games(TM)'s Scores

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For 3,007 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 73% 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 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
3007 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just another brick in the wall. [Issue#186, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lack[s] that killer hook of the season's intro. [Issue#161, p.88]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics are, of course, poor by next-generation standards, and while that may not affect the stylised universes of Mario and Zelda, it blunts the power of an experience that thrives on realism. [Jan 2007, p.94]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The best way to enjoy Heroes Of Ruin is most definitely with three friends, but to highlight this as a selling point would be to assume there are going to be people out there with three friends who also own the game, and that will get together and plough hours at a time into it. Realistically, this will rarely happen, and as a single-player looter, Heroes Of Ruin, fairly enjoyable though it is, fails to show the invention necessary to justify its own existence.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a bad game, but it is a polarising one. [Issue#119, p.99]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Flawed execution and unrelenting difficulty. [Issue#187, p.78]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    By trying to compete in the 'ultimate first-person shooter' squabble, many a title finds its grasp underplayed by its reach. The beauty of Serious Sam is its totally nonchalent attitude towards the genre and the way it plays what could be seen as its weakest card as its strength. [June 2004, p.109]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those less committed ball fans The Bigs 2 offers a substantially more user-friendly introduction to big boys' rounders. [Issue#112, p.123]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s nothing here that would draw in gamers who can’t stand the genre, but if you do have a soft spot for mass slaughter, Dynasty Warriors 5 is as good a place to get your fix as any. [July 2005, p.116]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    No matter how hard you search, there's little here that wasn't done by StarCraft, Age of Empires or any other recent RTS... There's no worthy inovation here to raise this above any other title. [Jan 2005, p.114]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What hurts most about Liberation Maiden, however, is that just when it feels like it's getting interesting, with a stage that's basically one epic, shifting boss battle, it unexpectedly screeches to a halt, reminding you that you've bought what was originally one quarter of a bigger game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hurtling through dark tunnels to suddenly find yourself bathed in glorious sunshine as you emerge the other side is a breathtaking experience that is only superceded by the ridiculously fast speeds your Blades can reach. [June 2004, p.110]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a decent stealth game, held back by missed opportunities.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Birth By Sleep's twee story fails to impress, fans will be delighted to learn that it features the best combat in the series to date. Fast, fluid and featuring a variety of interesting mechanics, it's a huge improvement over past instalments. [Issue#101, p.122]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s plenty to do here and a lot of reward for doing it, which means that MySims is far more than a kids’ game – even if it is exactly the sort of release that children will enjoy. [Nov 2007, p.122]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Genuinely good fun for all – A pleasant surprise. [Feb 2008, p.132]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A tactical game this good deserves better. [Issue#145, p.120]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gamers will revel in the destruction that unfolds as they guide Spanx and Redmond through the Genron labs, but you soon realise that the humorous touches are hiding a basic and rather childish title. [Mar 2004, p.119]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It succeeds at providing enough of a compelling reason to try it out, but in failing to do anything else new it just feels like a rehash of once-standard ideas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s hard not to like Cold Fear for what it’s trying to do, but it’s also hard not to see the glaring errors that it makes along the way. [Apr 2005, p.119]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Silent Hill: Downpour frustrates and irritates, it confuses and confounds. It doesn't scare as much as it should and it doesn't impress as much as we wanted. But there's no denying its ability to keep you playing; to push through to the end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zoo Tycoon will have a very narrow appeal beyond families. [Issue#142, p.90]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, it's just another indie game lost in the noise. [Issue#139, p.119]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quite easily one of the best Dynasty Warriors games for a long time. [Issue#138, p.112]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Isn’t it amazing that a game featuring rappers fighting, and one made by EA no less, can be considered one of the most original games so far this generation? [Apr 2007, p.98]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A promising work in progress. [Issue#175, p.72]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though Vanguard is a solid enough title, it’s up to Sony’s marketing department to pull in subscribers and strike the right balance. [Apr 2007, p.122]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Deep and rewarding, if physically a little uncomfortable to play on the DS, this game will set the tone for future EA titles. [Jan 2005, p.121]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Improvements and additions over time – including the Raid-style events for catching legendary Pokémon, as teased in the original trailer – as well as ongoing tweaks to fundamental systems stand to improve Pokémon Go as a game, but the quality (and novelty) of the experience of playing, particularly as part of a group, is already there. Go could still one day be the legendary game its immense potential hints at.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If we're being brutally honest, Lost Planet 2 doesn't really have a single-player mode. [Issue#96, p.104]
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