GamesRadar's Scores

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For 3,009 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Homie Rollerz
Score distribution:
3,009 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In an arcade-style game, anything that requires the player to take a break from shooting is a questionable call. We’re okay with reloading, but handicapping us with awkward controls is just uncool.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of Theresia, as well as its convoluted story, just doesn't scare us, but instead makes us want to stop playing, or failing that, kill ourselves.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Why buy the new one when the older, better version is still available at a reduced price? We know you have a PS2.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you’re a tremendous fan of Marcinko and love his books, rent this one before you spend your hard-earned cash. The season is too full of top-notch games and excellent DLC for you to spend your cash on this stinker.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you’re a tremendous fan of Marcinko and love his books, rent this one before you spend your hard-earned cash. The season is too full of top-notch games and excellent DLC for you to spend your cash on this stinker.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you’re a tremendous fan of Marcinko and love his books, rent this one before you spend your hard-earned cash. The season is too full of top-notch games and excellent DLC for you to spend your cash on this stinker.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s almost heartbreaking how much wasted potential there is here.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the appearance of finesse, it’s surprising how quickly everything devolves into frantic button mashing and rote flailing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the appearance of finesse, it’s surprising how quickly everything devolves into frantic button mashing and rote flailing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game also suffers from a lack of content.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, it’s a cool experiment, but it quickly goes horribly wrong.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, it’s a cool experiment, but it quickly goes horribly wrong.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A broken core of a game.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Our main problem with History Great Empires: Rome is that the historic elements are only surface level and the strategy elements aren’t much deeper than that.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An aggressively mediocre FPS. Any decent ideas suffer from bad design decisions, and so the shallow multiplayer is a hollow experience that even the most hardcore Frank Castle follower will want to skip.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We really, really wanted to like BCFX, as the idea of any kind of competition for EA’s NCAA monopoly is music to our ears. Sadly, BCFX simply isn’t anywhere near ready for the big time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is still fun if you’re willing to suffer through painful hand cramping from playing guitar and bass, severely wounded vocal registry, and a general lack of precision provided by the Drum Grip. Oh wait, that doesn’t sound so fun. The peripherals do more to kill the experience than enhance it, which totally defeats the purpose of this pricey package.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With so many other notable SRPGs already out for portable consoles, Hero's Saga: Laevatein Tactics fails to emulate the magic of its forebears such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre, and also fails to define itself among contemporaries like Rondo of Swords and Jeanne D'Arc. We still love classic SRPGs; it's just that at this point, Hero's Saga feels like a step back.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lastly, and perhaps most tragically, the PlayStation 2 comes with full voiceover work for all the characters. You might think this would be a good thing – but Zak repeats his exclamations over new Cryptids so often, you find yourself wanting to choke him, and some of the subtitles appear as placeholder text. Party foul.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To make matters worse, Iron Man 2 can be shockingly ugly at times, especially in the cut-scenes, which spotlight terrible effects, fuzzy and slow-loading textures, and choppy animations.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Without the AI and stealth problems, it might be a decent, if extremely derivative, shooter. As it is now, you're better off skipping this one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While this could have been an awesome game to geek out on, its numerous technical problems kill the mood pretty quickly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A shame then, that marvelling at the cartoon tennis racquet pretending to be in your hand is immensely more enthralling than anything you'll actually do with it in the game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the game-stretching fetch quests to the clanking camera to the clumsy cliffhanger ending, Hydrophobia just doesn't feel like a finished game. The water is truly unique and special, but everything else feels too much like a soggy, overblown tech demo.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold takes place over four chapters, each separated into a handful of levels. You can grab a second controller and team up with a friend or family member, but you might not want to subject them to the boredom.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I need to emphasize that my problem isn't that Comic Jumper is difficult – I love difficult scrolling shooters – my problem is that Comic Jumper is difficult for all the wrong reasons - and to top it off, the game constantly insults your incompetence with grating voice work.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, it's just a pretty face, and there's not much below the surface. As a result, exploring doesn't yield much in the way of rewards, so odds are, you'll just stick to your daily routine of repetitive levequesting and crafting. And then you'll log out. And then, one day, you'll probably just decide to omit the part where you log back in.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game's title is a massive misnomer. You don't "create" anything – you mess around with preset environments and then slap stickers all over it. You want to get the Create experience and save a few bucks? Buy a coloring book.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game's title is a massive misnomer. You don't "create" anything – you mess around with preset environments and then slap stickers all over it. You want to get the Create experience and save a few bucks? Buy a coloring book.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you were hoping for a Kinect-friendly great snowboarding game, this isn't the one. It controls terribly and is just plain uninteresting. Don't bother unless you're desperate for some XTREEM action. And we mean XTREEM in the worst possible manner.