Hot Games' Scores

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For 726 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Madden NFL 2002
Lowest review score: 10 Blues Brothers 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 726
726 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a more in-depth game than High Heat, which is why All Star moves slower and the games seem longer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A witty and pretty game that's absorbing and charming, but ultimately will bore you with its long quests and constant backtracking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What separates Giants from other games is that there are so many things to do - but you have to have some backbone to stick with it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real problem is that the game won’t hold your attention for longer than a weekend, which is unfortunate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After playing "Cossacks: European Wars" and "Age of Empires," Star Wars Galactic Battleground is like an extra layer of meat on a really good sandwich - you could do without the meat, but you would also enjoy the sandwich a little more with it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What you need is patience, thorough reading skills (to get through the manual), and a real appetite for destruction.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's plenty to be scared of in Shadow Man 2econd Coming, it's just a matter of whether or not you have the patience and commitment to raise the dead once again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply the best rally game for the PS2, and directly in competition with Rallisport for the hearts and minds of rally racing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The easily accessible humor and storyline of such adventure classics as "Broken Sword" and "Monkey Island" are lacking in here, though, but it's a pretty ride while it lasts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We take off an extra half point for the high overall difficulty of the game, rendering it all but impossible to play for anyone but the most seasoned war simulation veterans. On the other hand, it is incredibly realistic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PC gamers who have had no prior exposure to this game will definitely want to take a look, as this is still the same great game it always was.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This should keep you occupied long enough to appreciate the game, but not long enough to make you love it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Part "Mission: Impossible," part "Golden Eye," and all fun. But poor controls hamper the fun and put a dull sheen on the otherwise glossy secret agent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a limited number of tracks and hidden riders to expand the game, you may find that it’s biggest challenge will be keeping you interested past the rental return date.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t let the soft controls or graphic glitches deter you, though. Arctic Thunder still has some fun in the engine, mostly in the breakneck pace of the races.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a trimmed down and dumbed-down RPG for younger players that just may find an adult audience with its sense of humor and hilarious story line.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not a car game just anyone can pick up and play. You have to be able to fully control the car, which is one of the game's biggest challenges; if you don't, you're in for a long and disappointing afternoon.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a great snack until the Hawk strikes back. Pick it up now and you’ll be done with it by the weekend.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The intensity of the missions, the fast-pace of the action, and the overall graphic flair of the game will have you coming back again and again, regardless of your patience levels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely difficult action RPG with some nice graphics and high system requirements. It's a game of trade-offs that will appeal to a hardcore audience but does not have broad crossover appeal.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun game, but is it the best 3D update to the classic NBA Jam? No -- and it's not as good as many of the 2D incarnations either.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stratego meets Braveheart in this entertaining and simple game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA took a static sport like snowmobiling and gave it the Tricky makeover, adding more detail, more depth to the levels, and more care in the level design.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The soft AI doesn’t make its way into the Quarterback Challenge, easily the most fun part of the game (and developed well, it could turn into a game on its own).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although not as complex as "Tekken Tag," or as simple to play as "DOA2," Street Fighter EX3 is still a fighter, and one that can battle with the best of them on the PS2.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a captivating run for about the first ten hours of play, then dungeon levels become too mechanical. Still, for all its shortcomings, the game also has its share of charms.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it borders on the frustrating side of difficult, it's a visual treat and certainly a worthy purchase for new PS2 owners.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maneuvering Jehuty is about as intuitive as you can get with the use of a single analog stick. Every combat option from firing your weapons and thrusters to raising your shields becomes an extension of your hand.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most importantly, "Ground Control" doesn't let itself get weighed down with useless options and nerd-pleasing, making this a RTS almost anyone can enjoy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s plenty of options to keep you from getting bored, but to unlock you must play, and if you’re one of those casual gamers who are easily put off by repetitive gameplay then this is not for you.