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
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Aside from the gorgeous visuals and multitude of goodies to unlock, the game's action will hook you in and won't let you go until the very last stage.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Delivers its own brand of addictive free-roaming fun that’s just too clever and entertaining to put down. You’ll spend hours just going through the massive environments looking for crimes to solve and mayhem to cause yourself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fast and furious and even more addicting then in previous games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I’ve seen NCAA Football 2003 on both the Xbox and Gamecube, and I must say the Gamecube version looks better.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The question here is: why don't you own this game already? This is an excellent game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up, fun to play, and highly addictive anyway you cut, slice and dice it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazing and entrancing experience that lives up to the Grand Theft Auto name.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An action-packed work of brilliance that fans of the action/crime genre will simply love to sink their teeth into. The story is truly a mesmerizing one and the action sequences will keep you on your toes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable civilization game.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The AI is sound for single-player games and the online capabilities are truly amazing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Is it the next "Half-Life"? It may very well be since anticipation for a sequel is rising every day as more and more play F.E.A.R. for the first time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The graphics are nothing short of breathtaking.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The deepest, most impressive ballgame that's just too addictive.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The crown jewel of GTA games. The most missions, the biggest cities and the most immersive character building of any previous GTA games makes this a sure-fire hit.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game goes for an arcade feel and pulls it off wonderfully. The controls are actually pretty tight and the action is smooth as ice throughout the single player modes as well as the multiplayer action.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simbin has gone above and beyond my expectations on creating a game that sticks to real life as much as possible yet still remains fun to play.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The board brings the franchise to life in remarkable ways. There is a decent variety of game modes and the ‘80s look is a nice touch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The graphics are amazing and the supporting cast of controls and sound do a good job. Online needs a little tuning to run smoother, but the elements are there for fun and challenge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The controls are perfectly balanced in Proving Ground, thus allowing you to have enough freedom to pull off the tricks in your own unique way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's not a remake or a port of a classic game -- it's a brand-new platformer with brand-new enemies, brand-new levels to explore and brand-new bosses to fight.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's everything a Star Wars game should be -- exciting, entertaining and breathtaking.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Both brilliant and amazingly true to the original. Not only does it faithfully capture all the things we loved about the console version of this game, but also it takes advantage of the Game Boy Advance’s full potential.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Featuring awe-inspiring graphics, ultra-realistic sound, seamless frame-rates, a masterful rendition of D&D 3rd Edition rules, and insanely addictive game play - there just doesn't seem to be enough words to describe the way this title upped the standards for it's genre in the console world.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Ballad of Gay Tony is one not only one of the best of the two episodes but it’s also one of the most awesome Grand Theft Auto games that is more than able to stand on its own. With a thrilling story that seldom sees a dull moment, you will find yourself going back into Liberty City and loving every minute of it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If there is one word that best describes this game, it would be depth. Morrowind has a terrific storyline, enough quests to keep players busy for a long, long time, and exceptional environments.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It controls like a dream, isn't overly complicated and has a random generator of where the zombies are each time you start the game over.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The board brings the franchise to life in remarkable ways. There is a decent variety of game modes and the ‘80s look is a nice touch.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The concept for this game is so simple, yet it works so well. Each of the levels are highly addictive, and they will keep you coming back for more, and to unlock all of the mysteries that this game possesses.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Side-scrolling, Goomba-stomping, RPG adventuring. Paper Mario isn't among the best GameCube RPGs; it is the best.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    When it comes to massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), this one has carved a new niche and filled it very nicely.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game makes me laugh even when I’m losing … an impressive feat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forget about the fact that you can design a golfer in your very own image--even down to the gap in your teeth or the size of your head. It’s all about the golf and PGA Tour 2004 does it right once again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Xbox is all about high resolution graphics. The PC version outdoes the original with better graphics with hardly any loading time. The models are fairly good but the enormous amount of activity that occurs on-screen makes the graphics that much better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Unbelievably exciting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Still a bit of rather tasty eye candy, Desert of Flames takes the game further down that amazing graphical path it was already on. The combat changes are major and a bit of a risk, but they do make the game a bit more challenging and require more thought than merely running into combat and swinging a weapon or casting a spell.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is fresh, new, and puts an unusual twist on the ordinary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There are a ton of new options that have been added in too, from intimidating to sharing the draft, friendships and rivalries, and overall the game seems much more realistic than any previous version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Truly a wonderful golf simulation game, and one that deserves praise for its attention to detail and the staggering amount of features.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Bar none, the best WWE wrestling game of the series and one that will leave fans more than satisfied.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you love rock ‘n roll, then Guitar Hero will light up your face with the goofiest grin you are likely to have had in some time. This is a challenging game, no doubt, but it is – simply stated – a blast!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Although not a completely revolutionized title, Burnout Revenge adds so much in terms of game mechanics, it has quickly become my favorite racing game of all time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    BF2 is one of the best FPS modern day wargames to date in my opinion. You gotta have it!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An amazing experience from the very start.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Game Face feature is almost worth the price alone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An exceedingly enjoyable RPG that’s both captivating and addictive enough to keep fans of the genre more than satisfied.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An addictively fun game of golf that is certain to appeal to new and old fans alike. It doesn’t raise the bar in terms of gameplay but with all its game modes and new features, you’ll have a hard time finding a golf simulator that matches up to PGA Tour 2005.