GamePro's Scores

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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 Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny
Lowest review score: 10 Dive to the Titanic
Score distribution:
4560 game reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The worst part of the game has to be the audio. The incessant buzzing that is meant to represent the vehicles engines brought to mind the tinny whine of our time with Outrun on the Sega Master System. There's literally no variance or change in pitch in the engine's hum for, oh say, air flow, proximity or speed. There's just straight up honey-powered bee-mobiles.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some glaring flaws. the game is worth a look if you loved the novels and the movie. [Feb 2008, p.78]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are too many unbalanced issues in the game to make it a worthy handheld gaming experience. Street Supremacy is definitely better than its PlayStation predecessor, but not by that much.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Protöthea's music is the worst offender, though -- its muffled tunelessness recalls the early days of hack composers attempting to extract vaguely music-like noise from the Super NES's default sound libraries. Expect lots of muddy bass and cheesy synth guitars.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, the game fails to deliver the true Warriors feel you're looking for. In the 1979 movie, you get a much more beat 'em up and badass emotional rollercoaster. Here, not so much. But with plenty of multiplayer value with friends, it might just be worth your 800 MS Points.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Also disappointing was the lack of any head-to-head or multi-player functionality; there's no unlockable content, either. The games themselves are monotonous and don't really instill you with a need to play them repeatedly.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mamodo Fury suffers from a variety of problems, among them a frustrating camera, an overly complicated combat system, cheap enemies who'll have you tearing your hair out, and repetitive gameplay that just doesn't get any better. The game also screams "value title" with its mediocre graphics and sound production.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Taiketsu's button-mashing gameplay is shallow and simplistic, even for a kid's fighting title.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great fun for a while, but gets repetitive pretty quickly.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay boils down to a simplistic mix of platform jumping and enemy bashing, with a good dose of item collection thrown in. It won't tax your reflexes or your brain, which is why the game is perfect for younger gamers; players who grew up with the cartoons, as I did, will also experience a nice feeling of nostalgia as they play.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's too bad, because Cursed Crusade has fleetingly interesting ideas, like forcing you to push a very slow-moving mantlet towards an enemy's defensive line, or the way the timing of tapping out combo strings actually encourages thoughtful player response. Co-op can actually be fun in short bursts with a friend, and even the detailed aesthetic is surprisingly competent.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Just don't expect any depth if you pick this title up... and don't be surprised when your kid asks if he can trade it in for another game.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Also disappointing was the lack of any head-to-head or multi-player functionality; there's no unlockable content, either. The games themselves are monotonous and don't really instill you with a need to play them repeatedly.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This game just lacks in too many ways to cost this much. Should have just been a 400 point game.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Thor: God of Thunder looks terrible, plays poorly, and was obviously rushed out to market with no fine-tuning whatsoever. Considering that the DS version is so much better by comparison (along with the vastly superior free Flash title from Marvel Studios), I'm saddened that this game had to ever exist.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Leaving you with a bad taste in your mouth and an unwashable feeling of downright sleaziness, Onechanbara can be simulated by checking into a shady motel.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The scariest thing about this game is how awful it is.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Most of the casual crowd, even word search fans, would likely rather buy a book of puzzles for 99 cents or just find a free flash version. The rest would probably prefer to carry it around with them for long waits at the doctor's office.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A neck-stabbingly frustrating bore. [Apr 2004, p.86]
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most should pass on this one, but if your swimsuit area is specifically turned on by the scantily-clad ladies of DoA, then Paradise's brand of portable soft-porn may just do it for you.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    In truth, the biggest mystery here isn't how vampires evolved and rose to power, but how any publisher could justify a $60 price tag for a tiresome exercise in imitation and slipshod execution.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Thor: God of Thunder looks terrible, plays poorly, and was obviously rushed out to market with no fine-tuning whatsoever. Considering that the DS version is so much better by comparison (along with the vastly superior free Flash title from Marvel Studios), I'm saddened that this game had to ever exist.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    One of the most maddening problems is that each time you die (which happens a lot), you respawn at the beginning of the level. There is no continue option, and you can’t skip the-story-so-far screens.