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 Super Bust-A-Move
Lowest review score: 10 Blues Brothers 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 717
717 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is by far the best-looking basketball game currently on the market, the only negative being some jarring motion-capture transitions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are superb for a GBA game, with colorful characters that take up a good chunk of the screen, and bright, detailed backgrounds.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Deceptively deep, this is the new blueprint for action RPGs and one of the last must-haves for the N64.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With sleek modeling on all the craft, breakneck action and speed in all the levels, and detail that only a Star Wars fan can appreciate (like the Snowtroopers running towards the Hoth generators), this game is as superior in the graphics category as you can get.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply, one of the best RPG's ever made, and one of the finest games for the PlayStation console.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Essential. Brilliant.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A triumph of style with a touch of whimsy, this Fantasy is the perfect finale to an era of PS RPG gaming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once again, Madden leads the field in video game football, and as of right now, there’s no one near him in coverage.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While it is sometimes glaringly obvious that this is scaled down, Alpha's famous speed and depth comes across perfectly. All the combos, special moves and ISM's are in place, as are the characters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Takes the vibe and style of the previous two games and ramps up the speed to even higher levels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Just the right mix of action, role-play, and strategy.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    WO XL also has possibly the best soundtrack of any game, including contributions from Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Prodigy... A landmark racer and one of the all time classics on this console.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With all of these super cool additions, not to mention the fun-as-Swiss-cheese-in-a-can four player mode, this is the best "Blitz" so far.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Mario Kart's" (at least the original one, anyway) biggest strength was its multiplayer mode and of course DKR does what Nintendo did but better.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It doesn't take a skateboarding fan to be a Tony Hawk fan -- this is just a fun game that PC gamers won't want to miss.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best Advance games at launch...But you’d better be in for a learning curve – although a small one.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a well-crafted and loving tribute to the original, but it definitely spices up the action with a new millennium look and feel.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best Advance multiplayer game to date (and you only need one cartridge), Bomberman blows up the competition when it comes to fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may be a bit heavy on the micro-management, but if you’re at all interested in the God game genre, you’ll be hooked on this game for a long time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game with a porpoise, and that porpoise is to entertain the witty and insightful gamer. This is not a fishy fighting game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best looking fighters so far for the PS2, it eclipses "Street Fighter EX3" and "Tekken Tag Tournament" for beauty.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The move to complete 3D freedom of movement and real-time environments adds a whole new dimension to the game, and finally makes it feel like it is a game rather than simply a series of static images and mental puzzles.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is nearly perfect, with stunning graphics, great sound, and controls that enhance rather than detract from the overall cinematic experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s the best next-gen basketball game available, easily beating "NBA Live 2002" for the PS2, which is more of a roster upgrade than a revamping of the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It brings back all the web-slinging, smart-mouthing, fast action of the original, and adds layers of depth and richness to both the graphics and the game play.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The way scientists and guards talk to you and each other, the huge stages that you can make a little bit more progress in each time you play, the absolutely amazing animation...it all adds up to a totally immersive gaming experience that makes everything else look quite shoddy in comparison.