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
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The depth of game, the level of characters and the interaction between the populated world of Liberty City is just breathtaking.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The depth of game, the level of characters and the interaction between the populated world of Liberty City is just breathtaking.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Super Mario: Galaxy is certainly the Wii’s strongest title yet and few would disagree that it’s also one of the best games Nintendo have ever produced. If you are lucky enough to own a Wii then this is one title you shouldn’t miss out on. It really is that special.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    There just isn't anything that can touch Half-Life 2. It's the bees' knees, the cats' whiskers; hell it's the dogs bo- lets just say it's pretty damned good.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Without doubt, BioShock is truly a next-gen masterpiece, more than worthy of your attention. It simply blows everything comparable out of the water and for now we challenge you to find otherwise.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Resident Evil has reclaimed the throne from not only the survival horror genre but it's possibly even become 'the' quintessential Gamecube game in the process. Totally flawless on the Cube, this is one game you simply can't miss out on.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There are literally no flaws and everything is constructed and delivered with beauty and grace.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Without doubt, BioShock is truly a next-gen masterpiece, more than worthy of your attention. It simply blows everything comparable out of the water and for now we challenge you to find otherwise.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The amount of attributes that you can actually improve is staggering. CJ must learn how to drive, shoot, swim, workout, be healthy, sprint and participate in relationships.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Every single aspect of the whole package that is Halo 2 seems to have been considered, reconsidered, improved and then looked at from a new perspective to see if it can be made better...It really is a case of running out of superlatives when it comes to describing Halo 2.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    For once a title has exceeded our expectations and some. It all goes without saying that if you want the best Call of Duty experience to date look no further than the forth in the illustrious series, it’s quite simply a corker.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gears of War cuts straight to the chase and its innovative controls are so intuitive that you’re fighting at full speed before you even realize it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    For once a title has exceeded our expectations and some. It all goes without saying that if you want the best Call of Duty experience to date look no further than the forth in the illustrious series, it’s quite simply a corker.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's still the most fluid, most stylish, most playable experience in third person action and adds another worthy page turner to the Tom Clancy library.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Firaxis have, without a shadow of a doubt, created a monster hit. Civilization IV will stand head and shoulders above all other turn based strategy games.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The learning curve in this title may put some people off, certainly later in the missions, but there is enough to make the game enjoyable to green strategists while the veterans will find these same late missions give them something to think about.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    All in all Okami is an important treat for the senses. I urge you to... indulge.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Game of the year for the PS3? Oh yes!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I can't stress how great this game is. This is truly Blizzard's achievement. They have made a game that is fun for everyone and can not only appeal to the hardcore massively multiplayer online crowd, but to the casual gamer as well.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    More cars, bikes, planes, helicopters and boats (and even a hovercraft) then any previous GTA title plus the sheer size and longevity of San Andreas mean this just has be a part of any self respecting gamers collection.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    For once a title has exceeded our expectations and some. It all goes without saying that if you want the best Call of Duty experience to date look no further than the forth in the illustrious series, it’s quite simply a corker.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's one hell of a game. With its powerful artistic style and blazingly quick, yet accessible gameplay, it's enough to melt the icy cynicism imprisoning the hearts of even the most jaded among us. That being said, it's not the most complex shooter out there.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Without doubt the best game of this genre, ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The tracks themselves are not performed by the genuine artists but they are so good as to be near as damnit.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It will enrich your world, a studio offering a small postcard of an old master amongst a sea of others providing painting by numbers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not only do you have a game that you can play with friends, but one that can be played solo with goals that make the game last a long time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With top notch presentation and replayability that goes through the roof it’s a sure fire bet to assume the Burnout series is safe for some time to come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Silent Hunter III is not really my sort of game but I was totally immersed in it. It is as complete a Submarine Sim as I would think it’s possible to get.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Turn 10 have achieved what many thought was unachievable. Forza Motorsport 2 has done what every good sequel should do; improve on an already impressive series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Not only does the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack contain exclusive maps but it also updates your copy of Halo 2 fixing obscure problems and adding extra functionality for both online and offline multiplayer maps.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With top notch presentation and replayability that goes through the roof it's a sure fire bet to assume the Burnout series is safe for some time to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There are far more offsides than I was used to (negating the through ball), the foul count is horrendous – a whistle every few seconds till you wise up, and passes go astray from even the best of your talent.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    FM2005 is a superb game in a stand alone capacity and will provide months of interest (years if you use the editor.) However a network game adds in the opportunity for winding your mates up in the process and stirring up the soup throwing tendencies in the best of us. Once perhaps viewed as a loner’s game, Football Manager 2005 is now the social event of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Its main problem lies in the fact that it is a lesser version of two genres – action and RPG. If you want Asian flip around fighting action, Ninja Gaiden was pretty great; you should check it out. If you want a deep RPG set in an exciting new world, Knights of the Old Republic does that job just fine.