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 Tekken 3
Lowest review score: 10 Dive to the Titanic
Score distribution:
4,571 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It proves that you don’t need hyper detailed, synapse-sizzling graphics to deliver a great game when ingenuity and solid mechanics will do.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transcending PaRappa, this Japanese import combines innovative control with a hot soundtrack for a frustrating yet addictive experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most challenging match-your-fingers-to-the-onscreen-button-presses game since the sub-genre’s conception.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While all this is great, it still comes up a tad short compared to EA’s NCAA football game, especially in the college atmosphere category.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Straddles the line between arcade and simulation nicely. Players move, look, and behave in a realistic fashion, but fatigue, substitutions, and playcalling don’t interrupt the fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real joy of Samurai lies in the replay as you repeat the game, experimenting with characters and conversations armed with what you learned last time around in a Groundhog Day–style effort to try to get things "right."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Edges out "NASCAR Heat" as this season’s top stock-car racer. Slick A.I. and a great Career mode make this game addictively playable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A killer combination of awesome controls and realistic details, proving to be much more fun than EA Sports' "Triple Play Baseball."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Requires a bit of fancy powersliding, but it feels a lot more natural and comfortable here than it does in other games - the controls really respond well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was hard enough to put the game down long enough to write this review, if that tells you anything. Pirates might lack graphical “oomph,” but it’s fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but it's a polished, exciting ride.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The action is fast and furious, packed with epic amounts of dog?ghting and brief story interludes that are not exactly the greatest Star Wars story ever told, but get the job done. All in all it's a good time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You know this gameplay: There’s been a lot of excellent tuning but no mammoth overhauls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of "Thief"-style sneaking with smart enemy A.I. and the use of realistic weapons-piano wire, silenced pistols, sniper rifles, and even M-60s-creates an intense experience, though many gamers will be frustrated by the lack of in-game saving.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of course, "Hot Shots Golf 3" is still the definitive “everyone’s game” that appeals to all skill levels, but parents looking for something to play with young kids can’t go wrong with Disney Golf.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awesome single player game is held back by a mediocre multiplayer experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The challenging action platformer fans have been waiting for, but it's not too tough for newcomers. Excellent. [March 2002, p.94]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolutely gorgeous game, packing in fantastic animations, lavish player models, and stadiums with cool details like flags waving in the stands.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deserves attention because of its captivating feel and deep features.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're the kind of hardcore NASCAR fans that will revel in the challenge of Career mode, you'll have an absolute blast with Thunder, particularly now that Tiburon has included a ton of in-game help and redesigned the interface to be massively more usable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its similarity to Silent Hill 2, the third installment still manages to set itself apart with more variety, slightly improved combat, more logical puzzles, a different enough story, and even better visuals in their own grainy nonconformist way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mix of true physics, newbie approachability, gameplay depth, and even a sly sense of humor makes Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 thoroughly enjoyable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improved in more ways than is physically possible to list.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Defiance shines with pure entertainment value, with crisp and gorgeous visuals and squishy sounds that invoke the feeling of steel crushing flesh.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Across the board, the slick environments, cut-scenes, and character faces shine, although some of the animations are awkward, particularly when 007 runs. A great title song by Mya, strong voice acting, and booming sound effects complete the package.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, Outbreak’s hefty replay, intense action, and clever scenario designs make for an engaging play—on- and offline, and a must for any Resident fan. Here, success ultimately depends on how helpful everyone’s willing to be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining the addictive life-simulation aspects of The Sims with real-time strategy elements, Firefly Studios has produced Space Colony, a tough, funny, and very charismatic hybrid.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of multiplayer options is a shame, but TTOEE is the best D&D title in recent memory, especially since parties of different alignments (good, evil, neutral) all face unique plots. This all adds up to one monstrous nonlinear RPG packed with plenty of replay value.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flawlessly paced progression keeps you playing for leaner lap times; a newfound sense of speed makes each race seem like protracted suicide; and down-to-the-nuts-and-bolts details assure authenticity--as the box says, this is the drive of your life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ambient music and low hum of your engine perfectly invoke the feeling of being out on your own in space, while radio chatter around the various planets and bases only enhance the realism.