IGN's Scores

  • TV
  • Games
For 13,581 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13585 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game's own shallowness does this game in eventually, though. While fast, frenetic competition's great on a short term basis, you won't stick with it for long when viewed from a grand scale.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Download at your own risk, but if you're looking for something truly original, and don't mind taking a gamble, Plattchen is certainly a one-of-a-kind offering.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you are able to get past the rather sharp learning curve, you may find something surprisingly engaging here. NHRA fans or tuning enthusiasts should definitely apply. For everyone else ... well, I hear there's a new Burnout coming out soon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There’s fun to be had here, but it could’ve been polished a bit more to bring out the value.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s amazingly inventive and full of color and bright-eyed character, but its control problems are so persistent they’re unignorable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I'm sure that most players will find that the improved framerate and monumental step up in the area of visuals to be reason enough to play this Live over any other version.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Though it feels like it moves a step back in the series’ multiplayer potential, the hundreds of dance moves, great progression between difficulties, and the more realized Fitness mode pick up the slack.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's smoother, feels better and doesn't feel so much like a PS2 game squeezed into a PSP's body.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There’s nothing wrong with a good beat-em-up, and that’s exactly what Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo is. Combining classic 2D style arcade brawling with a simple fighting game mechanic for added two player support, Wii’s latest Dragon Ball game is a fairly polished, well executed, mindless endeavor.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's also a game that's kindly rounded out by superb control and targeting advancements, not to mention a now obligatory online mode, for however useless it may wind up being in the long run.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Quest for Booty has been designed as a quick four-hour experience and it feels shortchanged because of it. Though its shooting and platforming sequences are fun and of high production, it still seems like there's something missing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's a solid little game that is surprisingly decent -- especially compared to 2K's other Nick Games offering.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It mixes snazzy visuals with a good sense of speed, so there's little doubt hardcore Sonic fans will find a lot to like. Plus, it has a rewarding multiplayer mode and wager system, which only adds to the experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Bejeweled Twist is a solid puzzler that just lacks the immediate “gotcha” factor of past entries or other PopCap gems. I just never got hooked on Bejeweled Twist and this DSi version did nothing to sway my opinion. However, this 500-point edition is a great way to try Bejeweled Twist without spending much money.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While I had my issues with the movement controls, it was really the lack of creativity and focus in the objectives that got me.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A solid adaptation of a PSOne game. The problem is that the same exact game has been made dozens of times and CNK does very little to further the cause. It's a kart racing game like any other.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Though it's correct that JAWS does suffer from a number of bothersome glitches, numerous camera issues, and sometimes-infuriating lock-ups, it also benefits from a number of gruesomely satisfying missions, a large environment to play around with, and unique combat maneuvers that you just can't do in any other game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Orochi Saga felt right and I enjoyed revisiting some classic fighters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey is – with every ounce of its being – a RPG fanatic’s wet dream. The game makes no excuses for the player, demanding that you strategize every step of the way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Outside of those great few levels, Woolly World is a more forgettable and fragmented experience. Cool mechanics are cooked up, but they’re dropped into levels which never realise their full potential and fixate more on unearthing frustrating collectibles.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Those looking for a deep, involving puzzle game will find it in PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient. There are a good number of puzzles, most of which offer enough of a challenge to engage puzzle nuts without distancing novices.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The DS and PSP games end up just as good as the console games did: solid and fun videogame versions of a silly kids’ flick. The portable game is a different experience than the console game, and while I prefer the Eurocom design to the Keen Games creation, the handheld team pulled off a pretty impressive – if a little basic – action game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The storytelling presumes you already know the source material by heart, which means things are sometimes a bit disjointed, and the game, like the movies it’s based on, ends at an awkward place. But like almost all the Lego games, this is a journey worth taking.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Designed to appeal to traditional fighting fans before anime nuts, its strengths lay more to the thinking player's side of things rather than the casual. Had it boasted a larger move set and perhaps a few more playable characters, then its value as a long-term tournament title might have been higher.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A tossed bag of good, great, and not so.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Jetpack Joyride's inferior visuals, lack of online leaderboards and higher price tag make it inferior to the iOS and Android experience. But it's still a very fun and funny time killer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ultimately though, the lack of variety in the battles and the time lost wrestling with a less than convenient base interface will dampen your enthusiasm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    But though I consider myself a Castlevania fan, I cannot overlook how frustrating it is to play Castlevania Puzzle at times.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    War Plan Pacific nicely straddles the sometimes contradictory concepts of realism and accessibility.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's a thoughtfully crafted space shooter sim that captures the cinematic look, sound, and feel of the Battlestar Galactica series while delivering an intense payload of sci-fi conflict.