IGN's Scores

For 13,751 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13754 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Something of an uncanny experience. A lot of the experience remains intact but its vitality has been drained away. It's a muted affair, and that ultimately harms a game that derives so much of its charm from those little touches.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s still not an “amazing” title by any account, as the core game was fairly simple, short, and mainly a generic pocket version of a competent action/platformer, but the added Wii IR controls and stylistic offering of Root of Evil Wii could still make it a solid purchase for Wii owners that – rightfully – are looking for an entertaining action game with some decent co-op and competent controls.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The longer sight lines make for more challenging gameplay, and the large servers allow a dynamic that makes every round a different experience. The single player game, however...it needs work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The storytelling presumes you already know the source material by heart, which means things are sometimes a bit disjointed, and the game, like the movies it’s based on, ends at an awkward place. But like almost all the Lego games, this is a journey worth taking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While there a few new things here, the developers didn't go nearly far enough towards either improving the original game model or adding a significantly sized new campaign.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There’s fun to be had here, but it could’ve been polished a bit more to bring out the value.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you're a Harvey Birdman fanatic -- or just a casual fan like myself -- you should probably pick up this game. Sure, it isn't terribly long and it isn't too challenging, but it is a really funny and an engaging play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A solid basketball title and is definitely a step above what we saw from Live 08. The fluidity of the game has been ironed out a bit and even though the basketball itself doesn’t behave as well as we’d like, the March Madness franchise is definitely making strides (albeit short strides) in the right direction.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The micro-managing car freak will love toying with their virtual sprint cars. For the rest of us, however, driving around a dirt track may get old quick.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you haven't played the game at all, then you're in for a deep, well-rounded basketball experience, but you already knew that.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The ability to race the previous four seasons is awesome and the sense of speed is simply unparalleled.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A throwback, basic space-shooter right inline with a game like Starlancer and nails what it set out do. The intent of this licensed product just wasn't very inspired.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Bringing the thugs, the strippers, the spoiled brats, and other freaks to the next round of Outlaw Golf has seen the game grow in terms of amount of things to do, but it's still stagnating in terms of overall game design.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I wouldn't call Bonfire of the Vanities a must play, but there are certainly worse ways Assassin's fans could spend four bucks and a couple hours. This is a fun little side story that lets us kill a few more bad guys in Renaissance Italy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Dugout Heroes is a free-to-play game that you’ll be able to enjoy for some time, regardless if you invest your hard-earned dough into campus currency. When you get down to it, it’s just a free-spirited, fun game of baseball.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It isn't wildly creative or original, it's just a well-developed Lost Vikings clone that keeps in mind its target audience: Transformers Animated fans. I just wish the "transforming" part didn't feel so separate from the rest of the experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I say -- "if it ain't broke, don't buy the upgrade."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    But the inconsistent and ultimately disappointing campaign and awkward unlock system restricts the game to the realm of the good but non-essential.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A solid adaptation of a PSOne game. The problem is that the same exact game has been made dozens of times and CNK does very little to further the cause. It's a kart racing game like any other.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you're a Harvey Birdman fanatic -- or just a casual fan like myself -- you should probably pick up this game. Sure, it isn't terribly long and it isn't too challenging, but it is a really funny and an engaging play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I guess I wanted something a lot less scripted and a lot less cramped from the single player game...As it is, it's a lot like running through a hall until you get to a building, clearing the building and then running through a hallway until you get to the next building.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I wouldn't call Bonfire of the Vanities a must play, but there are certainly worse ways Assassin's fans could spend four bucks and a couple hours. This is a fun little side story that lets us kill a few more bad guys in Renaissance Italy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With excellent high-level production values, superb emulation, and an easy to use multiplayer interface, Capcom Classics Collection Remixed should definitely please most retro company fans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    here’s a good football game here, but it’s far from an impressive package.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There’s a good football game here, but it’s far from an impressive package.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you can look at First Departure and understand that it's based on a very old title, you'll likely be able to overlook the problems and get a fair amount of satisfaction from the simple but mildly rewarding gameplay and old-school themes. Otherwise, a bland, awkwardly told narrative and weak characters prevent Star Ocean from being anything more than an amusing tribute to an old hit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Save for a few puzzles that lose luster due to unintuitive and touchy physics, I mostly enjoyed testing both my platforming timing and my problem-solving skills with Kalimba's brain-busters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Just outclassed by its predecessor and other titles that have shown us how much could be packed into these collections.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A classic example of some awesome ideas that just didn’t pan out the way that was originally intended. The list of moves could be more expansive -- maybe by adding a fourth button to the mix -- and the world feels entirely too constricting for what could be a huge open city. Couple those gripes with some unappealing combat and a sometimes buggy design and Mirror’s Edge falls short of my expectations.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I think it's quite a bit better than DOOM in almost all aspects. But it's impossible to ignore the fact that everyone who has played Marathon has gotten nauseous. I've never seen this happen with a game before, but obviously anything that leaves people feeling worse than when they booted it up, can't get a very enthusiastic thumbs up.

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