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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Toy Story Racer
Lowest review score: 18 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
6,576 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game modes are a real treat, particularly NBA All-Star Weekend and the wonderfully addictive Dynasty Mode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While it falters a little on the technical front in terms of graphics, KOTOR 2 is a great game that takes the classic gameplay of the original game and expands it with a brand new story and 30 to 40 more hours of gameplay.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is definitely one of those games that you find yourself playing over and over and each time the fight will be totally different in more ways than one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A must have for anyone who appreciates the art of tactical strategy. The general package left a taste of blood in my mouth, and I couldn’t be more satisfied.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the best games I have played on Gamecube. Even the occasional camera problem didn’t hinder my enjoyment of this one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Farming couldn't be more satisfying than this. Sure keeping your farm up and running is a task that has you working overtime but there's a lot of fun to be had in the process.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best console version released in North America. It's got everything that you love plus more challenges, a dance editor and a number of extras that DDR enthusiasts will go crazy for. Unlockables are plentiful and are not easily opened.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The controls are very simple and there is a variety of different ways to get things done in this game. The object is to find the most effective way to do it, so you do not waste too much time and energy playing one level.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    NASCAR 06: Total Team Control isn't able to surpass the overall greatness of last year's game but with all the new additions this is one is downright enjoyable and a step in the right direction for the series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The improvements over the launch title are immense but the overall changes to the gameplay mechanics just make this an addictive treat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead is a great multiplayer shooter with many elements that you won’t find in any other shooter this year. The co-op experience is unrivaled and the dynamic AI is an excellent design choice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The closest Sega has come to creating the perfect Virtua Fighter sequel. Virtua Fighter 5’s fast-paced, in-your-face combat harkens back to the original.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An excellent new addition to the splinter group of action games centered around horror. I suspect they will make a sequel and I suspect it too will spawn a franchise. Dead Space gets it right when it comes to the scares.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game does open up new areas of the island, and does challenge players. It is graphically strong, and a welcomed addition to the Morrowind realm.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A truly magnificent game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This focused approach allows the game to present more of a story-driven environment that is effectively dramatic in its mostly factual portrayal of historical events.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sports amazing graphical elements, and a solid plot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is the flight/combat game no one should be without.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This expansion scores on almost every level in bringing new and improved changes to the game. While the essential elements of EQ remain, Dragons of Norrath makes it easier for players to find a guild and embark on all the elements this game has to offer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The challenge is back for the upper-level players and the new class is fun to play. The game also sports some wonderful new attributes which make grouping more fun and rewarding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The concept is a very good one and the instruments are terrific, but might be problematic for families that want to play all four parts but only have one or two Wii-motes. The issue with the font used on a standard television is also a problem.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game modes feel a lot more complete this year and it all feels good on the Xbox. Some AI problems do crop up, but it doesn't get annoying.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The fact that the mountain is alive and teeming with other skiers makes this game that much better because it has a feeling of more realism in comparison to the other games in the series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Though there are only scant few improvements, the gameplay is still solid and a blast!
