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 Toy Story Racer
Lowest review score: 18 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
6576 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Die-hard Sims 2 fans might do well to avoid this, while those looking to enjoy the challenge of surviving on a deserted island – and who do not mind a bit of redundant tasks – should find this a decent escape.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those science-fiction fans that like to create their own mods should find this to be a rewarding title. The fact that the multiplayer capability issues have yet to be resolved leaves me wondering just how long this title will be enjoyed before ending up on a shelf.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chronicles of Mystery The Scorpio Ritual is a good game for a few hours of adventure game fun. Players in-between games at the moment may want to pick this one up and play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dedicated Bleach fans will find a lot to love about The 3rd Phantom but, as far as true RPG and strategy fans are concerned, its few flaws are just too noticeable to ignore. That said, however, the game manages to squeeze in plenty of Bleach lore and the battles can be loads of fun thanks to the great number of characters available so you may want to check this one out either way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I struggled harder then I should have had to, but found that sometimes it was worth it. Not always, but sometimes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Touch Detective 2 1/2 is essentially the same as the original title, albeit with some brand new cases and puzzles. If you were a huge fan of the first game, then Touch Detective 2 1/2 is right up your alley.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this might not be the absolute best version of the Ghostbusters video game, it’s still a heck of a lot of fun. PS2 owners with a taste for wrangling spooks, specters, and ghosts shouldn’t hesitate to pick this one up.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the series still provides solid NASCAR racing, its first PS3 offering is not primed for next-gen excellence.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fun and addictive.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Adventure isn't the beaming example of Dreamcast development excellence, with its annoying camera issues, unnecessary side character missions and on-and-off gameplay enhancements.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some extremely difficult missions to complete, but the reward and satisfaction is made even more sweet when accomplished. I loved the feeling of being in a Viper, but some of the views were less than clear.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is nothing new to add to the genre and nothing in particular stands out as being outstanding. Still Atlantis Evolution is a solid adventure game that is reminiscent of "Myst."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are looking for something you can immediately just throw in the drive and start playing this is it. If you are looking for re-playability, you may want to pass on this one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Joint Assault isn't the worst Ace Combat game we've seen, but the ambition has waned a little bit.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Good expansion, just not good enough to buy both the original and expansion to play it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More development time ultimately might have done wonderful things for this game, but Singularity is nonetheless fascinating if you actually take advantage of your full arsenal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I like all three games in this collection. They are easy to pick up and play, and fun enough to warrant repeat play. That's the definition of good gaming. I don't think this translates as much fun for more than solo playing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A small step in the right direction. With a short campaign mode and a number of features cut from the gameplay, this does feel like a stripped down version of the amazing console version.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Planet Puzzle League set the bar extremely high for puzzle games, especially with the use of Wi-Fi; and while NEVES doesn’t come close to the slick presentation of PPL, it has a very solid gameplay mechanic that will be attractive to fans of the game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great title for anyone that’s a fan of El Tigre. Unlike most repetitive action games, you won’t want to leave this adventure behind (permanently) when it gets boring. Its boredom subsides quickly, and after that you’ll have the urge to return.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Line-quoting Ghostbusters aficionados should have no trouble overlooking the game’s occasional gameplay flaws to revel in the fun concepts and remarkable fan service Ghostbusters: The Video Game provides on the DS. Even when a tad flawed, bustin’ feels good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This may not capture the fancy of hard-core gamers who like to battle mobs in real time, but relaxing into the pacing of the game provides a lightly entertaining experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The puzzles and tasks get a little repetivite in this sequel, and the overall gameplay isn't quite as fun as before. The camera control is definitely worse, and can get quite irritating at times.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-done game, rife with action on landscapes you’ve probably seldom seen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In many ways, Cities XL 2011 is similar to Civilization V. Although not nearly as grand in scope, there's a sense of pride after taking a squalid ghetto and nurturing it into a pristine metropolis.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though you see the initial action (as in the pitcher delivering the ball and the batter swinging) in real time, the replays don’t show the ball actually hitting the bat, nor the outfielder, or infielder, actually gloving the ball. It all just disappears as it gets close to the contact point.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not a horrible game by any means; Wanted: Weapons of Fate has its share of fun action-packed moments that runs out of steam way too quickly. With linear levels and poor enemy AI, it’s hard to enjoy the game’s awesome gunplay. This one is worth the look if you liked the movie and the graphic novel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's like the meals that you buy in order to get the game - not 5-star, but it will fill you up long enough to get you by until the next big thing comes along.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing storyline helps carry Blood Omen 2 past the fangs of graphical flaws.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With interesting levels that throw many bonuses into the mix and an assortment of fun 007 gadgets to play with, the game is certainly true to the console game it was ported from.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much like its 80s predecessor, this compilation feels like it does not capture what made the 90s so dynamic a time in music.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It lacks in originality, and the play is a little slow. But while this is not the kind of game that will take your breath away, it is the kind of game that – because of its simplistic nature – will draw you back to play it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice and polished remake of a beloved classic, Final Fantasy I is a good game for an RPG fan with only a PSP who hasn’t played any previous remakes of the title. However, if you already have, chances are you’ll want to skip this one, since it doesn’t bring anything new to the table.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining adventure game with just enough variety and inventive puzzles to please fans of the movie or books. There are certainly a few rough spots here and there and the visuals are not as eye-catching as they should be but the game has a number of fun moments that should not be missed by fans of the series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The repetitive, been there, done that track design bring this racer to a screeching halt. Fun? Yes. Long-lasting entertainment? No.