GMR Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 920 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 0 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 82 out of 920
920 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only problem with SNK's KoF double-pack is the two KOF's SNK chose to pack together. [Jan 2004, p.72]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hiding an otherwise mediocre game behind story and setting doesn't work twice.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The real problem is that you'll feel like you've seen variations of all eight missions somewhere else, and without all the hand-holding to solve the puzzles. [Dec 2003, p.96]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clear case of style over substance, XIII is pretty to look at but a bitch to play. Even all of its snazzy extra features can't make up for the hole that the evilly accurate A.I. puts in its head.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, however, Manhunt becomes more laborious than shocking. Along the way, the vaunted enemy A.I. turns transparent, detracting considerably from its aura of paranoia.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mildly compelling. [May 2004, p.90]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though the game is reatively short - about a day's worth of play - the levels are paced well. But for all the years spent in the studio, Red Dead still could have used some more time for polish. [July 2004, p.93]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Problem is, the missions are largely cookie-cutter (do tasks like "destroy four generators without being spotted" sound familiar?) and lack the thrill found in similarly themed games, like "GoldenEye 007" (N64). Worse yet, your opponents are unbelievably excellent shots who almost never miss.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The authoritative presence of Hal of Fame sports announcer Keith Jackson significantly enhances what would have been an otherwise poor showing. [Oct 2003, p.68]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everybody runs. In the case of the lackluster 3D-adventure-cum-beat-em-up Minority Report, rest assured, they're not running to the videogame store. [Feb 2003, p.71]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So detail oriented and text heavy that it appeals to only the most diehard and, perhaps, anal-retentive. [Nov 2003, p.77]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Competent on all levels, offering solid if unexceptional value. [Feb 2005, p.110]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everybody runs. In the case of the lackluster 3D-adventure-cum-beat-em-up Minority Report, rest assured, they're not running to the videogame store. [Feb 2003, p.71]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Controls are decent in concept but poor in execution. [Sept 2004, p.92]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even without online play, Uru wins points for style and originality. Diehard "Myst" fans probably already have this, but others may want to wait until February to see if the whole online thing pays off.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A more technical take on tennis - or at least it tries to be. [Aug 2004, p.89]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, unique visuals and a well-made battle system can't always rescue this easy linear game from the swell of mediocrity that often threatens to overrun it. [Jan 2005, p.82]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, we would have been better served by an all-new River City Ransom. [Sept 2004, p.81]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As far as action-platformers go, Samurai Jack isn't about to replace the likes of Jak, Ratchet & Clank, or Prince of Persia. It lacks depth, and it's way too easy (a weekend ought to do it).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Besides the not-quite-fluid-enough controls, the main problem is that shooting is a bit of a pain (you tap the right analog toward your target and use the R2 to shoot). [Mar 2004, p.85]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Versus mode, the generally solid beat-em-up action, and the nostalgia factor somewhat save these turtles from obscurity. [Dec 2003, p.92]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting attempt at innovation in the genre. Unfortunately, it's also a frustrating, throw-down-your-headset, curse-generating one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Uninspired level design rounds out the package, with the designers relying far too much on impassable mountain ranges and forcing players to find roundabout routes to their targets. [Sept 2003, p.77]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    DemiKids has a finer pedigree than most, but the rest of us are still waiting for these things to grow a spine. A curiosity at best. [Nov 2003, p.91]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some well-done presentation and solid controls, major missteps in the level design and entire multiplayer system cause Brute Force to lose all the fun from what should be a great time for you and your friends. [Aug 2003, p.69]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Remains an uneven effort because the fighting is so good while the sneaking is downright disappointing. [Aug 2003, p.73]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The bad news is this: The game's graphics look dated. Most characters are blocky and reek of a poor PC port job. And Xbox Live support...needs an overhaul. [Aug 2003, p.74]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's just that there's not much game here. [Jan 2004, p.68]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For the most part, goofy fun and challenges requiring excellent tactics rule the day. Still, Tactics does a good job of reminding players that yes, it is a bargain-bin title. [July 2004, p.90]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like its football counterpart, ShootOut simply doesn't compete against the might of "NBA Live" or "ESPN Basketball." [Jan 2004, p.82]
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