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 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Lowest review score: 0 Postal 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 82 out of 920
920 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Between its immature "Mature-rated" content (naughty language is prevalent) and rough gameplay, RoadKill narrowly misses excellence. [Nov 2003, p.81]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's vexing to play a meticulously crafted and pretty 3D platformer when it's devoid of fun. [Apr 2003, p.71]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Makes no mistakes, and while it lacks Sonic's flash, it's a better game. [Oct 2003, p.73]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The whole game is a bit too complex for its own good - the skill system itself might put off those who have never played an MMORPG. [Oct 2003, p.71]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a relentless slashfest backed by a rich story, lush visuals, and moments of snap-the-controller-in-half difficulty, Demon Stone is at least fun while it lasts. [Dec 2004, p.129]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Merely an average action game featuring an overly sexy protagonist and an entertaining combat engine held back by myriad game-breaking glitches. [Jan 2005, p.106]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The turn-based combat is fast paced, precise, and brutal—they throw the whole freaking Monster Manual at you, and the numbers these monsters roll are crazy deep.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game expertly blends physical—mostly platforming—challenges with cerebral puzzles and, in the process, keeps players guessing throughout.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the better 5-on-5 basketball games we've played. [Jan 2004, p.82]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Bob himself, this game holds its water and is, in fact, remarkably fun. [Jan 2004, p.86]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're not sure sure we've ever seen a more convincing first-person action-adventure quite like Breakdown. [May 2004, p.91]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its open-ended structure and unusual story line, Arx Fatalis is the polar opposite of traditional console RPGs, and that's why I like it so much.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's solid ground on which to build a game, but compared to what Insomniac is doing, much work remains. [Dec 2004, p.126]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lackluster graphics ensure that P.T.O. screenshots will never hang in the Louvre, but when the Klaxons are blaring, few will care. This one shoots to kill. [Mar 2003, p.65]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a fun, imaginative platformer that, though easily and quickly completed, is another solid first-party GameCube title. [July 2003, p.74]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Bob himself, this game holds its water and is, in fact, remarkably fun. [Jan 2004, p.86]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It does get one thing right: The controls are actually functional and somewhat intuitive. [June 2004, p.89]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thinking person's game with just enough button-mashing to keep things snappy. [Oct 2004, p.110]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This green-eyed feline can control the flow of time, but puzzles designed around that concept are lacking. Great idea, flawed execution. [Feb 2003, p.95]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sublime experience that incorporates the feel of flying, acrobatics, and racing all in one. Unfortunately, the finicky EyeToy provides less than optimal control, resulting in intermittent bursts of frustration. [Jan 2005, p.122]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A decidedly by-the-numbers movie tie-in. [July 2004, p.85]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The boss battles and platforming challenges vary just enough, and the minigames (such as the side-scrolling shooter level and the "Excitebike"-inspired motorcycle race) are great. [Dec 2003, p.104]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Features an essentially unchanged game system and makes no allowances for introducing newcomers to the halfway-complete adventure. [Oct 2003, p.66]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that no review can adqeuately describe, since the possible experiences are virtually limitless. Is it a game or a playground? Play it and decide for yourself.[Feb 2003, p.66]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ghost Recon was fine tactical infantry sim - back in 2001. This new PS2 version is solid, but it pales when compared to modern juggernauts like "SOCOM II." [Mar 2004, p.83]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you dig its goofy sense of humor, or if you're a fan of previous Worms games, you might find something to like once you get past the 3D-induced flaws. [Apr 2004, p.93]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a fine tie-in game, but it's over rather quickly, offering little in the way of challenge. [Aug 2004, p.93]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can handle LOC's steep learning curve, you'll enjoy an experience unobtainable on any other platform - the game is that compelling. [June 2004, p.85]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still the best baseball sim there is. [Apr 2003, p.65]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Bob himself, this game holds its water and is, in fact, remarkably fun. [Jan 2004, p.86]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mildly compelling. [May 2004, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At times, the game's saccharine sensibilities make the challenges, though very real, hard to swallow.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doesn't reinvent the gameplay of its predecessors, but it does refine it. Unfortunately, it's not all for the better. [Jan 2005, p.128]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay, although strong at first, wasn't meant to be stretched this thin; if you're someone how intends to attempt all four games at a stretch, prepare for plenty of tedium to set in halfway through. [Jan 2004, p.52]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The hardware simply isn't powerful enough to consistently process what Killzone wants to do, in both single-player and online multiplayer modes. Similar to how Rare's "Perfect Dark" stressed the N64 near the end of that system's life, a game with otherwise excellent attributes finds itself arriving much too late for one party and a little too early for the next.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The games survive in excellent fashion on GBA, with sharp colors and fast framerates. [Sept 2003, p.80]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An admirable port. If you already have the Xbox version, you really don't need another one, but PS2 owners should pick it up in a flash...bang.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a well-made game, but its high points start to fall as you experience them over…and over...