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It doesn't matter if you're a hardcore or casual fan: there's no magic to be seen here.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The simple act of turning around in Vengeance is more difficult than wiping out an entourage of baddies in clear view. Plus, jumping (lift the nunchuk) and operating vehicles is more annoying that doing a sink full of dirty dishes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the outrageous roller coaster inspired tracks and arcade-themed charm where enough to bring a smile to my face, Speed Zone's charm is inevitably overpowered by a lackluster control scheme and a barrage of all-to-frequent deaths.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Coupled with the terrible combat, the game is only 2 hours long.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, though, Quantum Theory bears the terrible imprimatur of the also-ran. While it's a noble effort on Tecmo-Koei's part (this is, after all, their first foray into this genre), it just doesn't have that "oomph" that a killer action game hits you in the sensory cortex with.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Xbox LIVE Vision Camera, used for many of the games, is a complete bust (surprise!) forcing players to rely on a sometimes baffling controller scheme.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The crummy gameplay combined with Frogger 2's deceiving graphics (kids will struggle with this game) and jab-a-screwdriver-into-your-ear music make this one of the worst titles available on XBLA.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Tamagotchi Party On! does not give me a single reason to recommend it to anyone. The game is impossible to play with a single player, but the absence of multiplayer mini-games makes this game a complete waste of time for the party gamer--not to mention that actually convincing someone to play this game with you will be a challenge.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By far, The Sum of All Fears for the GameCube is the most disappointing, if not one of the worst, first-person shooters on any system.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is also easy, and you will have no problem rushing through the eight skimpy levels in a matter of hours. Add in the simplistic combat that becomes repetitious very quickly, level designs devoid of creativity and the fact that you can't level up or gain new moves and you have one disaster worth skipping.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Everything about it is horrible: the writing, the illustration, the voice-acting -- everything.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Double D Dodgeball should be skipped. Certain gimmicks like skill shots and a variety of arenas do not add enough to warrant a purchase.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Add to this the fact that the total gameplay time (minus cut-scenes) clocks in at a measly two and a half hours, and this game is definitely only a weekend rental.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At 500 Wii Points, it's hard to recommend the title to anyone. Sexy Poker is one of those games that would be better served as a 99-cent iPhone app reserved for no more than novelty purposes.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's really no good reason to suffer Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga--it's ugly, broken, and seems hellbent on depriving you of fun at every opportunity. Even if you're hard up for a Wii RPG, you're better off skipping it and never looking back. Meanwhile, I'll be hearing those footsteps echoing endlessly in my nightmares.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The problem with Star Raiders is that it feels too bland.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Would you settle for Ozzie Canseco when you could get Jose Canseco for an extra dollar? Me neither. And because Arcade Essentials isn't able to pull off its lofty goal of modernizing five classic titles, this is one arcade you should walk right on by.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Say what you will about Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon's shoddy graphics, lame script and bad physics -- when you throw it in the trash, it at least lands inside of the can instead of embedding itself in the wall.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Not being able to transform in a Transformers game is ridiculous.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the graphics just aren't up to snuff, the character models, aside from being horrendous, repeat often and your character moves with all the zip of a drugged elephant.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you're a diehard fan of the series, there is absolutely nothing to love about Act Zero.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's no online component whatsoever, and splitting the screen for local one-on-one match-ups just exacerbates the already intolerable frame-rate woes. The sad truth is that even the most hardcore robot battle junkie will feel ripped off by this mess.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game itself quickly bogs down into a long, repetitive walk-and-punch beat-em-up game.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Between the overly simplistic fighting system and weak enemy A.I., the game is way too easy to beat—you can successfully complete the Tournament mode by doing nothing but mashing the A button.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A “game” that’s awful in every respect and will ultimately be a textbook example of a wasted license.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The characters models are ugly despite aspiring towards cuteness, and the soundtrack will turn your brain into oatmeal.