IGN's Scores

For 13,599 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 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13600 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A challenge to get through...but the frustration level is absolutely massive.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If there was a little more direction in the missions, and the graphics were a little smoother, and the levels had some consistency in the level of difficulty, it may have been decent. As it stands right now, the game is painfully average.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game design just doesn't come together as a game with any real "fun" to it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mostly just a cluttered, clunky, unoriginal mess to try to get through.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I can live with a bit of choppy framerate or occasional clipping in a game (of which little is found here), but what I can't stand is boring gameplay.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The amiibo integration is cumbersome and hard to play with, and interesting ideas like the use of the stalk market are limited by a slow pace. It’s delightful enough to make me smile, but it’s still a bit boring.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Data East Collection has all the pieces, but it's just thrown together so haphazardly, and ultimately there are only a couple of games here that are really worth the time.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's cute -- but that's where the fun stops. The puzzles are unimaginative and simple, yet they're complicated by bad camera and collision detection.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With a sturdy RPG backbone and combat that's light and inoffensive it'll happily consume your time, though its dearth of imagination and lack of ambition ensures it'll give you little back in return.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If a game's multiplayer mechanics are strong enough to support it, story isn't necessarily a must-have. Here however, awkward mechanics and skewed difficulty ultimately hamstring The Haunted: Hells Reach, and make you wish there was something more to hold it up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As a single-player experience it's rare to want to play it for more than 20 or so minutes straight through.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It doesn't look bad, and it certainly doesn't sound bad, but combat is alternately vicious or easy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Single-player gameplay is great, but with online bugs and multiplayer bugs, you may want to buy a 12 pack of Keystone light or five frosties from Wendy's instead of throwing down on this unfinished game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Need for Speed ProStreet does very little right on the PSP. If you're in dire need of a racing game, it'll do the job, but there are many more racing titles on the system that are much, much better.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the end though, Indy 500 Legends is still constrained on DS as it was on Wii, as its historic roots make it true-to-form, but thin on overall fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The menu screens look great, visually it's decent, but the overly complex controls are bad and it has none of the destructible environments the series if known for.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Avenging Spirit is silly as all get-out, but technical issues get in the way of the fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a solid engine for a five-on-five version of the sport, but without any control over punts and extra-point attempts/field goals, the game is incredibly limiting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's definitely a step backwards from what's already been done on the system. It may have been more beneficial had the designers worked with the GBA's strengths in a significantly different style of gameplay for Serious Sam's first Game Boy adventure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It gives players more function for organization and storage, but only the true diehards will take advantage of the extra space the GameCube memory card offers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Rock Band Classic Rock track pack is a decent value as long as you dig all 20 songs. With that being said, don’t assume you’re getting the full Rock Band experience with this game, because you aren’t.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive Paradise is a poorly conceived, undersized grouping of mini-games that aren't aided by the visuals' ability to sell the characters' sex appeal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Rock Band Classic Rock track pack is a decent value as long as you dig all 20 songs. With that being said, don’t assume you’re getting the full Rock Band experience with this game, because you aren’t.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It has little ambition and middle-of-the-road execution. Nothing about this mini-game compilation stands out above any of the others we've seen on Wii – or Nintendo 64, for that matter.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Shade: Wrath of Angels, is not a good game. It's not a game that I would recommend to anyone. I would recommend Blade of Darkness or even the lackluster Rune, both of which are years old, over Shade in an instant.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I think it's possible to have a success shooter on PSP. But if fundamental elements like a functional camera and control systems aren't there, the game just won't work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the Heroes series these Chronicles are mildly enjoyable, sort of like the pleasure you get from watching sitcom reruns that you've seen several times already.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are bugs and instability, and interesting environments can't overcome bland gameplay, weak AI, and lack of polish.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite a great cast of characters, J-Stars Victory Vs.+ fails to leverage their charm on or off the battlefield.

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