IGN's Scores

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For 12,646 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 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,646 game reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sloppily produced and bug-filled. It's still playable, but it's extremely difficult to overlook all the game's problems...because there's just so many of them.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With framey enemy animation that looks like still pictures drifting across the screen and choppy gameplay that can't be trusted to work when you need it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The developers should have just stuck with the tried-and-true 2D "Prince of Persia"-style of the previous Oddworld games for this conversion. Munch's Oddysee is full of little quirks that add up to a very un-fun GBA game that can't even fall back on technical merits.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The collision detection in the combat engine is a bit wonky since some punches connect but others don't...and it's not exactly fun to miss stabbing someone in the chest by only a pixel or two when they're down on the ground.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The design is extremely shallow and unrewarding.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a very unsatisfying experience, and I can't imagine Dragon Ball Z fans forcing themselves to enjoy it simply because it's the very first fighter that features their favorite anime characters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The missions are dreadfully too long and feature very little change in gameplay regardless of the settings and craft to control.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a fairly dull game with all of its pieces done well enough, there just wasn't much put into this. And as a game on its own, it doesn't hold up too well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yes, I'm aware that Disney's Party is aimed at the younger crowd, but I honestly can't imagine any kid finding this game fun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yes, Battle Chip Challenge requires some strategy to create a deck that'll kick other opponents' butts, but the "battles" themselves are stripped of interactivity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An extremely sloppy production that's not fun to play, and even if you love the series this game might end up turning you off of the franchise.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dreadfully dull action on the GBA that truncates and abridges the over-the-top, crowded weapon-based brawler action established in several PlayStation 2 titles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.