GamePro's Scores

  • Games
For 4,571 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 EverQuest
Lowest review score: 10 Dive to the Titanic
Score distribution:
4,571 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What's important is that the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 successfully brings series newcomers up to speed, which I'm sure was BioWare's primary objective. All that's left now if for PS3 owners to decide whether it's really worth finding a way to dig up a copy of the original game on the Xbox 360 or PC ahead of the grand finale.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you don't have a PlayStation Move, you'll get some use out of Extraction with the Dual Shock, as well as a damned good impetus to jump on board with Sony's motion controller.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm normally not so hot on stat-based simulation games like this, but Game Dev Story grabbed me and refused to let go. The game strikes a perfect balance between offering a large enough variety of things to manage while simultaneously avoiding a situation in which there's just too much going on at once.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This highly anticipated sequel builds on the best parts of its predecessor, while introducing some notable new ways to innovate the familiar puzzle formula.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The touch-based lock-on controls work amazingly well, and as a result the game is a joy to play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The interface is expertly designed to work with a touch-screen, the graphics are fantastic, and the game itself is undeniably fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An art style similar to the one found in ngmoco's Rolando gives Plunderland an aesthetically pleasing visual style, and a dynamic physics system makes ship battles on stormy seas a ton of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of those games that I shouldn't play on the toilet, because I wind up squatting on the throne for far longer than necessary. Yes, Donut Games, that is a compliment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Astronut's developers clearly understand how to design for a touch-screen device. All the menus are well-organized and easy on the eyes, as is the actual in-game art. I particularly liked the collection mechanic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was pretty sure that I would get bored with Axe in Face after a level or two, but the introduction of special abilities like the lightning bolt and unique enemies that must be attacked in different ways added variety to the game and kept me hooked for several consecutive hours.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game works on both the iPhone and iPad, but I found myself accidentally touching the wrong block on more than one occasion on my iPod Touch, so the iPad has a bony leg up over its small-screen compadre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a well-made physics puzzler that only costs $.99. This rock-bottom price and the sheer fun that you'll derive from knocking down pins makes this absolutely worth it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Age of Zombies doesn't play that differently from any other shooter on the App Store, but it has enough personality to easily warrant my recommendation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is just a straight arcade experience, but it also has enough depth to warrant returning to numerous times.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you don't consider yourself to be a big poker fanatic, you should give this game a shot; the RPG elements will suck you in and change your opinion of what a card game can be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'll be honest -- this is not a game for people looking for a lightweight, pick-up-and-play baseball game. Despite its cutesy appearance, Superstars is about as hardcore of a simulation game as you can get.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I love that owners of both the iPad and iPhone version can play together regardless of which device they're using, and I think that the game's mix of old and new will make this a game that plenty of people will be able to get into.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blokus was released on the iPhone and iPod Touch earlier this year, but the iPad-only HD version of the game feels much better thanks to the increased screen acreage.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weirdly enough, although the console version of Dark Void was supposed to be the main focus for Capcom, this little side project turned out to be an arguably better game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes Dawn of Discovery unique is its art style, which makes gameplay look like a moving painting.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strategy and board game fans alike should keep an eye on this one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I never got bored with the shooting mechanics, mostly because leveling up to earn new skills and new guns is inherently fun. It goes without saying that fans of the first game are going to want to pick this one up, but I'd recommend anyone who likes shooters give it a spin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worthy of special mention is the original Iraqi-influenced musical score, which is both soothing and appropriate for the setting of the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The arcade-style nature of this release should make it appealing to most anyone, regardless of whether or not you especially like puzzle games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Incident is quirky without trying too hard, and its core conceit is a concept that's both wholly original and immediately engaging.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm highly impressed by how EA has managed to change up the formula of Mirror's Edge to work on a touch-screen device without losing the unique feel of the franchise, and if you were a fan of the console game you can't go wrong with this portable release.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a surprising amount of strategic depth to be found, and there's no greater joy than waiting until my opponents have ordered all their troops away from a base, then striking with a massive squadron of helicopters to steal everything the poor fools ever knew or loved.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I loved Osmos' ambient soundtrack, and I was impressed with the scope of some of the game's larger levels, especially when pinching to zoom out as far as possible.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This slick, retro-inspired platformer impresses with its responsive controls, addictive gameplay, and well-designed (if sometimes tough-as-nails) levels.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sector3 seems dedicated to supporting Fumes post-launch, so fans of physics-driven racers shouldn't hesitate to pick this one up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up and tough to put down, Wizard Hex is a novel and enjoyable board game concept that works well on iOS devices.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The crisp 2D art in Zombie Smash gives it a high-grade feel, but the music (composed by Chris Hülsbeck, who did the scores for the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series) is the real highlight of the show.