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
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    • 70 Critic Score
    The game has numerous pitfalls, and is an average racing vehicle at best.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What FreeTime offers is good stuff. The clubs are nice but the real benefit is linking neighborhoods and terrain modification.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Advanced strategy game fans will find Airborne Assault a true challenge and this game should not be missed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cladun: This is an RPG will leave players smirking at the absurd storyline while exploring floor after floor of dangerous dungeons. It's a love letter to retro gamers, that knocks you down but keeps you coming back for more punishment, and makes each victory that much more satisfying.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some things were executed nicely, such as illuminating the personalities of each Jackass character and molding them perfectly into video-game form. While other things fell short of the launch ramp, namely the poor length of the game and the quick repetition of concepts within different stunts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you love the film you’ll want to take the trip.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I did enjoy playing the game, but it is not addicting and somewhat frustrating to play. I did not find it realistic, nor were there any original challenges to spice it up. Cast, reel in and repeat.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In all honesty just another military fps/team based game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shining Force EXA is can be fun at times, but the simplistic combat can wear you down after a while, and the overall experience is lacking in depth.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The series’ most notable feature – unparalleled speed – was somehow lost on this installment. Frustration prevails, an element I hope is excluded from all future Sonic releases.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Side-scrolling beat-'em-up action with your favorite superheroes. Worth a rental, and worth stealing from your little brother. But not worth buying for yourself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While adding more than enough super powered friends and foes to keep Marvel fans happy, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 for the DS is a surprisingly entertaining handheld action game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My hat's off to the folks at XSEED for coming up with a pretty nifty idea. But there is the kind of frustration felt in this game that will really turn off some players.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with the reasonable price tag, you won’t help but feel that there could have been more to this title or at least it could have ironed out all the problems found in the original.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The animation is fine, the environmental graphics simplistic, but this still manages to be a nice RTS for the GBA platform.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but it is a great addition to the genre, and unparalleled on XBLA.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it’s not as satisfying as the Cooking Mama series, there’s a lot to love about Mama’s garden. Gardening Mama’s mini-games are fun in short bursts but totally cute enough to show you and your Stylus a good time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of variety to the levels and the teamwork aspect is pretty good but ultimately this is a portable action game that could have a lot better.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Considered solely as an adventure game, Evil Under the Sun is a slightly above-average mystery game. The characters are interesting, the dialogue engaging, and the puzzles are fun. However, when considered as a homage to Agatha Christie, it leaves much to be desired.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t bring anything new to gameplay, but considering DA:O’s battle system was already pretty darn good, no one can fault them for not trying anything new.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Power Ranger games for the GBA have been a lackluster bunch, but this game is better in terms of design, which makes it a bit more fun than its predecessors.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t bring anything new to gameplay, but considering DA:O’s battle system was already pretty darn good, no one can fault them for not trying anything new.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent simulation with cute animals, always a sure bet for kids and all lovers of nature. There are a few rough edges, but there are also more things to do than in "Zoo Tycoon," and the price is better.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hard to dislike a game that piles on various side missions, secrets to uncover and a number of upgrades. Then again, the game's glitches will not fail to frustrate.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unusual mini-game entertainment built specifically for kids.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mabinogi is a great MMO for gamers who aren't looking to grind levels or raid 20 man dungeons for epic loots, but rather enjoy a colorful, online world that gives the player a sense of freedom when it comes to developing their character.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game has charm. The look and sound are nicely done, but the game is just too short and does not present any major or innovative challenges.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like Strider before it, Moon Diver is a repetitive button masher that will enthrall you regardless of its shortcomings.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of variety within game modes, annoying music and repetitious combat left me with the same feeling I had after playing through the original.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where Jack fails to succeed is an issue that will never be fully resolved in gaming: repetition. Samurai Jack is the same thing over and over. It never changes, never evolves.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Scape is another flavor thrown into the mix, merging elements of a Nintendo classic with ideas that had not been previously explored. The resulting product is one of challenge, one of entertainment, and unfortunately – without any significant challenges aside from a list of repeated objectives – one of slowness and repetition.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game itself is very fun, once you get used to the interface. I’m also very impressed with the level of realism the developers have produced in this title.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t bring anything new to gameplay, but considering DA:O’s battle system was already pretty darn good, no one can fault them for not trying anything new.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphical elements are not the best (the game only requires a Pentium 133 processor and 32 megs of hard drive space), and the sound quality falls a little short, but the program appeals to a wide range of players because of its lack of violence, easy player interface and customizable difficulty levels.