IGN's Scores

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For 13,446 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Witness
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13447 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
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    Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design.
    • 69 Metascore
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    It's an RTS title with promise, but one that's just too damn hard and unforgiving.
    • 59 Metascore
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    The story’s never explained adequately, the combat’s pretty much always a chore, and flying isn’t nearly as fun as it should be. I don’t hate Dark Void, but I don’t care for it, either.
    • 49 Metascore
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    I was left wondering what the point of playing Red Faction: Battlegrounds was. Honestly, the game struck me as a vehicular combat game that was halfway done when someone walked in and said, "Hey, we should make this a Red Faction game!"
    • 47 Metascore
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    Tony Hawk Ride never came together. It straddles an uncomfortable line between casual and hardcore without being satisfying in either respect and it lacks the polish and presentation necessary to cover up the gameplay shortcomings...File this one under "gimmick."
    • 52 Metascore
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    The new top-down view and play system has a number of flaws. The camera is too close, making navigation a big problem, and the combat is simply a matter of locking on and tapping X a number of times.
    • 61 Metascore
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    It is the very definition of an average game, and does nothing to pay homage to the original movie, merely taking up six times the shelf space it should and damning any of the current platforms to yet another throwaway licensed game that simply wasn't needed.
    • 52 Metascore
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    I was left wondering what the point of playing Red Faction: Battlegrounds was. Honestly, the game struck me as a vehicular combat game that was halfway done when someone walked in and said, "Hey, we should make this a Red Faction game!"
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    Skip this one and stick with those.
    • 64 Metascore
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    Killer is Dead contains a handful of good ideas that are sadly marred by a wealth of technical flaws, tonal inconsistencies, and an offensively juvenile attitude toward sexuality.
    • 53 Metascore
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    I'd love to see Alien Havoc 2: Balls to the Walls. You know, a sequel that lets loose and goes for fast-paced twitch gameplay over the sluggish pace of this release. Bite-sized games like this live or die on their addictiveness. And Alien Havoc is not addictive.
    • 55 Metascore
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    There are plenty of other games on Nintendo’s little handheld that warrant your money over yet another Capcom rehash.
    • 61 Metascore
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    Where's the Namco background? Developer interviews? Designer retrospectives? It's a missed opportunity, and a massive disappointment.
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    As a fan of G.I. Joe, I expect a videogame version to make me feel like a Real American Hero. This didn't come close. The gameplay is unexciting and the visuals uninspired.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Takes a turn for the worse by adding too much nonsense and dumbing-down the classic Frogger gameplay. The level designs don't add any new ideas to what's already been done for the series.
    • 58 Metascore
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    It is the very definition of an average game, and does nothing to pay homage to the original movie, merely taking up six times the shelf space it should and damning any of the current platforms to yet another throwaway licensed game that simply wasn't needed.
    • 45 Metascore
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    It doesn't matter whether you play this one with motion controls or the Classic Controller: Tournament of Legends is not a good fighting game.
    • tbd Metascore
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    So while its challenge factor is perfectly tuned for beginners and its two-dollar asking price is rather nice, the frightfully brief total play time makes Sokomania difficult to recommend.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 has a few pretty good minigames, a lot of mediocre ones, and a couple terrible ones. Add on to that a forced repetition system and a story that is insultingly glossed over and the title resembles something that the Rabbids themselves may have developed.
    • tbd Metascore
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    As an educational tool, Dora Saves the Mermaids falls flat. As a simple distraction, it falls short, and as a game that is meant to get adults in on the action to help out, it isn't really a very collaborative experience.
    • 71 Metascore
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    There have been virtually zero upgrades outside of the four-player versus modes, which lends little reason not to go back and play SNES version which featured both Dr. Mario and Tetris...This doctor's Ph.D. expired long ago.
    • 42 Metascore
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    The Third Wave doesn't manage to achieve consistent entertainment, though, and is challenging for generally the wrong reasons.
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    The DS version of MySims SkyHeroes is oddly more complicated and way less fun than the console versions.
    • 66 Metascore
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    Monsters vs. Aliens' biggest issue is just that it's so damned repetitive. What could have been entertaining in smaller doses instead drags on far too long, is recycled into tedium and ends up relegating the experience to the same bargain bin as just about every other licensed game.
    • 53 Metascore
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    It's all the the service of a fighting game that doesn't work.
    • tbd Metascore
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    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 should be the last Tiger game to make its way onto the PS2. The almost total lack of effort to change anything since the '09 edition is disappointing to say the least.
    • 54 Metascore
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    It’s a nice idea and it’s fun for a few rounds, but it’s boring as heck after that.
    • 67 Metascore
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    Lollipop Chainsaw doesn't even attempt to differentiate itself from the genre, and most of what it does try new in the realm of its characters and writing ultimately ends up taking away from an incredible-on-paper action game.
    • tbd Metascore
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    So My Asian Farm, like My Farm, My Exotic Farm and My Australian Farm before it, is all around average. Spend your two dollars elsewhere for a more exciting game.
    • tbd Metascore
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    It is the very definition of an average game, and does nothing to pay homage to the original movie, merely taking up six times the shelf space it should and damning any of the current platforms to yet another throwaway licensed game that simply wasn't needed.