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 5 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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".
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Without doubt the best game of this genre, ever.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The detail that has gone into this title is breathtaking... Codename Panzers has entered the stage as a virgin and almost instantly become the ‘meat and two veg’ of the WW2 RTS genre, in actual fact we challenge you to find a better RTS alternative altogether.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The greatest wrestling title so far, on any format. It’s not without its minor flaws, but the graphics are some of the best the PS2 has to offer, the gameplay is there in buckets, the realism is the best yet, and the game is just so damned fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There are literally no flaws and everything is constructed and delivered with beauty and grace.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The number of realms, the number of races and classes of fighters available will mean the game will take a long, long time to complete, and even then the fun isn't over.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fahrenheit features a fascinating, ever evolving storyline that really does change in real time depending on your actions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fahrenheit features a fascinating, ever evolving storyline that really does change in real time depending on your actions.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A spectacular gem of a game that’s for once suitable for just about anyone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Sacred sets out to be little more than you’re typical hack and slash feast but with gorgeous graphics and a storyline/sound effects to match, but why shouldn’t we all devour it anyway?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fiendishly addictive to newcomers and realistic enough for advanced players, World Class Poker with T.J Cloutier is an essential purchase for anyone wanting to take their game further.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? is unique, compelling and in the long run, ultimately rewarding. The end result is a game that whilst graphically inept, deserves to be scooping up awards at the end of the year regardless.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Game of the year for the PS3? Oh yes!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Simply put, World in Conflict is a blockbuster of almost epic proportions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    So there you have it, a wonderful (and re-playable) single player adventure with a pretty decent multiplayer side attached... Rare have pulled it off all over again.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Graphically this is a first class show. The surroundings have a real feeling of depth and detail, and your interaction with it is fluid and realistic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Visually, Sly 3 is an abundance of originality and colour, making excellent use of the PS2’s now aged hardware.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You should love the stunning views and the ability to climb nearly all the buildings in the three cities as well as of the countryside sections.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You should love the stunning views and the ability to climb nearly all the buildings in the three cities as well as of the countryside sections.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The controls have been perfectly fitted around the Xbox Controller with everything feeling in the right place.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game that is let down slightly by an ill-designed camera system and lack of a map feature.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Colourful, loveable and extremely enjoyable to play. With the incredibly detailed zoopedia, drip fed online downloads and exceptionally fun and rewarding gameplay this is certainly one game I wouldn’t mind my children playing, that’s if they can get me off the thing first. Genuine family fun and for once, brilliance that's suitable for all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is catchy and at times, especially when the plot turns darker, extremely haunting as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the more realistic commentary, exemplary graphics and much improved engine this one is difficult to ignore.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A colossal game from the geniuses that brought us all "Command and Conquer."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New maps, new modes and new characters are all a feasible option with the Live service. Let’s hope they do it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a serious player then another slice of deep role-playing may be appropriate, personally I didn’t feel devoid of this in my life (God knows I felt I could still squeeze more out of the original instalment!) enough to need Disagea 2, but then again I do also review a wide-ranging portfolio of games, those who purely RPG are likely to see this as a second coming.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mistwalker and Artoon have developed something special with Blue Dragon and the end result should appeal to both Hardcore RPG fans and fresh faced adventurers.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If playing with your balls get’s you off, Mercury Meltdown Revolution is the best way to go about it, at least, on the Wii.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Maddeningly addictive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So Xbox fans: you finally have something to hold you over until "San Andreas" is released on the Box.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You can spin superlatives about the sound effects in Everquest 2 but nothing could justify the sheer amount of work that has obviously gone into making this game an audio delight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Without doubt the better of the trilogy, even with its problems (which hopefully will be rectified with patches) and overall should be enjoyed by the majority of the Tycoon fans out there.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It might not bring earth shattering extras to the table but this time SSX on Tour has managed to fix everything we hated about the series in the first place and has ultimately matured enough to be an essential purchase this time around.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The Warriors on the PSP is just as good, and in places better, than both the Xbox and PS2 versions from two years ago. In our opinion the controls have been refined and the gameplay tweaked to great effect.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Over all, Ace Combat 6 is a good game but because of the final mission, it might be one you'd struggle to complete, but the multiplayer will more then make up for it, specially if you have the broadband speed to make it a real dogfight.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall Red Faction: Guerrilla is a very good title, definite replay ability in the single player title.
    • 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.