GamePower's Scores

  • Games
For 109 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Rowan's Battle of Britain
Lowest review score: 25 Golf Resort Tycoon
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 109
  2. Negative: 9 out of 109
109 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It is the kind of decent B-list thing that tides you over until another one of these A-list gems comes along.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If you've never played "Half-Life" or "Opposing Force," you'll be blissfully unaware that Blue Shift has the same weapons, the same monsters, and the same basic cast of characters. But it's still a blast to play.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While it's certainly not furthered by the annoying and continuous verbal patter of characters who bark such idiotic redneck-isms as "Yee-haw," "Hushpuppy," and "Hold onto your butt," Redneck Racing is a blast of short-term fun.
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    For the hour or so at a time that Pearl Harbor retains our interest, it is an immersive experience packed with just enough war-movie realism to achieve a sense of drama. Which means this would have made a fun shareware game or a much lower-priced bargain bin favorite.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Expands upon the original game by adding some much-needed variety and team-play action to the mix. The only problem is that, for an overly priced $30, gamers expect a bit more than a glorified mod that should have been in the game right from the get-go.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Do you like intuitive, point-and-click adventures with animated smart cursors and lots of fantastic locations? How about sophomoric humor and more gags about farts, dumps, boogers, and bodily functions than Ren has nose hairs?
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The design is visually engaging. The character and combat system are simple but with enough detail to give the player a sense of control. And the side quests keep things from getting too linear.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Suffers from Y.A.T.W. syndrome (Yours Against the World). ... at least give the computer opponents some pretense of fighting with one another instead of having some secret alliance to focus almost entirely on your units.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If you're a nostalgia buff looking for a good party game, The $100,000 Pyramid isn't a bad choice, especially considering the 20-buck price. But be warned: it's not a particularly engrossing one-player game.
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    At odds with what could've been serious subject matter is the stylish, silly presentation.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The many cut-scene cinematics are first-rate, the settings (despite the herky-jerky animations) look wonderful, and the rich incidental music works seamlessly with the story.
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A unique challenge.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Anachronox has a deep and satisfying noir sci-fi back story and genuinely well-wrought characterization. For all that, it is remarkably unengaging to play.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Aside from a couple of new moves and animations, there really is nothing here, and the tired 3-D engine and controls are bound to cause frustration to casual gamers and those without the patience Lara requires.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    There is a feeling of tension derived from negotiating through the bee's nest of enemies, regardless of how stupid the AI may be at times or how bad the voice acting.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    This is one game that deserved to go the customary real-time route without getting detoured along the way.
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It doesn't come close to the strategy, personality, and gameplay balance of Warcraft or the addictive depth of Diablo. Instead it's an amateurish copy.
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This may be the only pinball game that requires seatbelts.
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The real problem is the game's pacing and narrative. Atlantis plays like a zillion short clips from a much bigger, more cohesive game.
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The low-res, 640x480 graphics are a quaint throwback to the mid-'90s and the absence of any sort of independent camera control or alternate viewing options make for some pretty static gameplay environments.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A disappointing extension of his best seller.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A beautiful, yet vacant, "Resident Evil" rip-off full of annoying key hunts, obtuse and frustrating puzzles, and one of the worst "save game" functions ever. But, hey, it sure is pretty.
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But to ask players to embark upon mission after mission of mindless gunplay and nonsensical war-fighting tactics belittles the role of the B-17 in the air war over Europe ... to say nothing of the fact that it offers nothing in the way of originality.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it seems that Rebel Act might have bitten off more than it can chew. Although the swordplay is Blade Of Darkness' greatest strength, it's also its greatest weakness. The sluggish interface is the main problem.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An exercise in taking a shrewd idea, giving you an idea of how great it could be, and then making it frustrating beyond belief. There is a sad reverse alchemy the longer you play, in which gold is turned into dross.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fans of the earlier Heroes Of Might & Magic PC games, however, will be shocked at how dumbed-down their beloved strategy game has become on the PS2.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A distasteful plot combined with bitterly frustrating controls saps a lot of the fun out of what could have been a real winner.
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In baseball parlance, we figure we'll wait till next year.
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    On the final test of truth -- whether the AI can put forward a credible command -- Danger Forward falls drastically short.
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, in opposition to the title, the game offers little "thunder."
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a great game in theory. But, in practice, it's the equivalent of the broken Buddha statues you find on the map.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bland and dull.
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