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For 294 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 38% 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 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 20 Driven
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 294
294 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A quality production that doesn't deserve to be lost in the shuffle, but it lacks the length, revolutionary aspects, and overall appeal and shine to make it a true contender.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an arcade basketball experience like no other, go for (the now greatest hit) NBA Street.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The simulated gameplay is well created, the depth is more than appropriate, and the graphics are quite good, but the repetitive soundtrack and somewhat frustrating races and opponents take away from the fun factor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Once you begin to see some of the same puzzles present itself, and the soundtrack begins to chafe, you will probably begin to lose interest, but that doesn't mean you should avoid this title. As a matter of fact, the game can get quite addictive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Heavy on the pretty and light on the substance makes for a game that could have waited for round two.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Gripping sound effects and a mind-blowing arsenal will keep you coming back for more...but only for a short while. You'll tire relatively quickly, and realize that "Twisted Metal: Black" is a clear winner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While visually diverting, Okage is only slightly above average overall.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If only it were longer and more diverse it could've filled out it's great control and feel.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This game just does not cut it for the PS2, hopefully this year's edition will be a building block for the developers to come up with a solid football game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A decent production that could've used a little more technical work. The makings are there for an excellent, intense soccer game, but they didn't quite follow through with everything.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If this were an actual NFL season, Madden 2003’s record would be 14-2, NFL 2K3 would be 13-3, and GameDay 2003 would squeak by into the virtual football playoffs as a wildcard with an 9-7 record.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This game is basically made for the DBZ fans out there than don't mind putting up with some sub-par gameplay as long as they get to play as their favorite DBZ characters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There's a dozen titles that look better, but they don't play nearly as well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Awful sound, and graphics (although mostly sharp) that were contrived and dull, 4x4 Evo isn't nearly as technically sound as it should've been.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The beauty of Jade Cocoon 2 is impressive but much like a supermodel, when you site down to actually get to know it, there's not much substance underneath all the pretty packaging.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    F1 sports some of the worst AI imaginable. The AI in a racing game usually drives very well on the track, at a good speed, making slow turns, and staying on a set line on the road. None of that happens in F1.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Hardcore fans will love the action and the realism, but casual gamers just looking for action-packed racing fun may want to look elsewhere.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sim junkies will be totally captivated by its career mode, and if you can get past this games technical woes, you'll have a great time playing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's not like playing 18-Wheeler isn't fun; it is. The problem is that it's over far too quickly and doesn't compare well to "Crazy Taxi" in terms of variety and replayability.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Heavy Iron gets much respect from me for making this such an authentic Scooby-Doo videogame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Disappointing, especially coming from SEGA.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s depth will hook hardcore racing fans, but its difficult AI will have mostly everyone else frustrated.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There are too many creative and technical glitches, but it can still be enjoyable and fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent four-player track and field game. What more do you want? Great gameplay? Stunning originality? Customizable button setups? A PS2 with four default controller ports? You won't get those.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It blends military vehicular action with RPG elements and manages to pull it off fairly well.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good story and simple control can't make up for a serious lack of depth, mediocre graphics, and a camera that gets more annoying as time goes on.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quite disappointing. It's choppy framerate, second rate graphics, and bland textures affect both gameplay and fun factor. These characters have character, and it simply doesn't show up on the PS2 version.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, frustrating AI, boring course variety, and uninspired tricks give this game a slightly above average, generic feel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sub par game physics and the no-skill-needed-to-play is a huge turn off. And graphically only an average title that would have looked great on the PSOne.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is the epitome of the "rental title," you'll be returning it at the perfect time. You'll not only have finished most of the modes, but you'll be pretty sick of it by then too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Suffers tremendously because of the control issues. Without the sniper rifle peripheral that made the arcade game a joy, Silent Scope is only a game that entertains in a brief, arcade-y way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the best pool title you can get on any system right now... In the end, the question you have to ask yourself is, will I really spend enough time with this game to warrant a $50 purchase?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not great, but certainly playable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The thrill of dodging missiles and gunfire coming at you from every direction, then retaliating with a few missiles of your own and watching their plastic bodies blow rarely gets old.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There isn’t much fun to be found in the game despite its solid gameplay mechanics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game was presented as an action/adventure flight game when it really fits in as more of a limited no frills flight sim.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The second-best simulation basketball game for the PS2, but it's a far cry from "NBA Live 2001."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It’s mared in lackluster gameplay and shoddy technical aspects.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A bit too much like its NFL brother, this game does little to simulate the college experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A fun enough concept but lacks a certain next-gen sparkle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A fun-but-imperfect bout of pigskin tossing to be had here. It has lotsa teams and a good college feel too.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With only a superb soundtrack as its savior, Mad Trix ends up being a sad mix of bad control, horrible sound effects and awkward camera angles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game has it's moments, but for every one thing that it does right, it manages to do three other things wrong.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Why should I buy this game for $50 when I can go down the street to a bar and spend the same amount of time for about $49.25 less?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There is more bad than good here. Just when the game starts to become tolerable, something poor comes along to rain on the parade.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While some hardcore gameplay fans may appreciate the purity of this experience, the plot and lack of characters is so glaring, I find it hard to believe even so-called "hardcore gamers" won't find it annoying.