GamesRadar+'s Scores

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For 3,246 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: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 10 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
3247 game reviews
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Compared with prominent puzzlers on other platforms, Balloon Pop might seem a bit outdated, slightly repetitive, and lacking in unique charm. But until the Wii's software library offers better options for the price, it's a decent choice for genre dabblers and those seeking a simple diversion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s all pulled off better than you’d guess, and strikes a definite atmosphere – whether that atmosphere is right for you or not is another question.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More successful as a single-player experience, which can be seen as good or bad depending on your inclination.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it doesn't achieve universal greatness, its strengths outweigh its flaws and offers an original, addictive--if occasionally frustrating--experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It still stands out as a decent music game, but it's no less shallow on the PS2, and just as easy and short.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As cliché shooters go, Payback is no "Black," but it's not bad either. If all you're looking for is a predictable, middle-of-the-road shooter - you know, like if you just beat "Mass Effect" and want to rent a couple hours of mindless mayhem - you could do better, but you could also do a lot worse.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best thing to say about Dynasty Warriors 6 is that it's an easy way to kill quite a few hours, but that doesn't make it particularly good.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Astro Boy coating is there so kids ask mommy and daddy to spend their holiday bonuses on it, but High Voltage Software felt nice enough to sneak in a fun game too. It’s like the whiskey Grandpa adds to the eggnog.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Because a large part of its charm is seeing all our favorite Pokemon in action, Pokemon Rumble Blast will only really appeal to Pokemon fans. It helps that it's pretty too, with or without the 3D turned on (the soundtrack is great too). The problem is that the gameplay itself is too simplistic for more sophisticated Pokemon players who love the series for its deep strategic gameplay. Younger, less discerning Pokemon fans will undoubtedly love it though.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ditching the lengthy matches of Mario Party's past in favor of shorter options makes sense, and it makes for more manageable experiences. But it's still saddening that the longest game of Island Tour that you'll ever play should wrap up in under an hour.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There, however, is one thing that sets Raiden III apart from the shooter pack: it's single-player mode enables you to control both warplanes at once, essentially playing co-op with yourself. It's simple, really - the left analog stick and shoulder buttons control one ship, and the right analog stick and shoulder buttons control the other.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may take a pretty thick suit of armor to fully embrace Legends but if you can stomach many, many defeats you'll be rewarded with the particle-laden powers of witches, wizards, magical nights and fire-breathing dragons.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is still very much a Dynasty Warriors game, warts and all. Yet the light tweaks and enhancements – plus giant robots and an attractive new cel-shaded look – really make the repetition a lot more enjoyable than expected. Gundam 3 still stumbles in bafflingly silly ways, but for the first time in a while, the thrill of singlehandedly charging into battle against hundreds of enemies has a flickering spark again.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent diversion for the casual fan, though hardcore players are likely to find it a bit on the short side.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Besides some seriously bad camera angles where you lose sight of the action briefly and a skimpy wireless multiplayer mode, Brothers in Arms DS is a solid WWII action experience. It lacks the high gloss HD-ness of its console counterparts, but makes up for it in cinematic quality and pacing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay gets a little too frustrating, the graphics too soulless, and the story too weak to keep us going in for too long.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is still very much a Dynasty Warriors game, warts and all. Yet the light tweaks and enhancements – plus giant robots and an attractive new cel-shaded look – really make the repetition a lot more enjoyable than expected. Gundam 3 still stumbles in bafflingly silly ways, but for the first time in a while, the thrill of singlehandedly charging into battle against hundreds of enemies has a flickering spark again.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are gobs of customization options for each of your squad (and lord knows you'll need 'em), but there's not much variety to the goings on, and the whole Grand Prix affair won't take you much more than 8 hours or so. Multiplayer offers some extended usage, but not enough to keep it a long-term rotation.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So in the end you have a fairly decent racer swimming a lake polluted with a metric ton of collectable refuse.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A highly polished iteration of Smash Bros. that plays great on its own. But when you're afflicted by latency problems in local multiplayer, you'll suddenly become painfully aware of the 3DS version's critical shortcomings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More than anything, Astro Boy is a great surprise for what many would assume is simply some child’s Christmas present. The Astro Boy coating is there so kids ask mommy and daddy to spend their holiday bonuses on it, but High Voltage Software felt nice enough to sneak in a fun game too. It’s like the whiskey Grandpa adds to the eggnog.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only the hardest of the hardcore need send in their application for this college edition on the PS2; this year, it's next-gen or no need.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Playing Madden NFL 07 on the Nintendo DS is akin to coaching a high school chess club in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers... it's a playable experience and your team's got heart, but you're going to have to work through a few broken limbs on your way to victory.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But Generation of Chaos is too chaotic and takes an entire generation to play. Most folks will opt for something faster and easier to love.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has flashes of brilliance, but overall presents a shallow experience with gameplay unworthy of the 360's potential.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Strategy fans will dig this game's effortless online experience, which alleviates the need to travel around town with a small vinyl briefcase full of checkers and dice, looking for fresh backgammon challengers.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It could have been a contender, but The Science of Evil is merely above average, and leaves a sour reminder that the cynicism we harbor toward licensed games isn’t exclusive to the people playing them. It’s a real shame.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But its arcade heritage is just a little too strong, so be sure to ask yourself if a game that wowed you a quarter at a time 20 years ago is worth $30-40 today, with only a mild evolution.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The peculiar marriage of Scribblenauts and your favorite comic book heroes makes for an entertaining weekend plaything, but it quickly falls victim to the pitfalls beleaguering the rest of the games in this imaginative yet flawed series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's no forward movement that evolves Scribblenauts. This is a collection of craziness, laser sharks, and silly robots all clamoring for happiness, and you can certainly oblige them--but don't expect a real challenge.

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