Games Domain's Scores

  • Games
For 100 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Donkey Kong 64
Lowest review score: 30 Mission: Impossible
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 100
  2. Negative: 2 out of 100
100 game reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly remarkable achievement. Nintendo have created a beautiful game world and breathed life into it with puzzles, secrets, enemies, and loveable characters that will completely engross gamers around the globe. Stunning attention to detail is present throughout the game and is constantly evident in the visuals, audio and gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No other fighter on the PSX has so completely combined great graphics with great gameplay and replayability. Soul Blade simply stands in a catagory by itself.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The weapons effects are likewise perfect, with the machine gun sounds being nothing short of thunderous and the sounds of bullets whizzing past your head being just like you'd imagine them.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We may be looking at the greatest game of the decade here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics fly by at an astounding rate, and are so impressive that they would not look out of place in an arcade... One of the most polished packages to grace the Playstaion.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You simply won't find a better space-shooter/sim on the market. This game's got it all: great plot, great missions, great sound and great fun! Psygnosis has got my vote for best PSX developer for 1997!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As unbelievable as it may sound, NFS III is every bit as good as "Gran Turismo"! The racing is just as good, even without the excellent "Gran Turismo" mode. I would even give NFS III the edge on graphics
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Combining good action, dark drama, a splash of anime, and lots of Really Big Robots, this game is the must-buy Playstation RPG of the season... Square's greatest masterpiece since it started producing for Playstation, and I highly recommend this game to anyone who's even heard of "Final Fantasy."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bottom Line: Palm sweating in your face explosive action that will please both Rookie and Veteran flight sim pilots. Some of the most exciting and realistic dogfighting you'll ever experience in a PSX game. Ace Combat 2 contains the right mix of realism and arcade action to equal absolutely outstanding fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are mindblowing, while the gameplay is perfect and easy to get to grips with. Along with the substantial variety of tracks and the fun of the multiplayer mode, CTR is an experience not to be missed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is the 'chill-out area' in the game nightclub, it is so peaceful, and gives a real buzz when you do well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The range of gameplay features is truly expansive beyond belief and one minute you may be charging around as a rhino, the next you may be riding in a slot car or mine cart or even a jet ski as part of the bonus games.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply the most exciting and involving N64 game to date.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best games I have ever played. The graphics are superb, the gameplay out of this world. The sheer number of moves that Lara can perform is staggering.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A breath of fresh air, a wonderful diversion, a good use of puzzle-solving energy. It’s like "Mario 64," but better. Any improvement over a game that got little but perfect ratings when it was released is an improvement to be applauded.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The colour and graphics in the game are flawless and your quest to find Majora's Mask is more intriguing and thought-provoking the deeper you get into the game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rogue Squadron is truly a great game. It has almost everything going for it, graphics, sound, gameplay, & the whole Star Wars theme. Only the semi-repetitive missions and the occasional slowdown mar it. If you are a Star Wars fan or an arcade shooter fan, this is a must buy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The five years it took to write have been well used and it is easily in contention for being one of the best games of the decade.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent game that should be embraced by all gamers (Nintendo haters and loves alike). The best party game since "Super Bomberman 2."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All things considered, the engine is superb and it’s surprising the poor Playstation doesn’t start smoking from the vents.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter Alpha 3 won't steal the profile from the more flashy entries in the fighting genre, but those who know, will find the best fighting experience next to a "Virtua Fighter 3" arcade machine.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The battles, the jobs, the graphics, and the extras make this a wonderful package.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the best looking graphics and most involving storylines ever seen on a console.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the most addictive and fun games ever to hit the Playstation OR the Saturn.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you were left dry by Mario 64's lack of replay value, pick this one up and get wet in the realm of replay value, 'cause that is the only thing to explain why I'm playing this game 24-7.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, Rare should have made the gameplay a little more original, pumped up the enemy AI, and definitely fixed the save system. But they gave the people what they wanted, and in that respect they've done a terrific job. There's so much to explore, kill, blow up and maim in this game that it offers hours and hours of bullet-riddled excitement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the slight lack of originality and a couple of minor problems, Syphon Filter grabs you and doesn't let go.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn't really break any new ground, but it's very compulsive playing (it's got bags of that 'just one more go' syndrome) and it's just good fun to play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    May not be the perfect game everyone expects from Square, but I challenge any FF player to get into it and not get hooked.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a downside to the improved graphics. In some of the stages there is some slowdown and degradation of frame rate.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music is incredible, catchy and well-written. But best of all, the concept is original.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game requires patience and practice - this may not make this such a great game for smaller kids or people who want to just get out there and race.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is something that shouldn't be passed up by anyone. If you are impatient with videogames or don't like GT style racing games, I suggest you at least give it a rent. Play a few hours and unlock a few cars, you'll be hooked and will love every second of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    F-Zero X is a terrific update of a classic game that deserves the attention of anyone who owns an N64.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the package may not be quite as complete as that of Tekken 3, the things the game does well it does extremely well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When games such as this are developed with such style and elegance as Tenchu, this relatively new style of gameplay can be incredibly effective and enjoyable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The extra touches, although subtle, are akin to the brushstrokes in a Leonardo Da' Vinci masterpiece. The touches on their own seem insignificant, but look at ISS'98 as a complete package, and it is an experience that can only be described as religious.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The level structure and overall design is top notch, resulting in a game which is fun and which instils the player with a feeling of progression.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Had the game lasted a little longer, and if the monsters had been a little more creative, this would be one of the best games ever made for the PSX.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes everything that was good about the original game and adds a better variety of levels, vehicles, new weapons, and better graphics.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seasoned gamers who are prepared to persevere will find it ultimately rewarding, however, as the stunning graphics and atmospheric sound makes it an engrossing experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whilst Namco's latest offering may lack the pedantic attention to detail and realistic physics of Gran Turismo, it makes up for it with pure, high-octane thrills. And nothing else on the PlayStation can come close...
