games(TM)'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,453 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 LittleBigPlanet 2
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,453 game reviews
    • 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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    • 70 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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    • 63 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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    • 46 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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    • 61 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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    • 61 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]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We wanted to like Spikeout, we really did, but less than a day of enduring what the game had to 'offer' and having so many flaws thrown in our faces was more than enough to convince us never to play it again. [June 2005, p.115]
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    • 50 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]
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    • 51 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 53 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]
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    • 71 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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We can only come to one conclusion here: Odama really isn't any fun to play. At all. [May 2006, p.122]
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    • 50 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]
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    • 65 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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    • 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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    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Occasionally playable, but just mostly horrible. [Issue#108, p.116]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's just so devoid of soul that it's almost impossible to concentrate on. [Issue#108, p.122]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A lifeless carcass in the FPS mould lies in its wake. [Issue#109, p.104]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So gratingly tedious in navigating stages that Monkey Ball's overarching identity is lost. [Issue#109, p.120]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Navigation and combat [are] incredibly infuriating. [Issue#110, p.126]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's just uninhibited hubris masquerading as knowing, swaggering braggadocio, a technological Frankenstein's monster. [Issue#111, p.98]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even at a budget price point, this is one slip-up that can't be blamed on banana skins. [Issue#112, p.120]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Destiny is so bad that it could force players to question their cherished memories of Eternal Darkness. [Issue#115, p.106]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The inanely perfunctory gameplay fumbles in its derivative attempt to emulate the LEGO formula. [Christmas 2011, p.126]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The range of puzzles on display is also sorely lacking for a game of this type. [Issue#118, p.114]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are some laughs to be had at its expense, and everything here works, but that's absolutely all it does. [Issue#122, p.110]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It highlights Kinect's flaws rather than showcases its strengths, sending out one, clear, reverberating message – Kinect simply isn't refined enough to unite the hardware with the hardcore.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If seeing The Dark Knight Rises has inspired you to put the cape back on, do yourself a favour and go back to either of Rocksteady's games instead. Because this one is wearing hockey pads.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are times when nostalgia wins out; when you realise this is an actual Cannon Fodder sequel, but that's quickly squashed down and washed away by a glitchy, boring and hugely underwhelming experience. In fairness, it's nowhere near as bad as might have been expected. But saying that about a game doesn't mean it's at all good.