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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 18 M&M's Adventure
Score distribution:
6,580 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is fresh, new, and puts an unusual twist on the ordinary.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's everything a Star Wars game should be -- exciting, entertaining and breathtaking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I don't care what the competition has in store for us this August because Blitz 20-02 is the only one I need... I love everything about this game, but the thing that really stood out to me was how much faster, smoother and more refined the game played.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game plays like a dream. The mixture of all the different gameplay elements into this game is perfect!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Side-scrolling, Goomba-stomping, RPG adventuring. Paper Mario isn't among the best GameCube RPGs; it is the best.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The deepest, most impressive ballgame that's just too addictive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A landmark release in that it is the first PS2 game to support Dolby™ Pro Logic and DTS™ sound. These surround sound technologies allow for realistic environmental surround sound like you've never heard it before.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It adds so many little things that it will be worth the players hard earned cash. The Space Epoch itself is worth the price of it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The graphics and audio track are superb, and the player interface, with its customizable game play options, all add up for one amazing and enjoyable experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I can’t think of the last time I sat down to play a game and I smiled so much that my face actually started to hurt. That’s what Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil did for me.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The sounds of gloves hitting faces gives off a satisfying smack, and body blows have a painful thudding sound to them.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A classic in the making, Civilization 3 once again serves up a big plate of turn based gameplay covered in gobs of strategy and tons of choices, this is one that will keep you coming back for another helping over and over again.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The three new islands, Avalon (Albion), HyBrasil (Hibernia) and Aegir (Midgard), are all wonderfully crafted realms full of danger, quests and realm combat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An addictive game that has a good spawn rate, wonderful graphical elements and solid sound.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After welcoming the precocious and mischievous fur-balls (and other assortment) into your home, you’ll wonder how you could have lived without them.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Offers a lot of new vehicles, weapons, and maps to give you even more of what you've been playing this game for all this time. It is a solid and enjoyable addition to the BF series that just makes that game even more addictive and gives you some new ways to play and new toys to play with.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The experience of NASCAR Thunder 2003 can be summed up in four words...replayability, challenge, realism, and FUN!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Games like these not only lift the bar, they annihilate it!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A joy for the eye...wonderfully entertaining and addictive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Diehard MK fans will surely love it, and all of my casual gamer friends think it's one of the best fighting games ever made.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There is so much to do, and players will be drawn into the game, and it won't let them go until they unlock everything. This is the best movie to game conversion that has come out in a long time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sly Cooper is the first video game to directly parody the "Metal Gear Solid" series, and it does it really, really well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Has a few flaws, but its unique character pairings and jaw-dropping graphics make this a remarkable RPG.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the best RTS experiences you can find!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Accessible is one word that truly fits this game. Players can move into the world without a lot of trouble and the learning curve is small.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Graphically stunning and a whole lot of fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The environment is huge but the controls are simple enough to allow players to explore without complication.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Really slick gameplay here folks. Strong controls with a nifty new fighting system.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Great game and with it being as challenging as it is, I can’t see this title becoming shelf material anytime soon.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s got all the goods of the original, more refinement than the sequel, and more replay value than both predecessors.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It had tight controls, over the top gameplay, and great looking graphics. NFL Street 2 takes everything that the first game had and expounds upon it making it better in many different aspects.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While it may not blow away the competition, it does indeed offer some new features that can’t be found anywhere else, therefore allowing Major League Baseball 2K5 to become a must own game for any fan of the sport.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An adrenaline rush so pure you’ll swear the race is real.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The three races, even though there could have been some more differences between them, are really fun to play with and bring a nice breath of fresh air into the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I really liked that you can play with both the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants; these two teams make for a great combination.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After more than 10 years of arcade mastery (and 10 years of dreaming of an arcade-perfect portable adaptation), Namco has finally brought the game to a handheld powerful enough to reproduce Tekken’s unrivaled fighting engine.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Nearly every aspect of this game is perfect, and despite its historic roots, becomes a 'must own,' not only for Mega Man fans, but for every PSP owner out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The great controls, amazing size and scope and incredible music are just a few elements that should get you hooked into the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sure, they might be a little dated. Sure, you’ve played this sort of thing before. You still won’t find a better pure action experience anywhere.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game earns a spot next to Advance Wars DS and Castlevania: DoS as an essential title in the library of anyone who enjoys top-notch single-player experiences on DS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What more can I say, the game plays great, looks great, sounds great and has great online capabilities. Quit reading and go download it!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Order of Ecclesia proves that the Castlevania formula is still as fun now as it was ten years ago, and the new gameplay mechanics keep things fresh and interesting. It’s a 2D action masterpiece, and absolute required playing for any DS owner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you are a sports fan, regardless of whether you would class yourself as a hockey fan, this is the game to play. It has the right pacing, can lure you in and brings a lot of depth and entertainment value.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent sequel to Harmonix's new music franchise.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It doesn't get much better than when four people all come together and score a five star on a really rocking song (like Spoonman). This is gaming bliss.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The must-own Street Fighter sequel. SFII fans have been waiting more than a decade for a game like this.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is my favorite multiplayer game of all time. If I had another child I would name it Ellis whether it was a boy or girl.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The price tag for everything is steep, and there are not enough songs for my liking, but this is a true representation of a legendary band. Great songs and great fun make for a great game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Epitomizes the quintessence of the series while introducing hugely entertaining innovations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game has tons of action, blasting away at alien scum, and won't get beaten in the course of a couple of hours. It's definitely one of the deeper ones out there.