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 Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
4560 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want a golf game you can pick up and play at any moment on your 3DS, then the $6.99 price tag is no barrier, especially since Let's Golf 3D has a wealth of content totaling around 10 hours if you get into it. However, it is cheaper on other platforms ($4.99) that also include the online play that this game lacks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though not quite a substitute for the SNES version, DKC is still higher quality than 90 percent of the GBA's action lineup right now.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I didn't expect Guitar Hero Smash Hits to dramatically change what has become a tried-and-true formula, but I definitely anticipated a better value proposition than this.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    KoF '99 retains all the fighting fun of the previous years, though the load times will wear at your patience and make you long for the Dreamcast version.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The so-so visual and sound package contributes to the middling quality of the game, too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If the controls weren't so frustrating, the game play experience would have been a lot more enjoyable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The idea behind the franchise has enough merit that it deserves a better effort and it's lamentable that they didn't realize that from the very beginning.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it comes right down to it, Atelier Rorona just feels good to play. If you're craving a charming, character-driven game that doesn't involve a looming world-ending crisis and you can deal with a lot of repetition, you'll certainly want to give this game a go.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it may not match the majesty of the books, The Chronicles of Narnia is still a solid choice for a group of younger gamers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, in order for a player to lay claim to Frantic Farming mastery, he'll need to perfect one specific technique. [Aug 2009, p.84]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can't imagine playing it top to bottom, but as a discounted novelty to pop in every now and then, We Ski is a good time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The 8-bit soundtrack is a great fit, and I love the fact that more background music can be unlocked by accumulating a high overall score.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm stunned by the fact that this game is enjoyable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good game with a few bugs. If you're a fan of the anime series then you'll probably fall instantly in love with Sidetracked.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a good General Manager mode or freewheeling gridiron action, you might want to give "GameDay 2001" a try-out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though some things need to be tightened up, WWE '12 shows that the video game side of the franchise is still improving.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cheap deaths, a bland story, and questionable boss balance hold Forever Kingdom back from being a completely satisfying experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple, arcadey grappler that’s likely to appeal more to enthusiasts of things that are insane than hardcore wrestling fanatics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A step forward for fighting games? Not exactly. But it's certainly a tasty bit of comfort food for the fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though some things need to be tightened up, WWE '12 shows that the video game side of the franchise is still improving.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The targeting system is well executed, but the camerawork is not. In enclosed areas it can go ballistic, often pointing in a direction that obscures your enemies.
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    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a host of flaws, "Soulbringer" is an addictive game that patient gamers are sure to enjoy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gyromancer also takes a while to get the hang of thanks to a poorly explained tutorial, and the lack of multiplayer seriously hurts the game's replay value; still, gamers get quite a bit of bang for their buck (it's priced at 1200 MS Points, which is $15), and while it won't win any awards for originality, it's a slick and addictive puzzle experience that's sure to keep Bejeweled and Puzzle Quest fans playing late into the night.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's almost like they came up with the jokes first, then hastily built a game framework around it. [Dec 2004, p.118]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tactics probably would've been a better game if it had left out the half-baked RPG elements, and focused on more varied units and capabilities.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And you know what? It's still fun despite the terrible story and stupid enemy A.I. I respect a game that gives me so much to do, so many areas to explore, so many customization options, and so many quests. I had a lot of fun with Two Worlds II, and while the story annoys me in its second act, I do see myself giving it another go at a later date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The four-player action makes this tennis game an absolute blast.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its wanton weirdness is still as charming as it was on the Wii, and its nonsensical narrative is always enjoyable. So if you're anxious to rekindle your bloodlust in the most over-the-top manner available, Heroes' Paradise may be worth a look.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The continuous button mashing that infuses the famous yet most curious aerial acrobatics that those crazy DBZ fighters perform gives you pretty much everything you need to simulate the Saiyan art of combat.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The custom built 4A-engine does a terrific job of bringing this desolate and sad world to life, and the developers made an admirable attempt to build the gameplay around the narrative. But Metro 2033's strength lies in the ideas which underpin its action -- without them, it's just another gritty first-person shooter with some interesting tweaks built in -- and it's unfortunate that the rich source material didn't mesh with the actual gameplay to form a cohesive whole.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The scores of happy families, the gentle and caring characters you've grown up with your entire life, and the chance to virtually wander around a place that is so beloved can't help but make you smile.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although HM: AWL has a mind-boggling array of options, it offers no relief from the monotony of the daily chores. In setting out to create the ultimate farming game, it seems Natsume has simulated the drudgery of farming in real life as well. [Apr 2004, p.99]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A unique hybrid of a platform game and logic puzzle that’s too unforgiving to be fun for too long.