IGN's Scores

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For 12,713 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 IV
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,713 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only think wrong with Konamix is the fact that it's come out a year too late.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Shows off everything the system's capable of, from the single and multiple cartridge, four player link, to the digitized audio, to the hardware's pseudo-3D capabilities.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The single player quest is incredibly challenging and fulfilling, but the decent multiplayer mode doesn't quite reach what the team did for the "Advance Wars" series. A small gripe for an otherwise outstanding, satisfying Game Boy Advance design.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A technical marvel, providing the first true polygonal game on the system -- and it's only the system's first year out of the gate!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Nintendo took an already great design and made it better on the GBA, and while it's a bit more than a little disappointing to see a lack of focus in the graphics department, it's the sheer amount of "stuff" in the product that makes Pokemon for the GBA a really, really great game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In reality, it will take a good 10 to 12 hours of hard playtime to go from beginning to end of Metroid Fusion, and it's an incredibly satisfying experience all the way through.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The GBA game is far more realized a golfing design than its console brother, offering an immense amount of challenge in its wonderfully constructed gameplay.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its timeless design holds up well into its 15th anniversary. But the fact that players can continue the experience with brand new level designs is phenomenal and just opens up a whole new dimension for replayability.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The way the team constructed specific gameplay elements opens up the game design in an entirely different direction, breathing fresh life into one of the best action designs of the past half decade.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the very few games that can be considered an absolute must-have Game Boy Advance title This incredibly complete game package is brimming with so much replayability, you probably wouldn't even care if someone permanently superglued this cartridge into the slot.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A must-have for the GBA? Absolutely. It's far more creative, much deeper, and a heck of a lot more fun than previous games in the series, including the Nintendo DS system's "WarioWare Touched."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you've already got the game on another console, there are some extras for the Xbox that may merit a trade-in. The custom soundtrack ability alone is worth it to me.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Stronger with The Force than any George Lucas-powered movie that's come out in the last 20 years and lands on the Xbox as one of the very best titles the system has to offer...Put this up there with "Halo," "Splinter Cell" and any other Xbox game that kept you up way too late or caused you to neglect your loved ones.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A beautiful game that handles amazingly well, sounds just as good, and redefines what gamers should expect from an online racer. The game's seamless integration of Xbox Live is simply wonderful, and the online play is fast and furious.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the all-new online multiplayer mode that steals the show for Pandora Tomorrow and makes this a must own videogame experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Offers up insane speed, unequaled crash sequences, and a truly new style of gameplay. It has reinvented the wheel, so to speak...Burnout 3 is astonishing. It's one of the best arcade racers I've ever touched.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I love certain aspects about ESPN, the presentation, VIP, the highlights, but when it comes down to it, the things I like best about Madden are its franchise mode and, most importantly, its gameplay. And in the end, isn't that what it's all about?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Forza is a force to be reckoned with, out-maneuvering "GT4" in several respects, and beating out everything else in the sim department on Xbox, straight out. The fact is, Forza does some things better than "GT4" and some things worse, but it's a must-have game, full stop.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    No competitor comes close in content, story, or style to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If the intense challenge intimidates you, then good -- you could probably use a good ass kicking, anyway. I know I certainly did. Beating this game is a badge of honor to wear with pride, and you can bet that I'll be playing through Viewtiful Joe several more times to see if I'm still man enough to call myself a gamer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Just getting to know the world is immensely enjoyable and extremely rewarding...If you're okay with Echoes being an extension of the first game and not a revolution, you're going to flip out over this sequel. Our highest recommendation.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As someone who has played both the GameCube and Wii versions of Twilight Princess, I can confidently state that I prefer the latter for its handful of extras, including what I consider to be enhanced controls and an exclusive 16:9 widescreen mode. That being said, though, I can certainly understand why purists might want to stick with the more conventional controls of the GCN build and as far as a traditional setup goes, Twilight Princess is definitely as good as it gets.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Essentially more of the same great stuff that made its predecessor the genre-defining game that it was, but in the context of the present day and the corresponding competition, the impact of such a game has been greatly reduced.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game is an absolute gem that truly emphasizes old-school gameplay mechanics in a stylized 3D world -- all with a wicked sense of humor and loads of animals to kill.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A product that is so energetic, so imaginative, so enjoyable that one can't help but be a slave to the shake.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If ever there was a must-own sports game on any console, NFL2K1 is that title. Unless you're some sort of fun-nazi, this game will rock your world.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Makes the original look like the prototype it was. It's filled with a larger cast of characters vividly brought to life through brilliant writing and some of the best voice acting in video games...From the beginning of the single-player story to the end of the co-op mode, Portal 2 is a novel, unforgettable experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Makes the original look like the prototype it was. It's filled with a larger cast of characters vividly brought to life through brilliant writing and some of the best voice acting in video games...From the beginning of the single-player story to the end of the co-op mode, Portal 2 is a novel, unforgettable experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Makes the original look like the prototype it was. It's filled with a larger cast of characters vividly brought to life through brilliant writing and some of the best voice acting in video games...From the beginning of the single-player story to the end of the co-op mode, Portal 2 is a novel, unforgettable experience.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The puzzles are incredibly fun and satisfying. The art direction is top notch. For three bucks you get a deliriously cool and fun puzzle game that really lets the iPhone shine.