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 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lowest review score: 10 Target: Terror
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 898
898 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Folklore is one of those games that might seem familiar on the surface, but rest assured there's nothing like it on the PS3. The story might take a while to unfold, but the payoff is there.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Some people treat action games of this sort as a distraction; others revisit them obsessively, always looking to beat a high score. No matter how deeply you plan to dive in, you'll be getting a lot of game for your $15 with Dead Nation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    You can immediately tell that Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth was created as a labor of love. It defies convention in favor of creating a videogame experience that is a worthy heir to the Lovecraft name.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The versatile gameplay, muscular pacing, and addictive Raid mode make it one of the most well-rounded entries in the series.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The things it does well (environment, story, character) definitely outweigh the shortcomings (tough ranged combat, uneven framerates). The multiplayer has the makings of a classic, and GSC is evidently working at improving it, since their first patch was mostly multiplayer fixes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s both unique and rehashed, and though it’s a solid RPG, not everyone will get into it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It succeeds mostly because instead of merely aping the movie, it instead designs a world that the familiar characters blend right into, and adds a ton of backstory to what could be paper-thin 'heroes.'
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It presents a great challenge and a unique, if cheesy, style that has appeal, and if it does appeal to you, you’ll love it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Adventure game lovers will not be disappointed by the game play elements, and fans of "Shenmue" will find plenty to like here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great wrestling game still, but one that is falling into uninspired rehash territory very quickly.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a toss up between this and Hot Shots Golf for supremacy on the PSP, but if realistic presentation takes precedence over quirky anime-inspired design, Tiger is the game, load times or not.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While not a Jak and Daxter game in the traditional sense, this combat racer does drill together a nice driving game that doesn't fall apart like a cheap engine would.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What the game does offer instead is a cute fantasy with intriguing twists (even if you have to sift through the crazy nonsense to get there), and a butt load of characters that can be yours if you seriously want to endure the exerting challenge of grabbing as many of them as you possibly can.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I implore you, don’t skip out on this one because it’s ‘too hard’ or ‘too weird’. The sheer anxiety of carrying out the surgeries with accuracy and haste is a thrilling affair, one that needs to be experienced by all gamers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its non-movie style approach, there's still repeating and the frustration that comes with it in Ultimate Spider-Man.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NBA 2K6 is, without question, the rookie of the year. It will be interesting to see how well this rookie will improve his game for next season.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    HDTV owners will be blown away with every body blow delivered. Everyone that doesn’t expect a handful of new features over previous football seasons should be more than satisfied with the game’s unparalleled presentation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Players that get motion sick easily will definitely want to stay away from the game as perspective changes rapidly and frequently.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Since Capcom gave it a new splash of paint, remixed the music and added a few extras, rookies as well as veterans should appreciate the update.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    They look, sound and feel just like the originals.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The added features flesh out things, but much of the focus was on this and not any sort of new gameplay enhancements or systems. The result is still a solid game of baseball, just a familiar one.