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 Out of the Park Baseball 4
Lowest review score: 10 Earthworm Jim 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 251
251 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    That is the real problem with Dark Planet, it doesn’t do anything that might keep me interested in playing it (and with over 40 missions it should be trying to).
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To be blunt, the game just isn't fun without the gun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I cannot look past the fact that simply playing the game is a chore.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a single-player experience that rivals most of today’s other RTS games… look elsewhere.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The A.I. is one of the worst parts of the game; computer players just stand around like they’re bored, including those on your team.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game seems to have no structure to it whatsoever, and that’s before you begin to question why the hell you’re delivering unknown packages in the first place.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I’d compare the enjoyment once can get from Creature Isle to that of sitting on a cross Atlantic flight for 14 hours in a seat next to a crying baby. It’ll have you raving to your friends for hours, but for all the wrong reasons.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's merely a re-run of countless action games that have come before it: a futuristic setting with lots of weapons, shooting, and running around... but not much after that.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is one of the poorest expansion packs for any game in recent memory. It’s so bad, in fact, that I want my money back.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    These points don't raise the game from mediocrity, but they at least make some aspects of the game interesting enough to keep going... if you've got the patience and don't mind the boring parts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Under-whelming, at best.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problem with the Xbox version is that the defensive AI is atrocious.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The AI of your friends is completely laughable as you will witness them stuck behind doors and other obstacles in non-stop walking animation, jump off cliffs and bridges for no reason, and fall out of the sky beside you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is just devoid of fun.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With Real Pool 2’s timed shots, choppy graphics, obtuse camera control and bland technology upgrades the game feels like Kinda Real But Not Really Pool.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A.I. can range from tolerable to unbearable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If "Gran Turismo 3 A-spec" was like opening Christmas presents as a kid, then Le Mans 24 Hours is a lot like getting mugged.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It seemed like Midway wanted EVERYONE, no matter how bad they are, to be in the race. This might appeal to those who aren’t really good at this game, but it just takes away any skill needed to be a good racer and almost leaves it to blind and random luck.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Saying that Knockout Kings requires extreme wit is almost as heinous as claiming that George W. Bush is the most intelligent man on the planet, it just ain't gonna happen.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So, we have annoying sound, minimalist save features, poor dialogue and voice acting, clumsy controls, and frustrating gameplay. Not exactly a recipe for success.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In the style of PC Gamer's David Manningesque vocabulary, Max Payne is the most forgettable action game in history. (I exaggerate, of course. It's only the most forgettable action game of the year.)
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And as if uninspired gameplay wasn’t enough, the game is chock full of the dandiest bugs this side of my bathtub. Let’s see - where to begin. Clipping, bad frame rates, stuck fighters, horrid camera movement, moves that just don’t work and sluggish controls.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    At all costs, do not expose yourself to the undying horror known as Triple Play 2002.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    No matter how you look at it, this game is crap...I shudder at the thought that people might spend time even reading about this game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I hate Shaun Palmer’s Pro Snowboarder, I curse the day it was conceived and I wish a horrible holiday season upon all of those who were involved in it’s production.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This game is so ugly that it looks like it’s been beaten like a red-headed stepchild that managed to hit every branch on the ugly tree.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It’s like on your 16th birthday where you’re expecting a set of keys that will unlock a brand new car but instead you get an all-season bus pass. Except multiply that disappointment by about fifty times and you have what it feels like to play State of Emergency.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Unfortunately once the game starts the fun ends.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Have you ever played a game that was just so horribly bad that you couldn’t help but wonder why the game was ever released in the first place? A game so horrible that it could literally bring a grown man to tears over the amount of frustration and pain that it caused?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    This is a great game just as long as you keep it away from your PC. It is only until it comes in contact with a PC-Cdrom drive that it is able to spread it’s evils across your office or living room...Horrible in every single meaning of the word.