IGN's Scores

For 13,885 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Witness
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
13887 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    This game is the antithesis of fun. The only ones who might enjoy this game are people who enjoy pain.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A prime example of failed execution in almost every respect. It controls poorly, the levels are boring, and the trap/barrier concept is never very well explored.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Xbox 360 version of Kung Fu Panda 2 is not only the best version in terms of quality; it also seems to capture the spirit of the movies in a way the other versions don't.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The lack of depth and attention to detail makes this product an amazingly hard sell, and we honestly can't recommend it to even the most avid of fans.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Adrenalin Misfits isn't broken, it's not hard, it's not hideous. It's just kind of boring and uninspired.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The combat and stage design are substandard in every way, enemy AI is ordinary coin-op fare, and the presentation elements are nowhere near the level we've come to expect from Marvel or Activision.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wii Sports bowling alone is better than Celebrity Sports Showdown and 10 sequels. The game fails on all fronts, delivering a poorly executed selection of mini-games and 10 celebrities whose likenesses are carelessly brought to the screen void of color and commentary.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's just uninteresting, incredibly easy, and not worth the thirty dollars they're trying to rip out of your wallet...Just stay away from this one. It just isn't fun.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Shellshock is as painfully straightforward as can be. Somewhere between conception and launch, something went wrong.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game is extremely short, the gameplay doesn't offer an impressive amount of depth, the puzzles can be overly confusing at times, and the character voices can get annoyingly repetitive.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Even for an action brawler, this one is as mindless as they come.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Yet, if you have $15 and a day or so to kill, this title will keep you entertained as you unleash your inner-Clooney.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Understone Quest Pack may only ring up at 400 points ($5 USD) but it's such a superfluous add-on that I can't recommend it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There's certainly room for a tactical isometric shooter, but that game is going to have to be at least half as good as the high water mark set by Killzone: Liberation, and this game doesn't even come close.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Soldier of Fortune: Payback has one thing going for it: excessive dismemberment. Everything else is standard stuff for a shooter. Yet, I must admit, that I get a guilty pleasure playing Payback. Though it's not a good game, it's still fun to see body parts fly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay itself is simplistic, repetitive and fails to convey the powerful feeling of piloting a team of robot lions that transform into a towering intergalactic badass. It may be Voltron by name, but in this case the five cats have come together to form an absolute dog.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I'll give Abstraction Games props for trying a new idea for a familiar genre, but I'm sorry to say that this game just doesn't have the addictive quality to grab gamers like true classic action puzzlers do.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Repetitive gameplay and limited replayability and difficulty settings are just the tip of the iceberg of a game that could've explored so much more of the characters from the movie, but just barely scratched the surface of the film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Sims 2: Apartment Pets' charm wears off very quickly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Fans of the Backyard Wrestling line of DVDs, Insane Clown Posse junkies, and blood fiends should probably go nuts over it...[though it] isn't as fulfilling as it should be.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It barely even acknowledges we're playing, so there's no encouragement to put up with its poor design and ugly visuals.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A Transformers game really only has to deliver on two simple things: make it fun to transform, and make it fun to destroy robots. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a dud on both of those fronts, and it throws in a confusing story to boot.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bizarre game that works on paper but much less on screen. At first glance it's fun, but after a while it loses its steam and it becomes tedious and frustrating.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Operation V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E. is a limited action platformer with an unhealthy amount of problems only devout KND fans will be able to appreciate.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Improves on its predecessor by including a list of groovy extras and providing each turtle with unique abilities. Battle Nexus also lets you play four-player co-op. Sadly, the shoddy controls, frustrating platform puzzles and sub par enemy AI keep Battle Nexus from succeeding.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While there's a lot to consider when building your ideal class, there's far too little interesting structured content to chew on, resulting in an experience that quickly grows tedious and tiresome.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    There are a considerable number of issues holding MLB Front Office Manager back. Lack of three-team deals, a mediocre interface, and questionable AI logic are unacceptable even from a new IP. I hope 2K gives Front Office another go next year, because with some fixes to very obvious issues, this could be a great game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The gameplay is extremely bland, with only larger numbers of ships, bullets and targets awaiting on higher difficulty levels. Scythe aim is too imprecise, and accidental destruction of allies is way too easy. Visuals are too generic and extremely small unless you're immediately next to the screen.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There are some serious downsides though, centered around a wonky camera (especially during two player co-op), some poor AI, and a general lack of hand-holding for younger players.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance isn't as polished as Diablo and lacks the charm of Torchlight. Battling through its varied levels and sorting through mountains of loot is fun, when glitches don't get in the way.

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