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good strategy game doesn't depend on graphics like some games, but instead needs depth of play that engrosses players for hours without micromanaging them to death.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most of the things that I like about it are overshadowed by the things that frustrate me.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only the hardcore WWII naval buffs will get really get a charge out of this one.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the easiness of the mini-games and the theme may be more geared towards younger gamers, Build-A-Bear is a surprisingly fun virtual pet game that will appeal to the six and under demographic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland is a light, colorful adventure that's easy enough to jump into but with combat, alchemy, and 14 different endings to unlock, is also layered enough to satisfy many standard JRPG subscribers looking for something a little different.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Underworld shows Tomb Raider still has something relevant and fun to offer gamers, but a lack of polish has diminished its enjoyability.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sound track leaves something to be desired. The music is good, and the effects are typical or what one would expect, but the vocal characterizations are not that good, and the game is laced with strong language (profanity).
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of an uninstall feature is a major detriment to this program.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game does not use the Xbox anywhere near its potential.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A repetitive beat-'em-up and on-foot racing game rolled into one. The Incredibles game isn't as incredible as the film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm hard pressed to find another fitness title that looks like Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, but then again, the title does a poor job at implementing stretches and warm-ups into the exercise routines.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Really a surprising little title that will more then fill the need to play for your little girl (or boy if he likes fashion) should they like this sort of thing. I was surprised at how well it all came together.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This latest Harry Potter game is fun enough, but isn't that wonderful a gaming experience. It is pretty easy, and is probably best enjoyed by people who just want to relish the world of Hogworts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is not the prestigious resuscitation of the series I had hoped for. There are valiant moments of glory that shine through the debris, although they are always burdened by mechanical gameplay and shallow characters that expect you to care without reason.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a Spider-man fan, you will enjoy this program. If you aren’t, you will probably enjoy the camp elements of the program, the tongue-in-cheek dialogue and the superhero animation and graphics.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Warriors Orochi 2 faithfully captures the feel of the console version, the new additions make this a far more refreshing version fit for the PSP.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Adults may find it a little yawn-inducing after awhile, but younger players who are animal lovers will have a great time with it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is not the prestigious resuscitation of the series I had hoped for. There are valiant moments of glory that shine through the debris, although they are always burdened by mechanical gameplay and shallow characters that expect you to care without reason.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For Disgaea fans who want to see the lovable prinny losers get punished over and over again due to the demanding difficulty level, I could see it being a smart purchase. Otherwise, try before buy is the best advice I can give.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Web of Shadows isn't as immersive as some of the 3D Spider-Man titles, and its repetitive combat and level structure could turn off some players in the long-term. But it's a solid rental, no question, and should definitely be played by fans of the GBA version of Spider-Man 3.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are only four games, and the overall design of each is pretty similar across the board. There are lots of tracks to unlock, but they don't differ much from each other substantially.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat gaming experience for young kids, who will enjoy the feeling of success, instead of the all-too-often sense of frustration as they attempt to play games that are too difficult.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Players will feel a real sense of accomplishment upon completing each one. However, there isn’t anything else to do in this game, and once the puzzles are solved, there is no going back and replaying.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A light action shooter that offers good, solid gameplay without any surprises. It’s entertaining and not too difficult, but the drawback is the shortness of play and the lack of replay value.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the little features here and there, along with the above average graphics for this genre, I'd easily recommend it to anyone that likes a theme-sim game. Also, a great way to spend time with family (especially youngsters!!) and learn more about animals.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it does have some solid elements borrowed from the series as a whole, this seems like a rushed title that really does more of a disservice than it does to advances the series.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mastering some of the techniques will present a real challenge and the story line and characters are cute and appealing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dewey is a little over the top for older gamers, but a little too complicated for really young gamers. Either way it provides a decent amount of fun and a very unique take on your average water droplet.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Little League World Series Baseball has its moments of greatness, but it is often plagued by gameplay issues that obscure its full potential.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gravity is a puzzle game for a very specific type of gamer, primarily one that is tolerant of frustration and repetition.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lacks originality but does manage to entertain.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s short, not overly challenging, and is a little repetitive. But you won’t find a better twenty-dollar racer for PSP.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider: Legend for the PSP is riddled with technical problems but it still managed to cram in all the great things we loved about the console version.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the better kid-specific action titles. But like so many movie-based games, G-Force is very repetitive.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Certain aspects such as the graphics and the virtual simulated store have merit, but the gameplay itself doesn't push this game ahead of the pack.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre (who will definitely buy a gun) should get a couple hours of enjoyment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game has some problems but is somewhat soothing. An accessible interface, the challenge of grabbing wind with the right sails, and dazzling sea effects make for a solid experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a fun game, and will provide enough challenge for your child - without distracting them too much from the purpose of the game. The child will learn, and have fun doing it. 'Nuff said!
