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 Mario Golf
Lowest review score: 10 Dive to the Titanic
Score distribution:
4,571 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its slick style, amazing graphics, and dark atmosphere really make it stand out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PC version of Tiberium Wars certainly retains an edge, thanks to its mouse support, but chances are you'll be pleasantly surprised how quickly that advantage comes to seem moot when doing battle from your couch instead of an office chair.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about Dominator's gameplay just feels right. The welcome return of burnouts has infused an even greater sense of recklessness to a game that certainly wasn't lacking it to begin with.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Supreme Commander is a game of epic proportions that will offer an outstanding RTS experience for the far foreseeable future, and for that it deserves an equally massive amount of praise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep and engaging puzzle action with a heaping tablespoon of RPG elements on top. Should come with a warning label--it's that addictive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Played alone, against the computer, the game is barely worth popping out of its case. But, having even one other human opponent ups the fun exponentially--you just can't get the same satisfaction out of trash talking against a faceless computerized enemy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, I can't recommend Left 4 Dead highly enough.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It delivers more of what made Oblivion great: creative quests, a huge land to explore, and tons of things to do there, making this expansion is a solid purchase for anyone who was a fan of the core game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It delivers more of what made Oblivion great: creative quests, a huge land to explore, and tons of things to do there, making this expansion is a solid purchase for anyone who was a fan of the core game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few expansion packs come loaded with as many new features as Relic has seen fit to put in - two entirely new sides, an equal number of expansive campaigns, and enough potential multiplayer action to keep any player occupied for months.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't a title for the casual gamer, but if you're a fan of the franchise or just really love throwing half-naked men off ladders and pinning them to the ground, then SvR 2008 is about as good as it gets. [Dec 2007, p.124]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is definitely not a title for the casual gamer, but if you're a fan of the franchise or just really love throwing half-naked men off ladders and pinning them to the ground, then WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 is about as good as it gets.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its minor faults, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better-feeling, better-looking, jack-of-all-trades action game on the market today. [Mar 2008, p.82]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its minor faults, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better-feeling, better-looking, jack-of-all-trades action game on the market today. [Mar 2008, p.82]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drawn to Life is a must-have for every DS owner's library. [Oct 2007, p.87]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't think of a better way to spend your online dollars -- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is the best version of SFII yet, if not the best Street Fighter game in 15 years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't think of a better way to spend your online dollars -- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is the best version of SFII yet, if not the best Street Fighter game in 15 years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an interesting addition to the Final Fantasy franchise and proof that Square Enix can deliver a good title that doesn't fall back on RPG conventions. [Dec 2007, p.132]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But when you step back and consider the entire package, you start to appreciate Dark Athena for what it truly is. Instead, look at Dark Athena as a flawed yet enjoyable way to extend the thrill ride that is Escape from Butcher Bay.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But when you step back and consider the entire package, you start to appreciate Dark Athena for what it truly is. Instead, look at Dark Athena as a flawed yet enjoyable way to extend the thrill ride that is Escape from Butcher Bay.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Wii advantage is that even with just one remote, you can invite a pile of people over to party and have a really good time together.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its slick voice-command system, depth of strategy and frenetic action, EndWar is one game I'll still be playing after its evaluation. [Dec 2008, p.96]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its slick voice-command system, depth of strategy and frenetic action, EndWar is one game I'll still be playing after its evaluation. [Dec 2008, p.96]
    • GamePro
