IGN's Scores

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For 12,498 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 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,498 game reviews
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Playable? Mildly. If you've never played the originals they won't hold your attention for more than a couple of plays, and for those familiar with the brands the flaws are too obvious to ignore.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Gauntlet is a dreadfully dull game as a solo outing, and it was only when players worked together that the game actually became one of the greatest times ever had in the arcade. As a single player game, it never gets to be any fun, simply becoming a mindless romp.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    While fans of the show may be pleased that nearly every character makes at least some appearance, and that the dialogue actually mentions specific episodes, they will soon be turned away by the boring, and sometimes clunky, gameplay.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Happy Feet doesn't even try to be an interesting title. It reeks of apathy for the license, and it becomes apparent right from the start that this game is going to be bad.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Anyone older than the target age will find themselves bored by the generic gameplay and repetitive design. At the same time little kids, especially those who are fans of the film, could do worse for a licensed GBA game.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The presentation on the games is lacking and the developer's take on each classic design ranges from just okay to bad.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is a mess, in pretty much every aspect. Its presentation is lacking. It has graphical issues. Its sound is annoying and the mini-games themselves just aren't much fun.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    From the minute you see the cheesy menus, you get a feeling of dread that this game isn't going to live up to its effects. And with a cheesy story and cheesy design leave that feeling hovering all through the game.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a no-frills package that's just as light on fun as it is in features. In fact, "Super Monkey Ball Jr.'s" Monkey Bowling option is far superior than Ten Pin Alley 2's entire design.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks like Mary-Kate and Ashley could still use a few more lessons, because this game is having its license revoked.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Prime Time can't decide if it wants to be a sim or more of an arcade title. It flounders between the two, failing to capture any of the excitement of football.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is incredibly slow, the presentation is poor, and the design is faulty from top to bottom.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the lame virtual ravers to the ghastly selection of tunes (okay, some of them are good, many of them suck), Music Mixer seems like something a dad "trying to be hip" would make.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you want to buy a game for a young girl and she's nuts for Barbie, and I mean absolutely nuts, then this might be a way to keep her quiet for a few hours.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A comedy of errors, but without the humor. From the camera to the movement to the over-powered tetsugen to the uninspired nature of pretty much everything this game disappoints in so many different ways.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is a lot of sheen resting over what's essentially an empty shell. While the development team has done a better-than-average job of heaping sparkles and gloss over these broken bones of a game, the end result is that Catwoman is a overly simplistic combat game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A scant few unlockable extras and sorely limited tournament play makes Strike Force one that's strictly for the avid, LSD enchanted bowler with a negative attention span.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Any fun that could be squeezed out of this poorly designed title is negated by long loading times and unbalanced game mechanics.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Control, the most important factor in many games (and certainly fighting games) suffers from a lack of precision and finesse. Most of the environments feel bland, and level layout is equally uninspired.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its shooting is tame, forward progress is tedious, most enemies are foolish, the environment is dreary, and the unprofessionally delivered storyline is predictable and quite unentertaining.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A limited action platformer with an unhealthy amount of problems only devout KND fans will be able to appreciate.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hardcore Hummer fans or owners will like seeing taking control of their favorite rides. Racing fans, however, will not enjoy the weak competition, shallow game modes and lackluster graphics and sound.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is, simply, bad, in just about every way, from the uncomplicated, dated control system to the limited play boundaries surrounded by invisible walls, the poor camera, and unsatisfying play mechanics and the sometimes-disturbing graphics.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A compilation this old and overused should have more than just some quickly ported games and a handful of awful filler titles.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Frustrating and unresponsive controls result in a tedious gaming experience.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The play mechanics, while passable, are uninspired, repetitive and downright boring.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As generic as action games come.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is a lot of sheen resting over what's essentially an empty shell. While the development team has done a better-than-average job of heaping sparkles and gloss over these broken bones of a game, the end result is that Catwoman is a overly simplistic combat game.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Control, the most important factor in many games (and certainly fighting games) suffers from a lack of precision and finesse. Most of the environments feel bland, and level layout is equally uninspired.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not enough characters and not enough lanes and not enough modes and not enough polish is just not enough, darn it.