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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I highly suggest you pick up this game, even if you have it on the NES.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The many customizable settings really ensure a unique gaming experience for all skill levels, and jamming the ball down the other players' throats is satisfying.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You will find yourself just goofing off in this game for a long time, collecting comic books, destroying various different properties, and doing a lot of other things because it is just fun to be a mean green wreaking machine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The interactive battles are nothing short of being an astonishing work of art. They'll take your breath away, both in how the game is played and how it looks.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is a great game that will challenge you and give you countless hours of entertainment. If you’re at all a fan of DJ culture, then this game is definitely for you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The three races, even though there could have been some more differences between them, are really fun to play with and bring a nice breath of fresh air into the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sure, the game is hilarious and "laugh out loud" funny, but not everyone is going to find the dick and fart jokes worth their $60. If the developers can ensure the future of the franchise is free of bugs, and work in a competitive multiplayer mode, we might be onto something outstanding. As it is now, Bulletstorm is a very good start to a series on the cusp of greatness, yet hindered by some seriously problematic technical issues.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s so polished and refined. For the first time ever the series incorporates some of my favorite features from "NFL Street" (such as tapping the X button to escape a tackle). That function goes way back to the days of arcade sports titles like "NFL Blitz."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Obsidian Entertainment has bolstered the series with an array of fantastic additions, including crafting and Hardcore mode, but it's hard to appreciate them in light of incessant bugs and unfulfilling quests.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest fans shouldn’t miss out on finally playing Dragon Quest V for the first time in America.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Sports knows what they are doing. They create great sports games on a yearly basis, with just enough differences between years to get fans to buy them. FIFA Soccer 09 follows this method flawlessly, and is truly worth the purchase if you’re a soccer fan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is drop dead gorgeous, has a good sound track, and is an absolute blast to play.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The experience of NASCAR Thunder 2003 can be summed up in four words...replayability, challenge, realism, and FUN!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Features great graphics, amusing animation, and terrific game play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The high production values of this game, actually take a back seat to the gameplay and experience, blending in as only one facet of the whole package, as it always should. An outstanding game all the way around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The developers seemingly reside within a bubble where no other recent simulation racing games have been released (including, apparently, Gran Turismo 4). Thanks to studios like Codemasters and Turn 10, a revolution may be occurring within the genre, but it has nothing to do with this obsolete franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Easy controls, and the ability to go in and play through the light cycle circuit as a game totally separate from the story driven FPS part was great and will help to increase replay value overall for many people. The enemies, weapons, leveling up system, downloading and just overall presentation of the game were spectacular in my opinion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game that would excel even if it didn’t make excellent use of it’s license, which it most certainly does.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skate 2 is a solid, albeit incremental, improvement over the first Skate.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is great, and feels right at home on the PSP. The controls are quite comfortable, and (expect for the lack of camera control on a second analog stick) work just as well as the console iterations.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It not only possesses all the things we love about the adventure genre but it redefines it to the point that its interactive storytelling really does gives us hope that there are gamers that appreciate substance in their games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A remarkably innovative title in design and concept.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    What self-respecting Tolkien fan can be without this title? While the game does have a few stumbling points, this is a well-done RTS that enables players to experience the turmoil of the fantasy world, or just to create their own legacy within this fantastic realm.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The expansion adds more depth to the gameplay, and should be well received by those who have played and enjoyed the original game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the new weapons, aircraft, and landside vehicles fit the time period and are well equipped for battle. The addition of helicopters really expands on the tactics and the way battles are fought.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is F-U-N, and with the right, high-quality dance pad (like Red Octane's pad), you will spend countless hours mastering your moves and then adding your own style to it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games to be released on the NES years ago, and even though it is over fifteen years old, it still retains the fun factor as it did back then.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best jam wrestling/street fighting/kick boxing game on the market.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Plays like an authentic NBA game. Teams shoot around the 40% Field goal percentage range, dunks are down, and finding the open man is essential. And I for one, am quite pleased.