Gamer's Hell's Scores

  • Games
For 702 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Lowest review score: 25 The Guy Game
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 702
702 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    In short, Project Sylpheed has a solid foundation, but a lot of the game is simply unnecessary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel isn't a bad game, but it's far from memorable. It'll keep you entertained for a good 10-12 hours, but beyond unlocking harder difficulties there's not much replay value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you’re looking to satisfy your NASCAR craving, or you simply want to get away from the typical driving games, NASCAR SimRacing improves greatly upon previous NASCAR titles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite the low-level evolution of its RPG elements, Petpet Adventures still plays well, and its visuals and sound complement an easily accessible gameplay mechanic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The creative use of player control to determine the gameplay and story delivery is an industry-leading feature.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Big Red One comes across as a nicely presented game with some impressive visuals and memorable moments, but it doesn’t have enough to make it stand out from the rest.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Creat did a wonderful job of simulating the jerky suspension, turn-on-a-dime steering, and the sprightly kinetics of these under-sized autos. The accurate movements and weight of the vehicles is represented so effectively that there are times when it will have you trying to climb walls, literally and figuratively.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Van Helsing has surprisingly decent gameplay, but it lacks much of the complexity seen in other games in the genre. It also falls short in terms of graphics, compared to games like "Ninja Gaiden," but it does quite well in the audio department.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Overall, the expansion boasts great new content, cool weapons, fresh looking monsters, the massive cities and insane perks. However, all the old content is getting a bit aged, especially the graphics, and it still boils down to killing hecklers for your main way to gain experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The atmosphere, the realism, the tactical choices, the beautiful goals your players scores, etc. All this aids in making the game as good as it can be.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This thing is damned short. If anyone over the age of 15 puts in more than four hours into this, it either means they’ve left it on and forgotten about it, or they’re supplementing the play experience by simultaneously experimenting with stem cell research.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The graphics and audio are both very good, but the gameplay just isn’t all that fun, and the learning curve is without a doubt steep.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A definite step-up from its series predecessors, and, surprisingly, it’s a fairly decent console shooter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I don’t think the storyline can get much more generic than this, and I honestly don’t think it’s told and directed very well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As a whole, Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked is a surprisingly well done button masher which should be even more appealing to anime fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The Graphical presentation is a let-down, but the gameplay is entertaining. Not all is bad, however. Multiplayer modes add those few more hours of fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The biggest aspect of Lost in Blue is repeating daily tasks and trying to stay alive on the island. After a while this can get somewhat annoying when players want to go out and see what’s on the island, but can’t because they still need to gather food or supplies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While the customization is very limited, there is still a plethora of cars to select from, each with their own specific feel.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Endangered species, elevated paths, tours, and more of everything pretty much sums up this expansion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A definitive version of Need For Speed Lite; fewer upgrade calories and less fatty visuals to chew on. What the game picks up on, though, is a key element of racing fun, with its unpretentious (if a bit ambitious) presentation of a glamorous racing sub-culture that fits in the palm of your hand.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you felt "Warcraft III" had lost some appeal due to the shift from city building to more direct fighting, then The Settlers - Heritage of Kings is the game for you. It is a tad more oriented to the management side and has a couple more upgrading and research options than the Blizzard title, so you might enjoy the base building and upgrading.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Law and Order 2 slightly exceeds its predecessor, mostly due to simplified gameplay. The storyline and voice acting make this a must have for every self-respecting Law and Order fan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    There really is minimal complexity to the game, no crafting for example, but yet it still has that addicting effect.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Shadowgrounds is a pretty solid game if you treat it as what it is, a game where you collect and upgrade weapons, and use them to blow away aliens.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It does let itself down in certain respects - the multiplayer is fairly buggy, and the graphics are not particularly amazing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A simple action game intended for amateur gamers everywhere. Its addictive robot transformation and customization appeal makes DICE rewarding the more it’s played, but it’s also engaging to simply indulge for a few minutes every once in a while.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The multitude of customizable features for the cars is the most impressive selection seen on PSP, but the gameplay doesn’t compare with titles such as "Wipeout Pure" or "Ridge Racer."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The game would’ve benefited from a few more obvious enhancements, but it is still extremely easy to be captivated by the enthralling storyline and engaging strategy experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Although the frame rate and sync bugs can be bothersome, as a whole this game isn't all that bad.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A perfectly adequate Gundam title that will clearly live up to fan expectations. While newcomers to the series should expect to initially struggle with a slightly shoddy control scheme and overall camera confusion amid the heat of battle, veteran Gundam gamers should see it all as par for the course.