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 Rez HD
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
4,571 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The majority of folks will clock in for a 20-plus-hour thrill ride. Few games are this good, for so long, and still keep you coming back for more. Ninja Gaiden is truly outstanding.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The multiplayer promises to elevate Halo 2 online gameplay to "Counter-Strike" status with the added attraction of Xbox Live full voice support.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Other baseball games might have a more unique feature or two, and several absolutely have better graphics, but only High Heat delivers such consistently riveting gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether you want to build a major league franchise or just play two with your favorite team, competing in a complete game of Xbox baseball couldn't be easier or more fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Totally revamped from the ground up, and it shows. Great graphics and the best gameplay the series has seen in years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Throughout the action, the controls handle sweetly, combining the depth of a large number of moves with smooth playability.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterful effort. It literally redefines itself within the span of one videogame football season and is a worthy preseason Pro Bowl pick.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A basketball technician’s dream. Games against the CPU realistically mimic a real game, while scrimmages against friends received a boost of energy thanks to sped-up gameplay and better shot blocking. ESPN NBA Basketball 2K4 retains the top slot by just a hair.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On the field is where Madden is money. All the player models have received another megadose of polygons. The PS2 looks even better than last year's version, but the Xbox and the GameCube really shine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, this game shows that originality in gaming is very much alive and kicking, even if it is wrapped inside a sensitive subject. If you want a true military experience without going through boot camp, Full Spectrum Warrior is it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The story ramps up the difficulty gradually, so you build skills as you go, but there are now four difficulty levels, making THUG totally accessible to newbies.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More than just a solid sequel. Large levels with well-placed save points (a feature lacking in the first Splinter Cell) make the flow of the game seem much smoother.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The updated controls and interfaces enable easy, intuitive access to the game's magic and combat systems. Bethesda has created not just a game but also a benchmark by which future RPGs will be measured.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In this captivating outing, 47 revisits the past while modernizing the nagging flaws of his previous games, making for his best trail of assassinations yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fight Night's Career mode should be the model that other boxing games should follow...Hands down, Fight Night 2004 is the victor in all weight classes this year. [May 2004, p.84]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never before has a sports game improved so much and added so many new features in a single season. It may not be the league-leader in every category, but excellent performances across the board make it the best baseball game of the year. [May 2004, p.86]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To say that this game is "fast" is an understatement - it absolutely blazes, so much so that blinking becomes a liability. [Nov 2004, p.96]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Enormously high production value adds to the pleasure of playing this game. It's no exaggeration to say that these graphics are the best you've ever seen in a console game...A masterpiece.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Madden remains the best in the business at presenting football plays. The playbook and playcalling interface in this year's game are clean, easy to read, and snap to use. [Sept 2004, p.96]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This year, the design guys as Visual Concepts have turned ESPN NFL 2K5 into the most entertaining show in video-game football. [Sept 2004, p.98]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When playing in a loud stadium, visiting teams face a rowdily vibrating controller, shaking screen, and players whose lack of composure causes bad plays. If you think you can handle it, you're in for a surpise - the overall effect is huge, really adding to the challenge in key moments like kicking a field goal. [Aug 2004, p.90]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply put, Underground 2 is an outstanding sequel in all aspects. It offers a lot of new and fun features, yet the game doesn't move away from the core gameplay that made the first Underground so popular, which is pure adrenaline street racing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No one's going to beat 2K5 on price, and the game's as tough as nails on the court. [Dec 2004, p.142]
    • GamePro
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forza is easily the best driving game ever made. Loyal "GT4" fans ought to strap into the seat of this hot rod and take it for a spin--you won't look back.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Quite simply the best arcade racing game ever made. Everything that you loved about the last game is still here and kicking, but with added modes, more action, a faster sense of speed, and some truly addictive multiplayer modes, this game will undoubtedly go down in history as being the epitome of action racing this generation and possibly even the next.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kudos to EA Sports for not being afraid to juice the complexity factor of an already complex game. Rookies will have to pay their dues, but veterans get treated to a brand-new challenge. [Sept 2005, p.82]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While most of Ninja Gaiden: Black is the same as before, the little additions that have been added make a world of difference, especially for those hardcore gamers looking for more punishment. And if all that content isn't enough, you even get the old school arcade Ninja Gaiden, too.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly dazzling, inspired game that mixes a riveting story with a stylish look and absorbing gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The speed has also been cranked, so that skaters fly through the levels at an insane velocity. [Nov 2002, p.50]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Spawn's struggles with the forces of good and evil in the comic actually make him the best fit, story wise, of the exclusive console characters. His powerful strikes and air-based attacks also make him an extremely tough character to beat.