Games Radar's Scores

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For 998 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Lowest review score: 0 Driving Emotion Type-S
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 998
998 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
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    Far from being the cash-in we'd all expected, this is one of the best puzzlers money can buy. Excellent stuff indeed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most rewarding and downright fun games on the PC. It's gripping, addictive and quick. What more could you ask?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [Scoring note: "Direct Hit" = 100] A ram-jammed, brain-scrambling eye shag.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A stunning visual banquet, masterfully blending all the necessary ingredients for a cracking fantasy RPG. We're not likely to see many better PS2 titles this year.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's tricky. Plunge in with the right attitude though and this will keep you happy for months.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's still by far the finest crafted game of its ilk on the N64 and it positively oozes class from every pore.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly relentless wrestling game that will smack your head into several metal posts before grabbing your feet, twirling you around and launching you several furlongs over empty space.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A phenomenally high standard for survival horror, Resident Evil 4 is an intensely satisfying game of quite astounding quality. [NGC]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An essential, and long-lived, purchase. This is one shooter that you're going to want to savour.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The true magic of Alien Resurrection is that you almost always feel insecure, no matter the quantity or quality of munitions at your disposal.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Believe the hype. The new Best Game Ever just rode into town, and it's going to be sticking around for a long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More action-packed than the original was.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It does Sanrio Kittyness, it does scratched-up art weirdness, it does the Bust-A-Move house style, it does angled cartoon smoothness, it does colour, minimalism, random squiggles and it does it all with an enthusiasm that's so rare in all its rivals.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A great game, but it's never going to replace "Goldeneye" or "Perfect Dark." Both games do things bigger and better and more often.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A blaze of fiendish difficulty and strategic brilliance. You're about to be sorted.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you intend to play it properly, you'll discover that it's enormously complicated. Frighteningly so. And that's what makes it so good.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    SSX
    Combine full-on racing with a track design that should have "Wipeout's" makers hurrying back to the drawing board and then chuck in "Tony Hawk's" stupendously addictive tricks and you have PS2's finest moment to date.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With solo modes consisting of time trials, endurance tests or battles against virtual players, and wickedly competitive multiplayer games, Meteos is the most compellingly perfect puzzler we've played in years. [NGC Pocket]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brief affair, a perfectly formed kinetic buzz. And, a long time after you've finished with it, you'll still hear the sounds. Repeat after us: Click. Thud. Buchhhhaaaaa.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Put simply, this is the best 2D beat-em-up that we've played on any format so if you're a fan of the genre and choose to veer away from stunning 3D fighters like "Soul Calibur," this is the game for you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is as unsettling and absorbing an adventure as you could hope for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This has more invention and genuine touches of class than the majority of PS2 games have in total.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not the revolutionary title many had hoped, this is nonetheless as complete and professional a racer as you could wish for.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for anyone who's ever enjoyed being on the right end of a shotgun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sonic may be in a rush, but Sega clearly wasn't when they crafted this glorious game. [NGC Pocket]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite this being the fourth UK instalment and despite the core concept being one of the simplest things since Tetris, Wario Ware Twisted feels utterly unique. [NGC Pocket]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The scope for customisation, combined with the excellent battle system, a beautifully drawn game world, and an engrossing (if somewhat cliche) story means that Grandia 2 easily rivals the likes of "FF."
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Polished to a piercing gleam, considered beyond mortally tangible thought, it's the best beat 'em up we've played in years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are so many modes, multi-player games and features that could easily have you seeing less and less daylight as time goes on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A sensory assault of the highest calibre with gameplay to match. It's brilliant, plain and simple. Cock your leg over the saddle and forget those four wheel zimmer frames.
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