IGN's Scores

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For 12,839 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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,839 game reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gamers hoping to find an exciting and unique fishing experience in virtual form aren't happy; hardcore fishing fans hoping to see one of their favorite brands celebrated will be disappointed as well.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you skip all of the marring of the movie and the book with the game's awful presentation, story, production, and audio -- yes, that's asking a lot -- the fighting isn't half bad.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Cocoto Kart Racer isn’t an awful game. It’s a simple, fast-paced racing game that should be easy for younger gamers to play. On the other hand, there’s no reason for anyone to buy it because everything it does, Mario Kart DS does better.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is just so generic and doesn't even manage to use the Burger King license to its utmost to get some humor in there. Unless you have to have all three Burger King games, you can skip out on this one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Yet another rushed-to-market Game Boy Advance game that starts out promising but just ends up flopping flat on its beak.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The engine used for the graphics has a hell of a time keeping up with all that the designers throw at it, and the detached, sluggish control just adds to the frustration.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There are some feelings of nostalgia to be enjoyed, but it soon wears off and all that is left is some bog standard run ‘n’ gun action that brings little of note to the FPS table - and it suffers from a severe lack of optimisation on PS3 and 360.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ridiculously ugly but strangely playable is the best way to describe Snood 2: On Vacation. The DS rendition is lazy, sloppy, and looks and plays more like shareware than the shareware version does.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's still a pretty crappy game, but there's certainly a little more merit in this game compared to some of the other lower-budget third party Wii titles on the market.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Are most casual gamers willing to pay 400 Microsoft Points (US$5) for Chess and Checkers? Probably not.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You need a clear, unified vision to shape a game into something that makes sense and compels the player to see it through to the end But scares and gameplay in Afterfall fall flat as scene after scene repeat the same notes, turning what could have been a spine-chilling adventure into a treadmill to an unsatisfying finish.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Colonial Marines has definitely been crafted with a lot of love for the franchise, it just needed a little more imagination - and a hell of a lot more polish.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Battle Fortress ultimately stumbles in the same way as the portable Metal Fusion, though, with a core gameplay system that's too limited to keep your interest for more than a minute or two and control issues that make it frustrating to play for even that long.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It looks great, absolutely. But the level design and collision detection, as well a sluggish pace and poor use of background music...well, it all adds up. R-Type III is, simply put, a bad Game Boy Advance game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Not only has NFL Tour dropped the ball, it's completely taken the air out of the old NFL Street series entirely. The tricks, attitude and character that made its predecessors enjoyable is lost in favor of unbalanced play, missing incentives to progress through a bland tour, and a horrible presentation.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific isn't necessarily an atrocious game, but it just isn't that fun and brings so very little to the table.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There are alternative costumes to unlock, the comic cutscenes are interesting, and I like the interpretation of Hal Jordan, but Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is just a bad game thanks to the slow gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With no online play, no downloadable content, no GH Tunes or music studio, and a gimped down Party Play and Career mode, there’s no way we could endorse the latest Guitar Hero offering on PS2. The Guitar Hero series may have gotten its start on the PlayStation 2, but the real rock experience moved on long ago.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I wish I could erase the few days I spent playing this game.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I see absolutely no point to this game. If you're playing Athens for an enjoyable gameplay experience, prepare to absorb a sack of bricks to the wrists.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Brain Boost games ride the success of Big Brain Academy and Brain Age, but fail to actually understand why they were successful to begin with. And that's just not smart.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Tom and Jerry Tales is a minigame collection gone wrong. By making players do poor excuses for platforming levels between the games, and not offering the ability to save, any fun in the game is destroyed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Wall-E falls into that unfortunate category of weak film to game adaptation. With tons of visual issues, a horrible camera and gameplay that isn't particularly striking or innovative, Wall-E does a disservice to the little robot that falls in love.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Since Family Pirate Party is, essentially, Mario Party without its mini-games, it doesn't work.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you love to spell or really feel like testing your vocabulary on the bus ride to work, Spelling Challenges and More! has the possibility of being something you might enjoy. The games are simple enough to understand, the 100 difficulties will give you a mountain to climb, and there seems to be a fair share of words to peruse. However, there's nothing that makes this title stand out or be a worthwhile purchase.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a poor effort that needed a lot more polish, and less last-minute presentation changes. I really wish they'd stuck with that original art.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific isn't necessarily an atrocious game, but it just isn't that fun and brings so very little to the table.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    More swinging without restriction and less mediocre combat would have taken this game a lot further.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Next Life’s story gets more…intriguing? as you go, but the animation and gameplay continue to be a slow drip of super-clunk tempered only a little by a sprinkle of more action-oriented mini-games.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If DK Barrel Blast would have released well over a year ago on GameCube like it was supposed to the title might have had a chance at being remotely entertaining. After some seriously basic motion control, the removal of bongo support (even for those that already invested in the accessory), and some quick Mii integration the game has become a garbled mess of slow racing, shallow gameplay, and an overall boring experience.

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