GameNow's Scores

  • Games
For 446 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Anarchy Online: Shadowlands
Lowest review score: 0 Batman: Dark Tomorrow
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 446
446 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
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    Gone are the days when bouncing off another car to make a turn was acceptable. In Thunder 2004, you can still pull crap like that, but don't be surprised if your victim stuffs you into the wall on the next lap. [Oct 2003, p.63]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    A brilliant fighting game, perhaps second only to "Soul Calibur II." [Sept 2003, p.53]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    This is the kind of game that literally makes you forget you're playing a game, leaving you barely aware of your body and just totally consumed by the action onscreen.
    • 92 Metascore
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    This is the kind of game that literally makes you forget you're playing a game, leaving you barely aware of your body and just totally consumed by the action onscreen.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Great sequel for the one and only city sim game out there. [A+; Apr 2003, p.45]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    The best looking, most fluid portrayal of football you can find. [A: Sept 2002, p.50]
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    • 94 Metascore
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    Without question, the year's best football game...again. [Oct 2003, p.61]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    A brilliantly executed first-person adventure. [Oct 2003, p.64]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    SCII is a rare thing. It has expertly designed fighting mechanics, a gorgeous graphical presentation, and a magnitude of features and play modes... The fighting still feels perfect. [Grade = A+; Sept 2003, p.48]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    From the incredible visual presentation to the frenetic action to the jaw-dropping effects and pulse-pounding music, XIII is where it's at.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Simply the coolest first-person shooter -- ever. [Dec 2003, p.58]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    This third game in the snowboarding series features a complete overhaul, dropping the whole race-circuit idea and taking a more open-ended, Grand Theft Auto–like approach to snowboard competition. [Grade = A+]
    • 91 Metascore
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    The writing is sharp enough to make sense of the fact that, at one point, you find yourself fighting ninjas in the middle of a tornado in Akron, Ohio. [Jan 2003, p.67]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    You won't be getting an all-new classic here, but you'll be getting a classic nonetheless. [August 2002, p.38]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    It's 2K3 or bust if you're a serious hoop head. [Dec 2002, p.70]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    When you venture online, newbie ensigns should have better survival rates, thanks to a crackdown on cheating and the new ranking system. [Dec 2003, p.60]
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    • 79 Metascore
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    Fans will appreciate the inventive dynamics and interactions that Unleashed brings to the original game. [Dec 2002, p.76]
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    • 94 Metascore
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    Even the simple removal of the two-minute timer brings an unrestrained joyous expression to my face. [Jan 2003, p.50]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    You can play this game for more than 80 hours before you find everything, and more important, you'll actually want to play it for that long. [Dec 2003, p.48]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    Speaking of realistic, the checking and board play in 2K3 is light-years beyond anything else on the market. [Jan 2003, p.54]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    The most remarkable change may be this year's Season mode, which sets a new standard for wrestling games. [Jan 2003, p.48]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    Brings together all the best bits from every other driving game of the past five years. [A+; Nov 2002, p.64]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    It's an uncomfortably tense, uncannily realistic stealth game that's arguably better than "Metal Gear Solid 2." [May 2003, p.47]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    The only possible drawback to Winning Eleven 6 is that you must be knowledgeable about real soccer to succeed. [Apr 2003, p.53]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    You simply must find a way to play it. [Jan 2003, p.44]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    One of the great things about this MMORPG is that it's just <I>massive</I>. [Grade = A+]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    The most inventive, entertaining action-platform set pieces I've ever seen in a 3D world... One of the best games of 2003. [Nov 2003, p.50]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    The game actually generates emotions: fear of the unknown, an impending sense of dread, and utter confusion due to the mind-bending plot. [Jan 2004, p.56]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    A wealth of multiplayer modes and minigame-like challenges give Murray the replay value of 10 lesser titles. [July 2003, p.58]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    It feels like a new game, so you'd better start rethinking your strategies, 'cause the old ones ain't gonna work anymore... A must for fans of "Warcraft III." [Sept 2003, p.62]
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