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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Out of the Park Baseball 4
Lowest review score: 10 Earthworm Jim 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 248
248 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's certainly pretty, its basic strengths and weaknesses still come through, just like other surgical enhancements in southern California.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replay value and game length should not and can not be interpreted from how many times it takes you to get through a mission because of the insane difficulty level. By the last few missions you are literally ready to tear your hair out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This ain't no Final Fantasy where you are told who to be and where to go, this is real role playing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If a game’s success is measured by 4 am mornings with Red Bull leaking from your mouth, then Dark Summit is a keeper.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When I do click play, I find it very hard to stop.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I wasn’t wowed with the graphics or blown away with the gameplay, but it kept me in front of the monitor. If you enjoyed the first you’ll enjoy this one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has some great fighting elements as well as some of the elements from the Thief series and finally some adventure elements. Add that to a pretty good graphics engine and sound, and you have yourself a darn good game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you think back to the days when you plunked quarter after quarter into the SM series of games (or played them on the NES) with fondness, you'll have a ball reliving it with a fresh coat of paint.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Control is very easy and intuitive. For the coolest dunk you’ll have to press no less than five buttons at one time plus the d-pad, but it is definitely worth it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Driving the Interceptor is really easy so even those who aren’t into driving games can pick this up easily. The graphics are nicely done and it runs pretty smoothly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’ve had a lot of fun with Beach Spikers and if you have 3 friends, you can really have a blast with hot 2-on-2 action, if you know what I mean.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only is this game a veritable orgy of enjoyment, it also manages to look and feel just as appealing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pirates is an excellent game in one regard; it allows you a great deal of freedom to explore and to complete the game at your own pace.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AoW2 has the “just one more turn” quality common to many great turn-based games like "Civilization" and "Master of Orion."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don’t mind unique ideas and simple game play, then you can’t go wrong with Super Monkey Ball.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a no-frills, number-crunching, "old school" 4X strategy game, pull up a chair and relax. You're gonna be here for a while.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very enjoyable but short on depth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most stunning aspect of the game, though, is the graphics and, especially, the animation. Everything is in meticulous 3D, from the map screen to the battles. In battles, though, is where the animation really shines.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sense of speed and immersion is compelling, squealing around tight corners is a joy due to perfect control and the races themselves will keep players' knuckles white as they try to evade every day traffic while still outracing the cops and smashing their components into buildings.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the game isn’t much of a challenge for me, I still find it incredibly addictive and fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the XBOX being the most powerful console, frame rate problems still plague the game...Still fun to play even with the AI problems and control scheme on the XBOX.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The expansion really adds nothing more to the game's mechanics, which isn't a bad thing. It's sole purpose is to conclude the series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An arcade racer with tight controls and graphics, plays great and a blast to watch.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player campaign alone makes it worth buying, and the powerful fanbase that already existed before the game was even released is a definite plus.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great shooter, the best that has come my way in over a year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stupid, brainless fun for the frag-inclined masses, but--no--it's not "Halo Live."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of how it compares to other music games I play, Frequency is a nice little title that some people will find quite addicting. Like most music games, though, gameplay can be quite tedious.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun game that has no serious flaws except for horrendously long loading times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The largest problem with this game seems to be the difficulty. The end-game bosses are seriously some of the hardest I’ve ever seen in a fighting game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable game, to be sure, but it could have been so much more.

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