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
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a mostly entertaining platform game that combines a mix of simple platforming with a few mini-games, collecting and in-game challenges. The result is somewhat enjoyable, but parts of the game can be annoying.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like just calling plays and watching the action play out on the screen, you may enjoy this game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The beat-'em-genre is great when done correctly. I wish it would get more exposure because it has been years since I've played a game of this kind.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The levels have been designed fairly well for the most part, but sometimes it gets a little frustrating having to begin again and again on a few levels, because of inefficient camera controls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By turns engrossing and frustrating, the game will appeal much more to those willing to look beyond the obvious flaws and those who enjoy B-movies because of their charm.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worth playing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the best of its kind, but understand that the game uses a very repetitive formula. There was no way around that, not with a paddle, balls, and multi-colored blocks being your only gameplay pieces.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game will certainly have some charm for younger players, but there are a few challenges to overcome while playing it. Even a 13-year old was surprised and confused when the game changed control options, moving from WASD and arrow keys to numbers, during one section.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is very basic – anyone who wants to learn how to play it will learn how to play it whether they've played a lot of games before or not. Expect the average non-gamer to get at least a few months out of this one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a surprisingly immersive and competently controlling first-person soaker from a completely unexpected source — a budget title with a generic name.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A year-old game newly ported to the PC that plunges players into a world of bad camera angles and overwrought control elements.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it comes down to though is if this game can compete with other console platform programs. Only on an average level.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, the humor is a little flat because of the restrictions of the GBA, but the graphics are very well done, and players will have no trouble jumping in and playing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a fun game, and for wrestling fans of old, it will surely unearth some long forgotten memories. There is some lasting appeal in terms of different gameplay modes and multiplayer options, but I do expect the appeal to fade as the nostalgia wears off.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up, easy to use, not overly complicated and you can play as little or as much as you like.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not an overly complex program. It is fast-paced, and action packed. The game does have a few setbacks, but overall is a solid combat sim.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The violence is a little excessive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Does a great job in captivating its audience in a rich storyline and direful locales. However, with its slow-paced game play and unpolished effects, it fails in its attempt to raise adventure PNCs from the grave.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everblue 2 has terrific diving scenes, and you may find yourself enjoying that aspect over and over while forgetting about the actual missions, but tries to blend them into a story that is not that solid nor well told.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Legacy of Ys: Books I & II is a great deal for fans of the original series and old-school RPG fanatics, but likely will be far too outdated and traditional for many RPG players.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a slightly above average strategy title that offers some good strategic gameplay. However, many players won’t stick with it because of the difficulty of finishing the missions from about the middle game onward. I enjoy a challenge as well as the next player, but I don’t enjoy utter failure time and time again.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the fighting mechanics are decent at best, the game fails to capture the raw excitement of playing as a favorite superhero or villain.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid buy for Drawn to Life fans, kids who love SpongeBob, and anyone who likes to draw.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the freshest game on the market, but if you want a slower-paced quest with an engaging story and hours of battles to conquer, Dragoneer’s Aria is one of the better RPGs you’ll find exclusively on PSP.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ion Assault is a well polished, frantic and addictive little game. Unfortunately it comes with plenty of little frustrations, not least of which is that if you want to play, you have to be able to dedicate enough time to make it to the end of the campaign, else you'll lose your progress.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from the fact that the game can get a bit repetitive and is rather on the short side, Wolf of the Battlefield is a retro-styled shooter that’s hard to put down.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We have seen countless WWII-type games and unfortunately nothing exciting makes this game stand out from any others.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't go into it looking for "Splinter Cell" and you will be happy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Striking a nearly perfect balance between role-playing game goodness and strategy gaming, Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos might not do combat right but it’s still a worthwhile game for PSP gamers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Linear mission structures and forced grouping – with no crafting, housing, PvP or end-game – make DDO: Stormreach a short experience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ability to control a dragon so freely, and with so much power, has not been had from a previous handheld release.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game speed is a disappointment. Hit turbo and you don't turbo anything. The controls are fine, but don't feel as fluid as they could – especially when you look at the reactive control scheme of other team games like EA's NHL franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Flying around the environs is exhilarating, and is a lot more fun than flying a certain other famous dragon on the Wii. However, fighting is all there is, and there isn't anything else. A good choice for those looking for an accessible, pick-up-and-play fighting game and who don't require anything else.