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 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Grandia II
Lowest review score: 10 Blues Brothers 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 717
717 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like "Sonic" and "Crash," Spyro grabs on and doesn't let go, and the complexity of the levels, hidden games, and non-stop action make it one of the year's best platform games.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's all the fun of the original in the palm of your hand.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply the best hockey game ever released.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What do caviar, waterbeds, and David Lynch films have in common? They’re all unique acquired tastes - as is the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series. Once you’re hooked on the “scene”, though, you’ll never let go.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A slightly flawed masterpiece, but a masterpiece nonetheless.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is now the standard by which all other games have to live up to this year. It’s a great game with some serious chilly thrills...CB2K1 snatches the crown from the hands of "SSX" thanks to speed and style.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wild and weird game that will captivate you with its innocence and innovation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have an X-Box, this is the game to beat for playability and entertainment.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's not simply an all out brawl where the one who punches the fastest wins, but rather an elegant and more balanced fighting game, where knowing the combos is not enough - knowing when to use them and how to counter them counts for something as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics in this miniature version do the game perfect justice.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its minor control issues notwithstanding, this is the best rally racer available on the PSX -- maybe on any platform.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the game of the year – if you liked "Onimusha," then Devil May Cry will definitely possess you.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grind until your wheels fall off, because that's what we do almost every single day.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It has great competitive factions, a large line-up of diverse skaters, and some of the most mind-blowing, thumb-numbing, breathtaking tricks yet seen on a console snowboarding game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a great representation of how to handle a superhero in video game form, and surpasses other lame efforts like "Superman N64" and "Batman Forever" (remember that crap?).
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    NBA 2K2 still showcases the best basketball game out there - steady game play, dazzling visuals, realistic sound.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even while he's just holding a golf club, Mario still has plenty of style and charisma - as do his similarly golf mad companions that join him. Forget all the so-serious golf sims and have a round of Mario Golf.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Internet game play is also the game's biggest plus -- "Unreal Tournament" on the PS2 is still a one-player game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s so much to do, so many secrets to find, and so many objectives to complete that this game will not be finished in a weekend – this is one of those rare games that will take a lifetime to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Smoother, faster animation (the game runs at 60 frames per second) and awesome lighting effects dominate the game's look, while transparency filters, water effects, and background movements round out the spectacular visuals.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The purists choice for outstanding baseball action...a fun, authentic, and accurate baseball sim.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's fun, whether you're playing solo and trying to complete the Crazy Box-type mini games or going head-to-head in the four-player mode, and it will instantly become a party classic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best online game on the Dreamcast and will likely keep you awake for days straight.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The environments look spectacular, with appropriate decor lining every object in the huge stages and good use of shadows and lighting. Character animation is a riot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you were looking for the ultimate NASCAR game, you’ve found it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a beast-changing, head-slapping, jaw-ripping brawler with attitude and style and sex - always a good combination.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The essential 3D first person multiplayer experience of our time.
    • 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.