IGN's Scores

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For 12,656 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,656 game reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Too bad, as is, one of those lazy dragons needs to turn its fat ass around and blow some fire directly at the game from which it came, as a little smoldering action is the only salvation I can fathom for this beast. Steer clear, far clear.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    "D'OH!" Sorry Charlie, but the bastard offspring of Mr. Crichton's handiwork has struck again. To those who thought "Trespasser" was bad, heh, well.. sugar, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The suckage wasn't just saved for the visual and auditory portion of Hail to the King, though...no, no. Gameplay is equally as tedious.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The writing is bad, the game's controls are exceedingly flawed, and the missions are extremely repetitive.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Budget marked at $19.99 from the moment it ships, Butt-Ugly Martians is still over-priced, and even when offered to young, inexperienced children, the fun factor just isn't there.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It also has a horrendous camera system, random trucks with no stats, terrible voice acting, badly designed courses, and characters that look so bad they're funny.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The adventure is also far too short and easy -- you can complete the entire game (100%) in less than two hours -- even while struggling with some counterintuitive (because of control) levels.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    While the development team has done a better-than-average job of heaping sparkles and gloss over these broken bones of a game, the end result is that Catwoman is a overly simplistic combat game. It's a rather interesting adventure game marred by annoying, imprecise controls and an even more maddening and nonsensical camera.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The basic message here friends is you don't want this game. Not unless want to discover a new way to suffer. And if you play enough, I'll bet you'll even want to slit your own throat. I almost did. But the knife, thematic apropos, was plastic. Sob.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The clunky controls which are way too complicated and annoying to use, as well as battle elements that either don't work particularly well or sabotage each competition hinder the overall gameplay.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Sure there’s multiplayer and a few different modes, but when it all hinges on a basic, one-dimensional fighting engine it really doesn’t matter. Each fighter feels nearly identical, uses the same three super attacks, and there’s no real depth to the experience to add on top of that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Parents and fans should know that the biggest issue with the game is not its lackluster gameplay or ho-hum graphics and sound. It's the negative message sent to young girls, which seems to be that it's better to coast through life rather than working hard.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Flying is fun, the upgrades are neat, and the game can look good. However, these pros are outweighed by the aforementioned frustration, crappy storyline and lame cutscenes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Flying is fun, the upgrades are neat, and the game can look good. However, these pros are outweighed by the aforementioned frustration, crappy storyline and lame cutscenes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The only redeeming quality I could point out regarding Make the Grade is that it, at the very least, functions properly and doesn't seem to crash. That's about it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The only redeeming quality I could point out regarding Make the Grade is that it, at the very least, functions properly and doesn't seem to crash. That's about it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Spore Hero Arena, however, doesn’t have many redeeming features at all. Yes, it attempts a 3D creature creator, but it’s meaningless when you consider the game where it’s been placed. Poor adventuring and even worse fighting can’t save this game.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The action is predictable, the visuals are merely passable, and the main hero is such a jumble of hate and regret that it's impossible to ever really care if he makes it out of the jungle alive. Spare yourself instead and pass on this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The cellphone game had more options for interacting with people, and was actually a more interesting game, since it didn't have crappy touch screen music games to play.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    In case you haven’t gotten my point by now, you really don’t want to play Wacky World of Sports. The mini-games are boring deviations from things that you’ve played elsewhere and they’ve undoubtedly performed better than they do here.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    I'd recommend Anarchy Rulz only to ECW fans, and their reaction might only be to wonder where everything they liked about the promotion has gone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The graphics are average, the gameplay is bad, and frankly, the game isn't any fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Beyond the pretty stadiums, there's nothing that rises above mediocrity in Triple Play. Yes, it really is that bad...You're better off not owning a baseball game this year, than owning this one.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The whole thing seemed like one giant afterthough inspite of the fact that Konami has been making console basketball for the last few years.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    This game is the antithesis of fun. The only ones who might enjoy this game are people who enjoy pain.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    You're thrown from one seemingly random instance to another strung along by a thin storyline. This is simply a case of trying to stuff too many gameplay ideas into a game and dumbing it down way to much for a kid's audience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Poor controls, buggy gameplay, and a lack of variety make this game a tour de garbage.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Sloppy controls, floaty physics, and serious camera issues. There are times when your bike actually dips out of sight from the camera.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The lack of fun is our main gripe about Shrek Super Party. And isn't that the reason we play games?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The adventure is also far too short and easy -- you can complete the entire game (100%) in less than two hours -- even while struggling with some counterintuitive (because of control) levels.