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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A football purist’s nightmare, and a football fan’s delight. It is fast paced and pure entertainment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The color usage is really stunning, with all of the neon lighting and exotic environments.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The eye candy is wonderful and the physical dynamics are, for the most part, very realistic and - at times - downright amazing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A good game that sparkles with player animation and modeling, and the franchise mode is a delight.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A top quality game that did not short the consumers or insult the seasoned players by dumping a low-end game for the sake of having a chess game for the Xbox. It's a joy to play, and keeps me wanting to come back for more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animation is exceptional and the game looks amazing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soccer fans will appreciate the added realism, but casual fans will probably see more of the same game as last year’s version.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I spent a LOT of time just listening to Barney on the sidewalk! I still can't believe he gave up drinking! If you need a fun escape from shooters and uniformed sports action, give this a try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its gorgeous visuals and amazing sound, the game brilliantly brings the film and Tolkien's vision to life.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new multiplayer features are great and the updated graphics are amazing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You're not gonna find a better rally racer on Xbox. You're not gonna find a better rally racer on GameCube, or even PlayStation 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best jam wrestling/street fighting/kick boxing game on the market.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clever enough to feel special, yet familiar enough to get the player involved without much of a learning curve. Whether using the ice-pick to HACK a system, or reeling from the effects of a "Snowblind" disorientation, you feel involved in this game 100%.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its change in perspective, Ghost Recon 2 remains to be a solid action-packed shooter that will make you proud you own a Xbox.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure "Winning Eleven 7" for the PS2 dominates this particular sport’s genre in terms of gameplay, but FIFA Soccer 2005 is a solid game with an even greater online multiplayer mode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All said, NBA 2K5 is the best basketball game on the market. Period. NBA team comparison: 2003-2004 Detroit Pistons – Does what it needs to do to get it done. Teamwork and fundamentals give this game the championship it rightfully deserves.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the creepiest and most disturbing game experiences I've had in a long time. The game has a brooding sense of atmosphere and a great story that is the stuff of nightmares.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only a gorgeous-looking game but also one of the sweetest college hoops game to come along this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just one of those rare gems that make you glad you own an Xbox.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's like a Greatest Hits collection of the finest, early Mega Man games, and both newbies and old players really need to check it out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only thing is that it will take a lot of time to get used to the QB vision and precision passing, and you might fumble with the controls more than you are used to. While it is nice that this game is now more realistic, this sort of brings down the gameplay slightly making it not as fun, or just a lot harder than in the past.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K6 just proves that you can improve on a series that already comes close to perfection.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are very well done. The combat system takes a little getting used to, but the movement and interaction controls are easy to use.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can’t really go wrong with this one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mini-missions do disrupt the flow of the game's interesting but short story, but it's an enjoyable distraction regardless of how repetitive they become.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being able to play them again, without plopping down pounds of quarters and inhaling ozone all night, is fabulous. I hope they keep coming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The levels are teeming with things to do, with tons of goals to perform in each one of them. There is also no shortage of playable characters, with a plethora of pro skaters and secret characters to help you on your journey.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best video games ever made.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addictive gameplay is still here as well, even if it is the same levels and stages over and over again at times, and new areas just means more hours sunk into sitting in front of the console.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautifully designed game that will appeal to all ages, and offer great opportunities for cooperative play between family and friends.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The main problem with this game is that it feels a little dated, especially when you compare it to "FFX" or other games coming out shortly. Other than that it is a great game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It plays like a dream.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On par with some of Nintendo's best titles. It's the best multiplayer game I've played in months, and might just have more replay value inside it than the super-addictive "Super Monkey Ball."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game is a bit on the linear side, it does a fantastic job of telling an interesting original story.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mini-games are deep and complex, and require strategy, not endless button-mashing. So to me, this is much more than a party game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Captures the intensity of boxing and the enjoyment of the movies in a remarkable manner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The freestyle controls are excellent and the graphics are easily the best of any basketball game available for the GameCube.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes Tiger Woods the best golf game available are the controls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those rare arcade racers that comes along every now and then and will tear you away from “real racing” games that you said you would never stop playing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Provides familiar landmarks, stays true to elements of the story and allows players to work through the levels in a way that provides fun and challenge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of "The Godfather" or the more recent "Road to Perdition" will no doubt be thrilled by everything they experience while playing this game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great graphics, excellent gameplay and intriguing story line will have gamers glued to their GameCube for hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As solid as a tactical espionage action game can get. This remake belongs next to the Resident Evil remake, which to this day stands as being one of the best GameCube releases.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The premier simulation golf game. Its intuitive swing system is more than enough to make this a really good game. But then the developers went and piled as much frosting onto this cake as possible.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have a semi-firm grasp on reality, don't mind the machinations of evil tugging at your own sanity factor, then you will enjoy this puzzle-riddled romp.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With six game modes, a complete Legacy mode, and most of the Division 1 teams represented, NCAA College Basketball 2k3 is the most complete college hoops experience around.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new teams are the big draw here. The game has been tweaked and seems to be a fuller experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of fantastical obstacles and other Tricky-exclusive elements is admittedly missed, but the inclusion of so many other excellent improvements makes you quickly forget that this ain't "Tricky."
