IGN's Scores

For 13,772 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13775 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Vol. 2 is off the hook this year and is easily one of the best arcade b-ball titles that money can buy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the limited stealth portions of the game, Splinter Cell is a great and challenging action game with a good amount of extras if you're into that whole Connecting to the Cube thing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The physics, sense of speed, handling and graphics are dazzling, top-notch effects that rocket this game to the top of the heap. On the other hand, the sheer lack of game modes is disturbing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An exciting, fun and challenging action game that shouldn't be missed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Not even Xbox Live can make a decent game great.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A surprisingly fun, intelligent little squad-based shooter that's made all the better on GameCube.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The game can't compete with the "F-Zero"'s greater sense of speed, balance and visual finesse, and with only one gameplay mode consisting of 10 tracks that can be whipped through, it lacks the depth to keep you coming back for more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It could've been the four-wheeled equivalent of "Moto GP," technically brilliant racing online, but Xbox owners will have to simply settle for regular old technically brilliant racing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not only does it absolutely trounce any of the previous Godzilla games, it's also one of the best multiplayer party games available on the Xbox.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Considering the less than optimal frame rate, lack of mirrors, arcade-ish physics and rather subdued FF wheel support, I'm thinking that the audience for the PC version won't be very large.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    All this lame locking on, being stealthy, performing advanced moves with a single tap, dealing with a wretched camera system crap needs to go straight out the window fast.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The actively playing community is practically nonexistent. A sheer lack of modes hurts, a distinctly copying style mars, and some unpolished, "like to get you stuck between two rocks" level design is unacceptable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A really solid, well-designed action game that builds some great ideas around Wolverine's unique superhuman abilities. The game isn't super long or deep, but it's definitely a fun romp all the way through.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Revenge succeeds with a story and style that fits Wolvie perfectly. But the gameplay has far too many holes and the sound and graphics are nothing special for Xbox.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Voice communication is what makes PSO addicting all over again, despite its lack of enhancements.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you don't like intense, mind-numbing shooting action, then you're going to hate Ikaruga.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game is at its absolute best when subjecting Wolvie to the stealthier, more cerebral challenges of the day and at its worst when challenging him with action-packed triple teams and showers of gunfire.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Flawed from the start, being crude for the sake of being crude makes it lame, but playing it makes it a pain.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its extended storyline and slight additions to the gameplay are more than enough make it an extremely enjoyable (and lengthy) adventure.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Succeeds with a story and style that fits Wolvie perfectly. But the gameplay has far too many holes and the sound and graphics are nothing special.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Playing Splinter Cell in the dark with a brightly lit GBA SP glowing in sync with the television is a brand-new way of enjoying this already highly enjoyable game, and we fully recommend that GBA owners check it out. Our hats go off to Ubi Soft for taking the extra time to include it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent online game that offers an ostensibly limitless amount of replay value, given the range of courses and numerous race alterations and variations.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Definitely a fun GBA game, but you have to work through the game's blocky graphics and very inconsistent, chuggy framerate.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    The last time I checked, survival horror games were supposed to be scary. The only thing frightening about Run Like Hell is the prospect of having to play through it more than once.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I can only highly recommend it to any arcade racing fan. It's definitely worth a buy, even if the single-player content can be experienced in five hours of less.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It also possesses those characteristics you'd want from just about any game, including a strong interface, good game balance, a bit of whimsy, attractively animated graphics and pleasantly anachronistic, modern Caribbean music.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Do you want a more balanced game that plays better, is a little easier, has an extra level, and tells a better story [PS2 version], or the prettier, more difficult game that is a little less user-friendly, but has downloadable content [Xbox]? The choice is yours.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This one-disc set is literally overflowing with a high-quality history lesson that not only provides well over 40 hours of simplistic but addicting gameplay, but a true look back at the origins of the world's most popular RPG franchise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Other than the addition of a few hundred more cards, a slight tweak in pace, and a new style challenge interface, there's not much change to the overall game design. It's still a great strategy game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Controlling cute hamsters into having cute conversations is definitely not everyone's cup o' tea, but it's hard to ignore that the game has a certain engrossing charm.

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