Games Radar's Scores

  • Games
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 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Lowest review score: 0 Driving Emotion Type-S
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 998
998 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Amanda De Cadenet -- remember her? -- once said in an interview that she'd rather have five minutes of filth than half an hour of arduous bump 'n' grind and, at last, we understand what she meant.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Shudderingly comprehensive, divinely paced and - despite the million of words already written in feverish anticipation - it has the ability to surprise at every turn. This is PS2's defining masterpiece – a sunspot of rare polished magic from experienced developers working at the peak of their powers. [PSM2]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The gameplay, plot and soundtrack are all outstanding individually, but when blended together create an essential experience...What we're trying to say is this is simply the best videogame GamesMaster has played this century. [GamesMaster]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    As close as a game has ever come to being flawless. A sublime exercise in action gaming that'll blow your mind. This is why you play videogames. [PSM2]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The best of the bunch yet. If you've never indulged in tactical espionage action before, you really have no excuse to let this pass you by. Absolutely vital. [PSM2]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wind Waker may copy the previous games a lot, but it's emulating some of the best ever made. As such, singing its praises is like preaching to the choir.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A bit plot heavy, but that's a tiny criticism of one of the most inventive, ambitious and downright fun games to play, well, <I>ever</I>.[GamesMaster Magazine]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A game of a higher order of magnitude than any of the previous pretenders to the throne. The polish and the stratospheric production values mean that Half-Life 2 is a magnificent, dramatic experience that has few peers. [PC Gamer UK, Dec 2004, p.66]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Difficult to categorise but impossible not to love. Metroid Prime is simply a fabulous gaming experience and the best on the Cube. [GamesMaster]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's little chance to get bored, too, simply because of the volume of stuff to do in every race. Even a Bronze unlocks new stuff, but more obscure cars require specific goals like finishing a race unscathed or getting signature takedowns... Burnout's utterly, utterly brilliant. [GamesMaster]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Zen-balanced succulent gameplay. Sublime in single-player, supreme with friends. [PSM2]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's huge, thrilling, epic stuff. Give yourself unto Caesar. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A gripping and epic single-player game that'll take you by surprise - and perhaps the finest multiplayer game ever devised. Evolutionary rather then revolutionary, perhaps, but any way you cut it this is a first-person tour-de-force.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's a long way from the Tekkens of this world, with no complicated combos or tricky special moves to pull off, but under the surface there's a fighting game that requires almost as much skill in its own way, as any of the 'serious' martial arts sims - and is a lot more fun. [NGC]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We say it's the best Mario Kart ever and if you disagree we'll just have to humble you at battle mode until you cry real tears. [GamesMaster]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Long story short, Half-Life 2 is a must-buy, and our strongest choice for that one, last Xbox game to pick up before switching over to Xbox 360.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    [from PC Gamer UK]: This is the most realistic AI yet seen in a first-person shooter: enemies are utterly convincing in the acquisition of intelligent cover, the picking up of fixed gun posts from dead comrades and in the decisions they make to hang back and throw grenades and intelligently split and circle rather than hide on the spot or just come running.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The thing that makes Mario Kart such a replayable racer is the gorgeous handling of the vehicles. Forget things like Crash Team Racing and Diddy Kong - Mario Kart Super Circuit drives so well it feels like the GBA is hotwired into your brain. [GamesMaster Magazine]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    [Biohazzard] This is GC's real killer game. It's worth getting the console for and surpasses all that you could hope for from a remake.We crave the UK release like zombies crave brains. [GamesMaster Magazine]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    More missions, more fun and more laughs. It's just a shame it hasn't taken advantage of Xbox's capabilities. [GamesMaster]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With amazing tactical possibilities and very simple rules and controls, Advance Wars is a fast, satisfying and brain-teasing epic that you won't be able to put down. [GamesMaster]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It might look old-fashioned, but Advance Wars 2 is incredibly satisfying, pleasingly intelligent and never less than tremendous fun, even when it gets horribly hard. [GamesMaster]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is a work of staggering genius, delicate like a snowflake, yet rugged like a prizefighter's face. SSX3 doesn't just demand your attention, but commands it, turning heads like a Hollywood celeb mozeying through Rochester Tesco's.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Like a good book that you won't want to put down. Golden Sun is portable role-playing at its purest. Totally absorbing. [Advance]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most pulsating, nut-chafing, wind-in-the-hair experiences that can be prised from a game console. [GamesMaster]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There's an unbelievable amount of variety to be discovered, from dusty deserts to lush grassland and spooky forests. The cartoon-like presentation ties everything together nicely - you'll never look at something and think it looks stupid. [GamesMaster]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most mesmerising and consistently entertaining games on any platform, ever. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From the opening scene to the final, cataclysmic end, KOTOR 2 sucks you in, chews you up, and spits you out the other end. Despite being a parallel to the original, this is a is a superb sequel if ever we saw one. [GamesMaster]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's Tony's finest handheld outing yet. The new levels, improved graphics and hassle-free multi-player mode make Hawk a half-pipe hero. [GamesMaster]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There's little doubt that I've failed to sufficiently convey the sheer enormity of this game. [PC Gamer UK]