IGN's Scores

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For 12,798 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,798 game reviews
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    • 30 Critic Score
    A frustrating, unfocused and ultimately soulless product.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even when viewed as the budget title it is, Ducati World Championship doesn't make the grade because you simply can't have fun when you're feeling this frustrated.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Skip this game. It looks terrible, the concept is stale, the storyline is lazy and full of racial stereotypes, and it feels like an unfinished idea.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    But to try and sell it as a 20 dollar game on a system without the spin knob? It doesn't work.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s as if the developers combed through a bunch of established games and stole bits and pieces without thinking about how it all works together. Using a calculator is more fun than playing this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game is a total relic from an era that has been long put to bed and then made even worse by poorly implementing the Wii's controls. Moving Elviz around is a chore, even when the controls are responsive and the camera keeps its end of the bargain.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even if John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland worked perfectly, it would be an uninspired, unattractive game that beats the player over the head with its sponsor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you absolutely need to try it out, we suggest you give either the 360 or PC version a try. Then again, you probably shouldn't bother. This is just a bad game, and Jonathan Farrell needs to find himself a better job.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's clearly a budget made cash in that's trying to sucker some parents into buying it for their kids this Christmas. The game is not rewarding in the least, and offers no motivation to play the uninspired minigames. Plus it's over in a few hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Falls squarely into the "crap" category, but even as I bumbled through the game's clunky, unintuitive menus and regularly found my xtreeeem mountain biker getting high-centered on various little rocks or riding straight up tree trunks, I couldn't help but feel like the game could have been rather neat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Commercial mascots make terrible videogames. M&Ms should be the mascot for bad mascot games. M&M's Kart Racing has nothing to do with the candies, and barely uses the license at all.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Go! Sports Skydiving is slightly better than Go! Sports Ski. 'Nuff said.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Rig Racer has lifeless, generic trucks and a maximum multiplayer potential of 2. It can be entertaining for a few minutes to command these rigs and watch them run into one another head-on, but Rig Racer 2 is certainly nowhere near worth your money for a full purchase.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Puppy Palace ends before it ever feels like it begins. It's almost like this entire game is just the set of extra option menus that were meant to accompany some actual, real, fleshed-out gameplay experience – somebody just forget to include the core gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Effectively a series of tweaked, disassembled, or otherwise altered medium-grade photographs and illustrations, The History Channel: Lost Worlds is neither solid edutainment nor exciting entertainment.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Normally when someone has to experience this level of tedium and frustration they at least get paid minimum wage. Instead you'll have to buy Toy Shop if you want to have all the monotony of working a terrible job in the palm of your hand.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Zen Studios didn’t spend much time or money on Rocky & Bullwinkle, so why should you?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game has some of the clunkiest controls we've seen, the presentation is insultingly stupid, the minigames are hardly games at all, and on top of everything it's really short.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you're a puzzle game fan, do not buy this game -- even at its twenty dollar price tag.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's an infuriatingly unbalanced, unpolished and underwhelming experience that nobody -- not even fans of the movies -- should spend money on.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Nearly every gamplay mechanic fails in one way or another. While the game is functional, Alone in the Dark is a clear case of something that needed to be baked in the oven longer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Yes, the Wii version makes the PS2 one look like a sick joke, but a pile of crap that's twice as nice as the pile sitting next to it is, in the end, still a pile of crap.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    No matter which angle you decide to look at Vampire Rain: Altered Species from, the game is bad. The graphics scream PS2. Sounds such as the death groan and boss grunts are laughable. The story is boring. The acting is hammed up in the worst way. The HUD is hideous. The levels are linear. The majority of weapons are useless. The AI is retarded. The enemies are too powerful while the bosses are too weak.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, all the mini-games technically work, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re boring and completely uninspired.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    But since this is a PC game, and since there are about three billion better shooters out there, there's not much, if anything, to redeem Code of Honor 2. If you want a laugh and you're desperate, stay away and watch Lionheart instead.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When the essential gameplay mechanic is this flawed and there's nothing else to save it, there's simply no reason to play it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Bratz Kidz Slumber Party (or just "Bratz Kidz," according to the final packaging) is another in a long line of forgettable mini-game compilations on Nintendo's DS.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Playing Rock Revolution is like getting kicked in the teeth, and not in a rock 'n’ roll way. The cover songs are bad, the gameplay is unintuitive and dull, the options are extremely limited and the drum peripheral is horrid.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Playing Rock Revolution is like getting kicked in the teeth, and not in a rock 'n’ roll way. The cover songs are bad, the gameplay is unintuitive and dull, the options are extremely limited and the drum peripheral is horrid.
    • 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.