GameZone's Scores

  • Games
For 6,576 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
Lowest review score: 18 M&M's Adventure
Score distribution:
6576 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I wanted an NFL Street sequel that forced me to think and strategize in new ways. EA listened.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps it's time for the older boys to check out the new kid on the block for inspiration, because DJ Hero 2 owns the music scene.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GTR Evolution is a fine addition to SimBin’s repertoire of driving sims, offering some great features and unrivaled tracks for fans of authentic racing games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cave Story on the Wii can be recommended to fans of the original, fans of Pixel's other projects, and just about anyone that enjoys a challenging 2D game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of online play and Mini-camp are simply awesome.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animation is solid, the environmental graphics are superb, and the designers have done an excellent job of translating the feel of Olympic competition to the GBA.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The improved controls, the overwhelmingly huge cities and the extreme (but not cheap) challenge make this a must-play game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure "Winning Eleven 7" for the PS2 dominates this particular sport’s genre in terms of gameplay, but FIFA Soccer 2005 is a solid game with an even greater online multiplayer mode.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The eye candy is wonderful and the physical dynamics are, for the most part, very realistic and - at times - downright amazing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Allowing players to move Prophecy characters to Factions landscapes and quest streams is a definite plus.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Control and sound issues aside, this is the best version of Madden 2002 available.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Featuring the most seamless climbing, swinging and platform-hopping controls of any game, Prince of Persia is an outstanding sequel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even on the Xbox 360, Virtua Fighter 5’s controls work beautifully and proving that the series remains to be the best fighting series in the next-generation of consoles as well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The player movement is very good, and ball physics are excellent. The game stumbles a little in terms of AI but delivers a sound soccer experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best hack-n-slash side-scroller of the generation. Muramasa is a masterpiece from beginning to end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Carnage, carnage, carnage. That's what you get when you open the box. Medal of Honor: European Assault may not be the most challenging game in the series, but it's certainly the most brutal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a game that is entertaining to the point of making you laugh out loud, of invoking a childlike sense of fun playing a game, then this is such a title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't tell you how exciting it is to see a well-crafted console game for children that is designed to be easy to play, but at the same time offers enough variety, levels and challenges to never be boring.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though the single-player campaign still isn’t where it needs to be, Bad Company 2 is definitely a great sequel that builds on its predecessor in every way, making for one that no shooter fan will want to miss, especially if you go online for your gaming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of funny commentary and extremely exaggerated wrestling moves with a solid and fun football game has definitely been worth it to me.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a thoroughly entertaining game that is a delightful bit of eye candy rolled into an adrenaline-charged action-adventure game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animation is exceptional and the game looks amazing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Levels are huge; boss battles are outrageous; the difficulty is extreme; and the action is as fast as you can get without turning the game into something obnoxious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tetris DS is the reason puzzle game fans will once again dream of falling boxes and it’s the reason it will seem like your Nintendo DS has been glued to your hands.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The cars and tracks are all wonderfully done. The graphics are beautiful and realistic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game is not perfect it is a far sight better than previous iterations. Years ago there was a MVP baseball game on the PC that was top-drawer (IMO) and MLB 10 rivals, if not exceeds, that. Top to bottom, this is an entertaining game to look at and play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s smart, stylish, offers tons of fun for your money. The developers should be lauded for their efforts on every aspect of the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An outstanding game that offers top notch addicting gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An awesome game that every player should have in their collection. It is a homage to older games that proves that 2D side-scrolling games are a blast to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well worth the price of the Network Adaptor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Non-repetitive character motion that makes sure no two crashes are the same, a comprehensive replay system that lets you capture your coolest moves and post them on the web, and last but certainly not least for the serious gamer, there is support for up to eight players over the internet!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New modes such as Turbo Mode and Bloody Palace, are definitely something that should attract hardcore gamers to try out. Using Vergil is great but he’s overpowered quite a bit.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War III is amazing and disturbing all at once.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-have for strategy game fans everywhere.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A motorcycle racing game that pushes the limits of racing action, combines it with awesome graphics and teaches the difference between acceleration and brake through a harrowing maze of courses.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a unique and interesting story, mind-blowing graphics, incredible soundtrack, great gameplay and FIVE endings, it’s hard to find fault with Silent Hill 2.