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 Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II
Lowest review score: 0 Unlimited Saga
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 446
446 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about it is totally right: The A.I. is brilliant, the graphics are hot, and the game modes are fresh and original. [June 2003, p.40]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphical style is truly innovative, something I haven't been able to say about a game in a long time - it truly looks like a manga come to life. [Oct 2003, p.47]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Cooler still, you can fire a weapon called a sticky bomb that plants itself on a wall and detonates when you hit your GBA's A button. [June 2003, p.42]
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The variety this setup offers is unprecedented. [August 2002, p.50]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We never would have thought that adding some multiplayer functions to a 23-year-old arcade game would result in one of the most fun and addictive games out there, but Pac-Man Vs. is just that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    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]
    • 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. [Jan 2003, p.48]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You won't find a smoother hockey game. [Oct 2003, p.61]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's an interactive nightmare, complete with off-kilter logic and unnerving imagery, both of which are bound to stay with you for weeks. [Sept 2003, p.52]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The technical courses can get devilishly demanding. [Sept 2003, p.53]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You're really going to have to learn which units to use, when to use them, and how to use them effectively. [Nov 2003, p.64]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite its brevity and lack of good multiplayer, though, Call of Duty is easily one of the most fun shooters I've played all year. [Jan 2004, p.66]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A cool, easy-to-play space sim that lets you do whatever you want. [May 2003, p.44]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Imagine that Rainbow Six is "Splinter Cell" injected full of steroids...you get the same stealthy action, but it's pumped up on reality. [June 2003, p.57]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Expect some of the coolest levels out there, a slew of amazing characters, and something lacking from many games today: a sense of humor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The graphic detail of the levels is astounding, the sounds all have the "oomph" and there's enough variety in the game types to keep you busy. [Dec 2002, p.78]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sure, you won't be spending "Final Fantasy X"-calibur time with it, but it's a good way to kill a dozen or so hours. [Sept 2002, p.30]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Few hack-n-slash games feature the depth, strategy, and thrill of Dynasty 4. [May 2003, p.48]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It provides really, really good wrestling gameplay without the soul-rotting WWE crap. [Apr 2003, p.48]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A stellar translation. [Feb 2003, p.40]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Bottom line: if you like to have fun, play Rygar. [Jan 2003, p.54]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're into epic insanity, giant robots, and turn-based combat, you'll love it. [Mar 2003, p.48]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A bloody, intense game that almost perfectly captures all of the excitement of the world's premiere fighting sport. [Mar 2003, p.49]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Truly revolutionary...We wish Kri was longer, but it's great while it lasts. [August 2002, p.36]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In general, Generals is "Command & Conquer," just a lot more of it. [Apr 2003, p.45]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you've never played this series before, Fusion will have you searching the bargain bins for the original PSone titles. [June 2002, p.62]