IGN's Scores

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For 12,895 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 The Last of Us
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,895 game reviews
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    • 45 Critic Score
    A simple music rhythm game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Taking the story into modern times seems to have robbed it of its passion and charm, replacing it with asinine characters and more cuss words than an Al Pacino flick. It's not the worst shooter I've played, but it's got all the problems of a budget title and few redeeming qualities to make it worth recommending.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As a video game, the excitement is completely gone, replaced by a show with no host, starring hideous contestants, a rule system that is arbitrary, and with seemingly rigged AI.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A poor change of pace for the franchise. Taking the story into modern times seems to have robbed it of its passion and charm, replacing it with asinine characters and more cuss words than an Al Pacino flick.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    For whatever reason, it feels like A2M shoved Dante's Inferno as hard as it could into the game development version of Google Translate and have wound up with something that lost most of its meaning and intention in the process.
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    • 45 Critic Score
    Unless your kid has a fixation for the furry, save his and your sanity and simply pick up the infinitely more enjoyable and satisfying Elite Beat Agents.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Arcade Essentials is a good idea that deserves better execution. None of the five games in this retro-ish collection measure up to their arcade inspirations, which is a shame.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    When you couple the awkward tank controls with horrible item management, poor pacing and a lack of scares, you'll come to see that Resident Evil Zero is better left on store shelves.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Understone Quest Pack may only ring up at 400 points ($5 USD) but it's such a superfluous add-on that I can't recommend it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a solid pool simulation and the puzzle mode is quite enjoyable, but it just isn't really worth playing because it has a clumsy and archaic interface and I'd much rather head over to a bar with a pool table and play the real thing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is little more than an excuse to take a tour through Hazzard County in 3D and drive recklessly. This would almost be appealing, but problems quickly pop up here, there, and, you guessed it, everywhere. The biggest problem is with the General Lee's control and it goes on from there.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Bad control and poor execution ruin the experience.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Road to Respect does a disservice to the series. A linear plot, flawed combat and conversation system hinders the title, and a lack of difficulty doesn't help the replayability factor at all.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command has a few strong features and can, occasionally, be fun, but we're extremely hesitant to recommend it because there are so many mechanical issues at hand.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    1 vs. 100 could make for a good videogame, but this is not that game. The questions repeat often, there is no sense of accomplishment, and the multiplayer is very limited.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Blech. Ford Racing 3 is not a travesty, but it's not any good either. The best thing that can be said about it is it's filled with 55 Fords. And if you like Fords…well, they're here for you.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The lack of detail and polish simply killed this game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sure, it's better looking and slightly more entertaining to play than any of the similar games that have come out in recent years, but it's still painfully formulaic and completely uninspired.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The fun of the occasional epic battle is crippled by the dozen mind-meltingly dull conversations you have to sit through to get to it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sure, it's better looking and slightly more entertaining to play than any of the similar games that have come out in recent years, but it's still painfully formulaic and completely uninspired.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Saw II: Flesh and Blood is a budget title, shoveled out in less than a year in order to cash-in on the fans that still remain loyal to the series. But with such poorly designed, repetitive levels, I can only hope that fans will learn their lesson and stop supporting this franchise until they actually try to learn from their mistakes.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It is, in just about every way you can think of, a poor man's "Resident Evil," to the point that it even shares "Resident Evil's" lingering fundamental design flaws.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Woody Woodpecker is an off-target choice of character that doesn't do much to help offset the noted shortcomings. Scooby-Doo, the Flintstones or Ren & Stimpy would have made a much more interesting and compelling racing title.
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    • 45 Critic Score
    Over the past few years I’ve taken a lot of Pilates classes (both mat and using the Reformer) and I’ve always really enjoyed it... until I played this game.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As a game based on a movie, it tarnishes any good memory of the exceptional 1999 anti-materialist work thanks to poor presentation, sloppy story-telling, and well, missing the point.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A pretty typical bad movie game. The plot is muddled and glossed over, the gameplay is shallow and stifling, and the difficulty is needlessly hard for a handheld game based on a summer blockbuster.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Unpolished gameplay mixes with weak presentation and seemingly unfinished mini-games to create yet another lackluster Shrek product.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This isn’t the game mah jong players were waiting for on XBLA, but it works as advertised and will tide people over until something better comes along. The lack of avatar support is disappointing, as is the poor presentation and sub-par tutorial. But the online works, and that’s all many players will require.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Some good, some bad. It all washes out to be somewhere around mediocre. (Just under mediocre, actually. The negatives outweigh the positives in the end, since no game should be so dark and drab that it forces you to have to crank your TV up to brightness level 99.)
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The hard truth of the matter is that there is a rival game out there that schools 2K13 on every conceivable level. MLB 2K13, by comparison, is an embarrassing use of the MLB license, feeling more like a half-assed attempt to rake in a few bucks off fans who haven't read reviews than any real attempt to make a fun baseball game.