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best thing about this release is the promise of continued support from Halfbrick, who have done an excellent job updating the iPhone version with free added content so far. Just admit it: going all kung-fu on some fruit is fun, so if you own an iPad, don't skip out on this HD re-release.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you own an iPhone, DS, or PSP, those are probably better platforms to play this on, but this iPad version is still a great game that perfectly captures the console GTA experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from its unfortunate lack of two-player options, this is a complete package that controls beautifully and has production values that could easily rival that of the Wii version's. Even if you're not a huge NBA fan, this is a basketball game that can stand on its own based purely on the fun offered by its mechanics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As I said in last week's roundup, this is one of my favorite games ever, and I hope that more people -- perhaps some from the younger generation of iPhone owners -- will discover one of Sega's best now that it's available on such a popular and accessible format.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, MvC3 is undeniably a fine product, the result of a labor of love from its creators, and, indirectly, the fanbase that supports them. I'm sure some will be dissatisfied -- if you're expecting to play MvC3 like tournament MvC2, you'll likely wind up disappointed
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If someone asks me to recommend them a good action-RPG for the iPhone, Dungeon Hunter 2 will likely be my chief suggestion. Sure, it has a few issues, but overall it boasts some major refinements over what was already a fun game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So yes, Tactics Ogre, I'm very, very sorry I've ignored you until now. You really are a classic that every fan of this genre should play and love.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With beautiful graphics, well designed maps, and user-friendly features like the ability to speed up the flow of time to minimize downtime make this an easy contender for the honor of best TD game on both the iPad and iPhone.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's really pretty incredible how dense this game is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have to admit that for nearly the entire time I played Super Mega Worm I had a smile on my face, and that's the best recommendation this reviewer can give.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly a strange bird in the world of shooters. It doesn't offer the rich backstory and characters of a game like BioShock, but damned if I didn't laugh countless times during the many outbursts of colorful language from its cast. Like its innovative predecessors, Bulletstorm goes against the grain of the popular norm, often in exciting and hilarious ways, and though it's not perfect, it's still one hell of a ride.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven't yet played a Donut Game's release, this is an excellent place to start.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor niggles aside, Champion stands alone as the most polished and playable boxing simulation ever released, with the new adjustments and additions easily prolonging Fight Night's relatively uncontested reign over the genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For one thing, it's 20% cheaper at $20 in comparison to the PC version's $25 price tag. When you factor in the Trophies that encourage you to tackle some of the game's puzzles and conversations in different ways, I offer the same level of recommendation for this iteration.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We Rule plays like a combination of Sim City and Farmville. Aside from a large variety of crops (which can take up to a day in real time to grow) that can be cultivated on a limited number of farm spaces, money can be made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is certainly guilty of holding your hand a bit too much, especially in the trials, but the strength of the writing and character development makes it all worth it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A scoring system that completely alters the visual style of the game adds to the unique flavor of Pix'n Love Rush, and the fast gameplay makes it a perfect "pick-up-and-play" sort of game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frog collecting isn't something that sounded appealing to me before playing this game, but NimbleBit has made it surprisingly addictive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fair loot distribution system rewards everyone in a party equally, and deaths result in a simple respawn at the entrance of a level, so I never got frustrated during my time with the game -- it's just good, simple fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like cleverly designed puzzle games with a decent amount of strategic depth, this is absolutely worth it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The second installment in Infinite Interactive's popular series of puzzle/RPG hybrids has finally hit iOS devices, and while it shines on the iPad's plentiful screen acreage, it struggles on smaller Apple devices.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no shortage of levels to play through, but I almost wish Backflip Studious would integrate some sort of playground mode that I can goof off in. Either way, this game is a lot of fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This highly entertaining, visceral experience that pretty much blows away every FPS I've recently played on anything resembling a handheld is cheaper than a big-brand cuppa joe.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kairosoft's follow-up to the ultra-addictive Game Dev Story retains its predecessor's innovative gameplay and sees the introduction of some nifty new flourishes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its PixelJunk Shooter series, Q-Games has created some fascinating, beautiful worlds that are fun to explore and play in. And to its credit, PixelJunk Shooter 2 manages to successfully do what every sequel hopes to accomplish -- improve on the original in almost every way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a quick and challenging puzzler that delivers gameplay we haven't seen before on the App Store, and I'd call it one of the best original puzzlers I've played on my iPod Touch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Because of its genuine old-school vibe and high difficulty level, gamers new to the Bit.Trip series may be immune to Flux's charms. But if you're up to the challenge and are looking for a downloadable title with a true retro feel with some stellar, rave-inspiring music, you will have a blast with Bit.Trip Flux.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having never played Torchlight on the PC before, I was floored by everything the game had to offer. The looting, the character progression, and the addictive combat -- all wrapped up in an attractive bow with a low price point -- make for one fun game that you shouldn't pass up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This fast-paced action game has a slick retro aesthetic, and is sure to keep players coming back with its varied and challenging gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've been looking for something to fill the void that 1 vs. 100 left behind and you're into Texas Hold 'Em, even on a casual level, Full House Poker is a must buy. Fun card-playing action, plenty of game modes, customizable features, and a chance to give your lonely Xbox Avatar someone to play with make it hard to pass up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After playing Crysis 2 for 20+ hours in the span of just two days, I'm still not sick of the game. Crysis 2 is a riveting first-person shooter I highly recommend to fans of the genre, as well as those looking for something to showcase the might of their 3DTV. It ain't perfect, but Crysis 2 has plenty to offer both fans of multiplayer and gamers who prefer a well-crafted solo campaign.