IGN's Scores

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For 12,917 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 3.9 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:
12,917 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An incredibly deep and long-lasting single player mode, and the versus mode never gets stale; there's the included 10th Anniversary mode that's almost a separate game in itself; the graphics have been improved upon and almost perfected, and so has the gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the very few games that can be considered an absolute must-have Game Boy Advance title This incredibly complete game package is brimming with so much replayability, you probably wouldn't even care if someone permanently superglued this cartridge into the slot.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As someone who has played both the GameCube and Wii versions of Twilight Princess, I can confidently state that I prefer the latter for its handful of extras, including what I consider to be enhanced controls and an exclusive 16:9 widescreen mode. That being said, though, I can certainly understand why purists might want to stick with the more conventional controls of the GCN build and as far as a traditional setup goes, Twilight Princess is definitely as good as it gets.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the all-new online multiplayer mode that steals the show for Pandora Tomorrow and makes this a must own videogame experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Remarkable. Alpha Centauri is a better game than "Civilization II"; it's deep, rich, rewarding, thought-provoking in almost every way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    Curiosity, envy, and excitement dominate conversations about bewildering thematic patterns, creative solutions to intelligent puzzles, and unforgettable level design. Players are likely to gush about the beautiful aesthetic and childlike sense of wonder in equal measure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The GBA game is far more realized a golfing design than its console brother, offering an immense amount of challenge in its wonderfully constructed gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not since Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP has an iOS game had me so completely engrossed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Stronger with The Force than any George Lucas-powered movie that's come out in the last 20 years and lands on the Xbox as one of the very best titles the system has to offer...Put this up there with "Halo," "Splinter Cell" and any other Xbox game that kept you up way too late or caused you to neglect your loved ones.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that if you're buying The Sims for the first time, whether for yourself or for someone else, you should definitely choose The Sims Deluxe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Episode 2 is one of the best Telltale has ever made. It’s big, full of great dialogue, devastating consequences, memorable and fun action scenes, and places a smart, scary plot at center stage.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For those planning to check out everything Modern Warefare 2 has to offer – online competition, full co-op Spec Ops mode, as well as the campaign – you’re looking at a no-brainer purchase. For the strictly single player crowd, however, Modern Warfare 2 is surprisingly short, and doesn’t live up to the standard set by previous Call of Duty games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So many systems from previous Diablo titles have been improved, making for an approachable, rewarding and deeply satisfying treasure hunting game. It's addictive on a level few games can match, so much so that it's easy to largely overlook its flaws.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Of course, the story is what drives this game forward, but it's the perfect blend of platforming elements and action-shooting that are so good, feel so right -- and with guns that feel so good -- that in the end, I don't give a damn what genre this game actually falls under.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Nearly perfect. The music is great. The visuals are great. The rhythm action itself feels tight and perfectly matches each tune. Best of all, this is an experience that would be very hard to replicate on a traditional platform – this is a game built from the ground-up for iPhone, and it shows.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A technical marvel, providing the first true polygonal game on the system -- and it's only the system's first year out of the gate!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Unbelievably, the developers at Ready at Dawn managed to top what they did with Chains of Olympus, delivering a longer, deeper, and more graphically beautiful game than even they thought was originally possible. Ghost of Sparta is, without a doubt, one of the best games available for the PSP.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In reality, it will take a good 10 to 12 hours of hard playtime to go from beginning to end of Metroid Fusion, and it's an incredibly satisfying experience all the way through.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not only do you get the best single player first person shooter ever created, you also get the two next chapters, a 3D puzzle game that also happens to live in the Half-Life universe and a terrifically fun team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. This is a lot of game in one package for only 50 dollars.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine how Nintendo's going to improve on what they've done for this stunning portable rendition. There's so much gameplay and depth in this design, moreso than the series has ever had in the past.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With an intricate storyline, beautifully designed characters and mechs, and some of the most innovative features in an RPG, you simply can't afford to pass this game up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A product that is so energetic, so imaginative, so enjoyable that one can't help but be a slave to the shake.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    All in all, it is impossible to not recommend Final Fanatsy VII to anyone who is even vaguely interested in RPGs.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You will have to spend some time practicing and tweaking your opponents, your car handling, and your realism settings to find the right spot for you. If you are willing to do all of this, then this is a fine F1 simulation that will ultimately reward you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The distinctive races, units, spell abilities, and bases are all unique and clever, so it's amazing that the game is as well balanced as it is. This is what gameplay is all about.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It has non-stop action, fresh gameplay, varied environments, an engrossing storyline, multiplayer that will have people busy for years to come, and some of the nastiest and coolest kills I’ve seen in a videogame.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends is a delightful platformer, and one of the best I’ve ever played. Thanks to clever level design that toys with genre conventions, it gets incredible mileage out of four basic moves.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I love its subtle and inventive visual tricks that hide dozens of crafty secret areas in plain sight, and since most levels don’t have time constraints, Legends gives us carte blanche to roam around to discover and appreciate secrets for ourselves.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The voice acting, the challenges, the amazing opening, the unbelievable ending and the feeling of being the Dark Knight -- these are the things that standout looking back. I've beaten this thing twice and still want to call in sick and chase Riddler Trophies.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Empire: Total War is a masterful combination of all the things that I love about strategy games -- a great setting, a first-rate presentation, tactics that reward maneuver, and a strategic layer that requires flexibility in your plans...Simply put, if you're a fan of strategy games, this is one game you must have in your collection.