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 Tiny Wings
Lowest review score: 10 Dive to the Titanic
Score distribution:
4,571 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is rare that a game this difficult can be this entertaining, but Ecco delivers the goods with a huge splash.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are no branching pathways or mulitiple endings, but if you're looking for a rip-roaring adventure, you can't go wrong.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the best looking fighting game ever, with nuances like muscle rippling, facial expressions of pain, fear, and anger, and caustic lighting effects that dazzle the eyes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You've never played a fighting game or wrestling title like this. UFC is the best man-to-man combat title ever, on any system.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gather your friends around and get over yourselves; you are about to have fun playing tennis.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is sweet music to all of your senses, combining visual and audio splendor to a degree that few adventures have achieved. This is one classic for the Dreamcast library that no one will forget.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Has it all—Spider-Man not only looks, sounds, and plays remarkably well, but it also places you firmly in the comic-book world of its hero.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The intuitive controls have been retained, but to enhance the original's sim-like feel, a slice button has been added and the serves are a little more difficult to perfect.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Continues to deliver well-balanced pigskin fun with awesome graphics, intuitive controls, numerous options, and lightning-fast onscreen action.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best basketball games ever on any console…period.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With improvements made over the already incredible "NFL 2K," this year's NFL game on the Dreamcast is all a football fan could wish for.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With insane amounts of selectable characters and play options, what can possibly be done to top it?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV 3D is an excellent fighting game that packs a reasonable challenge in one-player mode, but truly excels in multiplayer mode, where its lag-free fighting is surprisingly effective and fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Brotherhood is the best showcase yet for the series' formidable quality and range, with an excellent campaign and an equally intriguing online approach, and while I hope the next one actually answers some questions, I can't begrudge Ubisoft in the slightest for giving us one more memorable voyage with Ezio.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bigger, tougher, and funnier, Portal 2 manages to expand on its perfectly succinct predecessor in just about every way. Boasting two excellent campaigns, each rife with satisfying puzzles and even more satisfying "Eureka!" moments, Valve's latest is an absolute must-own, plain and simple.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you've ever had dreams of being a wartime tank commander, you just absolutely have to try it out.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a bold, cinematic step forward in a genre that's dying for innovation, and its implementation of the MotionScan technology is truly a game-changer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 embodies everything that's good about PC development, and everything that makes it, in my mind, the best platform out there. It tells a mature tale full of intrigue, mystery, and frustrating but satisfying combat, and while it is difficult (remember, there is no shame in playing on easy if you're having trouble; no one's going to take your gamer cred away from you for doing so), it's bound to please any RPG player who gives it a try.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a bold, cinematic step forward in a genre that's dying for innovation, and its implementation of the MotionScan technology is truly a game-changer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Still, Terraria is a great adventure, one of the best sandbox games around, and an absolute steal for ten bucks on Steam. It's well worth checking out for anyone, regardless of how they feel about Minecraft. Despite having one fewer dimension, Terraria hides greater depth than its 3D cousin.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful puzzle game with loads of challenge and plenty of variety. Each level will force you to think differently and develop new tactics solve them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The question isn't if it's worth your time. It clearly is. The real question is if -- for only ten dollars -- you're ready to spend every free second you have in front of your computer, dominated by Critical Mass. It might be a blasphemous comparison, but this is an obsession of mine that's nearing Tetris proportions.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is a great value considering everything you get for only $10. A funny and fun title with tons of personality, Twisted Pixel has yet again shown its skill at being able to develop interesting characters and addictive gameplay in downloadable form.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bastion isn't just one of the year's best title[s]. It's also one of the best stories you'll see in an indie game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you buy just one tower defense game this year, well, knock yourself out. But if you want a really good action game with some tower defense, some great scoring challenges, some wonderful multiplayer support, some great graphics, and a wonderful sense of humor, you can't go wrong with Toy Soldiers: Cold War.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game looks fantastic and the touch controls are quicker and more precise than its PC counterpart's mouse. Its glorious mix of tactics and action is both instantly accessible and deceptively deep. An anomaly indeed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What makes Monolith's game such a stellar experience is the fact that everything it does dramatically improves and innovates the RPG genre. Xenoblade gives the player a whole world to interact with and explore, removing boundaries and convenient game design choices for the sake of fun and immersion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A landmark sports game. Not only is it the greatest football game we've yet seen, it's a masterclass in how to capture the essence of a sport. From they way it looks to the way it makes you think about how you play the game, FIFA 12 is brilliant, through and through.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A landmark sports game. Not only is it the greatest football game we've yet seen, it's a masterclass in how to capture the essence of a sport. From they way it looks to the way it makes you think about how you play the game, FIFA 12 is brilliant, through and through.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In short, it's everything I could have hoped for in a (spiritual) successor to Demon's Souls. I'm pleased to recommend it to anyone who wants to see the medium pushed to its limits and beyond.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In short, it's everything I could have hoped for in a (spiritual) successor to Demon's Souls. I'm pleased to recommend it to anyone who wants to see the medium pushed to its limits and beyond.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The ultimate automotive playground. A place where car buffs can come together and enjoy virtually every aspect of car culture you can think of – and engage in fierce, beautifully articulated competition.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's a real sense of progression to Arkham City in its gameplay, in its story, in the variety of its missions (the abundance of open world side-quests will keep you busy for a long, long time), and in the evolution of its pointy-eared protagonist, that really deserves to be commended.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's a real sense of progression to Arkham City in its gameplay, in its story, in the variety of its missions (the abundance of open world side-quests will keep you busy for a long, long time), and in the evolution of its pointy-eared protagonist, that really deserves to be commended.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, the combination of a robust multiplayer, a surprisingly compelling co-op adventure, and a thrilling ten-hour single-player campaign add up to a title that is, quite simply, a must-own