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The game looks good, and still plays well. The game does not substantially send the franchise forward with innovations, but rather adds to what is already there.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone who’s played "Fire Emblem" or the original Disgaea must know by now that this is a must-own strategy/RPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers some truly fantastic battlefield moments, balanced classes, and great missions. The one element that gives the game a great sense of longevity is the XP system, that will give you experience points for performing well on the battlefield adding to your weapon and class skills, and a nifty achievement system and persistent rankings that track your progress.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, Warhawk is what gaming dreams are made of and the reason you will want a PlayStation 3.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    MLB ‘08: The Show is catered towards the stat freaks out there (me included) and it’ll grab a hold of you and never let go.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its gorgeous visuals and amazing sound, the game brilliantly brings the film and Tolkien's vision to life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A must-play fighter for any fan of the genre, UFC or both.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For what RIFT tries to do, it does very well. I rarely felt bored with all the random events and rifts constantly breaking up the monotony of questing. It's also important to give Trion a tremendous amount of credit for releasing such a "complete" MMO.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who prefer strategy and planning over the random elements of a game like Puzzle Quest, Clash of Heroes may be the deviously clever, deliberately paced game you've been looking for. It can be a bit rough around the edges, but it's also the smartest and most rewarding puzzle-RPG you're likely to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This expansion is as fun as its predecessor, and that’s saying a lot. All the new stuff fits in seamlessly with the existing game, and manages to incorporate new features with the old in a way that offers a change in scenery, but doesn’t distract from the original intent of the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This one delivers on the most part, but I would have liked to see a little less humor and a little more in challenges to be met.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new maps and vehicles are worth the 20 bucks.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even if you’re not a subscriber to the Xbox Live service, this game packs quite a punch with plenty of modes and missions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While its heavy-on-the-realism feature can be too realistically demanding the game’s racing fun does not slow down very much.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The combat is 100% original. You issue commands using an innovative cursor that makes the game feel like an RTS. It's brilliant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The iPad and iPhone may not be quite the gaming machines Apple wants them to be, but this is one format perfectly suited for touch screens and The Smoking Mirror is a great adventure just waiting to be explored.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fast, furious, and most importantly, fun. So much so that immediately after I finished the game, I started over again on a harder difficulty.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether your interest is massive or mild, I highly recommend giving Shatter a try. It reminds us what we love most about the genre, and maintains excitement rather than prolonging itself to uncomfortable limits.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fast, furious, and most importantly, fun. So much so that immediately after I finished the game, I started over again on a harder difficulty.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Battlefront II is another serving of a meal we’ve already had. It tastes a little better and looks a little fresher. I have no regrets playing through it and urge every Star Wars fan to check it out. Just beware that what you’re getting is not innovation – it’s just more fun.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With solid controls, sharp visuals, a large number of grapplers and match types, you can’t go wrong with a game that packs quite a punch and will have you gladly begging for more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Codemasters can covert a hardcore arcade loyalist like myself, I can only imagine how quickly it will steal the soul of a true F1 fan.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The shooting levels definitely benefit from the 3rd person perspective but the targeting controls could use some more work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Pros might be disappointed in only 14 missions to tackle. There are hidden fields and surprises to unlock though, so Midway has not forgotten the most devoted and persnickety of game fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best games of the year. Even before finishing Onimusha 2, I looked forward to playing through it again.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Somehow, Taito and Square Enix managed to take a 30-year old formula and inject new life into the classic shooter to make this one seriously addictive game for gamers both young and old school.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you find yourself liking the game, you'll be hooked for weeks. It isn't for everyone, though, so those looking for action and excitement are better off looking elsewhere.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    We're talking levitating enemies and sending them flying across the room or setting things (and people) aflame--how is that not fun?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The gameplay is visceral, fast, and fun, the graphics and sound are incredible, and the story is so well conceived and written that it'll keep you coming back for more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There is an absolute ton of stuff to be found in the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion including the Aht Urghan themselves. New character classes, new and frightening looking monsters and more importantly new experiences in a world that needed a shot in the arm.