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 NCAA Football 2003
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
4560 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a few tiny changes, Half-Life 2 on the Xbox is the PC game, right down to the last spattered droplets of alien blood. Half-Life 2's graphics set new standards for the Xbox, blowing right past heavyweights like "Doom 3" and "Halo 2."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The three versions of NCAA are virtually identical... The main points involve graphics, and the Xbox version clearly looks the best, sporting the crispest details, richest colors, and best lighting.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether Rayman is climbing, swinging, or hovering like a helicopter, the control never once loses its smooth, seamless feel. Rayman 2 brings the same kind of fun that you will find in other great games of the genre, while at the same time creating its own identity and following.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even after suffering through the grueling battles, the repeated deaths, the campy dialogue and the head-numbingly bad plot, I still had a hell of time thanks to the immensely satisfying combat, the inspired level design and the memorable boss encounters.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ICO
    Unique and engaging in every respect—and for highbrow types who crave a challenge, this is as good as it gets.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals may be on target, but Advance Warfighter's controls in the single-player campaign bites the bullet. It's been an unfortunate and ongoing theme in the Ghost Recon series, yet the wonky control scheme still hasn't been fixed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A landmark sports game. Not only is it the greatest football game we've yet seen, it's a masterclass in how to capture the essence of a sport. From they way it looks to the way it makes you think about how you play the game, FIFA 12 is brilliant, through and through.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wacky, wonderful meditation on the Mario phenomenon. As for the game itself: The combat system is clever, nicely varied, and wickedly fun, but a little more depth to the adventure would have sealed the deal.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The satisfying story mode is a big improvement on THPS’s structure. 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An action-packed espionage thriller, Syphon Filter’s intense gameplay combines with tight control and a slick style to deliver the PlayStation’s best third-person action game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With insane amounts of selectable characters and play options, what can possibly be done to top it?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that will have you laughing one moment and cursing the next but you'll enjoy doing both. The cutscenes and challenges are equally entertaining, if in very different ways. Bowser's Inside Story works hard to make sure it's never boring or mindlessly repetitive and quite nearly succeeds.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it may start slow, its got enough action and new content to make it well worth the wait.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A landmark sports game. Not only is it the greatest football game we've yet seen, it's a masterclass in how to capture the essence of a sport. From they way it looks to the way it makes you think about how you play the game, FIFA 12 is brilliant, through and through.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you own an iPhone, DS, or PSP, those are probably better platforms to play this on, but this iPad version is still a great game that perfectly captures the console GTA experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essentially the same game with a slew of slick improvements, and gamers will have an absolute blast throwing down dunks while exploring its new features.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Black & White miraculously pulls you in and doesn't let go until you've sacrificed many hours.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A magnificent example of fine-tuning, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando sculpts the successes of the first one to near-perfection...but too many similarities to the original make it all seem just a teensy bit stale.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The intuitive controls have been retained, but to enhance the original's sim-like feel, a slice button has been added and the serves are a little more difficult to perfect.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's an instant classic and one that will occupy you for a long time to come. [Dec 2008, p.86]
    • GamePro
    • 90 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]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    All in all, Phantom Hourglass is a successful sequel that improves on everything that its predecessor did right. [Nov 2007, p.92]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Excellent controls, AI, and graphics make this hockey game a must have.
    • 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]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Translates very well to the home. Boogie down!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The complex environments from the console games are here, but the small size kills the visual detail, and the 3/4-overhead perspective makes those levels much harder to navigate.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yesterday I drained my iPod's battery completely while playing online deathmatch games, and the only thing I wanted to do was stick it on the charger so I could hop back in. I just hope you readers are willing to take the $6.99 hit to your wallets and join me.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new real-time battle mode seems abortive at best, and the AI can sometimes seem a little too easy to manipulate, but the core turn-based gameplay can't be beat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    MLB 11: The Show is so full of the heart and soul of baseball that even jaded baseball video gamers have to admit how close it is to the real thing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its premise is straightforward, yet there’s so much to do and see, along with some sizeable challenges that will test even the brightest adventure veterans.

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