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 Super Monkey Ball 2
Lowest review score: 0 Batman: Dark Tomorrow
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 446
446 game reviews
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    The delicate balance of combat and exploration is done to perfection. [Sept 2003, p.61]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    The battles are as chaotic and dynamic as "Halo's," but they're in the air... A must-play game. [Jan 2004, p.64]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    The reason why you bought an Xbox. It's dark, it's loaded with depth, and it's absolutely gorgeous. [Jan 2003, p.56]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    The most well-rounded, option-rich football game in history. [A+: Sept 2002, p.51]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    A thoughtful, grand-scale adventure that's not afraid to test your patience. [Dec 2002, p.60]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    Voice chat makes this the best version of PSO by far. [July 2003, p.61]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    Packed with so many new features, you might not pop the disc out of your machine for months. [Jan 2003, p.55]
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    • 90 Metascore
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    Hands-down the best racing game yet to hit Xbox. [Jan 2004, p.62]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    Astonishing. [Feb 2003, p.48]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    Addictive, graphically polished, and full of unlockables, NBA Street Vol. 2 is a surefire hit. [May 2003, p.51]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    Everything a good sports title should be. We'd love to see online play in 2005, but this is a true diamond. [May 2003, p.51]
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    • 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.
    • 92 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.
    • 81 Metascore
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    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.
    • 78 Metascore
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    To my shock, Nightfire is every bit as good as "Goldeneye." [Dec 2002, p.56]
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    • 65 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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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    • 97 Metascore
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    It doesn't matter if you've never played a Metroid game before - Prime will kick your ass and unrelentingly own you. [A+; Jan 2003, p.62]
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    • 96 Metascore
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    The most exciting action-adventure title available on any current system... A masterpiece. [A+; Apr 2003, p.41]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    Plays like a direct descendant of "Ocarina of Time;" it's a fun, fast-paced adventure, packed to the brim with interesting puzzles and exciting action sequences. [Nov 2002, p.46]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    An insanely well-made kart game with tight controls, great tracks, and some sweet multiplayer action...quite possibly GameCube's best game this holiday season. [Grade = A+; Dec 2003, p.72]
    • 92 Metascore
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    If you don't enjoy Mario Sunshine, your GameCube should be taken away. [Oct 2002, p.70 - A+]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    Simply said: This remake is a horror masterpiece. [June 2002, p.61]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    The Skies experience is bright, poppy, and exciting. [Feb 2003, p.50]
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    • 92 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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    • 92 Metascore
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    The most well-rounded, option-rich football game in history. [A+: Sept 2002, p.51]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    License aside, this is the best golf title I've ever played. If you dig the sport and don't have a GameCube, it's time to buy one. [Oct 2003, p.48]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    The game is darn near perfect but BAM!...AH! All right, already! There's nothing to complain about here. XIII is a blast to play...even if it's so cool, it will kick your butt.
    • 89 Metascore
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    I couldn't stop playing F-Zero GX. It's refreshing to see a racing game ditching the sim elements that seem to be a prerequisite nowadays in favor of more arcadey gameplay. [Oct 2003, p.46]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    One of the best multi-player experiences on this, or any other, system. [Oct 2002, p.36]
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