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Again, a solid title and a puzzle-player must, I think the variations of the puzzles and the running score you can rack up is a good way to have some healthy competition with other members of the household.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lights and sounds of the Buccaneer table are entertaining and the game physics are solid.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom thrives on the power of clever puzzles and the enjoyable simplicity of combat. Awkward moments of backtracking and horrible voice-acting are nearly forgotten in the ensuing moments of pride and the excitement of uncovering hidden items.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Putting aside its insane and unyielding difficulty, Drake & Josh is a very enjoyable and well put together title. Its presentation does its TV counterpart justice, and its stealth/action/puzzle gameplay offers a much-needed changeup from what we're used to seeing from Nickelodeon-licensed software.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Turtles in Time definitely provides the primitively satisfying, thumb-numbing enjoyment of the original. However, its adherence to the original game doesn’t help with replayability, and newcomers may find its “hardcore” appeal somewhat befuddling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The driving physics, though, do leave something to be desired. No matter what tire configuration you put on the car, it still has a tendency to slide a bit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The insanely slow pace can be bothersome, but if you have the patience to stick with it, you might have a fair bit of fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The stories are good, the voice work is strong but the investigating parts in between tend to get a little tedious. Even with all the cool CSI crime fighting tools.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sound isn’t much, but the graphics are can be very intense when you are flying past them at more than 260 miles per hour.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tunguska is a decent adventure game, but one that doesn’t rise above the crowd in any significant way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Keith moves around awkwardly thanks to the poor control scheme but at least the touch screen is utilized in some pretty interesting ways.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SpaceForce: Rogue Universe has some great concepts and gameplay elements, but unfortunately the unintuitive interface and lack of tutorial will keep many gamers from seeing them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a fun family game that’s burdened with some unfortunate technical issues. Beyond that, Kabookii’s only flaw is that it’s essentially a digital board game at video-game prices.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Risk Your Life may be right for you, but if you have a low frustration threshold you might want to look elsewhere. The initial learning curve is steep.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The awkwardness of the gameplay aspects greatly diminish an otherwise fine product.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s just too hard for its target audience, and the theme and storyline probably won’t interest older players.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming mini-game collection, but one that could have used more “oomph” for staying power. Still, families with multiple children will probably want to take a look, as it does offer some variety and no violence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some decent variety, but a lot of bugs can bog the experience down.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is, admittedly, a bit slow compared to games like StarCraft, but it’s more complex than that, as well. Either way, Lost Souls is a game that tries new things, and even if they don’t always seem that great, at least it’s a breath of fresh air.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With much more precise controls and a much more solid camera, Taz: Wanted could have been one of those rare treats for gamers of all ages.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is no "type of gamer" who will enjoy it. You either will or you won't. No matter what I am pretty certain that the sun factor will drive you nuts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The environments and weather effects are visually stunning in this new hunting title for 2004.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there are a few missing tracks, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith provides a good setlist that fans of the band will enjoy. However, the PC version runs into the same type of problems as its predecessor did, and ultimately is tough to recommend to anyone without the highest end PC.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Geared more for younger players, MySims is a nice little experience with a linear story arc that players will have to play to unlock the wide variety of content.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Given the right direction, FlatOut could one day compete, maybe even overtake, the games that inspired its creation. But first it’s got a lot of growing up to do.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's simple, yet still cool looking, and is one of the very few fighting games to include a four-player mode. It's not the best feature in the world, but it's something fun to do with your friends on the weekend.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is purely a reflexive arcade shooter. If you are looking for a light straightforward shooter, this may be your ticket to the target-and-shoot entertainment you crave.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lips: Number One Hits has some issues, but it’s still a pretty solid karaoke game and very fun to play in the right environment. However, here’s hoping the devs try to get a little more creative the next time around.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A quick and original puzzle game that quickly becomes repetitive.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What we did not like about the game was that the player is automatically taken through the levels from position to position, the player has no control over where they are going in the game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Afro Samurai is a good game that could have been a lot more. What this game needed was another month or two in order to squish all of the bugs, poor interior camera control, and weak bosses. If this was done, this game would have been one of the first "must have" games" of the New Year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are enough challenges and rewards to make this an enjoyable experience-- they just need to work on that horrible sound!!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Now, if I could only get REAL reproductions of "Tron," "Kangaroo," "Reactor," "Vanguard" and "Gorf" -- I'd be a happy gamer!!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is straightforward, but uninspired. The authors of the game tout how easily it is modded, which is a good thing, but not enough to create a sense that the game is breaking any new ground.