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The attractive graphics, excellent voice work and relatively coherent , if convoluted, story offer some promise, but a there just isn't enough game in this game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    What really hurts Squad Assault the most is a combination of the other surface elements, such as the lackluster maps, glitchy sounds, and a gameplay structure that could still use some smoothing out. However, I cannot deny that the menu and command interfaces are some of the most intuitively employable I’ve ever come across in a squad-based tactical game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Singles is fun and addictive to play at first, and the idea of a relationship sim is something a little new, but the novelty wears off and as soon as you’ve done it once, you’ve done it all. To sum it all up, Singles isn't a life sim - it's a reasonable relationship sim with no frills.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, as an expansion franchise, Medal of Honor's debut in the Modern Warfare League isn't a championship run.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In short, if Lost Planet 2 was a budget-priced multiplayer-only title, it would be hard not to recommend it; unfortunately it's a full-price game with a seriously flawed single player experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A complex strategy game, challenging both for its detailed economy and its various spheres of military operations.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all KOF 2000 and 2001 are average games. The gameplay is the same as in any other fighting game. Plus, there is a lack of customization in every department.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sniper-specific gameplay opportunity granted within Sniper Elite is interesting and strangely attractive; no other sniper game carries off the tension, isolation, and anxiety of war to this degree, and the arcade leanings of games like "Silent Scope" simply can't compete.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For players prepared to risk finger cramp, wrist lock, eye strain, and cracked patience in order to make the transitional skill demands laid down by the merciless gameplay, the experience is never anything less than rewarding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yet the core of Pirates! is scurvy riddled, lacking the precious vitamin C gameplay nuance that would elevate it well beyond the ranks of average.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It would have been nice to see a co-op mode or something similiar to single play (with enemies, besides your friend) but it can provide a few half-hours of fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, DEF JAM ICON is a decent game, although a little disappointing in that the story line is unaffected by your actions and decisions throughout.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of emotive content is conspicuous by its absence, as is the inability to wander from the game's restrictively linear path, as well as the option to accomplish mission objectives from multiple perspectives.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surprises that turn into expectations; non-adventuring; facial animations that can't keep up with the scenery and objects in the game world without weight physics: these are all elements, that if done well, would round out the game to make it the epic it was hyped to be. In the end, I feel safer in Remedy's woods than I do in the actual backcountry of Washington.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all that there really isn’t anything uniquely special about Forgotten Conflict, there are enough pieces of the gameplay, presentation, and creative license to keep the average player at least interested, if not downright entertained.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EA's decision to move away from the stilting influence of closely confined conflict in favor of expansive battling proves its worth in a game of high tension and prolonged immersion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I was frankly surprised at just how easy and flexible the coaster construction tools were; and the mini-games that introduce training, ride and attraction types were a nice change-up to the usual sim/coaster model.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galactic Assault is an enjoyable game for those who like turn-based strategy games but don’t be expecting anything new in the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fairly good RPG. Nothing stands out about it, nothing incredibly amazing has been done with it, but it is a serviceable and enjoyable game if you're a fan of the genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spider-Man 2 isn't a great game, but it's far from being poor and unworthy of your attention.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'll have to get comfortable with the game's difficulty and spartan UI. You'll need to tame the camera and overlook the sometimes low-budget visuals, sketchy tech, long load times and a host of little bugs. It sounds like a lot of work, but Divinity 2 does have its charms and more often than not, I felt surprisingly compelled to see what was waiting around the next turn of the road.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It brings nothing new to the genre and the only thing behind it is a semi well known license. Despite its shortcomings it is a game that can be picked up and played for 20-45 minutes at a shot and is a great time waster.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt might not be the best-looking game on today's market, the thought behind it is certainly well appreciated. Playing with Yakko, Wakko, Dot, Pinky and The Brain will bring back happy memories to older gamers and will certainly amuse younger gamers with its humor and cartoon feel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clearing a derelict building of rival graffiti artists through seemingly relentless hand-to-hand battles and then spraying amusing taunts over their interrupted 'work' is strangely appealing, and to simply 'get in', 'get up', 'get out', and get away with it is always a perversely winning combination.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original, then chances are you will still like this release, but sadly this isn't the kind of driving game that will make your heart beat out of your chest.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While a somewhat throwaway experience by its limited genre content, The Gottlieb Collection definitely provides a formidable gameplay challenge, and some of the specific goals laid at the feet of the player are nigh on impossible without masses of sheer luck.