good.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a game that really benefits from its electronic transformation – it is far superior to its paper and pen counterpart. And this is coming from a self-confessed techno-phobe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Cruising round the same old streets may be starting to lose it's thrill, but taking this baby for a spin on the superhighway shows there's still some gas left in the tank.