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To the Moon is a rare treat in this current crop of game releases. It doesn't break new ground with its storytelling, and it won't drop jaws with its unfolding action, but that's exactly what makes it a different kind of game. It calls for a moment of your time, and your undivided attention. It involves a lot of reading and a very little strategy. It explores a human concept -- the dying wish -- and invites you to come along. It's simple, poignant, and full of heart.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The tired, princess-saving formula never seems to change, but somehow Nintendo makes every visit to the Mushroom Kingdom feel like the first time.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like every other game in the series, Skyrim is going to eat hundreds of hours of my gaming time over the next few years. It has that sense of wonder that makes he Elder Scrolls games so great, and with the changes to skills, the Shouts, and dual-wielding, I think any gamer is going to have a lot of fun with Skyrim (and its eventual expansions) as well.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Admittedly, critiquing Minecraft's ready-made dungeons and NPC villages is a bit like complaining about the beans served alongside an immaculate five-star steak. Sure, the side-servings might be mediocre, but at its core Minecraft is one of the most forward-thinking games ever created. It spits in the face of the conventional games industry, and it's raked in millions of dollars while doing so
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's tough to sum up everything that makes Arkham City work as well as it does. If Arkham Asylum was a fun-house chock-full of Batman's most famous foes with a decent dose of fanservice for Dark Knight die-hards, this is a sprawling theme park that plumbs the depths of his case files.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Put simply, Company of Heroes is a masterpiece. Its dedication to realistic battle concepts and tactical warfare is enough to make it a high watermark for the RTS genre but its excellent graphics and physics, along with an intensely enjoyable single-player campaign and multiplayer options, help make this an instant classic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game that "Doom 3" and "Quake 4" wished they could be. It's ruthlessly violent and action-packed, yet consistently subversive and innovative -- not unlike "Duke Nukem 3D," another 3D Realms-produced game. It's also one of the least frustrating games we've ever played.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game glows in a revelatory way we haven't seen since "God of War" and "Resident Evil 4." If nothing else, it's infinitely more engaging and suspenseful than this year's crop of by-the-books FPS games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game that "Doom 3" and "Quake 4" wished they could be. It's ruthlessly violent and action-packed, yet consistently subversive and innovative -- not unlike "Duke Nukem 3D," another 3D Realms-produced game. It's also one of the least frustrating games we've ever played.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even without the picture-perfect graphics and spectacular technological prowess, Crysis is a great action game that can stand up against any great FPS. The acting and story aren't spectacular, but using the Nanosuit makes this open-ended adventure one that is fun from start to finish.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six: Vegas's gorgeous graphics, professional presentation, well-executed cover mechanic, and highly customizable multiplayer make it one the best first-person shooters on the Xbox 360. Heck, why beat around the bush: it's got my vote for Game of the Year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    All in all, Phantom Hourglass is a successful sequel that improves on everything that its predecessor did right. [Nov 2007, p.92]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The title's greatest strength is the way it completely wraps you in the main protagonist's skin, which is something more RPG games should strive to do. The game's staggering depth and complexity is also impressive, as is its accessibility.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's so hard not to like Crisis Core because it does so many things right. [Apr 2008, p.76]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Carbon almost always manages to feel as finely tuned as any of its high performance sleds, and with downloadable content on the way, it seems safe to think that it'll be an adrenaline generating favorite for a good long while.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    But, the added level of depth and infinite replay value through Xbox 360 Achievements and loads of downloadable content make GHII Xbox 360 the ultimate version to own. [Apr 2007, p.80]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Most importantly and most powerfully, however: The completely open-ended nature of this experience creates a very real sense of infinite possibilities.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blue Dragon might not be sheer perfection, but it still delivers a truly exemplary console RPG experience by thoughtfully executing and expanding on longtime genre traditions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Persona 3 is an engaging title that truly pushes genre conventions in an exciting way. [Sep 2007, p.82]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma is the best version released so far and that's saying a lot considering how awesome the other versions were.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you own a PSP, there is no excuse for you to not own this title. [Nov 2007, p.95]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best PSP title I've ever played.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Marrying an innovative control scheme to the best survival action game ever and presenting at a bargain price is something even the most brain-dead zombie can get behind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gamers who are used to contemporary titles may find this one a little too simplistic and old for their tastes but if you can look beyond that, you'll be treated to an amazing rendition of a classic console RPG. [July 2007, p.86]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that Worms has always been a fantastic game so it all comes down to how complete a given installment is, and Worms Open Warfare 2 is easily the defining title in the series. [Oct 2007, p.87]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's not often that you run across a good XBLA with flair all its own, but Undertow has it in spades.