GameZone's Scores

  • Games
For 6,580 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
Lowest review score: 18 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
6,580 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    EA has done yet another superior job in utilizing the latest technology in bringing us a game that looks so life-like, you will oftentimes forget that you are playing a game and not watching the actual sport.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are breathtaking. After minutes of play the real world around you just seems to melt away...May many, many hours of great gameplay be with you!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unless you are actually ON the track, this is as good as it gets when it comes to a racing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is so evenly balanced on all levels that you feel as if you glide easily from one operation to the next without any interruption. This is a definite have to own.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone can make a dark atmosphere and tough characters - but Alice is a wonderful and WITTY adaptation of a familiar story into an intriguing and addictive action/adventure experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is one of those rare cases where it crosses so many lines of game genres. Whether you are a sports fan or challenge and skill, this is one game that will deliver on all fronts.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 3 was a fantastic game as it was, but all the additions included in Subsistence just pushes it over the top. You must own this game.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Brilliant and absolutely mind-blowing, Grand Theft Auto IV is not only the best game in the series but also a true achievement in game design.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA IV seamlessly integrates open-world exploration and character-driven storytelling, unlike any other game to date. Liberty City is now a living, breathing work of art.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When you are so familiar with the characters, it is often difficult to switch from movie to game and still have the characters true to form. This game has done it beautifully. It is one of those games, which is for kids but also brings out the kid in all of us.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The word “massive” doesn’t begin to describe the entire state of San Andreas and exploring it without any load times is like the cherry on top of an overly sweetened cake. Driving has been tightened to perfection and the changes to the targeting system makes popping caps on fools so much better.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    But for the true RPG gamer, this game is of a level that has never been seen before. It is the new benchmark. The story is rich and engaging, the characters are memorable, and the journey is one that pulls you in, captivates you and compels you to move forward toward the conclusion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    This is one game which you will not only need a steady hand but also an eagle eye.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The most perfect game Nintendo has released since "Super Mario 64" came out in 1996. It ranks among the very few elite, unforgettable titles, including the original Zelda, "Grand Theft Auto III" and "Final Fantasy VII."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This game comes as close to the real 4 wheeling, mud slinging, rock climbing, log jumping experience as you can get without actually climbing into a real 4X4.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Incredible eye candy combined with awesome game play and complete physical realism make this game stand out above the rest. It was well worth the wait.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Takes stealth action and realism to all new jaw-dropping heights in this game that’s just too good to pass up.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Often comical and always brutal, this is a game that isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty and gamers will absolutely love it for that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    From the spark of a parried attack, to the whirr of a blurred blade slashing through the air and a kick that knocks opponents back and off-balance so the killing blow can be struck, this game is a visual delight.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is by far one of the best games I have come across, it is beautiful to look at, fantastic to listen to, and a TOTAL BLAST to play!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The gameplay is what makes Jak and Daxter what it is: a masterpiece.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The graphics are virtually flawless, down to the smallest detail - the interactivity with your environment and the attention to detail will have most people playing through multiple times just so they can find every little secret.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It takes a lot of guts to completely change the entire formula of a well established and beloved series such as this. The developers took on this monumental task and proved that it is a great chan[g]e of pace.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Clear your schedules gamers, this is it – the kind of masterpiece, showpiece, and trophy game that we wait years to obtain.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I can honestly say that the universe Bioware created is the best I have encountered since George Lucas created Star Wars. Never have I been compelled to find out everything there is to a storyline as I did with Mass Effect.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    You simply will not find a game with finer audio. From the murky and creepy background noises to the spot-on voice work, there simply is no better game on any system in any genre that sounds better then this.