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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 30 Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 238
238 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most solid, robust, and realistic Ace Combat game yet. Even if you're not into playing online, Fires of Liberation offers a hearty helping of intense, varied combat that will keep you coming back long after you've completed your first campaign.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When 32 players go at it all at once, the intensity of firefights is over-the-top. Warhawk for PS3 deserves every good review it gets.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Opposing Fronts is a damn solid expansion that is playable for total newbies, but works much better if paired with the original COH.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the wireless versus mode to the intriguing approach to the cutscenes, this classic revision really shines. And I've always said that turn-based games are well suited for handheld gaming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Best of all, the experience points and ACES rankings you earn are reflected offline and online, so your customized character always reflects your progress, skill, and accumulated weapons. On the surface, there is nothing terribly magic or new about this feature, but these rewards are handled and presented extremely well and their pervasiveness provides a feeling of accomplishment as well as a compelling reason to play all segments of the game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can't knock Forza 2 for its technical wizardry and depth, but if this were ice cream, it would be flavorless.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    COD4 grips the imagination and finds a way to impact the player's emotions. And though we've seen a ton of games on similar subject matter, COD4 distinguishes itself with a washed-out gritty look and profound attention to detail. That same level of detail carries over to the online campaigns, which are just as vast and in-depth as anything found in the single player missions. From beginning to end--especially the end--COD4 is an amazing immersive experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Burnout Paradise is that the barrier between online and offline play is almost invisible. You can be playing along by yourself, and then with a click of a button, you can invite another friend to join you in an event. It's one of the most organic transitions I've seen yet, and Criteron is definitely a pioneer in how online gaming will continue to evolve.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War satisfies that deep yearning for a vigorous, bloody, and action-packed shooter on Xbox 360, and it does so with style. Epic's team has handled nearly everything (except the story, really) with great craft, technical genius, and completeness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. If you feel like a quick fix, you can hit up NBA blacktop mode and throw down some jams in a slam dunk contest out on the Vegas Strip (you can even jump over cars!). Want to head online? 2K8 features everything from leagues to two-player co-op play against the computer. Want to pause the game and gaze at Drew Gooden's patch on the back of his head? The choice (as strange as it may be) is yours.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the experienced basketball fan, you're going to pop in this game and say to yourself, 'It's about time.'
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And while it all seems a little hokey or emo (as the kids call it these days) at first, The World Ends With You is actually one of the most interesting and gratifying experiences I’ve had with an RPG in years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for the best version of the guitar peripheral, then the Wii version wins out. Not only does it have a more weighty feel to it, but it also rumbles when you kick into star power--pretty cool.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game's focus is clearly on driving, managing sponsors right will double or triple the income of winning an event and is a fun minigame on its own; making lots of money is crucial to entering higher-level, ultra-costly racing series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But what really got me taking momentary breaks from the action was coming to the realization of just how much I miss this type of Castlevania game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the experienced basketball fan, you're going to pop in this game and say to yourself, 'It's about time.'
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Ninja Gaiden II is a difficult game, it's also far more forgiving than the original (particularly on the acolyte setting) and it gives you ample opportunities to beef up your skills and become a master ninja.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are an overwhelming number of features in this game that should keep even the most die-hard fan happy until next spring.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. If you feel like a quick fix, you can hit up NBA blacktop mode and throw down some jams in a slam dunk contest out on the Vegas Strip (you can even jump over cars!). Want to head online? 2K8 features everything from leagues to two-player co-op play against the computer. Want to pause the game and gaze at Drew Gooden's patch on the back of his head? The choice (as strange as it may be) is yours.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes the GTA formula and condenses it into a game that requires a quarter of the time commitment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GamerNet is a game within the game, but it ends up being so overwhelming in your mind when you play that you start looking for unique opportunities to come up with shots that maybe nobody else has ever thought of.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great character parts by Jurgen, Cybil, and the comical Hans Moleman.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And this is where the 360 version has a distinct edge over the PlayStation 3 version; you can actually show off your customized creation in online fighting, which gives players an all-new reason to play the quest mode religiously.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a few minor things may have been lost in the port, I’d argue that ultimately this is a more important game for the Wii than it was for the PS2.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GamerNet is a game within the game, but it ends up being so overwhelming in your mind when you play that you start looking for unique opportunities to come up with shots that maybe nobody else has ever thought of.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This episode is lean and character-packed, continuing the themes of portal transportation, more wacky situations, and riotous and outlandish humor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all of its hiccups and its bloody personality, Heroes is the most fun you can have with a lightsaber without using the Force. Moreover, it serves as a reminder that the Wii's creative potential is broad, and that there are developers out there who are not afraid to play rough and get a little crazy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Kart Wii doesn't stray far from the beaten track, but it has enough going to dazzle first-time MK drivers and a few new upgrades to challenge the long-time Karters, too.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nice quick bursts of gaming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like its predecessor, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates is strong on action, and it's a kinder, gentler Final Fantasy that's relatively easy to pick up and play.