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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Either too easy or too hard, depending on the setting. You will seethe with frustration on the highest difficulty setting, and easily outscore opponents on the easiest setting. There is no in-between, which makes a great game really frustrating.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NFL2K2 is the easiest to play right out of the box, with appeal to newbies and players who don't have a ton of football experience. Madden is still the sim gamer's favorite, while NFL Fever is the flashy go-between that links all three games together.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where March Madness doesn't compete is in the game play respect afforded to the big timers - "NBA Live 2002" and "NBA 2K2." The game has a slower pace and a less hurried feel than real basketball.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rez
    Rez is mindless, simple fun - with the emphasis on fun. If you don't blow out your eyes on this one, you're sure to blow out your thumbs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It belongs on the Game Cube -- the fast-paced action, silly game play, and innovative graphics will find a more appreciative audience here.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The addictiveness of Jonny Moseley Mad Trix is outweighed by the poor design and tepid game play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's fast pace and good graphics are impressive, but the game doesn't have the staying power to make it a classic.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's probably the scariest game of the last ten years, giving a face to the nameless horror that haunts many of our dreams.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the world of flashier, harder hitting and more Hollywood style presentation of role-playing games, Wizardry may get lost in the labyrinth.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is Jedi Power Battles in 3D - a simple, fast-paced action game that makes you forget everything else for a couple of hours, just like the movie it's based on.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the most intriguing, most competent, and most encompassing game of the franchise. It's a great game, the best RPG the PS2 has to offer, and it does a good job of weaving story and structure together.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is not there for the amusement or entertainment of the general public - it's a special, silly game reserved for true aficionados of the Simpsons. Count us in.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Still not the contender that it should be, but there is hope - and the QB Challenge is still fun to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Breath of Fire will take you back to a time when fighting and believing in the story was all you needed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sounds of Max Payne double the intensity of the game. From the beginning monotone opening to the deadpan, and deadly noirish conversations that Max has with the enemies, the game is a treat for the ears as well as the eyes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is nothing if not involving. A story with real depth, actual humor and pathos, and some dramatic and frightening moments is something you don't see everyday - and even more rare in RPG's.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the role-model for mediocre action games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Sports has crafted one of the best hockey games around, with stunning, realistic graphics and rock-solid game play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of the three, this version of Tricky has the best controls and graphics. That makes this the best version available.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you want the hard-boiled action of "Grand Theft Auto III" up close and personal, this is the game for you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good puzzle game that too often repeats itself and never shows the edge it needed to stay ahead of the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With it's sharp detail and exciting racks, along with the fluid anaimation of the riders and the crowded racing field (with little slow-down) it's simply the best motocorss game available, and the X-Box secures it's place as one of the best looking motocross games of all times.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nostalgia freaks and curious geeks could use the history lesson that this disc teaches - it's an emotional purchase.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Legend of Alon D'ar goes for the big story (which is lame in its own way) and the big RPG feeling - but falls short on both counts.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GameDay 2002 finally got the ball, but it's late in the fourth and the other teams (Madden and NFL 2K2) are already celebrating.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jak and Daxter brings back memories of the fun of Crash without killing the character through repetition.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chris Berman and Tom Jackson, both stellar sportscasters, don’t display the showmanship that’s the ESPN vocal trademark. They sound as if they’re doing their jobs, but with the clipped and monotone delivery, it sounds as if they wish they were somewhere else.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's refreshing to see a quasi-RPG game that doesn't go for the high-brow, rules-specific combat of RPG's - but if you're looking for an RPG with more clout, stick to "Final Fantasy X."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Probably the most fun game out for the Game Cube right now. It's not really a fighting game as much as it is a four-person party brawling game.

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