Gaming Maxx's Scores

  • Games
For 188 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 100 Vagrant Story
Lowest review score: 16 AeroWings 2: Air Strike
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 188
188 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the second you put this game in; you will not want to stop playing. It might consume your life until you finish it, or until you get stuck that you can't deal with the stress anymore.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nothing but pure 100% fun, challenging, and lengthy.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If "Soul Calibur" (is) not perfect, it is without question the closest thing to it.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    From the moment I tried out this game I was hooked. This game is all it's cracked up to be.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    You can literally do anything you imagine. You can kill police officers, civilians; pick up hookers, etc with more than forty weapons at your disposal you will be frothing at the mouth. This game truly is a winner in the gameplay department.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Lastability for this game is one of the highest for any portable title.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    One of the best FPS games I have played on a console since "Goldeneye" and "Perfect Dark."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    It absolutely is the best looking, sounding, and playing N64 game. It should not be missed.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The framerate trouble brought the graphics down to 9.9, and even framerate problems you won't even notice most of the time because this game is so much fun.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    This is definitely a game no game collection should be without...Seriously!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Definitely not for fans of simulation Basketball games, but then again, this game is so much fan, it may be.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Square went all out and put together a masterpiece that could only leave us all in anticipation of Final Fantasy X on the Sony Playstation 2.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Though some view this as just Banjo-Kazooie with some minor improvements, take it from me, it is far from that. Definitely a candidate that is well deserving of being this years "Game of the Year".
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you ever thought you'd see a fun Tennis game, this is certainly it, and probably one of the most fun games in any genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The music almost has a Mario-like atmosphere to it although with some weird Japanese sound to it, which is great to hear while playing a platformer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Overall, a very fun game to play, though a warning goes out to anyone who can get frustrated with games, as this game's difficulty can really frustrate and anger you at times as it had me.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With a small drawback if you're coming to this game for the music, it is the best cycle game out there, not to mention one of the best N64 racers there is.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With a different storyline, an enhanced graphical engine, and a rather ingenious gameplay, Majora's Mask lets the N64 Zelda "series" end with a bang.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It took a while, but the N64 finally has a Ridge Racer title to call its own, and a very good one at that. RR64 is packing great sound, graphics, and just about everything else for the first one of the series on a Nintendo console.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It's chocked full of speed and action throughout that should satisfy almost any Sonic fan.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This game is a must have for any skateboarder or skateboard fan, and if you are a person looking for a game that will hold your attention span longer than an infomercial about George Foreman's lean mean cooking machine, by all means head to your local game retailer and purchase a copy of this game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This one is packed full of race courses, new and old, classic and new cars, network action, and a heck of a lot of options.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Simply put, this is the best Turok game yet and second only to "Perfect Dark" as a first person shooter.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The lastability of this game is endless. Because this game is so much fun, plus is online, you can be playing this for years to come.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A home console first-person shooter has never looked this damn good.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This is one of the top 5 games graphically ever.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In between the amazing and the boring is the meat of GT3, where you are offered the purest racing simulation available anywhere.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Enjoyable, captivating, and thrilling.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Control wise, this setup is a major improvement over the stiff and cumbersome control scheme of RE series. Everything moves swiftly, smoothly, with dead on response to your button action.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Move over "Final Fantasy IX," I think we have new #1 contender for RPG of the year, and it is "Chrono Cross."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With plenty of extra modes, flashy graphics, and excellent voiceovers, this could be the next step towards perfecting the 2D side of the Playstation fighters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best racing games on a portable ever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, this has made an old ToeJam and Earl fan very happy. I still would rather it be even more like the original title, but the final product is definitely great.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best graphical looking game of 2001.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Camera angles at its best. There is no need to control the camera angle if it's already position in the best possible matter – which seems to be how the camera works all the time. This is perfection at work.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This 3D polygon world is absolutely astounding.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Is Goldeneye 007 another great game by Rare, Is 007 the best first-person shooter on any next-generation system... my answer is HELL YEA!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With awesome graphics, dead-on voice acting, an ingenious battle system, and a strong story plot, you would be crazy to pass this game up.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fast paced, 3D fighting at its finest level as of yet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    After last years disappointment, Visual Concepts has brought WSB2K2 back to being a excellent baseball series again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't have the insane special moves or high character count of "Marvel vs Capcom 2," it does offer a tight gameplay engine for skilled fighters, and wonderfully smooth graphics to complete the package.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you like soccer games, and are fortunate enough to have a PS2, you NEED this game. As far as the imperfections of the game, let's face it - EA needs to give you a reason to buy Fifa 2002, right?!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Visually, be prepared to be stunned.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most realistic and best hockey game you’ll find on the market anywhere.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While it is not long, it just is too much damn fun to put down or not play again.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The music is outstanding. It sets the mood perfectly for each scene and makes you feel like you are really in the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    JSRF isn't going to wow you with its realistic factor, but it will blow you away by showing off a colorful and very beautiful cell shaded world.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Since this is one of the best fighting games to date, you don't even have to be a die-hard fan to enjoy this.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic multiplayer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    SSX