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cradle of Rome is surprisingly addictive, easy to play, and challenging from a number of different angles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After about the sixth level of shooting anything that moves, players may get bored, unless they really like shooters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not the prettiest, nor the best sounding game around, far from it, but the gameplay gives it a heart and soul a lot of technically superior games can only dream of, making Excitebike relevant all these years after its original release.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MLB 09 doesn’t set new grounds, but it does a serviceable job not screwing everything up. Last year’s version was somewhat better, so it’s unfortunate that this year’s iteration took a step back.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If all you are looking for is a good-looking program and a reason to shoot just about everything that moves, this could be the program you are looking for.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FATE is a wonderful example of game mechanics, visuals, and level design orchestrated into a cohesive experience. Regrettably, that experience is also very short and anticlimactic. BIT.TRIP FATE isn't my favorite entry in the series, but it is an incredibly unique shooter that is enjoyable while it lasts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The brighter colors means that, even if you weren't lucky or financially stable enough to pick up a GBA SP, you'll still be able to see the game pretty clearly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The physics need major work, the AI seems a little funny, the sound is terrible, and frankly, the racing just isn't that exciting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars III should easily be the best the series has to offer. With superior graphics and a decent variety of game styles, it easily overcomes any shortcomings in narrative. Unfortunately, the same problems that have plagued previous Lego games are still on display: difficult to control vehicles, overly simplified combat, unresponsive controls, glitches, drawn out levels, and poor guidance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good collection of once-great hits – some that have stood the test of time, and some that have not.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything or Nothing may not be Bond’s most shining moment as far as GBA games go, but there is still some fun to be had in this third-person action game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new content does its job of keeping the appeal factor high, but the bugs, lack of story depth and uninteresting characters don’t exactly invite in newcomers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What boosts it from the average title is the combination of excellent graphics and solid game play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a good time for a good price.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the early Spider-Man games will certainly get a kick out of Web of Shadows and, thanks to a number of interesting features; it’s one of the better PSP games featuring the Web-slinger. Still, there are some issues that do hold this game back from being a truly amazing superhero game but what is here is still fun if you’re looking for solid portable Spider-Man game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controls are rather stiff and PC-like, giving you less maneuverability than desired.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Very entertaining.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the graphics firmly in place, and the gameplay simplified, this is a game that really should build the foundation for a major step into the limelight. FIFA Street 3 is fine, but lacks a robust variety of game modes, and thus suffers for it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers a decent amount of fun building and designing exhibits, but with no ability to build from "scratch" and a small variety of animals, the enjoyment level may soon falter... The ability to choreograph the animal shows is the best feature.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game would have benefited from a release date of last summer. It is a decent enough game, but just does not hold a candle to the other group of truly next-gen FPS on the 360.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If party games are your thing and you love the One Piece series, Pirates' Carnival will satisfy your craving for a multiplayer board game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although this game may be somewhat too challenging it is fun and would make a good addition to your army game collection.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Undercover makes a good attempt to recapture the visceral sense of racing that the series made its name on, but doesn’t bring much new to the table.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, SWAT: Global Strike Team doesn’t quite capture the true essence of the tactical squad-based action genre in ways other games before it does.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Safari Rescue is too simplistic to be for everyone, but the younger set to which the game is geared should enjoy the varied gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice attempt to reboot the franchise, NCAA Basketball 09 adds some new features and revamps the on-court play, but ultimately feels like a flawed and barebones college basketball experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Victoria newbies will definitely look upon the game with confused glares at first, and even after going through the extensive tutorial, might find themselves scratching their heads with confusion more often than not.