IC-Games' Scores

  • Games
For 451 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 20 Metalheart: Replicants Rampage
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 451
451 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is certainly the best you've ever had if you only own a Cube, and whilst not an excuse for others to rush out and buy one I think it does stack up quite well against better-known efforts in the genre.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Since it’s the UK version we are reviewing here, and most of the problems from the USA release have been fixed I think I’m being fair in the score I’ve awarded.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While perhaps not quite as good as "Spiderman 2," The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction still has enough staying power to make all pretenders to the throne green with envy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The epitome of that "game you love to hate", you’ll swear at the TV and throw the controller but you won’t stop until its completed. It’s punishingly hard in places but that only makes the final victory even sweeter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    With the ability to create your own missions and campaigns as well as pass them on to others ensures there is plenty to offer with this title and the difficulty making a game that should last hours per mission.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Cinemotion allows a better view of the action whilst still showing you the ice surrounding you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Over-all if you can remember the original Pirates game from the 80’s then you will love what Firaxis have done to the game, bringing the latest graphics without destroying what made the title a great game to start with.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Tiger Woods franchise is a yearly affair; if you already own ‘07’ we would suggest a rent to see if you like the new changes it offers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive have definitely returned the Football Manager franchise to where it belongs and created the best management sim on the market, although to be honest, there's not much competition.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The visuals during the battles are very good, especially when you consider the sheer scale of the images that are being rendered, involving literally hundreds of individually animated models thrashing about trying to knock ten bells out of each other.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is a game that you have to put a little time and effort into just to slip into Garret's mind and start to think like a Thief, if you can then you have found yourself a very challenging and rewarding game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While perhaps not quite as good as "Spiderman 2," The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction still has enough staying power to make all pretenders to the throne green with envy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While perhaps not quite as good as "Spiderman 2," The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction still has enough staying power to make all pretenders to the throne green with envy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A very good RTS, you get to play missions with only a few troops and struggle against overwhelming odds and normally under equipped. This adds something to the title and makes this a title you can really sink your teeth into and spend hours trying to get your troops through each mission alive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The sheer range of teams, players and ‘prettiness’ makes this a perfect post pub blast, or one for the younger gamer to get straight into and has a very easy learning curve. The problem with that however is the lack of long term challenge, if even in career mode you’re odds on to score any time. Perhaps that’s the reason why we may just see Fifa 2006 same time, same place next year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If it were the first I’d ever seen it would be approaching classic status, however we’ve been here so many times before that it’s starting to get difficult to try and argue a case for trading in to get the new incarnation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat Armageddon is the box-set of the Mortal Kombat series and just about every character ever digitalized for the series is available to use and of course abuse.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat Armageddon is the box-set of the Mortal Kombat series and just about every character ever digitalized for the series is available to use and of course abuse.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you ever fancied a dabble but were put off with what seemed like complicated rules give Majestic Chess a chance, its brilliant story mode will teach you the rules at a pace that’s right for you.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a very welcome diversion in what is becoming a hugely predictable current generation console range, and absolutely the sort of thing I can see everyone saying ‘can I have a go’ once they see it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without a doubt worth the £15 ($19.99) price tag. A perfect gift for retro gamers this Christmas.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rides are also animated very well, but the best of the graphical action has to be reserved for the ‘Coaster Cam’, being able to view all the new water rides in the park in first person just adds that little bit more to an already decent experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the three movies will probably love everything that the Path of Neo throws at them. Essentially it’s just a basic brawler with some pretty linear missions thrown in; but every now and then you cant fail to be impressed with some of the fighting sections you get to play out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the three movies will probably love everything that the Path of Neo throws at them. Essentially it’s just a basic brawler with some pretty linear missions thrown in; but every now and then you cant fail to be impressed with some of the fighting sections you get to play out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is plenty to like about Devil Kings, the presentation is top notch and the combo system really does have you trying to chain up the hits.