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does feature a fair bit of cars, some decent courses to drive on, a nice arcade mode and multiplayer to boot, but when the graphics and overall presentation is unimpressive, gameplay mechanics don’t feel right, and very limited sound effects are included you’re probably left thinking that the money you spent should’ve gone elsewhere.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I think this can be a fun but addictive arcade shooter, and with a horror theme, easy controls, and guns galore, it will not be overlooked.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    New Vegas is a proclaimed non-sequel, and it shows. By bringing little else new to the experience and with it being as buggy as ever, New Vegas could have been adequate as a smaller-sized expansion disc. Instead, it's a game where the play clock is measured in time spent plodding through loading screens and not actually doing much.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With detailed attention paid to its more lacking qualities, there's no reason why this couldn't burst into a full-fledged contender in the FPS genre. However, such was also the argument made for its predecessor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game blends historical reality and sci-fi elements really well, and while its gameplay is perhaps too comfortably familiar, the inclusion of high-tech future weapons makes the experience diverting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In a way, Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations is a game that is less than the sum of its parts—on an individual level the game’s graphics, gameplay, and sound are both intriguing and solid.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At five or so hours, Blood Bath and Beyond is not a long game, but with its stripped-down gameplay and one-note humor, it begins to outstay its welcome some time before the final credits roll. As a $15 download it's certainly a better value than its full-price predecessor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Timeshift is a decent game worthy of a weekend rental. If you enjoy FPS’s like FEAR and are not concerned with story, you may enjoy this game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is entertaining, it is appealing, it is addictive, and it is worthy of your time. In short, it’s solid and accessible fun, and in today’s often-dreary marketplace, that’s no bad thing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon models are gorgeous, eating things is cool, a nice change from the stale humanoid saves humanoid RPG model.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, enjoyable if ultimately mediocre RTS.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I really wanted to enjoy this game. And, well, you can, if you just watch someone play it. Because actually playing Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is pretty boring.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it is all said and done though, UTIII offers nothing new.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Summarizing, Assassin’s Creed had so much potential, but seems to have out thought itself.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although its core shooter gameplay is enjoyable, Singularity suffers from being far more derivative than original, with elements appropriated from at least a dozen other, better games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Massive Assault has the potential to be a massive assault on your free time, it falls a bit short due to the repetitive feel and limited depth of the gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there is a lot to be proud of scattered throughout the double-disc set, a hub system that drags the main game's action to a halt and some unnecessary inclusions detract from an entire package with an unjustified MSRP.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game makes no major missteps, but neither does it surprise, innovate or evolve the genre in any significant way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The omission of any kind of multiplayer aspect for the GameCube version in itself takes away a large portion of the title's potential longevity, particularly when the single player section won't take any more than a weekend's worth to plough through.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure the graphics are not the best they could be and there's no LAN/Internet play, but that aside it is a fun game to play and it I bought it new for twenty bucks!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will be satisfied by the amount of secrets and unlockable features in the game, but for the non-fans, this might be worth a rental instead of a purchase.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the few shining edges Shadow Ops has is in the audio department. Taking full advantage of the now widely used THX sound scheme, the game convincingly places you in an aural war zone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond the unusually attractive RTS gameplay variety of melee and strategy, and the advanced interaction levels granted to the game's main cast of characters, Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes doesn't quite achieve its own ambitions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blood Stone may not be the best Bond adaptation or action game in general, but it's not a gross misappropriation either.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Gun
    With no multiplayer modes and a barely noticeable graphical upgrade, the only upside to owning GUN for 360 as opposed to any other current-gen platform are the ‘accomplishments’—unlockable rewards that contribute to your Xbox Live account’s Gamerscore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    One of many mediocre platformer games available today. If you are looking for an in-depth captivating experience, then there are certainly better games on the market to fit your needs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Stand Alone Complex may have proved to be a success on the home console market, but it feels oddly fractured on the PSP, suffering from its own shameless sense of self-importance while failing to provide any opportunistic innovation to a fairly blank and open genre canvas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Honestly, if this weren’t attached to such a fanatically nostalgic license and fan base, it would be just another vanilla robot action game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The control scheme could be improved upon, but as it stands, the motions are fairly intuitive and you won’t have a major problem with steering sensitivity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    With no real differentiating qualities other than a half-baked outline for what could have been an original take on the Gauntlet mythos, Seven Sorrows is purely a by-the-numbers exercise in keeping a franchise alive, albeit in questionable health.