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
    • 94 Critic Score
    It has taken 14 years to get to this point, this peak of performance, and I can say, as someone who has actually played all 14 years of the series' various incarnations, that Madden NFL 2004 is the best playing, deepest, most complete Madden to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Any way you look at it, Episode Two stands out, even among the Half-Life series, as something special. It may be shorter than the original, but it's a burly experience packed into roughly six hours or so that offers up all the diversity, level design, and thoughtful gameplay we've known while making sure to propel the story forward and leave us wanting more.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Though the single-player lacks length, the multiplayer should keep you invested in COD4 for the long winter. This is a truly fantastic multiplayer offering that's as deep as any other online game available.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Winning Eleven 8's single-player Master League is enormously good fun, and with its expanded management tools and WE-Shop minigames, the game is easily worth $50. The one-on-one gameplay? Priceless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    From bouncing the ball off your opponent's noggin to draining a game-winning three, there is just so much opportunity to talk smack, to compete, and best of all, humiliate your friends by dunking on their heads, that I think this is a must-buy for gamers looking for a fun basketball game without having to worry about the differences between a Triangle and a Box formation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While Rock Band doesn't offer the insanely intense (and perhaps impossible) challenge of "Guitar Hero III," it's a game that everyone will have fun playing. This may just be among the best party games ever released.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While the game hasn't lost any depth or detail, every aspect of the design has been streamlined to make it easier for new players to jump in and less monotonous for veterans. Die-hard fans will definitely find that the game offers up so much more variety this time around.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This has become one of my favorite fighters of all time and the level of polish and detail this 2D wonder has is amazing. The character designs are excellent, the fighting mechanics are top-notch and there are even extra animated scenes that feature chibi (super adorable) versions of the characters talking about the BlazBlue universe.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    From top to bottom, Bionic Commando Rearmed is an incredible game that's well worth owning.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Not only a great simulation of the 24-hour GT extravaganza, it's the best racer on Dreamcast, period.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando Rearmed sets a new benchmark for downloadable console games...From top to bottom, Bionic Commando Rearmed is an incredible game that's well worth owning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The story itself is worth of great praise, but the way it's implemented into the gameplay, along with the amazingly fresh missions that all blend into one another, make this easily one of the best games on Xbox this year, if not <I>the</I> best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Extremely tight controls, and the US version enables Dual Shock support! Take that, Japanese version!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Not only has it supplanted Going Commando as the best title in the franchise, it's also the best game of any series on the PlayStation 3 thus far -- and that's saying a lot when you're up against Oblivion, Ninja Gaiden, Warhawk and Insomniac's very own previous effort, Resistance: Fall of Man.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Its incredible gameplay, solid graphics, and fantastic multiplayer arenas are unlike anything you've played before. If you have a computer capable of running it properly, go buy this game. Believe me, you simply can't go wrong.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best RPGs I've played in years...a beautiful mixture of the traditional makings of a JRPG combined with gorgeous graphics, a wonderful story, a great cast of characters and thoughtful gameplay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    ICO
    The feeling of simply being in the world that Ico creates is one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen in a videogame...The only unfortunate thing about Ico is that it's over just a bit quickly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The four-player is, as they say, dope-ass. You have to get a multitap and play this with three other friends. And the edit mode, in fact, all of the various modes, are deep, compelling, and well thought out. It's a true winner.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    My favorite single-player GameCube title to date. It's completely captivating from the start, and I can't rave enough about the tight controls.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I even woke up one night with the revelation, "Oh, I know what I have to do here!" It's one of those pieces of software that gets under your skin in an addictive way. You have to collect those jiggys, you have to find all the secrets.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most superior skateboarding game I've ever seen or imagined, and it's got to be one of the most technically impressive games I've ever seen.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A very, very good sequel, one that builds and improves on a game that was already brilliant.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A stellar achievement on the PSP. It plays perfectly into the franchise's storyline and offers up the same level of intense action as its console counterparts. It's also the best looking title on the system, without question. Engaging from start to finish.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This has become one of my favorite fighters of all time and the level of polish and detail this 2D wonder has is amazing. The character designs are excellent, the fighting mechanics are top-notch and there are even extra animated scenes that feature chibi (super adorable) versions of the characters talking about the BlazBlue universe.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A brilliant and addictive romp through Spira that we're certainly glad to experience and one that could definitely mark the beginning of future opportunities for the franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    After a day with Shadow of Mordor on Xbox One, I can confidently recommend it just as strongly as the PS4 and PC versions. True, this is probably the worst-looking of the bunch by a small margin.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The greatest comic book videogame of all time. This is an adult Dark Knight story that is well-told, packs some truly fun gameplay elements, has topnotch voice talent, and feel like it's part of Batman cannon.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It has its shortcomings, but I already sense that Prince of Persia will be one of the few games from this generation that I carry with me for the next decade.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is a fantastic game overall and Capcom should be commended for designing a game that can work on so many levels by appealing to both casual and hardcore players.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even for pros there's definitely a thrill associated with MX vs. ATV Unleashed that makes it simply an outstanding product. The hard setting lets us move through a remarkably deep career mode replete with an excess of vehicles.

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