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 7.8 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
    • 69 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Wet
    It's sad, then, that Wet never really comes together nearly as well as it could've.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s just too hit and miss, too divorced from its stated purpose and is too anaemic in its dispensation of the funk.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So pick this one up if you've got a family to puzzle with. Five bucks isn't too bad an investment for a confirmed safe and fun time with your kids.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s just too hit and miss, too divorced from its stated purpose and is too anaemic in its dispensation of the funk.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tenchu is a fun PSP effort so long as you think of it as an all-new take on the franchise. The levels you play through are self- contained puzzles and not wide-open ninja-filled action-fests. If you prefer stealth to pure swordplay, you'll surely appreciate this approach.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    TrackMania DS is a decent attempt to bring a treasured PC title to the DS, and while two of the three modes are pretty playable, it never rises above ‘competent’.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    If you're not fussy, like your button-mashy beat-em-ups and are addicted to either Wolverine or Hugh Jackman's tank-like physique, you'll get the most out of this. It's God of War with claws and an equally bloodthirsty attitude; flawed, fun and fairly brainless gaming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    If you're not fussy, like your button-mashy beat-em-ups and are addicted to either Wolverine or Hugh Jackman's tank-like physique, you'll get the most out of this. It's God of War with claws and an equally bloodthirsty attitude; flawed, fun and fairly brainless gaming.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Avatar ultimately falls down as a game. It's just not that interesting, compelling or fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Avatar ultimately falls down as a game. It's just not that interesting, compelling or fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The accuracy of the shooting is a little off – even though the 5-point calibration aims to fix this. The gun is only suited to righties or the ambidextrous, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There was a lot of meat here, and most of it never played out as it should've.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There was a lot of meat here, and most of it never played out as it should've.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Pretty average in most respects, failing to stand out in any one category. It's kind of boring, poorly structured, mostly linear and, shock, it still reeks of cash-in, despite moderate production values.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Web of Shadows is, despite good intentions and some cute ideas, pretty average in most respects, failing to stand out in any one category. It's kind of boring, poorly structured, mostly linear and, shock, it still reeks of cash-in, despite moderate production values.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A decent but unpolished strategy game built around a technological concept that only sort of works in any practical sense. An amiable attempt, but a far cry from victory.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A decent but unpolished strategy game built around a technological concept that only sort of works in any practical sense. An amiable attempt, but a far cry from victory.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's got so much potential that, when you kick into hard mode and start noticing the touch screen's inaccuracy, the awkward hand contortions needed or the ill-conceived Duel Mode controls, you'll shake your head and wonder where everything went awry.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unrelentingly mediocre and unrelentingly derivative. Turok is not a bad game, but almost every element, from the visuals to the weapons, the AI and the level design are regressive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Videogame versions of board games have not killed off the real thing. If Blood Bowl for Xbox 360 is the best the medium can offer, then they never will.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The cities are bland and generally uninteresting, but the cars look good and they handle well. That's normally half the battle. If you haven't played a NFS title in the past four years or so, Undercover might be a good place to get back on board.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The automatic nature of the combat almost mirrors Too Human's approach to gameplay as a whole: this is autopilot gaming: routine revival, hand-held progression, a loot free-for-all and a microwave dinner storyline.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For Wii Sports diehards, Wii Sports Resort will be worth a look, but for the rest of us – especially those who’ve thrashed Bowling to death already, this is a patchy offering more notable for its missed opportunities than its successes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sadly, the positives don’t outweigh the negatives, with the clunky gameplay, poorly structured missions and woeful AI making this game more of a chore to play than a joy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Pardon the bad pun, but this one left us cold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Battle March has added a new single player campaign, a little meat to the multiplayer, and two new factions to take control of.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's not a terrible game at all. It's simply that it's such an ordinary and unremarkable shooter, and we were expecting so much, that we can't help but bitch about all the areas we wish were better.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Afro Samurai isn't awful. It's just awfully average.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's sad – there is still a lot of potential here, so hopefully someone can nab the rights and do this series justice down the line.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The game may not have many redeeming features, but at least with a friend you can laugh together at the AI or attempt to make your own fun. Army of Two isn't terrible, but we're hard pressed to find a decent reason to recommend it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sonic Unleashed is kind of a video game equation of sorts. If half the game is solid but far from perfect, and the other half is pitifully bland and repetitive, then the result equals an experience that ends up disappointing almost as much as impressing and entertaining.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with no expectations going in, we can't imagine many in our ADHD generation holding patience enough to wade through 20-to-30 minute intervals of repetitive room clearing again and again just to find enough Sun tokens to unlock the next decent racing portion. It just isn't enough fun to warrant the effort.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sega Superstars Tennis just screams missed opportunity. With a strong selection of classic Sega games to draw inspiration from and such a charming cast of characters on hand, it's depressing to find the core mechanics so shallow and the overall game design so slap-dash.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Graphically inconsistent, oddly paced and quite unwieldy, AITD is not without its charms - unfortunately they seem to be mostly at the start and latter eps of the game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Does the idea of a lipstick-wearing gorilla in a tight shirt and cut-offs who blows you a kiss from in front of a pink heart frame when you beat a challenge turn you on? If the answer is yes then this may be the game for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A flavourless affair with a personality like an R&B’ing Joaquin Phoenix.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace is pretty much what youýd expect from a movie-licensed shooter. It ticks all the boxes on a purely surface level, but fails to allow the player any kind of expression or creativity during actual gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace is pretty much what youýd expect from a movie-licensed shooter. It ticks all the boxes on a purely surface level, but fails to allow the player any kind of expression or creativity during actual gameplay.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rugby World Cup 2011 feels almost like the "lite" version of a more fully-featured game - as though you should get this for a pittance before paying an additional fee to unlock the rest, like so many iPhone games. Only in this case there's nothing more to get - other than a refund.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rugby World Cup 2011 feels almost like the "lite" version of a more fully-featured game - as though you should get this for a pittance before paying an additional fee to unlock the rest, like so many iPhone games. Only in this case there's nothing more to get - other than a refund.