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The mind numbs along with your thumbs. Though the streets fill with indistinguishable enemies, clogging the frame rate, you'll never find the excitement you crave amid the mechanical melee, only a dull realization that you can't tell which thug is yours, and that you don't much care.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Games like this make me wish I could score them just by looking at the box and throwing it in the trash, but Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3DS nonetheless managed to fail my lowest expectations.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Given its low price it's not really surprising that Test Yourself: Psychology is just a small piece of what's going to be a bigger puzzle. But if this incomplete diagnosis of a game is a taste of the treatment to come, this is one doctor's visit you might want to consider rescheduling.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Funk has a fantastic style, pulling from the craziness found in '70s era kung-fu action movies; however, none of the fun found in its art has translated into its gameplay.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A generic, buggy and broken shooter with limited appeal, even to dedicated fans of Marcinko and the many books and novels that have documented his incredible life.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It seems to be nearly devoid of any sort of fun whatsoever.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're a Dragon Ball enthusiast or a fighting fan in general, Evolution is at least worth a rental. [Apr 2009, p.81]
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    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Though the game’s gliding feature is an inspired concept, trying to execute it, as well as most other moves, can be incredibly irritating due to extremely temperamental and unresponsive controls.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even devout soldiers of the KISS Army expecting pyrotechnics, blazing lights and vomited blood will be disappointed by dismal gameplay set to interminably looped hot licks, disorientating camera panning, and sterile voiceovers by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're looking for light-hearted racing action that's not only affordable but fun, you've come to the wrong place. A disappointing title that doesn't reach its minimal potential, Monochrome Racing is a game best avoided.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the worst Batman game ever. Yes, worse than the 16-bit "Batman: Return of the Joker," "Batman Forever" the arcade game, and even the Game.com Batman.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Charming idea met with terrible execution, deep fried in repetitive, unresponsive gameplay, more bugs than an ant farm and served with constant, nonsensical lag.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    While it is a nice throwback to the retro arcade-style basketball games of yore, the overall package is an accumulation of bad design decisions that adds up to one of the worst basketball games ever made.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Geared won't tickle your brain in quite the same way that Portal could, but it's an excellent iPad game that comes at a great price.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luckily, Treasure Seekers blows open the genre's doors for idiots like me with a fantastic hint system that requires a bar to fill up over time before you can use it to cheat your way to victory.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm usually not the biggest fan of shmups because of their often ridiculous difficulty, but AirAttack is pretty forgiving, and I feel that it'll appeal to a wider audience because of that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of those horrifically addictive games that'll drain your battery and your free time faster than you realize, so only pick Deep Deep Dungeon up if you don't plan on accomplishing anything of importance in the near future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's essentially a simple first-to-three game, but it's unique and incredibly fun once two players really get a grasp of the controls. If you've got someone to play with, Dizzypad HD is worth a download -- even if you only plan on purchasing Battle mode.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This surprisingly deep turn-based strategy title charms with its sketchy style, but suffers from a lack of a single-player campaign and an inactive online community.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, the story is hinky, but the puzzles are excellent, and the game looks amazing on the retina display. Unfortunately, the fact remains that this should've been a free update to the existing version of the game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an original puzzle concept, and it's a good, challenging time. If you're the kind of person that can get into a casual puzzler like Peggle, give this a shot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A steal. Seriously, this game is worth far more than a single dollar.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This addictive side-scrolling shooter is a pitch-perfect port of an SNES classic, and works tremendously well on iOS devices.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's fun at first, but this aircraft-blasting action game gets old far too fast, and suffers from a notable lack of player goals.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Worms 2 is here to rectify the mistakes made with the first game, but I'm sad to report that it isn't entirely successful. Yes, there are tons of new weapons and modes, and online multiplayer is finally here; theoretically, Team 17 did everything they should have to deliver the ultimate Worms experience, but a still-clunky UI and shoddy graphics make this an inadequate sequel.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it is a challenging and entertaining escape that you'll keep coming back to. And if you manage to join the 35 other elite players who finished on hard, remember to tell me how it's done.