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that people may find a level of fun has been lost under the layers of improvements and options, the majority will still find that nothing comes close to quenching that thirst for power that Football Manager so eloquently provides.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Simply put, World in Conflict is a blockbuster of almost epic proportions.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The only thing better than meat and potatoes is meat and meat (thank you Atkins), and that is exactly what this game does to gaming in 2004.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The depth of the game, the amazing eye candy, the attention to detail and the gameplay are all top notch. When you get into it it’s a hard game to put down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    So much more than just another WW2 game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even though the Playstation 2 may be drawing on its last breath, Namco have managed to squeeze every last ounce of gaming power out of the hardware. Tekken 5 is oozing playability and gameplay and is certainly a fitting continuation of the saga.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Co-op play, the online multiplayer and everything associated with the single player campaign is more than worth the asking price.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you have enough people around you'll find the [multiplayer] experience just as engrossing as the single player game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lot of time has obviously gone into creating just the right blend of brilliant sound effects and instrumental pieces.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    "Port Royale" was the closest that anyone has come to the original Pirates, until now. All hail Sid Meier, the master of the computer game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the more realistic commentary, exemplary graphics and much improved engine this one is difficult to ignore.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Occasionally though a title comes around that contains a graphic engine and audio design so revolutionary it shakes you from the ground up and refuses to let go until every last drop of the story is told. Play Doom.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A pretty compelling GBA cartridge with almost infinite replayability was exactly what the Nintendo handheld needed right now and both Cosmigo and Telegames have come up with the promised goods.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Elite Beat Agents is wonderfully original in its own right and features some of the best presented and lavish comic strip animations seen in some time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beyond Good & Evil is all solid, familiar adventure gaming territory, but it's all been wonderfully worked and beautifully presented so that it's an utter joy to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Refreshing, fun and addictive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of those classic games that could have only have come from Nintendo, and we loved every bit of it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Without any huge leap forwards in the graphics or gameplay it isn't going to blow your mind, however if you enjoyed the first instalment then you will certainly not be upset with Opposing Fronts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall Gears of Wars is a cracking game, with the addition of some more levels, the multiplayer maps and the level designer there is a lot of extras for the PC owner, the question is, if you already own the Xbox version is it still worth the purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you own a Nintendo DS you simply must own Kirby’s paintbrush, it doesn’t get any simpler than that.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The multiplayer gameplay alone makes this a sports title worth owning.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So Xbox fans: you finally have something to hold you over until "San Andreas" is released on the Box.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    From the whacky colour schemes to the weapon effects and character detail, this game couldn’t look any better and makes other comic book games look like a Thunderbirds set (the Blue-Peter one).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Co-Op mode alone makes this an essential purchase and now with the ability to take vehicles out for a spin and create new characters, Lego Star Wars II is every bit as great as we would have hoped.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's only real flaw is having to compete with one of the best RPG's of the last five years. If your neighbor Bill had to fill in for Jesus Christ for a week and got everything right except for the walking on water thing, you'd think Bill had done a really awesome job.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's the best fighting game I've sampled on the PS2 – better than the "Virtua Fighter" series in my opinion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fun and enjoyment wise nothing has touched Galactic Civilization II this year and we’ll be surprised if that stance changes in December. Stardock and Paradox have without doubt created a hugely enjoyable and highly customizable space simulation that deservers every ounce of your attention.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The RTS game of the year...If it the single player was a bit longer and the cutscenes had been improved then this would be the perfect RTS but as it is its still damn impressive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single player mode might be a little easy for some, thanks to a few of the new features, but the co-operative mode alone more than makes up for any shortcomings. GRAW fans can rejoice, the sequel is better than the stupendous original title and thats all that should really matter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kudos must be given to Bizarre for not being lazy on this one as can so often be the case with final installments.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    When you strip away the meat from the bones you might be left with essentially Guitar Hero II 'deluxe' but for fans of the series we doubt many will be disappointed with what Neversoft have achieved.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Anyone new to the genre can certainly make this a choice without expecting to get in too deep and losing their way, while seasoned MMORPGers can have a blast playing out their superhero dreams.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    And even though the characters in Astro Boy: Omega Factor come and go so fast it's still hard to ignore just how beautiful Osamu Tezuka's creations really are.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So, Dead or Alive 4 has it all: sexy looks, sexy women, sexy sound, sexy gameplay, sexy online play, sexy... you get the picture.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An outstanding work of modern art. Just about every other Xbox release this year pales into insignificance once you embark on your very own "fable".
