IGN's Scores

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For 12,715 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 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,715 game reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    If a computer generated an elevator pitch for a game based on random, stereotypical gamer interests, it might spit out a jumble like Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. And while that could totally still be awesome, this experience is so mired in frustration that even a few well-timed jokes can’t save the day.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    It’s the kind of game that makes you want to write 43 and a half pages of cuss words, slam your head on your desk 13 times and hope and pray that you don’t remember having ever played it when you wake up. This game is just plain bad.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Since the story has to be read through terrible talking heads, it would be far more enjoyable to just pick up the book. Then the reader can use their imagination to picture characters that don't look deformed, environments that aren't even blander than real life, and action that isn't repetitive and unfulfilling.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's time to let Myst die. It had it's run, and now it's time for the game to finally stop appearing everywhere. Even when it's free, Myst is barely worth playing, so charging $30 for a portable version is just ridiculous, especially since the port absolutely ruins the game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Only fun for a very brief moment really, and once that moment passes you're left with a very bland, very dated racer.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    But in its current form and with so many other better wrestling titles out there, it's mediocrity is the only thing that's exceptional about it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though there are some good concepts and admirable intentions here, the game just seems unfinished. Performance issues aside, the horrible pathfinding, sticky interface and bizarre line of sight problems all point to a game that was rushed out too early.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Colonial Marines has definitely been crafted with a lot of love for the franchise, it just needed a little more imagination - and a hell of a lot more polish.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The visual style will bring feelings of nostalgia to those who are old enough to remember the original, but like most classic XBLA releases the notion is fleeting. Once it wears off all you’re left with is a game that controls poorly and isn’t all that much fun to play.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Unless you or your kids want to play as Jedi or clone troopers just for the sake of doing so, then there's really nothing here that'll keep anyone, young or old, interested for very long. Even if it does, you or your kin are bound to be frustrated at numerous sections and will likely wind up putting down the controller sooner or later.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A third person 3D adventure game that is mostly devoid of fun.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The challenge with Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge is spending a large amount of time attempting to master the events in this budget title, when there are other all encompassing sports games that have better controls, more depth and better visuals and commentary than this one.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    It's got the heroes, but none of their charm. And it's yet another example of the Justice League idea never reaching its potential as a game...at least on the handheld side of things.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Although the gameplay isn't quite broken since it's still physically possible to participate in races, it just isn't fun.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It lacks the humor and charm of the original show, and even the new one for that matter. It gives you plenty of characters, but no real reason to prefer one to the other.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Naughty Bear could've been cool, but it isn't. It's a terrible game. You shouldn't play it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    If Bliss Island were a website of free flash games, it would be worthwhile as a distraction. Paying for it is not a good idea.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Knock off the crap and get to work on something worth playing, already!
    • 43 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The bland campaign is a slog with uneven difficulty, while vehicle transformations and combat are largely unsatisfying. Without nailing that, you’ve got a bad Transfomers game.
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    • 43 Critic Score
    While the tactics, units and depth is in the game, the shoddy manner in which it's carried out shows how outdated and poorly constructed the title really is.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The puzzle fighting is sloppy and extremely slow paced.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There’s not much to the design, but for what it is, it’s a fun, cheap experience.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Truly horrible.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A terribly executed arcade flight game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    NBA Live’s flaccid return is made all the more disappointing because we waited three years for it. After all that time, NBA Live 14 in no way advances the basketball sim genre and, worse, leaves little to be optimistic about for next year.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors 6 isn't necessarily broken, but the fundamental formulas that govern the gameplay are terribly stale.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 26 Critic Score
    I think that there's just too much to this game to be ported to the PlayStation with it's limited memory, and the design team didn't seem to cut corners in the right places.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An extremely sloppy production that's not fun to play, and even if you love the series this game might end up turning you off of the franchise.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Naughty Bear could've been cool, but it isn't. It's a bad game. You shouldn't play it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    But the game falls apart with unnecessary gameplay quirks and bugs, things that just can't be ignored, an element that absolutely should have been ironed out before the game shipped.