IGN's Scores

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For 13,277 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 V
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13277 game reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nothing about Things on Wheels is very good. The single-player mode is boring, the game looks like it was supposed to come out years ago (which it was), and the attempt at a story is poorly implemented and even more poorly written.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So if you like these games, by all means, grab the demo, but steer clear of dropping the full price (meager though it may be) on this version.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    And that's what you're left feeling at the end of a play session here -- maybe initially interested, maybe a bit hopeful at the beginning, but ultimately disappointed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    X-Men: Battle of the Atom’s gameplay is too shallow and repetitive to stand on its own.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, HTA is succeeds as a demonstration of how good a budget title can look, rather than succeeding as a compelling experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's a solid shell here in this Nintendo DS product. There are a ton of extras, and it's nice to see all these Nacho Libre elements, like snippets from the movie and publicity shots, as well as Jack Black instead of some lame look-alike that most flick-based games have to resort to. What Nacho Libre lacks is fun and balance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I do like Bloons better on DSiWare than I did on Wii, but that's still not to say I like it enough to actually recommend you buy it. It's been improved a bit, granted, and no longer feels quite as thrown together -- but it's still not all that great.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's just nothing interesting to do in Hannah Montana: The Movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a fairly dull game with all of its pieces done well enough, there just wasn't much put into this. And as a game on its own, it doesn't hold up too well.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tacked onto another racing title, it would've made sense, but this is one of the weakest excuses for a game ever. If you can find it for $10 or less, I'd recommend picking it up for a good laugh, but beyond that it's better left forgotten.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    War of the Worlds hurts its notable successes with its drive to make you fail, and it proves to be a hugely disappointing test of tolerance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some strong elements to Culpa Innata, but overall, the excessive amounts of bad dialogue drowns out nearly all of the stronger puzzles clamoring for attention.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only very serious House fans need to worry about going anywhere near this one – everyone else, move along.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you love games like Order Up! or even (on some level) The SIms, you might find Home Sweet Home interesting for a few short-lived minutes, but if you fancy yourself a hardcore gamer you will loath this title.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ubisoft Shanghai and Tiwak did a magnificent job of butchering the reimagining of a classic tale and providing plenty of disposable, derivative gameplay to go along with it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The current game is broken, buggy, and not very fun. The plans for the future of Gods & Heroes are noble, but the core game needs to be reworked first and that could take far longer than it's worth.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you buy this, you've been duped. This game is a quick cash-in and isn't even worth a rental. Save the receipt and return it for "Karaoke Revolution."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hast no discnerable identity of itsh own. Vich gives it roughly a snowball's chance unt hell of surviving zist holiday season. Zus ze subject must accordingly be pronounched dead ont arrival
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Slow, sometimes sloppy control mixed with boring, uninspired level design, dumb enemies, and sleepy weaponry come together for an entirely average N64 shooter.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its AI is generally very solid, the presentation is all-around great (even if the animations don't match the bet amount in any way), and it's set up in an easy to play manner.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But despite its enormous potential, Mindjack is ultimately a frustrating and forgettable shooter with horrible presentation, clumsy controls and a plodding campaign.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dawn of the Dead is torpedoed by awful controls that make it impossible to find anything noteworthy in all other aspects of this zombie killer. Save your money and rent the movie – which you can actually do from the title screen of Dawn of the Dead.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Extremely shoddy controls mean that you'll likely be throwing your Wii Remote and Nunchuck around the room and ejecting the disc before you even come close to getting your money's worth.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With tons of visual issues, a horrible camera and gameplay that isn't particularly striking or innovative, Wall-E does a disservice to the little robot that falls in love. It's even worse on the Wii, where the graphical problems makes this title look terrible and saps any enthusiasm you might have for the game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But despite its enormous potential, Mindjack is ultimately a frustrating and forgettable shooter with horrible presentation, clumsy controls and a plodding campaign.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Happy Birthday Mart was certainly intended to be an lite management design for young players, but I wouldn't recommend it even for them -- there are much better, more focused options to spend you DSi Points on.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    After a full week of playing this game, I developed migraines. That's it. My scores never went up. In fact they seemed to decline slowly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So this one's a mess.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Why strain your eyes on a smaller version of the stack when you can just clear some space off the kitchen table and play the real thing?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's time to let Myst die. It had it's run, and now it's time for the game to finally stop appearing everywhere. Even when it's free, Myst is barely worth playing, so charging $30 for a portable version is just ridiculous, especially since the port absolutely ruins the game.