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 Toy Story Racer
Lowest review score: 18 M&M's Adventure
Score distribution:
6,580 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mario Galaxy 2 is a game that would sell the Wii if most gamers didn't already have one. It will amaze you, it will surprise you, and most of all it will be a game that you will cherish for years to come.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Metroid Prime is 100% Metroid. It may not seem like it at first, but believe me, it is.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Incredibly intelligent AI, a wide selection of well-balanced weaponry and vehicles, and audio/visual to do the Xbox launch justice.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The great graphics, incredible physics' engine, impressive sound/music and engaging story line all add up to a classic game.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game has some repetition, but the look of the game is wonderful and the action flows well, drawing players through the game. This is an enjoyable game that keeps players on their toes, tantalizes with stunning vistas and some cool animations and keeps the story flowing well.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Finding another collection that matches the quality of The Orange Box is next to impossible.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Orange Box is worth a hundred bucks; you will pay half that. So much fun and excitement packed into this collection, it should be a crime.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is much more than a game. It’s an ominous sci-fi-mystery-action-epic that continues to provide thrilling moments around every bend.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The old-school feel of Super Quickhook is undeniable. It takes the best aspects of games we loved in the 80's and early 90's in a simple, 8-bit format, and puts it on a new device like the iPhone expertly.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics are beautiful, the monsters are unreal, and the gameplay is the most action-packed a survival/horror game has ever been.
    • 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."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    No gamer should miss out on this one.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the additional features, cleaner graphics, and slick $49.99 price, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This program intrigues, and delights. The characters have personalities, the game board is huge and the storyline is liable to go in almost any direction – or so it seems.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s a lengthy, massive adventure that, no matter how long it takes you complete, will still be met with the response, “I wish it could’ve been longer.”
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of online play and Mini-camp are simply awesome.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With tons of content both online and off, stellar production values, and solid gameplay, Red Dead Redemption is an absolute blast to play, and a time-consuming one at that.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Portal 2 is pure genius. With gameplay that never stops becoming addictive and new characters that always threaten to steal the spotlight, Portal 2 is one of the best games of 2011.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is phenomenal, the special ops are addicting and the campaign is one of the best you’ll play. Only the relatively short length of the campaign and its accompanying story presentation issues keep this from being all it can be.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The challenges are now more plentiful, innovative and complex than ever before.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is a game that melds story and action, philosophy and insanity, gives pause for introspection while urging you along a designed course. It is the high-bar in the field, on one hand, but on the other, it creates its own genre.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Regardless of the matchmaking shortcomings, Scrabble on the iPad is an excellent game and obvious replacement for the physical board game. For $10, it's a fantastic buy that shouldn't be missed for any particular reason besides illiteracy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of Bioware's many years honing their craft, Mass Effect 2 is one of the most important and enjoyable games ever made. The PlayStation 3 port may be a greater value by incorporating a great deal of DLC into a single package, but it is still vastly inferior to the experience available on the Xbox 360.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Vice City is one of those rare games that effortlessly combines atmosphere, engaging gameplay, and great graphics and sound to make a truly unique gaming experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The online mode that is included is nothing short of "sweetness."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gears of War has easy to grasp gameplay with solid controls and tons of action. Plus, the weapons are great (you just can't beat the chainsaw attached to a gun).
    • 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
    • 95 Critic Score
    A completely intense thrill-ride from start to finish, Call of Duty 4 grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of those truly satisfying gems that show up every now and then, and one of the most brilliantly conceived role-playing games you will play this year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The must-own Street Fighter sequel. SFII fans have been waiting more than a decade for a game like this.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whether you've taken the journey before or have yet to play this unforgettable classic, you can't stop yourself from being consumed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With gorgeous visuals, a great story and fantastic multiplayer modes, this one is a complete package.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game's speed progresses from Andy Dick insane to Charles Manson insane, always pushing the envelope and always keeping gamers glued to their TV, white knuckling their controllers.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Compelling and intense.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Game of the Year? Who knows. Experience of the Year? Almost certainly.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A phenomenal bit of storytelling, immersive and a truly incredible videogame in terms of graphics, sound and gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Hands-down the best turn-based strategy game of the year. It is emotionally satisfying and addictive.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the National Football League with all its unpredictability, athleticism, spectacular plays and game day challenges.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Great graphics and jaw-dropping speed, and includes impeccable interactive crash sequences that you won’t find in any other game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is a game that reaches a fun factor which few games dare even dream of. It is absolutely packed to the gills with content, and features enough improvements over its predecessor to make it the best installment in the series by far.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes couldn’t be any safer of a purchase than investing all of your money into your child’s bank account for college. Wait, take out $50 to buy this game and then invest the rest.
