GamesRadar's Scores

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For 2,923 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Lowest review score: 10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Score distribution:
2,923 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the hype and excitement surrounding Treyarch's first Call of Duty where they aren't bound by a World War II setting, it's a shame that they went for more of the same MW2. This isn't say it's poor but personally I feel they've missed an opportunity to really stamp their authority with Black Ops. Still, as a complete package with a great story, strong FPS action and a killer multiplayer mode, Black Ops remains unmissable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of avant-garde games like the aforementioned duo by thatgamecompany, then $10 is a small price to pay for the great experience that Cipher Prime has unleashed on console gamers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a collection, this is both a great deal and a much-deserved reintroduction to a fantastic set of seemingly forgotten games. If you've never experienced the Sly world before, this is the best possible way to see and play it - all in one place with copious Trophies for each title.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cataclysm's certainly not perfect, but it's the best World of Warcraft expansion so far and a damn near miraculous dip in the videogame fountain of youth for Blizzard's six-year-old MMO. Unless you absolutely, militantly despise World of Warcraft and all that it stands for, this one's a no-brainer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be over before you want it, but we'd much rather be left wanting more than feeling the game has worn out its welcome. If that's even possible with ilomilo, it sure wasn't obvious to us.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Keeping almost everything that made the original great while taking suitable steps to amp up the fun, Dead Space 2 will please both the series' fans and those just starting with this haunting adventure.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Keeping almost everything that made the original great while taking suitable steps to amp up the fun, Dead Space 2 will please both the series' fans and those just starting with this haunting adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Correcting seemingly every complaint critics had about Killzone 2, Killzone 3 is visually impressive, relentlessly entertaining and far more fun than we expected. This is everything a good sequel should be.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With spectacular comic book presentation, some of the most chaotic action in any game ever and sufficient technical depth to keep even ultra hardcore fight fans happy, this is the impossible - a worthy successor to Marvel vs Capcom 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With spectacular comic book presentation, some of the most chaotic action in any game ever and sufficient technical depth to keep even ultra hardcore fight fans happy, this is the impossible - a worthy successor to Marvel vs Capcom 2.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sets a new gold standard for both PSP strategy RPGs and remakes in general. With the PSP's peak far in the past and its twilight years nearly at an end, it's nice to see that the console still has at least one very potent trick up its sleeve.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes it so easy to sink an entire evening into YDKJ is the strength of its material, regardless of the series' lengthy absence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Something more reminiscent of a gripping, page-turning bestseller than what adventure gaming has come to represent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not break the Pokemon mold, but Black/White offers enough new content coupled with the series' classic, deep battle mechanics to make it endlessly playable. If you could only play one game for the rest of your life, this would be a wise choice.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not break the Pokemon mold, but Black/White offers enough new content coupled with the series' classic, deep battle mechanics to make it endlessly playable. If you could only play one game for the rest of your life, this would be a wise choice.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In many ways, MLB 11 The Show is a victim of its own success. It succeeds completely as a baseball simulator – the best we've ever played. We're spoiled, though, and would love to use it to dive into something completely new.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor graphical issues and clunky inventory management aside, Torchlight for XBLA does a spectacular job of translating a PC dungeon hack-and-slasher to two analogue sticks and face buttons.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a simple, cartoony design that pulls together the fantasy world the developers have created, and it works really well. All in all, this is not a game to be missed if you're not ready to abandon your well-worn DS for the shiny new 3D version.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Creative Assembly trimmed some of the fat while boosting the flavor to make Total War: Shogun 2 one of the tastiest entries in the franchise yet. It's much more accessible than the last few Total War games without sacrificing any depth or strategy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shift 2 has finally created a racing sim that gives car geeks like myself numbers to tweak, but puts the real focus where it belongs, on the visceral joy of actually racing the car.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shift 2 has finally created a racing sim that gives car geeks like myself numbers to tweak, but puts the real focus where it belongs, on the visceral joy of actually racing the car.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolutely killer tennis sim and one worthy of being considered one of the deepest and most rewarding seen thus far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolutely killer tennis sim.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest games available on Xbox Live Arcade, and a fantastic value for 2D slasher fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A pleasant bastion of everything that drew so many to this genre long ago. Amusing characters, a rich setting and great mechanics all smoothly coalesce to create a surprising and thoroughly enjoyable tale, prompting us to speculate that our little PSPs are far from retirement. We're ready for part 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does it stack up to its handheld counterpart, the online multiplayer and upgraded audio/visuals help exceed it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the difficulty spikes steadily once you get through the early portion of the game, frequent checkpoints save you from having to replay lengthy stretches of challenging turf.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The content isn't much more graphic than your average TV cop drama (apart from the occasional nudity), but it's heavy subject matter for a game, and Noire plays it surprisingly straight, with very little of the wry humor that characterizes most Rockstar releases.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The content isn't much more graphic than your average TV cop drama (apart from the occasional nudity), but it's heavy subject matter for a game, and Noire plays it surprisingly straight, with very little of the wry humor that characterizes most Rockstar releases.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The racing action is peerless, with Codemasters' racers still clearly in a class of their own. But the style has perhaps swung too far from the Americanised festival atmosphere and it's much more sober as a result. Still absolutely worth your money, mind.