games(TM)'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,423 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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,423 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    L.A. Rush isn’t so much bad as uninspiring. Driving round the city is fun for a bit but after that nothing but the mediocre races, ill-conceived stunt sections and the meandering extra missions remain. [Nov 2005, p.110]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the difference between what Crystal Dynamics wanted to do with Snowblind and the finished product is a crevasse that good intentions fall well short of bridging, leaving the game lying in a Wile E. Coyote-style could of dust at the bottom. [March 2005, p.110]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the difference between what Crystal Dynamics wanted to do with Snowblind and the finished product is a crevasse that good intentions fall well short of bridging, leaving the game lying in a Wile E. Coyote-style could of dust at the bottom. [March 2005, p.110]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s hard not to like Cold Fear for what it’s trying to do, but it’s also hard not to see the glaring errors that it makes along the way. [Apr 2005, p.119]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s hard not to like Cold Fear for what it’s trying to do, but it’s also hard not to see the glaring errors that it makes along the way. [Apr 2005, p.119]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Basically a GameBoy Advance Urbz re-release in all but name. That version had its flaws so releasing the same game with a few minor additions isn’t going to fool anyone. [Jan 2005, p.121]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a non-offensive way to while away a few hours digging up the past, but the core gameplay doesn’t hold a candle to the title it’s so fondly remembering. [Nov 2005, p.108]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A blaster of mediocre proportions that might keep you hooked through sheer determination to see it through (if only because you’ll be convinced that mastery of the twitchy controls is actually possible), but isn’t actually much fun to play. [Sept 2005, p.102]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While really quite enjoyable in small measures (annoyances excepted), Untold Legends is a massively optimistic game and this is its ultimate downfall. [June 2005, p.100]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even though each puzzle is explained before it gets tough a few stages down the line, there are still a few that are a little too complex for their own good (as if the game wasn’t frustrating enough already.) [Aug 2005, p.96]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A great concept that’s bereft of longevity... It’s definitely a title that needs to be experienced, but whether it should sit proudly on your gaming shelf is less certain. [July 2005, p.113]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If Sony Cambridge had placed as much emphasis on the gameplay mechanics as it had recreating the show’s style, then 24: The Game would have been an excellent action title. [Apr 2006, p.102]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sly 3 is a solid and inoffensive kids'adventure which perfectly satisfies the needs of its target audience and credits it delivers with a much more discerning nature than other games of its sort. [Dec 2005, p.98]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mindless fun and little else. [Nov 2007, p.106]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Anyone expecting the DS's first role-playing game to be anything more than average is in for a bitter disappointment. [Dec 2005, p.126]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gun
    Far too generic to be considered anything other than average. [Christmas 2005, p.114]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gun
    Far too generic to be considered anything other than average. [Christmas 2005, p.114]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even if Xbox Live does prove Chromehounds’ saviour, there’s no denying that the single-player mode will be relegated to little more than a tactical playground to warm up for the online battle because it’s just a little too one-note, a little too slow, a little too lifeless to truly engage. [Aug 2006, p.112]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is little depth to the control of the boards, and we don't see why this shouldn't have been an on-foot racer. [Apr 2006, p.106]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Firing in the opposite direction of the seasoned games, The Outfit will only appeal to casual gamers who prefer to smash and grab their way through levels rather than apply strategy. [Apr 2006, p.126]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Don’t be fooled into thinking this adventure makes any kind of departure from the model arrangement of any of the series. [June 2006, p.116]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are worse wrestling games out there. At least Rumble Roses is solid, if you can put up with its general silliness. [June 2006, p.114]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Wait for the sequel rather than invest in this slightly dumbed-down version. [Sept 2006, p.120]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The traditional Guilty Gear gameplay just doesn’t translate that well to the arena style of play: most of the moves would be better suited to a straight one-on-one fight. [Nov 2007, p.120]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If only as much imagination had been applied to the gameplay as the narrative. [Dec 2006, p.108]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The plea of distinction City Life enters ultimately fails due to tactical elements so facile they might as well not exist. [June 2006, p.120]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fails to offer anything fresh. The new elements added to the franchise are shamelessly plundered from other games, and generally not as well executed. [Dec 2006, p.114]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For every moment of satisfaction, there's an equal moment of frustration to match it. It's probably just as well for Ubisoft that the novelty of Nintendo's Wii Remote will carry Red Steel as a launch title. [Christmas 2006, p.110]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Occasionally you’ll have to fight in formation, or against an elephant or a slightly bigger Persian soldier, but none are exciting enough to lift the whole experience above its more banal moments. [May 2007, p.115]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Only the mere prospect of reversing a grenade, or shooting a missile in slo-mo will save the gamer from feeling completely brain-dead at the end of the game. [Dec 2007, p.102]