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, the hang-ups from last year could've used some improvement, and a few tweaks to the other modes (outside of Ultimate Team) would've really pushed this into perfect score territory. That said, it's still a hockey-fest you shouldn't miss.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being able to play them again, without plopping down pounds of quarters and inhaling ozone all night, is fabulous. I hope they keep coming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphical facelift has really pulled this game up to the next level, but Mythic was not satisfied to end it there. Instead it added new races, and new zones while expanding the mythology of the game as well.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have a semi-firm grasp on reality, don't mind the machinations of evil tugging at your own sanity factor, then you will enjoy this puzzle-riddled romp.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Provides challenge and entertainment. It looks different than other next-gen Tony Hawk titles, but that fits the style and charm of the game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A joy to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most unique games that I have played in a while. If you are looking for a unique game that isn’t just a “cookie cutter” of the most popular game out there, then look no further than this game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bioshock 2 is an atmospheric, immersive game that does more than just hold a candle to its beloved predecessor. The campaign is engaging, the multiplayer is great, and the new gameplay elements are excellent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developers did a fantastic job of utilizing a still great quake 3 Arena engine and GHOUL II technology that provides ultra realistic damage modeling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s almost a new game in terms of the amount of content, but it’s also the same game in terms of gameplay experience and sheer fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its change in perspective, Ghost Recon 2 remains to be a solid action-packed shooter that will make you proud you own a Xbox.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are handled nicely enough and the tracks are designed well enough. Too bad the Career mode is over a bit too quickly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combat Arms is fun. Simple as that. If you can overlook the annoying players, then anyone looking for a competitive online shooter should look no further. This is free to play FPS at its best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is not as realistic as some of the new W.W.II FPS games that are coming out right now, but they don't have the shear intense fun factor that SS,TSE has. I had a blast with this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, it’s an arcade-style game, but you will invest time with the career mode and the gameplay is fluid and fun, the graphics are wonderfully realized and the control scheme is easy to understand.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA did a great job on this game capturing all of the looks and voices of the characters from the film and books, and a superb job capturing the environments that look almost identical, even if a tad scaled down, to the film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those rare treats that ignores the hype to bring us a truly entertaining adventure game that immerses players into its detailed world. It is a fresh and inventive game that, much like its main protagonist, is outright charming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance: Retribution is a great action title for the PSP, offering up a robust feature set, excellent graphics and solid controls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intense, amazing and spectacular gaming fun.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The challenges are now more plentiful, innovative and complex than ever before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Actually the only deterrents to partying all the time are comfort points, energy levels, work schedules and NPC Sims that sometimes don’t like to be called late at night.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although House of the Dead has been done before, and Pinball has been done before, SEGA and THQ did a great job of mixing the two together and making a fun and unique title with plenty of challenge and replayability.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mini-missions do disrupt the flow of the game's interesting but short story, but it's an enjoyable distraction regardless of how repetitive they become.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Who would have thought a 2D side-scrolling fighter could look this amazing on a next-gen system. Well, obviously ARC did and they delivered with the heir apparent to the Guilty Gear franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The gameplay is what you would expect, with a well-designed AI ensuring that there is plenty of challenge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While the graphics are not as superior as it was with "NBA 2K3" or the controls as super smooth as "NBA Live 2003," the game is still a shining example of how a college basketball game should be made.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Visually stunning. But more than that, this is game that will challenge cerebrally in a way few RTS games have in the past.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There are some drawbacks to portions of the sound and the swordplay segments can be a little redundant, but this game does have diversity and entertaining elements that draw one past the minor stumbles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A true fighting game that is destined to become an instant classic. Much like the film it's packed with a great story, moody atmosphere and lots of action.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Reminded me of something that would be seen in a Heavy Metal comic (which I am still a big fan of, by the way) or in one of the animated movies … so those of you who are fans of the publication will no doubt enjoy the overall presentation of the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is a great game on its own, and if you’ve ever enjoyed a turn-based RPG or strategy game, you would be wise to play Valkyrie Profile 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the best game in the series, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams delivers an enjoyably deep and epic action-adventure game fans new and old will relish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the most impressive handheld versions of the Tony Hawk series to come to the portable gaming format, Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land is a true thrasher classic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Tekken 6 is not to be missed and ever player should be proud to have it in their gaming library.