GamePen's Scores

  • Games
For 248 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Kingdom Hearts
Lowest review score: 10 NFL Blitz 20-02
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 248
248 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From cover to cover this game was full of originality.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the Next Big Thing that roleplaying fans have been waiting for.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything in the game just reeks of shine and polish and though it's flawed in some areas, it's still one of the best games to come down the line this year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Mario Kart Super Circuit takes the crown from "Advance GTA" as the top portable racing title, and has finally topped the SNES version in regards to overall fun factor.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameplay is fast and furious-as it should be in a hockey game. If anything the gameplay is almost too fast.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not going to look and run as well as it does on an Athlon 1Ghz with a GeForce 2 Ultra, but for PlayStation 2 owners, it's one of the best FPS games out there at launch.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solid fighting gameplay coupled with some very good graphics.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Z-Axis and Acclaim have done something really special here in that they’ve turned an absolutely mundane sport, like rollerblading, and turned it into an exciting and exhilarating experience that you won’t soon want to put down.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a move that shows the team’s dedication to the project, the game sees a slew of updates, even though the game is nearly a year old...The game runs beautifully with the only negatives coming in the obvious lag issues that tend to plague online games.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’ll be given the pleasure of tricking and tearing your way through some of the most crazy and freakish settings that the sick minds at EA Sports BIG could conjure up in their conspicuously concealed laboratories.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cool expansion, offering some great additions and gameplay tweaks.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply amazing.
    • 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.