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is the first game that truly grants players an opportunity to be Batman, whether he’s using his intellect or his fists. Anyone with even a modicum of interest in playing an awesome Batman game should pick up Arkham Asylum, without any hesitation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    EQ II is immersive, and certainly challenging as well as entertaining. For a strictly PvE game, EQ II is a tasty entry in the MMO genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There are very few things in the world that a certain: death and taxes are two, a third is that you will enjoy rocking out to this game and living your rock-star fantasies. It is totally worth the $90 price tag.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aside from brilliantly recreating the series’ look, feel and universe, the game’s multiplayer feature will make you feel the true power of the PSP.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The huge amount of variety, great storyline, and intuitive gameplay makes this game one that fans of just about every genre should check out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 isn't exactly perfect, but it's so close, none of its flaws upset the experience as a whole. Buy it for yourself, but bring a friend for maximum enjoyment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rarely does a game so innovative and so uniquely fresh come along to grab a gamer's complete interest the way Beyond Good & Evil does. It is, by far, one of the most original games to come along for the Xbox and will certainly be enjoyed by those gamers who crave something completely new and downright fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Great graphics and jaw-dropping speed, and includes impeccable interactive crash sequences that you won’t find in any other game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While the single player campaign and storyline feel a bit lacking, the deep multiplayer aspects of Mechassault 2 and the amazing graphical effects push the game to greatness.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game will offer you hours upon hours of entertainment with the deep Dynasty Mode, Homerun and Pitching showdowns, and the wonderfully crafted online play!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Highly recommended for the Morrowind fanatic who simply must beat and do everything.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Full of all the exciting, addicting gameplay of the first game, and best of all, there's more of it. And it's more challenging. And there's a map editor! And there's...
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If there is one Xbox game you should not miss this year it is Far Cry Instincts. It is one of those genuinely original and completely engrossing first-person shooters that joins Halo as the Xbox's finest games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If "Liberty City Stories" was the reason you <I>should</I> buy a PSP, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is the reason you <I>need</I> a PSP.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The blend of cel-shading with the more realistic, yet light-hearted, world works really well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Good RPG&#146;s are few and far between and while those addicted to eye-candy might not be as interested in these titles, they are fantastically addictive while maintaining a good plot and well-established battle systems.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Hats off to Treyarch for making a game based on probably the most difficult character to harness. They have nailed Spider-man from his animations to his abilities – this game is nearly a perfect adaptation.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The sound in GTA III is phenomenal - nothing was overlooked in this department.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The most complete rally racing game you'll find on the Xbox. This is the Colin McRae Rally game that defines the very essence of the sport and thus making this the Must Have title to own.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It’s games like Valkyria Chronicles that make me glad I’m a game reviewer. This is a game that weaves a deeply moving and powerful story while adding an action-packed strategy twist to the genre. In other words, this is a PlayStation 3 game destined to become a console favorite.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An absolute blast to play, Paradise is the benchmark for sandbox racing titles on the PS3. The crashes are spectacular, the challenge is definitely there, and the game abounds with eye candy and easter eggs. This is, arguably, the best Burnout to date and certainly one of the best racing games on the PS3.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Jam Sessions is practically flawless at what it’s trying to do. If you come in expecting a game, you’ll be frustrated and disappointed. If you come in expecting a versatile musical tool, you’ll be pleased and impressed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A few new moves have been introduced, the missions now have a less constrained non-linear feel to them, and the online play has been greatly improved from the PS2 version. However, it’s recommended that you invest in a good analog gamepad.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A wild cast of characters, great gameplay mechanics involving dashing, blocking, three meters, and unique weapons, and incredibly smooth animation tying it all together – what's not to like?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fallout 3 is the best PC game I have played all year, the developers did a bang up job of making the series come alive once more and I for one couldn't be happier.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The movement and animation are as smooth as ever with only a few hiccups on the framerate. Swimming, running, and sneaking around never felt so natural as you are going through all of the various missions. The computer AI on in this game is much sharper and makes it more challenging for all players.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is a stunning PC game. It features real stars, with actual player features and characteristics, gifted and amazing action, and the joy of the best squaring off on the sport&#146;s greatest stage.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The storyline is unique, the graphics are great, and the dialog is many times down right hilarious.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Force is strong with this one!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aside from the occasional player gliding across the ground, the graphics are phenomenal and superior to "Madden 2004."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The lack of online play on this console is disappointing, but this is still a terrific title. Midway has crafted a game that is a delight to play and to watch. Option rich, graphically wonderful and with a great audio track, this is a title video hockey fans should own.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Just one of those brilliant action games ripe with all the things that make this one an addictive joy to play. With a giant battlefield as your playground, plenty of guns and enough vehicles to use it doesn't get any better than this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It not only brings the fun of Final Fantasy Tactics to the GBA, complete with the 40 or so gameplay hours, but manages to improve on the original in many aspects as well in the process.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the most highly addictive and thoroughly entertaining wrestling titles to come along in a long time and it&#146;s a game no fighting fan should miss out on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The customization elements are supreme, with a bevy of new ways to create a character and your very own court, and the new control elements work very well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Stunning graphically, a pleasure to control with the 360 gamepad, Call of Duty 2 is an amazing example of precisely what gamers can expect from the machine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The five-on-five treatment really works for this game but its&#146; the arcade-styled fast-as-lightning gameplay that will have gamers playing this one for a long time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game plays like a dream. The mixture of all the different gameplay elements into this game is perfect!