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All things considered, though, Yakuza 4 is an excellent title that proves why this series, underappreciated as it is, is one of the crown jewels in Sega's current game lineup.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The prerendered scenery would be stunningly beautiful if it wasn’t so darn creepy—it’s some of the best scenery on the PlayStation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alundra's off-the-hook action and challenging gameplay elevate it to must-have RPG status. Wake up and buy the game... missing out may cause you to have nightmares.[Feb 1998]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything from the story line to the sword-slashing gameplay is both fun and captivating, launching Musashi into the realm of outstanding PlayStation RPGs with "Final Fantasy VII" and "Breath of Fire III."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A good story, engaging characters, a vast array of magic elements and weapons, and a beautiful world that can be explored in two dimensions.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its cool story line, kick-ass muscle cars, and high-speed action make it a ride you won't want to miss.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The foot-tapping techno music tracks accompany each stage perfectly, and the sound effects shine with a plethora of explosions and other sounds of destruction.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sound in GT2 is again top notch. The cars sound real, down to minute changes in tone after you make high-powered modifications.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an enormous world to explore, a great variety of puzzles, and a whole lot of humor, Grandia is sure to please any RPG fan who hungers for hours of immersing gameplay and puzzle solving.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be the flashiest RPG of the year, but it's definitely one of the best, with its solid combination of terrific gameplay and a compelling story.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A killer Hot Pursuit mode challenges you to evade marauding cops, and while the two-player split-screen mode suffers from a little slowdown, it's definitely playable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can get past the fact that it's all Porsche this time around, Porsche Unleashed is a classy game with a lot of depth at its core.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Abe’s delivers a combo of innovative, strategy-filled gameplay and eye-popping graphics that makes tolerating these problems worthwhile.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Parasite Eve will leave you thrilled, chilled, and a little hungry, but it’s well worth the price of admission.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you aren't familiar with the Revelations series this is the perfect chance to jump into a deep, exciting new experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For newcomers to the series, there's never been a better time to get scared.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of SH's coolest features is its excellent Dual Shock support: The controller beats like a heart, thumping harder when you're close to death, and its responsiveness keeps you in command.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For puzzle action, Puzzle Fighter has the goods - especially in the two-player mode.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a gamer who isn't' into twitch action, but you want something a little more intense than an RPG, step into Tenchu's dojo.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hardcore fighting fans will find depth within these hallowed halls, and casual brawlers will find the controls forgiving and fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent commentary by Pat Summeral and John Madden coupled with some nice music in the menu system and good layer sounds make this game music to your ears.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It shows a lot more polish and precision than previous versions, and will give you hours of hard checking NHL and international team competition.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Be warned, some parts will frustrate you to the point of anger, but there's no shame in infinite continues.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Translates very well to the home. Boogie down!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mud, the jumps, the skids, and fun track designs make Colin McRae Rally 2.0 one very enjoyable racing title.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay still delivers thrilling combat that’s focused less on stealth and much more on action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jump at the second chance and get this one while you can. There’s no other game like it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Complete with a unique visual scheme, engrossing story, and vibrant characters, the effect of Retro Helix will be felt for quite some time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge arsenal of moves and a ridiculous number options - some great, some not so great - add tons of replay value and make Smackdown 2, making it a virtual no-brainer for wrestling fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to fresh physics challenges, ample combo lines, and trick-filled locales, Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX is the game to get.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Features all the addictive multi-player mayhem of its previous incarnations, but the impact is slightly diminished by limited one-player games and inexplicable load times.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers the goods for a perfect arcade-to-home port, while the game’s console-exclusive features deserve a gaming medal of honor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And even in its diminutive form, the game feels exactly the same as it always has—pros, cons, and all.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The generic blend of fantasy elements doesn't detract from the fact that this is a fast-paced, compelling, excellently designed strategy game. Try it if you found "Advance Wars" too simple and "Final Fantasy Tactics" too complex.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it’s not quite as deep as the older SNES game, there’s still a whole lot to like, and with so many potential character customization options it’ll keep you preoccupied for many, many an hour.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The character designs are awesome, the soundtrack is solid, and the controls are perfect... It strikes the right balance between pick-up-and-play and in-depth strategy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Super Dodge Ball Advance really shines is in two-player link mode where all the most intense action occurs.