Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 4,325 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Pure
Lowest review score: 0 Fight Club
Score distribution:
4,325 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Many games are excellent world-builders, and many are deep real time strategy war games. Rome: Total War sets out to be both and pulls it off wonderfully.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The AoEII environment is extremely rich in detail. Even more than the original, details on buildings are captured right down to the dead leaves resting on the rooftops.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The only real, but minor, issue I have with Allegiance is the stiffness of the tech tree. While it is a very big tech tree full of all sorts of upgrades, once a person commits to a path on the tech tree, the amount of resources required makes it really hard to change tactics if required.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The online gameplay is somewhat less inspiring than I hoped, but overall it looks and sounds great, plays extremely well, and most importantly is a ton of fun for single and multiple players.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is the definitive Mortal Kombat title. You have more fatalities, self-fatalities (hara-kiri), stage fatalities, more characters, four deep modes of play, unlockable Krypt items, and online play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's really a no-brainer for RPG fans even with the genre being so crowded this season. Personally, I put Shadow Hearts Covenant in my top three RPGs this generation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best flight title on the market to date on the consoles. You will have to boot up that PC to find one better that’s for sure, but the complexity that those games offer doesn’t measure up to the fun you’ll have with Ace Combat 5.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What I found was an extremely intelligent, involving quest through what is one of the best thought out, most beautiful worlds ever. If you're looking to test your brain, give Riven a try. Just remember, the world is a window into the psyche of the man who created it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you are into first person shooters (single player or multiplayer), or love WWII action games, you should get the original game and the expansion pack because it is just that good.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The end result though is a very playable method of swinging through the city yet at the same time looking flashy and a lot like the way it was done in the movie. You can imagine the final few seconds of the first movie to get an idea of what you can expect, except you'll actually be doing it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    NFS Underground 2 does one more thing exceptionally well; give the gamer plenty of bang for their buck. If 8 different game play modes wasn’t enough; Circuit, Drag, Drift, Sprint, Street X, Downhill Drift, Outrun, and Underground Racing League, you have a story mode that will give gamers over 40 hours of racing joy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    NFS Underground 2 does one more thing exceptionally well; give the gamer plenty of bang for their buck. If 8 different game play modes wasn’t enough; Circuit, Drag, Drift, Sprint, Street X, Downhill Drift, Outrun, and Underground Racing League, you have a story mode that will give gamers over 40 hours of racing joy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty freaking fun!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game is less about story, experience or ambience and more about mastering the artful techniques and challenges presented by the game. It's a very time-consuming, frustrating but rewarding and unique experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fantastic RPG for the PC. The opportunities for character creation are endless, letting you make that sword-wielding, fireball-flinging thief you always wanted to be.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I love the action, the character development, and the mature themes that help separate it from the pack. At the same, the battle system is different yet comfortable in its turn-based approach.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of those rare games that can be appreciated by both hardcore and casual fans alike, Final Fantasy XII may very well be Square's last great adventure, and a fitting sendoff, for the PlayStation 2.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The default difficulties are done so well that you'll have to play a lot to even consider going into the slider screen.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For music enthusiasts, picking up both games is a given, as Donkey Konga is worth playing, but for the more selective crowd, this Japanese drum should be the one you go home banging on your way out of the store.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even though the overall look and presentation has not received a glowing amount of attention, it is what EA has done as far as tweaking the controls, A.I. and adding a monster amount of modes and options that will keep fans of the links playing for another year to come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fantastic 2D game that everyone should pick up. It’s at a value price now and the PS2 version includes an unlockable Dante from Devil May Cry, who uses cute little guns Ebony and Ivory to blast people to pieces.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game is a big step up in visuals compared to the Thunder series of old, which gives even more hope for future titles to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Honestly, this dunk contest is the most fun I have had with this style mode since "Jordan vs. Bird."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A true workhorse, it does everything strongly and efficient, and doesn’t have any real weaknesses that can’t be overlooked over a short bit of experience with the title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With 30 extra stars to collect, a few new levels thrown in, unique power-ups and characters, addictive mini-games, and even a multiplayer battle mode, the game truly delivers a great experience for Nintendo’s new handheld.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Hitman: Blood Money is an extremely solid title, with small problems here and there. If you’re looking for a game where obsessive-compulsive tendencies and people watching is valued over hide and seek gameplay, you really can’t go wrong with Blood Money—but just don’t expect it to be an easy ride.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Hitman: Blood Money is an extremely solid title, with small problems here and there. If you’re looking for a game where obsessive-compulsive tendencies and people watching is valued over hide and seek gameplay, you really can’t go wrong with Blood Money—but just don’t expect it to be an easy ride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sure it still has the same issues of the console counterpart, but there's something different and refreshing about having a near perfect conversion on the go.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Besides being a beautiful translation of one of Capcom’s best fighting game series, it is quite possibly the best handheld fighting game ever created.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Playing Wipeout Pure on the large, crisp PSP screen is a thing of beauty. Visually, the game is damn gorgeous. An excellent, silky smooth framerate, impressive textures, and even better lighting and weather effects.