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nanostray is a great little shoot ‘em up and of course a portable one at that.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls are extensive, and do make a difference, taking NHL 2K6 away from the arcade style and into the big time of realism; and it is pretty realistic. The A.I. is solid too, and for hockey fans I’m sure there’s a lot to be cherished, from what is a very noble effort, and pleasurable addition to the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All told this is a quality game, offering very real value in terms of detail, variety and length.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor: Airborne is certainly an improvement on what many perceived as a dying brand. It’s not up there yet with the likes of the impending Call of Duty 4, but with a little more innovation and improvements to the online side we can certainly see a return to grace for the once mighty series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor: Airborne is certainly an improvement on what many perceived as a dying brand. It’s not up there yet with the likes of the impending Call of Duty 4, but with a little more innovation and improvements to the online side we can certainly see a return to grace for the once mighty series.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a cooperative first/third person shooter and you fully intend only to use multiplayer, then Army of Two isn't a bad buy at all. But if you are after the single player title, then I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed, the ideas within the game however are very well thought of, and certainly should be applauded.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a cooperative first/third person shooter and you fully intend only to use multiplayer, then Army of Two isn't a bad buy at all. But if you are after the single player title, then I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed, the ideas within the game however are very well thought of, and certainly should be applauded.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So if you haven’t visited the Jade Empire before this could well be worth the price, but there isn’t enough extras to warrant it if you have already played the Xbox version.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved the Diablo series, get Titan Quest it’s a simple as that. Newcomers really do have the most to gain though; Titan Quest has taken the best of the genre and polished it up for the 21’st century.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The move to first person works exceptionally well and anyone who has played "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth" will feel at home straight away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metal Slug anthology is not a game to complete and then toss away either. It has a potentially unlimited replayability as well, which is emphasised by the lack of saving and pausing. It is immediate, and always ready. Recommended.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heavy Weapon might seem very basic in design but we guarantee this particular download will have you playing long into the night just to make a dent on that now famous Xbox Live Leaderboard.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Many will mock Blazing Angels 2 for its repetitive nature and although it’s true to a certain extent the game is still a marked improvement from the first encounter. Flight sim aficionados will probably do well looking elsewhere for their thrills, but pick up and play pilots will find a pretty enjoyable romp in the skies awaiting them if they give this title a chance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overlord might be a short lived experience but nothing quite like it exists for the Xbox 360 right now. The gameplay is sound, the humour is all too apparent and we doubt you’ll walk away unimpressed. It’s just a shame there wasn’t a little bit more going for it online.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overlord might be a short lived experience but nothing quite like it exists for the Xbox 360 right now. The gameplay is sound, the humour is all too apparent and we doubt you’ll walk away unimpressed. It’s just a shame there wasn’t a little bit more going for it online.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crash of the Titans, in our opinion, sees the Bandicoot returning to his former glory. If you are after a decent platformer to play alone, or with a friend, we doubt you’ll come away from this one disappointed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly this is the definitive version of Pac-Man available on Xbox 360 Arcade.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the ability to download other players maps we doubt the online experience will die anytime soon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdoms under Fire: Heroes may not move the genre forward in the same way its predecessor accomplished but nevertheless it's certainly worth your attention.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the three movies will probably love everything that the Path of Neo throws at them. Essentially it's just a basic brawler with some pretty linear missions thrown in; but every now and then you cant fail to be impressed with some of the fighting sections you get to play out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls are extensive, and do make a difference, taking NHL 2K6 away from the arcade style and into the big time of realism; and it is pretty realistic. The A.I. is solid too, and for hockey fans I'm sure there's a lot to be cherished, from what is a very noble effort, and pleasurable addition to the series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Overall Richard Garriot's Tabula Rasa is not your average Massively Multiplayer title, although the basis is firmly planted in that genre, whether it will appeal to everyone and have the same clout as the likes of EVE or any of the other sword and sorcery MMO's is debatable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    For anyone wanting to try out adventure games then they should give this a shot, Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring is probably the best adventure game out right now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward/Activision have certainly shot themselves in the foot with this one. They will be very lucky if it can maintain online playability for as long as its predecessors in its current state.