IGN's Scores

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For 12,997 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:
12,997 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By the time you complete a few of these courses, you won't care to continue -- and the alternate gameplay mode, where you collect floating fish icons instead of just racing to the finish, is even more uninteresting.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Flushed Away is a bland, boring platformer that tries to spice the game up with half-assed minigames and shooter levels.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Carnivores’ imbalance results in a tedious experience that’s simply a waste of time. Even the most die-hard dinosaur-loving hunting fans can find something better to do.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is not fun. The game is too hard to be a children's game, and too boring to be a game to recommend to anyone; and that's when it's working and not screwing the player over with bad controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pirates Hunt for Blackbeard's Booty is a lazily put together experience. The sheer lack of content fails to justify the need for a disc medium. Poor graphics, poor presentation, and poor fun factor make Blackbeard's Booty a title that should be forever forgotten in Davey Jones' locker.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Any fun that could be squeezed out of this poorly designed title is negated by long loading times and unbalanced game mechanics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    DT Carnage seems to actively work to limit itself. For all the promise that RPG elements, car combat and actual racing offers, no one part actually succeeds.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game might have some appeal for you if you can relate, but don't let that actually compel you to purchase it -- Mart Racer is much better left to sit on the shelf.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a game, Nancy Drew on the DS is a train wreck. The real puzzle here is how this game got this far with nobody bothering to put in any real gameplay.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're a diehard fan of the animated series, developer Eidos Sweden has managed to capture some of its charm with this simple, shallow racer. But whatever is gained in presentational cartoon clips and voiceover is surely lost as the same-looking, same-playing levels begin bleeding together in a repetitious manner.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    That's really the word for Baby Pals – disturbing. And creepy. And inappropriate. This is a game that succeeds in presenting a fair representation of taking care of young children, interpreted as DS touch screen mini-games. But it doesn't succeed at being a welcoming, inviting experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's the sort of title you'd be disappointed if your parents picked up, because it's not only broken at times, but it also reminds you of all the other games that do the same thing but better.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Jedi are as agile as carp out of water.
    • 58 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Family Feud Decades is a shallow package with broken controls and inherent gameplay flaws.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I have to commend Desktop Tower Defense on using the DS in an innovative way by adding a sprite editor into the package, but really the entertainment and originally starts and ends with that one feature.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Screwjumper! just should not have been green lit by Microsoft. There’s nothing redeeming about Screwjumper!, no reason for anyone to give it a second look, and absolutely no way you should spend ten bucks for the download.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Kick-Ass is a poor beat-'em-up that feels rushed at every turn.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the minute you see the cheesy menus, you get a feeling of dread that this game isn't going to live up to its effects. And with a cheesy story and cheesy design leave that feeling hovering all through the game.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pure Futbol is a mess of a soccer game. Its cover claims that an authentic experience awaits, but what's actually in store for players who pick up this game is far from the real deal.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sort of a fascinating failure. The game is overly simplistic, lacks variety in its missions and isn't nearly as playable as it should be. At the same time, it's an interesting approach to air combat that hasn't really been done in games, especially on the DS.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A compilation this old and overused should have more than just some quickly ported games and a handful of awful filler titles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Other games have managed to marry over-the-top violence and sex with sound game design, and Splatterhouse just feels like an imitator.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Shinobi isn't worth $5. It's that simple.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's all frustrating if you own a Vita – the potential of the hardware is not being explored. FIFA 13 should be an essential purchase, a way to continue the same great game while on the move, but instead it's a cynical cash-in. If you want to play FIFA on your Vita, the best option is to pick up FIFA Football from last year at half the price.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pure Futbol is a mess of a soccer game. Its cover claims that an authentic experience awaits, but what's actually in store for players who pick up this game is far from the real deal.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the close of NCIS: The Game's final episode, I didn't feel as though I'd gained any insight into investigative procedure.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The horrible production values are Spyro: Shadow Legacy's real killer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is a mess, in pretty much every aspect. Its presentation is lacking. It has graphical issues. Its sound is annoying and the mini-games themselves just aren't much fun.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the lame virtual ravers to the ghastly selection of tunes (okay, some of them are good, many of them suck), Music Mixer seems like something a dad "trying to be hip" would make.