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Some events are a lot of fun and will have you pushing hard for that world record that you're so close to, but you'll lose interest in other events in a manner of minutes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    For those who base their first impressions off a game’s graphics, they may find themselves rather discouraged, but if you can overcome the aesthetic obstacle, you’ll find that the level of depth and customization, the upgrading and the combat system are fully satisfactory for a RPG.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    I am quite disappointed by the fact that the game felt so unpolished and crashed so much.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Roughly six years ago, the man known as Morpheus once said that to know the path is different from walking the path. To all Matrix fans, gamers, and fellow human beings, please take the following advice: steer clear of the Path of Neo.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The game is just a mess at most times (besides the graphics and sound), the gameplay has bugs and there are a couple misleading times in the many levels. The game is also sometimes so fast paced that it's impossible to get some vital powerups and items.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The replay value is literally non-existent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A fairly average blend of driving, action and puzzle elements. While the idea behind the game seems promising, the gameplay mechanics simply fall short.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Fit to burst with an astounding 21 games from the heyday of arcade history, Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play is an equal parts assault of entertaining variety and challenging frustration.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A major improvement over the original in many ways, but still lacks in Sound.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Unless you absolutely feel the need to play Quake on your 360, its technical issues hinder it from being worthy for most gamers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Hopefully, if EA and Criterion are allowed more time to develop Black's sequel, the proper attention can be made to fleshing out the total experience-and not just shining up the guns.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Far too many Sonic titles are finding themselves occupying a disappointingly mediocre niche in the industry, and Sonic Racers never really advances beyond being acceptable in every department.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Being very mildly priced, this compilation is a worthwhile purchase if you're interested in venturing into retro gaming on the PC without delving into the world of emulators.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A game that reeks of mediocrity. If you were a fan of the lowbrow, unfunny humor present in the previous titles and if you enjoy "tennis," then you might have a pleasant experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It was a major letdown considering the extensive weaponry and ninja moves available, but in the end this game runs dry fast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Does a very good job of representing the sport that inspired the game. This also means that unless you’re really into the air racing scene, many of the minor demerits (bland graphics, the scarcity of the sounds, the extensive load times) will discourage rather than delight.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Unfortunately its graphics, sound effects, AI, and various other things are way below par.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A moderately solid action RPG that fails to live up to its peers in this generation. It just isn't as solid, gameplay wise, as games like "Baldur's Gate" and its humor is way too hit or miss to make up the difference.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The choice of speed and rehashed gameplay are what drag the game down. Shadow the Hedgehog is still a fun game for Sonic fans, but is too average to be really interesting to casual gamers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The downsides include subpar voice casting, slow gameplay and rather dated by today's standards graphics. I wouldn't recommend it just to anyone – but fans of turn based strategy and RPG games might find a hidden gem here.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The online support for 32 players might be enough for some to gather their money’s worth, but if you desire a challenging tactical shooter then there are certainly better choices on the market.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A let down; not a terrible game, but disappointingly short of its potential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    As a whole, Final Fantasy: Anniversary Edition on the PSP doesn’t cater to a huge audience. Diehard FF fans will be disappointed by the lack of extra features, and newcomers can be frustrated by the simple design and overload of randomized battles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Enemy AI, environmental inconsistencies, and narrow alleys of opportunity brought the game down from its solid play design.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    While it's lacking somewhat in content and variety, Shrek Superslam offers instant and easy cartoon scraps to those gamers either a little on the young side, or looking for quick fix, bite-size battles. It doesn't push the boundaries in any particular department, but remains true to the ideal of pure and simple fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Be prepared to turn off the sound as soon as you install it. I do not exaggerate when I say your opinion of mankind will plummet after hearing these voice actors mutilate some of the worst scripts ever to leave the desk of a Dragonball Z fanfic author.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    But it definitely falls short of its potential, skimping on voice talent, mission variance and structure, and that principal fusion that makes the whole game feel like one big ball of fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A mediocre game. It is suffering from many annoying problems like repetitiveness, bland graphics, and horrible sound effects.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Though I'm sure the timetable may have been tight and the work not easy, especially with a newly formed studio, to make this sequel, it's simply disappointing to see such light fare being passed off as a new SKU. Crackdown is certainly a franchise-worthy IP, but if Ruffian and Microsoft plan to green light a third iteration, they need to hit more than a few nails on the head.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Blue Castle Games and Capcom continue to show us abuse of the undead makes for good gaming-it's just unfortunate Dead Rising 2 accomplishes little else.