GMR Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 924 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Lowest review score: 0 Postal 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 82 out of 924
924 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the little things that count, and from the minor (new training minigames) to the major (24 new club teams) to the why-didn't-they-think-of-that-before (referees playing the advantage with fouls), it's all here. [Mar 2004, p.86]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You won't find a better baseball game this year...It's not quite the "Madden" of baseball games yet...but it's very close. [May 2004, p.85]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The detail in the fighter models and their movements is frighteningly convincing, and performing a violent action against another human being feels appreciably authentic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the most thorough and competent rehash packages in recent memory, offering a slew of great games in top form, along with a few cool bonuses.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is in fact everything you have ever loved about Onimusha buffed out to the max. [June 2004, p.75]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer could use a few more game options, like allowing players to actually play the campaign rather than only skirmishes. Still, for anyone who wants strategic depth with their RTS game, there's no better title out there. [Dec 2004, p.131]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A spectacular work with an attention to detail that rivals the Peter Jackson films upon which it's based. [Feb 2005, p.96]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only missteps are a super class of cars that are almost too fast for the courses, an abundance of loading screens, and a mostly terrible soundtrack--the latter two problems solved by the Xbox version. [Oct 2004, p.111]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is also a distinct lack of overall polish, mostly noticeable in the smallest ways: ugly character models, cluttered maps (the custom waypoint is a welcomed and downright necessary addition), unnecessarily complex wardrobe management, odd misspellings ("Cobra Marital Arts"), and even repeated references to Los Angeles instead of Los Santos.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are a few places where the game falls short (drivable vehicles would have been nice), but excellent A.I., solid gameplay, and fairly deep multiplayer battles make Pacific Assault worthy of the Medal of Honor name.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are beautiful, the characters original, the story entertaining, and the control dead-on. [Nov 2004, p.128]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Various artificially induced frustrations hold the game back from its true potential. Still, it's nearly there, and for those with strong jaws, it's an otherwise exceptional experience. The next game should be unstoppable, but it better well feature Eric B. and Rakim. [Nov 2004, p.122]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compared to its predecessor, NFSU2 is more. More city, more courses, more cars, more parts, more style...just more of everything in general. The game is huge. [Dec 2004, p.99]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The acrobatics alone make Warrior Within a must-buy. Rounded out with superb character design and vast Myst-like landscapes, this Prince is another winner.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The acrobatics alone make Warrior Within a must-buy. Rounded out with superb character design and vast Myst-like landscapes, this Prince is another winner.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It still doesn't own the grahics category, but Madden controls better with that same great pace it's known to have. [Sept 2004, p.86]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    THUG2 may not match "THUG's" charm and novelty, but it's still one of the most addictive and satisfying experiences out there. [Dec 2004, p.116]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps not groundbreaking, Isuka is value-packed to the gills. [Nov 2004, p.132]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of legendary club swingers such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer to the roster adds credibility to balance out the fantasy golfers. It's also refreshing to see so many new courses. [Nov 2004, p.116]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, you need to play this to understand. [Oct 2004, p.94]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the improved online play, expansion of the popular lightning challenges, and inclusion of Chase for the Cup, NASCAR 2005 has enough horsepower to last you all year. [Oct 2004, p.102]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football fans will have a great time with this one (especially with multiplayer), and there's plenty there for nonsports folk. But in the end, this one falls just short of greatness. [Feb 2005, p.88]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The third volume includes features that rocket its entertainment value to an entirely unparalleled level. [Dec 2004, p.115]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The superior writing of The Urbz makes it far better than its predecessor "Bustin' Out." There aren't many handheld titles this solid. [Feb 2005, p.113]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes an excellent original game, loses some ground on control, but gains it back with variety. [Feb 2005, p.109]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A certifiable classic. [Feb 2003, p.97]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Countless mascot racers flooded store shelves during the PlayStation era, and Crash Team Racing was the only good one. Really. [Feb 2003, p.97]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Einhander" is German for "awesome 2D shooter that should have sold way more that it did." That, or "one-handed." We're not sure. [Feb 2003, p.97]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We're not exactly sure how two games out of a series of nine constitutes an "anthology," but they're good games nonetheless. [Feb 2003, p.97]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brought RPGs into the Western spotlight and contained the most debated plot twist of an era. [Feb 2003, p.97]
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