IGN's Scores

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For 12,927 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 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,927 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So let yourself be amused by the fact that a video game now exists that's based on a ninja going berserk in a kitchen because his wife got fat. Then move along to more original and more fleshed-out options vying for your eShop cash.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The First Templar is not good. Maybe with a bigger team, more time or a bigger budget this could have become something worthwhile, but it feels like an unpolished knock off.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, while the property seems like it would be at home on the handheld (Mini? Get it?), the end product is an absolute bore with not much about it you’d consider “fun.” Skip this one, guys.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    So, Double Bloob? Funny name. That's about all it's got going for it, even after five years' worth of development time.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The presentation – everything from the dozens of graphics shortcomings to the sometimes broken AI logic – is just too sloppy and too rushed in this quick-and-dirty Wii incarnation of the classic franchise. A fundamentally solid shooter is hiding somewhere underneath, but good luck finding it between the blurry textures and the sluggish framerate.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is an insult to fans of the series.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s nothing natural about AI that faces the wrong way in combat, or a shooter who doesn’t know what gear he brought into combat, or squad members who can’t communicate. When shooting for authenticity, a half step is not enough.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dark is a stealth action adventure that's brimming with good ideas, but poor AI, a weak story, and repetitive gameplay drive a three-pronged stake through the heart of its entertainment value. Dark's cel-shaded settings occasionally allow the otherwise drab experience to shine, but not without a forgettable protagonist and clunky movements sinking their fangs into the fun.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Chrysler Classing Racing extends beyond a poor advertisement to being a poor game. The gameplay is subpar, the story is terrible, the graphics and art style are lazy, and the sound doesn't fit the racing genre in any form or fashion. The ultimate travesty of this game/advertisement is that it has single handedly convinced me to never buy a Chrysler.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dark is a stealth action adventure that's brimming with good ideas, but poor AI, a weak story, and repetitive gameplay drive a three-pronged stake through the heart of its entertainment value. Dark's cel-shaded settings occasionally allow the otherwise drab experience to shine, but not without a forgettable protagonist and clunky movements sinking their fangs into the fun.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The main game feels buggy and lacks that classic feel, and for an added $10 on top of the original $19.99 price tag there's no way to justify its Wii existence.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Again, it just all reminds me of Final Fantasy Tactics – it's like the skeleton of that game without any personality or pizzazz making you want to spend more time with it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While fans of the show may be pleased that nearly every character makes at least some appearance, and that the dialogue actually mentions specific episodes, they will soon be turned away by the boring, and sometimes clunky, gameplay.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The best way to describe My Pokemon Ranch is to say that it’s just a built-in Mii Channel, but now you can watch Pokemon wander around the screen. But that’s just not any where near enough of a draw to plunk down ten bucks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a weak driving experience coated with shoddy artwork. In the end this game (like a lot of these "vintage" Chryslers) should be forgotten to the annals of history.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are few solid gameplay elements, such as some clever use of Rita's grappling hook, but the overall feel of the game screams "rush job" from nearly every angle. The music is generic, the VO is repetitive, the overall presentation is extremely bland, and the gameplay is chalk full of quirky execution.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a horribly designed thing, and it's not so much about surfing as it is about collecting stuff. It's a fluff piece that has waves in it, but somehow skips the surfing part altogether.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Essentially a dull dungeon crawl.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An extremely sloppy production that's not fun to play, and even if you love the series this game might end up turning you off of the franchise.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's clear that even Nintendo wasn't sure what to do with Flingsmash at retail, so instead of trying to convince the gaming populous to buy it separately or even as a WiiWare download, it's used as a premium to get people to upgrade to the Wii RemotePlus.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A super bland, utterly forgettable shooter that doesn't do the movie or the animated series any justice.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its shooting is tame, forward progress is tedious, most enemies are foolish, the environment is dreary, and the unprofessionally delivered storyline is predictable and quite unentertaining.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I can't really recommend this game to anyone in good faith, even fans jonesing for any motocross game. Stay away.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I'll give Sensory Sweep props on taking the Jackass idea into a different direction, but I certainly can't give the team props for the final product. It's a bad game that never meets the potential of the of the original concept.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nobody needs this game. There are plenty of great action platformers to be picked up instead on the DS and GBA. Unfortunately, Power Rangers fans will have to continue waiting for a decent handheld rendition of the series.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What it really comes down to, though, is that Counter Force is one of those games you used to see in dying arcades. You’d walk by, think about dropping a quarter to see what this beaten, abused puppy of a game design actually is, but then walk right on by. Some of you may stop and drop a quarter on in, but few of you would treat that puppy to a delicious steak dinner.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While it gets props for an interesting visual style and graphics, Bloodforge also brings with it an awful camera, weak story, and extremely derivative gameplay. Bloodforge's gameplay never strives to attain more than "me too" status, bringing nothing new or interesting to the table.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tries to do some new and unique things, but none of it manages to bring anything new to the genre.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dreadfully dull action on the GBA that truncates and abridges the over-the-top, crowded weapon-based brawler action established in several PlayStation 2 titles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Wii version of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 was nothing to write home about, and dropping in a bunch of technical issues like long loads and a terrible framerate while removing multiplayer doesn't make the PSP any more appealing.