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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 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Lowest review score: 10 Blues Brothers 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 717
717 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bar by which other shooters will be measured. Get one, and get some new batteries, because we’re sure you’ll be hooked by this game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another good snowboarding game that quickly becomes addictive -- if you give it the chance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After playing "Cossacks: European Wars" and "Age of Empires," Star Wars Galactic Battleground is like an extra layer of meat on a really good sandwich - you could do without the meat, but you would also enjoy the sandwich a little more with it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Parents should strictly heed the Mature rating on this game – everyone else, take your shot. Literally.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's enjoyable, playable, and everything that fans of RPG's could hope for.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderful showcase for those forgotten SNK fighters, but it’s also geared for highly knowledgeable players who know the difference between a cross-up and a deep cross.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Have you seen the movie Driven? Neither have we. But this game, which I based on the movie, gives us so many clues as to what the movie was like that we don?t feel like we have to watch the movie to know what it's about.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a game for Chan fans: everyone else would do better with "Final Fight One."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The thing that Oddworld does that’s so fascinating to gamers is that it transports you to another world, a totally believable place where you’re more than happy to stay and play for a while.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They score major points on style, definition, and realism in movement. But points get taken away for the sparse look and sound effects.
    • 92 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best PlayStation espionage game since "Metal Gear Solid."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the best flight sim available for a next-gen system. Ace Combat 04 shatters the competition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So the control is a little squirrelly and the music tries for Mozart but hits Muzak instead? It doesn't matter, because the game has an overall sensation of speed and danger that forgives a lot of the flaws.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best soccer game around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks good and plays well, but is missing elements of action and suspense that make a game like this story-heavy vampire hunter easier to digest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We only recommend it to fans of the series and RPG players who can't stomach all the fancy-shmancy-ness of RPG's like Final Fantasy and games of their ilk.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although not the stellar accomplishment that "Splashdown" was for the Atari label, it's still a solid effort, and a good choice for fans of motocross.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great action game – much better than the original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a fast and fun (and accurate) basketball game with more additions and improvements than ever before. It’s also the best basetball game on the PS One.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This radical departure adds a level of depth to the series as a whole - MM fans should pick it up out of loyalty - anyone who's not a hardcore fan should let this one settle back into the big blue.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics in this miniature version do the game perfect justice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has not taken any new leaps and bounds towards improvement in the way that Sega Sports "NBA 2K2" has, scoring this game just a little lower in the overall fun factor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If platform-hopping and coin-collection isn't your bag, you'll want to avoid Crash before he gets on your last nerve.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re not a Spyro fan, this is still a passable and thoroughly engrossing game that exhausts you with all the item searching – but hey, that’s what a good platform game does.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The extensive Franchise Mode (which includes this year’s Houston Texans) is the best in any football game ever, and the Madden Cards once again hype the game’s replayability.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game will not be completed in a weekend – this is one of those rare games that will take a lifetime to play. Not a biggie – you won’t soon be bored with it.

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