IGN AU's Scores

  • Games
For 221 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 81
Highest review score: 98 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 45 Reality Fighters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 221
221 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A deeply flawed game, where the story is the highlight - and far more engaging than most. I certainly enjoyed my 11-12 hours with Mafia II, and those looking for an authentic-feeling mob tale should definitely check it out. This one is more than the sum of its parts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The value of the game is really dependent on your passion and commitment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While Mario Kart Wii is an enjoyable sequel we can't help but be a little disappointed that the same level of effort Nintendo put into Mario Galaxy and Smash Bros. isn't mirrored here.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    GRID’s super slick presentation and the flashy bells and whistles will grab your attention, but there isn’t anywhere near enough depth to hold it. You’ve changed, Race Driver. We hardly know you anymore.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This should be a much slicker product. Still, it’s good fun for the most part, and at the end of the day that’s why we play, right?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This should be a much slicker product. Still, it’s good fun for the most part, and at the end of the day that’s why we play, right?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Skate 2 is great because the core mechanics have been expanded thoughtfully and we've been given a (mostly) whole new playground to master them in. It's not great because of Mongocorp security, it's not great because you have buddies you can call on, it's not great because there are are mountain trails now, it's not great because you can judo kick while bailing, and it's not great because the challenges are compelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It looks absolutely fantastic, and is leaps and bounds ahead of previous title in the franchise. However, the age old balance issue of depth vs accessibility ultimately rears its ugly head, and the balance is tipped a little too much towards the casual player – to the extent that even fans may find themselves getting bored quickly.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    We found it helpful to think of this as a first-rate tech demo with a fun multiplayer component.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Skate 2 is great because the core mechanics have been expanded thoughtfully and we’ve been given a (mostly) whole new playground to master them in. It’s not great because of Mongocorp security, it’s not great because you have buddies you can call on, it’s not great because there’s are mountain trails now, it’s not great because you can judo kick while bailing, and it’s not great because the challenges are compelling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Some overlong levels, repetitive enemies and the inconsistent effect of your powers stop this from being great. As it is, it's a lot of fun but once you've played through it a few times it's hard to imagine dusting it off years or even months down the track.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Some overlong levels, repetitive enemies and the inconsistent effect of your powers stop this from being great. As it is, it's a lot of fun but once you've played through it a few times it's hard to imagine dusting it off years or even months down the track.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It's as addictive and amusing as it ever has been, so if you can put up with the quirks and shortcomings, take The Prince for a roll.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Take it for what it is: a hardcore niche Sim, and you might just fall in love with it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is great mindless fun, with a huge head-nodding Fiddy soundtrack, highly competent visuals and a high score aesthetic that clicks enough to keep you playing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is great mindless fun, with a huge head-nodding Fiddy soundtrack, highly competent visuals and a high score aesthetic that clicks enough to keep you playing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The fact is, Heroes Over Europe does a lot very right; it just happens to do very few things in total.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For those not fussed with the simulation scene, or want a good compromise between action and authenticity, this is your bill. It's not going to set the world on fire, win wars or change the genre – but it's fun, popcorn escapism.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's clunky and frustrating and (occasionally) dull, but it's also solid and addictive and (occasionally) beautiful. Like I said: a game of glaring contradictions.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A reminder of just how good hanging out with friends and playing multiplayer in the same room can be. It's certainly not all it could – or perhaps should – be, so we can't help but be a little disappointed, but ultimately it's still a blast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Wet
    It's sad, then, that Wet never really comes together nearly as well as it could've.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Wet
    It's sad, then, that Wet never really comes together nearly as well as it could've.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As a game SBK 08 is a pared back, pure racing experience that is a dream come true for two wheeled aficionados to whom realistic control is paramount. Having said that, it does suffer from a noticeable lack of polish in some key areas.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A trifle repetitive and brief, The Bourne Conspiracy is a diamond in the rough. Well worth a look but it’s not going to change your life.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A trifle repetitive and brief, The Bourne Conspiracy is a diamond in the rough. Well worth a look but it’s not going to change your life.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A game with split-personality disorder, aiming to please everyone with elements drawn from a raft of sources, but in the process it never excels in any one area.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A game with split-personality disorder, aiming to please everyone with elements drawn from a raft of sources, but in the process it never excels in any one area.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The old-school controls and clumsy menus are even more evidence that not a lot of thought went into this sequel.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    All things considered, Shaun White Snowboarding is a more than competent snowboarding game. It’s just not that compelling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t do what it says on the tin, doesn’t break any barriers and is mildly dull as often as interesting but when you’re in the middle of crossfires, your squads do what they’re told and you know that you’re about to blow up a whole mess of Nazis, it’s pretty good.