IGN's Scores

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For 12,641 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,641 game reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Space Force Captains a completely forgettable strategy game that tries to emulate what made Heroes of Might and Magic so memorable and fails at almost every level.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The sad thing is that it seems like it took more work to make this game so clunky, boring, poor looking and tedious.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its premise of transforming the Bratz girl character into babies and then giving them all superpowers is just plain odd, and made worse by the fact that the basic walk-about gameplay doesn't seem to support anything "super" at all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Command and Destroy has all the makings of a good RTS, but the awful controls and the even worse save system kill the fun.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're a diehard fan of the animated series, developer Eidos Sweden has managed to capture some of its charm with this simple, shallow racer. But whatever is gained in presentational cartoon clips and voiceover is surely lost as the same-looking, same-playing levels begin bleeding together in a repetitious manner.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s just nothing here to see.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Something's not right when the limp gameplay gets completely lost in the game's universe, and Double Sequence is a bland puzzler lost in a sea of overindulgent style and menus.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is not the 16-bit throwback you're looking for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Heavenly Guardian is an affront to everything that games are now and were back in the day. It can be held up as a brazen defiance of the march of technology, a testament to when games were simple but fun (and despite all my bitching, Heavenly Guardian is still fun... to a degree). It's also a painfully generic, downright pitiful display of what 2D gaming can still offer.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rebel Raiders is just another quick port over to Wii, as XS games is out to make a few bucks on a title that, quite frankly, wasn't worth the cash on the systems it was ported over from. Controls are tacked on and anything but fluid, with even games like Heatseeker and Blazing Angels doing a better job in their own respective shovelware glory.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game designs here are not completely without merit, as it shows a spark of creativity that some of them mix things up and turn the DS into its still relatively novel “book” style configuration. But there just aren’t enough games, and the characters aren’t interesting enough to endure the repetitiveness brought on by that lack of variety.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's just nothing to Ben 10: Alien Force that's worth taking a look at. Everything about the game is entirely uninspired, from the bland visuals and awkward physics to the sleep-inducing music.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's just nothing to Ben 10: Alien Force that's worth taking a look at. Everything about the game is entirely uninspired, from the bland visuals and awkward physics to the sleep-inducing music.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's just nothing to Ben 10: Alien Force that's worth taking a look at. Everything about the game is entirely uninspired, from the bland visuals and awkward physics to the sleep-inducing music.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I could only recommend this game to the hardest of the hardcore Warriors enthusiasts who can completely disregard the overwhelming (and apparently increasing) number of problems that plague this title.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The best way to describe My Pokemon Ranch is to say that it’s just a built-in Mii Channel, but now you can watch Pokemon wander around the screen. But that’s just not any where near enough of a draw to plunk down ten bucks.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The puzzle fighting is sloppy and extremely slow paced.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But the control scheme kills any potential this package would have had, as the nearly unplayable implementation of Wii Remote motion control will block the vast majority of players from progressing past even the very first stage.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Full of bugs, linear play that discourages exploration and non-existent combat, Tomb Raider Underworld feels as though it's part of the series in name and main character only.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But Pet Vet 2, after introducing the minor advancements of two new animal types and some limited touch screen implementation, just goes back to copy all of the rest of its elements from the original game. It’s a poor decision, and a poor product as a result.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At its core, The Princess Bride game is functional and gets satisfactory marks at what it sets out to do; unfortunately, there is simply not much to this game. It offers a fairly one-dimensional experience at a reasonably hefty price.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a game, Nancy Drew on the DS is a train wreck. The real puzzle here is how this game got this far with nobody bothering to put in any real gameplay.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wii Sports bowling alone is better than Celebrity Sports Showdown and 10 sequels. The game fails on all fronts, delivering a poorly executed selection of mini-games and 10 celebrities whose likenesses are carelessly brought to the screen void of color and commentary.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I spent more time YouTubing old episodes of Garfield and Friends than I did playing this game from beginning to end. And I had more fun doing that.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nothing about Things on Wheels is very good. The single-player mode is boring, the game looks like it was supposed to come out years ago (which it was), and the attempt at a story is poorly implemented and even more poorly written.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's nothing unique or interesting about this particular simulation, and the mindlessness and repetitiveness of its design likely won't amount to 30 bucks' worth of solid focus or fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design. The open world design is completely lost as you can't actually drive to any event, many races are closed off which means no cross traffic, and it's incredibly easy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Purr Pals no longer freezes up on you and its Purina product placements are much more subdued, but beyond those two improvements this game has done nothing but lose ground since its original appearance on Nintendo DS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's just way, way too thin. In fact, the game also runs in 4:3 only, and makes use of so much 2D presentation (some of which actually isn't that bad, including a lot of parallax and decent pixel art) and classic Super NES-like audio that we actually thought it might have been a port of an older game that we missed over the years.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The series is quickly falling in line with all the other cash-in mini-game titles. What worked two years ago is no longer enough to satisfy most gamers.