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 0.7 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 M&M's Adventure
Score distribution:
6576 game reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    There’s a game somewhere among the bugs and glitches that make up Hour of Victory for the Xbox 360 but you’ll never find it seeing as the entire experience feels broken and rushed.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The sluggish controls and slow-as-molasses gameplay act as a virus that kills off any excitement this game could have had. Missions are boring and extremely repetitive.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Cars Mater-National plays like one of those “me-too!” games that follow the release of huge hits. Me-too games don’t usually come in the same series; I would have expected to see this happen with a knock-off game called Trucks, SUVs, or Crossover. But not the sequel to Cars.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Even kids who love things Power Ranger will bore quickly. I can honestly say that this is one of the worst games I have ever played, and I have played some stinkers.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Fans might be able to eke some pleasure from this game despite the overwhelming flaws. Anyone else likely won’t be able to see past the repetitive, irritating gameplay, frustrating camera, and broken controls.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Extremely awful controls.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It’s not going to be an award winner, and it might not stay in your heart or mind for too long, but it is a fresh new game for the DS.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Drive, crash, mini-game, repeat. Pimp My Ride is a licensed game for die-hard fans.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Cars is an incredibly boring, sometimes frustrating, waste of a good DS cartridge. Do your kid a favor and buy them Mario Kart DS instead. They may scream and holler a bit, but after they compare it to their friend’s copy of Cars they will thank you.
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    • 49 Critic Score
    "Sigh" The game missed so many opportunities, I think the Wii version is the way to go, but only if you are a die-hard fan.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Underground Pool could have been a fun portable billiards experience for your Nintendo DS but limited touch screen action, unintelligent opponent AI and poor controls make this one a game you should skip.
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    • 48 Critic Score
    I wanted to like this game, but it just wouldn't let me. First it was not diverse enough. Then it started repeating questions prematurely. Then it crashed and displayed a C++ error. Ouch. Good for a few laughs if your friends are as fun as mine, but that's about it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The stylus controls are the only redeeming quality.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    No tutorial, no use of the sixaxis, wingmen that would just as soon walk into a wall as fight, things are looking pretty bleak. Melee combat with weapons is impossible to work.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Really disappointing [gameplay], poor controls, poorly designed missions, poor execution.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The controls are so weak that I am having a tough time deciding which is more aggravating: controlling Bruce Lee, or non-stop clipping. Either way, you'll be disgruntled by this game's lack of an intuitive control system.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The controls really ruin the entire game because it makes it almost unplayable. If that wasn’t bad enough players have to keep up with passwords to continue their game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Sluggish, unresponsive, and slow. Luckily, all you got to do to win is constantly hammer on the “shoot” button.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The gameplay is boring, the puzzles are so-so, the story is non-existent and the humor is bad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The Sudoku portion was OK, but as I stated above, I'd much rather play the old-fashioned way - pen and paper. And my frustrating experience with Picture Logic was certainly not a plus.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Easily the worst game I have played all year.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    You would think that they could make a fun game out of a fun movie, but Blade II does not come close to touching the wild action and appealing story that made the film such a delight to watch.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    This was a game that I really expected more from, but in the end it was nothing more than a monster disappointment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Sadly, Monster Jam fails miserably in all aspects and does not provide an entertaining title worthy of those fans that enjoy a good vehicle smash-and-bash.
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    • 47 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, unless you have very young children that might enjoy the game’s simplistic gameplay and storyline, fans should best avoid this game and those interested in seeing more Scooby Doo should tune into Cartoon Network or visit the theatres instead.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    An unfinished game. If level designs were better, enemy AI was better, melee attacks actually did something, and a whole host of other things were worked out, the game wouldn't be so bad.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    I can only recommend 7 Wonders of the Ancient World for those hardcore and dedicate PSP puzzle gamers looking for something new. Even then you will probably be disappointed after a few minutes of playing the game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The game wants to be an all-out action extravaganza, when in reality the end product is full of technical issues and poor gameplay.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Even diehard Shinobi fans won’t derive a great deal of entertainment from this one. It hurts to say it, but Shinobi truly has fallen from grace.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    An abysmal experience.
