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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Lowest review score: 0 Britney's Dance Beat
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 446
446 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What sets this game apart from every other is the obscene amount of tweakage you can do to your character. [Dec 2003, p.70]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No, it's not revolutionary, but there's enough variety that it never feels monotonous or repetitive. [July 2003, p.54]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most well-rounded, option-rich football game in history. [A+: Sept 2002, p.51]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Probably the funniest new feature is the obsessed fan, who will pop up if you're not paying enough attention to your other fans... One of the best expansion packs. [Aug 2003, p.39]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nearly impossible to put down. [Aug 2003, p.37]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's amazing how much this game does well on top of its near-perfect controls. [Jan 2004, p.54]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Takes what was cool about the first installment and builds a gorgeous, challenging, and satisfying game around it. [Apr 2003, p.47]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are first rate, and the action is intensely frenetic. Most important, ROTK turns up the LOTR authenticity full blast. [Jan 2004, p.55]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For weeks, it's been the only game I've really wanted to play...The play experience is slow-paced, methodical and insanely tense. [Sept 2002, p.28]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's got some of the best visuals I've ever seen on the PS2. [Nov 2002, p.62]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With 71 freakin' songs, you'll be playing for months. [Dec 2002, p.70]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game throws a seemingly endless array of activities at you - all of them fun. [Apr 2003, p.49]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece, plain and simple. From the opening Pearl Harbor sequence, to the rain-soaked midnight raids, to the machine-gun-mounted elephant rides, Rising Sun oozes with jaw-dropping quality at every single turn.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The ability to level up the hero and his weapons, RPG style, is a brilliant addition to the franchise's gameplay. [Dec 2003, p.51]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best Sims expansion and a must-have for any Sims fan. [Jan 2004, p.66]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even the addition of crazy new Social moves like Break Dance and Booty Tease make interactions with other Sims much more fun than they were in previous titles.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More consistently intense than any previous Metroid game. [Jan 2003, p.63]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best handheld Castlevania games ever produced. Enthralling from start to finish, it's easily on par with "Castlevania SotN" for the PSOne. [Oct 2002, p.52]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The business, and if you even pretend to like RPGs in their purest form, you have to play it. [Oct 2003, p.51]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Far and away the best sports title to hit the GBA. [Nov 2002, p.68]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The puzzles are still clever, the dungeons are still brilliantly laid out, the control is spot-on, and the graphics still look sweet. [Jan 2003, p.64]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The greatest side-scrolling platform game ever made. [Dec 2002, p.75; A+]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Alone or with a friend, there's no better GBA puzzle game. [Apr 2003, p.43]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pretty much perfect... The whole thing is designed to make you want to play more. [Grade = A+; Nov 2003, p.68]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the closest a GBA Castlevania adventure has come to achieving "Symphony's" level of atmosphere, and it has a crazy power-up system that makes you want to keep playing and playing and playing. [June 2003, p.43]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The games (more than 200 total) are extraordinarily simple yet extremely fun... Wario Ware is so good, I get giddy just thinking about it. [June 2003, p.46]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like "Wario Ware," this is a perfect handheld game. Instantly playable. [Nov 2003, p.72]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Best GBA game I've ever played. A must-have. [Jan 2003, p.46]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A plethora of ultrasweet unlockables. [Feb 2003, p.45]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's nice to see an enhanced port that exceeds the original PC game in every way... A "Halo" beater? Definitely close - and definitely worth picking up. [July 2003, p.60]