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game has a high replay value, looks good, several modes that twist the original game in fun ways, and manages to be a fun experience without doing anything terribly mind-blowing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a fun game for girls and one that will keep their attention for awhile, with the amount of things to do. However, it’s really designed for young girls, not for older ones. At the same time, the interface may be a bit tricky for very young players. Parents will need to help the youngest navigate the game in the beginning. A good choice for families with young children.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not for everyone. Way of the Samurai 3 is positively different from other sword fighters, but its RPG elements might be too much for some players to bear, even those wanting to experience the combat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, whimsical mini-game collection targeted equally at boys and girls.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The environments aren't as LEGO-y as the fans will desire, but on the bright side the gameplay is akin to "Baldur's Gate" and will entertain you until the end. The end comes fast though. Keep that in mind.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic CD is fine game, however, and Sonic R and Sonic the Fighters are worth checking out at the very least. Any fan of Sonic really ought to pick it up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sound effects are so realistic that one may wonder if the sound of geese is coming from the game or outside their own window.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Straightforward, easy-to-follow exploration and button-mash gameplay. Fun for kids but severely repetitive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphical elements need some help and the dialogue is overwritten and overacted.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The bosses are great and the story is wonderful. But you may only feel the need to play through this game twice, and it’ll barely take two hours on the first – much less on the second.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A button-masher for gamers under 12. It won't rock anyone's world, but if you know a kid who loves these Nicktoons characters and enjoys simple, battle-filled games, Globs of Doom is one of SpongeBob's better adventures.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a simpler fighting game, but I think that the UFC followers will really get into it. The cheap price doesn't hurt either.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Burn Zombie Burn is a fun little zombie-shooter with appealing game modes and plenty of action. Unfortunately, the complete lack of multiplayer is a missed opportunity indeed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The controls are not hard to master; it is only the obstacles and other drivers that present the hardest portion of this program. It is enjoyable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 does a few things right, but doesn’t really bring the game to a whole new level like it should.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I did like this game, and loved the variety of lures and lush scenery. It is among the best I have ever seen in such a game. There are just some missing aspects of the actual casting, catching and ability to land the treasured Trophy fish.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A brief visit with an old friend that rekindles fond memories, this iteration of Freddi Fish is handled nicely. It seems to be on track for the targeted age group and is a treat with the light graphics and sound.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a lot of different types of animals, which is good, and they are attractive in their appearance. The longevity is questionable, as there’s not much incentive to play once all the animals have been treated. The price isn’t bad for a console game, though, at $30. Best for families with young children.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On one hand, Spider-Man can perform a wide range of moves that are easily executed but on the other hand, the levels are generic and require keycards and backtracking, ugh.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a nice try but for my money I would stick with the recent and far [] superior Medal of Honor game for the PSP.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is a great edition of the popular board game, while the lack of online play and gameplay features don’t quite let it shine among other Xbox 360 games.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It looks a little stretched, but it was either that or a smaller picture with black bars. No question, I'll take the stretched version.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worth renting for any lover of the Wii shooter style, especially if you want to experience more motion-driven technology.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a purist for how hard it is in real life, you need to give this one a swing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mediocrity of the game play wont make this title a game to remember.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many of the games - including a few of the unlockable classics (like Yar’s Revenge) - fit wonderfully on the PSP. Then there are games like Centipede where the control scheme is not very well suited for Sony’s handheld and thus will become the games you will avoid.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    U:OW is worth a buy for those seeking to use brain over brawn to dash the hopes of the Nazis. In order to get the most out of the game, however, gamers will likely have to overlook the spotty voice acting and a generally uninteresting protagonist and focus more on the larger goal of disrupting the Nazis’ plans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You will undoubtedly experience a sense of déjà vu from playing previous Dragon Ball Z games, but the 2-on-2 fights and the expansive battlefields make the free-flying fights intense and enjoyable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of games such as H.A.W.X., that rely on fast paced arcade controls might find Apache a bit too slow for their tastes, especially with the odd omission of competitive multiplayer. Still, it manages to fill a void in a genre that combat flight sim enthusiasts haven't yet experienced on next-gen consoles.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing deep here but even though the game has very arcade-like roots, taken as a package it works. The scored missions give a reason to try to achieve a quick and efficient solution. This may not be a game that you will sit down and spend hours with, but in increments you should walk away with a smile on your face.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tokyo Beat Down is a fun and shallow beat-'em-up that occasionally veers off path.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An arcade battle game that lacks depth, but does bring some nice characters to the program.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the PSP version has its share of foibles, it still does a great job of capturing the spirit of the game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Exhilarating. Exasperating. Joyous. Torturous. Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles is a lot of things. Perfection isn’t one of them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When you aren't throwing your controller in frustration over the pitching controls, you might actually enjoy MLB 2K11. The 2K series offers a quality title and is moving in the right direction with their baseball games, but haven't yet perfected the formula like competitors are starting to do.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Carol Vorderman’s Sudoku is a good game for the PSP that offers a ton of gameplay options to keep you busy. If you’re looking for a Sudoku game then look no farther then Carol Vorderman’s Sudoku.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is still quick, making it a couple tenths more impressive than "NBA Live 07." But its gameplay is repetitive and mirrors that of the last edition – minus the cheapness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A technically impressive game, but a few weak elements keep it from being a truly great game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This episode is the weakest this season so far as in terms of humor, but is the strongest in terms of puzzle solving. However, Sam & Max fans want the hysterical gags the series usually offers, so they may be a little disappointed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It just feels like Drakengard could have used a lot more polish, such as no frame rate issues, a better draw-in distance, and better AI.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is a slightly above average adventure game for teens and is pretty fun to play. However, this Wii version isn’t quite as good a platform as the PC.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game does have a sense of urgency to it that will have you playing it for hours on end. The frustration lays in the conversation trees.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Repetitive gameplay aside, the game’s few flaws don’t take away from the action or cool options. This is strictly for the fans.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautiful spectacle, a colossal challenge, and a lack of action and excitement. The visuals captivate; the gameplay frustrates.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it has its flaws, Sanctum is a unique and commendable twist on the tower defense genre. The first-person shooter elements and incredibly fun multiplayer aspects offer a fun experience, and with the promise of new downloadable content on the horizon, the game is worth forgoing a few McDonald's Happy Meals to pick it up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything is good about this game except the graphics; the developers really didn’t put any effort into making this game look good at all. It looks like a straight port from the PS2 version.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Supreme Ruler 2020 is as deep and complex as they come, albeit incredibly intimidating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is clearly a game that wanted to be a lot of things to a lot of people and while it does a decent job of bringing entertainment and challenge, it is merely an average title.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sorta like a traffic jam. Its narrow roads feel somewhat congested, and even though there are different roads to take, the path never veers far from the jam.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boils down to this: if you like Midways racing games, you're going to really enjoy this. If you're not a big fan of racing games or Midway, this probably isn't even going to grab your attention.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easygoing kid-targeted fun. Fans of 3D side-scrollers like Klonoa and Pandemonium will enjoy this animal adventure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with its share of problems, S.L.A.I. is able to deliver a mech game that is heavy on the action and loaded with all the things mech fans could ever ask for in a game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With an all too familiar feeling, NBA Jam serves as homage to the games we have lost from yesteryear. What it boils down to is: the gameplay hasn't changed all that much and aside from unlocking the plethora of classic players such as Detlef Schrempf and Chris Mullin, there's little reason to return to NBA Jam after a few hours of play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The storyline may be old hat, but that does not diminish the adventure. And this program does present an adventure that requires both cerebral and reflexive skills.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The actual game included on the disc is an amateurish platformer at best, and a tremendous waste of potential under scrutiny. Instead, LittleBigPlanet lives and dies on what the community builds, and only therein lies the infinite value made possible by this robust toolset masquerading as a AAA "game."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Real Soccer 2009 is a fun and solid soccer game that works well within its handheld format. However, the game’s lack of an official license for real teams and it’s relatively slim presentation of game modes are marks against it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game starts out with a bang, with vision and a challenge, and then becomes more of the same, over and over. The bosses get tougher, the objectives are more defined, but aside from going back and trying again at a tougher difficulty level, once through the game, there is not much reason to go back.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The actual puzzles follow the same base format, albeit with some different bents that create different challenges as you move through. While there are a number of mini-games, they are all basically the same thing and though the storyline does attempt to drive the gameplay forward, it does miss the boat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena is an enjoyable casual game. It's the type of game you pick up and play for a little while, only to notice a couple of hours went by. Not only is it a fun time waster, but it allows for multiple playthroughs thanks to its varied item lists. Casual fans take notice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guwange is an excellent shmup with a genuinely unique mechanic that I eagerly recommend, so long as you're ready for a trip back to the '90s.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An average arcade demolition game that does have a good range of features but suffers from game play that is basically the same thing over and over.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Different control schemes, GameCenter achievements, and a Score Attack mode round out the additional content, making this a very solid package, albeit one more expensive than the usual one dollar app.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some neat visuals here and fans will certainly love choosing their favorite Digimon and battling against a friend in multiplayer mode, but this is a game that loses its appeal pretty quickly even for die hard fans.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a fairly well done one but the controls are not nearly as precise [as "Crazy Taxi"], the moves not nearly as cool and the concept is more stale than Apu's old donuts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some players who will undoubtedly love Okamiden, either because the flaws (such as backtracking) are not as familiar or because they have the capacity to overlook its myriad mistakes. I wish I could do the same.