Games Radar's Scores

  • Games
For 1,002 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy IX
Lowest review score: 0 Cruis'n Exotica
Score distribution:
1,002 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The whole look and feel of the game suggests that most of the budget was splurged on the licence alone, leaving very little left in the kitty for production values or a solitary new idea. [PSM2]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    All a bit pointless, really. We've no love for something as simple as this while Ratchet and Jak just get increasingly complex. Let Crash die with some dignity. [PSM2]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most stinging criticism we could hurl at Ridge Racer DS is that it makes Need for Speed Underground 2 look half-decent - and that is just plain wrong. [GamesMaster]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Too dull to make much of a splash. All you really do is run through the levels again and again, without feeling any sense of achievement when you unlock something new or win a race. [Playstation Max]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    A run of the mill platformer that does nothing we haven't seen a thousand times before. It also makes little effort to take advantage of DS's unique interface.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The levels are barren, boring and repetitive, and the character animation is poor. [GamesMaster Magazine]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Not a terrible game as such - it tries to be entertaining - but it's a repetitive and technically poor use of a license. [NGC]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Inevitably, you have to compare this to "Final Fantasy VIII." While Septerra Core has a reasonable story behind it, it just doesn't match up in any other way. So, if you only want to buy one RPG then "FFVIII" has to be the number one choice. Sadly, Septerra Core is rather disappointing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Graphics are heavily influenced by "The Sims" but with fewer animations, while the repetitive gameplay makes playing the missions unlikely despite bosoms. The exposed pixels do not make up for a simplistic and tedious game - invest in the real thing instead. [GamesMaster]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A shoddily stitched together beat-'em-up which is appealing for minutes. Quite frankly we'd rather have our backyard occupied by the Groundforce team. [PSM2]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Put simply in automotive terms, this latest NFS is (naturally) a Porsche where "GT2" is a McLaren F1 - more fun, better looking and ultimately every driver's fantasy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    We like guns, we like city envirnments, and we like laughable drugs and violence references. AND we like arresting people. But we don't like Narc. No. Sorry. [PSM2]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Slow, tiresome and, fundamentally, a bit broken. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A game that will appeal to easily-impressed foetuses, but alienate the rest of us by being incredibly simple and simply unfulfilling. [PSM2]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Batman Begins feels more like work than fun. Look at Spider-Man 2 to see how superhero games should be done. [NGC]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's virtually identical to the mono-screened GBA version and, given that the SP is a significantly smaller and cheaper machine, The Urbz' DS incarnation is all but redundant. [NGC Pocket]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If not for the board game pain, this would have been OK. But as it is, it's just another lifeless Mario Party to sling on to the slowly growing pile. [NGC Pocket]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The new isometric view makes even the simplest of tasks extremely annoying, judging jumps is painfully tricky, Rayman has strangely forgotten how to swim and combat is, frankly, a mess. [NGC Pocket]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mosh-pit of quality ideas thrown apart with little or no regard. The result? A frustrating and near-unplayable missed opportunity of a gem of a survival horror game. [Xbox Gamer]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    TreyArch has excelled itself, not just failing to get [the camera] right, but setting mind-blowing new standards in incomprehensibility. [Edge]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Great Escape is saved by a few good set-pieces and the licence, but it's hard not to feel hard done by. Those willing to endure yet another stealth game could find their morale ebbing away by the end of this. [Edge]
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're a fan with your heart set on a dragging video game (in whatever sense of the word), you'll probably find enough to keep yourself amused for a short time, even as you hope for something a whole of lot better in the future.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The actors (not from the film cast) sound utterly bored throughout their lengthy speeches; the only thing that trumps the highly questionable French accents is a guy who actually says "woof woof" on behalf of a virtual dog.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To its credit, WarPath does contain some of the cheesiest weapon and vehicle names this side of an '80's Dolph Lundgren flick-we're guessing this is the only game where you'll arm yourself with the Tyrant, Judge, Violator or Wolverine before driving off in your Maverick, Hornet or Razorback.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even for kids, Over the Hedge is absurdly frustrating with its busted camera and indoctrinating logo-storm.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you love the idea of playing an interactive commercial for Ford Motors and own both an Xbox and a PS2, then go with the PS2 version. The graphics are about the same and the slightly longer load time on the PS2 will give you a much needed break from this monotonous racer.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With such a drastic difference in features and entertainment value between Stewie and the rest of his kin, one wonders why he didn't just get his own game. As it stands, you'll have to play through some pretty irritating nonsense just to get to the good stuff, and it's just not worth the effort.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cities are huge and beautiful, with country-appropriate cars, and while the gameplay is muddy, it's easy to see how it could have been better. But as it is, DRIV3R is all flash and little substance.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you have 127 friends who also hunger for 2D fighters trapped in a 3D world, perhaps you can all play Neowave together. You won't have to worry about the rest of us interfering.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Totally devoid of fun for any age. Non-existent level design and about three ideas repeated endlessly. Steer clear. [NGC]