    • 53 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Officially this game is fun and plays very well on the Xbox platform, with sterling graphics and sound, and challenging gameplay. The game is linear but tells a good story and has a great look and feel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With inventive puzzles, dazzling visuals and a wonderful game world just ripe for exploration, this is a launch title worth buying.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It provides a great looking, challenging boxing title which has enough challenges and difficulties to keep you coming back to get drilled on some more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The animation is exceptional, and the options package is certain to give fans of this sport many enjoyable hours of total gridiron immersion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A whole other ballgame that not only looks great but plays like a game worthy of giving this year’s "MVP Baseball" and "MLB 2K" game a run for their money.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The audio of NBA 2K3 is exceptional.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Hitman 2 will really earn major points for the open-ended game design. With numerous ways to complete one mission, this will be a game that will get a lot of playtime.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Scary, intense, fun and totally enjoyable. The Thing is a qualified hit, and anyone who doesn’t mind the level of violence, gore and blood will find this an addicting experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is not only a challenging game, but a whole lot of fun to play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The stability woes, a few clipping problems, and finite game boards do present some drawbacks to the game. The good news is that this game is so good you can forgive all that.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Tears of Blood manages to hook fans of the genre with its gorgeous style and great story. It’s not as epic as the Final Fantasy games but it is still well worth playing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Ultra violence at its most satisfying with a rich story that will have you cheering for Agent 47 every blood soaked step of the way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Basketball doesn’t get any better than this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The new environment additions are beautifully twisted, the characters are much more memorable this round being hilariously insane sometimes, and the last and best add-on in Shivering Isles are the missions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The sound track is exceptional. The music is solid, the vocal abuse is crisp, and the sound effects are exactly what one would expect to hear.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There are a few minor problems, such as coloration of some uniforms (Vikings helmets are more blue than purple) and the helmets lack the sharp glossy look of other games. But when it comes to facial animation, NFL 2K3 is way ahead of the pack.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An unparalleled simulation game for a handheld machine.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I was once obsessed with the idea of Fable. Now that a new version of it has been released and still hasn't delivered on the promises of Peter Molyneux, it's a tad disappointing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Graphically, the game is stunning, and while there are a few stumbles along the way, nothing truly detracts from the strategic enjoyment one gets from this game. This is a wonderful step-up for the franchise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While the keyboard configuration might not work for some people (trust me, an analog gamepad is highly recommended), the controls are fluid and the wave physics are great.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You’ll know the first time you play it whether this game is for you – you’ll either be immediately dissuaded by its complexity and depth, or you’ll fall in love with them. It might be the very definition of “niche title”, but for those who get it, Knights in the Nightmare provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the best rally racing game available for the Xbox thus far, Colin McRae Rally 04 is the game to buy if you’re looking for rally racing done right.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The story is engrossing; the voice-acting is stellar; the music is awe-inspiring; and the battles are just as entertaining as before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Consider this, you can play the game almost anyway you wish, with strict rules or with the attitude. This is a game that is highly entertaining to play and watch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fitting right at home on the console, Civilization Revolution is a genuinely addictive simulator that will not fail to impress and please fans of the Civ series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Big Bang Mini is a distinctive game that simply wouldn’t work on any system but the DS—but there it works brilliantly. With so much content, challenge, and visual insanity packed into a $20 title, this game deserves a spot in any DS owner’s library.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While not as breathtaking as the next-generation version of the game, Call of Duty 3 for the original Xbox will still not fail to impress with its great visuals, intense action and great multiplayer mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The sequel adds in a lot of new unlockable content to help extend replay value, new face offs with vocals, longer button holds, and even instruments, and the overall controls and challenge seem a lot better in this version.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Yet another great GameCube action game fans of the Prince will thoroughly enjoy from start to finish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game also sustains virtually no loading times, despite its faithful recreation of a ambient gothic world. Even with the impressive graphics, the game still runs smooth as silk.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Wildly entertaining and loaded with enough bullet-fueled action to keep action aficionados more than pleased, Borderlands for the Xbox 360 should be on the very top of your Must Have list. Filled with more than enough missions, plenty of skills and loads of guns, this is over-the-top action at its most insane.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Vexx is a stellar, high-quality, praise-worthy game that deserves to be enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of gamers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Odin Sphere is the ultimate non-RPG. You will be immersed. You will be awestruck. You will be inspired to play through every stage again and again.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This game brings us all the juicy extras we all love in our wrestling games and has plenty of game modes to sink our teeth into but it still has a long way to go if it wants to be the ultimate pro wrestling title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Isn’t as fast as "Marvel vs. Capcom 2," as pretty as "Guilty Gear X2," or as smooth as "Street Fighter 3," but it’s a 2D fighter that’s online.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Illegal street racing has never looked and felt so right and with Need for Speed Underground 2 you'll find it hard not to fall in love with this fun racing game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A spectacular game... It's very lengthy, very deep, and has some obvious (yet confusing) puzzles that'll drive you nuts! The story is good, too, and the music is extremely enjoyable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Comes close to outshining the main game in certain aspects and should be considered a 'Must Buy' for loyal followers of the franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The levels are fast-paced and exciting, with lots of non-bloody mayhem. However, the game offers limited replay value, and will be too difficult for many younger players.