GamingWorld X's Scores

  • Games
For 224 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Viewtiful Joe
Lowest review score: 10 American Idol
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 224
224 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the greatest games of this year, for any console. Its superbly crafted atmosphere, genius level layout, stunning graphics, and overall euphoric game play all add up to one terrific title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rare gem. It somehow manages to capture the essence of what made classic beat ‘em ups like Double Dragon and Streets of Rage so enjoyable, while still delivering a lengthy and varied enough experience for today’s gamer. [Import]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It is, thanks to the incredible job on the vocal work and the environments, easily the most involving RPG I've ever played on a console or PC.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It may be the best FPS ever created. Yet from my personal standpoint, Halo is one the greatest games ever created. Ever.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It only takes about half of the total Shine Sprites to finish the game, so those determined to collect everything will be kept busy for ages.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden does everything right from A to Z.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Everything that was good about "GTA III" has been multiplied exponentially and injected right into the throbbing veins of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but many of the problems have been carried over as well.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I did like the variety of the characters, yet I wished that there could have been more of a variety.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With an improved single player mode, a brand new and impressive multiplayer mode, state of the art graphics, a sound score that should be nominated for an Oscar, and a gaming engine that sets standards for all videogames to reach, you couldn't go wrong with purchasing TCSC: Pandora Tomorrow.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Stands as the true evolution of the platform genre, proving that in order to evolve, a game does not have to steal from everything that’s popular at the moment. While it’s not as purely platform as Mario Sunshine, it’s also not trying to be "Ratchet Theft Auto" like certain OTHER games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I can't remember the last time a game impressed me this much by not only its style and unique qualities, but also by simply being fun. There was not a single moment during Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time that I was not having fun...Gets my vote for Best Game of 2003. I have never played anything like it. It's simply amazing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is a great opportunity for old schoolers to enjoy some excellent nostalgia (while kicking friends around in Four Swords) and new schoolers to partake in one of the greatest adventures of all time (er, while kicking friends around in Four Swords).
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply THE pro-football title to buy this year, no matter what system you own. If you happen to have a choice, go with the PS2 version. It’s the only one with the awesome online play, and it controls like a dream with the Dual Shock controller configuration.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the exception of a few minor complaints, Dynasty Warriors 4 is as close to action-gaming Nirvana as you're going to get for quite a while.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best 3D fighters out there. Weapon Master mode creates a worthwhile single player experience, and the numerous other modes will keep players busy for months. [Import]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It definitely beats "Sly Cooper," its semi-brother "Jak and Daxter," and even other-platform platformers (pun intended) in most categories.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The graphics will grab you and not let go. And the solid gameplay of polygonal Zelda installments still lies here...at lower difficulty, but its here nonetheless. The plot is quite and interesting one, as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The translation is natural (hats off to Atlus on that point), and the sense of humor that Disgaea carries is unrelentingly brilliant in both languages... A fantastic game that's worth every penny.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Drop-dead gorgeous and the gameplay is as smooth and realistic as ever. ESPN looks, plays and sounds as close to the real NBA game as you can possibly get on a console right now.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Games like this simply aren't made very often, especially not of this caliber. It has incredible depth for a shooter, replay value through the roof, and most importantly, it's fun to play. [JPN Import]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If "Splinter Cell" hears Rainbow Six 3 coming, it better move on over - the top spot for the single player military strategy/action title has been taken, by a first person shooter no less.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is hard to find fault with a game that improves upon its groundbreaking predecessor in every category.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game supports up to four players either online or off, and the randomly-generated content, from the vividly-detailed levels to the 10,000-plus items and random enemy placement, help make Champions of Norrath one of the most replayable games on the market.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Violent or not, Manhunt contains substance that other games can only wish for, and does so while pulling off some excellent and original play mechanics, executed to near-perfection.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay alone is magnificent. The visuals have improved greatly, and the sound is on its way to achieving something more than mediocrity. No longer are the menus confusing like in WE6, and I’d have to say that this version is completely user-friendly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A great game and worthy sequel. It keeps the core gameplay intact, but improves on it significantly, and then adds a plethora of new additions that only enhance what’s already on offer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While some old Final Fantasy fans might not take a liking to the new style, most of them will find it fresh, and a new challenge to overcome.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The very best in it’s class, paying close attention to the culture in which the game is tailored after, and offering great gameplay to back up the gorgeous graphics and thousands of upgrades for the hoarder in you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    PGR2 will take you a long time to complete, even if you simply collect Steel Medals, and even longer if you want to collect nothing but Platinum Medals. There are more then 100 tracks and cars to unlock and many time records to set.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The gameplay is unmatched.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A definite improvement over Silent Hill 2 in almost every way (except length), SH3 is probably one of the best survival horror games available right now. While the length affects things other than the replay value, the unlockable extras do their part to extend the game’s longevity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Yes, this game is better than "MVP Baseball 2004" by EA Sports, Acclaim's "All-Star Baseball," and "ESPN Baseball."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a less serious, but still meaningful storyline, one of the most playable battle systems around, and more side quests than you could keep track of, Final Fantasy X-2 is an RPG that will keep you occupied and satisfied for as long as any good game in its genre should.