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's vexing to play a meticulously crafted and pretty 3D platformer when it's devoid of fun. [Apr 2003, p.71]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's always a good idea to have a golf game as part of your portable library. [Feb 2003, p.97]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If the NPC A.I. were a little more fully realized, CIMA would rank as one of the best GBA games out there. As it stands, it's merely pretty darn good. [Nov 2003, p.90]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hard to ask for more from a portable puzzler, which makes Drill Spirits a tasty (if not completely filling) morsel of gaming goodness. [Feb 2005, p.111]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Little more than an exercise in monotony. [Sept 2003, p.77]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A bit of an acquired taste. If you dig its goofy sense of humor, or if you're a fan of previous Worms games, you might find something to like once you get past the 3D-induced flaws.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's difficult to describe any element of the game as anything but simply "good." [Jan 2005, p.106]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not very polished. [Aug 2004, p.93]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The highest compliment we can give EA's portrayal of JK Rowling's magic-infused faux sport is that it's so much fun (for fans and nonfans alike) that it makes us wish Quidditch were actually real.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game expertly blends physical—mostly platforming—challenges with cerebral puzzles and, in the process, keeps players guessing throughout.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not much more than a so-so platformer with a problematic camera. [Feb 2003, p.69]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Scratch the "Complete" BS - this really should've been called "Silent Scope 3 Plus," because the first two games are so short that your time is best spent uncovering the third game's myriad secrets. [Mar 2004, p.85]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game expertly blends physical—mostly platforming—challenges with cerebral puzzles and, in the process, keeps players guessing throughout.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The novelty of yapping it up boosts this game from mere mediocrity into a somewhat-intriguing solid title. [Dec 2003, p.86]
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    • 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real selling point is Ghosthunter's presentation, and the graphics, script, music, and acting are all first-rate. [Sept 2004, p.96]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just a little too late for a reboot from last year. [Feb 2005, p.87]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The highest compliment we can give EA's portrayal of JK Rowling's magic-infused faux sport is that it's so much fun (for fans and nonfans alike) that it makes us wish Quidditch were actually real.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minigames, as always, tread a fine line between clever and stupid. [Jan 2004, p.87]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As solid as ever, but unlikely to win new converts, Silent Line: Armored Core preaches to the choir and no one else. [Aug 2003, p.71]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    These brief spurts of action are entertaining, but between them lie only painfully simple puzzles and, as previously mentioned, lots of running around, avoiding your idiotic pursuers with the same tricks over and over again. [June 2003, p.71]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's technically competent, but Crash NKR does not offer a gaming experience anyone would call fun. [Jan 2004, p.56]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wrath's only problems are small but important: Loading unfortunately breaks up the game's pacing, the fighting engine could be deeper, and there's no online mode. [Feb 2004, p.90]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If we could just get a third "Legends" game using this engine, then series fans would really have something to cheer about. [Nov 2004, p.127]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Controlling the camera is a minigame all its own. [Jan 2004, p.72]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you dig its goofy sense of humor, or if you're a fan of previous Worms games, you might find something to like once you get past the 3D-induced flaws.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up and damn fun to play.