    • 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
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazing and entrancing experience that lives up to the Grand Theft Auto name.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I was absolutely blown away by UT2K4.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    And while it might be visually unassuming, Braid offers players an experience (and a message about life) that few games have ever dared to offer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's not just <I>one</I> element that turned the game into a masterpiece, it's <I>every</I> element – the controls (perfection), world design (unbelievably creative), combat (exciting and challenging), and enemy selection (unreal) are just a few of the reasons why this is PS2’s best first-party release.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By building off the foundations and bolstering the series with memorable missions, an incredible story, and awe-inspiring visuals, Blizzard has assured StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty's status as one of the best RTS games ever created.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is exactly the type of Street Fighter game you’ve wanted to play for years.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The sound in GTA III is phenomenal - nothing was overlooked in this department.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Extremely fun. The gameplay is as good as snowboarding games come.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Every moment is heightened by breathtaking beauty. At times you’ll forget that this game was designed for a current-gen console.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not only is this one of the best RPGs of the past several years – on any platform – but Oblivion has set the bar very high for any PS3 RPGs that hope to follow. A truly magnificent game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If the third-person perspective was better, Fallout 3 would’ve been an almost perfect RPG. Even with that said, everyone needs to spend time showing off how amazing VATS is since it is pure ecstasy.
    • 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
    • 93 Critic Score
    With an in-depth franchise mode, advanced AI, ESPN style presentation, and online play, you can't find a better deal...on par if not better than "Madden 2003."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A terrific soccer game that adheres to the fundamentals of the sport really well, while offering depth of play.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Surprising the controller was really easily to use in this game, and not a hamper like in other fighting games. I am not big on using the analog control stick for fighting games, but Namco did a great job because every move performed worked flawlessly!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The VFX powers are just plain cool and the game is consistently satisfying and challenging. The fact that this game has been green-lighted in a day and age where perfecting the intricacies of 3D rendering is the holy grail of most development teams is a good sign indeed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This game has got an extremely deep Quest mode that will keep anyone occupied for months on end.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It offers some pretty fundamental improvements over the Xbox version and stands as one of the best PC RPGs out there.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most original puzzle platformers in years, Braid is an engrossing experience from start to finish.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Accessible is one word that truly fits this game. Players can move into the world without a lot of trouble and the learning curve is small.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The crown jewel of GTA games. The most missions, the biggest cities and the most immersive character building of any previous GTA games makes this a sure-fire hit.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a game that has infinite replay value then look no further than this game!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best soccer game on the market. The animations are amazing and the gameplay is smooth. This is a blast to play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur 2 is sword-fighting perfection trapped in a box.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a humorous and addicting casual game, far from the tense and gory experience found in most zombie games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A completely intense thrill-ride from start to finish, Call of Duty 4 grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War III is amazing and disturbing all at once.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A landmark release in that it is the first PS2 game to support Dolby&#153; Pro Logic and DTS&#153; sound. These surround sound technologies allow for realistic environmental surround sound like you've never heard it before.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sound effects are all extremely accurate, whether carving in powder or carving on ice, the noise produced will make you think you're actually on the slopes.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There are very few things in the world that a certain: death and taxes are two, a third is that you will enjoy rocking out to this game and living your rock-star fantasies. It is totally worth the $90 price tag.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A masterpiece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While the build quality of the bundled peripherals feels a little flimsy and the whole thing is a bit pricey for many gamers’ budgets, the game is a wholehearted recommendation for any fan of music-based games.
    • 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.