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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 18 M&M's Adventure
Score distribution:
6,580 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Everything that made the first one memorable is expanded upon ten fold! It has an engrossing storyline, breath taking graphics, and a wonderful music score. This game is not to be missed!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    During some of the battles it’s hard not to get emotional since some of the writing and voice acting is so well done.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The only difference is that everything has been refined and is now even easier to use! There is a huge addition to this game that should have been in it a long time ago and it is called the repeat build button.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Extremely fun. The gameplay is as good as snowboarding games come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The epitome of gameplay perfection.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Frozen Throne has wonderful controls that are smooth and really intuitive. Plus the game adds a whole slew of new things for players to control, from units to heroes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Those who can embrace the technology aspects, can invest the time to immerse themselves in the jargon and lore will find an evolving game with depth and challenge. Throw in incredible environments, an amazing soundtrack and you have a winner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There are a number of new and unique concepts demonstrated in SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs, but it's the execution -- which is nearly flawless -- that makes them stand out from the crowd.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Prolongs the extreme pleasure of the first game while introducing enough off-the-wall additions to consistently surprise you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Mythic not only added some cool new visual upgrades with ToA, but also added a great looking and deep expansion that adds hours and hours of gameplay to one of the most addictive MMORPG’s to begin with. If you are a DAoC player ... go pick this up as soon as possible.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Take away all of the hype, hyperbole, and this game’s celebrated lineage, you are still left with what can only be considered a masterpiece of gaming.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best soccer game on the market. The animations are amazing and the gameplay is smooth. This is a blast to play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the best PC soccer game – period. Graphically, adherence to the rules, and the whole atmosphere has been incredibly realized in this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The gameplay is visceral, fast, and fun, the graphics and sound are incredible, and the story is so well conceived and written that it'll keep you coming back for more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The smoothest and most seamless action/RPG to grace the PlayStation 2. It’s more addictive than "Grandia III," more charming than "Dragon Quest VII," and as memorable as the granddaddy of them all – "Final Fantasy [insert Roman numeral here]."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is one of those games, which can be played by family members as well as a party group. It is fast paced, well done, and never a dull moment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This game marks the next generation of MMOs in many ways. It looks good, is very entertaining and plays very well. This is a journey well worth taking.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Every moment is heightened by breathtaking beauty. At times you’ll forget that this game was designed for a current-gen console.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There were a lot of times I was laughing out loud while playing this game. The cut scenes truly are great, and the gameplay itself keeps getting better and better as you progress.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Finding another collection that matches the quality of The Orange Box is next to impossible.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Orange Box is worth a hundred bucks; you will pay half that. So much fun and excitement packed into this collection, it should be a crime.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is quite a ride on several fronts – visually, aurally and in intensity. You will be challenged, but more importantly, you should have a lot of fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Its a virtual toss up between this and inFamous, both are great games, but this one has a decidedly more adult feel to it. Did I mention the copious amounts of blood?
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If the third-person perspective was better, Fallout 3 would’ve been an almost perfect RPG. Even with that said, everyone needs to spend time showing off how amazing VATS is since it is pure ecstasy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    From the Roland-modeled drum heads to the Line 6 effects, GHWT shines and elevates the musical genre of video gaming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    From the first campaign mission to the 50th deathmatch round, Modern Warfare 2 is one heck of a ride. Its flaws are miniscule whispers against a thundrous symphony of greatness, where all elements combine for a must-play experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The new missions are great to play through, and it is exciting to see what the name of the add-on means, and to know that there has to be additional add-ons coming in the future.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is a truly exceptional RPG experience that hasn't been offered by any other game in its genre. It all comes down to whether you're brave enough to explore its savage environments, but if you are I can promise that you won't be disappointed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is one of those racing games, which is as much fun for a die-hard racer as someone who just enjoys the challenge of racing itself.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's not just an RPG with the cast of "Super Mario Bros." The story is laugh-out-loud hilarious.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A dynamic, well-crafted combat flight simulator. The action is stunning, and the game is an absolute joy to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While some of the mission elements are a little more straightforward than most of us were hoping, and the competitive edge of other heroes throughout the land is all but gone, the final result is still a deep and engaging action RPG.