IGN's Scores

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For 12,839 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,839 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It's incredibly personal while still retaining a sense of epic sweeping scale. The combat and mission design are outstanding. The visuals, voice acting, soundtrack, and direction are miles ahead of the competition. Perhaps most impressively, Mass Effect 2 manages to fulfill its incredible ambition while only suffering from very few technical hiccups.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It is amazing to see the range of gameplay elements that have been squeezed into this title. It is even more impressive to experience how well each of them works.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The puzzles are clever and addictive, and the new sliding mechanic, new gadgets and updated camera controls do a bang-up job of making this experience feel fresh and distinct. This game is a must download for any 3DS owner, especially fans of the puzzle genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Some of this season's best, and Episode 5 is the emotional finale fans deserve.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Moving into 2013, people will reference the series over and over as the benchmark for story-telling in games. And historically, it will stand as the game that reinvented or at least repopularized adventure games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A perfectly paced finale to a story we've all been invested in from the get go.
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    • 95 Critic Score
    The unity of sight, sound, and touch is something special.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you've already got the game on another console, there are some extras for the Xbox that may merit a trade-in. The custom soundtrack ability alone is worth it to me.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The title's robust and balanced multiplayer offerings are completely engrossing and wholly entertaining from beginning to end, and this time around you can take those bouts to the online arena for similarly satisfying results.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Looks beautiful, runs well, totes short load times and has a great soundtrack. That's all well and good, but what makes the game so damn good is its addicting, twitch dual analog gameplay. Something tells me that many a PlayStation Vita gamer will have an incredibly hard time putting down Super Stardust Delta, if not for the gameplay then for the hyper-competitive nature of the leaderboards.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whether you're new to Bad Company 2 or have been repairing, healing, and blowing up other players since March of this year, Bad Company 2 -Vietnam is among the best multiplayer experiences this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Before New Super Mario Bros. entered my life, "Yoshi's Island" was, to me, the greatest platformer ever created. That title may now have to go to New Super Mario Bros.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City isn't just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it's better than most games on the market.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Turning a pristine landscape into grand palaces and irrigation systems using your own two hands while things try to kill you isn’t just an amazingly rewarding gaming experience, it’s a clever retelling of human history.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Essentially more of the same great stuff that made its predecessor the genre-defining game that it was, but in the context of the present day and the corresponding competition, the impact of such a game has been greatly reduced.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City isn't just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it's better than most games on the market.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An absolutely amazing game, one that successfully puts a bow on the Mass Effect trilogy while still leaving us hungry for even more. It looks and plays great, but Mass Effect 3's true strength lies in its ability to tell a deeply-woven story.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We've rarely played a game with this much substance, and certainly haven't played a game that has had us so excited about the genre in a long, long time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is perhaps the most heartbreaking and tense episode of anything Telltale has ever made. How Clementine braces for the impact of everything in front of her is up to you -- and where that takes her left me in awe.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    No Going Back poses challenging questions about people you love, people you might be using, and those you might loathe. It is, ultimately, a test of these characters’ wills, and a look at each of their limits.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is perhaps the most heartbreaking and tense episode of anything Telltale has ever made. How Clementine braces for the impact of everything in front of her is up to you -- and where that takes her left me in awe.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The PC version, as run on mid-range hardware, makes no such visual compromises, with gorgeous high-resolution textures, detailed faces, and smooth performance...A brilliant shooter that nudges the entire genre forward with innovations in both storytelling and gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This sequel builds on everything that made the original great, and delivers one of the most satisfying action games I've played.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 has not innovated simply for the sake of it. The gameplay innovations greatly improve the way FIFA plays. Matches unfold with a more authentic tempo, taking it much closer to the real thing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 has not innovated simply for the sake of it. The gameplay innovations greatly improve the way FIFA plays. Matches unfold with a more authentic tempo, taking it much closer to the real thing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The puzzles are incredibly fun and satisfying. The art direction is top notch. For three bucks you get a deliriously cool and fun puzzle game that really lets the iPhone shine.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An incredibly deep and long-lasting single player mode, and the versus mode never gets stale; there's the included 10th Anniversary mode that's almost a separate game in itself; the graphics have been improved upon and almost perfected, and so has the gameplay.

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