IGN's Scores

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For 12,938 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,938 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even if the plot isn’t terribly interesting, the many characters who play a part in it are, and along with the excellent combat and RPG gameplay, they elevate The Witcher 3 to a plane few other RPGs inhabit.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Massive in size, and meticulously detailed, The Witcher 3 ends Geralt's story on a high note.
    • 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
    This is among the best games, visually, across all platforms. There's really nothing that compares to the visual quality of PSO.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It was a huge risk deviating from the trial-and-error style that made the series famous, but it paid off. Splinter Cell Conviction is awesome.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 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
    • 93 Critic Score
    With the exception of some occasoinally sticky controls and stuttering areas, this game is deep, varied, and fun as hell.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The amount of variety for toe-to-toe fighting is the best the series has ever seen.
    • 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."
    • 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
    A remarkable exercise in innovation, smart design, and excellent technology. If you like to fight, whether it's via first-person shooters or through fighting games, you've got to play this.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its sense of speed is unparalleled, its control mechanics unmatched, its level design mesmerizing, and its graphics and audio presentations superb.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    By giving players the option to craft relationships and make choices that fill out the story, The Walking Dead wraps you up in its events and makes you care in a way few video games can.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Using player choice, award-winning writing, and your own emotions, The Walking Dead: The Game delivers an experience that's flawed but unforgettable.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead: The Game is like a coloring book: we each have the same black and white sketch, but it's up to us to fill it in as we see fit. The relationships I've built, the emotions I've felt, the choices I've made – that's what makes The Walking Dead: The Game so endearing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Despite controls that are a bit touchy and online gameplay that can be awkward, Daytona USA 2001 is the true flagship racing game that we've been waiting for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Obisidan has delivered with an interesting story, great dialogue, and strong morality system. There are aspects of KOTOR II that are stronger than the first and one or two things that are perhaps a little weaker, but overall The Sith Lords is one of the best RPGs on Xbox.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 on Wii isn’t a must-own game because of one standout feature or option; it’s the total package through and through.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's very difficult to enter this world without thinking about the promises made (but not kept), all of the things that once had everyone so desperately hyped for Fable, but if you can go in with an open mind, I think you'll find a game that will become one of your treasured Xbox favorites.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NBA 2K14 is simply the best hoops sim I’ve ever played.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s a credit to NBA 2K14 that despite not one but two new basketball sims looming on the next-gen horizon, it still managed to draw my attention squarely to the current-gen court and keep it there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Combined with the host of subtle and overt improvements to the array of other systems, the additions to make it more appealing to Esports, and the more fleshed out Zombies mode, this is not just a fantastic Call of Duty game, but one of the best shooters of the last decade.
    • 82 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
    I played this so much about a month ago I got blisters. This game is blissful in every way... A quintessential, must-have fighting game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you've never played Ninja Gaiden before, you should stand in line for this one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It sincerely believes that imagination really is the most important faculty, and in turn, succeeded in transporting me back to a time when I built strange worlds equipped with nothing but crayons and card.