Gamezilla!'s Scores

  • Games
For 1,193 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Diablo
Lowest review score: 20 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
1193 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There's also this undeniable feeling of satisfaction that overcomes you when you wade through a hail of bullets to obliterate enemies, and that in itself just might be what Metal Slug 3 is all about: providing brief flashes of old school gaming nirvana that's hard to find anywhere else nowadays.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Not for everyone, but rail buffs will absolutely love it. Where other train simulations have attempted to recreate a model railroading experience, this one is designed to give you a taste of the real thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Yes, I was surprised that the Xbox had this as a launch game, but after experiencing its easy controls and beautiful graphics, my opinion was changed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Once you get over the clumsy movements, the single-direction game flow, and the annoying pixel searches, this game is a lot of fun and looks very nice... The team responsible for the graphics, both pre-rendered and real-time, deserves a pat on the back for a job well done.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Graphics don't make a game, but when they are outdated enough to cause a distraction, you know it is a time for an upgrade.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only complaint I have is there isn’t much to set it apart from many other RPGs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must buy for any Star Wars fan or kart lover. For the rest of us it’s an excellent weekend rental.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another major gripe is that there’s a lot of loading. Without a HDD, every door you walk through will require a pretty substantial loading time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique little racer that packs quite a visual punch. Its game play is at once rewarding and frustrating.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are stunning and character movements, in the game and cut sequences, have a fluidity and realness that immerses you in the game action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The greatest feature of the game is that once unlocked, you can apparently drive from one end of the first level all the way to the end of the last level, as they’re all connected portions of one large city, which the designers claim loads seamlessly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The puzzles are generally not going to get you completely stuck and the graphics and audio do a good job of creating the appropriate environment. Bottom line is if you enjoyed Myst, you might want to give Echo Night: Beyond a shot.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I liked the game sometimes and other times I despised it. Then again, maybe that is what they were shooting for.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plays like most typical first-person shooters with a less than interesting plot, generic characters and fair voice acting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yeah, the game is easy to pick up and generally fun to play, but it’s missing that special something that elevates games to greatness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some Rune fans might be a bit disappointed by the lack of single player modes in the expansion pack, but if you're just looking for more ways to kill your friends you won't be let down.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The reason the score isn’t higher is because in the second mission of the game I found the subject matter of race not too politically correct for the times we live in. Other than that, this game is as pretty and fun as those vivacious saloon gals that I love so much.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Emerald is hardly a massive change to the series, it's still varied just enough to keep things interesting for any long-time players, and there's certainly no reason for new players not to start with it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most action/RPG enthusiasts will enjoy this title as a reminder of how much they enjoy this type of “dungeon crawl,” but will eventually shelve this title after a few hours.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a fantastic title, but for a very narrow audience. It’s not a game for everyone, as both the antiquated gameplay and the high difficulty curve can be definite turn-offs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although not the high point of the Monkey Island series, EMI earns an overall score of 80 as a worthy addition to the adventure game genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid game that will appeal to those who wanted more from Jedi Outcast. It isn't going to blaze any new trails however so make sure you align your expectations before purchasing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is deep, fun and exciting but to fully enjoy it you’ll also have to enjoy manipulating some unintuitive and at times dense mechanics. Nippon Ichi’s writing and humor is top notch, but as with the gameplay, its wackiness might turn some people off.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the jack-of-all-trades but master of none, and as long as you go in knowing that, then there’s a lot to be had in Deux Ex: Invisible War.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game explores some good new gameplay techniques, like fighting with the right analog stick. Even with the innovations, there is still enough holding the game back from greatness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though far from an instant classic, Hitman is a decent (and bloody gruesome) game, that makes the most of graphical quality while not being tremendously complex, story-wise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With all the new features and lackadaisical content, Dragons of Norrath is a fan service that caters to the crowd of loyal EQ veterans, and just about every EQ fan will be pleased with what it offers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls are easy to learn, races are challenging without being unbeatably difficult, and the terrain is rich and varied.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn’t do much right in the way of modes, but what it does do correctly it has nearly perfected.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it suffers from historic platform issues, the humor and character development helps to push through the slow times. Fans of platform games won’t be disappointed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though visually the game is not exciting and navigation may hold you up a bit in the beginning, Fritz 8 Deluxe is everything a chess lover could want. You may never need to buy another chess program.