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Combining the old-school feel with new-gen intensity, Pac-Man World Championship is the best Xbox Live Arcade game since Geometry Wars.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The definitive football game to buy this season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything just screams high production values, which is pretty awesome. The song list is also impressive and features a good mix of the old and the new.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anyone with even a passing interest in puzzle or role-playing games should take a long hard look at this endlessly addictive gem. Chances are that within an hour of downloading the trial version you'll be looking to purchase it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The refined gameplay, the super slick presentation and the flexible controls all add up to one of the finest racing experiences ever.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics in GT5: Prologue are even better than "Crysis."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the better games to come out on XBLA in the last few months.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Final Fantasy IV remains the same epic experience it was 17 years ago, and improvements on the DS are a welcome treat for fans of the series and newcomers to the franchise. [Aug 2008, p.80]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As Obi-Wan Kenobi once told me, "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." Good advice when thinking your way through Echochrome's frequently mind stumping, addictive I-think-my-IQ-just-went-up-10-points, levels.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Long time Homestar Runner fans will be pleased to see that all the major characters they've come to know (Marzipan, The Cheat, Coach Z, Pom Pom, etc.) are included along with many inside jokes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Long time Homestar Runner fans will be pleased to see that all the major characters they've come to know (Marzipan, The Cheat, Coach Z, Pom Pom, etc.) are included along with many inside jokes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Episode 2 is so well written, funny and enjoyable you'll gladly submit to the domineering, steel toed boot of your new red masked overlord.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Episode 2 is so well written, funny and enjoyable you'll gladly submit to the domineering, steel toed boot of your new red masked overlord.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The transition from the politics in episode 2 to the completely different slant of rock and roll in episode 3 never feels forced, out of place, or nonsensical. It just works because the writing is so damn good, and leads me to believe the creators of this series could cover any topic and still make a funny game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The transition from the politics in episode 2 to the completely different slant of rock and roll in episode 3 never feels forced, out of place, or nonsensical. It just works because the writing is so damn good, and leads me to believe the creators of this series could cover any topic and still make a funny game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Saints Row's Xbox Live presentation is a colossal step in the right direction for the genre, with its live-action lobby, imaginative game modes, and an MMO-inspired element that allows you to amass and spend the money you win online.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Assuredly, a great majority of RPGers have already beaten Final Fantasy VI multiple times, and while this game is pretty much a direct port, I still recommend it highly just for sweet nostalgia's sake.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "MDK2"'s style of gameplay doesn't lend itself well to multiplay, so the replay value is slim, but the single-player experience is guaranteed to suck hours away from your life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've ever wanted to be a monster fighting for its soul, or if you've ever had designs of creating your own RPG, then let "Vampire" seduce you to the dark side.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oddly enough, the AI is probably the best part of the strategic game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the gameplay remains the same, the new features and improvements make Cataclysm even more enjoyable the original.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply the best air combat action the PC has to offer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pure, unadulterated fun, especially when you’re playing the game with other people.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer scope of this game (to repeat it again: 12 races, 33 classes, 3 realms) and its incredible quality level make it a shining star in the MMORPG sky.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real star of this game is the gameplay, which alternates between great and brilliant.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect sitting around the living room, talking smack with your buddies, everyone's involved party game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While "SSX" offers more arcade-style gameplay, Konami wants to slam you into the snowboarder's world harder than a botched Frontside Indy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fast, frantic blast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'll be hard-pressed to score more than a couple goals. But that just mirrors real life, and the action delivers plenty of thrills.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fighting world has a brand new and addictive style of gameplay. Kengo pays homage to an art form that's rarely seen, and plays as a well-crafted and fun experience that no fighting-game fan should miss.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fun game with tons of character. The difficulty and control tweaks mean that all that good stuff won't be lost in a flurry of frustration.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best kind of game: easy to pick up, hard to put down; simple to learn, difficult to master.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay finally matches the graphics, and the result is what basketball fans want and need in a PS2 game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Until we see how well EA Sports’ "NASCAR Thunder 2002" turns out, NASCAR Heat is the stock-car game to beat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its outstanding looks and stellar controls make it a heavy favorite to win the championship.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hardly a groundbreaking fighting game, but it delivers a massive lineup of classic characters coupled with a tried-and-true fighting engine. It’s rock-solid fighting, plain and simple.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Different, rewarding, intelligent, funny, and filled with memorable characters and weird creatures. It’s damn fun, too, and will keep you performing the repetitive duties required of a monster raiser for far longer than you’d ever imagine.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real star of the game is the stellar A.I. No game rewards you so much for playing smart basketball or punishes you so badly for playing high school ball.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The transition from flying a plane to steering a four-wheeled armored truck to shooting a gun in first-person view is smooth, addicting, and, best of all, keeps the pace of the action consistent enough for you to be involved to the very end. [July 2002, p.74]