games(TM)'s Scores

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For 2,446 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 Espgaluda II
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,446 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Shoddy combat racing. [Issue#122, p.105]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that you'll find a lot of praise for Episode II out there, since it addresses the physics issues with the first episode so well, but games™ can't honestly recommend a game so under-developed on quality controls alone.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By journey's end, it's only a passing interest in the increasingly intriguing story that holds attention. Indeed, this is a deeply flawed and overly ambitious attempt for a developer unable to grasp the genre basics. Its only real triumph is that it doesn't completely tarnish the licence's sterling reputation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's not a horror experience. There are attempts to slap on some kind of Silent Hill-esque story to everything, but it's utterly worthless. Silent Hill: Book Of Memories is a shallow dungeon-crawler, with even the likes of Dungeon Hunter: Alliance providing more fun. It is, in short, a failure; not the sort of thing we want from Silent Hill, nor the sort of thing we want for the Vita.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Declassified is a sorry way to end 14 years of coding history at Nihilistic. The kindest thing you can say about it is that it's a reasonably authentic facsimile of the Call Of Duty blueprint, yet it feels like the work of an artist who is painstakingly tracing a masterpiece but lacks the craft to replicate the magical that made the original so attractive in the first place.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Certainly, many of Colonial Marines’ flaws could have been excusable back in the early days of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but now, when every title is polished to a near excruciating level of quality, it just doesn’t cut it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's the hollow shell of a game. [Issue#137, p.116]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hasn't soured our memories of the original completely. [Issue#139, p.114]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a shame the buggy controls make fighting through it a chore. [Issue#139, p.115]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The combat ideas are awfully implemented. [Issue#141, p.108]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Simply a bit boring. [Issue#142, p.92]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Reliance on simple motion controls is bound to put off the more serious sports fans. [Issue#142, p.119]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a real party pooper. [Issue#143, p.111]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointment. [Issue#143, p.119]
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    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The cut and paste character models, with their misshapen limbs and dead eyes, together with the inconsistently sampled audio, combine to provide a experience that frequently feels cheap and in places is just downright nasty – a VHS knock off when, in this day and age, you would at least have expected a DVD remaster.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's only when the game reaches Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the weakest of the movies, that the game boasts moments of genuine enjoyment. [Issue#146, p.119]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From a player's perspective, feels sadly misjudged. [Issue#147, p.123]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Certainly different and endearing, but struggles to keep up with the initial momentum. [Issue#149, p.116]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Shows some potential, but ultimately uninspiring. [Issue#149, p.122]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The whole experience isn’t awful, just thoroughly uninspiring; a box of biscuits where some are moldy and all are digestive. It’s fun to be a pirate, but it’s far, far more fun elsewhere, with Risen 3 once again struggling and failing to rise above anything but its own mediocrity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Firefall quickly wears out its welcome; beaten to the punch by games like Tribes Ascend and the aforementioned Planetside 2. There’s still space for a PvE focused take on open world combat, and in time, this could well fill it. For now though, it’s a few well engineered systems in search of a game that fully deserves them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    You'll quickly realise that it's button bashing and not finesse that will aid you in your quest. Add to this a tacked-on rhythm-action game and you're left with a shallow and derivative game that offers no redeeming features. [Nov 2003, p.122]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What we have here is the absolute bare bones of the stealth genre mixed with shock video scenes that attempt to add flavour to the otherwise bland action. Essentially, the gameplay works as follows: track down a Hunter, get behind him, hold down the X-button...and...that's it. [Jan 2004, p.122]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Rigidity under the façade of freedom … prevents Rogue Ops from being aything other than a sub-standard stealth clone. Against the competition, which is growing stronger by the month, it's hardly surprising, but we expected better than this. [Feb 2004, p.110]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ironically, the developer has actually been very successful in mapping a superbly intuitive control system to the gamepad, and by enabling direct control of your Titan a basic action element is introduced. Yet by totally amputating any strategic scope from the RTS equation, the ensuing battles becoming virtually pointless affairs. [Mar 2004, p.111]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dilute, disjointed and uninspiring. Feeling more like a staggered set of obstacles than a wholesome game, the action sadly boils down to little more than a tediously dull showcase for your equipment and abilities, which are put into use against some questionable AI stooges. [Jan 2004, p.118]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Life in the flat is a painfully hollow experience to which the eventual moment of intimacy becomes an inevitable anti-climax. [May 2004, p.122]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A poor Tenchu wannabe that simply fails to deliver enjoyment. We played it because we had to - you don’t. [May 2005, p.96]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Despite ticking all the correct boxes Arenas lacks any synergy between components, making it the "Turok Evolution" of racing sequels. [Feb 2004, p.123]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We're cataclysmically disappointed that Rogue Agent even exists. Just when it seemed like EA had pulled its socks up and become a real unstoppable force with games to match its resources, we get this ' perhaps the most cynical and cobbled-together excuse for a key release we've ever seen. [Christmas 2004, p.111]
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