games(TM)'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,408 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 Fallout 3
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,408 game reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A grubby looking, badly conceived and hastily programmed game that does nothing for the genre except add unnecessary limitations. [Apr 2005, p.110]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It bears all the hallmarks of a game rushed to meet a deadline and its refusal to use the touch screen is the biggest faux pas a launch game can commit on the DS. [Jan 2005, p.121]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With combat relying on clever use of items and plenty of RPG-esque searching and equipping, Rengoku does show some potential, but it’s far too little, and with so many better-quality titles already on the market, it’s definitely too late. [Mar 2006, p.116]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This could have been so much more, but the shoddy engine and woeful AI let down some fairly solid and slightly confusing concepts. [Nov 2005, p.125]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    True, Beat Down isn’t entirely without potential, but the execution is woeful. For your own sake, avoid it at all costs. [Nov 2005, p.104]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Samurai Western is a mess of a game, one that dangles a fun-looking carrot in front of your nose before bludgeoning your face in with a mallet. [Sept 2005, p.122]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Quite simply, Revenge… is the worst kind of Star Wars game - one that looks good enough to appeal to impulsive fans, but ultimately fails to deliver by being a horribly derivative, stale and linear example of the genre it so lazily falls into. [July 2005, p.114]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's a horrible, cynically produced, soulless and poorly designed racing game that manages to be as equally boring as it is frustrating. [Dec 2005, p.107]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Once the contentment of seeing the impressive 'ultimate'look of the Spider-Man characters has faded and the comic book flair has become old news, it's still going to be a very bitter pill to swallow. [Dec 2005, p.118]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The touch screen is now just another method of input and, as such, a compendium of weak mini-games will no longer cut it as entertainment. [Mar 2006, p.122]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s such an exercise in drear that only a masochist would get any pleasure out of it, and even they’d have to ignore the hackneyed sub-Uwe Boll narrative. [Apr 2006, p.107]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The story isn’t interesting and you’ll often find yourself flying aimlessly through space, waiting for your next set of orders. It may be realistic in relation to the world of Star Trek, but that doesn’t mean it’s fun to play. [Feb 2007, p.107]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dirge is an ugly, cynical and tiresome videogame, the likes of which the next generation will hopefully eradicate. [June 2006, p.130]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Repetitive tasks have a history as a means of punishment that goes back to ancient myth. Kingdom Under Fire: Circle Of Doom seems keen to emulate this for reasons known only to its sadistic creators. [Mar 2008, p.128]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires would be less annoying if we hadn’t played it about eight times before. [July 2006, p.132]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Wait for Pro Evo 6 if you can, and in the meantime be happy with FIFA 06 if you really must play EA’s sim. [June 2006, p.122]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When accurately describing videogames, we tend to use the word ‘dross’ rarely, but this particular X-Men title has forced the word from us in a spectacular fashion. [July 2006, p.130]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When accurately describing videogames, we tend to use the word ‘dross’ rarely, but this particular X-Men title has forced the word from us in a spectacular fashion. [July 2006, p.130]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When accurately describing videogames, we tend to use the word ‘dross’ rarely, but this particular X-Men title has forced the word from us in a spectacular fashion. [July 2006, p.130]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Multi-player over Xbox Live … is the only reason anyone should consider investing in Bomberman Act:Zero. [Oct 2006, p.132]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Blade Dancer is an RPG lacking in character, soul, and most importantly, entertainment. Not recommended. [Oct 2006, p.129]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Futuristic racing never felt so outdated. [Sept 2008, p.117]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Its nicely cel-shaded characters pull off impressively over-baked attack combos in colourful stages, but it lacks balance and plays with no subtlety. [Mar 2007, p.111]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Lair amounts to nothing more than an unpleasant mixture of boredom and irritation. Not exactly the system seller that the machine is positively screaming out for. [Nov 2007, p.104]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It bears no relation to the real thing: fine if it’s fun, but unpleasant and frustrating when it’s not. And it’s really not. [June 2007, p.127]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Although bundled with a Wii Remote, it's still impossible to recommend Wii Play. Many of the mini-games feel clumsy, and the ones that don't are destined to be short-lived at best. [Christmas 2006, p.136]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dead ‘N’ Furious never scares or repulses, and neither does it attempt to be anything more than a shooting gallery with targets dressed up in bloodstained clothes. [Oct 2007, p.124]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As a catalogue of all the errors you can ever expect to see in a clunky first-person shooter Fall Of Liberty excels. [May 2008, p.120]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you’re truly worried about your vision we recommend spending the £20 on an eye test instead, as Sight Training will offer you nothing but prolonged boredom and headaches. [Jan 2008, p.127]
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Tedious, clumsy and uncomfortable to play, Box Office Bust is one of the least enjoyable platform games we've been subjected to this generation. [June 2009, p.123]