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game's visual bugs, familiar gameplay, and suspect framerate make this game seem more like a devolution.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Having fun is great, but the rest of the package isn't as alluring as a sparkling new PS2 title should be.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Ambitious in construction and theory, but lacking in overall gameplay and entertainment value, Reign of Fire limps half-heartedly to the finish line.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Simply way too choppy to enjoy all that much.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Despite a unique story concept, it sounds better on paper than in practice. While far from embarrassing, EF is embarrassingly average.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's solid and has a ton of dungeon crawling. But don't expect the story to still be percolating in your mind six months after you finish.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What made Treyarch’s "Spider-Man" engine so special was its versatility. In MR, most of the versatility was taken away by simply focusing on the fighting aspect, giving the game a repetitive feel to it throughout its 40 levels.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If somehow, you are able to master the terrible control, perhaps having fun with ESPN is a possibility, though I doubt it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Oni
    Had the control scheme been less complex and easier to learn, that would have gone a long way toward fixing the problems.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It doesn't offer anything that excites me over the other versions except for a few new arenas and weapons, but do those small extras warrant a purchase? Of course not.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unbalanced characters, cheap AI, and ugly graphics mar this game to the point that its' not even worth trying out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s got some decent control (albeit with a few quirky cameras), and a whole lot of potential, but I saw none of the flash that it should’ve had.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Final Four does contain a few innovations, but it comes up short in every way possible.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The epitome of average.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Try it out if you must, but don't blame me if you PS2 ends up flying out your bedroom window. Mine almost did.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are so many profane adjectives that could be used to describe this horrid title but I’ll try to keep it to a minimum.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A serviceable platform title that will fill the "I want, I want" need of younger gamers who fell in love with the movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Although it does have some neat elements, such as being able to play as the bad guy and several spell elements, it doesn't make up for the lack of texture quality, as well as the shaky framerate and bad camera.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Underneath the silver lining of good graphics and bunches of options lies seriously flawed gameplay that ultimately ruins the experience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Lacking in the depth that even arcade-style fans look for, the only strength of the game is in its unique fish-landing interface, which is very PS2-centric.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The level design is uninspired, the controls ... well don't, and the game's sense of speed is nonexistent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The grappling system is decent, but grows weary soon enough. And considering how much the success of professional wrestling depends on the showmanship of its combatants, the game delivers a pretty bland experience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The sum of its parts are overshadowed by low production values, shallow story, lacking gameplay structure, and poor character development.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's just the mediocrity of everything - the story, voice acting, character development, plot progression, translation, combat system - that make it an average gaming experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This easily pales in comparison next to "Z.O.E." or "Armored Core 2," and I'm not interested in spending more time with it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With poor design, few "levels" and frustrating gameplay, there’s not a lot here to praise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    They toss some gore and sex into the mix and hope to distract us from the fact that it’s a really average action-adventure game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In a field of its own somewhere near the bottom of the bottomless gaming abyss.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not many people will be entertained enough to see the game through to the end, mainly because the bad control will cause you to snap your controller in two.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Has problems galore, most noticeably in the controls, and to be perfectly frank: it’s just not fun to play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A nagging generic sameness that, despite a wonderful localization, robs the game of any joy in playing it.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not only is it bland, simplistic, and limited, but the technical problems it has makes this game virtually unplayable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More like a chore than an experience.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lifeless and mundane "hits," atrocious control, impossible scoring, non-existent defense and offense set-ups, and jerky, flawed replays that happened WAY too fast, and you've got a game that is seriously lacking in the gameplay category.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    WDL War Jetz falls well short in its bid for great arcade flight fun, and although easily controllable and fairly simple, it's barely a rental.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The promising foundation is very nearly forgotten due to a rickety structure atop it. Regardless of whether or not you’ve watched the movies, chances are, you’ll be disappointed with this one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The characters are stiff and look almost mechanical in their movement. The character response time isn't all the great either. Most of all, SFEX3 lacks any type of fun factor. I can't recommend this game to even the most die-hard SF fan.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Until next year, avoid the weak gameplay, shoddy animation, and disappointing graphics. Stick to meaty, mighty, Madden.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The gameplay is leaps and bounds ahead of the game's graphical prowess, but then, that's probably not saying too much, now is it?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Some of the worst gameplay I've ever had the misfortune of laying eyes on, and the entire look and feel of the game is seriously lacking.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    One of the worst games found on the PS2.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    This game should be avoided by all means. A complete game engine overhaul is much needed, along with a graphics engine rework, better and less repetitious dialogue.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A big mess from top to bottom. The graphics are fine, but everything else needed a gigantic overhaul worse than a Chevy Corvair.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The entire game will most likely leave most gamers (not just basketball fans) feeling disgusted.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The type of game that makes people claim PS2 is all about graphics and no gameplay. With no career mode, no WCW/ECW stars and an incredibly shallow Story Mode, there's simply NO reason to even rent this game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If you're desperate for a surfer on your PS2, you are better off wallowing in that desperation, alone in bed, and shivering violently, as H30 will do more bad for you than good.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The track editor adds lots of replay value, but when the base game is so uninspiring there's not much of a point.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Just stay away from Driven, for the love of God, stay away.