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    • 46 Critic Score
    Unless you are a huge Yu Yu Hakusho fan, I would avoid this game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Lord of Arcana commits the cardinal sin of game design: Beyond being painfully lacking in variety or original ideas, it outright wastes your time, and then punishes you for your determination to not give up.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It’s great too see the movie’s characters like Mumble and Gloria but the Wii controls are used in a gimmicky way that adds very little substance to a game that could have been really fun.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If all you seek is the novelty factor and don't care about gameplay, My Horse and Me is a galloping time. Not a good or great time, but a time nonetheless. If any form of interactive entertainment is desired, you'll have to jump over many, many hurdles to find it.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I love the show as does the little Bearer, but the characters are just not enough to overcome the repetitive, flawed gameplay.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    AND 1 Streetball mixes in a lot of what's good about street basketball but in the end the overall execution is plagued by glitches and weak controls that makes this one a real playa hater.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I love the purity of simply shooting and dodging, and the excitement of beating a level and seeing what's next. The bad hit-mechanics and bland enemies ensure that you'll find neither of these elements at play in Razor 2: Hidden Skies.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even if you're a fan of snowboarding games, you'll struggle with almost everything that Adrenalin Misfits has to offer. Even the inclusion of a likable multiplayer mode can't keep this game from being a grind.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While the development team's intentions were good, the actual gameplay and presentation just don't do enough, outside of PlayStation Move support.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Remember that attractive, animated style that made Wallace and Gromit so easy on the eyes? Let's just say things haven't been quite so pretty for the CSI folks.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Button-mashing is strictly generic and offers nothing new for next-gen gamers. The attempts at quick-time events fall flat.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Iron Man should be the ultimate mech, the battle suit that tantalizes, and fires the imaginations of gamers. Iron Man 2, though, is more blech than mech, and it stumbles along delivering a gaming experience that is unrewarding.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest doesn't have any glaring issues that could be considered problematic. Rather, the breezy story, irrelevant quests, and carefree combat fail to inspire any sense of wonder or excitement. Surely, Tolkien deserves better.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I hear the theme from Gilligan’s Island. I don’t know where it’s coming from, but the words are distinct – “A three-hour tour. A three-hour tour.” Once those hours have passed, you’ll be glad you’re not trapped on an island with this game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sea Monsters will hold as much water as a glass in your kitchen when compared to the depth of any other DS game available today.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The setting for a really interesting adventure is present and the hero has a really nifty aquatic gift, but the end result is disastrous thanks to poor execution and a weak story with no real payoff.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just too boring to recommend to anyone looking for a good car-combat game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Though I could not find a stopwatch I would say that I spent around a quarter of my time in the confines of the load screen.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Sniper is a "meh" experience with a very limited appeal; gamers with extreme patience and a passion for sniper rifles might enjoy themselves.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While it does steal from some truly spectacular action games, somehow the action really doesn’t take off in this repetitive, bland action game. Even if you’re a fan of the comic, do yourself a favor and stay away from this one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Could’ve been an excellent game if the colors were brighter or if the GBA had a back light.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This game is not worth your money or even the time it takes to download it. Not having the ability to play against another human is a huge strike to this game. Bottom line is to avoid this game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even after you've succeeded in mastering the ridiculous controls, the game never really feels like a racing game should.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With a weak story, awkward puzzles and a cliché environment, Alida makes for one weak adventure game experience. Not only that, but everything here has been done (and much better) a decade ago.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Apparently, fun has the same agent as Rachel Weisz; it’s not in this game, either.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will no doubt be disappointed with the lousy gameplay and short and shallow presentation.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I struggled with the controls, the camera and every other part of this poorly constructed game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    JAWS Unleashed could’ve been a great game, given it’s unique premise and experienced developer. Unfortunately, the game is too buggy and has too many issues to make it one to recommend.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The faces of the characters, including your lead, Jarik, seem disfigured and unattractive - definitely not even close to seeming geared towards a PS2 system.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A major disappointment and a badly designed collection of mini-games that feel too rushed to be much fun on the Nintendo Wii.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A considerably flawed game from start to finish, the PSP version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen just disappoints in every possible way.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You do get a good feel for speed but without any consequence, you can slam a wall at well over 100mph and drive away as if the car was new, no damage at all. That doesn't give you much incentive to learn to do anything but slam the accelerator to the floor.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Cross Edge not only fails to be a compelling Japanese RPG but it makes for one seriously awkward and uninspiring game. Skipping this game isn’t a bad idea unless you can look past the many things wrong with this game.
