Hot Games' Scores

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For 717 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 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Lowest review score: 10 Blues Brothers 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 717
717 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a fun game that anyone can play without shelling out for added accessories or peripherals, and it simply oozes style.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sam (sets itself apart) by it’s sense of humor and easy to learn controls. It’s also one of the brighter shooters, with lots of outside and aboveground levels mixed in with all of the dungeon crawling.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not a game for everyone, but fans of 2D shooters and developer Treasure will definitely want to pick up a copy of Bangai-O.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fun is there for a few minutes, and then becomes tiresome.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The animation is spotty at best, missing blocks of frames, while the monsters are chunky messes. The “blood” effects are pixilated eyesores too.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This lamp-rubber is definitely for little 'laddins.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Moves a bit closer to the PC version in terms of both features and quality, but it's still not quite there.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Steeped in style, sleight in substance, and superior in overall satisfaction.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best internet play of any console shooter lifts Unreal Tournament to our top score. That doesn't mean it's perfect -- but it does mean it's the best of its genre on any console.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that’s easy to get into and fairly simple to play but that’s heavy on both strategy and skill – a rare combination.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics look gorgeous.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The others try for the Big Show, but will get sent back to the Cactus Leagues when you get your hands on this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only real criticism of this game is that it's an old title that we've seen in the home before. Still, though, this is a fantastic port, and the addition of net play adds a whole new dimension.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plays little more than an interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" book.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An above average game -- it just had so much more unrealized potential. And it gets damn annoying at times.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can't help shake the feeling that Rare threw offensive material into the game merely for the sake of offending. Once you get over your initial shock at so much swearing, you'll find a competent game with great humor hidden among all the fart jokes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lack of courses and players are a real deterrent. However, the depth of the game engine is enough to keep die-hards entertained.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The main problems with 4X4 Evo, though, are the frustratingly cheap cheating of the computer opponents that never seem to let you actually get ahead by spending your hard-earned money on upgrades...
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Looks like fun, plays like crap, and isn't even that funny.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent adult plot, cool graphics, and style to burn make this a must-have in the adventure genre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Weak gameplay, graphics, sound and options make NBA ShootOut 2001 an easy pass. Don't bite on this ball fake.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shooting fans will love it, and Star Wars fans, too -- but hardcore gamers will wish something more original was piled on to this "Rogue Squadron" update.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A better-than-average motorcycle simulation, with a deep career mode and satisfying racing action. It'd be nice if it had been optimized for the Dreamcast, however.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The real question is whether it's more fun than NBA Showtime or previous versions of NBA Jam, and the answer there would probably be no.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s an ugly mess that’s hard on the eyes, and it doesn’t get an easier to look at the more you play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is without a doubt the best sim-style boxing game on the PS2, and it makes "Ready 2 Rumble 2" look even sillier. But if you're expecting or are looking for a Rumble type game, steer clear of this title.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact is except for a resolution bump-up, there is almost no difference between the PSX and PS2 ports of this title -- and that's a sad state of affairs given the extra horsepower under the PS2's hood. Kinda makes you wonder what that $300 you spent on the system bought you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real problem is a distinct lack of creativity.

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