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 Star Wars: Starfighter
Lowest review score: 18 M&M's Adventure
Score distribution:
6576 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must have if you absolutely love the genre. The casual player however, may not find this to be one to add to their game library, but is definitely worth the price.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The easy to grasp platforming elements are smooth and comfortable and the environments are very well executed. Elika is quite possibly one of the best AI supporting characters yet implemented into a game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It plays very well on the PS3 with intuitive controls, solid graphics, and streamlined game mechanics that ensure entertainment value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando: Rearmed is the perfect remake, retaining all of the things that made the original great, but making those things fresh again. For $10, this game is an absolute steal.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All said, NBA 2K5 is the best basketball game on the market. Period. NBA team comparison: 2003-2004 Detroit Pistons – Does what it needs to do to get it done. Teamwork and fundamentals give this game the championship it rightfully deserves.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new Imperial Guard faction adds a great new element to the game, focusing on building technology and research above rushing out to fight.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fun, but lacks the intensity of the first game. The intensity was lessened with the sequel, perhaps due to the fact that it was a sequel and I had already experienced that kind of horror once. Silent Hill 3 uses the same scare tactics as the first two games, so unless you're a newcomer, you probably won't be too horrified.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The World Destruction tour is fun, but the neophyte skaters may find this a bit more challenging than they can manage. Still, with solid online play elements, this is a winner.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The tried-and-true gameplay is intact but with just the right touch of refinement for anyone to pick up and enjoy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 is a great open-world game, giving FPS fans a great sense of freedom and tons of content to play through.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, this is one of the most accurate and lovingly devised sims ever created.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of scope, the game just as big and deep as the PS2 games. The crazy arsenal of weapons at your disposal is present, and the environments are pretty varied and large. The controls are spot-on, an impressive feat for a PSP game, and the action is engrossing and fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The slow gameplay may not bother everyone, but I guarantee that it will annoy anyone who has played the real version of the game because the difference in speed is very noticeable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Solid multiplayer support, great skill animations, smart AI and improved physics all add up to a game that is a marked improvement over the last iteration.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An entertaining and well-designed game experience that keeps the action flowing. The Frostbite engine ramps up the strategic elements and the game’s story arc does a nice job of tying all game elements together.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The courses are fun, challenging, and impossible to give up on. The story mode's mini-games present even more challenges and are a great way to gain experience points.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a nice mix of action and intense moments that will leave you grabbing the controller so hard you will think it will break. Even using the various vehicles in multiplayer is a breeze.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even though this is a very simple game to learn and play you will be amazed at how fun it is.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite Obsidian's fan-service, Fallout: New Vegas is a heaping pile of bugs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With two games worth of content, exclusive bonus levels, almost one hundred challenge missions, and the infinite replayability afforded by the gameplay, Peggle Dual Shot is an absolute steal at $20 and is well worth picking up if you are looking for the perfect on-the-go puzzle experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great strategy game. The game will appeal instantly to anyone who has played "Final Fantasy Tactics," the "Ogre Battle" series, or other strategy games for the Playstation 1.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is a fine addition to the series. While the additions here are marginal, the actual mechanics of the game still benefit greatly from the Wii MotionPlus attachment, making for the best golfing game you're likely to find this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Addictive, entertaining and just plain fun, The Movies gives players creative freedom no other sim has offered.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An outstanding game. Between the incredibly challenging AI and the stages that reward creative thinking, Crysis 2 distinguishes itself as a thinking man's shooter. Unfortunately, the bland and almost generic story is very weak glue for an otherwise great FPS.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A wonderfully realized civilization-style management game, full of the joy of the game, with entreating graphics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Little tweaks in the AI here and there sometimes leave something to be desired (it’s easy to march on down the field until you get near the goal box – then it’s almost impossible) but overall the game is spot on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Games like these not only lift the bar, they annihilate it!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you take the time and play this game, without letting your bias towards the PC/online version get in the way (as I almost did), I think you'll find that it's a great game overall.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All the hard work put in to leveling your characters truly pays off with the challenge of this title. To put it simply, if you are a fan of Neverwinter Nights, you will want this expansion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rare gem that surpasses expectations and stands as an extremely fun and engaging action game.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a worthwhile sequel that not only looks amazing but, thanks to the PlayStation 3’s innovative controls, it also feels better than the Xbox 360 version. If you’re a fan of the series or are looking for an exhilarating tactical shooter for the PS3, this is the game you really need to buy right away.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tired of chainsawing Locusts? Bored of sniping Nazis? Give Viva Pinata a shot. Experiencing a vibrant world full of animals that react to every decision you make in your garden is not a typical simulation videogame.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the creepiest and most disturbing game experiences I've had in a long time. The game has a brooding sense of atmosphere and a great story that is the stuff of nightmares.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are breathtaking. After minutes of play the real world around you just seems to melt away...May many, many hours of great gameplay be with you!
