GameTap's Scores

  • Games
For 238 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 BioShock
Lowest review score: 30 Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 238
238 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is something to be said for Koei going in a slightly different direction with Katana. It shows a willingness to evolve its core franchises beyond the dregs of monotony that they've been stuck in for the better part of the last decade. Now if that willingness to change could just translate into something enjoyable, and not something mind-numbingly tedious like Samurai Warriors: Katana, then we'd really be getting somewhere.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointment. As a Lost fan, I’m annoyed by the inconsistencies in character actions; if I were not a Lost fan, I’d be confused about who all these people are and what they’re up to. As a game player, I’m frustrated by clunky mechanics, and if I were a non-game player, I’d probably feel justified in thinking that videogames were still the realm of nerds and their ilk.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointment. As a Lost fan, I’m annoyed by the inconsistencies in character actions; if I were not a Lost fan, I’d be confused about who all these people are and what they’re up to. As a game player, I’m frustrated by clunky mechanics, and if I were a non-game player, I’d probably feel justified in thinking that videogames were still the realm of nerds and their ilk.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Music Jam is definitely a step up from your average, crappy TV show turned even crappier platformer, but that’s like saying a car accident is better for you than a train wreck.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game isn't broken by any means, but it's so astonishingly unimpressive in every way that it almost loops back around and becomes impressive because of how unimpressive it is.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Target: Terror is one of those games that's so bad, it's almost...almost better than bad. If you're willing to surrender to the surreal goofiness of it all, it's good for a few laughs. Just toss your values out the window and gear your mind down into shooter mode.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointment. As a Lost fan, I’m annoyed by the inconsistencies in character actions; if I were not a Lost fan, I’d be confused about who all these people are and what they’re up to. As a game player, I’m frustrated by clunky mechanics, and if I were a non-game player, I’d probably feel justified in thinking that videogames were still the realm of nerds and their ilk.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Generic and boring visuals; ridiculous difficulty curve; weak controls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I could go on and on how Mario & Sonic misses the mark in nearly every respect, but there’s really no point.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Generic and boring visuals; ridiculous difficulty curve; weak controls.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sense of speed is way too slow; items are useless; racing is clumsy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Given its control troubles, bargain basement production values, and overly expensive price tag of $30, there is really nothing worth recommending in Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's definitely not a sequel for EE fans, as its massive reduction is, quite frankly, insulting to anyone who liked the previous games.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Irredeemably awful.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While the content is a mediocre for-gaming-babies version of a solid game, the technical issues are a whole new drag. In kind words: This is a pretty terrible port.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    But ultimately, the point is that if you’re looking for a portable recreation of Assassin’s Creed, this isn’t it.