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1943 is a blast to play, and does a fine job of taking the basic mechanics of the Battlefield franchise and capitalizing on them. Sadly, the game is awfully low on content, with only one online mode, 3 maps, and 3 classes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A wonderful romp.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Not only is Sega Sports Tennis a realistically true tennis simulation but it’s also extremely challenging and fun as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Marvel Pinball is simply a must-buy. Though the ball physics can be a little speedy at times and some of the bonus rounds are mildly frustrating, it's a great collection of pinball games that you shouldn't miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Zero's sound effects are mighty impressive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The flawless controls (really and truly – if we rated controls separately this game would receive something rarely seen on GameZone: a perfect 10) are one integral piece to the giant puzzle the developers created. No aspect was too small, no feature was overlooked.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most enthralling games released this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the most addictive and realistic hockey game this year. Sorry EA, but this one is clearly the winner this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So simple and challenging at the same time that it just keeps players coming back for more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quite simply the best handheld baseball game you’ll own on the PSP. Think of this more as a tighter, extended version of last year’s game with shaper visuals, better sound and a Career Mode anyone who calls themselves a baseball fan will simply go bonkers over.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's nothing quite like training your crosshairs on a friend's head, squeezing the trigger, and watching all sorts of brain matter becoming wall decorations, and the multiplayer mode quenches this thirst like ice cold lemonade on a sticky summer afternoon.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Xbox is all about high resolution graphics. The PC version outdoes the original with better graphics with hardly any loading time. The models are fairly good but the enormous amount of activity that occurs on-screen makes the graphics that much better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The newly enhanced IsoMotion works just a tad better than last year but it still has a way to go, fortunately the rest of the game plays like a dream and the 24/7 Mode is even more awesome than before.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even though the game has some technical issues, Point Lookout still provides some great new environments to explore. You will want to be pretty experienced before taking the plunge, however, as this journey isn’t for newcomers.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s too bad the open-world element wasn’t fleshed out more, because this game could have been spectacular. NMH is the Wii’s first third-party classic and anyone with a Wii should seek it out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This is a good fighter but it could have been much better. Still, the game is entertaining, challenging and looks good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Shadows of Luclin expansion has enhanced an already rich game experience immensely.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Everything that made the first one memorable is expanded upon ten fold! It has an engrossing storyline, breath taking graphics, and a wonderful music score. This game is not to be missed!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are a serious strategy nut, then try and beat this AI. It seems that they spent most of their energies on that, and it paid off.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Finally, an expansion that is a must have for every fan of the game. Quite simply, if you don't pick this up, you are definitely missing out!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title is well done, and though it could have been better with a few tweaks here and there, for those who want a strategic game that is mostly non-linear in terms of accomplishing goals and requires you to think through movement phases, then Silent Storm may be what you are looking for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The color usage is really stunning, with all of the neon lighting and exotic environments.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Still controls like a dream, I credit the franchise for bringing decent controls for a FPS to the consoles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a perfect storm of clever puzzles, suspenseful storytelling, and spectacular visuals that hasn't been witnessed since the heyday of LucasArts adventures. The linear plot makes this a one-time experience, but one that is so enthralling and witty that you'll be thankful for the opportunity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Pure fun, Pure entertainment, Pure eye candy – that’s what you get with this title. The game does have some small failings, but nothing totally worth mentioning. What is compelling about this title are the tracks, the air and the way the terrain will affect your ATV. This is great fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple, easy to use and entirely effective. The frantic pace of the game and all-out blitz to get as many gold coins as possible makes for an exciting game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outrageous, stellar, “sick as hell,” “balls to the walls”.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a dazzling-looking game with plenty of challenges and a lot to love despite a few weak spots here and there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The camera can be a little obstinate at times, but the game is very easy to pick up and learn to play. The developers made certain that the joy of this title is in playing the game, not mired in trying to learn how to play it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Innovative role-playing on the XBox that continues forth on PC. The control system is a little difficult to handle, however, and doesn’t quiet fit the gameplay mechanics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The fact that Resident Evil 5 was worth playing through twice in one weekend shows how compelling the gameplay is, and how it's able to rise above a number of disappointing flaws.