games(TM)'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,393 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 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 BioShock
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,393 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Anybody who suggests that the volleyball in DOA: Xtreme 2 is a good enough simulation to justify the expense either earns far more money than we do or is simply too proud to admit that animated bosoms float their boat. [Jan 2007, p.110]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s important to stress that Clive Barker’s Jericho is really not a bad game. It’s just nowhere near as good as the top shooters that surround it. [Dec 2007, p.124]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Trioncube manages to remain inoffensive at best and is a title we can add to a growing list of Nintendo DS puzzle games that are enjoyable but far from essential. [Aug 2007, p.125]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rocky Balboa is the second best boxing game on PSP, but then there are only two of them. [Mar 2007, p.102]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Played with the face buttons though, this becomes a competent Virtua Tennis clone with a decent selection of shots, and great animation, but a clone that reveals its weaknesses over time. [Jan 2007, p.116]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As a 3D take on the old-school run-and-gun genre, the mixture of giant enemy hordes and fully destructible environments is often both exhilarating and deeply satisfying, albeit in a very tongue-in-cheek way. [May 2007, p.114]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Only through a scarcity of decent alternatives could we ever truly recommend this, and that’s just about as backhanded as compliments get. [June 2007, p.113]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s the same old formula with a few moments of motion-controlled inspiration. [Aug 2007, p.111]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s far too easy to tap on a square that’s actually adjacent to where you thought you were planting a tree/erecting a power station. [May 2007, p.125]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The purpose of a review is to help the reader to decide how best to spend their money, and there is little in Undertow’s familiar mechanics that can’t be found better executed elsewhere. [Jan 2008, p.130]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Due simply to its own mediocrity, this is another Bomberman that fails to make a bang. [June 2007, p.114]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For now, Moto GP is still ahead of the pack. [July 2007, p.127]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When the average game of Trivial Pursuit comes packed with thousands of unique questions for around the same price, this kind of wafer-thin package is hardly going to impress Mr and Mrs Non-Gamer. [Sept 2007, p.113]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For those moments of genuine excitement and exhilaration, it’s a game that will put a smile on your face. [Dec 2007, p.132]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    You will finish the game having experienced sporadic moments of fun, but your money would be far better spent elsewhere. [June 2008, p.114]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most devotees openly proclaim they like the game because they wanted to, not because it actually deserves it. [Feb 2009, p.108]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Wet
    We've little doubt it will be nothing more than a distant memory before the year is out. [Nov 2009, p.124]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A distinctly average Worms game that will likely only be tolerated by exactly the opposite audience it hopes to enthral. [Apr 2008, p.114]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Another predictably mediocre basketball game. [Feb 2008, p.130]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The franchise’s virgin release on the DS does little to mend the flawed reputation of its forebears, but nor does it represent a step back. [Jan 2008, p.133]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Settle into the initially jarring pace of the game and it eventually becomes the sort of RPG that you simply play for the sake of playing, immersing yourself in the world and discovering its many surprises as you go. [Sept 2008, p.108]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A dull, short-lived grind. [May 2008, p.123]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Let’s just hope that if the team release a second shoot-‘em-up they look for inspiration from current Japanese shooters and not an ageing Amiga blaster that wasn’t particularly impressive in the first place. [Feb 2008, p.128]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The cosmetics and style that FaceBreaker offers in spades fail to raise the mechanics and gameplay above average. [Oct 2008, p.125]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Wii Remote – while no substitute for the original Dreamcast controller – is extremely responsive, and it’s still immensely satisfying to land one of the bigger fish. [June 2008, p.120]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The bones are here for a stunning adventure, but the imagination simply isn't. Our disappointment is palpable. [Sept 2009, p.116]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you have high levels of patience then there are some excellent moments that are worth staying around for, but we’d wager that most will hang up their controllers by the second or third forced Werehog mission. [Jan 2009, p.102]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are so many cheaper, better versions in existence that it’s very hard to recommend. [Sept 2008, p.125]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A fun but stingy download. [Aug 2008, p.117]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Afro Samurai radiates style both visually and aurally, but the underlying mechanics do little to raise it above an average experience. [Apr 2009, p.112]