IGN's Scores

  • TV
  • Games
For 12,798 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:
12,798 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the tightest offering of the series to date, with improved AI--especially in the passing game-- and loads of features.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You have to love a game that glues you to your seat and keeps you interested... A thrilling piece of software that action fans should grab a hold of and love fiercely.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game does more than just recreate the nostalgic experience of old school adventure gaming, it actually reinvents how stories can be told in the medium, and gives us a glimpse of what we can expect in the years to come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The interface is much better implemented this time around...To make a long story short, Civ. III is a worthy heir for the franchise and a definite must have for any strategy gamer who doesn't want us to make fun of them.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    SSX
    A brilliant blend of fast-paced racing with high-flying trick performing, blended together so beautifully that it has produced a game that feels completely original and in a class all of its own.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The PC version is the best looking of all of the Madden games this year, but you'll need a high-priced system to check out the high-priced graphics.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game's clever design and meticulously well-thought out, considerate presentation are accentuated by innovative gameplay that professionally melds the genres of RPG and strategy into a completely interactive and lively world.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most polished, best-conceived, and downright enjoyable real-time strategy games in recent memory.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Although the game will take the average gamer about a dozen hours to complete, it's a non-stop thrill-ride the whole way through, and you never go for more than a few seconds without seeing a gangster who's ready to take you down with extreme prejudice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic complete package. It's a real ornament for the genre and a benchmark that won't soon be surpassed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Easily the best Tony Hawk game yet, and online multiplayer makes it the best complete package in the genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's almost time to stop thinking of this as a game and just as a flat out simulation, a tool which will be useful for years to come and a very riveting hobby to engage in, alone or with friends.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A must buy for anyone with an interest in a credible simulation of the cars and the sport.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    But almost more impressive than the actual gameplay in many ways are the graphics. When the settings are turned up to high and you pump up the resolution from the lowest option of 800x600, you're in for the first real visual feast of this year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Everything in the box, from the game itself to the terrific manual that has tons of info plus loads of extra background story for each of the races, is top notch and adds to the overall luster of the game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not only a technically excellent shooter, the ambiance and level of detail is just plain amazing...[yet] The opponent AI was way too sensitive, as enemies can spot you in heavy cover from quite a distance, making the idea of quietly sneaking up on your foes an impossibility. This was the biggest downfall of the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    We play nearly every multiplayer game that comes out here at work and nothing, not even "Warcraft III" has pulled in the kinds of crowds we're getting here at work.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Still, the new additions and control tweaks for the PC are slowly but surely tearing me away from the television.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The amount of variety for toe-to-toe fighting is the best the series has ever seen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A blisteringly fast, high-end driving experience that really is in a class of its own.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Far and away the best DDR compilation available on the home market, and fanatics will find it more than worth the investment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A marvelously done, tight, invigorating experience with few shortcomings but no real problems that destroy the universe.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Better balancing, a ton of gameplay modes, smarter AI, and high-quality presentational elements are tough things to beat -- but Tekken 5 has all of them.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Are you kidding me? This game rivals "Madden" in every way and surpasses it in feature set. Plus it's only twenty dollars.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A huge game. If you're into exploring and finding all the secrets, this should keep you entertained forever. Story gamers will find plenty to keep them occupied as well.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best single player role playing experience to come along in years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A truly fantastic title. It's extremely well done and offers the best MX and ATV racing combination in town.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Clearly one of the best Castlevania games in the series, and an absolutely top-notch, beautiful, and most importantly, fun DS game that doesn't try to push a lot of unnecessary touch-screen "gimmicks."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Each of the game's eight new standard racing circuits are marvelous to behold; while the course design in the series has always been wonderful, never has so much effort been spent to ensure that each track feel as though it's part of a vast, living world.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best single-player role-playing experience to come along in years.