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything’s been upgraded and/or redone to make tactical team gameplay as cohesive and fun as the series has always been. Just make sure you have a powerful machine to enjoy every aspect of the game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunning visuals, blistering speed, interactive environments, and explosive gameplay combine to give car combat junkies their fix.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heavy Metal FAKK 2"will give you a good dose of fun while you're playing, although it is a bit short and there isn't any multiplayer to extend the game value.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If stealthy, strategic action intrigues you, Hitman 2 is a blast.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Music is absent from the game, but you probably won't notice that either with the sounds of revving engines, squealing tires, and flying trashcans filling your ears.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, despite the less than stellar PC graphics, Metal Gear Solid remains an intense gaming experience with a gripping story and heart-stopping action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The keyboard, joystick, and gamepad all work, but this game was designed with a wheel in mind. You’re cheating yourself if you play without one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a classic AD&D gaming experience to hold them over until "Baldur's Gate II" arrives should definitely check out Icewind Dale.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Filled with enough chaos and wicked humor to forgive the slight reliance on platform clichés, Whiplash really is a hell of a game. With a little more polish before release, this game could have been a true masterpiece.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the animated series will definitely be delighted to experience the One Year War from the side of the Principality of Zeon.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But what separates UT from Quake 3 is its glossy presentation...Audio in UT is also superb.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combines a wealth of visual power with extra gameplay modes, creating hours of intense gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Renegade has its assorted other problems, like Gump-level enemy A.I. and somewhat silly mechanics (destroying a building’s master terminal disables the entire building), but the sheer fun of blasting your way through Nod's defenses and just being a badass makes up for a lot.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game lives up to its lofty goals, providing a tight, smart tactical game along the lines of the combat in Baldur’s Gate.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoy the idea of engaging covert-ops missions that require stealth and smarts more than sheer brawn, you'll love IGI.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [It] offers giddily satisfying gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The arcade gameplay retains the Ace Combat trademarks: tons of firepower and a simple control scheme.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The replay value isn't as high as it could be, but no doubt, Ridge Racer V is a fantastic game that sports excellent graphics and has some very fun racing action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, the physics find a solid balance between fantasy and reality, and the smooth controls make running contraband an addictive experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nearly flawless visuals and truly immersive sound make sure you’re having fun even when you’re not shooting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torment's graphics and sound are paradise. Gorgeous, hand-drawn backgrounds look sumptuous, even if they're overcome with dark, moody, colors.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The immense depth of strategic planning and historical accuracy combine for an intensely addictive experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The action here is more cerebral, emphasizing teamwork and accomplishing specific objectives over twitchy combat—it’s great fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Serious Sam has some of the most exciting and addictive shooting action in years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you didn't like the original game, this expansion probably won't change your mind, but if you loved "The Sims," then "Livin' Large" will have you lovin' it even more.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a fast and furious action/adventure that oozes style (among other things) but still delivers all the gameplay goods.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the series has strayed from its hardcore sim roots pioneered by Coach K College basketball way back in the Genesis’s heyday, it at least has defined an identity and found a fun formula as well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Start with an intense action/strategy game, add a remarkably easy-to-use interface, and wrap it in one of the most impressive 3D engines ever seen in a computer game, and you've got "Ground Control."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is nothing new, but the engrossing story and intense action will keep you playing for hours.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gauntlet attempts to exercise the PS2’s graphical muscles, but because of the locked overhead-camera angle, there’s only so much detail and special effects to see amidst the tiny characters scurrying about.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most distinguishing difference between Half-Life and its PC counterpart is the sharper visual presentation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its excellent mix of driving techniques, fantasy physics, and gigantic cities will keep couch drivers burning onscreen rubber for some time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RFII isn’t a landmark game or an astoundingly innovative one, but it sure is a lot of fun to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's gorgeous, long, deep, and fun, and that extra level of challenge should whet the appetites of gamers bored with typical hack-n-slash. [Mar 2004, p.84]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it only takes about ten hours to complete Max Payne, it will be ten of the best hours you’ve spent on a computer in a long time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seriously gory but realistic environments and an action-heavy gameplay mix make The Thing a satisfyingly disturbing must-play...Terrifyingly good.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid title that gets kudos for strong action and replay value. Giant-robot fans will want it -- others should, at the very least, rent it
