GameNow's Scores

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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 Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
Lowest review score: 0 Batman: Dark Tomorrow
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 443
443 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The city in the Glitter Oasis level quickly morphs into barren roads and cliffs, making an initially fun level barren, bleak, and boring. [August 2002, p.48]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's just too darn short. It's not even as difficult as its PS2 counterpart, so you'll blow through it relatively quickly. [Jan 2003, p.65]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Naval battles are where Pirates shines. The game's ocean settings look spectacular, with some of the most gorgeous graphics on Xbox. [Sept 2003, p.56]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Other than the lackluster practice mode, everything in FIFA 2004 is spot-on.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What I like most about The Hulk is the fact that the Hulk plays the way you'd expect him to. [July 2003, p.53]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Brilliant battle system - arguably one of the finest ever devised. [Apr 2003, p.50]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    More than any strategy game I've played, DT2 forces you to think five moves ahead at all times. [Nov 2003, p.52]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Certainly should garner awards for technical achievement. [Dec 2002, p.58]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The brain teasers are deviously well designed and they are perfectly suited for a portable adventure. [May 2003, p.37]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Among the fastest and most intricate 2D fighting games in existence. [Mar 2003, p.48]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, his powers don't keep these areas from being severely linear. But there's enough to do that it stays fresh. [Dec 2003, p.58]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A fun game that's worth playing, whether you download it for free or buy it. [July 2003, p.63]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Games this intense are rare, and DMC2's minor flaws are well worth dealing with. [Mar 2003, p.45]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once you begin figuring out the combo system and how to manipulate the dice, Bombastic becomes oddly addictive. [Sept 2003, p.54]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A really good game, despite the fact that Mickey Mouse is the main character. I just wish it was longer.[Oct 2003, p.52]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Lacks that essential feeling of impact. [Feb 2003, p.42]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A standard 2D fighting game - not as deep or involved as your typical Capcom fighter - but it's still fun to play. [May 2003, p.45]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Has great graphics, but is painfully low on actual gameplay. [Mar 2003, p.52]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a clone, this game comes far closer to its inspiration (in terms of quality and entertainment value) than any of the other wannabes on the market. [August 2002, p.40]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While Disgaea sure isn't as elegant and polished a game as "FFTA," it's definitely fun. [Oct 2003, p.58]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    My biggest beef with Wario World is that it's over too quickly... If you love looking for secrets, though, Wario World is a great diversion. [July 2003, p.47]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game is utterly and completely insane. [June 2003, p.54]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's all about the weapons... And they're all pretty rad. [Feb 2003, p.48]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Simple, straightforward fun. [Dec 2002, p.70]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    My only dis (negative comment) goes to the control and camera, which are both kinda whack (somewhat sluggish), and Timmy's all Fat Albert, yo (moves like a sack of bricks). [Jan 2004, p.50]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It would have been nice for Rockstar to learn from past mistakes instead of rehashing them. Still, no other game on any platform better mimics the look and feel of Hong Kong action films.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, if you're like me, you'll find yourself living with these problems just because of Auto Modellista's solid online aspects, and right now, that's what every online racing fan needs. [June 2003, p.48]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's beautiful, it's fun, and it's hilarious to boot. [Jan 2004, p.59]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once you get bored with the combat, Lament of Innocence will get pretty tedious. But luckily, the combat is pretty cool. [Dec 2003, p.52]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Our primary gripe against the game, however, is the length: veteran gamers will be able to beat it in a matter of hours. [June 2002, p.88]
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