GamePro's Scores

  • Games
For 4,560 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 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Age: Origins
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
4560 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite my frustration with what Dance Central can't do, I'm giving this game a high score for what it can. It can get me off my couch and sweating more than Wii Fit ever did. It can bring my friends and coworkers together for thirty minutes while we try to figure out what a "real" Cabbage Patch is. It can tempt non-gamers into giving it a go because unlike you maybe they actually can dance. And even if it can't wave a wand and make me a good dancer, it can inspire me to at least try.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are tight and responsive, and the overall flow of an NFL contest feels realistic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A better dance game than Just Dance 3. The workout modes and campaign give you a reason to keep coming back, whether you're playing alone or with a group, and the mechanics behind the body tracking are second to none (even if the voice control commands are still a bit spotty).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who are into strategy/RPGs will find this to be one of the finest, forged in the genre's most perfect (i.e. portable) form. The pacing's right, the world is full of opportunity, and - surprise - the story is actually pretty remarkable!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Xbox version offers the superior visual experience. Its advanced lighting system casts advanced real-time shadows (much like "Doom 3"), a high-tech feature the PS2 hardware simply can't match.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the shortcomings, ESPN NHL 2K4 is the Cup champ because it really plays and, aside from the rather sluggish-moving players, feels like a hockey simulation should. [Dec 2004, p.144]
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    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter what your age, LEGO Star Wars II will keep your inner child happy. [Oct. 2006, p.84]
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Dec 2005]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vanguard Games is off to an impressive start. Their debut title is a blast to play, shows a keen attention to detail lacking in many downloadable games, and takes place in a fascinating world. I'm not exactly sure where Vanguard is taking us with its Mistbound universe, but if Gatling Gears is any indication, I'm looking forward to the journey.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    This charming physics-based puzzler boasts a delightful style and sense of humor, and is a must-download for iDevice owners looking for an addictive alternative to the Angry Birds craze.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This year's version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour is as sweet as a 350 yard tee shot down the middle of the fairway. It will challenge experienced players while still providing enough teaching and lessons to acclimate even the newest of players.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best bargain for the PS2 this side of "VF4 Evo."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Forgotten Sands is more than just a return to form for a long-running franchise: it's also one of the most gratifying platforming epics to come along in ages.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Classic arcade racing successfully ported to the Xbox 360, reasonably priced, smooth running online multiplayer, high replay value.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dirt 3 doesn't disappoint anywhere else, and it's easily one of the most interesting "simulation" racing games to come out in the last couple of years. Play this game if you're a racing fan, or just play it if you want a change of pace -- the bumps in the road are worth it.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even punters of the GameCube version will find a host of new options in this Xbox incarnation—most notably extra players and multiplayer games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 2 is filled with quirks and lingering flaws, but they're easily shrugged off when delivering the business end of an Electric Rake -- that'd be a car battery and rake joined with duct tape -- to an unsuspecting zombie, as the pure joy of creation and destruction alike come together to create an enthralling action experience that's still unlike anything else out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And for some bizarre reason, scoring a "critical hit" on enemies instantly increases your capacity to take damage. Dramatic as hell, but ludicrous. Shogo should bring a smile to any anime fan's face, but even the Japanimationally challenged will find a solid, slick shooter with tons of replayability.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uncomplicated, nimble, and feature-rich. Xbox Live even enables you to challenge other Gotham racers and promises to deliver tracks and cars for future downloads.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though Doom 3 is lacking in innovative gameplay, it more than makes up for it with amazing graphics, flawless sound design, and excellent storytelling. [Apr 2005, p.72]