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a refreshing RPG that will satisfy all but the most blowhard dungeon hacks, take a trip to Evil Islands.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Polished, intuitive, balanced, and fun, this is one of the best RTS games ever made, but if you’re bored with the genre this isn’t going to suddenly make you a believer again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The A.I. could use more brainpower, but the controls handle beautifully, and the graphics and sounds are stellar.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game motocross wannabes have been craving for years—and it’s just what you’d expect from EA’s Big series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its visceral intensity is off the charts—other shooters seem frail and timid in comparison.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s easier to communicate between teammates on and off the battlefield using the headset. There isn’t as much breakup or static when you talk, plus you can now identify who’s actually talking.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent graphics, superb story, addictive gameplay, and a simple interface combine to blast 3D real-time strategy into the vastness of space.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s just one problem with The Sims Online: It’s almost not a game. The slow-paced activities rely so heavily on social interaction that in some ways it feels like a glorified chat room.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid simulation of the sport that offers more teams and unique options not available in its main and only competitor on the PS2, "Winning Eleven." Some minor control issues remain and the depth is still not where it needs to be, but it delivers a highly worthwhile experience nonetheless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wrap up the tight gameplay in gorgeous graphics and solid sounds, and Pitfall has never been better. [May 2004, p.69]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of its shortcomings, FFX-2 is an engrossing RPG that’s worth the extensive time investment, although it may be a bit too awkward and saccharine for hardened FF vets.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the PS2 game comes some three months after the Xbox release, this version is the better of the two—mostly because of its superior controls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SH2 makes more effective use of shadows, lighting, and sound than 99 percent of the Hollywood horror movies made in the last 20 years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It gives serious golf fans a deep sim while offering casual fans an approachable, gorgeous game with tons of play modes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essentially the same game with a slew of slick improvements, and gamers will have an absolute blast throwing down dunks while exploring its new features.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the most part, though, Spyro is a graphics bonanza with blasts of color and eye-catching nuances, such as rippling water, glowing flames, and shimmering portals.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blazing graphics and excellent controls, as well as a variety of play modes for a repeatedly enjoyable experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    R & C's innovation comes in the form of all those crazy, non-gimmicky weapons and tools. This is a complex, polished platform gaming machine.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it lacks the ultra polish of "Need for Speed" or the outrageous wrecks of "Burnout," its high challenge and huge tracks will keep your hands glued to the controller.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At once the best wrestling game in years, an awesome showcase for some damn good hip-hop, and an example of what can happen when a game company takes a chance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s supremely addictive, fun, and entrancing, and not just because of the flashing psychedelic tunnels of light. Plus, the feeling that you’re actually in control of a drum set or a base line is about as good as it gets.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Two Towers isn’t perfect, and it’s pretty far from groundbreaking, but it’s undeniably awesome to delve into such an authentic representation of this universe and whup some orc backside.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The anime-mech lover’s dream come true.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In between some breakneck driving and intense gunplay, you get plenty of tough guy angst, wicked doublecrosses, and excruciatingly brutal thuggery.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where the wheat gets separated from the chaff, however, is the A.I.; and Sega’s game is all whole-grain goodness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The challenge may be too steep for some, but it’s ultimately rewarding for determined gamers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of cinematic, anime-inspired, science-fiction storytelling, but only if you have the patience (and time) to endure cinemas that can last upwards of 45 minutes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers a burly extreme experience that doesn’t feel like it was cloned.