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though far from flawless, Thief: Deadly Shadows is a magnificent game that breathes a bit of fresh air into the stealth action genre. It's got impressive graphics, ambient sound, immersive gameplay, and an intriguing story that is truly deserving of praise.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel that takes the series in a new direction of an open-ended structure while improving upon the sheer fun of the over-the-top trick-heavy gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That what it offers more of was incredible to begin with, and that it offers it in a much, much prettier package, with more gameplay modes and options, makes F-Zero GX the kind of "rehash" that you want to savor every bit of.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The competition is as intense as you want it to be (which on the higher difficulties can be damn near impossible). It has good music, good graphics, and lots of diversions if the main focus drags.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between the bonus stages, hidden areas, and multiple endings, this game could keep you going for months.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A damn fine sequel that will have many gamers coming back for more. The only negative I can think of about this game is that once you unlock everything, you will find that you will play the game more for multiplayer fun rather than single player excitement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A damn fine sequel that will have many gamers coming back for more. The only negative I can think of about this game is that once you unlock everything, you will find that you will play the game more for multiplayer fun rather than single player excitement.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel that takes the series in a new direction of an open-ended structure while improving upon the sheer fun of the over-the-top trick-heavy gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel that takes the series in a new direction of an open-ended structure while improving upon the sheer fun of the over-the-top trick-heavy gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takahashi has created something vastly more deep and complex than just "watered-down Nietzsche." Indeed, if you wanted to put a misplaced literary reference on this game, something closer to James Joyce's Ulysses would better represent the fantastic and masterful sci-fi pastiche that XS offers.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, Soul Calibur II is the single greatest weapons-based fighter out there. But is it a significant leap forward from the original? Not really.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The superb integration of a heartfelt storyline, impeccable art design, and addictive tactical gameplay makes Final Fantasy Tactics Advance a reassuring reminder of the past while setting the foundation for an exceptional future.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those rare games that can appeal to both the rally purist and the arcade racing fan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SOCOM 2 rocks; it’s just not the mammoth leap forward we were hoping for.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My favorite of the series. On the PSone, the game was an acquaintance. On the Dreamcast a one night stand. But Defiance is a full-fledged romance. Finally, the storyline satisfies completely and I will not spoil it for you. But I will say that if you are a fan of the series, this is the one you’ve been waiting for.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A damn fine sequel that will have many gamers coming back for more. The only negative I can think of about this game is that once you unlock everything, you will find that you will play the game more for multiplayer fun rather than single player excitement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You will be busy for months fooling with the invention system, building newfound lands with the Georama system, arming your characters to the teeth, with the best upgrades and equipment money can buy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Bleeding edge technology merged with an assortment of quality gameplay ideas, and topped off with well-utilized production values makes The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay one of the best, if not the best licensed videogame on the market on any console.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    "FIFA 2003" is fully licensed and pretty to look at, but WTS has it beat in every other category.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even with the mediocre visuals and sub-par sound, NHL 2K3’s gameplay has enough depth to it that it deserves the best hockey game of the year award. In fact, it could be one of the best ever created in the last decade, rivaling some Genesis greats.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Violent or not, Manhunt contains substance that other games can only wish for, and does so while pulling off some excellent and original play mechanics, executed to near-perfection.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A brilliant piece of work. Everything needed to create a believable world is there: A fantastically told story with plenty of plot twists, memorable characters, memorable moments, and a fluid pace.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No console hoop game to this date has fully realized the smoothness of real life basketball, but 2K3 is awfully close. Less cinematic and slower than March Madness, it captures the look, sound, and most importantly, the feel of the college game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The series is definitely in peak form here, with near endless amounts of options and gameplay tweaks that add to an already addictive and playable formula.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game is a bit on the short side, true, but rarely does a game manage to capture the essence of the classics the way this does. The action is fast and furious, the graphics astounding, and the music incredible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The action-packed nature of The Suffering keeps it from being the scariest of horror games, but Surreal Software added a plethora of inventive effects that make up for it, actually out-scaring some games in the ever growing genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    RAD is a really tantalizing title. The game features one of the freshest and most interesting control schemes in the history of console robot-bashing, leading to one of the most unique mech experiences out there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Proof that as long as a game is fun, it doesn’t need to be advanced upon by leaps and bounds with every installment. There’s loads of content here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Immensely fun and entertaining.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The controls are amazingly easy to navigate (though a bit slippy), and though the enemy A.I. is out for your blood (wow, just like TM:B), War is much more forgiving.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Indisputably Castlevania, and nothing else. The action is frenzied and fluid as always. The entrancing musical score is as haunting as we could’ve ever hoped for, and the controls are virtually flawless.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The online play is a nice addition for PS2 and Xbox owners, but it would’ve been even better if a fuller field of human players was included.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Finding friends is painless, and making them on EQOA is half the fun. It's the community aspect of EQOA that sets it apart from other games of the genre, and other online titles as well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A good game that could be great with slight improvements. The nagging camera problems really create an issue, and the tediousness of the never-ending supply of enemies will drive some people insane.