IGN's Scores

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For 12,900 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,900 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Sure, it's a stand-alone expansion, but it's not a good stand-alone expansion. Rune was all about the single-player experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Had Cypron Studios and Strategy First done more to modernize the ancient design of the game's original release, this review may have been entirely different. As it is, though, Jagged Alliance is faithful to a fault, likely to appeal exclusively to fans of the original with no concern for the broader audience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Almost a fun game, except that its controls really hold it back and kill any enjoyment that might have been had with the game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    How to Train Your Dragon is just so "bleh." You can make a fun game for kids, but this isn’t one of them.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Imagine: Ballet Star certainly isn't the worst title to be released under the Imagine banner but it certainly won't be remembered as the best, either.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    How to Train Your Dragon is just so "bleh." You can make a fun game for kids, but this isn’t one of them.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Eragon isn't worth the brief amount of time it takes to play through it. The gameplay and presentation aren't up to snuff and the storytelling cutscenes don't do their job at all.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    I don't know if it should be commended for capturing the boredom and stodginess of the real European Tour or ridiculed for taking up valuable shelf space, plastic and ink.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The intended visual and aural "improvements" to the GameCube and Xbox versions were a waste of time. Instead the gameplay should have been totally reworked.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A budget title and it shows. The visuals, level design, AI, and just about anything else you can think of can't match up with the top-tier first-person shooters. On top of that, you only get 10 brief stages and no multiplayer options.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A budget title and it shows. The visuals, level design, AI, and just about anything else you can think of can't match up with the top-tier first-person shooters. On top of that, you only get 10 brief stages and no multiplayer options.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    If you absolutely love pointless violence and cheesy, forced atmosphere, then by all means pick this title up. Otherwise, stay extremely far away. In fact, stick to "Streets of Rage 2," that game is way better.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A budget title and it shows. The visuals, level design, AI, and just about anything else you can think of can't match up with the top-tier first-person shooters. On top of that, you only get 10 brief stages and no multiplayer options.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    I'm all for modern remakes of the classics, but let's see some hustle out there. Frogger Returns is ugly, a bad camera angle results in cheap deaths, and it can't go online. Leapfrog over this one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Were the pacing of the game a bit slower, the power-ups either removed or toned down, the building portions a bit deeper, and the modes more involving, 7 Wonders of the Ancient World could've been a decent title. Unfortunately, extremely shallow and simplistic play without the tiniest hit of challenge really makes this a weak pretender to Bejeweled's throne.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    I don't think I've ever been this unimpressed by a Tetris game in my entire life.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    In trying to create an arcade hunting experience with Big Game Hunter 2010, so much was sacrificed that you're left with only scraps of gameplay that fail to satisfy any appetite.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's best to look at Imagine: Fashion Designer New York as a creative outlet rather than an actual game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Too simple, too bland, and too boring to be recommended.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    If you absolutely love pointless violence and cheesy, forced atmosphere, then by all means pick this title up. Otherwise, stay extremely far away. In fact, stick to "Streets of Rage 2," that game is way better.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Dungeonland just isn't fun. Despite its great art style and goofy sense of humor, the mediocre gameplay gets easily buried beneath a grueling difficulty and a slew of glitches.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The controls aren't terrible, but the basic gameplay of story mode is so bland that it is difficult to stay interested in it for more than five minutes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Witcher Battle Arena succeeds at a base level, but at its absolute height, it just barely becomes competent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I suppose a young gamer might get a kick out of this one if he or she is really into the Madagascar movies, but the bland gameplay and awkward structure do very little to provide an enjoyable experience.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While the title does feature the same story and characters as its silver screen counterpart, it lacks the charm. The basic gameplay mechanics are incredibly simple and they repeat so often that the action is doomed for monotony.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Two games out of the ten within Deca Sports are good – the rest, not so much. That's a 20% success rate for this compilation, so I think I'm being generous with my final score. Or maybe I just liked curling and archery that much.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game within Real Soccer 2008 is just as forgettable as its name. The design may live up to cellphone standards but a lot more is expected out of a Nintendo DS soccer game, especially when there are far better options out there.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Dino Thunder’s overall lack of depth, difficulty and graphical pizzazz will forever delegate it to your little brother’s (or sister’s) game shelf.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's frustrating and boring all at once. There's no need to run out and pick this one up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    What it ultimately comes down to is that Shoot Many Robots grabs hold hard and won't let go while it shoves an overwhelming amount of forgettable, often irritating action down your throat.