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The exhilaration of managing to lose a cop by going down a little side alley, leaving boxes overturned in your path is just superb.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun, addictive, and presentation-wise it’s so glossy that you can’t help but admire its polished spingle-spangle sparkle, even if you don’t like tennis.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best titles for the system and a fitting example of how to use a popular license to excellent effect.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real complaint I have with Tony Hawk's is the fact that the game gets very samey after a while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Giant leaps, wild turns, and the mix of realistic settings and fantasy side-shows makes these some of the best courses I've seen in awhile.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The control in this game is simply its worst feature, and it will probably cause some players to grow frustrated and put this title down too early.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It manages to be one of those rare simple-to-learn but hard-to-master games that, for the most part, end up becoming classics. Mario Golf deserves to join them. Despite the game being such fun to play, it's a bit of a shame that the courses stay soundly within the realms of the possible.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid real-time strategy for a system that offers few games requiring much thought.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the problem of too much realism, I found that BB still keeps me playing. The relatively quick duels are addicting, even if many of them are determined by luck.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Body Harvest is a great game. It's fresh, it's challenging and it's absolutely massive. As an action/adventure title it works superbly. In a world full of clones and sequels, it's nice to see such a fresh title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable first-person perspective shoot 'em ups that I've ever played. If you enjoy this style of game, don't miss it! Oh, and be sure to get one of those 4MB expansion paks so that you can enjoy it in full high-resolution splendour.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one is a clear winner, and well worth the hype. However, be warned, this game is as cute as it gets.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its challenging missions, good sense of tension (heightened by moody music), engaging storyline and impressive graphics, NovaLogic might have single-handedly revived interest in a much-neglected console.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gameplay is top notch. The ability to interact with the surroundings in an adventurous manner makes the game quite interesting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even considering the flaws, this game is simply a must have for almost any N64 owner. It is polished to near perfection.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that great presentation and compelling gameplay will win this game many friends, although more 'serious' gamers may feel that games should be more original.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't convert those who think basketball is a monotonous procession of points until the game is decided in the last 30 seconds, but its multiplayer larks will bring joy to clans everywhere.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can effectively race through the levels without being forced to solve all of the game's puzzles, which strikes me as something of a waste, and a concession to those less impatient souls that want to see all they can from a game in the shortest space of times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wetrix definitely offers something fresh - daring to stray away from the more commercial arcade games. As an overall package, Wetrix is of premium quality in almost every area, and could definitely hold its head up high if passing Bust-A-Move 2 or Tetrisphere in the street.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A breathtaking visual experience. X-Box, PS2, and GameCube may have titles that push more polygons, but it's Sega's attention to detail, quality of texture mapping, and the overall scale of the game world that makes Shenmue 2 stand out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plays exceptionally well. The cool design, well-balanced weapons, challenging courses and blistering speed of the Wipeout games have been perfectly retained in the N64's first encounter with the series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forsaken is an excellent shoot 'em up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N64 owners yet to experience the delights of the Resident Evil games should put this on the top of their shopping list. Tense, thrilling, well-designed and addictive, Resident Evil 2 has it all.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great mission-based driving game and has enough to offer gamers in actual gameplay and in its brilliant reproduction of the movie's premise and character.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its high speed arcade thrills and multi-player modes, it seems a pity that a Nintendo 64 version of Namco's racer wasn't released a little earlier in the system's life, as it have surely boosted its flagging sales. Ridge Racer 64 is a title that will appeal to everyone, bar simulation fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Syphon Filter offers some extremely engaging gameplay, helped by the intriguing plot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb game, but possibly not to everyone's taste. It turns the 3D platform genre on its head with its fresh approach to puzzles, but it can be a frustrating experience at times. If you want something a bit different to the standard N64 fare, this is definitely worth a look.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It opens a world of enchantment for younger players and delivers an interactive version, albeit scaled down, of the film.