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
    • 77 Metascore
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    Players now react quicker and more like their real-life counterparts when handling the first touch of the ball. And first touches are generally smoother now, with players being able to flick on, trap or kick straight away on receipt. In practice, however, it’s not such a massive advancement and the player movement and control is still fairly sluggish. [Nov 2004, p.121]
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    • 63 Metascore
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    Manages to be inviting without being too condescending. [Issue#112, p.124]
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    • 61 Metascore
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    Fable: The Journey only has Kinect, and once again it's too unresponsive, too fiddly and too annoying to carve a genuinely enjoyable experience out of Albion. Whether Fable: The Journey was a labour of love or a contractual obligation matters little; when all's said and done the only thing that matters is that this feels like another nail in the coffin for this generation's version of Kinect – and perhaps even its last.
    • 57 Metascore
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    The action is a little too samey, and things become just too repetitive. Aside from scenery variations, FMV cut-scenes and the odd boss fight, the game is practically the same from start to finish. [Jan 2004, p.125]
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    • 53 Metascore
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    It’s a fun, frothy take on a scene that could have easily led it to drown in detestable ghetto references and urban nods, but even though B-Boy manages to avoid travelling that dangerous path, it remains no more than a guilty pleasure. [Oct 2006, p.121]
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    • 58 Metascore
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    Rocky Balboa is the second best boxing game on PSP, but then there are only two of them. [Mar 2007, p.102]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 59 Metascore
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    At least it provides some hope for the franchise's future. [Issue#155, p.130]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    Mediocrity wins out. [Issue#93, p.124]
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    • 59 Metascore
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    For now, Moto GP is still ahead of the pack. [July 2007, p.127]
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    • 50 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 67 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 63 Metascore
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    Its simplicity counts against it in the long term. [Issue#155, p.131]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    A poor payoff for hours spent trudging through this black-and-white world. [Issue#147, p.120]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    With so much going on, getting any enjoyment out of the multiplayer modes is far too much work and the simple, fun aspect found in titles like Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! has been replaced by, well, clutter. [Jan 2005, p.112]
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    • 68 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    It’s often said that co-op makes any game better but in this case, co-op is the only way to glean any enjoyment from the game at all. Played alone, Temple Of Osiris struggles to evade box-ticking tedium and it’s only when confusion and banter come into play that it’s even worth considering.
    • 69 Metascore
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    By trying to compete in the 'ultimate first-person shooter' squabble, many a title finds its grasp underplayed by its reach. The beauty of Serious Sam is its totally nonchalent attitude towards the genre and the way it plays what could be seen as its weakest card as its strength. [June 2004, p.109]
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    • 50 Metascore
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    It’s a fun, frothy take on a scene that could have easily led it to drown in detestable ghetto references and urban nods, but even though B-Boy manages to avoid travelling that dangerous path, it remains no more than a guilty pleasure. [Oct 2006, p.121]
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    • 78 Metascore
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    Playable, yes, but nothing new. [Issue#141, p.110]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    Outside of a few key moments when things get changed up, gameplay is only ever average at best. [Issue#138, p.108]
    • 43 Metascore
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    In the process, it becomes less of a game and more of an anger generator – that’s anything but a recipe for fun.
    • 59 Metascore
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    It's the compound effect of its traditional design that causes the most problems. [Issue#93, p.134]
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    • 51 Metascore
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    It’s good stuff, but not good enough to keep you playing for long without having to stifle a few yawns. What you’re looking at here is your standard hack-and-slash adventure that’s been brightened up with some impressive visuals. [March 2005, p.116]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    It’s the same old formula with a few moments of motion-controlled inspiration. [Aug 2007, p.111]
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    • 52 Metascore
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    It is so mortally by-the-numbers that you'll genuinely believe you've already played the game before. [Issue#141, p.120]
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    • 78 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 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]
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    • 55 Metascore
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    As a 360 title, average visuals and wretched clipping problems should be an issue, and the slick-at-times physics and ample combat system just can’t make up for it. [Apr 2007, p.120]
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    • 66 Metascore
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    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]
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