GameNow's Scores

  • Games
For 443 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Madden NFL 2003
Lowest review score: 0 Britney's Dance Beat
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 443
443 game reviews
    • 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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    Addictive, graphically polished, and full of unlockables, NBA Street Vol. 2 is a surefire hit. [May 2003, p.51]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    It's got some of the best visuals I've ever seen on the PS2. [Nov 2002, p.62]
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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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    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Ikaruga owns you. It's hard as heck, but it's also a pleasure to play and watch. Don't wuss out; play it. [May 2003, p.41]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 94 Metascore
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    Without question, the year's best football game...again. [Oct 2003, p.61]
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    • 94 Metascore
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    Pretty much perfect... The whole thing is designed to make you want to play more. [Grade = A+; Nov 2003, p.68]
    • 95 Metascore
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    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]
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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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    • 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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    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Like "Wario Ware," this is a perfect handheld game. Instantly playable. [Nov 2003, p.72]
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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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    • 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&#150;like approach to snowboard competition.
    • 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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    • 91 Metascore
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    The greatest side-scrolling platform game ever made. [Dec 2002, p.75; A+]
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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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    • 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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    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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    • 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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    • 87 Metascore
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    The business, and if you even pretend to like RPGs in their purest form, you have to play it. [Oct 2003, p.51]
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    • 68 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.
    • 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]
    • 90 Metascore
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    Best GBA game I've ever played. A must-have. [Jan 2003, p.46]
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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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    • 95 Metascore
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    The most well-rounded, option-rich football game in history. [A+: Sept 2002, p.51]
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