    The music soundtrack is dead on, with fast and funky tunes delivering the adrenaline rush you so badly need to make you feel like a badass.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Don't get me wrong, Ratchet and Clank is an awesome platformer in length and gameplay and just about everything, just I preferred "Sly Cooper’s" gameplay more.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Great RPG and certainly the best one on the PS2 currently, however, I feel it isn't as great as past FF's have been due to its lack of freedom.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game also includes a cool behind the scenes footage of the game and interviews with coverboy Marshall Faulk, John Madden, Al Michaels and Melissa Stark.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A sleeper hit that is not only enjoyable on the eyes, but the action, the story, and the maturity of the game really spice up the title. While the game is short, a game that leaves you yearning for more has to be good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Graphically, R4 outshines almost all the other racing games, with impressive lighting effects, a very high frame rate, and no visible slowdown at all.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A multi-player hit. Believe me people, you and your friends will spend hours on end battling it out to the very end. Whether it's 2 on 2 or if you think you're a badass 3 on 1.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With all the knowledge they acquired from previous Star Wars flight combat games, the latest graphics engine on the world's most powerful console, an exceptional story with a cast of three, and a reworked control setup, Star Wars: Starfighter offers one helluva ride.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With a standout graphical look to it, and the great traditional RPG style, Paper Mario is certainly one of the best RPG games out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The backgrounds are some of the best public arenas presented so far in a game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While this game is Tekken three with tag team and better graphics, it really is a fun game to play. This is probably what Soul Calibur was to Dreamcast, although not as great.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An amazing game, which is much better than its predecessors on the PC.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s an addiction, a very good one at that, where you can make up to 2,999 new friends for just 9.95 a month. A MMORPG that set its own standard on the PC world has indeed set another one on the console world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its gameplay has evolved to a funfactor of hell yes!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The moment I picked it up, it was hard to separate me from it. And as I've told many already, any game that can make me smile as much as this game does is definitely a gem of its own.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best cart racing game that can be found on the Playstation, and possibly the current best on any system.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall, I was very happy with Sonic and kept me playing longer than Sonic on NeoGeo Pocket Color did.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If your a Pokémaniac then this game is definitely for you. If you aren't that big on the whole Pokémon craze, then this is at least worth a rental. Very original and very fun to play.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the new moves, combos and improved online play you’ll be playing this one forever.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Teach your PS2 well, and the phrase “the A.I. sucks” will no never be spoken about this title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And finally, the main item which has caused the most commotion over is the cloth world map. Die hard Lunar fans have purchased the game solely for this. Again, Working Designs has out done them selves with another first in the Video Game industry.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the N64's elite titles. On a side note, if you ever want to lose your lunch, put this game in 3rd person view.My stomach churns at the mere thought of it... *sigh*
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The daunting task may seem like an obstacle in the way of enjoying the game, but a unique adventure like this doesn't come along very often. So, a definite buy for any N64 owner looking for action that can't be found anywhere else.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great. It's just too short. It's original, stylish, cool, enjoyable, and is definitely meant to be played LOUD. I just couldn't believe it when after a few day's sporadic play I'd defeated all three gangs.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Gran Turismo" finally has a competitor up there for best racer of all time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Controlling Max is a cinch, with responsive movement and a well thought out button configuration.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    NFL 2k3 seems to be aimed at more for those who have a touch of arcade football within them while "Madden 2003" is for the hardcore simulation gamer. Overall I would choose Madden 2003 as the winner of the football crown for this season by just a hair.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Finally a game that boasts graphics that we have been promised would come out of our PS2s.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Edges out "Red Faction 2" just by a hair. "Red Faction"'s single player mode is much more intense but lacks the cooperative campaign mode that Timesplitters 2 did.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The added features, and classic gameplay makes for one great game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most impressive mode of the game is the multi-players, in which Acclaim put more thought into. With special design deathmatch stages, Turok 2 has the same if not, better multi player funfactor of "Goldeneye 007."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "Timesplitters 2" will appeal more to those who were into "Perfect Dark" or 007 types of games. Red Faction II will appeal more to those who like games such as "Halo."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Improves upon NBA 2k2 in almost every single way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are only three words to describe most of the game’s controls, which are simple, precise and responsive. The games controls are just perfect and are some of the best I have played with in any racing title out on any console.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If I had to compare, I would say it is Need for Speed with better graphics, faster frame rates, better shortcuts, minus the cop’s pursuit, but equals the same fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I enjoy every moment of this game, the deathmatch mode is intense, I find the campaign mode to be a challenge, and the online multiplayer mode will definitely appeal to most people. This is a great game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Street Mode in itself really adds a lot to the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Not a traditional type of game we expect to see on a home console. This quality PC conversion only begs the question, "why haven't we?" May the seaweed be with you!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Quite a[n] addictive and enjoyable game, however, the controls are something to get used to at first.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A much-improved version over its predecessor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you like games that involve you beating the crap out of somebody, you will like this.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A highly enjoyable game, however everyone's tastes differ, and many people may be turned off by the puzzle solving and want more action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Very fun, though still plays a lot like the first Spiderman game I played on PlayStation (which isn't a bad thing, but hoped for a somewhat different experience).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Although a few downsides, it is pretty much a good platformer that fans of classic games and Kirby games will defiantly need to pick up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    All in all, this is easily the best fighting game on the market along side "Vampire Chronicles."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The graphics were great, the sound was good, and the gameplay was just addictive beyond belief.