games(TM)'s Scores

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For 2,497 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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Demon's Souls
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2,497 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Racers is perhaps the most unlikely sort of game to appear on the boastfully next-gen PS3 but that also makes it one of the most enjoyable titles on the system. [Dec 2007, p.116]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Be prepared to get occasionally frustrated by a rather limited solo experience. [Issue#136, p.98]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the game left less to chance, perhaps we'd be somewhat more ready to join their ranks. [Issue#149, p.120]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Outside of a few key moments when things get changed up, gameplay is only ever average at best. [Issue#138, p.108]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A poor payoff for hours spent trudging through this black-and-white world. [Issue#147, p.120]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Trinity Universe's combat lacks the depth that Nippon Ichi and Gust have shown in the past. It too often feels repetitive, clunky, and lacking the strategy we've come to expect. [Aug 2010, p.124]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's only the aesthetics that truly let Athens 2004 down. With a clean, unfussy menu system, it's disappointing to find this gives way to rough in-game visuals and limited animation....Nevertheless, the substandard veneer doesn't dim the shine of the gameplay. [Aug 2004, p.113]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Feels like a trip back to the last generation. [Issue#99, p.122]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lost Planet 3's mere existence? It's a mystery. [Issue#140, p.102]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It bears no relation to the real thing: fine if it’s fun, but unpleasant and frustrating when it’s not. And it’s really not. [June 2007, p.127]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This isn't too bad for a couple of hours of button hammering with two friends. [Issue#118, p.112]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires would be less annoying if we hadn’t played it about eight times before. [July 2006, p.132]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most of the time Ninety-Nine Nights does look like a game which befits the ‘next-gen’ tag, and yet periodically it embarrasses itself with ‘previous-gen’ foibles. Playing N3 is a frustrating experience. [July 2006, p.124]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    One of the most frustrating aspects is the unbalanced difficulty curve. You’re thrust into some tough and often unfair opening levels, only to find the challenge dropping dramatically as you progress deeper into the admittedly enjoyable storyline. [Sept 2004, p.116]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Crew is defined by its unmitigated lack of character. It’s an Ubisoft game first and a driving game second, and has arrived at a point at which it’s facing off against Forza Horizon 2 and DriveClub for most people’s affections. With the former’s more clearly defined vision and mechanics, and even with the latter’s terrible teething problems, it is absolutely no contest in both cases. Personality continues to go a very, very long way.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid grappler, if a little pointless … it's fairly easy to see everything the game has to offer in a very short time. The fact that the only way to unlock many fighters is to repeatedly play through the same modes ultimately proves tiring, rather than bringing out the completist in you. [Aug 2004, p.105]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    TFUII feels like a series of unfulfilled and broken promises that could kill the franchise, even for Star Wars fans. [Christmas 2010, p.92]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An average single-player game with competent but not brilliant multiplayer modes tacked onto the side. [Aug 2004, p.106]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Once you're past the silly set-up, irritating characters, terrible dialogue, and the game's generally patronising tone, there's a reasonably solid - if not needlessly convoluted - skater to be found here. [Christmas 2010, p.110]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For all it's button-mashing faults, though, Bloody Roar still manages to be fun. It may not be the most technical beat-'em-up on the market, nor is it the most stylish, but one thing works wonders in Bloody Roar's favour - simplicity. [Nov 2003, p.119]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'll be jabbing the square button until fatigue eventually sets in. [Issue#102, p.106]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is gaming for the masses; completely undemanding and uninspired, but solid enough to appease the cerebrally challenged. [Jan 2007, p.116]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It isn't nearly as awful - no, indeed, as hopelessly generic - as it might first appear. [Issue#111, p.100]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's only with extended play that Retribution's meaningless sadism, over-the-top machismo, mish-mash of gameplay elements and backdrop of futile storytelling destroy any possible reason not to put down the controller. [Issue#96, p.126]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Bluth's journey concludes with a choice, but you'll have to repeat the journey to see the other ending. The prospect of spending two more hours with this self-pitying drunk may be too much for even Spate's Kickstarter backers to take. [Issue#147, p.121]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More like a clinically insane uncle; you'll spend time with it because it's family, but it will confuse and embarrass you with every opportunity it gets. [Issue#107, p.114]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With an undeniable charm, simple toolset and a decent lifespan, Create is worth checking out if you're looking for an inventive, harmless bit of puzzling fun. [Issue#104, p.120]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a PlayStation 3 title, a distinct lack of longevity and a disappointing multiplayer game will see it land short of the hole. [Issue#115, p.111]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An average single-player game with competent but not brilliant multiplayer modes tacked onto the side. [Aug 2004, p.106]
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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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