games(TM)'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,971 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 Burnout 3: Takedown
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2971 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gamers can see through inconsequential improvements in wind physics and engine noise-capturing techniques that in real terms bring little new to the table. [July 2007, p.124]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As good as your broadband connection... When everything in Dead or Alive Ultimate works, it's worth an eight, possibly even a nine. However, when it doesn't, you're looking at a five. [March 2005, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resident Evil is still a survival horror classic - this just isn't a classic re-REmake. [Issue#157, p.110]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Each confrontation is generally exactly the same and victory is sometimes dependent on whether the irritating catch-up AI decides to beat you or not. [Oct 2004, p.120]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Focused in its style, single minded in its vision and executed with superb finesse, it’s a fantastic example of what can be achieved on PSP with imagination and skill. [July 2007, p.111]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Boy racers will love Underground's edgy urban chic, otherwise you should stick with the less fashionable but ultimately more enjoyable "Burnout 2." [Christmas 2003, p.125]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a beauty on the game’s surface, but it doesn’t let you get deep enough for its payoff to truly strike home. Transistor is a game conscientious gamers will want to love. It’s clearly a work of true vision and artistic intent, backed up with skilfully constructed systems.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A basic campaign may have been a good addition when away from the Wi-Fi. [Issue#152, p.119]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Spider-Man 2 emerges as not only a movie licence that eschews the 'fast-buck' approach, but as an enjoyable game in its own right – which is chiefly a testament to just how compelling it is to have superpowers and a vast city in which to show them off. [Sept 2004, p.118]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's frantic, satisfying, very challenging and full of the sorts of explosive set-pieces, generous destruction and screen-filling sprites that made the original such an enormous success. [Christmas 2005, p.113]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Underground tried to seamlessly mix its diversity, humour and gameplay, it was always obvious when you were being dragged away from the combo system at the heart of the series. Thankfully, THUG2 makes a much better fist of keeping classic Tony Hawk's gameplay at the heart of the tasks. Even when skating as Benjamin Franklin or a shrimp vendor, the focus remains on skateboarding. [Dec 2004, p.102]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, it is one of the best-made experiences on PSP. [Aug 2008, p.104]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an open world that's not open, a Zelda game with no wit or brain power, and a God Of War clone without bite. [Feb 2010, p.122]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The main problem with Karaoke Revolution is one of range, and the list of over 30 songs throws in only a few old favourites among a lot of curveballs. Nevertheless, the technology that drives this is absolutely spot-on and, save for a few niggles, this is a unique gaming experience that shows promise for the future. [Jan 2004, p.121]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Eidos Montreal needed to build on the success of Human Revolution, instead of merely trying to replicate it wrapped in difficult politics. Instead of being the revolution we so hoped it would be, it’s simply left us divided.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short, sharp tinge of static electricity rather than the unrelenting shock of high-voltage conductors. [Issue#111, p.104]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s cute, and a bit silly, and extremely easy to play and enjoy. It’s a relatively new sort of videogame, and one whose premise doesn’t have much to do with hours of play or complexity. [Nov 2005, p.122]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So a superb solo experience that can be shared with ease is what’s really on offer. Whereas the addition of better multiplayer options would have seen the title become essential, what’s featured is more than enough. [Jan 2007, p.112]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What’s the eventual goal here – watching an entire 90 minutes from the dugout? Clearly, a compromise must be struck, somewhere along the line. [Jan 2009, p.124]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just another day at the office for Layton and chums. [Issue#117, p.121]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s cute, and a bit silly, and extremely easy to play and enjoy. It’s a relatively new sort of videogame, and one whose premise doesn’t have much to do with hours of play or complexity. [Nov 2005, p.122]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a nice, clean package that delivers enough hi-octane chases and enjoyment to warrant a purchase. [Christmas 2005, p.121]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A smaller game than FIFA 10. [Issue#96, p.111]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With just as many levels where you'll pray for it to be over than where you're actually having fun, the game turns out to be a mixture of styles that don't meld together as solidly as they should, as well as having several frustrating joypad-throwing moments and often demanding extraordinary feats of memory from the player. [Mar 2004, p.114]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat is as fluid as ever and there's nothing more satisfying than combining your ski and jetpack abilities to gracefully glide over an enemy's head and launch a grenade that robs him of his last wedge of health, forcing him to watch the rest of the match from the sidelines.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may have its flaws, but at least those mistakes were made in the course of trying to do something new. [Dec 2009, p.100]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A more solid, playable and visually splendid grappler than this will be hard to come by... If it weren’t for the fact that you can easily clock Story mode and unlock everything in a weekend, we’d have a much easier job recommending Fight For New York. [Nov 2004, p.108]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s cute, and a bit silly, and extremely easy to play and enjoy. It’s a relatively new sort of videogame, and one whose premise doesn’t have much to do with hours of play or complexity. [Nov 2005, p.122]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best game in the series. [Issue#142, p.115]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Tropical Freeze is your first Donkey Kong Country game, you’ll probably hate it from the start, especially if your idea of a 2D platformer is based on New Super Mario Bros. U or Rayman Legends. Enemies and obstacles are not lined up neatly along your path of destruction; they’re meant to inconvenience you and continually break your momentum.

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