Gaming Target's Scores

  • Games
For 898 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Split/Second
Lowest review score: 10 Target: Terror
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 898
898 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This makes the entire four hours seem like a 2D version of Portal, and that's a welcome experience on XBLA.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It takes the 8-bit inspiration of the original Mega Man games and crafts a new classic that is a must have for NES veterans and an interesting curiosity for those who first started to play with the crude 3D graphics of Sony's original PlayStation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's better than Jak II in how it's simpler to move around from place to place. That's a plus. Its range of difficulty has diminished since Jak II. That's a bit of a plus and a minus. The game's more action-oriented than it is platform based. That's a bit more of a minus than it is a plus.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rock Band also doesn’t go where Neversoft took Guitar Hero III; namely, it doesn’t have any boss battles with celebrity rockers or frantic weapons-based multiplayer mechanics. Harmonix, however, outperforms its former franchise when it comes to the graphics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's arguable whether or not it's the ultimate version of the game, but if you want a great PSP RPG to last you more than a few weeks, Persona 3 Portable is your game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    GTA: Chinatown Wars is a landmark for the DS. It pushes the system to new highs and is an absolute blast to play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Sure, taking out the fear of hitting some of the traffic makes the game less terrifying than past Burnout games, and the increased emphasis on taking out opposition rather than merely outracing them might be too much for some die-hards to handle, but as you get used to it, the magic is still there.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's not often that monsters of many types can freak you out. It's not likely you'll find a plot as sickening or bent as the one in this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    On the surface, the changes made to F1 2011 over its predecessor seem small, but once you start a career mode or get to grips with car setup, you'll find that the game really is the huge overhaul they claimed it would be.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Dual Strike is proof that a game doesn't need to take advantage of every single unique feature of the DS to remain fun and garner rave reviews. Highly recommended.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 4 is just as entertaining today as it was two years ago. It is one of those truly addicting games that one can play over and over again into the wee hours of the morning. The Wii edition is without a doubt the definitive version of this classic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If it isn’t the ‘true’ definitive RPG of the PS2 generation, it’s certainly one of the top.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A great single player campaign combined with a near inexhaustible well of multiplayer madness, PDZ should be in the library of every shooter fan with a 360.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    GRAW delivers an experience that is truly memorable because it innovates in presentation, control, visuals, and because it presents a solo and multiplayer package that is compelling on both fronts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The top shooter on the 360. It tops Gears of War in most multiplayer areas. You may enjoy the faster pace, futuristic weapons and setting of Gears of War more but for my money, ‘Vegas’ offers a more satisfying experience and infinitely better designed maps.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band is as much a documentary as it is a game. The Beatles’ venerable music catalog is a great compliment to the Rock Band formula. This game is successful in both drawing new players to the music game genre and exposing a new generation to the music of The Beatles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A few minor camera flaws are easily overshadowed by the visceral combat experience that Dawn of War offers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    3D Dot Game Heroes is a must-have addition to any RPG-lover's video game library.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band is as much a documentary as it is a game. The Beatles’ venerable music catalog is a great compliment to the Rock Band formula.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Perhaps BioShock needed a sequel, and perhaps it didn't. Regardless, BioShock 2 is here and it's a great sequel that fixes the problems of the original and crafts another compelling tale within the walls of Rapture.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s a horror game that doesn’t rely on clunky controls and denying the player supplies to produce tension. It’s an action game with pages of novelized story to read. Yet every element of the game is cohesive and feels right as you play it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Never slowing down, never faltering: New Super Mario Bros. redoes the past with new action and some new surprises, once more in retro-materialized gold. Whether you're from the old school or a student of the new school, you're going to love New Super Mario Bros. no matter what.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Perhaps BioShock needed a sequel, and perhaps it didn't. Regardless, BioShock 2 is here and it's a great sequel that fixes the problems of the original and crafts another compelling tale within the walls of Rapture.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The amazing levels don't contribute to the game's magnificence alone. More so, it's the way in which the moving characters are all just right on the money.
    • Gaming Target
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Any game that can reference Contra, GodlenEye, Fargo, Mega Man, Tremors and include two Atari 2600-like mini games (Super Soviet Missile Mastar rules!) would already be alright in my book. But to do it like Alien Hominid does it is incredible.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s old-school and traditional, but has gameplay depth unique to it, and a wicked sense of humor that will keep you going without fear of falling into the melodrama trap.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Arguably the best current tactical shooter on the PC. It tops most other PC games in the multiplayer arena including levels of tension.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game is so good that it is easily one of the best values you can find on the Xbox!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game is successful in both drawing new players to the music game genre and exposing a new generation to the music of The Beatles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is flashy and it is confident to the brink of arrogance, but it rides that reputation proudly and delights everyone who plays it along the way.