Games Radar's Scores

  • Games
For 999 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Pokemon Stadium 2
Lowest review score: 0 Swing Away Golf
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 999
999 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sequential software that labels itself next-gen should provide next-gen opportunities, not just exaggerate the mistakes it made on the last version. [Edge Magazine]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It's derivative, yet brilliant; intrinsically flawed, but fantastically playable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most lamentable of all is the fact that the game's final boss is entirely nondescript. [Edge]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At times this sense of freedom is overwhelming, and attending to the minutiae can be tiresome.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Empathy is the game's strongest suit, with tension coming a close second... As a whole the game's a classy, polished package.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fine, spectacular, stunning, in a thoroughly ordinary fashion. It thrills, but will leave those who've previously visited the series contented rather than elated.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Forget the 'this isn't what Xbox was made for' cynics. Gear is fast and exciting and we love the 2D approach. Sadly though, there's no real originality to keep you coming back for more. [Xbox World]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Technique will always get you further than random button mashing. [GamesMaster]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Put simply, if you have Live this is a highly recommended purchase, if you don't then it isn't.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans will love it, newcomers will be entertained, but those yearning for something mind-blowing or wholly original will be disappointed. [Xbox World]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It looks absolutely stunning, but for all but a minority, the game play doesn't match up to expectations.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The best thing you can do if you want a fantastic footy game on your new PS2 is to find a copy of PSone's "ISS Pro Evolution." It'll be half the price, but twice as much fun.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is a franchise for those who like games entirely cerebral, with no need for reflexes or marksmanship.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    We've happily sat for ages playing around on Arcade mode and vamping our ship up to obscene speeds but, when the chips are down in the League and the autopilot flies you straight into a series of mines, it's all you can do not to chew off your own face.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the six hours that it takes to finish Metal Gear Solid, there is little more than an hour's interaction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    There's one huge caveat to our recommendations. THQ, in a cost-cutting move sure to infuriate people everywhere, have removed the battery memory back-up and implemented a password system instead.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But it it's the most basic beat-'em-up you've ever played, often you'll find yourself simply holding the stick forward while Kong runs on invisible rails. It's beautiful, but oh-so-boring and unchallenging. [GamesMaster]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SOCOM: US Navy SEALs isn't quite PS2's online killer app, but it's a worthy beginning.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    FIFA 2002 might be deeper, but it isn't more fun. The rich gameplay is negated by clumsy implementation, shabby player models and lack of visual finesse.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Play solo, as we reckon most people will most of the time, and you will find your three AI buddies, while eager, do have a habit of getting killed more quickly than when you're controlling them. It's not a game wrecker but that sliver of mistrust in your buddies' abilities can intrude on your fun in the heat of battle. [Xbox World]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Beneath the flash, the sampled voices, orchestral score, magnificent landscapes and monstrous animation lies a mess of inexplicable design decisions, bizarre mechanics, Fisher Price strategy and a strange disregard for Tolkien's story... It doesn't love the source material as much as you or I. And that's the biggest frustration of all. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A dull, linear first-person shooter with international conflict as its backdrop, that tries to put players into the boots of a WW2 soldier embroiled in the thick of the things, but fails miserably. [XGamer]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    And once you become Van Wilder, life can becomes easier as you can influence people to help you with homework, leaving you more time to get on with life/earning/relationships.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    If you like "SSX," you won't like Freekstyle - don't be fooled by superficially-appealing first impressions. [PSM2]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a distraction it's fine, but as a game it's distinctly lacking in challenge and structure. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Accessible and instantly satisfying but can become dull all too quickly. A good, but not great, online-focused war game that's just not exciting enough to threaten "Halo 2." [GamesMaster]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The presentation is feisty, the graphics punchy and the animations gratuitous, plus the game is held together by a sense of fun that you won't get from many American Football sims. Also it has the right sort of aggressiveness that makes it an excellent multiplayer game. [GamesMaster]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Its cartoon visuals, stealth elements and engrossing atmosphere make for a surprisingly different approach to a genre that generally consists of simplistic button bashers. [PSM2]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    But if it's so splendid, what's wrong with it? The main problem is that V:TBM is completely ridden with bugs. From minor things (graphic glitches) to mid-range stuff (regular frame-rate problems) to absolutely shocking ones (bugs that stops your progress, crash-bugs), it's infested. [GamesMaster]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Bigger and, in many ways, better than previous GPs, but the lack of real depth may leave enthusiasts reaching for the (Riding) spirits. [PSM2]