IGN's Scores

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For 12,682 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 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,682 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If the graphical boost isn't enough - and let's be honest, we're already seeing some games on the 3DS that look better than this - you're not going to have much else to satisfy your interests. It's clear this game is being released to find a new generation of gamers that are just discovering Nintendo's franchises. The rest of us will have to determine if it's worth re-visiting a Hyrule we've known for nearly 13 years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Nearly perfect. The music is great. The visuals are great. The rhythm action itself feels tight and perfectly matches each tune. Best of all, this is an experience that would be very hard to replicate on a traditional platform – this is a game built from the ground-up for iPhone, and it shows.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It isn't necessarily ground-breaking in any specific way. It's just a lot of fun and so cute that even the most burly among us are sure to melt. Who knew boogers could be so damn adorable?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 has not innovated simply for the sake of it. The gameplay innovations greatly improve the way FIFA plays. Matches unfold with a more authentic tempo, taking it much closer to the real thing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 has not innovated simply for the sake of it. The gameplay innovations greatly improve the way FIFA plays. Matches unfold with a more authentic tempo, taking it much closer to the real thing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    NBA 2K12 takes everything I love about last year and makes it better. Then it takes nearly all the parts I didn't like and turns them awesome. Hey, other sports games, you just got schooled. Again.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    NBA 2K12 takes everything I love about last year and makes it better. Then it takes nearly all the parts I didn't like and turns them awesome. Hey, other sports games, you just got schooled. Again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The improved visuals, the added cars on track, the wealth of new race types, the tweaked AI and closer racing, the ferocious sound and superior sense of speed, the even better livery editor, the lot. With Forza 4 Turn 10 has crafted a driving game like no other; it's hands-down this generation's premier racing simulator.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City isn't just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it's better than most games on the market.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City isn't just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it's better than most games on the market.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With an expertly balanced difficulty progression, dazzling level design and masterful Power-Ups, this is the ideal 3DS experience...As a whole, 3D Land is brilliant and addictive, and should do for 3D-enhanced platforming what the original Super Mario Bros. did for 2D platforming. If you own a 3DS system, you have no choice - you simply must own this game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Featuring the same kind of thrilling freedom of choice The Elder Scrolls series is known for along with beautiful visuals and a stirring soundtrack, playing Skyrim is a rare kind of intensely personal, deeply rewarding experience, and one of the best role-playing games yet produced.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Featuring the same kind of thrilling freedom of choice The Elder Scrolls series is known for along with beautiful visuals and a stirring soundtrack, playing Skyrim is a rare kind of intensely personal, deeply rewarding experience, and one of the best role-playing games yet produced.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's a mesmerizing game that draws you into an finely crafted fictional space packed with content that consistently surprises.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The voice acting, the challenges, the amazing opening, the unbelievable ending and the feeling of being the Dark Knight -- these are the things that standout looking back. I've beaten this thing twice and still want to call in sick and chase Riddler Trophies.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Buy it. Love it. And get to work making some of your very own Pushmo, because I want to play them.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game mirrors its hero: classic and old fashioned, but still boasting the skills to amaze us. Joe Danger constantly surprises and delights. The clever level design encourages return visits to look for all the hidden goodies, much like a Mario platformer does. It's a joy ride.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Looks beautiful, runs well, totes short load times and has a great soundtrack. That's all well and good, but what makes the game so damn good is its addicting, twitch dual analog gameplay. Something tells me that many a PlayStation Vita gamer will have an incredibly hard time putting down Super Stardust Delta, if not for the gameplay then for the hyper-competitive nature of the leaderboards.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An absolutely amazing game, one that successfully puts a bow on the Mass Effect trilogy while still leaving us hungry for even more. It looks and plays great, but Mass Effect 3's true strength lies in its ability to tell a deeply-woven story.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In many ways, Mass Effect 3 has set the bar even higher as the worthy conclusion to one of the finest stories ever told in gaming history, even if it's still admittedly imperfect.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An absolutely amazing game, one that successfully puts a bow on the Mass Effect trilogy while still leaving us hungry for even more. It looks and plays great, but Mass Effect 3's true strength lies in its ability to tell a deeply-woven story.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    Curiosity, envy, and excitement dominate conversations about bewildering thematic patterns, creative solutions to intelligent puzzles, and unforgettable level design. Players are likely to gush about the beautiful aesthetic and childlike sense of wonder in equal measure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So many systems from previous Diablo titles have been improved, making for an approachable, rewarding and deeply satisfying treasure hunting game. It's addictive on a level few games can match, so much so that it's easy to largely overlook its flaws.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Great Big War Game is a standout among war games on any platform and an enormous iPhone title by any right. Start digging into the massive campaign and you might be missing out on other iPhone games for a long, long while.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A love-letter to Japanese youth culture and a staggeringly deep RPG with style in abundance. It's an iOS must have. The high price might give you pause, but do your best to let it slide and enjoy this one; it's unique & very special.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There should be no timeline ever created that doesn't contain you playing this game.