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Tactical stealth action at its most gratifying and if you are a fan of the series, this is the definitive version to own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An awesome package. It's got great art, stunning visuals, immersive sound, responsive controls, RPG elements, great level and boss design, a challenging difficulty level, and slick, slick style to top it all off.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If this game doesn't have your heartbeat up, you are likely a casualty on that Mars station and fighting against the lone Marine.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The complete package - awesome graphics, stellar control, and meticulous realism.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The combat is 100% original. You issue commands using an innovative cursor that makes the game feel like an RTS. It's brilliant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It not only outshines the competition with its addictive racing modes (and one killer online multiplayer mode) but it also offers enough goodies for the import tuner crowd to sink their teeth into.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you've never played RE before, the remake will scare you to death. And if you have played through it before, it still will scare you to death! Maybe not as much, but you will jump out of your seat at least once -- I guarantee it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The VFX powers are just plain cool and the game is consistently satisfying and challenging. The fact that this game has been green-lighted in a day and age where perfecting the intricacies of 3D rendering is the holy grail of most development teams is a good sign indeed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Real-time strategic puzzling at its finest. Pikmin 2 builds on the original in ways you'd never expect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the National Football League with all its unpredictability, athleticism, spectacular plays and game day challenges.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up, fun to play, and highly addictive anyway you cut, slice and dice it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable civilization game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Every mission is a blast to play, with its incredible freedom, and the fact that no matter what you do, you’re going to have fun doing it. The game is stunningly realistic and stylish, and polished to a T.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With an in-depth franchise mode, advanced AI, ESPN style presentation, and online play, you can't find a better deal...on par if not better than "Madden 2003."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Full of adventure, action, intrigue and suspense. You will be required to use your brain, and your strategic fighting skills to survive the course before you. But it is quite an amazing and enjoyable venture.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is what multiplayer gaming is all about. It's "Tribes" on steroids.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The graphical elements of this game are stunning. Not only does the track look amazingly real and retains the skid marks and wall scuffs, but shadows and pit crews are rendered extremely well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its total package is made up of great game play, great graphics, great sound . . . just an overall great experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The sound is nothing short of spectacular. Every noise you'd expect to hear at a hockey game has been taken into account and put in the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From the minute you install the game you will be amazed how wonderful this game looks, and plays.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Uru’s deep story and great puzzles easily make it one of the best adventure games of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Substance is well designed, tremendous graphically and in the audio department, and a great, addictive ride.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bethesda Softworks has fulfilled all the hype that the game has obtained. The game is not only brilliant, but also fun to play, and looks wonderful!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Simply incredible. The plot has depth, the game play has so many options and side quests that players will be immersed in this three-dimensional world for a long, long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The question here is: why don't you own this game already? This is an excellent game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A terrific, joyful game that is amazing to look at, a delight to listen to and exceptionally fun to play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay is extremely tight and well done in NBA Live 2004! The game plays like a dream.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    All of the players react to the slightest touch of the controller and that is the way it should be! You can play NFL Street for months on end and you will never get bored with it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The graphics for Rome were nothing short of great in my opinion from animations to the smooth camera work and lack of lag even when large numbers of troops filled the screen. The sound in the game is also spectacular.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced adventure in a wonderfully rendered world. Guild Wars does a lot of things very right, including some of the best PvP in a current MMO, and does so with a flair and style that is addicting and a joy to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The new levels are intense and filled with action, giving you lots to shoot at (and lots to shoot at you). The scope of these missions is epic, throwing you into the mix against tons of enemy units at once. The new weapons, particularly the flamethrower, are a nice touch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    We’ve seen importing tuner games and we’ve seen illegal racing games but not at the addictive and exquisitely detailed level of Midnight Club 3.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The defensive playmaker stick adds so much depth to this game, just like the offensive playmaker did last year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's not a terribly big budget epic; it's like that smaller, incredibly well-done indie movie that raises the bar with a great core concept and striking attention to detail throughout.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Visual Concepts has done an awesome job of squeezing every ounce of power that the PlayStation 2 has to offer while developing this game. The player’s faces look like their real life counter parts, and everything is smoothly animated.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The improvements in the gameplay become obvious the second you’re slammed against the boards or the very instant you perform a snap shot at just the precise moment the other team’s defense drops.