GamerArchive's Scores

  • Games
For 91 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 40 Digimon Rumble Arena 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 91
  2. Negative: 3 out of 91
91 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Valve have once again managed to transform a genre, and taken pure gaming pleasure to brand new, unthought of heights. The sheer number of moments you'll be astounded by the graphical touches, by the storyline, by the sheer polished nature of the title, and even the incredible level design is quite astounding.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Take a large measure of "GTA III"; add a sprinkle of "Vice City", freshly sliced sprigs of nineties gang culture; stir in dashes of "Manhunt", "Fable", and "Dance-Dance Revolution" to taste, then mix in a nitro-powered-blender from hell. Result? Ten out of ten.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's only really one flaw in the game - the fact it has to end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s an eerie absence of a whole lot of noise sans the atmospheric sounds in each level; another sinister part of the game to keep your interest in what is going on.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once you have dominated the death match realm, you can truly call yourself either an expert gamer, or an obsessive stinking nerd.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    “Merely” a fantastically addictive, and quite easily one of the very best in the genre to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s almost difficult to put into words how brilliant the game is. It seems to embody everything that gaming is about – pure fun, lacking any frustration at all, requiring the simplest of button presses to absorb you into a world full of colour and beauty that you will get lost in for hours on end.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a sublime mix of a humorous storyline, fantastic weaponry, some pure comedy moments, and some amazingly solid platforming sections, there's very little to criticise in Ratchet and Clank 3.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer addictive quality and the fact that Capcom have (once again) gone completely against the grain for the recent trend of titles on this generation of consoles brings about a delight that very few games manage to inflict upon their game players.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addictive quality, and sheer joy to play that were very much there in abundance in the 97/98 and 01/02 iterations of the game has returned, and been incredibly well complemented by some tweaks, and fantastic additions to the overall package.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the long run, every RPG enthusiast would likely agree that Fable, though not as sophisticated or profound an experience as some other RPG's, is still as purely fun to play as any other title available on the Xbox.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The end still lands with a blindsiding jolt. It doesn't help that the last moments of gameplay are so anticlimactic. Regardless of the game's end and its other problems, it takes a fool to say that Halo 2 is a bad game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The levels are fantastically designed and when you get the chance to learn the levels and play with similarly skilled players the gameplay goes into overdrive. It's the kind of revolutionary online game that was promised at the beginning of Live, it makes such a change to the diet of FPS' and racing games.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though I may not agree that the style they did this game in isn't the best for the series, as everything seems a bit awkward in its non-realism cartoony world. Still, you find little time to complain when you're engaged in its vast world and incredible gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A totally different atmosphere has finally graced the scene, and its certainly nothing to complain about, since the same old atmosphere has never been given a break from the start.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you find yourself trying to poke criticism at the game then you're probably best sticking with a game of chess. The rest of us with be on our Gamecubes, having the best party this side of drunken Twister.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps if it had the graphical accompaniment, and the in depth storyline that it deserves, we could be looking at a game that will be remembered as fondly as "Final Fantasy VII."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be nothing new, but it does each part so incredibly well that you cant help but feel the overall polished feeling of the game is something innovating in today’s world of rush releases. If you need yet another shooter, buy this and you’ll fall in love all over again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main failing of the game. It's short. Veterans can get through the game in about eight hours, beginners about fifteen. Even so, I enjoyed every single minute I spent with the game, something I can't say for other quest games that are longer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Massive Entertainment have once again upped the bar for RTS graphics, as Ground Control 2 is one of the most astonishingly gorgeous titles around at the moment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sight jacking feature is one of the most ingenious inclusions, and something that now it’s here, I wonder just why it hasn’t cropped up in the gaming world somewhere before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In simple terms, there just isn’t enough in the game that manages to firmly grab you and take you on a gameplay experience that warrant a higher score.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest problem in need of improvement would have to be in the soundtrack. Don’t get me wrong, the music is well composed and fitting for the game, but too often in the mission you get this repeat atmospheric type music that is about a five-second long (if that) affair that then repeats itself in total constancy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is it complicated? Yes of course. Is it too much for a generation of strategists brought up on the shallow nature of "Command and Conquer" to handle? Most definitely. But, is it still one of the most innovative and important strategy titles of recent times? Of that there’s no doubt.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, it's stupendously attractive. Yes it helps draw you into the theme parks that you create. No, the development of this 3D engine seems to have brought its own problems in the shape of quite a few bugs still easy to spot in the final full retail game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphical flair, addictive gameplay, and a variety of multiplayer modes that will attract a whole new group of gamers see’s Colin McRae Rally 04 on the PC as one that we can all recommended with great pleasure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The battle system, the storyline, and even the aesthetics manage to impress, culminating in a game that’s quite highly thought of by Gamer Archive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game still doesn’t do anything technically new. THUG 2 is what the first Underground game should have been. But, the Underground tag is nothing more than the Emperor’s new skateboard.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who’d see this as their first foray into the world of virtual wrestling, the surprisingly addictive, and much improved story mode is quite the draw. All in all, highly recommended.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer quality, and depth put into developing the world found in Moment OF Silence, and the astonishingly high quality storyline pushing you along as quite the perfect rate is quite dazzling.