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly, if you are looking for a racing game for the Xbox, one that is stunning graphically with superb racing mechanics, look no further than this title...Amazing, awesome, superb - the superlatives could never end.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A fantastic RPG game that not only lives up to its hype, but also far surpasses it by featuring some incredible gameplay, an engrossing storyline, and a huge amount of polish.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Near perfect. Only small flaws and nuisances take away from the game. The high flying no holds barred action is more than enough to make up for any problems the game might have.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia has taken the best elements of UbiSoft's recent hits and combined them with a compelling storyline that gives gamers the best play in town so far this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Car enthusiasts and racing fans rejoice! Gran Turismo 4 goes beyond our expectations to deliver a racing game that’s destined to become a genuine classic and the main reason fans of this genre will not see any daylight anytime soon.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A masterpiece.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The online mode that is included is nothing short of "sweetness."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur 2 is sword-fighting perfection trapped in a box.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Will it be the most incredible expansion ever? My answer is ABSOLUTELY!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you like slow-motion dives, guns blazing, the deft tuck at the end of the jump and the roll up to a shooting stance, the perceptible flash from the muzzle of a gun that pinpoints the position of the enemy, bodies flying backwards as bullets impact them, then you will absolutely love this game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game looks, plays, and feels splendid! This game will not leave the player's CD-Rom for a long time, since it has such an astounding replay value.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An easy enough game to pick up and play on the easier songs, but also very challenging and intense on later levels. It also has one of the most fierce multiplayer modes I’ve ever experienced.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Plays like a dream! It feels like the controller melds with your hands and you become one with it! The game is really that smooth for two main reasons: Jak responds to the slightest touch of a button and the frame rate is at a steady 60 fps and never drops.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The Collectors Edition is the best buy. For several dollars more you will be able to get a soundtrack to the game, DVD of all the cinemas plus an inside look at the game, artwork of the game, four posters, and a really nice case to store all the extra items in.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry will have you asking yourself, "Could this game be more perfect?" And you'll quickly respond, "No, it couldn't."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the most compelling online action games since "Counter-Strike."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A phenomenal bit of storytelling, immersive and a truly incredible videogame in terms of graphics, sound and gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This game looks absolutely gorgeous; it is one of the best looking games out for the Playstation 2. The controls are very responsive and it plays like a dream.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It is far and away the most accurate representation of the sport that we have in gaming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    You can spend hours upon hours leveling up your character, doing various quests, customizing your character to however you want before you even get on the main quest.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The online tear is a blast to play and with all the new bells and whistles they added to the game, you may not play anything else online for quite a while.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    LBP has managed to do what few other games have – it breaks demographic barriers easily. LittleBigPlanet is a robust game that is huge in concept, with endless replayability and a real sense of joy.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Features one of the smoothest, most precise, easy-to-use cameras that I have ever experienced in a game. This is perhaps the game's greatest innovation.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I get Goosebumps when I discuss this game, honestly. The genuine care that has been taken in making this game is awe inspiring.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the tightest games out there... there’s nothing that stands out as a negative, and everything else is a glaring positive. The abundance of ‘stuff to do’ keeps the gameplay fresh and makes 100% completion a task for the gods.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With gorgeous visuals, a great story and fantastic multiplayer modes, this one is a complete package.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Metroid Prime is 100% Metroid. It may not seem like it at first, but believe me, it is.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Its replay value is impervious to boredom – you will never, ever want to part with this game. It is a classic that will go down in gaming history as one of Nintendo's best offerings.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    You may not realize it the first time you play it, and you may not be affected by the first gruesome battle, but by the end of this game Resident Evil 4 will have left a mark that can never be erased.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Each character model is so well done and I even found the cut scenes interesting.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This game has got an extremely deep Quest mode that will keep anyone occupied for months on end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Astounding!