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    FIFA 06 does deserve a purchase but it simply doesn’t offer up anywhere near enough improvements for owners of "FIFA 2005" to part with cash this year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If there's one core flaw to Resistance, it's that it just doesn't look like a PlayStation 3 game. Sure, the levels are massive and sprawling, and the architecture boasts some admirable detail from a distance, it really is what we were seeing on Call of Duty 2.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you like Grand Theft Auto and can put up with a step backwards in graphics you’ll love Scarface. It might not bring much that is new to the table, but fans of the film will certainly love the idea of playing out the ‘what if’ scenario with one of the greatest films of the eighties.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Put simply JetPac is a classic, and JetPac Refuelled is a wonderful testament to the 1983 game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Space Giraffe is the type of game that high score tables were made for, but only if you have the patience to figure it all out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you are desperate for a good football game, you couldn't find a better game on the market, that's for sure, however a desire to play the game is not likely to last past the summer, certainly not past the probable release of FIFA 09.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you are desperate for a good football game, you couldn't find a better game on the market, that's for sure, however a desire to play the game is not likely to last past the summer, certainly not past the probable release of FIFA 09.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Certainly the best of the current crop of "Vietnam" era shooters, and for the record it easily beats Vietcong and Shellshock's attempts. It tells a decent enough story using the tried and tested "diary and letters" formula which forwards the plot quite nicely.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Worms 4 Mayhem proves Team 17 are starting to go back to their gameplay roots, and we for one are glad that they are. The single player mode is actually very playable for a change and serves as a great training ground for the inevitable multiplayer bouts that follow.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I like having the option of pairing up thirty years of blood and sweatsocks, and there’s nothing really at fault with anything, it’s just unfortunate that their very accurate rendition of Seventies wrestling compares unfavourably with what Kurt Angle and colleagues are doing now on t.v and in the THQ games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I will repeat this game is fun for all ages. I truly recommend it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The puzzles themselves are really very good, varied and challenging.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The question really has to be do you like platform games… if you do then Gish certainly wouldn’t be out of place in your collection, it’s just whether a ball of tar is going to hold your attention for long enough. But it’s certainly good for a blast.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Sadly this particular adventure seemed to be on the short side. Keen adventurers will probably polish this one off on only a few sittings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    An enjoyable experience, and the animalistic twist on the usual weaponry is a nice idea, but as all of us who shelled out on the new Microsoft console should be asking ‘is the 360 really being stretched by this?’
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that some of the backgrounds and voice packs seem to have been limited for that trademarked MSP exploitation later on, but even in its most basic form, Worms is still highly recommended.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you come into the game with the right attitude and take it easy instead of hammering the game in one session, Stuntman: Ignition is a pretty cool game to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you come into the game with the right attitude and take it easy instead of hammering the game in one session, Stuntman: Ignition is a pretty cool game to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game itself is quite good. Graphically it does look good, it sounds good, has a very good story line and the choice of weapons, the ACES system and online play are all top notch work from Ubisoft. But the game still feels unfinished and rushed out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game itself is quite good. Graphically it does look good, it sounds good, has a very good story line and the choice of weapons, the ACES system and online play are all top notch work from Ubisoft. But the game still feels unfinished and rushed out.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It is a good game, and won't annoy you instantly, only when it comes to those extreme combat situations when you don't want the glitchy physics to come into effect.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    What we’re let down by is a clunky, cumbersome control system, unforgiving save system and at times some flaky A.I. Now that it’s been re-released on the MAD label, I reckon it’s definitely worth the money, particularly if you’re a fan of this niche genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Timing is a very definite requirement of play, perhaps more so than who's got the biggest strike and without practice you'll almost certainly have no idea why what happened just did.