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EA Canada did a worthwhile job in making this year's version of MVP stand out, even if it serves up a great deal of redone material. [Feb 2006, p.84]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great version of DDR, but in the end it is DDR - love it or hate it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I love that players can play any of the 130 levels in the entire game right from the start, and I used that feature on a couple of occasions when a particular level had me stumped.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the strongest aspect of this game has to be its charismatic personality. [Apr 2009, p.83]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's some good fun to be had in Destruction Derby Raw, just don't expect it to blow your tires off.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s hard to knock one of the best, most addictive strategy games ever made—but Civ II owners may wonder why they’re paying fifty bucks for what's essentially a decent facelift and a gameplay balance patch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Awesome action makes up for several shortcomings including a spastic camera and random technical glitches. Web of Shadows delivers the best combat system of any Spider-Man game to date and intense boss battles to go with it. An imperfect effort, but an entertaining one nonetheless.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gun
    Gun does have its moments, but it never fully comes together and ends way too soon. [Jan 2006, p.82]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great fun for a while, but gets repetitive pretty quickly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The whole game comes across as the equivalent of a B-grade horror movie: exciting at times, ultimately unmemorable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Deca Sports isn't a great title but it is a fun diversion that's sure to go over well with the casual Wii owner. [June 2008, p.85]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though so much is included, it all comes down to the gameplay. It's tough to fault the developers for staying true to the original, but in today's age, games have gotten more forgiven, something that Lode Runner seems to forget.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gem saga does, however, boast some of the most impressive 2D sprite-art I've seen in a handheld RPG, but sadly suffers from poorly implemented, port-specific touch-screen controls.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game really creates the feeling of being Spider-Man like no game before it, and for many Marvel fans, that will be more than enough... Yet many gamers will be dismayed by the finicky camera and formulaic gameplay.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There really should be a full ten decathlon events in the game; seven leaves you feeling hungry for more variety.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels sloppy and looks simple, but from time to time the brilliance of the game design shines through.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What the game lacks in the bells and whistles department, it makes up for in its insane depth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The actual variety among the different events is rather low, a problem that stems in large part from the repetitive, button-bashing nature of most events.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worth looking at for its high production values, but its gameplay lacks depth. If your favorite part of "Final Fantasy X" was seeking out rare items to upgrade your weapons, you will love this game. [Sept 2004, p.82]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The whole game comes across as the equivalent of a B-grade horror movie: exciting at times, ultimately unmemorable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Savage Skies finds a way to creep up your spine...and proves that a little diversity goes a long way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While regular Joes will miss nothing if they pass this up, the art galleries and new music are enough to make Origins worth it to hardcore FF fanatics.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nba '07 is a pretty good action RPG and a decent basketball game. Unfortunately, the two don't quite add up to the outstanding effort necessary to be a contender in the sports genre. [Dec. 2006, p.128]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a diehard, you'll relish playing through your favorite early battles in the epic story. Sagas is a competent first entry to the action genre, just not exemplary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Phantom Brave is definitely a great game, but this low-effort regurgitation just doesn't impress like it should.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a great game for Razor enthusiasts that like simple (very simple) gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the Genesis played second fiddle to the Super Nintendo, it had some awesome titles and thankfully, there are enough of them on this disc to merit a look.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ash
    If you're in the mood for a brand new RPG that feels like a throwback to an early Final Fantasy game, developers SRRN have got your back.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a decent follow-up to the original and the variety of events will make for some good times, especially in a party setting. But the lack of improvement or innovation since the first game means that it will never be anything more than a simple title that's more a marketing tool than anything else.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Inexplicably Fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like character-based races, you will like this game. [July 2002, p.80]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For $60, wrestling game fans expect deep rosters and a variety of match types, while fighting fans hope for an assortment of modes with great replay value. Unfortunately, WWE All Stars isn't able to provide enough of either to propel the enjoyable combat to the top rung of championship-caliber fighting games.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I will admit, though, that Blitz II is entertaining in short bursts and that some of its features are interesting, even if the A.I. and shallow gameplay experience leaves something to be desired.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Fun Factor directly corresponds to your level of Potter fandom: The joy of this game comes from experiencing Harry’s universe, not from the repetitive, trite gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The reason for buying Rise of Flight, you'll quickly see, is the graphics. Most notably, it's the planes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Leaning on the selling power of its namesake, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 limps its way through a mediocre round of golf that's less fun than its proud PGA predecessors, and doesn't even dent the PS2's graphical capabilities. Worst of all, you must hit the ball with analog controls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With plenty of frenetic crossfire, you’ll get more frustrated with the controls than with the Iraqis.