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Simple and intuitive controls make Future Perfect an excellent pickup and party game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    ‘Splosion Man is a solid action-puzzler that will provide hours of entertainment, and delighting characters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an XBLA release, concessions like simple graphics or a rough edge here and there aren't exactly gamebreakers. Beyond Good & Evil isn't a short game by today's standards, either. You'll get about ten hours or so out of the quest, much more than you'd squeeze out of comparable download releases today.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Sadly, there wasn’t much effort put into the graphics--which would have made this the leading baseball title available--but there is always next year’s High Heat to look forward too.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you want access to every switch, instrument, indicator, and of course, every weapon, on this plane then this IS your type of game. To say the least, it is very involved, but rewarding once you get through the training.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More of an upgrade than a port of a classic arcade game. There are many new features, characters and stages that weren't in the original version.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With a solid online racing mode as well as other modes that will occupy your time for quite a while, GT Legends will not leave your PC for quite some time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Codemasters can covert a hardcore arcade loyalist like myself, I can only imagine how quickly it will steal the soul of a true F1 fan.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 lands on the PS3 with a new focus on action and co-op gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you enjoy sci-fi strategy, or games similar to Pirate Hunter or Port Royale 2, this is a game that you need to try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tetris DS is the reason puzzle game fans will once again dream of falling boxes and it’s the reason it will seem like your Nintendo DS has been glued to your hands.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid blend of RPG and tactics combined with the series’ trademark atmosphere and bizarre story elements, Devil Survivor should not disappoint hardcore fans of the franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Yet another great GameCube action game fans of the Prince will thoroughly enjoy from start to finish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A force to be reckoned with. THQ has put every other fighting game on notice as UFC Undisputed 2010 has moved into the domain of one of the best games in the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It took 3 years but it was worth the wait.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A rich, dynamic program full of history and accented with multiple challenges that will keep any RTS player on his or her toes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RTS fans will really enjoy the faster pacing, new objectives to complete, and the well-acted cutscenes. Other fans looking for 3D graphics or new gameplay options will be disappointed, but the missions are still entertaining enough to keep them happy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A terrific game that looks great and plays very well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    First-person shooter heaven for Xbox owners. With a decent single player story mode complete with a great supernatural twist and equally wonderful visuals and sound, the action is thick enough to sink your teeth into it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Ultra violence at its most satisfying with a rich story that will have you cheering for Agent 47 every blood soaked step of the way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There's an unfortunate lack of improvement in the gameplay here, but it seems that the gameplay of the first was so good that it could be simplified and still be very enjoyable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Player-specific moves are astonishing and Isomotion work quite well. The shot stick, free throw mechanics, and team AI needs work though.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K6 just proves that you can improve on a series that already comes close to perfection.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While this forth chapter takes the spotlight away from Dante, Nero is a worthy hero to follow and thus making this an interesting sequel with a lot to offer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Pure chaos at it's finest. The non-linear structure of the missions ensures that you can tear around the city all you want without having to settle down and take a mission, and the cool new moves at your disposal are a lot of fun to perform.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compelling collections of tracks from the titular band and others, Guitar Hero: Metallica is not only a fine retrospective of the band’s storied career, but also the most fun Guitar Hero game in years.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Allowing players to move Prophecy characters to Factions landscapes and quest streams is a definite plus.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Desperate Struggle is so unpredictable it's like the punch line to a parody of Japanese pop culture. Frantic and all over the map, it somehow makes it all work and gives Wii owners an amazing game for an older audience – a rare treat to find on Nintendo's console.