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game play, unfortunately, doesn’t offer as much as the visuals or audio.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Earth Defense Force 2107 isn't a great game, but it's a really fun one and unlike the grease bomb you score from the local burger emporium, it won't have any long-term deleterious impact on your health.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Other more robust PC software would be better for the true fan, but if you’re new and want to see if this is something you would like to pursue MTV:MG3 would be a good place to start.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With hours of violent action capable of being employed, Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is certainly an easily rentable option if you're looking to kill time as mercilessly as the in-game enemy, but anything beyond the re-skinned Dynasty half only proves to be a chore.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With hours of violent action capable of being employed, Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is certainly an easily rentable option if you're looking to kill time as mercilessly as the in-game enemy, but anything beyond the re-skinned Dynasty half only proves to be a chore.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In a time when action games are becoming Hollywood material, it is unacceptable to release a game with such low production values.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The shallow gameplay and mission construction coupled with elementary strategic play will turn off hardcore RTS fans, strategy-lite for the 'whacking' minded.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I can't and won't say Guerrilla was a perfect game, but it was far and beyond more ambitious and entertaining than Armageddon.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Wet
    On the whole, the game feels like it struggles with itself: On one hand it presents some enjoyable artistic and campy elements, as it plays homage to an old film genre, and delivers a star cast of mildly acted voice talent complemented by a superbly fitting rockabilly soundtrack; while on the other, it tussles with quirky gameplay mechanics that sometimes just don’t work.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It takes quite some time to get used to the slow reaction of your car, but doesn’t prevent you from winning races right from the start – DDA wants you to destroy your environment rather than to skilfully avoid obstacles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The overall experience will probably not inspire and entrance, but stripped of the features that tarnish Aura’s… aura, waddling through finely crafted paradises and solving the many interesting riddles will surely please all the thinkers out there.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, Speed Racer: The Videogame is a licensed title that is actually a fun game, but it's just not complete.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, the game felt a little lacking for TLC, but if you're an avid puzzler and a DS owner, Brain Voyage is a solid bet.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Haze is still sitting in the wake of Call of Duty 4, and falls into that category of being just another FPS.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Ultimately, despite the game's disappointments with a short length and excessive battling, we’re intrigued to see what becomes of Baldur and the Aesir in the coming sequels.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A Tear of Vermillion is yet another example of shameful missed opportunity for the sake of safe expectations and profit margins.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The RPG system is very simplified, and the lack of any new armor or weapons is really a serious deterrent to continuing through to the end, but then Blade & Sword saves itself from being a total disappointment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As a condensed version of the anime, hardcore fans may walkaway from Afro Samurai with mixed emotions, while the full-fledged newbie will most likely be somewhat pleased...and accompanied by a curious case of bloodlust.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    ProStreet may not be a comfortable mix of two racing genres, but it certainly is an interesting curiosity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Technical problems plague audio, visual and gameplay aspects, wholly detracting from a game with a nothing-special mission structure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you played the previous game in the series and liked it, then the expanded story mode as well as the number of new characters may be enough to pick up the next installment. If you have not played the original Tenkaichi or did not care for it, the sequel is most certainly not for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dead Island's teaser trailer made it look as if the game was going to be one to actually bring the emotional conflict to the forefront, something they almost achieve in once instance out of many. Instead, the game's released as but another vehicle for insipid violence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Those who don’t mind some muscle trimmed from their action RPGs may take to this most current Bard’s Tale adventure, but it’s mostly a lamentable devolvement of anything RPG or action-oriented.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Just another average game that tries well but just doesn't stand out amongst the myriad of great shooters out on the market.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Manages to passably imitate a decent gaming jaunt, at least for its first few levels. However, once the largely bland and repetitive environments, generic opposition, disgraceful A.I. and lack of genuine gameplay panache make themselves known, Rogue Agent quickly becomes little more than a rinse-and-repeat shoot fest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    But tie the high-brow nature of the cockpit-nerd content with the disconnected, unhelpful interface, and what comes up for the rest of us is a recognizable flight sim that’s very firmly grounded.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Though 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand can boast fluid controls and a well-designed co-op mulitplayer, there isn't much to push the game past it qualifying as either an expensive XBL/PSN arcade title, or interactive merchandise for the 50 Cent brand.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's not a mind-blowing first go, but a new boxing franchise could find its way for fans; Venom will just have to refine the basics to make it a true challenger.