IGN's Scores

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For 12,800 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:
12,800 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy X is a brilliant game that every JRPG fan should have played by now, and whether you’re experiencing it for the first time or returning for another playthrough, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is outstanding.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The artwork on display is stunning, and the combat is constantly engaging, and the characters openly defy genre convention. But perhaps the best thing I can say about Child of Light is that I was often unsure as to whether I was headed in the direction I was supposed to, and I never once cared. I just wanted to fly to every corner of the world, take it in, and smile.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: Cry Wolf is a wonderful cap to Telltale’s season. It made me not only want to replay the episode to see various outcomes, but the entire series to see if I had missed any clues planted early on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: Cry Wolf is a wonderful cap to Telltale’s season. It made me not only want to replay the episode to see various outcomes, but the entire series to see if I had missed any clues planted early on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Every aspect of Child of Light has an unmistakably artisinal, organic feel to it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    None of it feels focus-tested, or designed to appeal to the broadest possible audience; rather, it always comes off as exactly the expression its creators intended.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor stands out from other open-world action games by putting a great new layer on top of the trail that Batman blazed. I was surprised at how well it integrates its excellent combat with rewarding feedback and progression not just for me, but also for my enemies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor stands out from other open-world action games by putting a great new layer on top of the trail that Batman blazed. I was surprised at how well it integrates its excellent combat with rewarding feedback and progression not just for me, but also for my enemies. I
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is a very solid game that will draw you in and will beg you to play "just fifteen more minutes."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's a phenomenally deep and highly playable single player experience and the multiplayer gameplay is a enjoyable as it ever has been. Bottom line -- this is the best game ever released in the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Honestly, I've never experienced as frantic, hectic, intense, or smooth a gameplay as this without ever stuttering (assuming you play at levels inline with the power of your system). Why more games don't opt to license this piece of technology is a mystery to me and everyone else at IGNPC.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While NHL 2002 certainly shares a lot of the elements from 2001, it's by far one of the biggest steps forward that we've seen in the series in years, and as good as 2001 was, 2002 is even better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The new play-by-play commentary (featuring Al Michaels, Madden's new booth partner on "Monday Night Football"), is superbly on target. It's also fresh and lively, compared to all those years of Pat Summerall's at-times dry delivery.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    When you take these two factors together -- great single player and great multiplayer game -- what you get is a football fan's wet dream and one of the greatest sports titles that have ever graced a videogame console.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With the aid of PS2 graphics, not only is Klonoa the star of a superior platformer, he's the star of one of the most beautiful games available.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It offers amazing visuals, intense gameplay and a compelling story. Most games only make it with one or two of these advantages but with StarLancer you get all three.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A magnificent game. It's a wonderful treat that will have you shouting at the TV in anger, cursing puny pigs wielding giant hammers of destruction, and jumping with excitement at having beaten a boss or a mere single level.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The most amazing thing about Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, though, is just how incredibly fun it is. Humorous, entertaining, and different from just about anything else in its category, we aren't afraid to say that it's one of the best PlayStation 2 titles this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Silent Hill 3 still freaks me out, sucks me in and makes me awfully frightened to play this game in the dark by myself. And isn't that what's it's all about?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An incredibly enjoyable port. Veterans of the series will appreciate the spaced out levels and new pace, as well as the serious increase in difficulty late in the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you want the most detailed, most accurate simulation of NASCAR racing and even multiplayer up to 43 drivers, NASCAR 4 is the only obvious choice and the game deserves to be a best seller, but only if they patch the AI!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The sum of its parts come together to craft a whole that's so wonderfully and lovingly polished that fans of games in general owe it to themselves to pick up a copy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Unlike "SimCity 3000," SimCity 4 really is a major evolutionary step in the series.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Galaxies are much bigger, available researches are more extensive, and there's far more information to track than in any previous 4x space game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you take your football seriously, you owe yourself this game. It's now the deepest football game on the market.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Essentially more of the same great stuff that made its predecessor the genre-defining game that it was, but in the context of the present day and the corresponding competition, the impact of such a game has been greatly reduced.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even with its bugs, Giants is still one of the most creative, innovative, and entertaining games I've played in years.