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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars
Lowest review score: 18 M&M's Adventure
Score distribution:
6576 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The Collectors Edition is the best buy. For several dollars more you will be able to get a soundtrack to the game, DVD of all the cinemas plus an inside look at the game, artwork of the game, four posters, and a really nice case to store all the extra items in.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is compelling, addictive, fun, frustrating, well-designed and intriguing.
    • 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."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a must-have game for the Wii. It transcends generations, and even though expensive, will last for a long time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A strikingly deep racing sim that delivers on most of the areas where Gran Turismo 4 faltered and then some.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If there was anytime to purchase Madden for the first time, it's now as this is by far the best of the bunch.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV was a marvelous fighter and Super Street Fighter IV only furthers that notion with excellent additions that provide a whole new life to the series that has come full circle with Capcom’s brilliant revival.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If this weren’t a re-release or the Creator worked a little better I’d probably give it a 10.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game makes me laugh even when I’m losing … an impressive feat.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite my grumbling about the artificial intelligence,...what I enjoy about System Shock 2 is the high degree of freedom you have in deciding what directions to develop your character.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It takes a lot of guts to completely change the entire formula of a well established and beloved series such as this. The developers took on this monumental task and proved that it is a great chan[g]e of pace.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    No other type of sports games requires such strategy while under pressure. Online leagues and tournaments are an improvement over XSN's online leagues, but are still in their fledgling stage.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There is not a single-element of the Batman that this game doesn't nail, from the gadgets to the atmosphere and the combat. The action is thrilling and varied, and even the fetch quests are compelling.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the tightest games out there... there’s nothing that stands out as a negative, and everything else is a glaring positive. The abundance of ‘stuff to do’ keeps the gameplay fresh and makes 100% completion a task for the gods.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Simply an awesome game - great in historical imagery, solid in sound and game play, and a lot of fun to play. The Age of Kings deserves its title.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I admire Final Fantasy X's emotional and spiritual depth. There is never a time that we can't feel the pain and the struggles of our heroes.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Every aspect of this game is outstanding, the concept, level designs, controls, graphics, etc.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Though UT isn’t supporting the curved surfaces like Quake III, the texture quality is excellent and the lighting is unparalleled.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game just became elevated to my personal list of all-time PC favorites.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fun enough that even after playing a song 20 times, you want to play it 20 more times. No other game makes you feel like you are accurately rocking like Guitar Hero 2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band is about as much fun as one can have making music in a video game. Sure there are a few flaws that prevent this game from a flawless concert, but to pull all these elements together is a remarkable achievement.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The must-have DS RPG you've like already played through, Chrono Trigger is a thoroughly entertaining game with a lengthy quest, an excellent combat system, an unforgettable soundtrack, likable characters and so much more.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent sequel to Harmonix's new music franchise.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The controls are one of the best I have ever seen on an iPhone game; it is so simple and comfortable to use with having a control stick appear anywhere on the screen wherever you place your finger.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The great graphics, excellent gameplay and intriguing story line will have gamers glued to their GameCube for hours.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fusion is so good that if it weren't for the small, unlit screen, you wouldn't even be able to tell that it is a "portable" game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Probably the most visually stunning golf title of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 2005 doesn't really take this game to a whole new level but it does slightly rise above the amazing "ESPN NFL 2K5."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV was a marvelous fighter and Super Street Fighter IV only furthers that notion with excellent additions that provide a whole new life to the series that has come full circle with Capcom’s brilliant revival.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is one of the finest games of 2010. It has wit. It has flavor. Most importantly, it has style.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game animation is some of the best around and the commentary is spot-on, not to mention the fact that you get the no-holds-barred studio analysis.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is by far one of the best games I have come across, it is beautiful to look at, fantastic to listen to, and a TOTAL BLAST to play!
    • 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."