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The impressive amount of unlockable mobile suits probably won’t be sufficient to satisfy most regular players, and the main game mode can lapse into the realms of boredom rather swiftly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The gameplay is very poor once you’ve played it for a couple of hours and realize that you will be doing practically the same thing over and over again.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For a movie-based game, The Incredible Hulk is an enjoyable experience that works technically better on the Playstation format than the 360.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An interesting premise and setting is torpedoed by a lackluster presentation, and while Bleedout definitely kicks things up a notch for high-level players, it's hard to recommend Crimecraft for the kind of long-term commitment an MMORPG typically requires.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Seems to take for granted that because it is aimed squarely at kids, it doesn't have to bother being very good. That's a shame. Given such great source material, they had the potential to create an awesome game but fell short.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the audio-visual department, the game shows how little it has matured since Worms 3D yet is still bearable, and the cartoony feel draws comparisons to Saturday morning cartoons.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As a condensed version of the anime, hardcore fans may walkaway from Afro Samurai with mixed emotions, while the full-fledged newbie will most likely be somewhat pleased...and accompanied by a curious case of bloodlust.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A simple, fun and well designed game, Kung Fu Panda doesn't offer the deepest narrative or most though-provoking gameplay for the more mature audiences; it's more of a guilty pleasure.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I would classify this as a game that was a fantastic idea containing a ton of great, raw material. Unfortunately, it is a little rough in the execution.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dark Void ends up a mediocre package despite housing such promising fiction—even if we wish the story of the Watchers, the Void, and even Will would have been fleshed out with more than texts found in-game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While there is a lot of complexity in the game play it is hard to grasp the many aspects due to the unpleasant interface.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    After a few levels in Path of Neo your mouse clicking finger will hurt from the button mashing. Even the biggest fans of the trilogy should think twice before going down with Neo in this path.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Stacked against the pleasingly immersion-friendly fighting mechanics are a restrictive camera, lackluster sound, fractured A.I., and shamefully substandard graphics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A noble attempt to bring the Lunar universe back to the fore, but the lack of features that made the series popular and the dated, old-school visual style take too much away from the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that the game really just isn't much fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A big mix of somewhat clumsy gameplay and great use of the environmental conditions of the land of Narnia.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The creators should look more at UbiSoft's Splinter Cell if they plan on trying again.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Insulting to the fans of the previous games. It is full of senseless vulgar and crappy models. It does have some comedic moments but there are times when it just doesn’t cut it. The graphics aren’t the greatest and since it’s a game based upon sex one would think the models would be a bit better looking.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    There simply isn’t enough variety throughout the entire game to keep interest up, so it takes a lot of devotion to wade through the games nearly 200 levels.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Those that have fond memories of GTA past and a deep patience for moving a bit backwards in the control and visuals department will be fine here, with familiarity and a good deal more than two dozen plotline missions to complete.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It would have been nice if the different locations offered differing challenges, or at least a variety of building materials and styles.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Although the single-player campaign is dull and monotonous, the online component will surely provide some sense of value and amusement. The graphics are notably outdated and the general gameplay and presentation suffers similarly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The multiplayer modes are all tiresome and boring, barely even worth mentioning.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Emerges as ‘just another shooter’, and with no splash-making potential or notable innovative features, it’s destined to frequent bargain bins for years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Scant little more than a badly reared puppy that’s bound for the pound.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Have you ever felt that your intelligence was underestimated when you began playing a certain game? Although it may be a slight exaggeration, that’s not far from the feeling I got during the first few hours of True Crime: Streets of LA.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The fact that a host of disgracefully basic errors ruin any chance True Crime: New York City had of becoming what it should have been should serve as a lesson for publishers Activision: seeing a product through to its proper conclusion-even if that means delays-translates better in the long term than consumers reaching elsewhere, and remembering your name, because the final product is so much of a letdown.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Too average of an adventure game to be interesting. The uninteresting story and gameplay are disappointing, especially since the game is based off such a popular franchise as Neopets.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Void War was truly built for the multiplayer experience; its importance is so worthy of note, that it’s point number one I’ll make in this conclusion. Get a bunch of your friends together to while away an hour or two, blasting each other in the ass. With your spaceship, I mean.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The single player campaign is dragged out and filled with the same puzzles over and over, and there isn’t a whole lot of depth to the multiplayer portion either. Although it’s possible for some kids and people new to the series to have some fun here, Ancient Shadow doesn’t quite hit the mark as a whole.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Unless you really enjoyed watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, there are plenty of other action adventure games with much more value.