IGN's Scores

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For 12,844 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 IV
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,844 game reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Godzilla fans deserve better than this. Unleashed isn't pretty, isn't compelling, and isn't nearly as fun as stepping into the skin of giant monsters should be. Everything about the game is phoned in. That said, my four-year-old nephews have a blast with it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    At one point, Lair looked like one of the most promising titles coming to the PS3, but the final version -- even with its interesting story, occasionally impressive graphics and amazing score -- falls well short of anything you should be playing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Makes a good first impression with its clever controls, but ultimately abandons RTS fans by failing to create any real depth or options.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    What's Cooking? Jamie Oliver is an admirable effort but it doesn't go far enough beyond regular cookbooks to make it worth it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    This might still cut it if the competition hadn't already pulled ahead, but unfortunately for Asmik, it most emphatically has.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The DS iteration has all the makings of a winning MySims endeavor, from the series' trademark character editor and city decorator to the potentially fun secret agent challenges, but the entire presentation is marred by sloppy controls and really tedious design choices.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    No effort was put into making it good. It's a step backwards for the franchise and a totally unnecessary release.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    An interesting card-battler is at the core of Monster Monpiece. Too bad it's surrounded by so much drivel.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Chase lacks ingenuity, vive, and excitement...It lacks passion.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, extremely shallow and simplistic play without the tiniest hit of challenge really makes this a weak pretender to "Bejeweled"'s throne.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It’s almost laughable how little has changed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Add that to the sloppy controls, horrendous physics, and the overall rushed feel of the game, and you've got yourself a truly toxic game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It manages to be both convoluted and shallow all at the same time. Playing this game can literally be related to Lost in Space.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The visual style will bring feelings of nostalgia to those who are old enough to remember the original, but like most classic XBLA releases the notion is fleeting. Once it wears off all you’re left with is a game that controls poorly and isn’t all that much fun to play.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    When six baseball games compete on the same system in the same season, and you're the worst of those six games, it's time to hang up the cleats.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    At times, it’s an edge-of your seat experience that gives you a sense of accomplishment for sliding across the finish line in one piece. Other times, it’s a confounding mix of erratic handling, insane difficulty and drab repetition.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The game is full of bugs and glitches that make it almost impossible to play, and the few additions with the X-Factor and "redefined" Freestyle Superstar controls don't make enough impact on the game to make it playable or enjoyable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    No effort was put into making it good.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific isn't necessarily an atrocious game, but it just isn't that fun and brings so very little to the table.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The bland campaign is a slog with uneven difficulty, while vehicle transformations and combat are largely unsatisfying. Without nailing that, you’ve got a bad Transfomers game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The bland campaign is a slog with uneven difficulty, while vehicle transformations and combat are largely unsatisfying. Without nailing that, you’ve got a bad Transfomers game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A Transformers game really only has to deliver on two simple things: make it fun to transform, and make it fun to destroy robots. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a dud on both of those fronts, and it throws in a confusing story to boot.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It’s a step backwards for the franchise and a totally unnecessary release.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The arcadey physics and simple tracks make for a pretty bland experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Unlike the cycling game, White-Water doesn't switch anything up, offer forking paths or do anything to try and keep the gameplay from going stale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    No effort was put into making it good. It’s a step backwards for the franchise and a totally unnecessary release.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Acclaim really disappointed me. The wrestling engine is very slow. It's interesting but going through Career Mode got old really fast.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The arcadey physics and simple tracks make for a pretty bland experience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The graphics are outdated, the sound is abysmal and the presentation is so bad that it's laughable. While some may enjoy the old-school, turn-based gameplay, much more should be expected than what you get.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The frustrations that come from playing it outweigh the game's few positive elements.

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