Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 4,190 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Skylanders Swap Force
Lowest review score: 0 Motorbike
Score distribution:
4,190 game reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Featuring unparalleled 3D environments, a deep and involved quest, brilliant and intuitive play controls, and a well-developed cinematic quality that enhances rather than overwhelms the whole game experience, Miyamoto's latest soon-to-be-classic title deserves to be played by each and every person who might deign to consider themselves a fan of great games.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don't wait any longer if you don't have this game -- THPS 2 is the most fun and solid purchase any Playstation owner can make.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is one thing that did stand out at all times: the story, which is undeniably one of the most fun rides you'll ever have in gaming, and one of the most compelling cast of characters to go along with it.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With increased detail running at a higher resolution and maintaining the same frame rate, it quite literally leaves the arcade version for dead. That's 640x480 at a constant 60fps.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is one thing that did stand out at all times: the story, which is undeniably one of the most fun rides you'll ever have in gaming, and one of the most compelling cast of characters to go along with it.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy is an out of this world experience that is spectacularly amazing in every imaginable aspect. It creates a constant sense of wonder that manages to permanently transplant a grin on my face while playing. Even when I died I was smiling. No game has ever done that to me before and it's truly a testament to how perfectly fine-tuned it is.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It may look, sound, and play like the previous game, but it offers up pure, unadulterated fun like so few games can ever hope to achieve.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    All in all, Grand Theft Auto V is one of those majorly hyped titles that actually delivers.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Nose/tailslides, nose/bluntslides, varial flips, a multitude of new grabs, expanded inverts, lip tricks, manuals, and more realistic switch skating are all included.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You can combo off of everything in this game. Seriously I mean everything! Cars, people, sidewalks, buildings, rails, ramps, stop signs... The list goes on and on. The funny thing about all this is Neversoft's Highest Score screen shows a high score of 9.4 million. Yes, my jaw dropped too.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There are some nasty frame rate problems at times, which is mostly the factor that keep this from an A grade, but don't let that stop you from picking up Rare's latest.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best game to hit any system in the past few years. No game has captivated me more or been more fun than Metroid Prime in a very long time.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Silent Hill 2, ICO, Devil May Cry, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 are all must have titles in their own right, but with that said, I've had the most pure, unadulterated fun with Grand Theft Auto III than any other title this year.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Nights is a bargain at only five smackers.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game most easily comparable would be "Half-Life," but even that just pales to the overall scope and vision of Halo.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is in my opinion the best football game ever.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Where it goes beyond a typical first person shooter is in its story telling. The graphics engine is so realistic that you feel like you are participating in a movie. The character's facial animation is incredible. It's done so well, you can get a sense of how the characters are feeling.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everyone will play it differently, and have a different experience. Some like myself will find it drenched in tension and atmosphere, having run into many a situation where the poop was scared out of me. Others, like a friend of mine, will claim that its intuitiveness, combative freedom, and creativity puts it above the spiritual predecessor "System Shock 2," and wonder at how convincing the whole affair can be.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, GoldenEye, while being a good corridor shooter, is a corridor shooter, nonetheless. I have no problem with Nintendo releasing quality games, but I think it's time they expand the horizons of the system a little.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is everything you could ask for in a videogame: immensely satisfying and challenging gameplay, a great story with likable characters, a stunning audio-visual experience, plenty of replayability, and by the time the game ends, the feeling that every dollar spent on buying the game was well worth it. [Grade = A+]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If first person shooters and other action games leave too much to be desired when it comes to story, pace and atmosphere, RE4 will be refreshing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You get 5 outstanding games that give you a little bit of everything, action, story, puzzles, multiplayer, and just flat out addictive content. If you own a decent PC, a 360 or a PS3...you would be doing yourself, gamers, and the wonderful developers a great injustice by not buying The Orange Box. Not only is it possibly the best bargain in gaming history, but arguably the best FPS experience of all time.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You get 5 outstanding games that give you a little bit of everything, action, story, puzzles, multiplayer, and just flat out addictive content. If you own a decent PC, a 360 or a PS3...you would be doing yourself, gamers, and the wonderful developers a great injustice by not buying The Orange Box. Not only is it possibly the best bargain in gaming history, but arguably the best FPS experience of all time.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a series that deserves its own place in gaming history and while there will always be comparisons of where it originated from. It's nice to know that there can be a story told in space that is so epic, so intelligent, and so rewarding, that doesn't have to have the word "Star" in its title.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're looking for just one RPG to pass the time with this year (and probably next), Skyrim is definitely it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As a whole, ["Separate Ways" is] an excellent bonus that features far too much content and gameplay to be considered gimmicky or tacked on.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One aspect that has been improved upon greatly in Wind Waker is its story.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everyone will play it differently, and have a different experience. Some like myself will find it drenched in tension and atmosphere, having run into many a situation where the poop was scared out of me. Others, like a friend of mine, will claim that its intuitiveness, combative freedom, and creativity puts it above the spiritual predecessor "System Shock 2," and wonder at how convincing the whole affair can be.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A great game from a gameplay standpoint but fails pretty badly when it comes to the story. As a result, even though I've given it an A-, it turns out to be one of my biggest disappointments of the year.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's no new content here, but you still have two absolutely fantastic games that have seriously impacted the future of gaming. You can't go wrong.