games(TM)'s Scores

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For 2,522 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 22% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 74% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Burnout 3: Takedown
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,522 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What bumps PGR2 into the league of truly great racers is the extensive Xbox Live support. It really does feel like you're part of a community full of gamers vying to be the ultimate Project Gotham racer. [Christmas 2003, p.92]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The greys and browns might be offputting to those born and bred on Nintendo red, but don't be fooled. Advance Wars hasn't lost its true colours. Superb. [Mar 2008, p.122]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You get the impression that "The Sands of Time" was just a warm-up for the main event, a game that's familiar at first but soon reveals a level of imagination beyond that of the original, and displays as little room for error as one of the Prince's most daring acrobatic leaps. [Christmas 2004, p.100]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a focused, exhilarating, interesting and rewarding shooter.
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Rockstar San Diego may find some difficulty in filling its open expanses with interesting and emergent play, it does imbue it with a stark beauty and compelling narrative that makes Redemption more than just an allusion to cinema, but a piece of work that can confidently stand next to it. [Issue#96, p.94]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Broken Sword game since the original. [Issue#148, p.113]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not lean enough in either direction for hardcore platform or RPG fanatics to find everything they're looking for, but as far as genre-crossing titles go, they don't come much more enjoyable or extensive than this. [Jan 2004, p.104]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hopefully the innovation and effort that have been put into every area of this title will shine through, and the fact that the setup is worth every penny will become apparent to all. [Feb 2008, p.120]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We may have seen level creation before, but LittleBigPlanet is a stirring glimpse of the future. It manages to be both curring edge and classic simultaneously, with neither quality stifling the other. [Issue#76, p.110]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3's plot is a bit silly and inconsistent, its AI a bit dumb and predictable, and the world works in a suspiciously similar way to Assassins Creed, but it's great fun. And perhaps even more importantly, these days, when as gamers we're so often left feeling short-changed, it's also overwhelmingly fantastic value for money.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This overall approach to MMORPGs is far more social and interesting than anything that has preceded it. [July 2007, p.104]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire is an almost perfect game, held back only by the selection of creatures available during the 20-hour long main quest and some post-game elements that didn’t make it through since X/Y.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's only let down by a lack of fresh blood, but in terms of where the hammer falls, it still bangs the nail in cleanly. [Issue#102, p.117]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immerse yourself in its choices and the peerless beauty of the world that supports them, and it reveals a quality that cannot be detected through objective distance. This is a game you can love, and that’s at least as rare as perfection. [Dec 2008, p.122]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire is an almost perfect game, held back only by the selection of creatures available during the 20-hour long main quest and some post-game elements that didn’t make it through since X/Y.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six Vegas is a breathtaking return to form after questions over Ubisoft's commitment to the series were raised after Lockdown's release last year. [Christmas 2006, p.124]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little more could have been demanded of Harmonix, it has created a profoundly enriching way to experience the music of the world's most influential band. [Nov 2009, p.119]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sway system changes everything. Risk versus reward, knock out or be knocked out. Superb. [July 2010, p.110]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the finest and most involving product to carry Molyneux’s name in years. A stunning achievement. [Christmas 2005, p.100]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A football game as good as - if not, somewhat controversially, better than - Pro Evo in its prime and as tight a sports title as you'll play this year. [Dec 2009, p.104]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With completion of each level winning you a new totem for your pole, undecorated logs for a low score and gold totems for maximum, there’s a quantifiable excuse to go back and learn the perfect pathways through each. In this case, however, the journey itself is its own reward.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Titanfall is not the most strategically demanding multiplayer game out there, nor is it the most complex. It’s certainly not revolutionary, as some might have you believe, given that many of its ideas have been cribbed from other games and genres. What it is, though, is a consistently exciting, accessible and expertly crafted shooter that repeatedly generates highlight reel moments that make you want to keep coming back.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about 2048 oozes class, screams quality and does more than enough to force the hardcore to take a serious look at Vita. [Issue#119, p.92]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combat refined. Combat perfected. But not Combat evolved. [Nov 2007, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new gameplay types easily dispel the lack of variety that blighted previous games. [Aug 2010, p.116]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some are sure to brand it 'stale', Twilight Princess succeeds in being not only a superb game, but also one that can appeal to both new and seasoned Zelda players at the same time - something we feel time will show to be a very difficult thing to achieve. [Christmas 2006, p.116]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The greatest strength of The World Ends With You is that, in spite of its genre-bending innovations, not a single new element has been introduced just for the sake of it. [June 2008, p.110]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The question many will ask, ultimately, is how Halo 4 stacks up against its predecessors, and in truth it's hard to answer at this time. It'll take multiple runs through the campaign, hours and hours more multiplayer, and swaths of Spartan Ops mission to truly understand how good Halo 4 is. There's one answer we can say with certainty, though: this is absolutely a Halo game. And that's all that most fans would ever need to hear.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More of the same in the best possible way.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s achingly beautiful, deeply involving and as breathtaking to watch as it is to play. [Christmas 2005, p.90]
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