    • 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!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While the majority of the content is geared towards higher-level players, there is still a lot of fantastic content for any WoW gamer. If you’re a fan, then there’s no reason that you should not have this expansion.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Takes all the best elements from the past three games and polishes them to a blinding shine.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While the ingenuity level is a bit low, the way everything comes together is great. There are so many fun weapons to use, the control is tight, levels are fun to tromp through, and everything else doesn't hurt.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The dev team seems to be on the right track to bringing a realistic and compelling game – rife with the vagaries of the sport – to the PS3. A few mechanics need to be addressed, but for FIFA fans, this is a solid game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed II is more than a great sequel because it does things the first game couldn't even hope to accomplish. There are tons of surprises in store, so if you enjoyed the original – or even if you only kind of liked it – this is one of those sequels that absolutely must be played.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Snake Eater isn't a breakthrough game for PS2 like "Sons of Liberty" was, but the graphics are still jaw-dropping. The lighting, shadow and weapon/explosion effects are unbelievable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Owners of the Wii that have never played RE4 before should make this game an instant purchase.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Groundbreaking camera system, amazing soundtrack, perfect visuals, and controls that are unique but obviously from the developers of "ICO." The technology that makes it all come together is baffling.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics in Splinter Cell are unsurpassed. The lighting effects are incredible, the character models look great, and the animations are realistic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game has improved leaps and bounds since last years version, which is surprising since it was done wonderfully last year.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphical elements, outstanding animation and a solid storyline with strong challenge – what more is there to say?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The story will lure you in, the lack of load times will make the adventure seem seamless and the visual and aural treat will keep you in the game until you get to the very end.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With new content for newbies and veterans alike, The Burning Crusade is a complete expansion and one that no WoW player should be without. Hell, there’s enough here to make a whole separate game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game is not perfect it is a far sight better than previous iterations. Years ago there was a MVP baseball game on the PC that was top-drawer (IMO) and MLB 10 rivals, if not exceeds, that. Top to bottom, this is an entertaining game to look at and play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Near perfect. Only small flaws and nuisances take away from the game. The high flying no holds barred action is more than enough to make up for any problems the game might have.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great edition of a wonderful series, it's definitely worth getting, even if players already have the 2004 edition, just for the Game Face II's added features and the new course editor.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Aside from the occasional player gliding across the ground, the graphics are phenomenal and superior to "Madden 2004."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Halo: Reach is 2010's multiplayer title of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Part of the fun is the sheer amount of customization available. The game can be short, long, easy or hard, or anywhere in between.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I can honestly say that the universe Bioware created is the best I have encountered since George Lucas created Star Wars. Never have I been compelled to find out everything there is to a storyline as I did with Mass Effect.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game is definitely a contender for game of the year. If a possible AI patch would be released, then this game would be a 10+.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    BF2 is one of the best FPS modern day wargames to date in my opinion. You gotta have it!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute no-brainer for those who missed out the first time, the God of War Collection packs two phenomenal titles into one great package for a bargain price. Even if you have played them before, the visual and framerate upgrade is well worth it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The defensive playmaker stick adds so much depth to this game, just like the offensive playmaker did last year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Along with stellar sound effects, voiceovers, and groovy spy movie theme songs, No One Lives Forever 2 provides a feast for your senses.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Despite having these RPG-like features, Aria of Sorrow is not at all an RPG! What it is, is an amazing, exciting, must-have game that'll keep you entertained for many, many years.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    But for the true RPG gamer, this game is of a level that has never been seen before. It is the new benchmark. The story is rich and engaging, the characters are memorable, and the journey is one that pulls you in, captivates you and compels you to move forward toward the conclusion.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We’re talking about a game with great controls, absolutely gorgeous graphics and enough teams to make any gamer cheer.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the detail graphics, excellent controls, and outstanding owner’s mode everyone should find something to enjoy with this game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Lives up to its legacy of having inventive courses, stellar multiplayer, and more replay value than any other racer in its class.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly, if you are looking for a racing game for the Xbox, one that is stunning graphically with superb racing mechanics, look no further than this title...Amazing, awesome, superb - the superlatives could never end.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The majority of quests and locations are familiar, and stepping into Azeroth for the first time is sure to be mildly overwhelming. Cataclysm is an expansion for the veterans, and an amazing one at that.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It controls like a sportscar, it plays like a dream.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The animation is exceptional, and the options package is certain to give fans of this sport many enjoyable hours of total gridiron immersion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bravo, PlatinumGames. You've made a game and created a heroine that gives Dante a reason to cry.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    ICO
    An "art-house" game in a world of Hollywood-esqe world of action flicks. You get the distinct feeling this game was meant to be savored, not devoured; contemplated, not just consumed.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game that will make you hold your breath, and curse at your monitor (I have since apologized to my LCD).
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I really had a ball with it once I got the hang of what everyone was doing after about two hours or so, and once you begin leveling up and get some new toys to play with, it makes it worth your while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I was extremely surprised when I found out that there are over 70 songs in this game. Each year Neversoft crams more and more songs in their games, and it is amazing! The sound effects are also top notch.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bowser's Inside Story has everything you could want from a Mario game: creative levels, likable characters, and most importantly, gameplay that makes it impossible to put down.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TLAD is a great expansion that adds awesome new content, and one that is well worth the investment of time and money for any GTA IV fan.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the best and most time-consuming iPad games out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The epitome of gameplay perfection.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible game that features great AI, music, graphics and story.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Prolongs the extreme pleasure of the first game while introducing enough off-the-wall additions to consistently surprise you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tightened controls and improved manager mode pave away for some of the best moments in a sports title in 2009.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fallout 3 is a game that hits all the right notes and excels in being a role-playing game that wishes to challenge the genre to bring something bigger and better.
    • 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.