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mileage you get from the selection of women and their respective dances is dependent on your personal taste. If that's your main interest in the game, then you'll find plenty of incentives to keep playing. SRS is above average, but there's a lot of heavy competition out there.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most fair-weather Pokemon fans will find the Story mode not interesting enough and the Colosseum mode a little too hardcore. [Apr 204, p.98]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Playing Downhill Jam is like watching an infomercial at three in the morning: it's sort of amusing and it passes the time but you're not enthralled by what's going on, either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Heroes is easily the worst MOH game yet, and yes that includes the PlayStation versions that came out over half a decade ago.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the graphics are rather plain, the sound is quite good. I never got tired of the main adventure theme, and the thunderclap of your magical dragon appendages displacing the air with their glowing energy is the perfect effect.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the end, what you're left with is a familiar game that has less content, less unanimous appeal, easier difficulty, and probably the least amount of innovation offered from a Guitar Hero title yet.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Flock! packs a mean graphical punch, as the animals are adorable even when running for their lives. The sounds are cute for the game, even in the idea of abduction. But even with loads of replay value, something seems off, whether it's your general control over the game or ability to master it and feel like you conquered and defeated it. That's just not there. But maybe for you, it is -- only one way to find out.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    NBA replay online content does have some interesting prospects, with the top five real-life NBA games from the past week set to be recreated in NBA 07 as part of an online multiplayer competition. Good hustle.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite the beautiful visuals and nuanced details, there's more tedium here than anything else. After a while, even die-hard RPG fans would be hard-pressed to enjoy the mindless sprints through the endless dungeons.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Pros: In a nutshell, it's Diet "God of War." Cons: The diet version is never as good as the non-diet version.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Harkening back to when simple games and concepts entertained us all, Battle B-Damam reinvents the classic marble games of yore with mixed results.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic is one of those games that really feels like it is missing online multiplayer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the process of being brought to the PSP, Legends changed into an occasionally enjoyable though altogether disappointing title that mimics much of Laura's older works than the material it supposedly draws from.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's the gaming equivalent of a local neighborhood eatery: the food's good and service is decent, but it certainly won't be the best meal you've ever had.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Coming in there shouldn't be any expectation that Commanders: Attack of the Genos is trying to do anything new for the turn-based strategy genre. Instead it offers a fairly substantial amount of gameplay for a fairly small price tag, which should be enough enticement to grab those in need of another turn-based game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    But, in trying to recreate the magic of the series, the game dies on the toilet with recycled gags, rehashed plot premises and repetitive gameplay; this is despite solid scripting and voice work from Seth MacFarlane and company.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite the pun-tastic monsters and multiplayer vs, the virus busting just didn't hold our attention as long as we would've hoped.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The gameplay stays varied throughout, but Master of Disguise ends up feeling a little gimmicky due to uninteresting characters, plot, environments and graphics.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you absolutely loved the Battle Network games or played the first Star Force to death, then this is probably a game that you'll want to look into - it's a solid title with a lot to offer. [July 2008, p.83]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game is easy to pick up and great to look at, but there's little to it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Even though it's shrunken down to fit the DS, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is almost as fun as the Wii version. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Ultimately, whether or not Lost Odyssey is worth your time and money comes down to how absorbed in the broad strokes of this world you'll let your own imagination become, and whether you're willing to make the emotional investment asked of you. Ordinary suspension of disbelief simply won't cut it in the face of such overt melodrama and strained gameplay.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you absolutely loved the Battle Network games or played the first Star Force to death, then this is probably a game that you'll want to look into - it's a solid title with a lot to offer. [July 2008, p.83]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    At its best, the game is a fun and interesting diversion, but it's rarely at its best. It's a good first effort and I personally hope it's a sign of more to come.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The fact that it's practically Sims 2 with Desperate Housewives textures, voice acting, and character likeness, hardly makes it appealing. The super-simple controls, drama-filled thematic scenes, and $19.99 price point may appeal to the casual gamer, but hardcore gamers should stray far away.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Joker could've used a heaping helping of the friendly big touch-screen button style interface that the latest Pokemon mastered, but ultimately with these monster hunter games, it's really just just up to your brand preference.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I'd suggest you pass this one up unless you're a Wii fanatic, a light-gun aficionado, or a Zelda freak who just has to have every single Link game around. [Feb 2008, p.77]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sure it has a ton of great options and modes, but it simply doesn't have the action packed excitement of the Virtua Tennis series.