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new adventure with Conker would have been better, but still giving a classic an upgrade works too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worth buying to relive the fun of the original SNES game but don’t expect a whole lot more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nice little sim, with only a few flaws keeping it from reaching that higher echelon of sim titles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best part of the game is definitely the atmospheric elements and the "straight out of the movie/series" aspect. The gameplay itself is ok, but is not groundbreaking by any means.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Star Trek fans may have liked a stronger use of the license and FPS fans would have preferred a more intelligent AI, as long as you don’t come in with lofty expectations you should at least get out of it what you put in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sound and graphics are much improved over MLB 2004, but there were an assortment of strange graphic tics that drove me absolutely nuts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-made title with a load of personality. This is a no-brainer buy for SpongeBob fans, but platform enthusiasts can’t go wrong here either.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I suppose that my favorite feature is the lack of performance issues thanks to the Xbox's more than ample hardware.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most fun I’ve had in quite awhile is playing the Rivals pick-up games – a fast moving, no-sticks-barred, 3-on-3 game of ice hockey on a little ice pond out in the middle of nowhere.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A solid dungeon hack, but after four years of the same, the formula is wearing a bit thin. Return to Arm’s biggest failure is that it feels too much like an expansion pack instead of a shiny, brand new game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Since there's so much interesting information in the game, some drudgery and a lot of time spent reading statistically-based screens and news about what's happening in other parts of the world, your basic playability is bound to suffer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Smooth gameplay, great sound, and sharp graphics make this game a definite keeper.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A lot of fun. I just wish there was not so much going on all the time because I really felt out of control through the majority of the races.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    You are restricted to only the ability to connect two Xboxes! This means that the only way to play four players over Live! is to have two people at each location. Talk about disappointing.
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Although one of the better F1 racing games around, it seems like F1 Career Challenge might need to add some air to their tires.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Though Steel Beasts sets new standards as a multiplayer tank sim, it is specifically focused on that area to the exclusion of all others.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Although graphically improved, The Sims Bustin’ Out still isn’t a visually stunning.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A solid game that will appeal more to those who play multiplayer games. Although the single player modes aren’t bad, the simple gameplay won’t be able to compete with other soccer games on the market.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The graphics were amazing and the smooth controls made me really feel like I was in control of a very agile, very large machine, but the poor voice acting, the annoying main character, and the very short length of the game takes this out of the realm of a must-buy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Game logic prevents creatures from leaving their area. This leads you to a re-occurring pattern of entering an area, shooting everything moving, until the creatures are next to you, then existing before they can hit you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While Thief: Deadly Shadows is one of the best stealth games I've ever played, I really can't get into the genre and I thought that the game could have done more with the fighting system.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    An excellent arcade title...My almost singular complaint is that, like all arcade games, it goes by real quick.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Adds enough eye-candy to the mega-hit Zeus to recapture your attention and perhaps rekindle your love for everything old and Greek.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This is definitely one for the mystery and adventure gaming crowds, but may quickly become a novelty for gamers of other genres.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    With graphics that update the original and show that the PS2 can run an arcade perfect translation, and that same old godlike Gauntlet voice, this title can be fun for a long time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A fairly decent adventure title with good puzzles and a somewhat gripping storyline, but mired down with a few flaws in execution.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While IGI-2: Covert Strike may not have the refined stealth elements of "Splinter Cell" or the same intelligent action of "Halo," it blends the two half-way decently into an entertaining spectacle of espionage action.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This is a very traditional realistic FPS, lacking in any serious innovation, relying on the same gameplay that's worked before. However, ultimately, I found it a bit boring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    I'd most liken this title to Armored Core: Project Phantasma, as although most AC games have a small mystery going on in their backstory, this one is quite nasty, and well, like Phantasma.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    I can’t help but caution people that as a PC owner, Max Payne for the PS2 won’t get much gameplay while I’ve still got the PC version on my shelf.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This game is not going to appeal to the mass gaming public. Sure, it has garnered a good sized following, but this is a genre game if I’ve ever seen one.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A fun but slightly frustrating game due to the bad camera handling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The bottom line: if you can't appreciate the show’s humor, there’s not much for you in The Simpsons: Hit and Run. But then again… who doesn’t like the Simpsons?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Given the graphics power of the PS2, the thing I found myself wanting the most were high quality character animations. CvS2 often looks just like the same old sprite fighters we’ve seen over the last few years.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Practically an RPG in and of itself, I liked how unique and replayable [the snowboarder mode] was.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an arcade type baseball game where you can pick up a controller and start knocking the ball around the park in your first game, you will enjoy this game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    One glaring problem is the 165 page manual. While holding an interesting background storyline for the game, material inside is poorly organized and not extremely helpful.
