games(TM)'s Scores

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For 2,573 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,573 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Forts Under Siege might have enough reward on offer but the series is still relying on gamers to meet it halfway by investing ample time and patience in learning its demanding intricacies. [Dec 2004, p.112]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story, writing and the role-playing part of the game is distinctly previous-gen play, if not older.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'll get most out of the game on Xbox Live. Working alone or with friends, Carve's online races are unique as the properties of water allow for some novel gameplay. By crossing in front of rivals you can create waves that make life more difficult for them - something that works particularly well when working as part of a team. [Feb 2004, p.120]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sure, it's all beautifully put together, and you'll be hard pushed to find an adventure-lite world as well realised as here... However, despite all the creative effort Jak 3 is exactly the sum of its parts, and feels all the more underwhelming because of it. [Christmas 2004, p.118]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rumours of am MMO Animal Crossing and even a dedicated Wii Channel had got us very excited about the sequel, but the reality comes as a crushing disappointment. [Jan 2009, p.100]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
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    An interesting idea, but it's fundamentally flawed in its execution, with too much trust placed on trigger-happy gamers to overcome these barriers to play. [Issue#93, p.126]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But as a full game in its own right, Ridge Racer 3D feels like a cold shell that is part of a larger, ageing franchise.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the game left less to chance, perhaps we'd be somewhat more ready to join their ranks. [Issue#149, p.120]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Explosions certain are fun, to a point, but when that point is all a game has to offer we just can't help wanting something else. [March 2005, p.108]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Voice control just isn’t an improved method of input over just pointing at something and making it happen, but the effort is a worthy one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, it's just another indie game lost in the noise. [Issue#139, p.119]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfinished, or at the very least, unpolished. [Issue#102, p.112]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it may not be anywhere near the calibre of the PC titles, it does become a perfectly playable action RPG (with the emphasis on 'action') after the first trudging hour or so. [Apr 2004, p.122]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nowhere near the shallow quality those infernal Miis would suggest. [Issue#102, p.114]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s unfortunate that the design aspect is so much more entertaining than the game itself but that’s not to discredit the actual adventure – it’s still a perfectly enjoyable action RPG title that just suffers from being a little simple. [Nov 2005, p.120]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Childish, bright and gaudy - but great fun! [Issue#149, p.127]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s an overriding feeling of novelty, however, and as much fun as the game can be, it’s hard to shake the impression that your interest will eventually wane. [Aug 2006, p.131]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    First Light struggles to display any new ideas. [Issue#153, p.120]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Definitely worth a look, but for anyone familiar with the rest of Nippon Ichi's output, Atelier Iris 2 will dazzle and at times almost insult with its simplicity. [Sept 2006, p.124]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Limited gameplay appeal. [Issue#102, p.116]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you put any value in the game mechanics that have arrived over the last 20 years with a mind to prevent tantrum-inducing frustration, you might want to steer clear.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the card and strategy elements work surprisingly well, they don’t really fit the stealth side of the game for which the series is so highly regarded. [June 2005, p.112]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wii has plenty of other titles that offer a few hours of undemanding fun. The abandoned potential of Road Trip is proof of what a wasteful approach that can be. [Christmas 2008, p.103]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a mile-long love letter to the fans. [Issue#148, p.120]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Between the reworked note charts that often don't feel quite right, and the barebones structure of Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits, a full-price release seems optimistic. [Aug 2009, p.119]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The series still doesn't quite work in 3D; you'd need a lot of patience and considerable tolerance to truly enjoy this game. [Aug 2005, p.112]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is RPG lite, Animal Crossing plus questing, and for some people that's absolutely fine. [Issue#153, p.124]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The downside of Boogie Bunnies comes only from the vast number of titles it’s up against. [Apr 2008, p.117]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In order to get any challenge or satisfaction from Rebellion’s dustbowl shooter, it must be tackled on the hardest difficulty setting right away; only then will Black Hawk Down demonstrate any of the depth or well-implemented tactical elements it has to offer. [Sept 2005, p.110]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is strong when it comes to emulating cricket, and gameplay mechanics are better than anything we've seen from cricket games over the last few years. However, the so-called "budget" feel that permeates the title detracts from an otherwise decent effort. [Issue#148, p.125]
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