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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 American McGee's Alice
Lowest review score: 18 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
6,580 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the hot game to get for the DS. It's loads of fun, has huge exploration potential and reinvents the 2D side-scrolling platform game. Nintendo has another notch on it's belt to go with all the other notches that the DS seems to have.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's more about gameplay and less about the story, which means a win-win for everyone. There's sneaking, explosive action and even a little cinema thrown in for good effect. It's frustration and glee all rolled up in one excellent multiplayer title for the PSP.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best basketball simulation game to date. Everything that can be done on the court can be done equally as well in the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Association Mode improvement of better trade AI is worth it alone. For players who normally stick to the online affairs, they can find and play in competitive leagues with ease.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Association Mode improvement of better trade AI is worth it alone. For players who normally stick to the online affairs, they can find and play in competitive leagues with ease.
    • 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
    • 95 Critic Score
    A masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forget about the fact that you can design a golfer in your very own image--even down to the gap in your teeth or the size of your head. It’s all about the golf and PGA Tour 2004 does it right once again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It plays like a dream.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its incredible gameplay, excellent atmosphere and great graphics, Splinter Cell is a great game that shouldn’t be missed by any self respecting GameCube owner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Paradise is certainly the most ambitious Burnout title yet, with a full sandbox city to explore and the great racing mechanics and smooth controls that has been the series’ bread and butter.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I have never played a racing game on a portable system that had as much creativity and longevity as Wipeout Pure. Its addictiveness is indescribable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The price tag for everything is steep, and there are not enough songs for my liking, but this is a true representation of a legendary band. Great songs and great fun make for a great game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The game AI is quite good, and regardless of the difficulty level you select, you will find this to be a challenging game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aviation enthusiasts and beginners alike will find hours of enjoyment with this title and tons of re-playability.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gamers wanting the most realistic golf experience need not continue their search – they'll find exactly what they're looking for (and things they didn't even know they wanted) in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shadow Complex offers a retail-quality experience for 1/4th of the price. Fans of any type of action-adventure gaming would be crazy to miss out on this refreshing shooter. Now bring on Shadow Complex 2!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The customization elements are supreme, with a bevy of new ways to create a character and your very own court, and the new control elements work very well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The question here is: why don't you own this game already? This is an excellent game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A shooter that's both powerfully moving and intensely exciting from start to finish.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space is a top notch action game that will undoubtedly keep you at the edge of your seat. It’s highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a good scare followed by a lot of gunfire.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Is it the next "Half-Life"? It may very well be since anticipation for a sequel is rising every day as more and more play F.E.A.R. for the first time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The storyline is unique, the graphics are great, and the dialog is many times down right hilarious.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that builds on its critically-lauded predecessor with fine new features, NHL 10 is a great follow-up sports title that other franchises should take a hint from.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It provides new elements to a game that, after three years, is still one of the best in the civ genres.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is what multiplayer gaming is all about. It's "Tribes" on steroids.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 09 is a great hockey title, offering some fantastic new features, a deep Be A Pro mode, and some awesome online features.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Tetris Attack" evolved. Tenaciously tantalizing the-sky-is-falling gameplay. Meteos is puzzle perfection.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you are a sports fan, regardless of whether you would class yourself as a hockey fan, this is the game to play. It has the right pacing, can lure you in and brings a lot of depth and entertainment value.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually enticing and richly entertaining, this may be one of the best sports games of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to its charming cast of characters and great production values, Uncharted plays like a really good Hollywood blockbuster that’s never short on memorable moments and action-packed scenes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The shot in the arm that the series desperately needed, and stands as one of the premier shooters of this or any year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Truly a wonderful golf simulation game, and one that deserves praise for its attention to detail and the staggering amount of features.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Frozen Throne has wonderful controls that are smooth and really intuitive. Plus the game adds a whole slew of new things for players to control, from units to heroes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, the game’s controls are not at all complicated to figure out, in fact, they‘re a dream come true.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Like your local golf course. It’s still fun to go out there and tee off, but haven’t we played this 18 before?