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Controls are handled with the usual aplomb, using the A and B buttons for various moves/attacks, and augmenting them with Incredible power by hitting the L shoulder button.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though the multiplayer aspect of the game is beyond pathetic, the single player campaign is a mildly entertaining diversion from the drudgery of office paperwork. If that sounds like a limp endorsement for an action game, then that's because this is a pretty limp excuse for an action game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I was expecting much more of this title, as it has an interesting storyline, but sadly, Seven Samurai 20XX is bogged down by the unacceptable mistakes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You have a great deal of commands at your disposal, but it only takes 10 minutes to go through them all. Once that’s done then you are basically saying the same thing to everyone you meet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Multiplayer was a huge disappointment. As I stated, random spinouts and over easy crashes make the game almost un-enjoyable at times.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you loved the first one you will love this one because it is almost exactly the same game. But by the same token, it IS the exact same game and that’s what really hurts it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To cap the experience off, the brothers Wachowski have rewritten the ending of the last film to better fit the game medium-or, as most gamers will say, they completely lost their minds. All that the new ending accomplishes, complete with its annoying final boss, is the complete and utter end to any relevancy that the Matrix saga once had in popular culture.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Midway failed horribly in bringing any new entertainment to be sought out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mediocre fighting game at best. It offers up nothing new, and really will only be pleasing to people who are already fans of the KoF series.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Conspiracies’ problematic technicalities all but took any existing tension from the game, and left behind a glorified treasure hunt.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem with Megaman Starforce Leo, besides having an unnecessarily bulky title, is that it tries to be too many things and fails to be any of them.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Remains really the only game of it’s kind, and sadly, if no other developer takes this genera seriously, Universal Combat is the best we’ve to hope for.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The visuals were nice looking; unfortunately the rest of the game couldn’t stay up to par with the standard that they set.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, you can own up 5 restaurants, each with their own different theme (Mexican, seafood, etc), similar upgrades, different wardrobes, same annoying customers, and all selling the exact same slice of pizza.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, the repetitive nature of the game kills what could have been a stellar title.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Overdose was a free download, it would definitely be worth checking out, but at nearly-full priced $39, it is hard to recommend it, with so many truly awesome shooters on the shelves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game play is pretty simple, but reveals a few nuisances. The most notable was the sparkles. Those damn sparkles! When your opponent serves, there is this big sparkly flash when they connect with the ball, almost completely obstructing your ability to pick up sight of the ball.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Young gamers may really enjoy this game, but I didn’t. The gameplay is too simple making the game downright easy and, in my opinion, not worth the price of admission.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If ever a game screamed out for another 6 months to a year of additional development, it would be Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc. With a little more TLC and polish, this game could have really been something.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Much like a marathon runner with a broken leg, one working lung and a debilitating facial tick, Crystal Key 2 hobbles forth making the most of itself and what it’s comprised of.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    From the buggy control schemes to the monotonous gameplay, any gamer will be left with much to be desired.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The car mechanic aspect of the game is great, because it lets you do more to the cars than any game before it, but the racing aspect is just so incredibly bad. Graphically the game is an improvement over the first, but it still suffers from many of the same problems, like performance.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Rather disappointing. As a follow-up to an already average game, KOTT2 adds a little non-linearity and multiplayer into the equation, but still falls short in most aspects including dated gameplay mechanics, vacant online lobbies, average graphics, a poor aural experience and an annoying control scheme.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    The plentitude of unlockable content will be enough to keep some gamers on the edge of their seats, but if you aren’t looking for a tawdry blend of the action and RPG genres, then Samurai Western is not the game for you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    If a little more attention had been paid to the writing, if the missions had been a a bit less repetitive, and the setting a more varied, Escape from Paradise City could have a been a real winner instead of the "more or less poster child" it is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    There was a lot of potential here for an in-depth game filled with an assortment of lethal superpowers, but sadly the gameplay is repetitive and unexciting, making Fantastic 4 worth nothing more than a rent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    The sound gets the job done and the graphics leave mixed feelings, but nothing begins to save the bad gameplay.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Cold War can't help but reek of mediocrity. For its low price, it might provide a bit of fun for a few hours, but in the end, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was playing a dumbed-down version of "Splinter Cell."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game is fun for the hour you'll spend beating it. Just in that time alone, you should be able to collect over half of the items, but playing through the levels again to get the rest just seems unnecessarily repetitive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fourteen new scenarios, a handful of new objects to add to your park, but unfortunately very little else.