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A deep, engaging experience, with a captivating plot and a great combat system. If your PS2 is sitting in a closet somewhere it’s time to dig it out, because the system’s got one more must-play RPG.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A terrific game. It does have a few flinches along the line of scrimmage, but once the ball is snapped, this game executes extremely well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A hockey game at its most realistic, therefore making for a game that’s both fast-paced and hard-hitting...just the way we hockey fans love our hockey.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While not stunningly different, the new combat system, improved controls, and unique pacing in the game make this one fresh and involving.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Not only is the game fun, the movie sequences are a joy to watch and make a good game into a great must have title.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    First they have a really immersive storyline, then a great fighting engine that hardly ever gets stale, and a wonderful camera.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    We’re talking tighter controls, interesting features and gorgeous visuals so if you missed last year’s launch title you will find a lot to love about this one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Pure chaos at it's finest. The non-linear structure of the missions ensures that you can tear around the city all you want without having to settle down and take a mission, and the cool new moves at your disposal are a lot of fun to perform.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A handheld tactical RPG that is visually wonderful and does a great job in terms of gameplay. Give Level 5 credit for taking some of the best elements of the genre, combining them with a few new ideas and dropping them into a solid gaming backdrop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This game is absolutely not for everybody. Most gamers brought up on the cushy, forgiving action games of the last decade will probably feel like somebody slapped them in the face the first time they play it. But for the right sort of person, that slap in the face is exactly what they’ve been craving. Contra 4 presents some of the best, most hardcore run-and-gun shooting action on the DS, and is a breath of fresh, alien-blood-scented air for the system, and gaming in general.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Puzzle fans, even those who are skeptical, shouldn't hesitate to make this their next PSP game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game does have some linear aspects and is mission-based, but this is a smart game that draws players into the storyline and backs the content angle up with solid graphics, smart AI and great audio tracks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Faster gameplay, bigger maps, more units, and a new race? Did I miss anything?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The online interface is a little cumbersome, and the game does have some load times. Get past that and you will be treated to a wonderful hockey experience that sparkles with smart AI, terrific control schemes and great action.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Solid multiplayer support, great skill animations, smart AI and improved physics all add up to a game that is a marked improvement over the last iteration.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Probably one of the most realistic army simulation/FPS on the market.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    City of Villains has a detailed world with rich stories, wonderful plot lines, engaging game play, and all the makings of a successful MMO.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Feels like a successor to "Aggressive Inline" in that it does many new things, but still has a classic extreme sports feel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A remarkably innovative title in design and concept.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Hotel Dusk is one of those games that should be used as Exhibit A in the discussion of games legitimacy as a storytelling medium, or even as art. A brilliant art and graphical style, innovative use of the DS’s features, and one of the best noir stories to be told recently in any medium add up to a must-play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    3rd person shooter done right. James Bond has all the moves and weaponry you will ever need.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game explains a lot about what fans may not see in the upcoming movie, and while this is a departure from the previous squad-based titles, it is still a wonderful and enjoyable bit of fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sure, the twitchy graphical glitches can catch your eye and yes the load times will feel like an eternity but with solid controls, an amazing variety of game modes and PSP-only extras, this one wins the championship title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game’s biggest boon is the great destruction engine, which is not only technically impressive, but adds some great new elements to the gameplay. The missions are also very meaty and go on for a good long while, never letting up on the intensity level.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sure, it's got the gorgeous looks of a supermodel, and enough cool effects to keep your eyes entertained for hours. But underneath all that makeup is a deep, less-realistic simulation racer that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Lost Planet is a great game with action-packed gameplay and a nice cinematic feel to it. Even though the single-player mode is a little on the short side, the great multiplayer elements are enough for the price of admission.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 lands on the PS3 with a new focus on action and co-op gameplay.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's a game that's so feature-rich, so extremely customizable, and so realistic that I'd recommend this one even if you're not a football buff.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The interface makes the gameplay a pleasure, with its easy controls and menus. The only drawback to the gameplay is the lack of more than one save game slot, which means only one person can play each game cartridge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With great visuals, sound, controls and plenty of high-adventure, Dark Alliance is a very gratifying and addictive RPG experience.

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