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The outstanding online gameplay is just one item on a long list of reasons to play ProStreet. The great visuals, solid racing mechanics, lengthy career mode and customization options help make this one of the most deep and enjoyable racing titles around.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most imaginative RTS since last year's "Company of Heroes," World of Conflict arrives with one hell of a bang, offering up some of the most explosive real-time experiences I've ever seen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Features immense replay value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This years best hockey game offering. Adding vastly improved gameplay to last years impressive control scheme ensures EA's hold on the title of Best Hockey Game Yet Devised.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't wait to go play some more. I suspect that some people will find their enthusiasm drained more than mine by the shallow enemy gene pool, but even they're bound to get swept away by the myriad pleasures of tearing up town as a ghoulish and preternaturally fleet-footed shape-shifter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I suspect that some people will find their enthusiasm drained more than mine by the shallow enemy gene pool, but even they're bound to get swept away by the myriad pleasures of tearing up town as a ghoulish and preternaturally fleet-footed shape-shifter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It exhibits the same sense of polish and depth that made the original Tiberium Wars such a classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fun I had with the rock-solid gunplay and extensive role-playing elements was considerably amplified by each additional player. Borderlands is an absolute blast that I'll go back to again and again, even if my friends aren't around to help out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No doubt about it Tiger Woods 08 offers up an excellent round of 360 golf. The gameplay upgrades are right on and GamesNet promises unlimited potential for online action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's done a great job of balancing fun animation and serious gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No More Heroes easily ranks among the Wii's finest titles, busting a bunch of myths along the way. You say sword-based combat peaked with Twilight Princess? Wait until you slice a suit-wearing crony in half. The Wii can't do mature games? This game does it without the dark dreariness of just about every other violence-laden M-rated title. It could use a bit less filler, but No More Heroes is still a fine fight from the first blow to the last strike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fun game with some very noticeable flaws and some less-than-stellar presentation, but in the end it's a memorable adventure I'd certainly recommend to any aspiring roadie. It comes pre-packaged with its fair share of issues, quirks and bugs, but all of the near-misses in the world can't take the fun out of this inspired adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fun game with some very noticeable flaws and some less-than-stellar presentation, but in the end it's a memorable adventure I'd certainly recommend to any aspiring roadie. It comes pre-packaged with its fair share of issues, quirks and bugs, but all of the near-misses in the world can't take the fun out of this inspired adventure. [Jan 2010, p.70]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Days of Ruin is a great return to the classic turn-based franchise. The additions and refinements to the formula are stellar and it's yet another gem in the DS Lite's already impressive library.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just try and get the catchy "pata-pata-pata-PON!" chant out of your head once you've given this game a try. You won't be able to do it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a Wii fanatic or are just looking for to play a game that entertains as much as it innovates, then Wii Fit is right up your alley.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Monsters's only drawback is the throw-your-controller-against-the-wall frustration found on some of its more difficult levels. Still, considering everything it does right AND the fact that it supports PSP remote play, it's certainly worthy of a download.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you missed the game the first time around, this is the perfect opportunity to experience an innovative and expertly designed title. [May 2008, p.83]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The briskly moving plot and the unique battle system adds up yet another winner for Square Enix. [May 2008, p.82]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've already tackled the console version, you certainly don't need to shell out for the PC version, too, but if you haven't yet experienced this magnum opus, this is the version you should play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a simple, straightforward game: go fast and pull out your best tricks. Fortunately, there's depth to be had if you're eager to invest the effort.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game was meant to be played with four players instead of two, but considering how much fun you get for the price, you shouldn't be deterred from buying it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's perfect for quick sessions and there's enough content to keep you satisfied for a long while. If you take your DS with you everywhere you go, you definitely should put this on your shopping list.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, despite a few obvious limitations, it's still Rock Band, which means it's a fantastic gaming experience that's great played solo or with friends.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unless you're a diehard shooter fan it'll give you a beating worse than the one Shane Falco took in the '96 Sugar Bowl, but if you have the skills and are up to the challenge this is a must own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Space Invaders Extreme is an addictive trance-like experience, and no PSP or DS owner should be without it. Even if you've never heard of Space Invaders, missing this game would be a tragedy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With tongue planted firmly in-cheek, this wacky platformer serves up some insanely original action that's definitely worth checking out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are tight and responsive, and the overall flow of an NFL contest feels realistic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden's controls are so sophisticated and complex that I'm surprised more fans of shooters and other action games don't play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 lacks some of the wow factor of its predecessor, but it builds upon the strengths of Round 3 and corrects most of its weaknesses.