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The PlayStation 2 controller is the best controller to play sports games with, and NCAA Football uses it to the fullest. The gameplay is extremely tight and the characters move with the slightest touch of the controller.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Doesn't only look better; it also offers more realistic and fluid game play, along with a currently unequaled multiplayer mode that will keep gamers coming back for more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The attention to detail is mind-boggling. I don't know how they did it, but EA has created a game with enemies that can practically think for themselves. The soldiers will swarm around you in a deadly strategic pattern. Their intelligence is amazing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Without a doubt one of the best single-player FPS experiences in years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A cinematic, action packed swarm of near perfection with a tragically twisting plot worthy of the big screen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Tekken 5's visuals are simply incredible. It's hard to look at a PS2 game these days without rolling your eyes. You can try to roll your eyes at this game, but first you'll have to put them back in their sockets.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Groundbreaking camera system, amazing soundtrack, perfect visuals, and controls that are unique but obviously from the developers of "ICO." The technology that makes it all come together is baffling.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Hands-down the best turn-based strategy game of the year. It is emotionally satisfying and addictive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fun enough that even after playing a song 20 times, you want to play it 20 more times. No other game makes you feel like you are accurately rocking like Guitar Hero 2.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    CoD4 is the best in a long and storied franchise. This is next-gen gaming in every sense of the phrase. This is an excellent game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Gears of Wars 2 is what epic masterpieces are made of and on top of that it raises the bar for all action games on the Xbox 360. It’s an over-the-top, action junkie’s dream come true that easily surpasses the much-loved original that still haunts the dreams of all Xbox owners.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    While the lack of an online mode does detract from the playability of the game, the new level and secret skater, which is not found in any other version, definitely help make amends.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The storyline was fantastic, and there is a ton of replay value here based on two alternate pathways to follow and again, tons of side quests.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I cannot stress to how awesome this game is... It is just breath taking, and a great game to demonstrate the power of Microsoft's console, and their new online service.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphical elements, outstanding animation and a solid storyline with strong challenge – what more is there to say?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It controls like a sportscar, it plays like a dream.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia's exquisite levels, adventurous gameplay, deep music, and technology-defying graphics make it a must-own for every adventure-loving gamer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Each of the moves that you want to execute performs flawlessly and looks great at the same time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Pandora Tomorrow flirts tantalizingly close to gaming perfection. All of the components are here, so with a little tuning for the inevitable follow up, perfection and pure gaming nirvana should be well within their grasp.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Not only is it bigger and better, but it looks and feels so good on the Xbox so if you haven't already bought this game this is the definitive version to own.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The quick reaction time that Ryu has when you press a button is simply amazing and truly feels like you are playing with a ninja.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Every aspect of this game is outstanding, the concept, level designs, controls, graphics, etc.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A rich, dynamic program full of history and accented with multiple challenges that will keep any RTS player on his or her toes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of those games you can play for hours, take a break and go back for more. Each mission is different as you have such a variety of planes to choose from.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Entrancing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A terrific title; it is entertainment-rich, and one of those games that makes a mockery of time because it will fly when you play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is probably the most beautiful display of 3-D graphics you will find in any sports game to date. This is of course if your PC has a lot under the hood, especially a good video card.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It has to be the best golf game on the market today.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is definitely a contender for game of the year. If a possible AI patch would be released, then this game would be a 10+.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bar none, one of the most satisfying ice hockey titles to grace the PS2 console so far. It really does come close to perfection in everyway and that is saying a lot considering the fact that last year’s "NHL 2K3" was at the top of its game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Snake Eater isn't a breakthrough game for PS2 like "Sons of Liberty" was, but the graphics are still jaw-dropping. The lighting, shadow and weapon/explosion effects are unbelievable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hmm, let’s see: Incredible graphics, terrific sound, flawless game play and great multiplayer options must add up to a game that should be on any racing sim fan’s shelf.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I know...that is as near perfect as you can get but that is the way I see The Sims and the new expansion, The Sims: Vacation! I have all the expansions. I play the game several times a week for an hour or two...or three! As a consenting adult well above the age level determined proper for this game, I enjoy every aspect of the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rise of Nations revitalizes this genre because it blends the mechanics of real time and turn based strategy games into one. As weird as this may sound, the game does this flawlessly and expounds the gameplay a hundred fold.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Nothing you see and nothing you read can prepare you for this game. Beyond Good & Evil is a masterpiece through and through.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most enthralling games released this year.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With an easy control interface, and its incredible graphics, game play and sound, this program is the best in its genre, without a doubt. It is a joy to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    On a slower machine, frustration sets in. But when played on a machine that allows the total scope of this game to shine through, it is a fantastic journey. Tough, you bet – but a lot of fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    At this point, NBA Live 2001 should be the only basketball game you need for some time to come. It offers a little of everything, and although it's certainly not perfect, you have to appreciate that EA didn't skimp on the details or merely repackage last year's edition.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Along with stellar sound effects, voiceovers, and groovy spy movie theme songs, No One Lives Forever 2 provides a feast for your senses.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hands down a classic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Nice to see a game that gets back to the basics of FPS genre with puzzles, storyline, TONS of killing bad guys, and end-of-level bosses.