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 Resident Evil 4 HD
Lowest review score: 10 Target: Terror
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 898
898 game reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For fans of Tokyo Xtreme Racer, Import Tuner Challenge is a must-buy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For the most part its gameplay tweaks feel natural, a refresh of the core Civilization gameplay. After twenty years, there is still something very addictive about clicking "next turn." For a gamer, Civilization is a standard, an essential.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    NHL 10, like its predecessors, puts the emphasis on realism instead of trying to grow its base and provides a couple of physical improvements for existing fans. That said, while the series hasn’t advanced in the last 12 months as much as it did 24 months ago, that’s only because NHL 09 was that revolutionary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Virtua Fighter 5 may not go down as the most charismatic fighting game around, but it gets it done in the gameplay department, which is what matters most anyway.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The game has some annoyances with its level-up system and minor problems with load times and survivor AI, but the ways in which you can kill the zombies are endless, and the story and presentation actually creates a narrative more compelling than most would expect.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Curios Village is a great game for anyone regardless of the age due to the nature of their game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you are interested in casual play, you're much more likely to enjoy Super Street Fighter 4 or Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, both of which are already available on PS3 and 360. If you didn't find joy in the fireball hurling antics of other SF titles, this one won't sway you either. You should probably hold off for Soul Calibur V. If you are a fighting enthusiast with an Arcade Stick, a lot of patience and a vast hunger for competitiveness, you'd be hard pressed to find a better experience than Third Strike.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Sure the police AI can be highly questionable, the visuals are pretty blah as is the sound, but on the track, 5-1-0 is a good time on the go, and is a marked improvement from "Rivals."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The game has issues, and isn't a huge improvement over Forza 2 (aside from the really good front end presentation), but it's still a fun and lengthy simulation of racing for those of us still into that stuff.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On one hand, Halo 3: ODST is a no-brainer purchase for fans, thanks to the new story and the addictive Firefight mode. It’s a classically fun Halo experience but on the other hand, if you’re looking for something truly different or innovative, you won’t find it here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even for all of its faults, Madden NFL 2009 is still a damn good football game and that's what's important.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a game with fun-to-learn controls and if you’re tired of the fictionalized fighting in the recent Street Fighter IV or, dare I say it’s fake, WWE Legends of Wrestlemania, UFC 2009 Undisputed might be the true knockout you’re waiting for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Saboteur is one of those games that gains points due to its atmosphere and setting, making up for any shortcomings that might pop up due to the fact that the game is yet another open-world sandbox game, or if you want to be more cynical, Mercenaries 2 in a World War II skin (which it admittedly is, just way more polished).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's animals: A whole town filled of animals you'll be exchanging words with to get things and to get things done. New items to collect, new bugs, fishes, and more to score, new characters to meet, new things to do, and at last online takes Animal Crossing a step ahead the previous iteration failed to accomplish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s both unique and rehashed, and though it’s a solid RPG, not everyone will get into it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The dialogue is lighthearted and funny enough that newcomers to the genre might stick around and the difficulty of the quest is enough that already-made fans will enjoy it just as much as the previous one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It captures the magic and provides the quirky, unique gameplay in portable form as faithfully as humanly possible. And there's nothing wrong with that.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The gameplay's execution, balance, and hidden depths are simply too rare to be overlooked by fans of economic-based strategy games, railroad enthusiast, and Sid Meier fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It doesn’t feel quite as polished as Konami’s PS2 Contra titles, but the bosses are large and feature a similar robotic look that many of the Contra bosses are known for.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer 7 is certainly not a system seller, not when the game is readily available on other platforms, especially a 360 version that's somewhat similar and only $20 these days.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    High Moon Studios managed to create a living & breathing world – I know, kind of ironic for a game about robots, isn't it – that did justice to the source material.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This may be the greatest Hulk game ever established. With a number of underachieving variables, it's just not the one that will change comic book gaming forever.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not only does the Skill Stick help you feel a level of control and immersion not seen in other hockey games, but the presentation also helps convey a great sense of atmosphere that brings EA back towards its simulation roots.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Throw in some of the best cheesy voice acting there is, dames with accented mammaries, and the industrial hard rock soundtrack to get us pumped and you’ve got the complete Devil May Cry experience we all know and love.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It would take some effort to screw this franchise up, but just a little more effort on advancing the gameplay would have been nice.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With up to twelve fast-moving, bite-sized soldiers scurrying around 2D maps, using jetpacks, avoiding explosions and nailing the perfect shot on the run, Crash Commando is the latest must-download online addiction exclusively for PS3.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The realism is improving with every new game that EA turns out, making the game more and more enjoyable for soccer fans and general sports video game enthusiasts alike.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dante’s Inferno has taken a bit of flak from the gaming community for borrowing a lot (and I do mean a lot) of gameplay elements from God of War. But when it’s all said and done, Dante’s Inferno is a fun experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure gets a lot of things right, even though it gets a lot of its cues from other adventure games, namely Zelda or Kingdom Hearts. On top of that, its more childish overtones may prevent older gamers from giving it a chance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great wrestling game still, but one that is falling into uninspired rehash territory very quickly.

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