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
    • 33 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It is just too boring, too simple, and too easy for even the young target audience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Plagued by a series of problems that go way beyond the awful controls, the action just isn’t fun or rewarding enough to keep gamers wanting to see this through to the end.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    One look at the game in motion and it's painfully obvious that Front Mission Evolved couldn't be more outdated if it tried. The textures are atrocious and loading screens will test the patience of the most stalwart gamers.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There is a hint of something good inside of Blood Drive, but a lengthy checklist of balance issues and aggravating events keep it from being remotely enjoyable. If Blood Drive accomplishes one thing, it's proving that zombies don't make everything better.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There could have been a lot of innovative aspects, but in the end, it’s too repetitive. With not challenging the gamers, Jumper’s only redeeming factor is the easy-to-earn achievement points.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    To call Battles of Ardania an expansion is a large overstatement. From map layouts, units and even music, everything seems to be recycled from the original game and Kingmaker.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Watch the World Cup on television and bypass this effort.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Ys I & II deserve their honored place in history, but from now on, they should probably stay there.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The coup de grace was slowdown that plagued the game from beginning to end, even when running through the many vacant hallways.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Sid Meier's Pirates! is another perfect example of a great game gone bad when it's poorly ported to consoles. Skip Sid Meier's Pirates; unless you are a glutton for punishment.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Kick-Ass has adequate character models and the prerequisite references to the source material, but bears none of the enthusiasm of its namesake. Just when you think that movie-based games are finally making some headway, a game like Kick-Ass comes along to obliterate that notion and to show you how low some people will sink to make a buck.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Might be suitable for gamers craving a very low-end, low-cost, Web game-quality experience. But it isn't for anyone who spent $250 on a Wii to get a Wii-caliber experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    This game stalls when it should cruise, and sputters when it should roar. There's no horsepower to it at all.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Dead Space Ignition offers far more frustration and tedium than enjoyment, and fails to expand upon the universe in any meaningful way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Our House Party is yet another Wii title comprised of mini-games that just doesn't stack up to the other quality titles the platform has to offer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A boring party game that lacks the pace and originality of its genre counterparts, Tamagotchi: Party On should be avoided at all costs.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    The developers clearly are just trying to make a buck by putting out this version and I'm fairly certain some of them are embarrassed by the end product.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    Leave this one alone … you’ll thank me. Even if you like the show, it’s annoying and the aggravating execution along with the boring story and level design won’t provide much more than MAYBE a couple of minutes of fun.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    Stay away from this one at all costs.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    The Nintendo DS is certainly more than capable of bringing flight combat fans a game worthy of the genre but F24 Stealth Fighter is a shining example of how bad implementation could turn a great idea into a badly designed game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    It really is a shameless excuse to try and cash in on a license. Fans of the series will be disappointed in this brain numbing exercise.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Above the annoyances and lack of originality is the absence of something every game needs to survive: fun gameplay.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    There’s very little to like about the Nintendo Wii version of Legend of the Dragon and the fact that very little effort was placed in making the Wii technology fit the game is reason enough to skip this one.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    The game is a repetitive button masher that requires a shade more intelligence than a potted fern to operate, and players can expect to just keep going through the same thing over and over again screen after screen, level after level, with a few new weapon upgrades that really won’t add any excitement. The collision detection is horrible, and the game loses any fun value after about the first 15 minutes.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Utterly horrendous in every conceivable aspect.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Boring in all fronts: graphics, gameplay, audio, etc. There’s not many redeeming values packed into Double D Dodgeball so the best advice is to play the demo and call it good.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Easily one of the worst FPS I have ever played, and the fact that the game is so short is a second slap in the face. The first is making you feel like you were getting a game that would put hair on your chest.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    There is nothing in this game that represents fun. I hate to say that, but when all the members of the house give it a try and no one could say anything good about it, well, that just seals the deal.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Really, do yourself a favor and forget this game exists. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon on the Wii fails to justify anything for the long-running military series with its bad gameplay and bland presentation. It's safe to say this is a ghost of its former self. Wait for Future Soldier.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    After having hernia surgery, a friend (seeing how much pain I was in) turned to me and said, “It could always be worse.” Remember that while playing Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash. It could always be worse.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What's Cooking? could have been the next Cooking Mama. But instead of going for video-game supremacy, it took a different route and became an interactive cookbook. If that's what people want from this game, it might just work.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When not crashing, stuttering, or burdening you with menus, Elemental threatens to be interesting.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As a Virtual Console release or a tech demo for a bigger project, Chicken Shoot might’ve been iffy – possibly Ok, if it were a buck or two. But as a full title on a Wii disc, it can barely compete with games released 10 years ago, let alone what we have today.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A badly conceived game that offers no enjoyment.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I felt bad cause I beat the game up so badly, but then I played it again, and now I don't feel so bad.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Power Gig had the potential to rise up above its competition, but badly designed hardware, a poorly imitated interface, a less than stellar set list, non-engaging gameplay that nowhere near mimics real guitar playing, and, most of all, empty promises of playing real guitar, have left it to be appropriately nicknamed as "Rock Revolution 2: Road to Nowhere."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Tournament of Legends is a mess of glitches, incompetent gameplay, and unfulfilled ideas. It is an insult to fighting fans and an embarrassment to the icons of classic mythology, although I suppose it deserves credit as the first fighting game that can be won in the middle of a full-on seizure.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s simple, really. King of Clubs just isn’t any fun to play, and in an industry obsessed with making money at the consumers’ expense and developing safe-bet hit software, developers would do well to take note: video games should be fun.