Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 4,228 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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 NHL 11
Lowest review score: 0 Time and Eternity
Score distribution:
4,228 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The good parts of ESPN far outweigh the bad and combine to make one of the most satisfying and challenging sports games ever. It's such a steal you might want to wear a ski mask to the store – just in case.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The amount of detail that has been shoved onto all of the game's character models is fantastic – some of them it would be hard to differentiate from FMV models.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's also a wonder that the programmers retained the motion blur for this perspective, as it seriously screws around with your ability to judge where the ball is going.
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    All together, if you've been looking for one racer to satisfy you this year, then Forza 3 is going to be it. I've played the big ones this year, stuff like Dirt 2 and Need for Speed Shift, and Forza 3 is still hands down the best I've had a chance to check out this year, and it's certainly the racing game to get.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's excellent in nearly every aspect, and certainly one of the best games you'll play this year, let alone the best licensed game I've ever played (sorry Riddick). If you've been on the fence about this one, I highly suggest you pick it up, there's nothing here that'll disappoint, and like I mentioned, the gameplay is so great that you don't need to be a Batman fan to appreciate how great the gameplay is.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's the most fun I've had on my GameCube so far, with the notable exception of "Animal Crossing."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk definitely contributed all of what he knows that makes skating fun and incorporated it into a game that lets anybody feel like a professional skater.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the huge open mountain to the convincing radio station to the numerous events, this is one cool experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game looks great, sounds better, and has more depth than 3 fighting games put together.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From a gameplay experience this feels like a greatly refined version of the last few titles, with a boost in presentation to push the franchise even further. 3DS owners will be doing themselves a favor by picking this up.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Great thing number two...is the ability to switch your characters in and out of battle at will. This is a tremendous step forward for the series as it fills in holes that we gamers had to come up with workarounds for previously.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Not only are the graphics stunning, they are actually the reason the game is at the top of it's class in play mechanics.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm absolutely in love with Guitar Hero II. For me, it's the quintessential music and rhythm game on any system, in any territory. The song list is so diverse, and the control is so perfect. It's also one of the ultimate party games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For the bundle price of 170 dollars you do get plenty of bang for your buck and I can't give Harmonix credit enough for doing what was once only hopeful dream.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you've never played Chrono Trigger, then this is the version to get. The port is great, it looks really solid on the DS, runs fine, and everything is intact.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The environments are some of the most atmospheric I have ever experienced in a first person shooter - PlayStation or PC.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Maybe it's because the cinemas that push the game forward are so amiable and bizarrely infectious with their dubiously likeable characters and ridiculous story that you simply can't escape the essence of the game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Since the game is relatively short (under 10 hours for most players), I have to wonder if Rare didn't try to compensate for this shortcoming by making some of the areas insanely difficult to beat.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rock Band 2 may not be a full fledged sequel in the mind of some critics, but what the team at Harmonix has done is beef up an already established franchise and listened to what their fans wanted.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Easily worthy of a score equal to what both games scored individually. Especially with all of the enhancements and extras included, on top of the remastering itself and $39.99 price tag.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Dark Aether parts of the game added quite a bit of backtracking and mapping which really took me out of the experience more than I'd have liked. Still, the game is better than almost any other released this year, so it's definitely worth picking up.
    • 92 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Just too damn short! I logged in roughly six or seven hours and finished the game, though, those six or seven hours were some of the finest gaming hours of my life.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With all the mixed reviews with some saying "ESPN" is the best, and some saying Madden is the best, this reviewers money is on Madden this year as to me it is worth the extra 30 dollars for what you do on an off the field.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The matchmaking is quick and really does a great job of keeping you within your skill rank, and the added modes are worthwhile and fun to play. So whether you're a vet of the first game or a newcomer, I'd say Super Street Fighter IV is absolutely worth checking out.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it, and it's definitely in the contender for Game of the Year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    First Person Football is the monster addition though. With everything in the gameplay that was updated for 2K4, I don’t know how they found the time to add this big of an addition. First Person Football is a game unto itself, and you get it for free.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gameplay in a word, is phenomenal. You may ask, how is it different from other FPS? The answer I come up with is that it gives the player a sense of reality, but not to a point where it gets ridiculously tedious (see: "Operation Flashpoint").