games(TM)'s Scores

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For 2,827 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Espgaluda II
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2827 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's clear that considerable effort has gone into Shred, but for those with fond memories of the Birdman's glory days, this could be the final insult. [Issue#104, p.118]
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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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    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    An odd visual style tops off a very poor title in a suitably poor manner, jumping between looking halfway decent and just plain nasty. An unbalanced and sorely broken mess. [Dec 2005, p.106]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the most competitive genre in gaming Bodycount just doesn't measure up, and certainly doesn't get anywhere near the brutal brilliance of Epic and People Can Fly's Bulletstorm. [Nov 2011, p.108]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    No amount of sentiment can raise this game above the average. [Sept 2007, p.120]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The driving mechanic in itself is an interesting display of ever-increasing possibilities of the kit, and we look forward to seeing its like implemented in more compulsive, sophisticated titles further down the line. [Issue#104, p.127]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Forget any notion of playing this "Again", there's very little here to justify even playing through once. [Issue#96, p.110]
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    • 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]
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    • 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.
    • 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]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Navigation and combat [are] incredibly infuriating. [Issue#110, p.126]
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    • 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]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Consistently let down by poor design decisions and outdated play mechanics. [Issue#111, p.116]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The animation is clunky and below par, but the art direction is quite good, in a lowbrow, pulp comic book kind of a way. The script is trite, and music and voice acting both well below par, but you still couldn't accuse it of being a technical shambles. Design wise, though, it's formulaic, tedious and messy.
    • 51 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
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another unfortunate example of a classic game that has been marred by a shoddy modern redux. [Issue#106, p.124]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    With core mechanics this flawed, no amount of cut-scene-laden story modes, create-a-move editors or unlockable extras will make up for what is a truly putrid videogame. [Aug 2006, p.127]
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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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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Contrived shooter with little to no depth... This is as generic as they come. [July 2005, p.122]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It’s an unparalleled mess of a game that manages top bore and anger in equal measure, exhibiting the occasional glimmer of a good idea only to snatch it away and laugh in your face. [Apr 2005, p.116]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So unoriginal, it'll be tough to restrain yourself from rolling your eyes. [Issue#148, p.108]
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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]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Postal hasn't aged well at all; not a good thing when it didn't look or sound too good, or play that well six years ago. [Dec 2003, p.127]
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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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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Curling and figure skating, as engaging as they are, are not sufficient to rescue this sub-par package from non-league status. [June 2008, p.116]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Neither offensive nor agreeable. [Issue#167, p.88]
    • 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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    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The central mechanic barely works. [Sept 2014, p.122]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For hardware nuts, Final Fantasy obsessives and PS3 owners, FFXIV does offer a fairly distinctive MMO experience. [Christmas 2010, p.94]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A poor script and worse voice-acting. [Issue#107, p.94]
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