Game Revolution's Scores

  • Games
For 4,587 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 28% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 0 Catwoman
Score distribution:
4588 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    For a while, it is rather enjoyable to cruise by and experience the closest thing you’ll ever have to being anything like Hef, but you'll quickly long for deeper gameplay or a more real sense of progression. Use that $50 on 3 years’ worth of Playboy subscriptions instead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Gives World War II games a bad name by skimping on the essentials - story, A.I. and multiplayer - to focus on floating icons and the art of hiding behind crates. Instead, just hide your wallet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If I were giving a grade on presentation, the marks would be higher. But since I actually have to play through the games, I have to take a not-so-pleasant trip down memory lane. Oh look, some game didn't pick up after themselves, and I've stepped in it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The game's biggest flaw is its story, which is ironic due to the fact that the Lord of the Rings trilogy is all about its story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Though the gameplay, levels and story are exactly the same across all three platforms, the PS2 version is the worst of the lot due to the choppy graphics and limited multiplayer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It overwhelmingly asks the question: “Why fight?” It can’t be for the rewards, which are boring. It can’t be for the story, which is non-existent. And it really can’t be for pride, since without any online multiplayer, you are confined to fighting only people who probably have never played before and who might not enjoy coming over to your apartment solely to get their ass kicked.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    At best, I would say this is a game that you can thoroughly ... tolerate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Its sardonic take on typical conventions is thwarted by its own weak design, and its tongue-in-cheek humor fails more often than it succeeds. Laughter might well be the best medicine, but a bad joke is the worst ailment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If you’re hardcore into flight sim games, you might find some satisfaction from the better parts of this highway to the danger zone, but if you’re looking for the next Crimson Skies, keep looking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Despite its innovation, charm and style, the glaring functionality omissions render it impotent. You turn it on, draw out some cool sounds for a couple minutes, and then shut it off wondering why you can't save anything.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Ultimately a bland, thankless and unconvincing entry in the annals of WWII games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    So there you have it: 2K9 comes off as a misguided effort to streamline the experience and create gameplay where realism comes before responsiveness.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I get the feeling that development on Star Wars: The Clone Wars may have been rushed to coincide with the release of the second season of the show, which is kind of a shame because there is a lot potential in the concepts behind it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    While Tecmo Bowl Throwback definitely scratches your nostalgia itch (if you have one), it's just plain and not very fun in the long run in this day and age.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The amount of backtracking required in Sonic Unleashed is absolutely inexcusable, and this mandatory medal hunting is the nail in the coffin.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The relatively decent graphics, fine character animation and easy gameplay make Sarge's Heroes 2 a surprisingly playable Army Men game, but that isn't saying much.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I would love to drive an indestructible car that could never, ever flip in my ordinary, everyday life, but when we play games, we like to break things. After playing some Asphalt Urban GT, you’ll just want to break your Nintendo DS.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    MLB Power Pros 2008 sits and stares you down from the television like a catcher who gives his pitcher bad signals.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Order of the Pheonix is all about homework and chores, and feels harder to take in than a whole book - those are poor marks for a video game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Some gamers can look past gritty textures and stickmen for the decent gameplay and variety, but the poor control that plagues 007 Racing is hard to resolve.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's a whole lot of “blah” in a tiny piece of plastic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The King, it hurts me to say, has been de-throned.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    So the story is so-so and the characters are a bit over-the-top, and the levels are a bit dull, and there aren’t really that many “Super” robots, and the ones that are there are a bit less than super, but whatever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Get in your car, drive to a hockey game, support your local team, and go pay $20 for a deep-fried stadium lunch. Because whatever you do, don’t spend any time on this flabby substitute.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    We’d like to give credit to Graffiti Kingdom’s designers for sticking with a daring concept, but then they went and surrounded it with a mindless action shell. Overly repetitive, simplistic gameplay dominates the landscape, and only the monster creator saves this game from running out of ink completely.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    While the Dreamcast edition is still on the cheap side, the emulation is just lousy in comparison to the PC.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Though the character customization may be enough for fans to spend hours in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi without complaint, the limited combat system doesn't encourage much thought. Preventing projectile spamming by employing quick-time events and coin flips merely replaces one problem with another. A cleaner, skillful, more polished fighting system would, ultimately, have been better.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Its interesting customization feature is effectively buried underneath the mindless fighting and mind-numbing Story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The Sims Online is burdened by an intense emphasis on drudgery and an amazing lack of emphasis on fun - unless it's a quick pit stop at a pool table or in front of a TV to juice up your Sim's Fun meter to prepare for more work. That's just a little bit too much like real life for my tastes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Sadly enough, I just can't see this as anything special. The cinematics are nicely done, and the voice acting isn't terrible, but it's not worth the hours of running on foot and wandering over the same areas multiple times to see some odd body language with forced English dubs.