Gamenikki's Scores

  • Games
For 284 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 F.E.A.R.
Lowest review score: 20 The Guy Game
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 284
284 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The rare total package of excellent music and sound, awe-inspiring graphics, incredible gameplay, and an epic story, mixed in with an unparalleled atmosphere that draws you into the character and quest like almost no other game...with at least 25 hours of gameplay and great unlockables to boot, you'll be behind the Visor for quite a chunk of time.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The environments are giant and beautiful, sometimes taking up to an hour of gameplay before ever loading. The dark and grimy interiors and real time lighting effects are certainly gorgeous.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games ever made. Not getting this game should be a crime.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 4 is heartstopping moment after heartstopping moment, paced nearly perfectly and executed flawlessly. 2005 has its game of the year, and that game is Resident Evil 4.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    San Andreas is a true epic, but no game should be this frustrating.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a game worth owning, for most, but it's not so revolutionary that it will make converts out of the skeptical. Perhaps in Grand Theft Auto 4. Time will tell.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Halo 2 met my own lofty expectations in virtually every way possible, minus two small exceptions: first, I would love to have been able to play two-player co-op on Xbox Live; it's unfortunate that this didn't happen. Secondly, while I found the story much more engaging this time around, I also found the ending a little bit jarring.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly wonderful and immersive experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War isn't just violent; it's gratuitously violent, and the sex, while certainly a part of the era depicted, just serves to reinforce the notion that this is an "M"-rated title for very good reason.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    To say that the game's story and gameplay are massive would be a complete understatement.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Highly enjoyable and infinitely replayable. It is easily the best game that I’ve played this year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    UbiSoft has really knocked one out of the park with this release-I can't wait for the third installment.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The storyline is so in-line with the current international scene that it’s a little frightening.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fusing the old-school of pinpoint control, simple, yet fun gameplay, and an excellent amount of challenge with a healthy dose of new-school flash, and coating the whole thing with one of the most eye-catching art styles in gaming to date, Viewtiful Joe is a much-needed refresher course in why games are made to begin with - to be tons of fun, an entertainment world no amount of popcorn blockbusters or cheap reality TV could hope to match.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A harmonious coupling of open and linear gameplay is applied smoothly to a Star Wars license that actually helps instead of hinders, and the end result is an absolutely must-own game and a damn fine title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To award a 10 on this well-crafted but by no means revolutionary game would be a disservice to titles that are out there really trying to rewrite our preconceived notions of videogames, but to go for a 9 also seems like lowballing a title that should be a must-own for so many.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza is kinda like Danica Patrick: an attractive, rising star that isn't quite ready for victory lane...yet.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A simply addicting combination of the best RTS and strategy elements make for one hell of a gaming experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where the series goes from here (Please, a cross over with the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" series?), it will have a mighty legacy to live up to.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the GameCube version isn't the best-looking of the three platforms (it's better than the PS2 version, but worse than the Xbox port), Prince of Persia is an artistic masterpiece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can play any given song at any of four speeds (Normal, Slow, Slower and Slowest), and you have the ability to select what portion(s) of the song you'd like to play. That has proven ridiculously useful as I continue in my Quixotic quest to complete "Free Bird" on Expert.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is proof not only that the first game's greatness wasn't an anomaly, but also that true effort in game design can overcome even the greatest possibilities for a letdown. Samus is back, people; get ready to ride, for the most anticipated GameCube game of 2004 is here, and it rocks the house.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the stuff dreams are made of--tight control, classic Metroid gameplay and a few puzzling twists.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An enjoyable experience worthy of the Ratchet name...even if we're hoping the next iteration of the series pushes the envelope instead of merely experimenting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a sea of mediocre and washed out titles, Tecmo has delivered a stellar title for the Xbox that does not rely on the Live package, or massive bouncing breasts...Stylistic, challenging, and entertaining, Ninja Gaiden delivers on the promises that games like "Devil May Cry" made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mario Kart DS takes the best of all of the Mario Kart games and puts them together in a game people will still be playing when the next generation of Gameboy comes out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A game sequel done right, with only the blatant and unabashed commercialism working against it...or for it, depending on how you look at the game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre will easily get over 40 hours of play. Multi-player fanatics may double or triple that time frame. Simply put, if you are a fan of FPS games, you MUST add this game to your collection.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A rarity in the gaming world; a game that brings a smile to your face by not taking itself seriously, and at the same time keep you on your toes gameplay-wise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lighting and reflective effects are truly impressive, sometimes on par with "Gran Turismo" or "Project Gotham Racing," while the courses have impressive texture work and detailed architecture all by themselves.