GamesRadar+'s Scores

  • Games
For 3,065 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy XIII
Lowest review score: 10 Homie Rollerz
Score distribution:
3,065 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A little bit of quality assurance time would have gone a long way in improving Double Dragon, but ultimately, this brawler just isn’t main-event material anymore.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An undiscerning child may have a bit of fun for awhile with Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts, and adults may even find the wacky, borderline creepy premise of the game slightly bemusing. But if you care about children (or your own sanity), you may want to skip this one and just get the DVD instead.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The DS version is by far the worst iteration of the bunch, which is sad considering none of them are that great.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Never Alone is bursting with promise and charm, but is savagely let down by technical flaws and maddening design decisions. Not even the cutest fox in gaming can save it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Crimson Shroud is clearly Matsuno's labor of love, but it's a shame so many of its features failed in execution and proved more annoying in practice.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ratatouille offers some multiplayer modes around cooking, but if you’re looking to get dizzy with a friend, we suggest doing something fun, like blowing up balloons. And then you can throw a party...and celebrate not playing Ratatouille on the DS.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Destined to line bargain bin bottoms. It has its hacking and slashing moments, but like so many movie-licensed titles, it reeks of a truncated production schedule and a too-heavy reliance on a story intended for another medium.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the Abyss isn't a terrible game, but it offends us with its pure mediocrity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s a sound idea that’s torpedoed by poor design and bad play mechanics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ugly, last-gen visuals further dampen the fear factor. Muddy textures and low poly counts cause scenery and monsters to blend together into a murky mess.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some people may find that kind of oppressive difficulty refreshing, but most folks, including the game's intended audience, are apt to find it frustrating.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Trust us. Cheaper, deeper stuff than this can be bought on Xbox Live Arcade. Unless you're truly desperate for an old-school party game experience, or you plan to be so drunk that anything will amuse you, we suggest you save your money for something else.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Daylight is a mess. Its procedurally generated design doesn’t succeed in creating unpredictable scares, and the enemies that populate the spooky locales prove to be more annoying than frightening. The randomized levels offer a slightly different experience if you take a second trip through, but you’ll have seen just about everything Daylight has to offer after only a couple hours of play--which, regrettably, isn't much.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Getting past the faulty controls will get you a decent story, but Iron Man has little to no replay value, no multiplayer, and is just another forgettable game-based-on-the-movie type.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You can disrupt the opponent while they “think” about their shot – it’s a nice touch, but they “think” for several seconds before every shot, dragging the game to a crawl. The character portraits get in the way, and if you turn them off, your power meter goes away too.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wandering back and forth through the same areas to collect one silly object after another will drive you "This is Sparta" raving mad, especially when you realize that you have to collect every fairy sprite and finish every last side quest just to see how the story ends.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s possible a six-year-old could be amused by it, but at E10+, they shouldn’t' be playing it. And anyhow, there are plenty of other kid-friendly games that will challenge their brains and inspire their imaginations. And make them actually laugh.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Destined to line bargain bin bottoms. It has its hacking and slashing moments, but like so many movie-licensed titles, it reeks of a truncated production schedule and a too-heavy reliance on a story intended for another medium.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Dynasty Warriors franchise is a beast of inveterate laziness. The gameplay is tired and, while the story and characters could be intriguing, the presentation is too bland and wonky to draw in gamers who are new to the series.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We're not decrying simplicity as a general design element, but too many of the included games feel tossed together, while the few notable ones offer only seconds of unique play.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The art design is solid, though technologically, the graphics don't impress at all. At press-time, the chat is nightmarish, and the user interface a pale shadow of other MMOs' well thought systems.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It may sound odd, but we'd gladly trade HD's so-so graphics and unruly physics for straight ports of Tony's first two PS1 installments.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From a gameplay perspective, Star Trek is hindered by its unpolished character animations, clunky controls, and repetitive hacking minigames. While it can be entertaining to experience the return of the movie's cast to their roles as the beloved Star Trek characters, it's difficult to get past the gameplay's shortcomings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s almost heartbreaking how much wasted potential there is here.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Remove the generic Matrix-inspired graphics and story, and it's online Bomberman with a new camera angle and less depth. We'd rather play ports of the original on TI-89 calculators.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At 30 bucks Winter Sports isn’t remotely worth the money. You could get a decent rental out of it - get some friends together, laugh at each other while doing the crap events once each, then play the skiing parts until Lost is on.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With the failure of its flagship story mode, Super Monkey Ball Adventure becomes a rather dull product that has little reason to exist.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, even if there is the chance you might manage to eke out some meager enjoyment from collecting coins, whipping Rita's bungee cord and Roddy's rolling attacks, it's impossible to justify paying anything near full price for this game.