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fahrenheit features a fascinating, ever evolving storyline that really does change in real time depending on your actions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You might hit problems reading text on a standard television but that shouldn’t really spoil the game as even on a normal widescreen the game looks outstanding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For those that haven't it will require some work to get in to the gameplay, but it is worth the work.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Co-Op mode alone makes this an essential purchase and now with the ability to take vehicles out for a spin and create new characters, Lego Star Wars II is every bit as great as we would have hoped.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The end result is the best movie to computer game transition in a long time, if not the most enjoyable ever created. Grab the popcorn, watch the film and then play the game, and if you do, we really can't envisage a better gaming weekend for your troubles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall Red Faction: Guerrilla is a very good title, definite replay ability in the single player title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Earned in Blood could have been the natural progression for the series but certain gameplay issues and other gremlins have spoilt an otherwise authentic and atmospheric experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Overall the open sandbox style of gameplay and allowing you the non-linear gameplay to complete the mission in your own way works very well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Both complex, yet brilliantly simple, deep but immediately playable, and long-term habit forming whilst retaining the ability to kill you in seconds. It makes heroin look like sherbet dip.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What Lionhead have done is truly given us the real control we have craved for all this time... The Movies is simply dripping with style and substance, and will reward you long until the inevitable expansion packs hit the street.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PS2 fans: I imagine you’re just about done with "San Andreas" these days. If there’s not already enough blood on your hands, it’s time to head to North Korea. They have air strikes there.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one that you will actually end up finishing (and more importantly wanting to). The actual mechanics may be the same as any other survival horror you have encountered before but the way Project Zero again mixes a tense genuinely scary storyline with the novel 'camera' aspect actually brings back the 'horror' in a very stale and repetitive survival genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s a space sim, it’s a text based adventure, it’s a 3D shooter, and it’s a trading game. And it comes with the original game as well. A very impressive package with something for everybody.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For now DiRT is the only serious rally experience on a next-generation box, fortunate for us then that it’s also pretty damned good as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Both EA and 2KGames have produced fine simulators but in terms or sheer gameplay and polish we think the crown this year firmly belongs to NBA2K7.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    TOCA 3 is like a brand new game, and the added features make the game even better than TOCA 2. One thing that doesn't look like it is going to go anywhere though, is those cardboard spectators.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are so many nuances to the look of this game; it'd be a feeble task trying to list them. Needless to say, it's stunning.
    • 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
    • 89 Critic Score
    The interface could have done with some tweaking, as it’s not immediately obvious what everything does, but aside from that there really isn’t any reason why you should give Factions a run.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Co-Op mode alone makes this an essential purchase and now with the ability to take vehicles out for a spin and create new characters, Lego Star Wars II is every bit as great as we would have hoped.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The controls have been perfectly fitted around the Xbox Controller with everything feeling in the right place.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Black Arrow is extremely hard to knock even if you own the previous RS3 version, and with the Xbox Live 3.00 clan functions it soon becomes a compulsory purchase.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are so many nuances to the look of this game; it’d be a feeble task trying to list them. Needless to say, it’s stunning.
    • 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
    • 73 Critic Score
    Playing Namco’s latest title was a challenge and there’s nothing hugely wrong with any of the work on the title just a total lack of involvement, nothing to draw you in, that all-important ‘X’ factor. It just didn’t take my breath away.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The end result is the best movie to computer game transition in a long time, if not the most enjoyable ever created. Grab the popcorn, watch the film and then play the game, and if you do, we really can’t envisage a better gaming weekend for your troubles.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fahrenheit features a fascinating, ever evolving storyline that really does change in real time depending on your actions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Falls short in one vital criteria. It’s a single player game. The prospect of a death match style arena with online support and 20 players tossing each other around with their powers of telekinesis would surely be great fun.