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 Bust-A-Move 4
Lowest review score: 0 Cruis'n Exotica
Score distribution:
1,002 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The closest anyone's got to nailing the mainstream music game concept. If it was just 20 quid, we'd tell everyone to get it. [PSM2]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An obscure Zelda game that's demanding on your pockets - but it's one of the finest multiplayer games ever. [NGC]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The only thing that really got on our nerves was the rubbish dialogue. There are times when it's pretty appalling and it does kind of spoil the magic a little - likewise, the plot can be pretty cliched and RPG veterans will find it tiresome in places. [NGC]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Simply the best golfing simulation available right now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most pulsating, nut-chafing, wind-in-the-hair experiences that can be prised from a game console. [GamesMaster]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's a completely immersive game, and despite our few niggles with enemies that stay rooted to the spot and missions that don't vary hugely, we're still going back for more. [GamesMaster]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A fine home conversion; it's a beautiful, if shallow and short-lived, arcade racer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Hugely immersive, frenetic, intelligent carnage but it's not a big single-player experience. Warhammer finally has a great videogame... For those who aren't interested in tin soldiers - you'd be nuts to miss the finest sci-fi RTS to hit the PC since "Total Annihilation." [PC Gamer UK]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is the best adventure game for years, it has a sly, well-plotted purpose and it points the way to the 3D adventures of the future. Don't fear the monkeys: embrace them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A technical marvel. It moves so fast, and so smoothly, that you'd be forgiven for forgetting that you're playing it on a handheld console.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It won't be for everyone - but the melee combat brings something fresh to the genre and the online games are absolutely cracking. [Xbox World]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's: Huge, heavy on hitting and quite gorgeous. It's not: A standard MMOG, a life-hoover or run of the mill. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a game that rewards care and attention by making you part of a brutally efficient machine. Other games give you a crusade, but SWAT 4 gives you the job itself - only without the hazard pay or sudden bullets to the face. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A brash, brilliant arcade game with real substance. It'll blow you away with its unrelenting pace and aggression. [GamesMaster]
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hopefully, upcoming sequels will further tweak an already solid concept into a great game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Looks stunning. The polygon count has been upped from the coin-op version, and the characters are as lifelike as you could want.
    • Games Radar
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's sumptuously, head-swimmingly, plum-clutchingly lovely to look at. No, really, it's gorgeous. [Import]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Besides the abundance of car wrecking weapons, the most entertaining aspect of Rumble Racing is that the vehicles, including the trucks, can do mid-air tricks. Every time you perform a barrel roll or misty flip its impossible not to raise a cheeky smile.
    • Games Radar
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Alternately frantic, considered and hilarious; utterly gorgeous throughout and outstandingly innovative. Absolutely essential.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [Games Radar Rating = Direct Hit] AvP2 isn't a revolutionary game, but a collection of previously-seen elements, all put together seamlessly and balanced so well that it emerges as a rather beautiful Frankenstein's Monster.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    For all its faults [camera, linear progress], this is one of the most vividly imagined, sprawling and openly heart-warming games on PS2. [PSM2]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Obsession can easily set in with certain challenges. You might be able to see how you could earn the required amount of Kudos, but actually doing it is another matter. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A glimpse at the future of RPGs. A stunningly realised vision of everything that's good about story-driven swords and sorcer. [GamesMaster]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Along with "Star Ocean," "Kingdom Hearts" and "Dark Chronicle," this is one of the few RPGs that dares to throw away the Final Fantasy blueprint, with great results. [PSM2]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mindbogglingly huge and engaging, this is one of the great space games of all time... A classic. [PC Gamer UK]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Don't let the fact that it's an update put you off. Easy to pick up and impossible to put down, this is a classic RPG. [NGC]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If only the machine's best game actually showed off the possibilities of the touch screen rather than highlighting its lack of an analogue stick. [NGC Pocket]
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gloriously realised futuristic Gauntlet-style playground where you can chat, trade, cooperate and do battle. Pure magic. [NGC]