IGN's Scores

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For 12,921 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:
12,921 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ubisoft Shanghai and Tiwak did a magnificent job of butchering the reimagining of a classic tale and providing plenty of disposable, derivative gameplay to go along with it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Had this actually been a game that was comparable to Rock Band 3's Pro mode, but with a real six string guitar, then I would be thrilled. But instead it's an overpriced, low budget music game with tacked on power chords.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Purr Pals no longer freezes up on you and its Purina product placements are much more subdued, but beyond those two improvements this game has done nothing but lose ground since its original appearance on Nintendo DS.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An embarrassing, shovelware shooter that feels more like a bargain bin Wii title than a first party affair.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It lacks ambition. It doesn't really set out to do anything new. Even with what it does do, it doesn't do well. Give this one a pass.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Had this actually been a game that was comparable to Rock Band 3's Pro mode, but with a real six string guitar, then I would be thrilled. But instead it's an overpriced, low budget music game with tacked on power chords.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you can find the GBA version of Mazes of Fate, it might be worth a snag. If you're into old school first-person dungeon exploring, and don’t mind a heavy difficulty, then it can be enjoyable. That being said, don’t even think about picking up the DS version.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With very little reason to come back after a few quick rounds, I don't foresee Happy Wars being a staple of the Xbox 360 multiplayer scene for very long.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you want to buy a game for a young girl and she's nuts for Barbie, and I mean absolutely nuts, then this might be a way to keep her quiet for a few hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Orchard does have a certain Zen-like appeal, but as far as providing challenges and rewards that keep gamers coming back, it's really lacking. The design puts only the most minor obstacles in the way of the player's success, so solving each level is more a matter of just going through the motions until you sell the right number of items to meet the level goals.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you want to buy a game for a young girl and she's nuts for Barbie, and I mean absolutely nuts, then this might be a way to keep her quiet for a few hours. You'd be better off finding another game that's more interesting and fun to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We don't know what made Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders so terrible to play, but it's really depressing. The game had such potential.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The collision detection in Death Jr. is atrocious, the move set and puzzling unnecessarily complicated and the controls consistently unresponsive.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A poor billiards game through and through...Stick to real pool halls, where you'll at least have a chance at scoring an actual phone number.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With its myriad of problems and creatively bankrupt game design, this "new" game feels like a retread from the moment you boot it up to the moment you chuck it into the garbage can in disgust.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yie Ar Kung-Fu is a game lost to time. It's outdated and no longer enjoyable. It's worth a few quarters in an arcade cabinet, but not worth $5 on Xbox Live Marketplace.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks like Mary-Kate and Ashley could still use a few more lessons, because this game is having its license revoked.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A clunky mess that's playable, but on some sadistic, frustrating level.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a game that doesn't belong anywhere, and no amount of solid translation and voice work can save that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are a billion other racing games on the market and most every one of them is better than Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A comedy of errors, but without the humor. From the camera to the movement to the over-powered tetsugen to the uninspired nature of pretty much everything this game disappoints in so many different ways.
    • 47 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wii Sports bowling alone is better than Celebrity Sports Showdown and 10 sequels. The game fails on all fronts, delivering a poorly executed selection of mini-games and 10 celebrities whose likenesses are carelessly brought to the screen void of color and commentary.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So, for the second time, keep your cash in your pocket -- or take it down to the local dive for another round.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not enough characters and not enough lanes and not enough modes and not enough polish is just not enough, darn it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The on-paper premise of a traumatic childhood brought to life as a playable short story is brilliant, but the wounded execution can't quite sell the emotional expression. Papo & Yo bookends a technically disastrous and wholly uninteresting adventure game with brief moments of emotional resonance.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Skateboarding fans stay clear of this one, unless you’re in a goofy mood, and you just want to play something entirely silly.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When your best feature is a map, your game is either seriously flawed or hopelessly mediocre. 0 Day manages the rare feat of being both.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design. The open world design is completely lost as you can't actually drive to any event, many races are closed off which means no cross traffic, and it's incredibly easy.