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 5.9 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
    A monster facial to the arcade hoops competition. Bow down suckas - there’s a new champ on the court. Once NUFX works out the kinks, it’ll be unstoppable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here we have the opposite of the norm -- a great game based on a bad film.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Multiplayer of course shines, and there's never been a better excuse to splash out for that cable modem than the multi-tiered dogfights possible in FreeSpace 2. The best of its kind yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's as good as a game like this can be -- the only negative is that we've seen it all before.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Circus Maximus isn't the best game for the X-Box, nor is it the most fun - but it certainly is innovative, and you might find yourself playing for hours despite your objections.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nice one, although it needs a gigantic monster of a machine to really play properly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tracks are in great number and you have the ability to change the time of day as well as the weather, ensuring the most brutal of settings for any off-road excursion.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The frame rate is pretty bad and arenas are generic, but player models look detailed, at least.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although there are a few minor annoyances, it’s unbelievable speed, mind-blowing tracks, and great upgrade selection make this a definite sleeper hit for racing fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are the game’s strong point, with fluid character development and crisp backgrounds.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whereas last year the controls seem looser than Madden’s, and therefore more intuitive and fun, this year they seem way too easy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no better platform game available for the PS2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has everything a classic game should - good, inoffensive graphics, sturdy controls, and replayability - and it leaves a satisfying cramp in your fingers when you're done.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the things that made Doom so much fun back then, and still carries over today, is that feeling that danger (and madness) lay around each corner.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's flashy looks and mind-blowing storyline, combined with Ice T and some simple controls make "Sanity" a lot of fun as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A pure adrenaline rush, a fun-filled fantasy representation of a sport that already has its over-the-edge moments.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the rubber-band AI, this is still a fun, addictive kart racer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It gets boring fast, and you have to love wrestling to begin with, but if you are a fan, this is a cool game to have.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The way the Advance interacts with the Cube is flawless, and if you have Sonic Advance (and we recommend you pick it up), it's a nice touch, with lots of promise for future games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best version of this game lives on the Box - accept no substitute.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jak and Daxter brings back memories of the fun of Crash without killing the character through repetition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It almost goes without saying that the game controls impeccably and sounds great (this is Need for Speed, after all), so the excellent variety of play modes and fresh-feeling historically-oriented gameplay should be more than enough to convince you of the title’s worth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More of a thinking man's boxing game, full of strategy, personality, and fire. Take the career mode for a spin and you'll fell all the pain, frustration, and joy that a boxing career will bring.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A faithful port of a modern classic, down to its nagging flaws.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best looking water games with lots of tricky entertainment and wet fun for everyone, newbie and pro, to enjoy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NFL Blitz isn't about football - it's about fun, and it delivers that message with extreme results.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    Stellar arcade-style fun and one of the best games for the PS2. It's only hampered by some mild slow-down and a steep difficulty curve.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best, most well-rounded basketball game out there, and soars above the competitors.

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