GameCube Europe's Scores

  • Games
For 200 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 200
200 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Lifespan is the main issue here, as everything else is in place. It took me a week to finish Race and Showoff mode with one character. There is loads left, though, so the potential for a long lasting game is there, it just really depends on whether or not you want to go through it all again and again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The strategic long fights are a welcome relieve from the button mashing found in most other boxing games, you really have to observe and react to win matches.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kirby truly is an outstanding game. It just takes everything the DS can do, throws it together and makes it work. The controls, the level design and the presentation are astounding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A nice single player game, but a great multiplayer game. [Multiplayer review]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A true sequel; playing it feels more like playing new Viewtiful Joe levels than playing a new game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    EA puts more emphasis on realistic gameplay making the experience less approachable. Passing, for instance, needs to be executed pretty accurate otherwise you’ll lose the puck easily.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As much a joy to play now as the original ever was. What it now lacks in the single player adventure (but in all honesty, it’s not lacking much at all) is more than made up for thanks to the competitive multiplayer whilst the minigames alone make this game a must-have.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    But even if you only go online with this game for a month or 2, it will be wholeheartedly worth it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game has 5 fast skull breaking levels which may look like it's not much, but it takes a while to get through them all, because it is unbelievably hard.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The control system however leaves you in the dark at times as it could be a bit more practical and intuitive.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an adventure of epic proportions with a sci-fi twist on pirates and that sports a classic, yet polished, RPG battle interface with some interesting innovations such as ship battles, then Skies of Arcadia Legends is definitely the game for you!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Hardcore players will surely appreciate the gameplay experience and overlook the little control issues.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Aside from seeing the film on big screen, this is the most intense Lord of the Rings experience available.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Gameplay is very cinematic, and it feels as close to a Bond movie as is humanly possible...You feel like you really are Bond, and if you think about it, what more could you want from a Bond game?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The innovative KO style of the fights and the inventive way of using the crowd and the environment to lay the smack down is very satisfying.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The messiah RE fans have been prophesising...Do not expect to be sustained eternally however, an experienced gamer will burn through this game which can be completed on lower difficulties in the same amount of time as "Luigi’s Mansion."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall the whole thing is immensely enjoyable with a soundtrack that will get you linking your GameCube up to your stereo straight away.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NFSU is not quite a groundbreaker in the racing department, but is certainly a top racer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The story may be weak and the opposition dumb; the lack of depth doesn’t have to stop you from having a great time blasting some Soviets in this otherwise decent game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The first level is no pushover, yet immensely entertaining and freeform, as is the entire game. This is a must have, unless the site of blood makes you squeamish.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    In general the game is harder then Sands of Time, and I wonder if they didn't spice it up too much, making it inaccessible for a big mass audience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's varied enough to please even the most critical of gamers and it's fair to say that you're likely to encounter almost every genre of gameplay on this tiny disc.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Gladius isn’t a game for everyone, only the RPG enthusiast will fully appreciate the gameplay, which with 2 story modes, good for at least 45 hours each, is a time-consuming endeavour.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Not enough was spent to really think about the story or the gameplay in my opinion as should have been.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Credible, honest stealth; but imperfect, limited stealth too. The Xbox version is, again, vastly superior, but the GC game's Co-op still throws up a memorable experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The very best DS launch title, and is practically guaranteed to keep you entertained for months. A must-have.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Absolute enjoyment! A very well made game, not flawless, but great fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Load times do not exist in this game, no waiting for courses to load, no nothing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some flaws and relatively few improvements (on the PC this would be just another expansion pack), it still may be worth a purchase.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are a few annoyances like bridges you can fall off a little too easily, the AI that's quite clumsy in places and the fact that it does get repetitive in the end. But you can't stay mad at a game that lets you chuck a complete jet ski at an opponent as Rogue or Colossus, admit it!

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