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With crisp and simple graphics and ominous background music mixed with the groans of the undead, Stupid Zombies is a nice puzzle game to have on hand. My only problem was that tapping and dragging on the touch-screen often obscured the exact aim of my crosshair. Also, I found it to be a little tedious after a while, but the surprise of a particularly complex level was usually enough to keep my interest.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packing pretty much all of the major features of its bigger console siblings, FIFA 11 does a remarkable job in bringing the world's most popular sports game to iPad.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disoriented is an okay deal. It's got enough content to keep those who can get past its more frustrating levels occupied, and it's a unique concept that hasn't yet been done to death on the platform.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chicken Coup is pitch-perfect at its $0.99 price point. It doesn't have enough raw content to satisfy my desire for a real, meaty game to play for extended sittings, but as a quick, pick-up-and-play option it's fine. Plus, it's really pretty.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can learn the ropes of the game and find satisfaction playing against AI opponents, it'll easily grab you and keep you occupied for a long time to come.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Plenty of modes and surprisingly funny writing make this a weirdly enjoyable piece of unexpected "edutainment."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dirt offers a really cool and even moving story for the price of a bottled water. If you want a really interesting way to spend an hour, Dirt is more than worth your time and dollar.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is it worth the price of admission? Solving puzzles with Professor H and the gang will only set you back $5, which is a great overall value considering what you get. If you enjoy match games and are looking for something different, Jewel Keepers: Easter Island won't disappoint.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This charming and challenging side-scroller impresses with its varied gameplay and colorful aesthetic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twin Blades is one of the most gorgeously drawn and animated 2D games I've seen running on the device, never mind one of the best looking games on the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have nostalgia for the franchise, you'll probably love having this on their iPad, but those unfamiliar with FMV games might be more than a bit befuddled by Dragon's Lair.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Do you love Rock Band enough to play a mobile version with streamlined, touch-based controls and downgraded graphics? If so, then Rock Band Reloaded has all the features you could possibly ask for, and it really is the best that it could be on a mobile platform.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fight Drunk is sort of joke app, and although it should probably be free, I'm glad to have paid $0.99 for it. Kudos to GravitySensation for making me laugh.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    $2.99 for a portable version of a free web game doesn't sound too bad, but that better games exist on the iOS leaderboard shooter market (Geometry Wars or Alive 4 Ever if you're looking for a zombie fix) makes Zombie Wars a tough sell.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Black Arms is a mixed bag. It has some nice features and offers a bit of old school charm, but it just doesn't go far enough. For gamers who love mindless gunplay and have a weak spot for on-rail shooters, Heavy Fire: Black Arms isn't a bad way to spend $5. But for everyone else, that coin would be better served by saving it for the next Black Ops or Halo: Reach map pack.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This outlandish side-scroller charms with its slick presentation and risque sense of humor, but suffers from some wonky -- and limited -- controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    3bot is a fairly unique 3D puzzle game with a great aesthetic and gameplay that's legitimately challenging, and at its rock-bottom price point it's an easy recommendation, especially if fast-pace puzzlers are your thing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're an intellectual type looking for great story, strategic gameplay, and explosive 3D-enabled graphics in your games, Tetman will probably leave you disappointed, to say the least. It's as simple and casual as iPhone games can get, and that's by no means a bad thing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A puzzle game that's unique, entertaining, and will keep you on your toes, Liight is just a flat-out blast to play. Don't let this inexpensive, fun WiiWare title slip through your fingers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you buy Lilt Line you're essentially getting a full electronica album and a solid game for the price of a bottled drink and pack of candy. It's easily worth your $2.99, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, overlooked indie iPhone title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's one of my favorite puzzle games at the moment, and it might be one of the best original puzzle game ideas on the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite cute graphics and an adorable aesthetic, the brutal difficulty and overly-simplistic design won't keep Super Stack Attack on your iDevice for long.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quick shooter experience that's perfect for touch screens at an easy palatable price point. It takes a bit too long to get going, but those who stick with it won't regret the purchase.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So while the campaign should only take you a few hours, a great deal of that completion time will be simply replaying particularly brutal encounters.