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 Street Fighter III: Double Impact
Lowest review score: 0 Evil Dead: Hail to the King
Score distribution:
1,002 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The repetitive training mode and fiddly defence let it down a little but, if being the main protagonist in a civilised man's most uncivilised sport rocks your world, look no further: this is a supreme sequel. [Xbox World]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you missed the original game 18 years ago, you should definitely pick this up - it could be another 18 years before they make something this purely fun again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The last great racer on Xbox. Unless the mere sight of a car makes you physically sick, we'd call this a must-buy title. [Xbox World 360]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But if you fancy a deep, serious game that represents a huge challenge - and aren't adverse to constantly studying a map and positioning your men before seeing any action - then this war hero is in a league of its own. [Xbox World]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the series' clever design and sense of humor fully restored, The Two Thrones is a stellar return to form for Prince of Persia.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a shame that the multiplayer options don't include a cop pursuit mode, but that's a minor omission in a one-game-fits-all package. If you haven't found any of the recent NFS games to be juuuust right, Most Wanted is the one to own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every second of this game screams skillful design and the result is a liberating game world that feels open and responsive. Nearly every object in the game reacts to Lara's influence, and this applies to the gamer holding the control pad as well - it's impossible to play this game and not fall under its tempting spell.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun
    If there's a nit to pick with Gun, it's that it's short. Depending on how much you poke around, you can beat it in anywhere from six to ten hours. To us, that's no problem; we'll take a short amazing game over a long lackluster one any day.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This complexity demands your total concentration, resulting in an all-consuming gaming experience. You're gonna lose hours to this game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may or may not be the blood-soaked ending to the franchise, but it's easily one of the most enjoyable games in the series and one of the most unapologetically fun games of the season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It all adds up to a breakneck racing experience that offers a lot of fun (especially when you consider the online modes) for a little cash.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all due respect to all the stat crunchers out there, this is once again the true "fantasy" football.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gloriously realised futuristic Gauntlet-style playground where you can chat, trade, cooperate and do battle. Pure magic. [NGC]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Small but perfectly formed. 1080 is the choice of the discerning gamer who looks for fewer stunts and a more solid racing experience. [NGC]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So-so bonuses notwithstanding, there's just nothing else like this on the GameCube.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a ridiculous name, of course, but it manages to sum up how absurdly joyful the game is, a riot of technicolour chopsocky fun that'll immediately have you punching the air in glee. [GamesMaster]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not quite as blinding as the original but still a glaringly brilliant and consuming piece of first-person adventuring. [GamesMaster]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Astounding, involving, creepy, atmospheric.[NGC]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monstrously tough and definitely not for part-timers. Ikaruga is demanding but ultimately rewarding. [GamesMaster]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An enchanting adventure in Mario's familiar world, with excellent fighting and a brilliant script. [GamesMaster]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant fun. An absolute blast from start to finish and, without question, the best action strategy game available. [NGC]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun
    If there's a nit to pick with Gun, it's that it's short. Depending on how much you poke around, you can beat it in anywhere from six to ten hours. To us, that's no problem; we'll take a short amazing game over a long lackluster one any day.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whichever version you choose, though, the action is top-notch awesome. With the series' clever design and sense of humor fully restored, The Two Thrones is a stellar return to form forPrince of Persia .
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The quality and individuality of presently pilotable planes and the extraordinary variety of AI airpower should satisfy all but the most hard-hearted hangar habitues.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You don't buy any MMORPG lightly, least of all this one. It imperiously demands massive chunks of your time, patience and dedication but the rewards are commensurately high. The fierce sense of satisfaction as your fame grows and coffers swell is hard to match. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Superior to the Xbox version in every way... Massively enjoyable yet enormously painful, Splinter Cell is a serious game whose brilliant realism should shake up a few complacent gamers. [PS2 MAX]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gung-ho and trigger happy, Frontline is horrifically good war-mongering fun. [GamesMaster Magazine]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I swear, for the first five hours FEAR was on its way to a "Half-Life" sized score. The favourable comparisons were many and various: the thoughtful and dangerously accurate guards, the beautifully designed levels... but FEAR never upped the ante. It stayed almost exactly the same from start to finish. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Unparalleled explosive thrills - but it only burns in your mind during the time you're squeezing the trigger, and lacks context or emotional depth. [PSM2]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's in the interaction with other players that Toontown excels. Basic game-related queries and greetings are automated, and typed chat is heavily restricted to real-life friends. However, this doesn't impede the gameplay in any way.