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Loki may be a simple case of a studio setting its sights too high. You can tell that it is ambitious and that passion has been put into many aspects of the game. But without some major patching, Loki can only hope to appeal to the die hard action adventure gamer or mythology buff.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Yet, despite such solid aesthetic production value, Dreamfall ultimately lacks any real driving motivation with which to compel the player to endure through the masses of dialogue, explanation, and largely uninfluenced 'gamplay'.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    In all, what we're left with in The Bourne Conspiracy is a game which tries really hard to capture the action of the films, while not completely selling out Ludlum's novel character.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If the Graphics and sounds lived up to the gameplay the game would be better, but because of so many graphical problems and the awful camera, along with the terrible voice acting the overall enjoyment factor of the game is sub par.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With a bit more time refining environment textures, clearing up framerates, and creating a narrative, Web of Shadows would have been a solid game; as it is, its a buggy experience you have push your way through.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dark Energy has undoubtedly created some impressive technology and fiction, but neither are expressly enjoyable in what's playable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Along with the lack of replayability, there's not much to encourage anyone to more than opt for a rental.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Despite some rather nice looks and interesting character models, the game manages to do nothing but frustrate and bore.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The AI is virtually non-existent. Playing through a level twice will make this horribly obvious. Your teammates will still think a trap is set even if you had run ahead and disarmed it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    What happened to the days of a bullet or 2 and you die? I laid down enough heavy fire on one enemy unit to kill hundreds of terrorists in Rainbow Six yet the poor bastard simply ran away to reload to recommence firing on me!
    • 54 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Definitely a step backwards in the series. By removing the little mini-games and scrapping whatever parts of a story that were present, the latest title destroyed any credibility or potential it may have had.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The sub quests that you can pick up in town are also a pain. For some odd reason, you cannot start these quests with any of the items that your character currently possesses.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    A perfect sister specimen of the German Nazis; though it has high ambitions and generally operates as a differentiated tactical game and employs a wealth of detail, beauty, and intricate depth, it’s ultimately defeated by its own shortcomings and underdeveloped foundations.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The multiplayer can be fun, but only because it means you won't have to endure the game alone.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    I wasn’t able, at any point, to immerse myself in the world of Shadowbane at all. Running along a quadratic river that has plain blue non-reflective, non-transparent water and having snow suddenly appear out of the nowhere just doesn’t work for me, sorry.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately, however, glitchy, leadened gameplay overshadows a fitting, choir-filled soundtrack and an entertaining, cinematic story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Some games are just garbage, and PC gamers are quick to pick up on what is crap and what rules.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It flat out fails to cash in on its unique take on Major League Baseball. The Slugfest version of the game is dull and annoying.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The development team has some good ideas but the delivery is shameful.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    After all is said and done, this game is a step in the wrong direction and is a disappointment. For the sixty dollar price tag most 360 games retail for, I think there are much better ways to spend your money.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With dated graphics and substandard animation, combined with misfiring voiceovers, poor presentation and woefully repetitive and restrictive gameplay, Fantastic 4 is not likely to whip up a storm with gamers or their wallets.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Comprised of Fatal Fury, Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury Special and Fatal Fury 3; Road to the Final Victory, I imagine, will only appeal to the aforementioned Fatal Fury enthusiast.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I managed to complete it within 2 hours, and had more continues at the end of the game than I had before I started.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The end result of all this micro-management of the great, unwashed masses is that it wrings any possible fun out of the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Yes, the story is intriguing and wanting to know what happens next will drive most players to battle through the gameplay tedium, but the experience the plot delivers is in no way exceptional and certainly nothing that couldn't be surpassed by the rental of a decent DVD.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Rage is a pretty-faced attempt at combining elements done better in other games.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a perfect bargain bin timesink, maybe.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Wheelman delivers in some entertaining driving-based action that tries extremely hard to capture any who lust for a Driver rebirth; however, there's just too much missing from the overall formula to make it an engrossing offering.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    My advice is to sail these rough waters with caution, because if you’re not careful you could very well end up depressed and out thirty doubloons.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Poorly realized on the Wii with boring environments, audio, visual and gameplay aspects, there's really not much past a rental here.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the simple action may be entertaining for the younger folk, the lack of varied gameplay keeps it from being a worthwhile purchase.

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