GamePen's Scores

  • Games
For 251 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Lowest review score: 10 Operation Blockade
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 251
251 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are phenomenal making it the best-looking football game out there. Gameplay is pretty good and playing with up to eight others via the multi-tap is a blast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the graphics to the sound to the razor sharp control and even the international broadcast standards, this game has it all.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The email system is the new way that an owner is given important breaking information, trade requests. The system is absolutely dynamite...The premiere text baseball sim on the market. Check it out.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sound is very disturbing in a Nine Inch Nails sort of way—very cool and very brooding, fitting in perfectly with the game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    SSX
    The courses are well designed, the control is fantastic, and the graphics will ruin your eyes for every other PS2 launch game. Mix all that in with a game that is just flat out fun to play and you've got a recipe for hours of drooling in front of your TV, PS2 controller in hand, wetnaps close by.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The voice acting is simply amazing. Unlike most video games, much of the voice acting is done by fairly famous names, including Joe Pantoliano, Michael Rapaport, Kyle MacLachlan... Each delivers some of the best voice acting found in anything animated, let alone video games.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Take the same awesome game play from the first two incarnations, pump up the frame rate to a blistering 60 frames per second, add larger more addictive levels that are full of life and imagination, and enhance the graphics.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the Next Big Thing that roleplaying fans have been waiting for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You’ll be hard pressed to find another game that even comes close to matching the quality found in Kingdom Hearts. Games just don’t come as beautiful and well thought out as this, it’s a virtual masterpiece that excels in every way possible.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best part of the whole thing is, you become so comfortable with the controls that the movements feel like a natural extension of your body. You’ll find your self ducking your head every time a bullet whizzes by you during a gunfight.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ICO
    A game that just does everything right. Story, pacing, graphics, gameplay—all of these combine artfully to make a gaming experience that supercedes any other game I’ve come across this year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I loved Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, as I've loved every other Castlevania game. The gameplay, which is the most important factor in a game, is right on.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its combination of easy controls, high replayability, and large depth, will keep players coming back for more for a long time to come.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are amazing - as in better than what you've seen on a PC. They are just incredible to look at and you'll drool in awe.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though the game is more than three months old it still manages to retain a special part on my shelf, the part that never gathers dust. As it stands right now, we have an early contender for my vote of Game of the Year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "NASCAR Heat" and "Project Gotham Racing" had their graphical moments, but they can't hold a candle to RalliSport Challenge. This game is incredible in how gorgeous it is.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From cover to cover this game was full of originality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked the first three games in the series, you’re going to love Heroes of Might and Magic IV.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Believe me, if you play baseball or enjoy watching it, you’ll love this game—it has that certain something that makes you play ‘just one more’ time and time again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You wouldn’t think stats would be such a big deal in an arcade over the top game, but they’re here – by player and by team. Pretty impressive – I wasn’t expecting that at all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game kicks ass, some SERIOUS ASS!!...A perfect game for the gamer who really don’t care too much about solving a bunch of puzzles and would rather mow down literally hundreds of enemies per level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can’t tell you how much fun it is to check your best friend over the boards and into the stands. That alone is worth the price of admission for me.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As I allowed the game to grow on me I began to realize just how completely awesome this game is.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002 does so many things right that it’s hard to imagine any golf game that existed before it, "Links" included.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever the designers' intentions, the music is well done and a perfect companion when you catch one of those vistas I told you about.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With stunning graphics and superb gameplay, Starfighter succeeds in rescuing the franchise from movie license purgatory.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The enemy AI is the most advanced enemy AI in a game yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps most impressive are the stellar animations. I don’t want to exaggerate, but the animation is perhaps the best of any sports game currently on the PS2.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is also a rare case where a console-to-PC port actually turned out for the better.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What started out as a 10-minute compatibility check turned into an all-night rampage, after I got past all the bugs that is.