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Not a huge departure from previous SSX games, SSX on Tour is still the best extreme snowboarding game available.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Could have been titled Mario 64 Plus. Plus new characters. Plus new stages. Plus new mini-games. Plus touch screen controls. Plus new music, not to mention incredible sound quality that blows Game Boy Advance out of the water.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Players will love the new features in this game and will come to long for them if they pop in an older game for nostalgia sake.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The story for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory feels like it was taken directly out of one of Tom Clancy’s novels.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The difficulty might turn a lot of gamers off (it almost did for me) but if you give it a real chance you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Stylish and amazingly realistic, Colin McRae Rally 3 does a brilliant job of capturing the essence of rally racing while keeping it delightfully fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Can be a tough mountain to master due to the sheer amount of detail that was placed into it if you aren’t a patient person, but it’s really enjoyable even while learning and is especially fun once you get the hang of it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Knowing the story is a great asset here, but I feel that anyone can enjoy this one. The colors, characters and environment add to the challenge of the quests.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    By far one of the most delightfully engaging and deep basketball games on the PSP so far, NBA ‘07 is not only an improvement over last year’s fun offering but it’s also a game that is good enough to give the other NBA b-ball games a run for their money.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I am really looking forward to seeing what the developers of this game have to offer in their next game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You don't have to be a fan of the comic book to enjoy this unique and wonderfully addictive game that manages to cram in all the things you could ask for in an action RPG.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Harder to control than it should be. I love both the Xbox and GC controllers (a rarity, since most gamers like one, but hate the other), but Madden was not developed for either of them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Even though this series has had its bumps along the way, the end product was completely worth it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A remarkable, well-designed program. It is challenging and entertaining.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The mystery is intriguing and the puzzles interesting to figure out. Kids will have a good time using their brains to decipher lots of clues.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This game is what a zombie-killer game should be. It offered all the creativity, hilarity, and destruction any gamer could ask for and then some.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Korg DS-10 is definitely not for everyone, because of the simple fact that it is deep, rich, and does not ignore the details. There's a lot of potential here just waiting to be unlocked, that is for sure. If you're interested in music and what to put your creativity to work, give this title a go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Freestyle control allows unparalleled dribbling and defensive control.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Canvas Curse is one of the most unique and innovative games I've played all year, including the games I played at E3.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Maintaining high standards of visual and technical expertise, while valiantly tackling the formidable task of creating a game to appeal to an almost impossibly wide audience, Lucas Learning has created a game that is worthy of praise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The tried-and-true gameplay is intact but with just the right touch of refinement for anyone to pick up and enjoy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Takes the extreme skateboarding genre to a fresh and interestingly new level...all of which fans of skating games will definitely find unique and tremendously fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The controls take a bit of getting used to – if you are a first-time player – but are generally well designed and you should be able to understand them quickly – using them practically to score big points is another matter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It, much like Oscar De La Hoya, not only looks really good but also puts up quite a memorable fight well worth your time and money.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You will not want to let this game out of your hands because it is extremely addicting for you and anyone who gets their hands up on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A solid racing title with great environments, ATV Offroad Fury 3 features options galore and challenge.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Playing Nostalgia is a joy, plain and simple, in a way that too few RPGs are anymore. It’s a game that can make you feel like a fresh-faced kid, stepping out into a world of excitement and adventure for the first time – and let me tell you, it’s a good feeling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Has enough wonderful extra and multiplayer maps to add more fuel to Ghost Recon’s highly entertaining fire.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you liked the original game, you'll love Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams. Not only is it bigger, better and more beautiful but it's also one of those games that will win you over with its charming story and characters plus its too-fun-to-put-down platformer goodness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This game plays well, and looks good. The musical score pops and drives this game very well. The action is well rendered and fast paced.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The core Mario Kart gameplay remains basically unchanged, but it’s well executed and slightly enhanced by minor tweaks and a variety of control setups. The online mode is the real star here, however.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Nariko, Kai and company are the most compelling characters to ever grace a video game (and yes, that is opinion). The voice acting is dead-on and the graphics are gorgeous. In the end, though, the short gameplay and similarities to God of War lower the overall score.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As far as add-ons are concerned, Broken Steel is by far the best one to come along for Fallout 3 since The Pitt.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A blast, albeit a short one. The action is very intense and the tactical elements, while light, are easy to grasp.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Packs an amazing amount of depth, challenge and excitement.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great mix of fun and realism and it brings a lot of energy to the conservative game of golf.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game does a terrific job in both challenging and entertaining. The story is solid enough to hold the elements together and the world that the game is placed in supports all the elements. This is a well-designed game.