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 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War
Lowest review score: 10 Target: Terror
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 898
898 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the kind of game you have to experience for yourself to understand just how great it really is.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you like puzzle games, Mario games, Donkey Kong games, games you can pick up any time on the go and jump into without missing a beat, adorable games, or even if you just like a good brain-teasing challenge, you will absolutely love it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 5 is an enormous achievement; the product of an unrivaled passion that shows itself in every mode of play.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Aside from some minor annoyances (the announcer/DJ can get a tad tedious) Burnout 3: Takedown is an absolutely exceptional game and it's quite frankly hard to imagine how the next one could be much better.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It's hard to sum up a game like Portal 2. It doesn't have enough shooting to be a shooter, but it's not abstract enough to be a puzzle game. It's unique and challenging enough to attract the hardcore, but its offbeat humor and intuitive design will make it a hit with casual players.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    While the Gears of War 3 campaign will be better remembered for its variety and pacing than dramatic heft, it's the send off the Gears series deserves; one with enough content to keep it in our minds and disc trays for months to come. Whether you're craving some closure on the saga of planet Sera, or simply want as much multiplayer bang for your buck until Modern Warfare 3 arrives, you owe it to yourself to play Gears of War 3.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Gamers who experienced Nate's extraordinary journey to find Shangri-La in 2009 should recognize the familiar gameplay, but still welcome this new adventure with open arms and a Sully-sized hug.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    All in all, the multiplayer component of Mario Kart 7 is solid, addictive and fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The perfect successor to Ikaruga and the space shooter genre for this PS2/Cube/Xbox age. The action is intense. The control is smooth. The game is screamingly difficult.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The play is intense, they graphics are great, and the multiplayer is better than ever.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for Disney nostalgia and very linear action-RPG gameplay, it’s simply a joy to see, hear and interact with all of your Disney favorites.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's graphics are unconventional and don't play the max polycount/photorealism game, but they're truly beautiful.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A must-buy for every DS owner, whether you're a puzzle fan or not.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Honor Among Thieves isn’t especially challenging, but it ends up being crafty enough in its design so that you don’t feel too cheated if it steals a weekend of your time to complete.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Okami is a game that demands to be experienced. Amaterasu would wish it so.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar just took numerous people to school on PSP development, showing you can take a huge game and put it on a UMD without sacrifice, and even add stuff to the mix.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Amazing graphics and sound coupled with tight, addictive gameplay – not to mention a plethora of amazing dream roadsters to earn and collect – means hours upon hours of fun for the discerning gamer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While Super Smash Bros. Brawl does not offer very much in the way of innovation, it is one of those games that is so polished and so full of value that it is bound to sell well for quite some time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The practice mode is surprisingly more than a throw-away experience and the track list is not surprisingly full of some of rock n’ roll’s best songs.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For those eight hours, as long as you haven’t tired of playing as the Ghost of Sparta on your last-gen PS2, you’re going to entertained by this handheld epic and you’re going to really enjoy seeing what’s on the back cover of the game manual.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With HD graphics, a finely remixed soundtrack, and good online gameplay, your $15 is already netting you more fun than most full priced fighting games do.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There’s not much more to say than if you love shooters, you need Gears of War 2.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, The Ballad of Gay Tony is an outstanding package offering tremendous value. As an “expansion pack” it offers more gameplay, features and fun than many full-sized retail titles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This well-crafted sequel takes everything from the original game, adds in some new features and additional variety, and refines the whole package into the new must-play cooperative title.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For those who have not yet experienced the Adventures of Kratos, the God of War Collection is a no-brainer, and probably the best overall value on PS3 this year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War III, despite the final level's disappointing gameplay, felt immortal during every other hack-and-slash minute.