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 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Far Cry
Lowest review score: 20 Fear Factor: Unleashed
Score distribution:
1,193 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hands-down, the best game I've seen in years...The fantastic design, intuitive gameplay, spectacular graphics, inspired music and sound effects, sheer number of monsters and unique items, and the free Battle.net service put Diablo at a high level of excellence that future releases may never reach.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Far Cry is, in everyway, the best first-person shooter I've ever played. From the sublime, deeply textured and truly immersive graphics to meaningful audio and the type of artificial intelligence that makes you question whether you really are playing against a computer - Far Cry heralds a new age of FPS with a game that is nearly perfect in everyway.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are hotter than ever, and the bump-mapping technology, which gives even simple textures an illusion of depth and reality, looks even better than you could've imagined.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Certainly the best racing game out there for the Xbox, what it lacks in high level racing realism it more than makes up for in sheer fun.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Manages to meld a great story, serious action, and limitless gameplay to produce one of the best games of all time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Not only is the control system comfortable, easy to use, and intuitive, but battling enemies is actually enjoyable. Heck, the more the better.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Any game that's voiced by Christopher Walken, features 50 rap and heavy metal songs and sneaks in a playable Snoop Dogg has got to be oozing with cool. Not only is True Crime: Streets of LA truly hip, it's a blast to play, managing to blend the cinematic feel of an immersive movie with some of the best elements of shooting, driving and fighting games.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It is, without a doubt, the best single-player first-person shooter ever. Period. It is so good for so many reasons. But most importantly, it is fun. I mean really fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    An excellent game that is well-balanced and addictively fun to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The fact that this so closely mirrors the world we find ourselves in today and the dangers we face, both in the Middle East and North Korea, instills both a sense of horror to the game and grudging respect for EA.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Simply put, this has been one of the harder reviews I’ve had to put together merely because it means I’ll have to stop playing to write it!...Truly, if you only buy one RTS this year, be sure to make it Conquest!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Without a doubt one of the best strategy games I’ve played. Activision has successfully combined full RTS and turn based genres in one game while maintaining the balance between them, putting any serious strategy fan to the test.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Without a doubt this is the best Star Wars game created to date. Even those not historically interested in RPGs or Star Wars shouldn't pass by this too quickly as it's rare to find a game executed with this level of quality.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you are passionate about your games then you cannot afford to miss what is arguably one of the three best Xbox titles ever made. Get it now.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    My new favorite game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Personally, I expected to be unsatisfied with the cel-shading but was amazed at the textures and detail that is possible with this type of graphics design.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With so many different ways to play, tons of secrets to uncover, great graphics, a rocking soundtrack, and the ability to create your own skater and skate park, THPS2 is a high water mark for all 3D accelerated titles.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Succeeds as a fighting game in so many ways it nearly redefines what makes this genre so much fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With a smooth control system, well designed game structure, and first-rate graphics, obvious time and effort was put into this game that will keep you occupied for some time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you are any kind of space combat game fan, don't let this one get away!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the least entertaining things in Half-Life 2 is the weaponry. With the exception of the gravity gun, this game features the same boring weaponry that we've seen time and time again.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It delivers solid gameplay that outperforms its predecessor in almost every aspect.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic title, and should score points both for Diablo-style dungeon crawlers as well as adventure/RPG hybrid lovers. With no load time between levels, it’s also good for those with shorter attention spans.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you’re wearing body armor just before you start a new part of the plot, you’ll see your character wearing it in the cut-scene as well. I feel that this effect really adds to the suspension of disbelief in MGS2 and helps it be that much more impressive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I'm not kidding when I say this -- Rainbow Six is the most realistic, challenging, and fun game to play that was ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Up Your Arsenal has capitalized on what has made the series so beloved: incredible action, outrageous weapons, endearing and humorous characters, beautiful visuals, and everything in between that has made the series stand out in a crowded genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Perhaps one of the best features of AC is its ability to support a huge number of players on each “world.” They had nearly 3500 players at the end of beta testing and though that did tax the system, that’s still a large number to even fit on one world.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It's as addictive as some illegal substances and 5 times more fun.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It is far and away the greatest title of its kind ever to grace a console system and stands par, if not better, with any PC-based First Person Shooter.