games(TM)'s Scores

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For 2,911 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 LittleBigPlanet 2
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2911 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its overall challenge is both lasting and addictive. [Issue#122, p.109]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s an obvious luxury to riffing on a masterpiece that other games simply can’t enjoy, but that doesn’t make the choice to blow the city wide-open any less brave. [Apr 2009, p.110]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A groundbreaking moment for the future of virtual football. [Nov 2011, p.102]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The key word here is definitely 'more'; more weapons, more gadgets, more planets and plenty more instances where the platform-based exploration takes a back seat in favour of what can only be described as mini-games that try desperately to integrate themselves into the rest of the game. [Dec 2003, p.117]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A football game as good as - if not, somewhat controversially, better than - Pro Evo in its prime and as tight a sports title as you'll play this year. [Dec 2009, p.104]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So if you’ve played it before, you should leap on the opportunity to revisit The Wind Waker in all of its newfound visual glory. And if this is your first time tackling the hazardous waters of the Great Sea, feel free to view the below score as a horrendous insult.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Phantom Hourglass launches from into the DS’s feature list like the past is over and out, moving from one new technology-application marriage to another. [Sept 2007, p.106]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intelligent Systems has come good for Advance Wars fans and made its latest title arguably the best reason to own a DS so far. [Sept 2005, p.98]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By far the biggest step up lies in the course design, offering dozens of alternative routes and short-cuts on each map and making far more use of vertical travel than Burnout ever did. [Nov 2005, p.90]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a focused, exhilarating, interesting and rewarding shooter.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We hope Atlus takes its time to deliver a more compelling and intelligent game with the next Persona, as the series has some remarkable potential. [Jan 2009, p.126]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a game of quiet beauty, scattered liberally with ingenious design.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hitting the mark in just about every area, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is a stunningly considered improvement on its predecessor. Essential for fans of the series, it's also an adventure of tremendous substance and beauty in its own right.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A near-constant flow of hardcore platforming, visual gags and references that span indie and retro gaming's rich histories makes Super Meat Boy a tireless entertainer. [Christmas 2010, p.119]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Reinvents a genre and unequivocally defines it in one fell swoop. [Issue#106, p.96]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's not much more you could ask from a sequel. Almost everything that you might have thought the first game was lacking has been provided. Our one minor complaint we have is that it's maybe not as much of a challenge as the first game was and it's not going to take long to see everything the game has to offer. [Nov 2004, p.114]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Does exactly what a good sequel should, retaining the core appeal of the first game but with enough twists added to make it feel as altogether new and exciting as a completely original title. [Oct 2008, p.118]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're just a little bit disappointed that this Civ evolution isn't as polished as we'd expected. [Issue#102, p.108]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Super Mario 3D Land does get right is what every Mario game gets right: a high benchmark for quality that virtually no other platform game series seems capable of matching. There's a level of humour, invention and a sheer sense of joy that you only find in a Mario game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Metroid series is in need of an overhaul before it steps out onto the Wii again. But for now, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption represents a triumphant last hurrah for what has been a consistently excellent series. [Nov 2007, p.116]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most refined take on the genre yet. [Issue#138, p.98]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's very slick, enormous fun, continually dynamic, and more than any other MMO it brings the genre closer to the ideal of a fantasy world filled with hundreds of players in which just about anyone can lose themselves. That sentiment, as much as anything else, makes it well worth playing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s definitely a special vibe about Microsoft’s next first-party racing game, and it’s taken a solid leap over the inaugural Forza title. [July 2007, p.100]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is without doubt one of Capcom's finest offerings for the Sony console…A sublime clash of old-school action and devious design, Joe on PS2 is more Viewtiful than ever. [Nov 2004, p.120]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GTR 2 is a serious driver’s utopia and an experience unrivalled by any other PC racing game to date. [Nov 2006, p.118]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply refines the challenging gameplay armchair tacticians have come to associate with the Total War franchise. [Issue#107, p.92]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refinement of what has gone before, and what has gone before still stands as one of the finest exercises in strategic entertainment available. [Apr 2009, p.108]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous looking game. We’ve said it before, but it’s one of the few games where the promotional imagery doesn’t do it justice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We also take some issue with Borderlands 2's sense of humour. While it's welcome, it draws so frequently on up-to-the-minute memes that it becomes hard to remain immersed in an experience supposedly taking place in the distant future, on a remote planet, and among people who have no reason to understand the significance of an arrow in the knee. Most of it's just not that funny.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magnificent. [Issue#110, p.133]
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