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    • 45 Critic Score
    Coraline follows the movie in terms of the plot but what we have here is a rather dull, lifeless and by-the-numbers DS game that’s actually quite disappointing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It is so reprehensibly constructed and targeted directly at the lowest common denominator that fans and gamers alike should be insulted, as I was. The Universe, online, and creation features are compelling, but the foundation upon which they are built is so decrepit that it completely invalidates the meager value this game has to offer.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even on the Nintendo Wii the game just doesn’t possess the true essence of what makes a good boxing game work on the Wii. Do yourself a favor, boxing fans, and stay away from this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Here we have more tech than anything in the old arcade cabinet games, and most first- & second-gen platforms - yet it plays like it's old and dusty, not a classic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Winter Voices is sadly too slow and the buildup doesn't pay off in the end.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    After hours upon hours of competitive gameplay, Samurai Shodown: Sen didn’t serve enough entertainment value to satisfy my tastes. It’s a shame since the series has long been one of the more popular franchises among hardcore fighting fans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Because Dracula Resurrection is too short, with little interaction, few options, no Count Dracula worth mentioning, and because the challenges aren't engaging, requiring that players be little more than undead (or brain dead) themselves, I suggest that only die-hard fans of computer artwork/animation bother with it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Our emergency and rescue heroes deserve better than this.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Hardly worth a second glance, Ghost Recon 2 for the GameCube is just not a worthwhile game. Go for the Xbox version, and don't look back.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sadly, this is a game that certainly does have the potential of being a worthwhile paintball title but falls short in so many ways that even shooter fans will be greatly disappointed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It is so reprehensibly constructed and targeted directly at the lowest common denominator that fans and gamers alike should be insulted, as I was. The Universe, online, and creation features are compelling, but the foundation upon which they are built is so decrepit that it completely invalidates the meager value this game has to offer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Completely flawed in almost every aspect.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game may have been better suited for PlayStation 3.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The shooting reticule isn’t responsive enough for quick-draw events and oftentimes the video clips jump enough that you’ll miss your shot. On the plus side, the undertakers in this game are a hoot.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even dedicated fans of the blue hedgehog will long for the classic controls that made this platform game such a joy to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I not only disliked this game, but found it very difficult to play. Not because it was hard to figure out the puzzles or move around, but because it had no fun to it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Globs of Doom could have been that extraordinary kid’s title and SpongeBob SquarePants game but it just falls short in almost every way. It’s also not a very fun game despite the variety of characters and co-op gameplay. If your young gamer loves all of these characters I highly recommend a rental instead.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If fans would like to hear a mockery of Sonic name, then Sonic the Hedgehog 4 should be at the top of their list for soundtracks to listen to.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If fans would like to hear a mockery of Sonic name, then Sonic the Hedgehog 4 should be at the top of their list for soundtracks to listen to.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The fantastical wonder that is the factory just doesn't feel as interesting or as fun as the movie and much of the situations begin to feel more like work. I highly suggest you skip this one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gameplay quickly becomes an exercise in futility and patience. The control of the game is very slow and unresponsive, further hurt from the inability to discern most wrestlers from the next.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If this series were to receive a significant upgrade – perhaps via the DW: Gundam sequel – it could finally move beyond its troubled past. For now, unfortunately, it is stuck in a dated, mechanically-challenged form that is all but impossible to enjoy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The 15 mini-games that support the entire game are good the first time you play them, but will get more taxing as you continue to play them over and over.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Swashbucklers is a derivative game that borrows heavily from other pirate-based games, but fails to capture their sense of fun and exploration.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A shoddy game that could have been something. This game has a very rushed feeling to it. The controls are not perfected, the aiming is way off, the AI is a push over, and the mission structure is laughable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Fairytale Fights could have been the next Castle Crashers, but its lack of depth and overabundance of repetition shows that some tales are better left untold.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Good idea, terrible execution. Pervasive flaws, frequent glitches, and frustrating design choices ruin what could have been a simple fun shooter.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Brain Boost feels very thrown together in general. Every aspect of the title, from the graphics to the sound to the storyline, seems poorly done. If you see Brain Boost: Beta Wave on the store shelf, pass it on by - your brain will thank you.
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    • 44 Critic Score
    My six-year old was real excited about the game when I first got it, but that excitement has disappeared and he has moved on to another better title. My wife has tried to stick with it as well, and she too has become tired of the lacking challenges.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The positive aspects of this game are the decent graphics. However the negative aspects, from the terrible controls to the gameplay itself, unfortunately out-weigh the positives.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    I'm sorry, this game just really disappoints.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    While it’s not the worst Superman game ever made, it’s still not anything any sane person would want to play. If you need a Superman fix, go rent the DVD instead.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Homework on your DS.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Data Squad has too much text for a five-year-old to enjoy it, too many annoyances for a 10-year-old to be amused. And the storyline is lacking.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Eragon is a big fat dud, plain and simple. The combat is incredibly boring and generic that the game becomes a chore to play almost right off the bat.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Zatch Bell! ends up being a mish mash of unrealized ideas and poor gameplay.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Xiaolin Showdown relies on its multiplayer to facilitate replay value. Unfortunately, this game doesn't have any. The monotonous and all-too-easy button-mashing combat is so been there, done that it's not even remotely interesting.