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A complete package, giving a remarkable performance in almost every aspect of the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With solid gameplay and well executed online features, it is safe to say Top Spin has supplanted "Virtua Tennis" as the tennis leader and the series will be around for some time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Bland techno or rock riffs are common staples of fighting games, but SCII takes a much more elegant route and utilizes an orchestral soundtrack. Simply put, it works wonderfully. The voice acting is spot on as well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A total blast to play online.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Richly designed and well-balanced gameplay, adding new squad-based and tactical interfaces to an already complex style of play, Ghost Recon is the thinking man’s shooter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the top five games for the PlayStation 2, look no further. NBA Street is really that good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The graphics are nothing short of fantastic. Whether viewing the city from a bird’s eye perspective or up close and personal to homes, businesses, or traffic, the level of detail and finesse are obvious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Continues the success and balanced gameplay that was found in the original.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Bland techno or rock riffs are common staples of fighting games, but SCII takes a much more elegant route and utilizes an orchestral soundtrack. Simply put, it works wonderfully. The voice acting is spot on as well.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The smartest, best looking, all around coolest action game -- ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A remarkable start to a new franchise that should only get better next year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The robust gameplay and detailed graphics of their latest creation make playing this game over and over again a sheer delight.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It’s all rendered beautifully, possessing a realistic quality that will likely be unmatched for quite some time. Animation is incredibly fluid and the attention to detail is impeccable.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A definite contender for the best game of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    In my opinion this game ranks along side of "Metal Gear Solid" and "Deus Ex." This is a must buy for the avid gamer and even if you don’t care for adventure games it should be rented just to see how well the PS2 can pipe out graphics.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The kicks, punches, and throws all look extremely close to an actual fight with the force of the hit being displayed in such a way that gives you a feel of the power.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The first fully mature real-time strategy title... This is a great game, builds on the best of both "Warcraft 2" and "Civ 2" (would you rather they ignored previous successful games as models?), and quite frankly is the best game to ever come out of Microsoft.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    When you take the scope of the entire game into considerations, San Andreas is a real technical feat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry 3 Dante's Awakening will bring action fans to their knees.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I am going to go out on a limb here and say that this may very well be the best racing game of all time. Yes, you read that correctly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Some obvious effort was put into the AI with enemies doing more than just the given "stand and fire." Often you'll see them working as a team or running when out gunned.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The action is fast, fluid, fun, and it never feels like just a big hack-n-slash fest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A sweet package - great audio/visuals and tremendous game play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With dazzling 2D graphics that are rife with detail and a heavy metal soundtrack that will undoubtedly incite you to throw up the metal horns, it's hard to not like Guilty Gear X2 #Reload.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 2005 is probably the only game that I think deserves to charge more than it does. It's a game that will give you an entire year of fun in single player, multiplayer, online and off.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Combines tight control and frantic game play with stunning audio/visuals that scream next-generation from start to finish.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Everything the PC version was and more. With pleasing graphics and all new modes of play, you’ll find that there’s a whole new meaning to the adage, "get a life."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The gameplay is so enjoyable and engrossing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Finds the right balance between arcade and simulation gameplay while still delivering the classic Midway style of hockey and adding more depth to the gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With an improved interface, graphics, and other gameplay issues you’ll once again find yourself immersed trying to defend the Mothership and the home world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A rich, immersive strategy title sure to please most dyed in the wool simulation and strategy fans. Highly Recommended to all, even those who may need more of a learning curve.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It may just be the best arcade style online shooter ever made, and it’ll likely only be unseated by next year’s incarnation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Online racing thrills like you’ve never seen before. Combine this with a race editor that allows you to reconfigure checkpoints for your own customized races, and what we have here is a game with replay value that flies over a ramp and off the charts.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A game that not only redefines the stealth game genre, but a game that is destined to live on as a milestone in the evolution of gaming. What "Doom" did for the world of gaming in the early 90’s; Splinter Cell has done for the 00’s.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A groundbreaking historical strategy game, but not because of innovation, rather because of execution...The random scenarios, the multiplayer combinations of 1 to 7 players on each side, and the top-notch AI make this a historical game that has great re-playability.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Beyond any doubt, Red Faction has the best control, look, gameplay, and weapon variety I’ve ever seen in a console based FPS, and it definitely shows.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Although it does not support multiplayer and is a bit short, this definitely one of the best action games this year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The product retains all the pluses, ease of use and beauty noted by my colleague reviewer a few years back, and a lot more. It's all here, the authenticity, controls, the dramatic vistas, and now there're products and passengers to give more substance to the experience of learning about, driving and collecting great engines and their rolling stock.