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    • 79 Critic Score
    Does not contain enough new gameplay or features to separate it from the myriad of simulation titles available today.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It certainly isn’t the most polished title I’ve seen, but they do a few things right, a few special things that make this a game worth playing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Recommended to die-hard adventure enthusiasts, Post Mortem would be better served by a bit more polish and dialogue work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A baby-step improvement, not a must-have for owners of the first game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    I thought the real time battles and weapons upgrade system was pretty good, but didn’t like the fact that you need to repair your weapons so often.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Siren is most definitely a worthy addition to a horror junkie’s collection, but with only really one strong standout piece of gameplay, and some seriously frustrating elements, I’m considering this a small hidden gem.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While the physics are far from perfect, it’s a combination of strong multiplayer gameplay and excellent graphics that make this a title worth getting, if only just so.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It does suffer from what I'd consider major control and tweaking issues, enough so to ruin a great deal of my experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    What brings this otherwise masterful game down most are the handful of surprising glitches found throughout the levels. From unactionable actions, to floating shadows, Angel sometimes looks a bit like a beta, which is both saddening and surprising when coming from a company like Eidos.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The gameplay itself and the controls are great. I found the game to be a little more forgiving than "Rallisport Challenge" and it seemed like I had better control.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The dragon gameplay makes a good gimmick, and the story is strong, but for gameplay, it only has a Dynasty Warriors hack and slash system backed up by good experience gain.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While you can expect that an Street Fighter Anniversary Collection would have only remakes of original titles, you would hope there would be some history included – something this game is sorely missing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Issues like graphics that are clearly below Xbox standards also keep the game from becoming great.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Lots (and I do mean lots) of unlockable characters and courses are only another selling point in an already decent racer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I just wish there was more of it to enjoy, and something has to be done about the multiplayer - it just wasn't enough. If ever there was a game that cried out for a sequel, Full Spectrum Warrior is it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    On a purely visceral level, the combination of Nosferatu’s graphics and sound make for a chilly experience. As I noted previously, it isn't that frightening on a grueling psychological level, just a jump out at you and make you scream level.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There’s not anything earth-shatteringly new in Burnout, but overall it’s a lot of fun to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I feel Chrono Trigger is the bigger reason for purchasing Final Fantasy Chronicles. It has a huge quest and darn near endless replayability.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The rare quality of drawing the player into the campaign and making him want to keep fighting for turf (even if it's the cold snow of Iceland) is Eurofighter Typhoon's most outstanding quality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A well conceived and nuance filled title, Broken Sword 3 is marred slightly by its lack of real depth of puzzles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I had a fair amount of fun with it and I certainly learned a lot about the game itself. While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to everyone, those of you who have even a passing interest, owe it to yourself to give it a play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There’s little depth, but it’s a decent tradeoff for the ease of play that only EQOA: Frontiers offers.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a good game that could have been great if there weren't so many problems and the stunts were a little easier to pull off. Overall the game is fun, but very frustrating at times, especially when it locks up the GameCube.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Has what fans of first-person shooters would want, a simple goal, lots of exotic weapons and a skillfully rendered graphical environment in which to stack bodies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A bit short, and to the point, almost like this was an experiment in RPG design from Capcom.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Sadly, the choppy and sluggish frame rate will eventually rear its ugly head enough to hinder the game play. On the plus side, the sound effects are awesome and the music selections are quite varied.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game in many ways is an anachronism, with gameplay little changed from earlier versions of Wizardry, and marred by some truly awful 2D/3D renderings.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The extra time it took to get it to market makes it look and feel outdated. It also suffers from technical problems with its 3D graphics support.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A good family game. Younger players will have an easy go at it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The wrestlers themselves are strikingly similar to their real life counterparts, with both smooth animations and details. However, the audio is probably the game's low point.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This game gave me a new respect for turn-based strategy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The huge amount of available roadway and varied collection of opponents will keep you racing for a good long time, but if you’re not a dedicated racing junkie then there’s not much here to catch your attention.

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