IGN's Scores

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For 12,798 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 V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,798 game reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    There are bad games that anger me, and then there are bad games that just confuse me. Ephemeral Fantasia belongs in the latter column...I'll slide this one in the drawer and forget about it, while most of you shouldn't even give it that much attention.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Not only does New World Order not innovate or propel the genre anywhere new by offering anything new, it in fact counteracts the achievements of others by taking away the basics they used to deliver the quality they represent.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    But the actual game itself really is simply poor. There's almost nothing redeeming to find during any section where the analog sticks are in use, and being that this is a game and not a TV show, that simply doesn't cut it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Sonic the Hedgehog is a mess. While there are a few glimmers of hope early on when players take control of Silver and his cool telekinesis ability, it's quickly realized that the game's design never really capitalizes on it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    There are up to 40 different skins to collect in Gunpey, but the game itself simply isn't strong or fun enough to merit collecting more than six, if even that many.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The gameplay is a sloppy mess, which is what truly drives this game into the ground. While quite a few modes of play are offered, none of them are really worth playing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The simple controls and childish mini-games don't provide enough stimulation to keep the mind occupied.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The pacing is bad, the activities are boring, the Vision Camera is an annoyance and handcuffs the entire experience, and the payoff for all of your hardships isn’t fulfilling in the slightest.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has close to zero redeeming qualities. I only say "close to" in case I actually forgot something, though at the moment, I can't think of any. Well, I guess the almost complete lack of Shia Labeouf is one thing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has close to zero redeeming qualities. I only say "close to" in case I actually forgot something, though at the moment, I can't think of any. Well, I guess the almost complete lack of Shia Labeouf is one thing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Lux-Pain sports a slick anime art style, which is quickly overshadowed by inane seek-and-find gameplay and a baffling story. This is a very strange choice of game for Ignition to localize.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A pretty bad game all around. The somewhat interesting upgrade mechanics don't help overcome the numerous problems: a super-short (and boring) single-player mode, laggy online play, almost complete lack of feedback when hitting someone, bland level designs, and a good deal more.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Do: Buy Dirt 2 for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Don't: Buy Dirt 2 for the PSP.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The game's spectacular premise is ultimately unfulfilled. What might have been a truly eye-opening, perspective-shattering trip through the battlefields of a tortured psyche is merely a rehash of everything we've been through in the Painkiller series.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The single player portions of this game are not fun. The bot A.I. is erratic, models occasionally disappear and reappear steps ahead, and many of the game's paintball guns are annoyingly inaccurate.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If there was a better sense of speed, more destructive elements and a deeper control system along with a multitude of other improvements, it might turn into something fun. Sure there's multiplayer, but it's just as boring and confusing as the solo play.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The scope of it was too large and led to a really -- and I mean really -- tedious experience. It has no way of pulling you into the story or gameplay.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    There isn't a scrap of imagination or originality in this whole thing, and it's a flat-out waste of the source material, the sound effects, and the voice cast.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Even if you're a life-long Star Trek fan like I am, you don't want to beam down anywhere near this thing.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Terrible animations, dull combat, repetitive puzzles, and rampant bugs wore out Star Trek’s welcome long before its pointless story came to an end.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I can’t recommend it to anyone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Swim clear of this waterlogged disaster, and don't say we didn't warn you.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Technically flawed in a myriad of ways and far less superior to just about any RTS on the market, Ubi Soft's PC turned DC to PS2 effort is an unfortunate waste of time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    The inclusion of spotter management had tremendous potential to help this game break out from an all too predictable formula. Sadly the poor AI and overall concept of the role simply turns your spotter in to a hostage that you have to protect.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Easily one of the weakest basketball games to have come out in a while, primarily thanks to its idiotic control scheme. Having more than 130 moves is a good idea, but if the game won't recognize what you're telling players to do because moves are tied to the analog sticks, it doesn't matter.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    It's repetitive, boring and even frustrating way more often than it should be.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    It's repetitive, boring and even frustrating way more often than it should be.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    We're stuck in flat, uninteresting squares with limited visibility and enemies that match their environments so closely that they become impossible to see. Boss battles and gun upgrades are fun, yes, but they happen so infrequently that they're not worth fighting for.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Boogie Bunnies is neither cheap nor is it fun. It’s boring and unexciting gaming at its finest and should only be experienced by those so addicted to puzzle games that they’ve burned through everything else that’s out there.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    There is no reason for Rock Revolution to exist. Guitar Hero: On Tour already does the portable guitar game right, and Hannah Montana: Music Jam is actually a decent full-band game. Konami's game is ugly, the audio is a joke, and the gameplay is dull.