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the cars and scenery looks very realistic, the steering might be a little too real making for a frustrating and miserable time playing this game in the beginning. It does nothing to thrive over the competition or advance the driving genre except for the realism in the cars.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Manny, Sid and Diego are fun to play with, but having to keep swapping around endlessly is rather tiring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Give it time. Don't expect to love it if you're not a Tetris fan. But if you loved the original Tetris, then play this new addition for a while. Soon enough, you'll discover the beauty of the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a realistic aerial combat simulator, you’ve flown into the wrong combat zone. Tom Clancy’s HAWX ignores the minutiae of reality and focuses on the mission at hand—exaggerated aerial maneuvering, shooting enemies down and causing massive explosions. For me, that’s enough.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cook or Be Cooked doesn’t quite ascend to culinary greatness, but the core elements are surprisingly well-executed. Given more time in development, this could become a truly impressive franchise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Code Lyoko’s players are likely to be split in two: those who enjoy both portions of the game and those who only enjoy the 3D half. Regardless of your expected preference, this game is worth a look.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Given the depth of play it could have been less, but the graphics and sound help pull it up. This game should appeal to younger fans of the Pixar film, but more veteran players will want to pass on it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wii owners with Kinect envy should look no further than the Active Life games. They may not fully represent your movement in game, but come extremely close. Though it's a game primarily aimed at the younger crowd, players of any age can get in on the fun, especially when played with multiple people.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game could almost be called the Good, the Repetitious and the Ugly. Some elements are well done and some are not. Still, this is not a bad game, by any means. There are some immersive elements and you do, at times, feel like you are part of the world. The graphics could have been better, though, and some of the game mechanics could have been improved upon.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice enough teen adventure that doesn’t have any inappropriate content, but one that could have been better. More things to do, more puzzles. The story is interesting, though, and the teen characterization of the Hardy boys is well-done.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A renter. Even a close source to me who is a long time devotee to the series seemed a bit uncertain as to whether or not he was impressed with the game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In Cold Blood is not a terrible game, but there is nothing really special here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Considerably short and lacking in all the things that made Point Lookout and The Pitt worthwhile downloads, Mothership Zeta is not a bad add-on but it’s not the best one either.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Leave it to Mama to make cooking fun again on the Nintendo DS and Cooking Mama 3 definitely has its share of really fun moments, but there is still much room for improvement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An acquired taste. It's not a completely impossible game, but it seems built more for the scholars than the routine puzzle/platform gamers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from a LOT of backtracking and annoying (rather than challenging) events, it's a solid game and worth a look. It's easy to pick up and get going.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that I'm struggling to remaster the controller-bound action that I was once so fond of on the PC, this is an extremely value-ridden package.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some decent variety, but a lot of bugs can bog the experience down.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game looks good, and there has been a lot of thought placed in the amount of design options. However, there just isn't a lot of personality to make it stand out from the rest of the pack.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The racing aspect of the game is the most complete part of ATV: QPR2, but the most entertaining part, tricking, is a bit too difficult.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overlooking the fact you might have to start from scratch, there is a ton of content to ensure your time spent with the Sims will borderline on the obsessive. The celebrity, rock star and vampire aspects change up the gameplay enough to keep it fresh even for those who have dedicated an unhealthy amount of hours to the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So while the replay value is limited to a few playthroughs and easy-to-earn achievements, X-Men Arcade is an excellent recommendation for a weekend diversion with friends.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lost Planet is a great game, but the PC translation suffers quite a bit due to some conversion issues and strange production choices. If you have an Xbox 360, then definitely pick up that version over the PC port.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The content is solid and the gameplay fun, and the inclusion of social strategy planning is innovative. However, for an expansion, there isn’t a whole lot new or different.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a few new features but it doesn’t make for a new experience for returning fans.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an overall package, kids won’t be blown away but they will be entertained by the catchy music (even though every song is a cover), they’ll appreciate the gameplay variety (the frontman mechanics are weird but different), and enjoy the stylized visuals, which are quite inventive for Wii, a console that is usually slapped with dated graphics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The amount of variety is good, with lots of powerups, goodies in the gear shop, and all sorts of different gaming modes for single or multi-player. But the tracks are schizophrenic, and uneven in design. Some are frustrating, and some are too easy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun while it lasts. Order Up! makes the idea of owning and running a restaurant fun – even if the reality is a less riveting story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent entry to the series and a nice change of pace, but far too short-lived and easy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It had its share of problems (mainly technical), and the music left a lot to be desired, but the gameplay was very addictive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still unique and oddly enjoyable, Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl might not be as perfect as the console games but it’s still just as interesting on the PSP.