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is what an expansion pack should be – not in terms of new weapons or monsters, but in terms of size and adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most solid and wonderfully addictive ballgame on the PS2. With various improvements and some very neat additions to the game, there’s just no denying the fact that this is the closest to baseball gaming heaven we’ll come this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The flawless controls (really and truly – if we rated controls separately this game would receive something rarely seen on GameZone: a perfect 10) are one integral piece to the giant puzzle the developers created. No aspect was too small, no feature was overlooked.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes couldn’t be any safer of a purchase than investing all of your money into your child’s bank account for college. Wait, take out $50 to buy this game and then invest the rest.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gridiron greatness – your name is NCAA Football 06.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An intense single-player campaign all the way to the very end will keep offline players yearning for more. The teammates need some sprucing up but that’s hardly an obstacle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I will defend this title to anyone who doesn't see it for its complete originality, creative gameplay and darn cute puppies. This is the game that will sell another million Nintendo DSs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I will defend this title to anyone who doesn't see it for its complete originality, creative gameplay and darn cute puppies. This is the game that will sell another million Nintendo DSs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I will defend this title to anyone who doesn't see it for its complete originality, creative gameplay and darn cute puppies. This is the game that will sell another million Nintendo DSs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With over 45 achievements to collect and never-ending fighting matches online, you will not run out of things to do in this game for a long time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With solid controls, sharp visuals, a large number of grapplers and match types, you can’t go wrong with a game that packs quite a punch and will have you gladly begging for more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not only do the graphics look outstanding, but the developers went even further by having some of the best audio I have heard for a PSP game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Crysis is a fantastic game that offers amazing graphics that immerse you into the game in a way that no other visual presentation can. The cinematic elements and superb art direction keep the gameplay’s intensity level at a constant high, making Crysis a game that no PC gamer should miss, as long as their computer is up to snuff.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the hot game to get for the DS. It's loads of fun, has huge exploration potential and reinvents the 2D side-scrolling platform game. Nintendo has another notch on it's belt to go with all the other notches that the DS seems to have.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fast and furious and even more addicting then in previous games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It has style, depth, drama, and action all compact into one lengthy RPG.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s a spectacular blend of touch-screen combat, brilliant puzzles, and Wind Waker beauty. A can’t-miss adventure – one of Nintendo’s finest, and one of the year’s best.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not only is this one of the best RPGs of the past several years – on any platform – but Oblivion has set the bar very high for any PS3 RPGs that hope to follow. A truly magnificent game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While the build quality of the bundled peripherals feels a little flimsy and the whole thing is a bit pricey for many gamers’ budgets, the game is a wholehearted recommendation for any fan of music-based games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Tools of Destruction feels a bit short at times, but that is only when you are just driving through the game, going from point A to point B in the shortest route possible. When you take time to explore, you realize how expansive this game is, and how wonderfully designed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best song selection yet combined with unparalleled playability and a challenge for anyone from beginner to master makes this PS2’s definitive music game. A must-have for anyone who plays video games to have fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gears of War on the PC is still the same ground breaking game it was a year ago just now on the PC. The same innovative gameplay and breathtaking events are included along with five new campaign levels exclusive to the PC.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Yes, it is a rhythm-based game, but it is also one of the more engaging and wonderfully unique titles to grace the PSP. It is addictive, it is delightful and it is a lot of fun to play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While some minor control issues here blemish an otherwise flawless package, Okami remains one of the best games of recent years, if not of all time. It’s engaging, original, and a true work of art — Wii owners looking for a game worthy of their time need look no further.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I challenge anyone to find a more amusing, engrossing, delightful, captivating, or just plain fun game than Little King’s Story on the Wii or any other system.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I will tell you that inFAMOUS does possess a mess load of fantastic looking graphics and incredible sound. I will only play this game cranked up on the surround sound because it makes everything seem so much more involved. Great sound effects, great voice acting and it all comes together beautifully.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazing and entrancing experience that lives up to the Grand Theft Auto name.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is exactly the type of Street Fighter game you’ve wanted to play for years.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Compelling and intense.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is phenomenal, the special ops are addicting and the campaign is one of the best you’ll play. Only the relatively short length of the campaign and its accompanying story presentation issues keep this from being all it can be.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As both a gearhead's dream and an accessible racer for newcomers, Forza Motorsport 3 is practically two games in one, making the package all the sweeter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An excellent tribute to The Beatles, The Beatles Rock Band sets the standard for music games based on a single band.