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: 75
Highest review score: 100 Toy Story Racer
Lowest review score: 18 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
6576 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    EA has done yet another superior job in utilizing the latest technology in bringing us a game that looks so life-like, you will oftentimes forget that you are playing a game and not watching the actual sport.
    • 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!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although they did add some great things to Tony Hawk 3 for Game Boy Advance, it’s essentially the same game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The number of options available in the game is incredible. The gameplay just works and will keep you going for hours upon hours.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As far as baseball games rate, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better sim than MLB 11: The Show.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The gameplay is what makes Jak and Daxter what it is: a masterpiece.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's everything a Star Wars game should be -- exciting, entertaining and breathtaking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The keyboard commands get a bit confusing because the games pace is very fast at times.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compelling, great to look at, and a whole lot of fun to play. The options package gives the gamer solid control over the elements of the game and the storyline builds with each mission completed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An adrenaline rush so pure you’ll swear the race is real.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While some might say the game is short, you are going to want to play it over and over and over. Add to that the slew of unlockables in this game, and you have one amazing title that will keep you busy for a long time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A surprisingly great little adventure that offers an experience unlike any other game out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you’ve never played Persona 3, then it’ll be overwhelmingly fresh entry to the RPG genre. If you’ve actually played Persona 3, then there have been more then enough changes to warrant a revisit through the world of Inaba.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    MLB ’09: The Show is a leap forward from ’08 on several fronts.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An extreme skateboarding masterpiece.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But in the end, there's something peculiar and odd about Limbo that keeps the attention of the player far longer than it should have. As I said, credit goes to PlayDead Studios – they've created a game that is fantastically weird and pleasant all in its own right.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    You will be able to control almost every single aspect of what went on during World War II campaigns to see if you have what it takes to be a good commander and stay alive.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It brings back fond memories of a genre that is going through a renaissance on the Xbox Live Arcade and indie scene with darlings such as Braid, 'Splosion Man, A Boy and His Blob, Limbo, LittleBigPlanet and many others. With that said, Super Meat Boy is among the best in the genre in recent memory.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An utterly brilliant and addictive gem. With amazing missions, a great story and plenty to do in the city, this game is just non-stop fun from start to finish. Forget the DS; this game truly shines on the PSP.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm disappointed that the story never pays off, and seems more like a bridge to a third installment (getting close to Earth). It may not be deep, but it is an exciting journey, and possibly the most frightening game since the original Dead Space.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Real-time strategic puzzling at its finest. Pikmin 2 builds on the original in ways you'd never expect.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Control and sound issues aside, this is the best version of Madden 2002 available.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If there has to be one PC game on your holiday list for 2010, make it Civilization V. It's the best turned-based strategy game on the market, let alone in the past five years.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With wonderfully solid controls, great graphics, enough game modes and enough teams to select, this game is one you should not miss if you love sports in general.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is one of the most action filled and intense gaming experiences that I have had to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 2 is easily the best racer you can find on the Xbox 360. The driving physics are deep and accurate, and the online features are a blast. While the game has its foibles, it’s still a highly recommended racer for any driving fan.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The stability woes, a few clipping problems, and finite game boards do present some drawbacks to the game. The good news is that this game is so good you can forgive all that.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game offers a smooth control scheme and even though I would have liked to have seen more powers in Joe's arsenal, its a blast to play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes Tiger Woods the best golf game available are the controls.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Madden 2005 doesn’t disappoint, but it clearly doesn’t improve a whole lot from last year’s stellar version. It is still the best playing football game on the market however, and seems cemented in the idea of the “If it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it” mentality.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is a solid port, adding in some compelling features to reward PC gamers for their patience. However, they’re going to want to sit tight and wait for Rockstar to issue a patch to fix the game’s stability problems.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Empire: Total War isn’t perfect, and it can be tedious at times. On the whole, it manages to pull off everything you’ve ever wanted in an RTS, and delivers even more. Top honors.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bar none, one of the most satisfying ice hockey titles to grace the PS2 console so far. It really does come close to perfection in everyway and that is saying a lot considering the fact that last year’s "NHL 2K3" was at the top of its game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Each character model is so well done and I even found the cut scenes interesting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The nine new maps are fantastic and certainly will enhance the multiplayer aspect of Halo 2, online or off.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aside from some graphical downgrades, this is still a solid version of a great RPG.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The blend of cel-shading with the more realistic, yet light-hearted, world works really well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine a Game Boy Advance game that could match the style and addictive action of "Metroid Fusion," but Zero Mission surpasses even the now classic handheld game quite easily.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Game Face feature is almost worth the price alone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game looks, plays, and feels splendid! This game will not leave the player's CD-Rom for a long time, since it has such an astounding replay value.