    • 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]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tongue-in-cheek humor and mindless, cathartic bashing of things keep the proceedings from getting overly dull. [Jan 2004, p.92]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Between its immature "Mature-rated" content (naughty language is prevalent) and rough gameplay, RoadKill narrowly misses excellence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it does a lot right, it lacks the polish the series is known for. [Feb 2005, p.113]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Casual gamers will be able to tear through Tak quickly, but younger children might find some of the puzzles frustrating. [Dec 2003, p.67]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's one complaint, it's the visuals. They're not bad, just more or less the same visuals we've seen since part one. [Aug 2004, p.89]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As awe-inspiring and grandiose as the Pearl Harbor level is, it's still just a rail shooter. The missions are uneven, ranging from uninspired "stealth" levels to well-designed artillery raids.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A poor camera system forces players to constantly readjust their view, which is annoying, certainly, but becomes seriously problematic later in the game. [June 2003, p.69]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame Artoon didn't have enough faith in the gamer to really let this kitty off the leash. [Feb 2005, p.97]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The highest compliment we can give EA's portrayal of JK Rowling's magic-infused faux sport is that it's so much fun (for fans and nonfans alike) that it makes us wish Quidditch were actually real.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a faithful and compelling GTA adventure, you'll likely be disappointed. [Feb 2005, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game may be too complicated and difficult for most, but you've got to appreciate its dedication to realism and great graphics. [June 2003, p.75]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With more true role-playing elements to balance out the sheer kill-and-collect MO of tis debut, this franchise, ripe with much potential, could grow serious legs. [Nov 2004, p.138]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Two words: bottomless pits. That foul design element, which should have been eradicated from gaming's lexicon decades ago, shows up in Nightshade - and with maddening regularity. [Apr 2004, p.88]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Mega Man X in recent memory and will provide an enjoyable challenge to gamers willing to give 2D another go. [Feb 2005, p.97]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    PT is not worth your time or money. Almost every aspect of the game feels rushed. [June 2004, p.91]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The highest compliment we can give EA's portrayal of JK Rowling's magic-infused faux sport is that it's so much fun (for fans and nonfans alike) that it makes us wish Quidditch were actually real.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The frustrating, non-compliant camera and general lack of challenge keep DMC 2 from being great. [Mar 2003, p.60]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The changes don't amount to much; it looks a lot like the last game and sounds worse. Ouch. [Nov 2003, p.78]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The gameplay is still plagued with glitches and flaws. [Dec 2003, p.82]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Literally as simple, short, and brutal as a bullet to the head. [Nov 2004, p.116]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Feels a bit like Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor in that an attempt to make an epic WWII Pacific Theater experience results in a product with brilliant touches mixed with mediocrity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Questionable in taste, weak in humor, and uneven in play, Chaos dampens its drawers with mediocrity. [Apr 2003, p.72]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    K-1 packs fluid, responsive controls of the "Tekken" variety (left punch, right punch, kicks, etc.) combined with trouble-free 360-degree movement. [July 2003, p.76]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The strategy serves as a fine complement to the otherwise problematic action, and, ultimately, Gunner hits its mark - but just barely. [Aug 2003, p.72]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When the action speeds up - in some painfully confusing boss battles - the imprecise controls and weak camera direction nearly kill it. [Nov 2003, p.84]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's one complaint, it's the visuals. They're not bad, just more or less the same visuals we've seen since part one. [Aug 2004, p.89]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With too much style and not enough substance, this one can only Go! Go! so far. [Dec 2003, p.88]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, frantic fighting game tht completely captures the unique spirit of the show... A must have for DBZ fans. [Feb 2003, p.69]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A hateful creation, demanding more attention than a sugar-buzzed toddler and never showing you what you need to see, including anyone who might be shooting holes in your stomach.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It arrives on Xbox as both a has-been and simultaneously a never-ran. [Oct 2004, p.120]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unless you're feeling nostalgic, you're better off stickin' with EA's "NBA Street" series for over-the-top roundball fun. [Dec 2003, p.84]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A feature-lite driving simulator that neither offends nor excels in any particular area of design, and one that doesn't elicit a sense of excitement, rather a feeling of déjà vu.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It never really evolves beyond the point-to-point errand running through relatively small environments. [May 2003, p.69]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its comedic bent and offbeat gameplay, Lupin the 3rd is a blessed alternative to the current wave of "Splinter Cell" clones, and a game that stealth fans and Lupin geeks can dig on equally. [Feb 2004, p.88]