IGN's Scores

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For 12,625 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 The Last of Us
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,625 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando Rearmed sets a new benchmark for downloadable console games...From top to bottom, Bionic Commando Rearmed is an incredible game that's well worth owning.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    From top to bottom, Bionic Commando Rearmed is an incredible game that's well worth owning.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Every single person that owns a PS3 should at the very least rent this game to see what all the fuss is about, and those that can remember the good ol' days when games taught through the highly effective use of negative reinforcement and a heavy price for not playing it carefully should scoop this up instantly. It's utterly unique among the offerings on any console right now, and absolutely, positively should not be missed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This has become one of my favorite fighters of all time and the level of polish and detail this 2D wonder has is amazing. The character designs are excellent, the fighting mechanics are top-notch and there are even extra animated scenes that feature chibi (super adorable) versions of the characters talking about the BlazBlue universe.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This has become one of my favorite fighters of all time and the level of polish and detail this 2D wonder has is amazing. The character designs are excellent, the fighting mechanics are top-notch and there are even extra animated scenes that feature chibi (super adorable) versions of the characters talking about the BlazBlue universe.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An exemplary racing game. It's beautiful, the controls are spot-on, the career mode is satisfying, and the multiplayer component is awesome. But there's still room to grow...This is the best racing game of this generation. Good luck topping it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best games yet in 2009. And I'm not just talking about the Xbox Live Arcade. The classic, exploration-heavy gameplay is a winner.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    At $40 for two of the best action games ever made, and the perfect precursors to next March's God of War III, this is a collection that you shouldn't pass up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Extremely tight controls, and the US version enables Dual Shock support! Take that, Japanese version!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most superior skateboarding game I've ever seen or imagined, and it's got to be one of the most technically impressive games I've ever seen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One will be hard pressed to find another football game, of the professional variety that will give the player such a profound playing experience as "Madden NFL 2001."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    In every single way, CMR 2.0 just crushes the competition. Every aspect of the game has been improved upon and is delivered in a top quality product. Codemasters once again has created the best rally game on the planet with Colin McRae Rally 2.0.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Chrono Trigger alone would get a 10 here for its multiple endings and End Game+. Then you add in FFIV...
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The variety in what Yoshi can do and the diversity in level designs, not to mention the wonderful use of scaling and rotation for the level structures and the incorporation of a half-dozen clever mini-games makes Yoshi's Island the best damn platformer ever.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The look of both games has been enhanced and this is the area that will receive the greatest amount of attention.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    But the team didn't stop setting standards in just the graphics as they combined this level of visual quality with subtle but innovative 3D gameplay mechanics incorporating a new standard of strategy never experienced in a 3D fighting game before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If the purpose of games is to provide absolute escapism, to immerse us deeply in another world that never was, and then to give us the ability to go through it and do what <I>we</I> want to do, then Morrowind accomplishes that brilliantly.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Sets a new standard for third-person action games in terms of length, depth, speed, and gore. It is Itagaki's masterpiece, easily Team Ninja's best work, and one of the finest games on the Xbox to date. How many action games combine great controls, amazing visuals, superb gameplay, and incredible design? Not many.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The story itself is worth of great praise, but the way it's implemented into the gameplay, along with the amazingly fresh missions that all blend into one another, make this easily one of the best games on Xbox this year, if not <I>the</I> best.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An irresistible force that offers plenty of innovative in-game moves and controls, a comprehensive single player campaign and a multiplayer mode that'll turn even the best of friends into vicious enemies temporarily.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best snowboarding game I ever played. It's arcade-centric, trick heavy, and on the third peak, it's brutal, but in the end, nothing comes close to SSX 3.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It has taken 14 years to get to this point, this peak of performance, and I can say, as someone who has actually played all 14 years of the series' various incarnations, that Madden NFL 2004 is the best playing, deepest, most complete Madden to date.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Are you kidding me? This game rivals "Madden" in every way and surpasses it in feature set... and it's only twenty dollars. Plus, it's out three weeks ahead of "Madden." Fans of the series will love the improvements and continue to sing its praises.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best of the series by far, I would be surprised if there's a better arcade sports game released in 2005.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Winning Eleven 8's single-player Master League is enormously good fun, and with its expanded management tools and WE-Shop minigames, the game is easily worth $50. The one-on-one gameplay? Priceless.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I don't think I can possibly convey how much of an adrenaline pumping experience the new Mission Mode is with mere words. It has to be experienced. The missions are unadulterated action and if that's all there were to the game, I'd still recommend it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    My favorite single-player GameCube title to date. It's completely captivating from the start, and I can't rave enough about the tight controls.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It has taken 14 years to get to this point, this peak of performance, and I can say, as someone who has actually played all 14 years of the series' various incarnations, that Madden NFL 2004 is the best playing, deepest, most complete Madden to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    ESPN might have plenty of sizzle, but Madden is still the steak...The defensive improvements alone are worth the price of admission, but when you add to that the expanded franchise mode and all of the online improvements, you realize just how different this year's game not only looks but feels.