Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 4,436 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Dead Space 2
Lowest review score: 0 R.I.P.D. The Game
Score distribution:
4,436 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's no two ways about it folks: NBA 2K2 is the best-playing basketball game on the planet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm literally floored by how much I enjoyed it, and I find it quickly rising in the ranks as one of my favorite Super Mario titles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's gorgeous, it's fun to play, it's life-affirmingly happy to the point that just thinking about playing made me grin like an idiot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may not be the best game you'll ever play on the system, but it's guaranteed to be one of the games that makes you fully appreciate what the handheld has to offer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A ton of love, care, and attention, not only to the fundamentals, but to what the fans have been clamoring for have been answered in spades. The end result is in not only the best version this series has seen, and not only the most authentic and realistic baseball game created to date, but easily one of the best sports games this reviewer has ever played.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game’s graphics are silky smooth and the track designs are fantastic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfect fit for the PSP. It’s puzzle based so you don’t have to worry about control issues. The screen is super wide so you can see more of the map than normal and the game has no real continuity involved so you can pick it up and play a game without having to remember where you were at.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If zombies and the apocalypse weren’t your thing despite all the praise heaped upon The Walking Dead, then I’d suggest giving The Wolf Among Us a shot. In both visuals and plot it’s a pretty far departure from Telltale’s previous effort, but manages to be just as engaging and interesting as anything found in The Walking Dead.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Indigo Prophecy is unique, artistic, immersive and beautiful. There’s no reason in the world why any self-respecting gamer shouldn’t have this game in their collection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sound design is incredible, with many varied tracks with authentic and unique sounding instruments that organically change depending on the on-screen action.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It probably goes without saying that this is one of the most gorgeous games to grace a video game console. FFXIII's in-game graphics look like other games' cutscenes. Its cutscenes look like other games' full motion video, and its full motion video looks like a Hollywood blockbuster.
    • 87 Metascore
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    I absolutely adore Donkey Kong Country Returns. It's a throwback to games of yesteryear, but infused with new and exciting game play mechanics that create a similar, but all-new experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can't imagine the series, or video game golf for that matter, getting much better than this (of course it will).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sure, the story may be a little weak, but that doesn't stop Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King from being among the best, not to mention most polished, role-playing games of the generation. If you’re at all a fan of the genre, don’t miss it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have any love or affinity for NES-era gaming, you’ll find Shovel Knight is an experience worth having.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 can honestly claim to be what Mike Tyson once quoted many years ago, "...I'm the best ever, my style's impetuous, my defense is impregnable, I wanna eat his children..." Well, okay, maybe not the last part, but damn if this isn't a great boxing game! If you are a fan, you are doing yourself a disservice not picking up a copy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you allow yourself to get absorbed into what Dyad is offering though, I think you'll admit that there's a lot more to Dyad than what a simple text description can relate. And for me that's the sign of something truly great, regardless of the type of media it's presented in.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's epic, very difficult at higher levels and offers stunning visuals. Online, the ranking system is just as, if not more addictive than Halo 3's, and custom classes and abilities add another layer to each match.
    • 87 Metascore
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    It is likely that a few months from now, Super Monkey Ball will be one of the few launch titles that you still will be playing, especially if you have friends to play with.
    • 84 Metascore
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    Vicarious Visions have once again done an exceptional job in adapting a console game to a handheld system, yet for the first time ever, have made it virtually indistinguishable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best representation of the sport ever created. I don't think I can praise it any more than that.
    • 85 Metascore
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    I can easily say without a doubt that this is not only the best EA hockey game since "NHL 05," but quite possibly the best hockey game ever. Fans can be happy to know that the series they grew up loving has finally delivered in all department to create the most realistic and authentic hockey game on the market. Second place is the first loser, and that means you 2K Hockey.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have any love for pinball, you should definitely pick up The Pinball Arcade. Its presentation and re-creation of actual pinball tables is second to none, and deserves to be seen and experienced by as many people as possible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Shenmue II literally is 5 times the game Shenmue: Chapter 1 is...an incredible experience for me, from start to finish. The core gameplay formula isn’t much different from the first game, just packed with more action and improvements.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Almost everything you would want in a NBA game is here. From single games, to seasons, dynasty mode (Association), 24/7 personal career street ball mode, street games, and even deep online play that includes seasons and tourneys.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Superior to the original in every way, and retains its charm while creating a new direction for the series to follow. It is without a doubt one of 2003's best titles, not only for PS2 but across all platforms.
    • 89 Metascore
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    Nights is a bargain at only five smackers.
    • 89 Metascore
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    There is so much here to play; it's very much two games in one. Not only do you have the single player campaign to play through, which can also be done via adhoc Co-Op, but there's also a 6 player competitive mode like Metal Gear Online.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Abe also manages to remain challenging while never becoming irritating. Words cannot express how important this is. [Overall Score = 97]
    • 86 Metascore
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    For fans of the Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero: Metallica might be the best entry we've seen yet. I was somewhat lukewarm on my reception to the other band-themed title that Neversoft put out with GH: Aerosmith, but Metallica absolutely blows that game out of the water, not only with the track listing, but the overall time and attention put into the actual presentation, and how the band seems to be infused into every aspect of the game.