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Across the game’s several innovative features, a common thread ensures Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10’s status as a landmark Wii title — from stunningly accurate motion controls to allowing players to compete with the pros, this game was made to be the most immersive golf game of all-time. And it is.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The inclusion of real players and teams make Winning Eleven Eight International a welcomed update this year. Konami provides great control, awesome graphics, and enough options to keep any sports fan happy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not only is the gameplay built from the ground-up for the DS, but the story is actually about something – not just orcs and elves.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, enormous and fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game because it takes interaction with your game environment to a new and remarkable level. But it doesn't stop there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It is far and away the most accurate representation of the sport that we have in gaming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A solid, entertaining game that delivers a high sense of speed and adrenaline.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soccer fans will appreciate the added realism, but casual fans will probably see more of the same game as last year’s version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Although NCAA Football 2004 could be called NCAA Football 2003 – Episode 2, it still offers enough of the little things for College Football fanatics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The complete package - awesome graphics, stellar control, and meticulous realism.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A brilliant retooled classic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from Sonic Pinball and Devil's Crush, Pinball FX 2 is hands-down the best virtual pinball experience available on home consoles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you have the PSone original or have just begun to appreciate the value of a great strategy/RPG, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is not a must-play release – it is a must-own.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Highly recommended for the Morrowind fanatic who simply must beat and do everything.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best games ever for the GBA, and one which will probably be the best game for the GBA this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hands down a classic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    More than just an upgrade, NCAA Football 2007 is a complete revamp of the franchise bursting at the seams with accurate details and realistic gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid graphically and in the audio department.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA Street's greatest flaw is the fact that it is a port.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aside from brilliantly recreating the series’ look, feel and universe, the game’s multiplayer feature will make you feel the true power of the PSP.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The environment is huge but the controls are simple enough to allow players to explore without complication.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If this game doesn't have your heartbeat up, you are likely a casualty on that Mars station and fighting against the lone Marine.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A new control scheme has been put into place that greatly affects how FIFA is played, but it doesn't quite deliver.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall this is the best F1 racing game to date, every detail, has been covered. The game plays great, the graphics are top notch, the sounds are realistic, and the ability to tweak and adjust everything in the game is fantastic!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of Aggressive Inline's most appealing aspects is the simplest (yet most brilliant) of them all: zero time limit. I could go on and on about how wonderful this is, but I don't think I have to.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After more than 10 years of arcade mastery (and 10 years of dreaming of an arcade-perfect portable adaptation), Namco has finally brought the game to a handheld powerful enough to reproduce Tekken’s unrivaled fighting engine.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is a great first-person shooter and third-player action game that really tones down the violence, unlike many other first-person shooter games, thanks to the use of the "live ammo" that Stranger prefers to use.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the best RTS experiences you can find!
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    EVE Online: Apocrypha brings more territory to discover and explore and a softer learning curve.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The only catch is that this is directly aimed at the hardcore crowd with a higher difficulty level, so casuals who are looking for a title focusing less on technical aspects and more on quick excitement may walk away disappointed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By combining addictive gameplay with simple controls and throwing in two fun multiplayer modes for good measure, Shin’en aims to please.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The deepest, most impressive ballgame that's just too addictive.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best MMORPGs on the market. It has depth of play, dynamic interplayer action, solid graphics and terrific sound.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Full of adventure, action, intrigue and suspense. You will be required to use your brain, and your strategic fighting skills to survive the course before you. But it is quite an amazing and enjoyable venture.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Plays like a dream! The controller fits this game perfectly, all the buttons are used, and they are conveniently located so players will be able to use them with the utmost accuracy. While flying the planes it feels like they are moving through the air like a hot knife cutting through butter, the gameplay is that smooth.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From the adrenaline-inducing races to the exhilarating crashes, Burnout 2 is a title that you won't be able to put down until everything is unlocked.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A few new moves have been introduced, the missions now have a less constrained non-linear feel to them, and the online play has been greatly improved from the PS2 version. However, it’s recommended that you invest in a good analog gamepad.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although it ultimately comes down to personal taste, not only did I not enjoy the police campaign whatsoever, it actually greatly detracted from my overall experience with Hot Pursuit.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The incredible graphics, tight controls and excellent music/sound effects are more than enough to warrant having this game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As groundbreaking as the original Diablo may have been, this style of role-playing game has been easily outdone by the likes of "Baldur's Gate" and "Planescape Torment," which concentrate more on integrating the character(s) with the story.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An addictively fun game of golf that is certain to appeal to new and old fans alike. It doesn’t raise the bar in terms of gameplay but with all its game modes and new features, you’ll have a hard time finding a golf simulator that matches up to PGA Tour 2005.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An absolute blast to play, Paradise is the benchmark for sandbox racing titles on the PS3. The crashes are spectacular, the challenge is definitely there, and the game abounds with eye candy and easter eggs. This is, arguably, the best Burnout to date and certainly one of the best racing games on the PS3.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While the gameplay is very simple, with most controls being basic movement and firing, this game was designed to give the player plenty of action and scares … not be a tactical shooter.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GRID is a must-own classic that begs to be played now and will continue to hold your interested throughout the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And speaking of landscapes, the game's graphics are breathtaking, thicker foliage, clean sight lines and better camouflage for the characters. A beautiful looking game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    They built a simple, intuitive game and it's one of the first actually enjoyable portable racing games that have come out in years.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You're not gonna find a better rally racer on Xbox. You're not gonna find a better rally racer on GameCube, or even PlayStation 2.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The safest purchase you'll have this year on the Xbox.