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Nostalgia is simply oozing out of the box and with the information sheets and pamphlets included on each game the retro gamer should be in heaven.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Nexus: The Jupiter Incident isn't for everybody, since there is just that "little something' missing that would have made this a GREAT game, but so long as you have the system specs to do the game justice it's certainly one for the Space-Based Strategy fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    FIFA 06 does deserve a purchase but it simply doesn’t offer up anywhere near enough improvements for owners of "FIFA 2005" to part with cash this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Blitzkrieg II is looking in fine form to lengthen CDV’s reign as World War II real time kings, and if only the pesky problem of units staying where you want them could be solved this would be an essential buy for every armchair strategist.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    On the other hand you sure are getting a large slice of action for what tends to be a very moderate price tag and there is a place for a good hand to hand combat affair in everybody’s collection.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It's pretty much what you'd expect from a trip to see this kind of fare at your local Odeon – lots of noise, lots of effects, dialogue kept to a minimum – it's a real rollercoaster of a ride (damn, that's a cliché if ever I wrote one.)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Where First to Fight really excels is in the multiplayer department.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    FIFA 06 does deserve a purchase but it simply doesn't offer up anywhere near enough improvements for owners of "FIFA 2005" to part with cash this year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The real reason to get the wallet out and evict those moths is the co-op, still the best part of the H&D series and perhaps the best squad-based multiplayer title out there.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The graphics might alarm the purist but they’re big, bold and lurid, just the kind of thing for the eight year old in the house.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Although frustration is certainly high at times it’ll be a foolish person who totally disregards Full Spectrum Warrior's potential and it pains me not to lavish untold awards onto the title but at times the game just appears flawed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An excellent game, a little harder to get into than most FPS due to the amount of options and the fact that half of takes place in the air, but, more rewarding because of that. Once you have mastered flying around its heaps of fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Then again, its meant to be a fun racing game not a literary masterpiece so in that respect Street Racing Syndicate does succeed admirably.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If ‘old school’ to you means the class of Eton 2003 then this is not your thing, if on the other hand you’re a graduate of the early nineties arcades then it’s a welcome return for some streetwise gaming.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Something different for the PS2 collection in that it’s a well executed platform game with a lot of varied gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s genuinely funny without ever bordering on tacky and it really does test anyone who plays it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Heritage of Kings isn’t a bad game, although it doesn’t offer a whole lot more then other resource driven real time strategies that are available.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is a joy to play. The puzzles are clever and just hard enough to be interesting and rewarding to solve.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One area that we felt could have been improved was in the animations, they are done well enough when just walking around (and there are plenty of other Doctors, patients etc walking around doing their thing) the problem was when you walk in to somebody or two or more characters are trying to get to the same place.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a shame as there is a really good adaptation of the adamantium infused one’s story here and a little more of that X factor could have elevated Hyakkimaru into the ranks of legend.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Sacred Underworld expansion is the natural progression for any Sacred fans still playing the original release. With the Underworld expansion installed, Ancaria is now officially 40% bigger with even more to see and do, it doesn’t quite forward the game much but it does offer a diversion until Sacred 2 hits the shelves.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One of the most intense first person shooters to be released this year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Shrek will certainly appeal to the target audience but anyone else will find the gameplay far too constraining.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some noticeable flaws, the Xbox 360 version of Legacy manages to capture the epic feel of Star Trek combat like no other game to date.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s not too far into the micromanagement side of city construction to make it too difficult to get into and play the game and difficult enough to make the game last.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s like the strafe along the fuselage that still allows the pilot to limp home. I think the finger must point at the content rather than the execution.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Over-all while there are better FPS titles now available with Call of Duty 4 and others setting the grade, there is a place for TimeShift in the grouping.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Don’t get us wrong it’s still highly playable but it’s not vastly different enough to warrant another purchase if you already own Most Wanted.