games(TM)'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,575 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:
2,575 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It is possible to learn the delicate demands of each event of course, but that can often take close to an hour of practice for each one – hardly the mark of a casual-interest game. [July 2008, p.125]
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    • 56 Metascore
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    The soul of the game ripped out. [Issue#91, p.120]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Alien Vs. Predator does a few things right, a whole lot wrong, and somehow manages to feel inferior to a game that Rebellion made ten years ago. [Apr 2010, p.132]
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    • 61 Metascore
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    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.
    • 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]
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    • 76 Metascore
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    The 'new' simplicity makes for a fun and fast game that, courtesy of the excellent passing system and decent AI, finds a firm balance between real football and the arcade fun of a five-minute kick about. [June 2004, p.120]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Still a little too much like looking at a table. [Nov 2011, p.107]
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    • 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]
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    • 59 Metascore
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    Feels like it is in desperate need of a decade of evolution, to move out of the shadow of its peers. [Issue#137, p.114]
    • 73 Metascore
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    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]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    It's initially compelling, but starts to feel shallow as combat becomes a grind, and a nagging wish for more of RPG elements creeps in. [Nov 2011, p.110]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    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
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    A pretty big disappointment. [Issue#118, p.104]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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