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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Harvest Moon: Back To Nature
Lowest review score: 0 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
Score distribution:
1,002 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    More game play, more parks, more sounds and more options than you can shake a stick at - Tony Hawk's just got better.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The introduction of the revert is a handy addition to you stunt arsenal, but it doesn't have the same game-changing effect that the manual had in number two. Which is good, as it adds an extra touch but doesn't meddle with a beautifully balanced control system.
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    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Almost immediately after your first play you'll realise that underneath the cloak of controversy that will forever shadow GTA3 sits a truly special, groundbreaking and brilliant game. You'll love it.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An experience not to miss...Halo evolves first person combat to new highs. But it doesn't do anything shockingly new. [Xgamer Magazine]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's still the most cinematic, engrossing Zelda we've ever played, and as such, deserves nothing but the absolute highest recommendation. Flaws are present, sure, but we'll burn our entire library of games before we say Twilight Princess is anything but incredible.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Call in sick at work, unplug the phone, cancel all your plans, and prepare yourself for one of the most intense, exciting, and downright brilliant gaming experiences of your life.
    • 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]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    By far the biggest fault with WW is that it has to end - see if you don't find yourself putting off the final boss for as long as possible by scouring the ocean for every last chest... An utter delight for both the mind and the senses to wallow in. [Import]
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA sells on the back of violence and lives through the unequalled freedom on offer. These are classic games for the best reason there is - they are just fantastic, almost unlimited fun. The Xbox versions are no great leap over the originals but who cares? Brilliant stuff. [Xbox Gamer]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best conventional RPG -- carefully side-stepping "Deus Ex's" entirely different brilliance -- in recent years.
    • 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]
    • 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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    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A huge 30 hours-plus adventure but it never feels intimidatingly big. Whether you're a games novice or geriatric you'll be able to play it. [NGC]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Constantly surprising, always delightful, never less than utterly stunning, this journey through the looking glass into a new and perfectly formed world is escapism of the very highest order.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pushing the humble PSone to its absolute limits, Square have done the impossible and actually improved on FFVIII's visuals.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For all its undoubted good looks, proper names and neat tricks, the best footy game on PS2 is actually the humble PSone's ISS Pro Evolution.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Whether you're struggling to pop an ollie, or reverting your way to a 57-string combo - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 will keep you enthralled long into the winter. [GamesMaster]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every bit of Devil May Cry's been carefully orchestrated, and the effort pays off - there's rarely a dull moment.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The USA's going ape over this latest version, but over here in Britain few of us really care for this most American of sports, and although the latest Madden's the most accomplished yet, it lacks the emotional appeal of something like "Pro Evolution Soccer."
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most mesmerising and consistently entertaining games on any platform, ever. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Another sprawling, complex, but absurdly playable chapter in the Madden saga - but now online sexiness. What's not to love? [PSM2]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you own a Dreamcast, you really would be an unadulterated fool not to purchase this game. For JSR, quite simply, rocks.