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: 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An instant classic.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not enough for you? If this isn't the ultimate football game, you need to suit up and play for real.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All in all, this is an absolutely top class package.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Joanna looks good and she knows it, with spectacular Ram-pak enhanced graphics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It does what every great game should -- keeps you guessing as to what might happen next.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The atmosphere is captured perfectly, the cinemas are perfectly interleaved with the action, really drawing you into Gabe's chaotic world.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The constantly evolving waves and progressively harder CPU opponents mean that Wave Race 64 never stops from being challenging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best simulation of NASCAR racing yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a fantastic college football game, and as of yet, completely without a collegiate equal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although "Fantavision" is more colorful and uses more graphic power than Super BaM, this game is far more addictive, and a lot easier to play in two-player mode.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Madden takes the trophy again this year, with "GameDay" closing the gap by a little.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you want the best baseball out there, with speed, finesse, and control, then you have to go with the All Star.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a worthy successor to Rogue Squadron, with a great branching storyline, reachable objectives, and great graphics and sound.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is simply an unbelievably cool game, and one that you will physically HAVE to stop playing long before you want to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A great action game, a competitive extreme sports title, and the best bike racing game ever made for the PlayStation.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Visually, Gran Turismo set new standards right down to the finest details including the brilliant lighting effects. And just wait till you see the replays - amazing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What really makes the game, though, like the first, is the overall racing atmosphere.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A solid stealth ninja game that is a pleasure to 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a rare game that combines style and simple, brilliant play, and a very worthy choice for King of the PS2 platformers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sam (sets itself apart) by it’s sense of humor and easy to learn controls. It’s also one of the brighter shooters, with lots of outside and aboveground levels mixed in with all of the dungeon crawling.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game can grind, manual, ollie, combo, and trick out just as well as THPS2 -- but it does it with two less wheels.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may not have the emotional impact of some of Square's RPG's, but it does have likeable characters, a huge amount of gameplay, an epic quest, and beautifully rendered environments and effects.
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The first game was an undeniable classic that could easily be ruined in the wrong hands. We're here to tell you to pack those fears away in a box because this is the dream sequel.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best RPG's, though, tell a compelling story, provide plenty of exploration, and let you mix it up with fun, addictive battles. On those counts, Grandia II is a rousing success.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Stunning 3D backgrounds, convincingly animated (to put it mildly) characters and superfluous effects are carried out in fine style with no hint of slowdown, all the while running in glorious high-res.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The seamless controls and extensive levels can only be matched by the spectacular graphics and superior sound.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You watch in amazement as enemies dance and react to your gun fire, the AI gets progressively stronger throughout the game, with enemies that will avoid you and eventually out think you.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Put simply, this is the best racing game you can get for yourself right now and is the sequel every Gran Turismo fan could have wanted.