GamePro's Scores

  • Games
For 4,559 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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Real Racing 2
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
4,559 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game isn't flawless, nor is it technically finished - a good many quests fall into a "kill 20 of enemy X and collect 9 of item Y" pattern, a lot of promised end-game content still isn't in, and there are still bugs being squashed - but it's easily the closest MMORPGs have yet come to perfection. If this one doesn't hook you, nothing will.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    San Andreas for the PC has the most to offer. But considering the steep system specs and the key binding headaches, casual players may find that it's more trouble than it's worth. [Sept 2005, p.52]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The level of quality it has maintained is remarkable. In terms of gameplay and depth, there's no question that Winning Eleven 7 is the soccer game to own. [Mar 2004, p.82]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best basketball games ever on any console…period.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A must-have for all fighting-game fans, but its easy-going control is also ideal for the casual gamer who just wants to get a bit of aggression out and look good doing it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But as a fan who actually cares about Kratos and his plight, I found it to be a bit of a letdown. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, I can't help but feel disappointed by the way Kratos chose to say goodbye at the end of it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The butter-smooth controls make the game a joy to play—between the big hits and the player-controlled dekes, you’ll alternate between brawling like Tie Domi and dangling like Pavel Bure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a massive amount of features to unlock and enjoy, SSX Tricky gives fans a whole lot of tasty treats to chew on.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As far as the three main game systems go, the Xbox graphics—as usual—look the sharpest...NFL 2K3 is a straight-ahead, hard-as-knuckles football game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    But, the added level of depth and infinite replay value through Xbox 360 Achievements and loads of downloadable content make GHII Xbox 360 the ultimate version to own. [Apr 2007, p.80]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gameplay has just the right balance of challenging puzzles and finger-numbing battles to deliver an exceptional adventure whether you’re royalty or not.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, the combination of a robust multiplayer, a surprisingly compelling co-op adventure, and a thrilling ten-hour single-player campaign add up to a title that is, quite simply, a must-own
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It provides more game modes, off and online, than you could shake a stick at. There are so many ways to play and/or compete online, an ample character creator, cool venues and ready-to-release downloadable content that makes the whole package worthwhile even if you shell out for the all-in-one bundle. But regardless, you will have fun with Rock Band. We guarantee it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its deftly meshed story lines, deep use of spellcasting, and innovative insanity system, Eternal Darkness is a unique and tasty addition to the survival/horror genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    WarCraft III doesn’t revolutionize the RTS genre, but a well-executed story, drum-tight gameplay and a long shelf life as a multi-player title make WarCraft III a must for and PC owning strategy fans.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The uniqueness of the game, the sound, graphics and the ability to control a little Sim life hooked me almost immediately.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A more complex, more fluid, and more attractive game than its plumber predecessor ["Super Mario 64"]. It’s sure to have even the staunchest N64 critics raising their eyebrows.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV is just more of a good thing and fans of the original have plenty of reasons to invest in it. But seasoned players who didn't care for the original SFIV won't have any reason to like the update because, despite the improvements and additions, the fundamental gameplay hasn't changed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's large, it's intense, it's huge, and it looks and sounds great. Vagrant Story is a true classic action/RPG in every sense that will hook you in from the start and never let go.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The character designs are awesome, the soundtrack is solid, and the controls are perfect... It strikes the right balance between pick-up-and-play and in-depth strategy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Never has a game gripped my attention so completely, it was able to throw me from my chair while trying to dodge an attack, lean forward to be one inch from the screen, or throw my mouse off the table in an effort to get away from an enemy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With amazing improvements and incredible gameplay, FFXII is without a doubt the best Final Fantasy game in over a decade. Put simply, this is what all RPGs, regardless of platform or subject matter, should aspire to be.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even beyond the football gameplay, you have to appreciate the wealth of extras and activities that make Madden NFL 2003 such an entertaining and complete package.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a must-have for the Game Boy Advance, and proof positive that great game design transcends technology and time.
    • 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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most complete multiplayer console package to date--an absurd, wild, and wickedly fun game with lots of variety, unbelievable visuals, and more longevity than most of the gods of Olympus.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are the main differentiator with the Xbox version looking sharpest, the PS2 version sprouting typical jaggies, and the GameCube version appearing slightly soft.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gather your friends around and get over yourselves; you are about to have fun playing tennis.