Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 4,288 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 Marvel Pinball
Lowest review score: 0 Motorbike
Score distribution:
4,288 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even if you've played "Burnout 3" 'til you had blisters on your fingers, there is plenty of new and exciting tracks, cars, and features that will peak your interest once again.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The most original game of the year, and also one of the best.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Aurally, WipEout 3 is a masterpiece. In fact, it's almost worth buying just so that you can listen to the music in your CD player.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you have the PS2 version of the game, it may not be money well spent trying to gain some visual improvements at the cost of some game speed and a more convoluted control scheme.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the moment you turn the game on you’ll be instantly captivated.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sonic Team has worked their magic and put together a highly original, extremely fun game that anyone can play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's clever, addictive, funny and can be played with a friend. At $15 on Xbox Live Arcade, it's probably the best deal of the dying summer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Honestly, this dunk contest is the most fun I have had with this style mode since "Jordan vs. Bird."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Actually, if trance/techno really bothers you, you won't like Rez HD. You just won't. In fact, it may even come across as annoying. If that's the case, you probably won't be able to play it enough to get into it, which means the whole experience will fall apart before you even get the chance to enjoy it. A real shame too, because for the rest of us, Rez HD is frickin' awesome.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I found Demon's Souls to be very addicting, especially when you make full use of the multiplayer features. There's no way to sugar coat the difficulty though, and even I had to put the game down for a couple days just to take a deep breath before going back to it. But, the things that draw you back in are the superior level design, morose artwork, and engaging gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fable is a rare role playing game that offers incredibly deep customization, style and exploration. It can be both charming and disturbing. Its missions offer equal parts of satisfaction and tragedy, and when you're not on a mission you'll be making your own bed in which to lie (including a dog, he's literally always around).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With AI that is light years ahead of EA Sports, a simulation experience that's second to none, and a fun - if somewhat fickle - online experience with Xbox, the serious hockey gamer should only look at one title this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There aren't many bonuses to FFII and CT and it's disappointing. No making-of, no pages of artwork - just barebone games. Still, they're two of the best RPGs around.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Like a bigger, better and more polished version of Assassin's Creed II.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    L4D2 isn't going to change your mind if you thought it was just okay or didn't care for it. On the other hand if you and a handful of friends enjoyed joining up to defeat the land of the dead and surviving the thought of being a smorgasbord for the flesh eaters, then you will have nothing short of a blast with L4D2.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a bloody decent game, as could only be expected. If it were not for the battle with Eidos perhaps one would have expected SI to release this as an add-on or update to FM 2005, rather than pitch it as an entirely new game with all these 'amazing' new features.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With a game that is so much fun to play single player or even better in multiplayer, Valve has a huge hit on its hands. Toss in the possibility of DLC and you got yourself some replay value that goes through the roof!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Anyone telling you that this game isn't different or changed from the first game is flat out lying to you. L4D2 isn't going to change your mind if you thought it was just okay or didn't care for it. On the other hand if you and a handful of friends enjoyed joining up to defeat the land of the dead and surviving the thought of being a smorgasbord for the flesh eaters, then you will have nothing short of a blast with L4D2.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With AI that is light years ahead of EA Sports, a simulation experience that's second to none, and a fun - if somewhat fickle - online experience with Xbox, the serious hockey gamer should only look at one title this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    When you boot up Jade Empire, you'll be on your way to an engaging story, a challenging, rewarding combat experience and an impressive measure of character building.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I can't say it enough: Resident Evil 2 for Nintendo 64 looks and sounds amazing. Aside from a few very minor flaws, RE2 is one of the best N64 games this year. If you own an N64, buy this game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Like the original "Diablo," the game offers an insidiously addictive style that you'll be hard pressed to pull yourself away from.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game looks great, handles fantastically, is fast as hell, and has a large amount of licensed cars.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Incredibly fast, outstandingly brilliant, and wonderfully rewarding to play. The intense difficulty curve only adds to the gameplay experience. Each race that is won feels even more impressive because it had to be earned.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're looking for something that will kick your ass yet keep you coming back for more, look no further than Dark Souls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Honestly, this dunk contest is the most fun I have had with this style mode since "Jordan vs. Bird."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quite simply, the best arcade racer in years and a worthy follow-up to its PlayStation granddaddy...if you have a PS2, that is.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The music in The Minish Cap is simply wonderful. Around 70 percent of the music is composed of previous Zelda music, but redone to fit the new game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Barking Dog's attention to detail and their sincere desire to improve almost every aspect of the original has resulted in an extremely solid title that easily stands up to any real-time strategy game released this year. I am impressed.