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Without a doubt one of the best games available for the GBA and one of the best reasons for owning the system. The characters, locales, and enemies from the original are all here, creating a compelling game and story on par in many ways with the original.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The people who will enjoy Restless Dreams the most are the ones who already own the game for PlayStation 2 (myself included). Gamers who never played SH2 before will not be able to appreciate all of the subtle differences, but they will be able to appreciate the graphics and the gameplay just as much as everyone else.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a terrific blend of arcade-style gaming (as in with the players steaming and bursting into flame) and straight-ahead sports simulation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Gran Turismo of off-road racing...This is as close to perfection as the rally racing genre is every going to get.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is a great first-person shooter and third-player action game that really tones down the violence, unlike many other first-person shooter games, thanks to the use of the "live ammo" that Stranger prefers to use.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The gameplay is riveting and exciting, the visuals and audio some of the best ever, with enough ways to play that will keep you busy for months.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    My only complaint is the reduction of fatalities.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now if this sounds like a lot of work, it is which just makes this one of the best games on the market.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most complete NASCAR racing game ever created and with a new graphics engine pushing it along, it is also the most realistic!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great new feature is the black market...Now you can take your chances in the black market to trade some stuff you don’t want for the goodies that you do.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Three unique perspectives and a host of missions make this a program that can be played over and over again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    THIS GAME ROCKS! What I am most pleased with is the support that the web site offers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hard core and casual gamers will agree this is the best soccer game to date.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphical quality of this program makes it a sure-fire winner. What it lacks in some areas, it makes up for in others. If you are a fan of Olympic-style action, this is a must-have.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is amazing, and the single-player can be very rewarding if you're willing to go the extra mile, and you have to be willing to spend a lot of time perfecting your skills.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an incredible program, and could well be the RTS that will push the genre into new heights of graphic design.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am a huge fan of Quake and enjoy a game of Diablo every now and then. But neither Quake nor Diablo held my interest for as long as Zax has. The reason: it just plain rocks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best jet Sims of the year, if not of all time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The cars and tracks are all wonderfully done. The graphics are beautiful and realistic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This expansion improves on all aspects of the game from basic mechanics to the soundtrack.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game packs an incredibly well-scripted storyline with puzzles, and outstanding graphics to deliver an intriguing third-person RPG that is a joy to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game plays very well, I love the concept, the options are extensive, set up consoles are easy to use, the actual driving is quite realistic, the vehicle graphics are well above the average, and the replay value is very high.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is not as realistic as some of the new W.W.II FPS games that are coming out right now, but they don't have the shear intense fun factor that SS,TSE has. I had a blast with this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game, but true hockey fans that buy the latest and greatest that EA gives us each year will not see a whole lot of changes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best MMORPGs on the market. It has depth of play, dynamic interplayer action, solid graphics and terrific sound.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It reintroduces the sometimes forgotten concept of a 10-15 minute learning curve, and has done away with a 200-page flight manual on the basics of aviation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond the radioactive bread products Bioware has created and intricate and bizarrely funny game that should delight followers of the series and newbies alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sense of speed delivered is phenomenal, from the sounds of your bike revving at the beginning of the race (kind of like a jet engine...), to the smooth frame rate, you will certainly feel like you're shooting along at hundreds of miles per hour.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best basketball simulation game to date. Everything that can be done on the court can be done equally as well in the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite simply, Gitaroo-Man lays the funk down on all competing musical games currently on the market with enough left over style to put a particular K9 back in the doghouse.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am happy to report that after many hours of lost sleep, hearing things that weren’t really there, and near fatal heart attacks it definitely is not only the most terrifying game experience I have ever had, but one of the more solid ones I have had as well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of funny commentary and extremely exaggerated wrestling moves with a solid and fun football game has definitely been worth it to me.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s great, fun, and somewhat educational for the whole family, and it’s a well rounded game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's like watching a race on TV -- the graphics, even on a standard television, are picture perfect. I don't think I've ever seen pavement in a video game that looked so real before. The color and texturing is unprecedented.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is smokin’ folks. Galactic Battlegrounds delivers a fast paced action packed Empire stomping, Wookie howling, Rebel Alliance whooping, Jedi slashing, Sith Lord choking good time. Remember it’s all in the Star Wars universe, and it’s all good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When something is put together that, at first look, seems so simple, yet challenges by pumping the intensity level and challenging players to use their reflexes and brain, it qualifies as a game that is a great experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new features, especially the dynamic deke control are remarkable and may warrant an upgrade from a previous version for the true hockey fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Shadows of Luclin expansion has enhanced an already rich game experience immensely.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Non-repetitive character motion that makes sure no two crashes are the same, a comprehensive replay system that lets you capture your coolest moves and post them on the web, and last but certainly not least for the serious gamer, there is support for up to eight players over the internet!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most difficult games that I have ever played. I honestly hadn't screamed a game so much since "Donkey Kong Country." And I loved every minute of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another great feature of this game is the mission varieties to mix up the action and the open-ended style of gameplay throughout a few Acts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is so much to do, so much to unlock. You'll have fun with the two-player mode, but the heart of the game is really the single-player experience. It's addictive from the start, and the fantasy courses are so good that you'll want to race them again and again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blends all the things we love about the Grand Theft Auto series and blockbuster Hollywood action films to bring us a most riveting and highly entertaining hybrid action fans will love.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Lament of Innocence will make gamers cry tears of joy. It's a lovable, enjoyable game that, while not quite perfect, is clearly a classic. It's almost as good as Aria of Sorrow.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well worth the price of the Network Adaptor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In-game cinematics, challenging puzzles, plenty of weapons, hordes of bad guys, sprawling landscapes, and beautiful women, what more could you want?