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 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Lowest review score: 10 Blues Brothers 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 726
726 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't expect to jump in and then jump out of Banjo's world -- once netted, you'll remain til the end.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its minor control issues notwithstanding, this is the best rally racer available on the PSX -- maybe on any platform.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best, most well-rounded basketball game out there, and soars above the competitors.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no better platform game available for the PS2.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's major weakness is in the combat system - there's too many loopholes that can be exploited with the Draw technique, making combat tedious and mundane after a while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Madden takes the trophy again this year, with "GameDay" closing the gap by a little.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the title suggests, the gameplay in Beetle Adventure Racing is focused more on having fun rather than being serious. Thanks to the ludicrous amounts of jumps and turbo boosters littered on each track, your VW is capable of leaping into the air with the greatest of ease.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The seamless controls and extensive levels can only be matched by the spectacular graphics and superior sound.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Takes the vibe and style of the previous two games and ramps up the speed to even higher levels.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But what really takes Madden forward are the great extras, which this year include a Two-Minute Drill mini-game, create-a-player, -team, or –league modes, Coach’s Challenge, and more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wild and weird game that will captivate you with its innocence and innovation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like "Mario Party," " Bust-A-Groove," and even "Tetris" and assorted Tetris-clones, Samba De Amigo forces you to have a good time despite the fact that you don't want to caught dead shaking a pair of plastic maracas in front of your friends.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a testament to the thought and heart that went behind Chrono Trigger that, despite a new loading problem, the game is still more fun than most of its present-day competition.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is what a PlayStation to Nintendo 64 conversion should be - enhancing the original to make the most of the new host machine.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best online game on the Dreamcast and will likely keep you awake for days straight.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the best flight sim available for a next-gen system. Ace Combat 04 shatters the competition.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great FPS. The most serious problem we have with the game is stability – we lost all of our save games at one point, and experienced random freezes fairly frequently.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You could easily be playing this game for 60-70 hours. That’s absolutely insane for a platform game – but every single hour’s a fun one. If you own a Dreamcast, SA2 is one of the system’s essential titles.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Some really sick stuff. The imagery and grotesque design of the enemies is disturbing, and the grainy film stock adds an element of brutal realism to an already upsetting game. Needless to say, we loved it...Not only disturbing and scary, it’s actually a lot of fun.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to both CD's being full of gameplay rather than superfluous full motion video sequences, it will take quite a while for even the most avid gamer to make his or her way through to the fulfilling conclusion. It's time well spent.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Graphics are very impressive; this is one area that R4 totally rules over Gran Turismo. The effects and graphics are nothing short of mind-boggling.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The frame rate is pretty bad and arenas are generic, but player models look detailed, at least.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All in all, this is an absolutely top class package.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazingly enough the four-window split screen mode works incredibly well, with each portion of the screen running in high resolution and at super high speeds.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While on the highest difficulty the realism is still a little overwhelming, there are many driving aids to keep you on the track and keep the game fun.