IGN's Scores

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For 12,766 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 SoulCalibur
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,766 game reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    MLB Stickball is bad to the core. It has few redeeming qualities. It's overly simplistic, it's poorly thought out, it looks bad and it's boring.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam is so repetitive that repetition even affects the name of the game.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors 6 isn't necessarily broken, but the fundamental formulas that govern the gameplay are terribly stale.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    I'm sure Di-Gata fan boys will have a lot to say, but I bet even they would question their faith after playing this game. If Canada as a country has an IGN account, please leave your apology in the comments section below.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Regardless of the version, Tale of Despereaux is the type of game you need to avoid at all costs.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    The overall experience, despite being uniquely funny in its introduction, and obviously oddball in design, is just far too sloppy, and it’s obvious at every turn that this game was created by a team that’s still getting the feel for exactly what’s needed in a good little arcade-inspired action game.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Onechanbara is a digital disaster in nearly every way. It's ugly, sounds awful, handles poorly and has a premise that is as shallow as they come. There are simply too many other better options out there to waste time with this mess.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I realize that there are several pet owners out there that would like a fun, educational tool to help them properly condition their dogs. Unfortunately, Cesar Millan's Dog Whisperer is not that tool. At the end of the day, this game feels more like a chore than anything else. For those wanting to better their dogs, I'd recommend you get yourself a good book at the library.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    No one part of the game is exceedingly worse than the others, but rather they all combine to create a kind of listless malaise that makes you hate the fact that you even wasted a few hours playing through everything. So save yourself the trouble and don't. Please don't.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    It's just greed by Nintendo to not include the clock with the calculator.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Let’s not be delusional here. Rolling Stone: Drum King started and finished as a total cash-in product, and isn’t going to hold a candle to the bigger music game efforts out there. Unfortunately, it’s not only way under the bar, but borderline unplayable for anyone looking for a competent music effort on the Wii.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Like Animal Crossing Clock before it, Photo Clock proves itself to be an unworthy investment at even the lowest possible pricepoint of two dollars in the DSi Shop.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    I'm really hoping this is the last time I have to review something from the DSiWare store that's existence is absolutely pointless.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This isn't a game, it doesn't work separated from its source, and you shouldn't consider spending five bucks on it at all. If anything, save that five dollar bill, add a few more to it and pick up the full Rabbids Go Home game instead.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Happy Holidays Christmas was crippled by a poorly-timed arrival in the American Wii Shop that only gave it half a week of relevance before its timeliness was lost. Even if had enjoyed more days of availability before the holidays came and went, though, it still wouldn't have been worthwhile -- it's a terribly limited e-card creator.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Last Rebellion simply doesn't need to exist. I would gladly take its battle system in another, full-blown RPG, but tucked into a painfully bland story and world, it ends up being nothing more than a waste.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The absolutely horrid presentation brings down any and all fun that might have been had here.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So, 5 Arcade Gems? Not at all. 5 Weak Mini-Games All Dumped Into One Download. Not worth your cash.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So skip right past Brain Drain here, and consider joining me in my new campaign -- ensuring that bad games don't have access to names that good designs might have wanted to use.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Naughty Bear could've been cool, but it isn't. It's a bad game. You shouldn't play it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Clash of the Titans is the not only one of the worst license games I've ever been tasked with reviewing, but is also just an awful game in every sense you can think of. It's ugly as sin, has terrible character animations and voice acting, and feels like it should cost next to nothing as opposed to as much as a retail game.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is one of the most limited, shortest and least-worth-your-cash offerings yet in the Wii Shop.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If repetition and mindlessness is what you're looking for in your life, go do some pushups or eat cupcakes till you're sick – either would be more satisfying than purchasing and playing Samurai Warriors 3.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ghost Recon for Wii marks a low point for the series, and should be avoided by Wii owners and Tom Clancy completists alike.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It is uncertain whether a bit more time in development could have shaped The Fight: Lights Out into something mildly enjoyable, but as it stands the finished product is a mess that is not only frustrating to play -- it is also tiring and boring.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Fighters Uncaged is the worst game to come out of Kinect's launch, hands down. It looks and plays like it was rushed.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even the threadbare appeal of hot chicks in little clothes is botched, as these plastic maidens look as dead-eyed as blow-up dolls.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dead on arrival, this latest Mortal Kombat could have seen better days.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game sucks!
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game is ugly, it's a pain in the ass to play, it has horrible audio and is a completely nauseating experience.