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The faces are absolutely amazing. Quite simply, there isn’t another game to even compare in terms of likeness and quality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The presentation is almost exactly as it would be on TV, the wrestlers look decent, and the animations look spectacular. But after all is said and done, the game still feels a great deal like an update rather than a true sequel that caters to all wrestling fans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While many of the improvements fell short of our expectations this is still a better version of the game than the original EQOA. Frontiers is a bigger world, plays smoother, and has MARGINAL bonuses in sounds and looks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Culdcept has exceeded my expectations in nearly every way. The game is deep, addicting, and an absolute joy to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yeah, some of the missions are a tad on the repetitive side, and the voice acting can be pretty lame, but no game has made me feel as close to playing the comic as this one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The two-player cooperative mode is the real star of the show, overshadowing the online play that the PS2 version offers, and is the one critical feature the first game so desperately needed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can play with one controller and pass it around, but it's worth getting four controllers together so everyone can make use of the taunts-sinking a birdie putt with three other people mashing the taunt commands is not an easy feat, but it is a lot of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thoroughly enjoyable on its own, but there is something very satisfying about finding a warm spot outdoors and annihilating vampires with the power of the sun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This game isn't just a racing game, it isn't just a trick-based game, and it isn't just both, but it's an entirely new and interesting experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It starts off a bit slow, but the more you play, the more engrossed you'll become. That's where Sony Cambridge's true talents shine through. The story, the music, and that imagination factor always seem to steal the show in one of their titles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Definitely a gem that will suck away hours upon hours of gaming time, but that is also The Sims' Achilles Heel; in order to successfully have fun with The Sims, you have to invest lots of time into the game, and playing takes a lot out of you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Plays and feels a lot better than 2004, and for some of you, that might be a bad thing. Taking the time to adjust to the new mechanics, mainly the passing game, will leave some frustrated out of their minds. The game certainly has a more authentic feel to it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Though not the deepest action game we've played, it's well worth the time for 'Rings' fans and action game gurus alike. We're not completely satisfied; the game is much too short, and is in dire need of a second player.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A great horror game if it stood alone, but being a sequel, the title feels too much like the original. There isn’t one significant upgrade that the game makes over the first; the enemies are the same, the environments look the same and feel the same, and quite frankly, it doesn’t sound any different either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Team 17 has taken almost all of what made the original games fun and plopped it into 3D. It isn’t quite as much fun as the two-dimensional games, but Worms 3D is certainly the best strategy title on the GameCube.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The speed and control in Colin McRae Rally 04 is unbelievably noticeable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    FF:CC will not disappoint too many gamers, it instead will simply expose them to another way that RPG videogames can be played.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Equal parts hilarity and biting social commentary, the game grafts "Grand Theft Auto" gameplay onto the material from the TV show and does it extremely well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Isn’t anything revolutionary, rather it’s a simple evolution of the series. The game fixes a number of flaws from its predecessor, and tweaks a few things that didn’t need major adjustments. It’s more of the same, but bigger and better.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Does little to improve on the franchise, but remains a highly enjoyable multiplayer title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The ability to roam the level on foot or in a vehicle were great ideas for moving the series forward, but shoddy animations and lousy collision detection make it not worth the effort and wind up dragging down the otherwise stellar gameplay and controls.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Very few action videogames for GBA can match up to TCSC: Pandora Tomorrow for GBA and what it is doing for the GBA generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There's plenty of fun to be had with the online mode, and it’s often fun just cruising around the cities looking for every shortcut and also trying to find the locked cars the game has to offer, making it well worth a purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Has a lot going for it. But it goes wrong in one key area: The Championship mode. It’s much too limited. We get to drive one car throughout our career, and we don’t get to make our own repairs when we damage it; the computer does it for us.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Since the storyline and uninteresting characters adorn the experience almost as much as the physics, the game isn't all it could've been. But in the end, it's the gameplay that counts most, and what's found in Psi-Ops is good enough to keep you playing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Judging this game on it's own merits proves to still be a fun, exciting shooter. We decided to score this game on what it offers instead of what it doesn't, and that is the score you see.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best third-person action games released in recent memory. The unprecedented ability to destroy nearly every onscreen object, including the ability to pound craters into the ground with devastating attacks, will keep gamers looking for action more than satisfied.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The "Resident Evil" remake offered spectacular graphical effects, new rooms, new enemies, new locales, new play mechanics, and even new storyline twists and characters, all while retaining the original environment, characters, and gameplay that made the game so great to begin with. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes does no such thing, feeling more like a by-the-numbers remake, mimicking everything about the original PlayStation version, even down to the visual presentation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is all about style. And for anyone who’s even remotely a fan of the classic western genre, it’s a must have.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The blue language may be a bit sophmoric and the gameplay a little repetitive, but the game features high production values: a solid vehicular combat engine, well produced cutscenes and excellent music.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new content of Tribunal and Bloodmoon are well worth the price of admission, even if the core gameplay hasn't changed in any way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far and away the fastest and most furious arcade racer available for the PS2.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact of the matter is: those of you who own only a GameCube are getting ripped off. For the same price, you could be enjoying a contender for game of the year on that other console.

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