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
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 998
998 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    When you turn to the on-ride camera mode, and the car starts down the big slides...well, I genuinely feel a tug of induced artificial vertigo. A construction game that gets you in the guts. That's rare. This is a golden ticket. Get in line. [PC Gamer UK, Dec 2004, p.111]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Far from being the cash-in we'd all expected, this is one of the best puzzlers money can buy. Excellent stuff indeed.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new minigames are a bit rubbish, but there's basically no reason for PSP-owning WWE fans not to get this. Finally, PSP gets itself a decent fighting game. About time too. [PSM2]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite the dearth of new features and the inherited infirmities, £20 is far too low an asking price for a strategy game this cultivated. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The main problem we have with it is that, despite having a variety of levels and level-styles, the basic format of each world can start to feel a touch repetitive by the time you reach the third or fourth world. [NGC]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You've almost got to love Mortal Kombat if you like gaming. It's big, it's brash, it's bloody and it's not in the least bit ashamed. Fatality! [Xbox World]
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, though, The Fallen doesn't exactly leave you feeling like you've been through the mill, emotionally or physically. Think of it as being a cheerful diversion.
    • 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
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite the unwieldy user interface, this will have Dreamcast strategy fans drooling. Definitely not just for trainspotters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's the fighting game they threw the kitchen sink at...This isn't just the biggest Mortal Kombat to date - it's the biggest fighting game, full stop. Topping this will take some doing. [PSM2]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The quality of the game remains and it's an essential purchase for those who are new to Pokemon but we can't help feeling the update is a little on the cheap side. [NGC]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The best FIFA yet shows genius, but lacks the cohesion that separates a great team from a team of great players - and inescapably, it pales next to "PES4." [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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The quality of the game remains and it's an essential purchase for those who are new to Pokemon but we can't help feeling the update is a little on the cheap side. [NGC]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is one Monkey Island you won't want to escape from any time soon. [GamesMaster]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A thoroughly enjoyable two-player game knocked down by an over-too-soon Career mode.
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    • 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
    • 88 Critic Score
    The graphics are beautiful and the gameplay is ituitive, addictive and amazingly good fun. It's a shame it is so short - we completed it in four hours - but it is perfectly formed. [GamesMaster: JPN Import]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A delicious blend of pleasure and pain. Everyone should own a copy of this (and practise lots as well). [NGC]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Far more accessible than the first and loads more fun. If you want more realism than "Halo 2" can offer, look no further. [GamesMaster]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    AI has always been a bone of contention with these games, and Ghost Recon is no exception. Basically, you're playing 3D Lemmings - with guns.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The structures of some encounters can lead to repetition, but the freedom and unpredictability of the adventure makes it indispensable. [Xbox World]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Yet again, more than the sum of its parts. Immersive, story-driven brilliance. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics and animation are consistently brilliant. There are some gorgeous environments to explore, a superbly adapted control system for GBA. [GamesMaster Magazine]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not a step forward in design, nor will it win any awards for originality. It is, however, a big, fun and stylish FPS with outrageous and brilliant set-pieces. [PC Gamer UK]