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 lacks some of the wow factor of its predecessor, but it builds upon the strengths of Round 3 and corrects most of its weaknesses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you pay $15 for the game itself or more than $30 for the title and its expanded content, you'll find a surprisingly fun and refreshingly original experience that rivals full-priced retail software in depth and scope. Just make sure that you give it a chance past its slow first hour. I'm glad I did.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most people will be reluctant to fork over that much coin for an XBLA title but considering the game's box feel and content both Penny Arcade and non-Penny Arcade fans will enjoy, you should get over that concern and play this game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tone might be almost overwhelmingly saccharine sweet, with even the caricature Nazis of the films stripped of their insignia and leering malice, but all gamers, young or old, are virtually guaranteed a great time. [July 2008, p.78]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LEGO Indiana Jones isn't without its flaws-the lack of online co-op is almost criminal-but it so beautifully mixes the spirit of a beloved adventure series with the playful heart of cherished childhood toys that it feels like much more than the sum of its angular parts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blasting alien scum, avoiding mines and meteors as you put up with the self-absorbed (yet hilarious) villains will bring out anybody's inner Alex Rogan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's plenty of bang for your buck, and attempting missions over again in harder difficulty modes can really prove themselves as addicting challenges. Throw in the extraordinary Crysis Wars multiplayer, and you've got yourself an absolute steal.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While never quite proving itself as the penultimate virtual rock experience, Guitar Hero: World Tour is a blast in its own right that definitely deserves a look from both veterans of the series and newcomers alike.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An intriguing blend of real time strategy, life development and role playing action, Little King's Story proves itself as a fun-filled and wholly engaging experience for even the most jaded gamer, all wrapped up in a deceptively cute package.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elements of Destruction can get a bit repetitive, mostly because you only have 3 elements at your disposal - a tsunami, flood, or avalanche wouldve been cool - but the enjoyment gamers get from laying waste to a wide variety of environments and EoD's oddball humor (Doc Herbert sending cows flying at a farm in Canada while singing the country's national anthem) more than makes up for its shortcomings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Political junkies will almost certainly find themselves sucked in, along with those who have only a smattering of knowledge about the American political process.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Developer Treyarch did a fantastic job of not reinventing the wheel with World at War. Rather, they took the best elements of Modern Warfare and expanded upon them. The end product is a thrilling experience that injects some of the visceral punch back into World War II.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Developer Treyarch did a fantastic job of not reinventing the wheel with World at War. Rather, they took the best elements of Modern Warfare and expanded upon them. The end product is a thrilling experience that injects some of the visceral punch back into World War II.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single-player isn't as compelling as Modern Warfare but it's still worth playing nonetheless; the best part though is that there's a deep and satisfying multiplayer component waiting for you when you're done.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Golf: Tee It Up! loses points for its minimalist approach (only 2 courses and limited character customization doesn't help) but because it still has a full-game-for-the-price-of-an-arcade-game feel, attractive visuals, and holds the promise of more downloadable content in the future, it's a great value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has a few hours of enjoyment and despite maybe being a little too short; you will want to go back over and over again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a great variety of levels, tons of things to smash and collect, and a loveable cast of iconic heroes and villains, LEGO Batman is a fun and enjoyable title that will appeal not only to younger gamers but to Batman fans alike.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sequel does not reinvent itself but even at double the price point of its predecessor, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 manages to offer enough new modes and graphic enhancements to make it a must buy for fans of the original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the previous MotorStorm title or off-road racing in general will definitely enjoy this follow-up. But the easy learning curve and fast-paced action might be enough to keep gamers who don't normally play racing games entertained.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great game, minor faults, a lot of fun to be had, terrible story but the gameplay holds up despite it. Maybe this "sleeping on it" thing has some merit, after all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark, brutal and hilarious in just the right way, MadWorld is a title that has rocketed to the top of every staff member's must buy list. Don't let the fact that it's on a "kiddie console" fool you-this is one title every "hardcore" gamer needs to play, provided you're over eighteen years old, of course.