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Harder to control than it should be. I love both the Xbox and GC controllers (a rarity, since most gamers like one, but hate the other), but Madden was not developed for either of them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies is a sheer addiction that you won't take off anytime soon, whether you're a veteran player or a first-timer joining the ranks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A resounding experience. It’s a charming and stunning game that should occupy about 20 hours of a gamer’s time with up to 50 hours of side-quests, odd jobs, and real-estate purchasing available.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Control-wise, NHL 2K3 is sheer perfection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Good RPG’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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I find myself comparing Brotherhood to Fable II; both are incremental releases to a pre-established formula, and both have a ton of ideas that are not implemented to the fullest of their potential. The difference is that what Brotherhood does, more often than not, falls just short of brilliance, yet even when operating at 80 percent Ubisoft has crafted a game far better than most others on the market, and the superb multiplayer puts it over the top.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead is a great multiplayer shooter with many elements that you won’t find in any other shooter this year. The co-op experience is unrivaled and the dynamic AI is an excellent design choice.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Basketball doesn’t get any better than this.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DoDonpachi looks and sounds great.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A fantastic RPG game that not only lives up to its hype, but also far surpasses it by featuring some incredible gameplay, an engrossing storyline, and a huge amount of polish.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its great innovations, high level of polish, and great level design and objectives - not to mention the load of customization options - I simply couldn't put it down.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The track design is so unique and so incredibly cool that you won't believe it at first. There are more twists, turns and thrilling surprises (both graphical and gameplay-related) that you'll be in a state of shock for the first 20 minutes of play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’ve held out until now, this is your chance to play one of the best RPGs to hit in the past several years.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If it looks like a dream and plays like a dream this is the best dream I've had all year. The controls are solid and the arcade-feel just makes the Gamebreaker moves stylish and fun to pull off.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The most appealing aspect is the game's length. Hot Pursuit 2 is one of the longest racing games out there.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The music does a great job of setting the atmosphere of the different dungeons and areas in the game. The only minor issue was a slight distortion on some of the voice samples in the game, such as Link's yell.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sheer joy – a delight to look at, a treat for the ears and a challenge for the mind. This game is the sibling to an award-winning program, and will in all likelihood be continuing that family tradition.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A true tactical strategy game with enough combat scenarios and a great multiplayer feature fans of this genre will like.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new teams are the big draw here. The game has been tweaked and seems to be a fuller experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cave Story on the Wii can be recommended to fans of the original, fans of Pixel's other projects, and just about anyone that enjoys a challenging 2D game.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is as close to a complete package you can get.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A strong title that pushes the genre forward while retaining much of its original appeal.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you like slow-motion dives, guns blazing, the deft tuck at the end of the jump and the roll up to a shooting stance, the perceptible flash from the muzzle of a gun that pinpoints the position of the enemy, bodies flying backwards as bullets impact them, then you will absolutely love this game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Takes stealth action and realism to all new jaw-dropping heights in this game that’s just too good to pass up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The premier simulation golf game. Its intuitive swing system is more than enough to make this a really good game. But then the developers went and piled as much frosting onto this cake as possible.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intense, amazing and spectacular gaming fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The only catch is that this is directly aimed at the hardcore crowd with a higher difficulty level, so casuals who are looking for a title focusing less on technical aspects and more on quick excitement may walk away disappointed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bigger, tougher, meaner, and more next-gen. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow fills every part of the Nintendo DS's two-inch screen with new bosses, levels, and dozens of backdrops that are drop-dead gorgeous.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hmm, let’s see: Incredible graphics, terrific sound, flawless game play and great multiplayer options must add up to a game that should be on any racing sim fan’s shelf.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A deep and involving WWII strategy title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Without a doubt one of the best single-player FPS experiences in years.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dead Space is a fairly linear affair that will take most gamers a little over ten hours to complete. However, it is one hell of a ride.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rise of Nations revitalizes this genre because it blends the mechanics of real time and turn based strategy games into one. As weird as this may sound, the game does this flawlessly and expounds the gameplay a hundred fold.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Some of the best online racing I have ever seen!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a tough game to control, and has enough twists and turns to keep even hard-core fans of the genre involved and challenged.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Persona 3: FES will increase your appreciation of its storyline. The characters are great, the dialogue is believable (how’s THAT for an RPG!?), and if you enjoyed the gameplay last year, there are several new reasons to play through the original quest all over again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There aren’t many baseball games I would call addictive, but this game is definitely one of those “need to pry the controller away from your hands” games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those rare arcade racers that comes along every now and then and will tear you away from “real racing” games that you said you would never stop playing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    As good as the sound usually is in Battlefield, it's the worst aspect of the game overall.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A terrific game. If you like action, combat, adventure, then pick this one up. Chronicles of Riddick as enough of each to keep you enthralled and excited.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Car enthusiasts and racing fans rejoice! Gran Turismo 4 goes beyond our expectations to deliver a racing game that’s destined to become a genuine classic and the main reason fans of this genre will not see any daylight anytime soon.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I’ve played a ton of puzzle games before but not many of them come close to Lumines.
    • 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.

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