IGN's Scores

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For 12,928 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:
12,928 game reviews
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    • 41 Critic Score
    There is no reason for Rock Revolution to exist. Guitar Hero: On Tour already does the portable guitar game right, and Hannah Montana: Music Jam is actually a decent full-band game. Konami's game is ugly, the audio is a joke, and the gameplay is dull.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Technically flawed in a myriad of ways and far less superior to just about any RTS on the market, Ubi Soft's PC turned DC to PS2 effort is an unfortunate waste of time.
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    • 41 Critic Score
    Super simple game mechanics are fine when it's in short, quick spurts, but when it's stretched out too long, and when you get the same thing over and over, it's rarely fun. Some might not call these events "mini-games", but that's what they are, they're just mini-games that go on way too long.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is, simply, bad, in just about every way, from the uncomplicated, dated control system to the limited play boundaries surrounded by invisible walls, the poor camera, and unsatisfying play mechanics and the sometimes-disturbing graphics.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Just like Master of Illusion: Funny Faces, Shuffle Games isn't much more than a demo of a full DS product, and it feels like something that should have been in the "Free" category instead. This one ranks far below Funny Faces, a download that wasn't impressive in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The sad thing is that it seems like it took more work to make this game so clunky, boring, poor looking and tedious.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Zack Zero's elemental platforming and bright colors might grab your attention, but its inconsistent gameplay and embarrassing glitches will waste your time and money. Little redeeming value lies here, especially when you suffer through the poorly-written story and awful narration.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I was excited about Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition. In fact, I volunteered to review it, because I’d heard so many good things about it from friends, and I admire its intriguing look and mysterious alien ambiance. And yet it took me about five minutes to realize that Another World is best left in their fond memories. I
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately Jonas is just boring. The levels are repetitive hallways, the mini-games aren't challenging or engaging, and there are only a few songs in it, with a weak rhythm game attachment.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the subject matter is full of exciting potential, the imprecise controls and repetitive movements across events keep Motionsports Adrenaline from becoming a hit.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is essentially no merit to Conflict: Denied Ops. It offers nothing unique and has almost no production value. Shooters are a dime a dozen these days and most have this game beat at every turn.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The tracks are well done as far as looks, but they're short and poorly laid out. The actual racing is not challenging and clumsy. The voice acting, while well matched to the celebrity voices, are obnoxious and far too repetitive.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The puzzle fighting is sloppy and extremely slow paced.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Operation V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E. is a limited action platformer with an unhealthy amount of problems only devout KND fans will be able to appreciate.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maybe if the price was halved I'd feel a little easier about the thought of people buying Manhattan Project, but at its release it's a rip-off compared what else is on the market.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although AT3 gets points for actually having an interesting setting--in theory--the execution not only leaves something to be desired, but is often downright numbing.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    I worry that that's what would happen here, for young girls excited to play a new game, but then frustrated when they haven't also memorized the little nitpicking details of Holly's world.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Too limited and redundant to be recommended. I never felt connected to the game and I was disappointed with how easy it was to win the tournament.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The clunky controls, which are way too complicated and annoying to use, as well as battle elements that either don't work particularly well or sabotage each competition, hinder the overall gameplay.
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    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the frustrating aspects of Storm outweigh the enjoyable ones, and while it brings some interesting features to the table, there’s not enough going on here to make me ever want to play this game again, or recommend it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Scam of the Century would work well as a punishment for some poor Ed-fan child's circle of Hell. They think they're getting a game based on their favorite show, and then they get killed by birds, over and over and over.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Clearly the box art and title should make it clear that the target audience for Miss Spider: Harvest Time Hop and Fly isn’t anyone who can reach higher than the third shelf at the game store.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a shame that most will not have the wherewithal to endure the 20 or so hours of bad game to get to the really juicy story moments. The twists that are thrown are guaranteed to surprise. Unfortunately you'll need to wade through an often ugly, buggy, and poorly delivered mess to get to them.
    • 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.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    A bad port of a mediocre arcade game. There's potential for fun, but that potential is never met - the single player campaign is over stunningly quick, and the multiplayer is almost unplayably buggy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cap it all off with the fact that it costs a too-expensive eight dollars to download, and Manic Monkey Mayhem is an easy skip.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The racing has some interesting courses and a simplified trick system, but the tricks become old way too quick and the control is too quirky and difficult to be a lot of fun. Courses require memorization and little to no strategy or creativity.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    With such unstable tech, it's unclear why anybody would buy this game instead of just playing it themselves in their living room sans the uninteresting questions and irritating announcer.