IGN's Scores

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For 13,280 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13280 game reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's insulting that the developer and publisher would just throw this game back out without bothering to improve the core mechanics of the title. Dumb move.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The simple fact is that this doesn't feel like Jeopardy!. Sure, the game's basics are here and there are some challenging questions, but the multiple choice holds back the difficulty. Without an announcer, Trebek, or ambient sounds, the whole thing feels lackluster -- and that's not worth $14.99.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It doesn't do anything new with its variation on the trickster's mount, if indeed there's any such thing that could be done with these thrice-condemned yuppoid doomed-once-February-rolls-around widgets.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    RBI Baseball 14 has very few redeeming qualities. Local multiplayer can be fun, but the frustrating defense, lack of depth, and poor presentation didn’t keep me interested for long.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gravitronix, the team's debut effort for WiiWare, isn't amazing -- but I have the feeling that several of the people who worked on it are. So I'll be keeping an eye out for what's coming out of New Hampshire, next, fellas.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While the title does feature the same story and characters as its silver screen counterpart, it lacks the charm. The basic gameplay mechanics are incredibly simple and they repeat so often that the action is doomed for monotony.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This is the very definition of a budget racer and I don't mean that in a good way. Basic arcadey track designs mix with stupidly simple controls and poor graphics for an end experience that falls somewhere below the average.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It’s a half-baked attempt at a game that can be fun in the occasional spooky part, but ends up under-delivering in every way.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It’s boilerplate first-person shooter mechanics paired with dated visuals and cool ideas that never develop into cool experiences.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Naughty Bear for the iPhone could have been a fun, goofy riff on Pac-Man. But unfortunately, it's completely undercut by terrible controls that render it frustrating at every turn.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I Am Alive has great ideas and poor execution. It ends up being a flat, frustrating game that isn't worth your time or money.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Here, the game is little more than an excuse to take a tour through Hazzard County in 3D and drive recklessly. This would almost be appealing, but problems quickly pop up here, there, and, you guessed it, everywhere. The biggest problem is with the General Lee's control and it goes on from there.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sadly, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is just not fun.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While the title does feature the same story and characters as its silver screen counterpart, it lacks the charm. The basic gameplay mechanics are incredibly simple and they repeat so often that the action is doomed for monotony.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Boogie has style, but it unfortunately doesn't have substance. Too bad because this game had the potential to reinvent rhythm titles, but that potential has fallen well short of the mark.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It doesn't offer enough puzzle variety for serious adventure fans, and the combat will irritate or bore most action aficionados.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The touch screen controls block the gameplay and make the game frustrating and painful to play. My neck and arms hurt now. Thanks a lot, Underwater Attack.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you're playing Athens for an enjoyable gameplay experience, prepare to absorb a sack of bricks to the wrists. If you're looking for something that authentically and accurately represents the Olympics and all of its components, brace yourself for a disappointment impact not at all dissimilar to getting hit in the chest by a semi-truck.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It barely even acknowledges we're playing, so there's no encouragement to put up with its poor design and ugly visuals.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Digimon World Championship apparently doesn’t actually want you to play it. Which would explain why it does all its gameplay by itself. Maybe it thinks you're stupid and just decided all you can be trusted to do is moving Digimon from cage to cage. This is just an insult to Digimon fans.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sea Life Safari could have been a decent offering for children, but it falls short in far too many areas -- it's not educational, the photo analysis is inaccurate and it's not very fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Surely there is a lake or a pond or some body of water near you where you can actually fish. Do that instead. Reel Fishing Challenge is an exercise in tedium.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Between its lack of personality or distinctive, original features of any kind, and completely non-existent multiplayer community, the only memorable aspect is its annoying and frustrating difficulty spikes.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Call it what you want, but I'd call it dull. There are just too many problems and too little to do in the game to make it worth anyone's time.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    It's got the heroes, but none of their charm. And it's yet another example of the Justice League idea never reaching its potential as a game...at least on the handheld side of things.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Syberia is a gaming experience that really shouldn't be missed, just make sure you're playing on the PC where the game truly belongs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    With all of the progress made in recent years towards creating good stealth and FPS engines, as well as in AI, its clear that with the proper design and effort, an excellent hunting and fishing game could be made. That was not the case here.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    An essential failure in almost every way. At best it's a collection of rather boring events. At worst, putting the Olympic symbol on the box is a mockery of the games' excellent now bi-yearly presentation.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    An essential failure in almost every way. At best it's a collection of rather boring events. At worst, putting the Olympic symbol on the box is a mockery of the games' excellent now bi-yearly presentation.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    For those who fondly remember the original, Project Poseidon will be like washing your mouth with acid should you decide to play it. The game fails to generate any interesting gameplay with its shallow team dynamic and adds little else to keep players interested.