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's not shocking that a movie game is terrible, but it is somewhat surprising since Harry Potter's last two games have been fairly good. The uninspired levels, horrendous shooting mechanics, lackluster controls, and a tacked-on Kinect mode make this one Harry Potter piece of merchandise fans should stay far, far away from.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Look, I haven't played a game like this in a long, long time. I am literally sad because it seemed like it could have at least been a solid shooter. But it fails on almost every level.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Five mini-games aside, there’s no real gameplay value here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The sound makes me want to kill.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sadly, The Shield: The Game plays like a bad episode of the show and there is hardly anything here that will entertain fans of the show or gamers who are looking for a gritty action game.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If this were a $5 download via the PlayStation Store, Pocket Pool might not be the worst way to get your kicks while taking a trip. It’d still be a torture of a game though. At any higher dollar amount, it isn’t worth approaching.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it's waned away in the final release due to lackluster controls and dull visuals that fail to appeal.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dream Pinball 3D is closer to a nightmare than a dream.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game has no variety and is just boring to play.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for "Tony Hawk Pro Skater" for a much younger crowd or really love the show, Simpsons Skateboarding will surely disappoint.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    From start to finish the gameplay is a balanced mixture of simplicity and unimpressive-ness.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Star Wolves 3: Ashes of Victory should have included a lot of improvements and fixes over the original, but instead remains very much the same. This is one open space that is better left unexplored, and a Civil War that is best to stay out of.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I’ve played better Flash games. I’ve played better racers on the Game Boy Advance. Those are both very sad statements that I hope I never have to make again.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The title screen, which warns against seizures, should have included a warning against extreme frustration.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you or someone you know enjoys the very low-tech content of very low-end Web games that were designed to play on any PC made in the last 15 years, this might be just the racing game you’ve been craving. If, however, you purchase DS games expecting a DS experience, keep driving – this is not a stop you’ll want to make.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Nostalgia-seeking gamers may be tempted by Soldiers of Misfortune, if only to relive the good-old days of Army Men gaming. But those days can only be relived by playing the original Army Men; this newfangled (and disappointingly mangled) sequel does not deliver.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's totally weird, but I had to factor in that my boys actually play this game. That gives the overall score a little boost.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    The game is 800 Microsoft points, and it is really something that they should just give away. Bad graphics, controls, sound and multiplayer means a bad game and it should not have been.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    Not worth the time of you or your child.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    I can only beat a game up so much, after reviewing it, I gave it to my niece and she looked at me like I had just ran over her dog.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    A very short, mindless fighter with boring multiplayer and not even a minute of replay value.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    Released 20 years too late, Harlem Globetrotters is a bore and a technological mess.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    An unimaginative racing game with no real worthwhile moments, Dragon Booster is just one of those titles that are hardly worth a glance for any Nintendo DS owner.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The best aspect of Fighters Uncaged is that it can now be used as a blueprint for a book on "How Not to Create a Kinect Game". Avoid Fighter's Uncaged; it'll only aggravate and show you the downsides of motion-controlled video games.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Beyblade: Metal Fusion on the Nintendo DS is far less absurd and just a bit more tolerable than its Wii counterpart. Regardless of that, this is still a bad game.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    While the game has “style,” it is pretty much broken.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Not even nostalgia could have saved it from being a major letdown as almost every area that doesn't include witty dialogue from our cigar smoking protagonist is atrocious.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The gameplay amounts to ferociously throwing your arms through the air as the unreliable motion controls keep you from ever pulling off specific punches. Playing it once will leave you with no urge to come back for more.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    There’s very little here to challenge a first grader and the memory games are just way too insulting. Brain Age still the intelligent choice so avoid this one at all costs.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This would have been a shoddy effort as an Xbox Live Arcade title, but seeing it on a store shelf is less of a salute to the military's naval forces, and more of a slap in their faces.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The voice acting and sound effects are over the top to the point of aggravation.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A weak and lazy attempt on the part of Hudson. Similar to the first two games, this title is marred by boring gameplay, annoying waggle controls, and a total lack of charm.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 21 Critic Score
    Your kids may love M&M's, but there is no chance they will derive anything from this game but the urge to quit and play something else.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    You can’t play a racing game when there are walls – literally walls – that prevent you from driving more than two miles an hour.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Beyblade Metal Fusion isn't a bad game; it's an outright horrible game. It's playable, but because the whole thing is a repetitious mess, there's no way anyone would want to play more than a single battle.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Hit this one with a steel chair before throwing it out of the ring.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If at all possible, you should consider purchasing a different game. One that will justify paying what you expect to spend. A game that is worthy of being called a game.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    1 vs. 100 could have been a successful merging of TV game show and video game interactivity. But the end result is 1/100 what it should have been.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Cap'n deserved a better game, and for that matter, so do we.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A very disappointing game from start to finish, Rogue Warrior is a game that brings nothing new to the genre nor does it make for a fun first-person shooter worth the money. Simply put, this isn’t just an awful shooter but it’s also a terrible game.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    One of the worst games I have ever played. The gameplay is a total nightmare, there’s no music, and the objectives are redundant.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 19 Critic Score
    Women's Volleyball Championship gets a 1.9 for (1) not crashing, (2) loading properly, and (3) having a frame rate that was, while far from praiseworthy, tolerable. Sort of.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 19 Critic Score
    If you play games at all, you'll instantly see this game for the unbalanced, unfair and unattractive mess that it is. [May 2007, p.77]
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    • 20 Metascore
    • 18 Critic Score
    This is officially the lowest scored game in my entire career of reviewing games; the good news is that no matter what I review next, it can't be any worse.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 18 Critic Score
    Not worth the time of any M&M's lover, and should be vehemently avoided by fans of the action/adventure genre. Do yourself a favor and buy a few bags of M&M's instead – they're much cheaper, several times more enjoyable, and won't leave you with a horrible aftertaste.