IGN's Scores

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For 12,897 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,897 game reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The board game is annoyingly long, and the mini-games are surprisingly short. There's no real balance in the game design...it's just all bad.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You can tell that the potential of the game is there in theory, but its current incarnation is completely and tragically flawed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The neat-o character design doesn't make up for the blah textures and overly simple (to the point of boring) gameplay.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As of right now the PC version is decidedly the worst version. I had no problems connecting to games on the 360, at least – not that I really wanted to.
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    • 45 Critic Score
    At the end of the day MLB 2K10 will work for you if you’re absolutely desperate for a baseball game that at least appears to be authentic when you first turn on the system.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    They tossed in one of the dumbest "twists" in the history of gaming. A werehog? Really? Stretchy arms? Did anyone actually believe this was going to be fun? Gone are any elements of speed, replaced with mindless and poorly designed brawling segments with some terrible platforming sections.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    TNA iMPACT! on the Wii is the worst version of this game on the market. Sure, its graphics are a bit better than the ones found on the nearly identical PS2 version, but the Wiimote/nunchuk setup cripples a control scheme that's easy to get into on other systems and a throwback to the wrestling games of old.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I could only recommend this game to the hardest of the hardcore Warriors enthusiasts who can completely disregard the overwhelming (and apparently increasing) number of problems that plague this title.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    What they created here just doesn't work for sky battles.
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    • 45 Critic Score
    I've had more fun watching my grandmother play bingo, and my grandmother is dead. Lego Bionicle is just no fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Edge of Time is more a case of the Remarkably Disappointing Spider-Man.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Edge of Time is more a case of the Remarkably Disappointing Spider-Man.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Why does this game exist? Half of its contents were ripped from the previous Ratatouille DS game, and what’s new is generally pretty bad.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Technical issues like crashes, slowdown, impaired AI, and inexplicable momentary lockups paired with much uglier graphics than what the PC mar this release to the point of no return. The game that PC owners adored in 2007 has received a poor port to Xbox 360 that is more of a disappointment than anything else.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mixing a ton of casino games into one package and then tying a goal-based story around it certainly works on paper, but when you use low-budget implementations of each and every game to put it together, the whole thing falls apart.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    By adding new rules to the game of dodgeball, Blazing Lizard has removed everything that made the schoolyard game fun and replaced it with a bunch of arena brawling game ideas we've seen done better a thousand times over.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A third person 3D adventure game that is mostly devoid of fun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This is 3D action-adventure at its most generic. It doesn't help that the PS2 version seems to be suffering from some weird bugs in its control and level scripting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mixing a ton of casino games into one package and then tying a goal-based story around it certainly works on paper, but when you use low-budget implementations of each and every game to put it together, the whole thing falls apart.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The real reason why you should just forget the game in general is that it's simply not fun. There are moments where the mini-games approach mild entertainment, but you can have just as much fun -- if not more -- playing a free Flash game. Gosh.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gods vs. Humans makes you feel like a schmuck, not a diety, since the incredibly efficient humans can undo all your hard work easily.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Look, I know reading isn't cool anymore, but getting your kid Inkheart on the DS is pretty much like getting them a book anyway. Only this book has really bad writing, and it makes readers do chores in between the chapters instead of just letting them enjoy the story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you want to play a solid adventure game with a terrific sense of humor, download Sam and Max for PC, but steer clear of this version.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A waste of ten dollars. It has mundane, awkward platforming, no story context, and a strange difficulty imbalance.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has some of the best online capabilities on the Wii U, but it unwisely forces use of poor motion controls in almost every mode.
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    • 45 Critic Score
    I've never seen a port of Marble Madness as awful as this GBA game -- and I've actually owned the terrible Apple IIGS version, and reviewed the glitchy Game Boy Color game in year's past.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    After three hours (if you can make it that far) of crappy controls, mediocre visuals, and boring and generally unimaginative gameplay, you'll actually be glad to have finished the game so you can return it or burn it and move on with your life.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Dead Space Ignition is a cool idea -- a prologue that bears fruit in the real game -- but it's just so poorly executed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Pressing X to roll some dice isn't nearly as enjoyable as rolling them yourself.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The poor implementation just makes for one sloppy experience that's not even worth playing when there are so many great titles out this time of year. Don't waste your time.