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Gameplay is entertaining and amusing (Chewie is hilarious), the music comes straight from the movies, and the visuals deliver the coolest and most unique eye candy seen since the first LEGO Star Wars game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fitting right at home on the console, Civilization Revolution is a genuinely addictive simulator that will not fail to impress and please fans of the Civ series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NO other game allows this much customization, and it is this customization that is the key aspect that really congeals it all together.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will find everything that originally made them fans, while newcomers and casual fans will find a game that should satisfy their basketball needs with its depth and relatively short learning curve.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Spell-binding, addictive, visually delightful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A digital masterpiece, a tour de force, my hats off to the developers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the best rally racing game available for the Xbox thus far, Colin McRae Rally 04 is the game to buy if you’re looking for rally racing done right.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The main problem with this game is that it feels a little dated, especially when you compare it to "FFX" or other games coming out shortly. Other than that it is a great game.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics are absolutely phenomenal, making Killzone 2 look obsolete in the process.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks absolutely gorgeous, with dioramas made up of lifesized everyday items, as well as cardboard cutouts. The silent film style cutscenes have a certain charm to them as the play out, and they fit the Victorian time period that the game takes place in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Levels are huge; boss battles are outrageous; the difficulty is extreme; and the action is as fast as you can get without turning the game into something obnoxious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With a fantastic story and numerous puzzles to keep you thinking, this DS game will keep you and your Stylus very busy and you will love it for that reason. Even if you missed the first game, picking this one up is a no-brainer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although not terribly original or revolutionary, Red Faction II is a terrific game with lots of action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A remarkable, well-designed program. It is challenging and entertaining.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    NBA 2K9 is hands down the best basketball title this year. Aside from its few technical flaws, you can’t get go wrong with adding NBA 2K9 to your collection.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The most intense, most cinematic boxing game you’ll find on PlayStation 2. Fight Night Round 3 pummels players with an improved in-the-ring experience, pulling the camera closer to ensure that even stoic gamers feel the hardest hits.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A huge improvement over its predecessor, Just Cause 2 is a blast to play, offering a vast island to explore and great ways to do it... Unfortunately, the repetitive mission design and lousy script keep this from being a truly classic experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At 29.99 (USD), there’s no reason not pick this one up. Even if you haven’t played its predecessor, you can’t go wrong here if you are an FPS fan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exceptional. The exciting (and exhaustive!) gameplay outweighs the camera issues and other minor nuisances.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply put: Black Arrow is what you get when you take a stellar first-person shooter, add a perfect blend of tactical team management and an extremely addictive Xbox Live multiplayer game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great basketball game, and offers players plenty of bang for their buck and definitely the best B-Ball value this year. Unfortunately, those expecting enough major changes to warrant the price hike may be disappointed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skate 2 does manage to pull of some refreshingly new and stylish moves that should please fans of the first game. Despite its few technical problems, though, it makes the trip back to San Van well worth it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Yes, you are able to import your sims, and yes you can observe their daily routine as they work their way up from the inner-city slums into a high-level corporate position, but then you have to ask yourself why you would want to do that to begin with.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game rocks along the rails, providing a very close experience to the actual experience of riding or working for a railroad. From traversing the mountain passes to rolling along scenic coastlines, this is a wonderful outing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best racing game of the year..."Gran Turismo 2" and "3" are just as good, but they are definitely not better than Splashdown.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Spidey looks great in this format, the animations are excellent and the game play is solid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I highly suggest you pick up this game, even if you have it on the NES.