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't tell you how exciting it is to see a well-crafted console game for children that is designed to be easy to play, but at the same time offers enough variety, levels and challenges to never be boring.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Path of Radiance radiates with the same wonderful, addictive qualities as the GBA originals. The massive, lengthy battles of the past have been greatly expanded, increasing the length and difficulty that you'll have to endure.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An outstanding game that offers top notch addicting gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dribbling, passing and headers are handled beautifully enough and the First Touch Control is a welcome addition that we’d like to see again next year. As for the game’s Career Mode, not only is it comprehensive but it’s also downright addictive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I wanted an NFL Street sequel that forced me to think and strategize in new ways. EA listened.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most exhilarating ride down the slopes you'll have this generation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It exceeds even last year's excellent game in almost every way.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Portal 2 is pure genius. With gameplay that never stops becoming addictive and new characters that always threaten to steal the spotlight, Portal 2 is one of the best games of 2011.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's a game that's so feature-rich, so extremely customizable, and so realistic that I'd recommend this one even if you're not a football buff.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game also sustains virtually no loading times, despite its faithful recreation of a ambient gothic world. Even with the impressive graphics, the game still runs smooth as silk.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This focused approach allows the game to present more of a story-driven environment that is effectively dramatic in its mostly factual portrayal of historical events.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Reminded me of something that would be seen in a Heavy Metal comic (which I am still a big fan of, by the way) or in one of the animated movies … so those of you who are fans of the publication will no doubt enjoy the overall presentation of the game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Not only is the game fun, the movie sequences are a joy to watch and make a good game into a great must have title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Hitman 2 will really earn major points for the open-ended game design. With numerous ways to complete one mission, this will be a game that will get a lot of playtime.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Visually stunning. But more than that, this is game that will challenge cerebrally in a way few RTS games have in the past.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is definitely one of those games that you find yourself playing over and over and each time the fight will be totally different in more ways than one.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Vexx is a stellar, high-quality, praise-worthy game that deserves to be enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of gamers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The stability woes, a few clipping problems, and finite game boards do present some drawbacks to the game. The good news is that this game is so good you can forgive all that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Probably one of the most realistic army simulation/FPS on the market.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sure, it's got the gorgeous looks of a supermodel, and enough cool effects to keep your eyes entertained for hours. But underneath all that makeup is a deep, less-realistic simulation racer that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Basketball doesn’t get any better than this.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A must have for anyone who appreciates the art of tactical strategy. The general package left a taste of blood in my mouth, and I couldn’t be more satisfied.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game does open up new areas of the island, and does challenge players. It is graphically strong, and a welcomed addition to the Morrowind realm.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While the graphics are not as superior as it was with "NBA 2K3" or the controls as super smooth as "NBA Live 2003," the game is still a shining example of how a college basketball game should be made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The story is engrossing; the voice-acting is stellar; the music is awe-inspiring; and the battles are just as entertaining as before.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Consider this, you can play the game almost anyway you wish, with strict rules or with the attitude. This is a game that is highly entertaining to play and watch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Can be a tough mountain to master due to the sheer amount of detail that was placed into it if you aren’t a patient person, but it’s really enjoyable even while learning and is especially fun once you get the hang of it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Stylish and amazingly realistic, Colin McRae Rally 3 does a brilliant job of capturing the essence of rally racing while keeping it delightfully fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The sequel adds in a lot of new unlockable content to help extend replay value, new face offs with vocals, longer button holds, and even instruments, and the overall controls and challenge seem a lot better in this version.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While the keyboard configuration might not work for some people (trust me, an analog gamepad is highly recommended), the controls are fluid and the wave physics are great.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While not stunningly different, the new combat system, improved controls, and unique pacing in the game make this one fresh and involving.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The challenge is back for the upper-level players and the new class is fun to play. The game also sports some wonderful new attributes which make grouping more fun and rewarding.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A remarkably innovative title in design and concept.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    First they have a really immersive storyline, then a great fighting engine that hardly ever gets stale, and a wonderful camera.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The controls are very simple and there is a variety of different ways to get things done in this game. The object is to find the most effective way to do it, so you do not waste too much time and energy playing one level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There are some drawbacks to portions of the sound and the swordplay segments can be a little redundant, but this game does have diversity and entertaining elements that draw one past the minor stumbles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    City of Villains has a detailed world with rich stories, wonderful plot lines, engaging game play, and all the makings of a successful MMO.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While it falters a little on the technical front in terms of graphics, KOTOR 2 is a great game that takes the classic gameplay of the original game and expands it with a brand new story and 30 to 40 more hours of gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The story for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory feels like it was taken directly out of one of Tom Clancy’s novels.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Could have been titled Mario 64 Plus. Plus new characters. Plus new stages. Plus new mini-games. Plus touch screen controls. Plus new music, not to mention incredible sound quality that blows Game Boy Advance out of the water.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A whole other ballgame that not only looks great but plays like a game worthy of giving this year’s "MVP Baseball" and "MLB 2K" game a run for their money.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This expansion scores on almost every level in bringing new and improved changes to the game. While the essential elements of EQ remain, Dragons of Norrath makes it easier for players to find a guild and embark on all the elements this game has to offer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The fact that the mountain is alive and teeming with other skiers makes this game that much better because it has a feeling of more realism in comparison to the other games in the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best console version released in North America. It's got everything that you love plus more challenges, a dance editor and a number of extras that DDR enthusiasts will go crazy for. Unlockables are plentiful and are not easily opened.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With inventive puzzles, dazzling visuals and a wonderful game world just ripe for exploration, this is a launch title worth buying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I am really looking forward to seeing what the developers of this game have to offer in their next game.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The online interface is a little cumbersome, and the game does have some load times. Get past that and you will be treated to a wonderful hockey experience that sparkles with smart AI, terrific control schemes and great action.