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its sad, slightly twisted tale probably isn't everyone's cup of tea either. But how often do players get a chance to be immersed in an engrossing story in a downloadable title, especially one that looks like a painting and has haunting music straight out of an art museum?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent all-around game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A demanding port of an excellent game, GTA IV PC is only worth a look from gamers that missed Niko's venture to America the first time around.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's as addictive as Puzzle Quest, but instead of utilizing an RPG element, EA married the puzzle concept to a platformer. The result is a fantastic title that should appeal to gamers of all stripes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Star Ovean: First Departure has aged very well, and remains a unique and innovative RPG full of life and personality. [Nov 2008, p.104]
    • GamePro
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After 12 years, Duke still kicks ass. He may not be as good looking as he used to be but he continues to prove that the adage - its not the graphics that make a game great, its the gameplay - will always be true.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My only qualm with the demon was that he never really veered us off the beaten path, for the most part we were always trying to get from point A to point B; I would've loved to take in the sights more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never played Portal before all you need to know is that it's a must buy, plain and simple. Quit reading right now and download it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, Dragon Ball: Origins is the most interesting Dragon Ball adventure that Atari's put on the table since the first Budokai title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Decades isn't revolutionary by any means, it's still an absolute blast to play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game presentation is first rate, with hypnotic music and fantastic visuals.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's amazing what a little touch up in graphics and sound can do for a tower defense gameplay-based title. And Hidden Path Entertainment's Defense Grid: The Awakening is a prime example of that sudden transformation of taking a unoriginal. well-known style of video game and turning it into a masterpiece for your PC.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Square Enix has done an admirable job of updating classic titles from its library and Second Evolution is just the latest example of their commitment to its loyal fanbase. [Feb 2009, p.70]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although a full-fledged single player campaign would have been nice, Crash Commando still provides hours of gameplay at the bargain price of $10.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that Patapon 2 is as graphically stylish and addictive as the first game. It retains the core gameplay that you love while adding a ton of new features and concepts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is an extremely solid assemblage of some of the Genesis' greatest hits, and with extras and achievements, hidden interviews and an entire museum of concept art thrown in for good measure, it's definitely worth a look from old school gamers looking to re-live the glory days when a hedgehog didn't need a lame Werehog gimmick to prove that he was the baddest mascot around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is an extremely solid assemblage of some of the Genesis' greatest hits, and with extras and achievements, hidden interviews and an entire museum of concept art thrown in for good measure, it's definitely worth a look from old school gamers looking to re-live the glory days when a hedgehog didn't need a lame Werehog gimmick to prove that he was the baddest mascot around. [Apr 2009, p.83]
    • GamePro
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great title for the price. It offers a ton for the family and can make for a good drinking game as well if you tweak it right.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game does have a few drawbacks – it’ll only take you 3-4 hours to beat and the camera is a bit inflexible – you’ll certainly have fun with this title. With adorable characters that fit perfectly into its retro style of play, The Maw offers XBLA fans something new and unique.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was definitely a nice change of pace from the standard World War II/sci-fi settings and until someone does it better, Bound in Blood is, in my opinion, the best Western-themed shooter around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was definitely a nice change of pace from the standard World War II/sci-fi settings and until someone does it better, Bound in Blood is, in my opinion, the best Western-themed shooter around.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it may start slow, its got enough action and new content to make it well worth the wait.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, Operation: Anchorage is a must own for Fallout 3 owners. It may be short and sweet, but anything that can add life to a title this good deserves needs to be played.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For 500 Wii points, Pop 'Em Drop 'Em SameGame is a very good game and definitely worth a look. While it may not be as enthralling as Dr. Mario Rx, it has its own quirks that let it stand out from the crowd.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even after suffering through the grueling battles, the repeated deaths, the campy dialogue and the head-numbingly bad plot, I still had a hell of time thanks to the immensely satisfying combat, the inspired level design and the memorable boss encounters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a mindless button masher and that is all it needs to be, that's what makes it so fun.