IGN's Scores

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For 13,252 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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13252 game reviews
    • 47 Metascore
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    The "Lost Vikings" levels, though simplistic in nature, aren't badly constructed. The shooter levels, on the other hand...well, Atari 2600 games put them to shame.
    • 73 Metascore
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    A lack of confidence seems to define LittleBigPlanet Karting. The game pulls from both the LBP and ModNation universes without ever finding its own voice. In the end, that leads to the game feeling like a forgettable kart racer.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Maybe with an original story for the game, fans of the show could overlook the mediocre at best gameplay and just button mash their way through it.
    • 56 Metascore
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    The few interesting mechanics that are mixed into Rooms' slide puzzles just aren't enough to make it entertaining from start to finish, and the coolest modes are locked from the start.
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    Like most games we've played from Polish-based City Interactive, Battlestrike wallops you with audio. There's a lot of it, and from the pitter-patter of rain to the sweet little birdies in the trees, the "thunk" of a bullet hitting some part of your fleshy body, and the sub-thumping smash of an exploding munitions factory, it's all good. Each weapon in your arsenal sounds distinctive, and that's good too.
    • 62 Metascore
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    The included camera is a great idea, but Your Shape is loaded with lame workouts that probably won't get you off the couch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Combat has no nostalgic value and without that the game is destined for a short run on the market.
    • 54 Metascore
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    A wholly inadequate inexperience that offers no real gameplay, unless periodically jumping between pressing square a thousand times constitutes a new type of strategy or action I'm unfamiliar with.
    • 63 Metascore
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    The idea of my music creating a level in Beat Hazard Ultra is cool, but it doesn't work and every level feels the same regardless of the tunes being used.
    • tbd Metascore
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on 3DS features the strong writing and characterization of the Nickelodeon show, but the gameplay is simply too repetitive and simple for older fans, and it’s too short to keep a younger players busy even for a long car ride.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game is extremely short, the gameplay doesn't offer an impressive amount of depth, the puzzles can be overly confusing at times, and the character voices can get annoyingly repetitive.
    • 49 Metascore
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    Hits the mark on a few cylinders, but its clumsy, redundant nature will put you to sleep, and for a videogame, which is by definition supposed to be "entertaining," that's not a good sign.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Chantelise could have been a tight little RPG were it better balanced and not so keenly intent on punishing the player. With more grind than game, it quickly devolves into a pointless, repetitive drill that would test the patience of all but the most determined gamer.
    • 52 Metascore
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    The nostalgia works and the idea's converted well enough, but the game's just a bit too thin all around to recommend.
    • 48 Metascore
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    The game also features its share of terrible jokes, like this one: "That's all she wrote for this category. Don't ask who she is, all I know is, she's done writing."
    • tbd Metascore
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    So, for the third time in a row, I'm recommending you skip Flips. But keep trying, EA. You'll get there eventually.
    • tbd Metascore
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    The 360 version is a whopping $70 and is actually a worse version of the PS2 one because it freezes occasionally. Xbox Live support does not constitute the extra money.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design.
    • 49 Metascore
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    The game suffers from way too many AI and gameplay problems to be something that we could recommend, though, and the lack of key features that have become a staple in sports games, like a Dynasty mode, really hurts its overall value and appeal.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ninja Council 2 attempts to focus more on the fighting and less on the exploration, but fails to retain the tight gameplay of the original in the process, making for a game with far more detail and style, better character animations, but a weak overall feel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Konami's shooter consists of a decent original port, an excellent new HD upgrade, and a substandard online mode, all comprising a cheap ($5) but un-compelling addition to the XBLA archives.
    • tbd Metascore
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    The PC version is the cheapest at $30 but totally misses the point by making you use your keyboard to play. They're all just okay rhythm games that have the benefit of featuring the most popular teenagers in the world.
    • 60 Metascore
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    It's laudable that Eidos is supporting Tomb Raider Underworld with additional downloadable content, but Beneath the Ashes is a weak level pack for the title. Extremely easy and short, those that have played Underworld or any other Tomb Raider game will be able to blow through this pack quickly and won't return for a second play through.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A good game concept with disappointing execution.This title reminds me of slower paced efforts like Endless Ocean, but it unfortunately lacks any real polish, a truth that makes the process of exploring what should be a beautiful national park far less compelling.
    • 51 Metascore
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    Just don't expect an extremely deep fishing experience and you'll be fine with this title.
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    It's a refugee from the past in more ways than one and it bears many of the typical budget gaming hallmarks—most damningly an extremely short lifespan—but Harley-Davidson: Race to the Rally delivers enough short-term thrills to temporarily appease true motorcycle maniacs.
    • 60 Metascore
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    There are different stories to play through and plenty to unlock, but it's nothing special.
    • 54 Metascore
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    The text recognition works well so if you absolutely gotta have some Sudoku this will suffice, but hasn't the world had enough Sudoku by now?
    • 54 Metascore
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    In the end, it's just a forgettable attempt at wrestling.
    • tbd Metascore
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    So if the Bratz brand does manage to somehow live on after the lawsuit loss to Mattel's Barbie, there could be some elements here for a sequel to build on. And, if Bratz is truly done, it at least leaves the stage with a glimpse of the potential for the good game that might have happened in some alternate future.