games(TM)'s Scores

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For 2,524 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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,524 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's the epitome of an average game and one of the most disappointing 3DS releases of recent times. [Issue#135, p.121]
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    • 70 Metascore
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    Most devotees openly proclaim they like the game because they wanted to, not because it actually deserves it. [Feb 2009, p.108]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A pretty big disappointment. [Issue#118, p.104]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For a game that focuses on the presumably brisk and stressful art of armed robbery, Payday 2 involves one heck of a lot of waiting around. [Issue#139, p.96]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s tedious to keep referring to this latest F1 release with the words, 'as in previous versions', but unfortunately that’s the generic and clichéd approach that has been taken with the latest in the series. [Mar 2007, p.121]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a straight and stagnant affair: win races, progress to the next stage, repeat. There’s none of SimBin’s trademark drive and determination in this area of the game. [Mar 2009, p.102]
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    • 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]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The humour and colourful designs are reference-heavy and genuinely quite charming but can only distract so much from what is essentially the same level repeated over and over. [Nov 2011, p.119]
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    • 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]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So if you’re feeling particularly flush and have some yearning to play another block puzzler, Dr. Luigi does a fine job of sitting somewhere in the middle of this well-worn genre. Hardly a glowing endorsement, and a pretty sad way to end Luigi’s very own year.
    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 61 Metascore
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    An average single-player game with competent but not brilliant multiplayer modes tacked onto the side. [Aug 2004, p.106]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    The title’s main downfall is the fact that every now and then an event will occur that forces you to take advantage of your full team and use each of their attributes in order to tackle an obstacle or boss... but these sections have been made far too laborious and take what seems like an age to complete. [Nov 2004, p.107]
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    • 50 Metascore
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    Stops short of truly bad, but also some way short of recommended. [Issue#118, p.108]
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    • 67 Metascore
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    Cursed Mountain admirably recreates the tension of the established survival-horror template, but too infrequently for it to sit alongside the genre greats. [Oct 2009, p.119]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    Toca 2 lacks the ambition and verve found elsewhere in the genre... Uneventful jaunts down the middle of the road just don't excite us anymore. [May 2004, p.102]
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    • 56 Metascore
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    Since assembling a team is more luck than judgment, Rumble couldn't be further away from the core values of the traditional Pokemon games. [Issue#118, p.110]
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    • 59 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 51 Metascore
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    Cumbersome controls and an ornery camera make any intriguing ideas irrelevant. [Apr 2009, p.115]
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    • 61 Metascore
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    This isn't too bad for a couple of hours of button hammering with two friends. [Issue#118, p.112]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dedicated genre fans, meanwhile, will find that the concessions in the gameplay – pre-highlighted hot spots and rumble hints – are both insulting to their intelligence and at odds with the entire point of the adventure genre. [June 2008, p.123]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    The fact that, in harking back to earlier days, the game feels stuck in the past, the fact the fighting system really isn't deep compared to other modern-day brawlers, the fact the gore is little more than a sideshow and the fact that most of the fan service appeals to fans who have grown up a great deal since the Nineties throws up numerous reasons to criticise, however.
    • 55 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 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]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Another predictably mediocre basketball game. [Feb 2008, p.130]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A title solely for those who really want to relive the 2014 F1 season. [Issue#154, p.112]
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    • 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]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mindless fun and little else. [Nov 2007, p.106]
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    • 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]
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