IGN's Scores

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For 13,504 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13505 game reviews
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    And Wii owners, if you're considering this one at all, try to go for the DS version instead. Better to play a DS game on a DS then a DS game masquerading on a Wii.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Though it's better than "Legion," Chariots of War still suffers a severe lack of depth. Any sense of sophistication or intensity found in the game is merely superficial.
    • 30 Metascore
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    What I found most disappointing was the loss of the claymation feel and the sense of personality of each celebrity--in other words, the elements that make the TV show so memorable.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Mister Slime is a big ball of meh.
    • 52 Metascore
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    You can clear this one and unlock everything within an hour. Not even the two-player mode can save this one.
    • 60 Metascore
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    There's nothing entirely wrong with this game if all you want is a simplistic puzzle game, but you're not going to get much more enjoyment out of it if you're looking for more "meat" in the presentation.
    • 52 Metascore
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    We recommend that only the most dedicated, noble, selfless, and utterly brave Naruto fans try this game out.
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    Rain Drops, from UFO Casual, seems to think casual gamers will play any match-three game put in front of them. But no matter how intense your enthusiasm for games is, we all want something fun and addictive to play. Rain Drops is neither.
    • 53 Metascore
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    If there were more puzzles, or if they were more difficult to solve it would be a better game. The fact of the matter is that this game is made to be played by kids too young to have seen the I SPY books, so why don't they just get the books and get more use out of those?
    • 65 Metascore
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    If Atelier Rorona was more fleshed out, and I was actually involved in gathering and alchemic recipes, then it could be a compelling RPG. But its standard battle system, cute style, and WTF dialogue don't make the game good.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Those who are already into the Dynasty Warriors franchise will love Dynasty Warriors 7. Everybody else should stay away.
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    There are tons of other match-three puzzlers out there for you to play, and chances are you already own plenty of them -- Bang Attack doesn't set itself apart enough from that crowd to really recommend, so you should probably skip it and save your cash.
    • 67 Metascore
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    Battle Grounds may have nice animations, interesting, old-school-inspired environments, and the heart of a classic beat-'em-up, but its gameplay pales in comparison to its more quality-oriented, difficult, and well-balanced competition. It's an easy, almost mindless romp.
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    So 7 Card Games is kind of OK, as it is what it is -- but what it is isn't really worth five bucks.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Those who are already into the Dynasty Warriors franchise will love Dynasty Warriors 7. Everybody else should stay away.
    • 59 Metascore
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    With the wealth of SpongeBob games already available, there's no reason to shell out the money for what is essentially a WarioWare rip-off that requires an additional peripheral purchase to boot.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Die-hard fans of the real-life motorcycle racing championships will no doubt be interested in this game just for the personalities, prototype bikes and tracks. They’re all here, but that’s where the fun ends. Overall, this is a functional but unexciting trip to the races.
    • 62 Metascore
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    An amount of bugs, glitches, and problems. Not only that, but not more than a few hours into playing Driver 2, players will find out how sloppy really is.
    • 53 Metascore
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    It's killing me that it kind of sucks. The appeal of some of my favorite video game characters ever doesn't outweigh that this is a boring mini-game collection with spotty controls.
    • 62 Metascore
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    They could have at least included Wesker's Report (pre-order bonus with PS2's CVX) on the GameCube disks. Instead, all GCN owners get is an unmodified DC title.
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    A Skip for most. If you did decide to download the two previous Too Ghoul for School books and want to experience more of the same style of content, though, this one will serve that purpose.
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    Its frustrating camera controls and lack of activities and fun things to do with your cat balance out the positive effects brought on by its solid 3D visual design and clean, organized menu system, so the whole thing ends up a middle-of-the-road wash.
    • 52 Metascore
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    Somewhere inside Miner Wars 2081 is an incredibly ambitious, frighteningly absorbing space game. As is, however, Keen Software's long-in-the-making opus feels like a half-complete realization of that vision.
    • 50 Metascore
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    There's just not enough content or variety here to justify the expense of a full retail purchase.
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    Not only is the joke no longer funny, but the game just isn't that much fun anymore either.
    • 55 Metascore
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    For brief, glimmering moments near the end of a stage, when using a Move controller, Babel Rising is a decent game with average visuals. The rest of the time, it's an entirely ho-hum riff on tower defense despite its clever inversion of the Lemmings formula.
    • 66 Metascore
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    Do something new or cut it the hell out. This isn't going to fly anymore.
    • 61 Metascore
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    It squeaks by with bland, tired game mechanics and graphics that just don’t hold up to today’s gamer.
    • 48 Metascore
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    With a little more time and balance the game could have been the Nintendo DS's own Ace Combat game - but as it is it's just a little too limiting and basic for its own good.
    • 45 Metascore
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    Rock of the Dead isn't bad; it's just flat. The music isn't good, the visuals aren't good, and the gameplay isn't all that interesting.