IGN's Scores

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For 12,772 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 V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,772 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best snowboarding game I ever played. It's arcade-centric, trick heavy, and on the third peak, it's brutal, but in the end, nothing comes close to SSX 3.
    • 92 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Are you kidding me? This game rivals "Madden" in every way and surpasses it in feature set... and it's only twenty dollars. Plus, it's out three weeks ahead of "Madden." Fans of the series will love the improvements and continue to sing its praises.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best of the series by far, I would be surprised if there's a better arcade sports game released in 2005.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I don't think I can possibly convey how much of an adrenaline pumping experience the new Mission Mode is with mere words. It has to be experienced. The missions are unadulterated action and if that's all there were to the game, I'd still recommend it.
    • 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.
    • 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
    ESPN might have plenty of sizzle, but Madden is still the steak...The defensive improvements alone are worth the price of admission, but when you add to that the expanded franchise mode and all of the online improvements, you realize just how different this year's game not only looks but feels.
    • 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.
    • 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
    One of the best single or multi player Dreamcast games out there, and yet another must have title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Not only a great simulation of the 24-hour GT extravaganza, it's the best racer on Dreamcast, period.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If this is the last Sonic game in these declining Dreamcast years, it's satisfying to know that the DC didn't go out with a bang, but with a sonic boom.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The overall best first person shooter on the Dreamcast.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the online experience with Ooga Booga is by far, the best I've experienced on the Dreamcast... yes, even better than "NFL 2K1" and "Phantasy Star Online."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the most complete sports games on any platform.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Okami is one of the finest games to come out of Japan in the last decade, and Okami HD is absolutely the best way to experience this epic adventure.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A brilliant shooter that nudges the entire genre forward with innovations in both storytelling and gameplay. It trips over itself in a couple of spots, but not in any way that should keep you from embracing it with your utmost enthusiasm.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Infinite comes through as a true, worthy follow-up to BioShock, one of the most-renowned shooters of this generation. In my book, it becomes one itself.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the most fun I’ve had with Civilization since Civ IV, and the best late-game since Civ II. Brave New World is the rare case of a title delivering exactly what it promises.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    But once you start to learn its secrets, there’s a wild and exciting variety of play here that’s unmatched, even by its peers. It’s a challenge of knowledge as well as reflexes, and success is a rush.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I haven’t been so challenged by a Zelda since Ocarina of Time, and rarely have I been so consistently surprised by one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best PC Soccer game available at the moment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    But exciting as the mission design is, the one thing Ghost Recon scores biggest on is atmosphere...Do not miss this one.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Through its brilliant use of an SSX-styled trick system and the way that the developers have managed to make blocked shots as important and every bit as exciting as slam dunks, NBA Street has taken the arcade basketball genre to all-new heights.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The finest hockey video game we've ever played...The graphics have been refined, the gameplay has been considerably tightened, the already great control has been made better, and there are several new modes to keep everyone quite happy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Note: this experience is for trigger happy, technique twitch gamers. If "Baldur's Gate II" makes you feel a little bit stressed by its pacing, then Tony Hawk 2 will give you a serious migraine, and possibly dry mouth.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    My weapon of choice is the PS2, mostly because of the Dual Shock 2, which I think is the perfect controller for THPS3...While the network play [of the PC version] is damn fun, I'm not sure if it's robust enough to warrant the $50.00-or-so expenditure.