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only reason I did not give this game 100 out of 100, as great as it is, is that it is a sequel. It is not a totally new idea with groundbreaking creativity and originality. Don’t get me wrong, I love this game and it already has my vote for Game of the Year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whether you're looking for a good adventure, or just a good laugh, beautiful animation, or great sound, there's something for everyone in this game. It is an excellent value, and will certainly become a gaming classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The audio, however, really shines above all else, with a replicated soundtrack and absolutely superb voice acting by many of the original actors who starred in the film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The detail on the buildings, armor and other characters is just mind blowing. Again, if there was every any question about the $60 price tag, it will be gone within the first 5 minutes of playing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As addictive a game you will ever play Nintendogs is easily one of the most addictive and wholly original games ever made. If you own a DS then this my friend, is the title to have.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As addictive a game you will ever play Nintendogs is easily one of the most addictive and wholly original games ever made. If you own a DS then this my friend, is the title to have.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As addictive a game you will ever play Nintendogs is easily one of the most addictive and wholly original games ever made. If you own a DS then this my friend, is the title to have.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is easily the best fighting game to ever be released on handheld and is every bit as enjoyable as its console and arcade counterparts.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I think 989 Studios did a great job in creating a realistic environment. It is almost like you are playing your own interactive movie.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you’re an aspiring Gen. Douglas McArthur, you are going to love this game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A refreshingly fun and simple game in a world of gaming that seems to thrive on the extremes of realty and destruction... A must have for fans and newbies alike.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics are beautifully rendered, offering enough scenery to nearly distract from the utter chaos that makes up much of the game and the sound supports Dolby 5.1 which means a surround sound that actually helps you locate enemies in gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I absolutely love this game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Washes away all of the bad memories of the "Triple Play" series and has changed the way I will look at pitching, fielding and batting in baseball games going forward - this game is that innovative.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Sega Sports has made a few tweaks and improvements that push WSB 2K3 into a class all by itself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The most significant difference in this latest Sega hockey game is the graphics, really the only weak point in the last edition. Where once clunky uninspired graphics were the norm, now, well-rendered motion capture and realistic athletes put the final polish on an over-the-top game that excels in its field.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's easy to pick up, great to look at, and has plenty of variation to keep it interesting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Both the graphics and audio seal the deal with stellar performances. From the environments, to the voice-overs, to the cutscenes, Jade Empire creates an entire experience that more then justifies its cost.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    EA has struck absolute gold with this title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The characters appear to have a depth I've never seen before.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What really stands out however is the career mode which is loaded with possibilities. In addition to RPG elements like leveling up, there are plenty of cars and tracks to conquer and an inordinate amount of upgrading to be done both cosmetic and functional.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Chaos Theory has an incredibly realistic quality that, when combined with the series' hallmark of incredible lighting and shadowing effects, will easily immerse you into Sam Fisher's world.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With solid gameplay, numerous options, and loads of extras, most will find their money well spent. Even the graphics and audio are impressive, leaving little to be desired.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The atmosphere still feels tense, but you no longer feel like a helpless victim that has no hope of survival; rather, you feel like an action hero with all the right moves for a Hollywood summer blockbuster, big guns and all.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Truly the master of high-speed, high-fun racing. This is one of those games you run out to by a new system for.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A superb football game. The graphics and level of realism are just unbelievable, although the Xbox version is a hair better and framerates seem a tad smoother.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Call of Duty can be described in one word: intense. There are no complicated mission objectives, no key-fetching to open doors (in fact, there aren’t even any doors to open), no squad-command signals - none of that. It’s all about edge-of-your-seat action, and it’s executed remarkably well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I haven't enjoyed a naval simulator this much since "Silent Hunter II." A great title!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A worthy product with far more assets than shortcomings and a campaign game that will keep you playing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With the exception of "Ico," this is the most fun I’ve had playing a PS2 game ever.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One word of caution though; this game will suck away hours of your life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Although the gameplay hasn't changed much from the original, the updated graphics and the resolution of minor bugs make this a wonderfully enjoyable title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    At times MP is more movie than game, with stunning camera angles, jarring replays and an involved plot that not only moves the storyline along, it sets the tone for a hardcore action experience.