games(TM)'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,402 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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,402 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The soul of the game ripped out. [Issue#91, p.120]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's every chance White Knight Chronicles will start to shine in co-op. As a single-player experience, however, which is surely the main reason for anyone to invest, it's distinctly average, suffering from problems that are genuinely a surprise considering the brains behind it. [Apr 2010, p.124]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mediocrity wins out. [Issue#93, p.124]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    On a next-gen console, Strikeforce is a far more humdrum expenditure of time that could be better spent elsewhere. [Issue#93, p.130]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Updates are tricky; they need to be handled with the utmost love and dedication. We're not suggesting Rocket Knight hasn't been, but whatever made its ancestor appealing isn't as appreciable here. [July 2010, p.118]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If fewer ideas were crammed in, and those that were left in were developed more thoroughly. Rooms could potentially be an excellent puzzle concept. [Aug 2010, p.130]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a bare-bones package to say the very least, favouring glossy presentational devices to feed into that Christmas Day unboxing euphoria, while offering minimal gameplay value after the event.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    To have this checklist of all the genre's flaws step up in place of the ambitious and promising title we were promised is wildly disappointing. [Issue#104, p.106]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The license really deserves a little more care and attention than this. [Christmas 2010, p.108]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    TFUII feels like a series of unfulfilled and broken promises that could kill the franchise, even for Star Wars fans. [Christmas 2010, p.92]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    More than any other tweak, Costume Quest is in dire need of an alternate progression mechanic. Sure, ticking off all front doors is authentic, but lends the title a stale air. [Christmas 2010, p.120]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The lack of a cover mechanic, limited controls, an awkward camera and some questionable AI result in a peculiar package. [Issue#102, p.110]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Re:coded is content to meander, offering only patronising tweaks to what we once enjoyed about the youngster-friendly mash-up franchise. [Issue#105, p.112]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    At its best, it's an inferior retread of some of the first game's finer moments, but at worst, it's dangerously forgettable. [Issue#107, p.112]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Maybe it's the rather lacklustre music, the numerous side-quests that feel more bolted on than they should, or the forehead-slappingly stupid AI of the enemies and your companion, but the whole experience feels decidedly flat at times; not a good sign for a game that's supposed to absorb you into its world. [Jan 2004, p.117]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are moments when player adrenaline levels will rise above the base level, but they are so few and far between that in the end most will decide that slogging through the copious average sections simply isn't worth the effort. [June 2005, p.116]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If only Namco had put a bit more variation into the actual content of the game instead of placing all the emphasis on the innovative interface, this might have been more than just a good starting point for the future. [July 2004, p.117]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The slightly clumsy controls and overly enthusiastic (read: nearly unbeatable) AI, plus with a new Hot Spot system that feels very random, makes the whole game feel rather lopsided and not much fun. [Dec 2003, p.125]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's too easy to get comfortable in the routines Reservoir Dogs offers and as such it feels like going through the motions. [Nov 2006, p.125]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Disappointment, thy name is Amped 2. [Christmas 2003, p.122]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rather than feeling like a mastermind escapologist, your actual role resembles that of an errand boy collecting the pieces of a pre-scripted plan. Yet while nothing here really shines, the overall package is solid enough to counter our gripes. [Oct 2003, p.114]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's just not enough to do besides the main tasks to justify stealing the GTA concept ... the distinct lack of content reduces the amount of enjoyment you'll get out of it. Better than you'd think, but still very basic. [Nov 2003, p.118]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's considerably better than last year's sorry attempt but there's still plenty of room for improvement. [Christmas 2003, p.127]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Boy racers will love Underground's edgy urban chic, otherwise you should stick with the less fashionable but ultimately more enjoyable "Burnout 2." [Christmas 2003, p.125]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With just as many levels where you'll pray for it to be over than where you're actually having fun, the game turns out to be a mixture of styles that don't meld together as solidly as they should, as well as having several frustrating joypad-throwing moments and often demanding extraordinary feats of memory from the player. [Mar 2004, p.114]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An average single-player game with competent but not brilliant multiplayer modes tacked onto the side. [Aug 2004, p.106]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In a perfect world all budget games would be of kill.switch's quality - that's where it would soar, that's where it would be ideal. As it is, it's almost exactly six hours of gung-ho entertainment from the moment you switch on your machine. But that's still just six hours. [Feb 2004, p.104]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Its attempt at being a jack-of-all-trades could seem quite appealing to gamers who casually approach the driving genre. Connoisseurs, on the other hand, will own the highest quality examples of each trade that do the job better, leaving R: Racing Evolution feeling mostly redundant. [Mar 2004, p.98]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gamers will revel in the destruction that unfolds as they guide Spanx and Redmond through the Genron labs, but you soon realise that the humorous touches are hiding a basic and rather childish title. [Mar 2004, p.119]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Many of the puzzles are somewhat straightforward in design, and while ensuring players are less likely to hit those infuriating brick walls typically found in the genre's great titles, your input into the proceedings once again tends to feel slightly shallow and less rewarding than before. [Christmas 2003, p.108]