IGN's Scores

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For 12,499 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 Infinity Blade II
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
12,499 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An outstanding game -- a dazzling, masterful achievement...Thanks to wholly intuitive control, stunning atmosphere and satisfyingly clever environmental puzzles, the title easily ranks as one of my favorite adventure offerings of all time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A title that is as close to flawless as I've ever seen, both in its ability to entertain and in its finely honed technology and presentation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Remarkable. Alpha Centauri is a better game than "Civilization II"; it's deep, rich, rewarding, thought-provoking in almost every way.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Simply put, Wave Race 64 stands shoulder-to-shoulder with "Wipeout XL" and "Sega Rally" in the pantheon as one of the best racers ever...a piece of art.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    By giving players the option to craft relationships and make choices that fill out the story, The Walking Dead wraps you up in its events and makes you care in a way few video games can.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There are no two ways about it: if you like space strategy games, you have to play Galactic Civilizations II. And if you play Gal Civ II, you have to play Twilight of the Arnor.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero II takes everything that made the original game great and cranks it up to 11, maybe even 12...This is the nearly-perfect sequel to one of our favorite games in basically forever, and it's an absolute must-buy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    All in all, it is impossible to not recommend Final Fanatsy VII to anyone who is even vaguely interested in RPGs.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Rock Band is a great game. The presentation elements are top-notch and take music games to a new level; consider the bar raised.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game is virtually unchanged in its core, having a new script re-write, but retaining the visuals, music, character designs, interface styles, and options of the source material. At the same time, Square Enix also ensures that this is the definitive version of Chrono Trigger out there, as the game comes complete with every option you could ever want for touch vs. button control, two or single screen display, or game pacing and difficulty.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Journey celebrates the poignancy of nature, it startles you with the unexpected, and empowers you in an exhilarating, unforgettable conclusion...The hours spent completing Journey will create memories that last for years.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Japanese RPG of this generation. The fact that it looks like it's from the last generation is its only drawback, but its technical limitations are offset by imaginative artistic direction, innovative and compelling combat, and thoughtful design. It's a throwback to the glory days of the genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With the exception of some occasoinally sticky controls and stuttering areas, this game is deep, varied, and fun as hell.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PaRappa's only real problem lies in the length of the game -- it's way too short. However, once you've beaten it in good standing, you can ad-lib, or 'freestyle,' in the levels.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    A spectacularly creative, wonderfully satisfying 3D action-platformer that -- ass joke and bloody messes encapsulated -- shines with Nintendo's very best.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The track list is better, the difficulty has been bumped up, it's more accessible, all previously released DLC works from the get-go, and Battle of the Bands is a brilliant online mode. But there's no getting around the fact that almost nothing was done to the main mode, World Tour.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chaos Rings is not an amazing adventure game for the iPhone. It is an amazing adventure game – period.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not since Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP has an iOS game had me so completely engrossed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Reminds me that video games can match the evocative and thrilling qualities of any other creative medium. While Ico's gameplay mechanics show their age and Shadow of the Colossus didn't quite take me to the same place it took me more than five years ago, this collection astounds.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Just getting to know the world is immensely enjoyable and extremely rewarding...If you're okay with Echoes being an extension of the first game and not a revolution, you're going to flip out over this sequel. Our highest recommendation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In reality, it will take a good 10 to 12 hours of hard playtime to go from beginning to end of Metroid Fusion, and it's an incredibly satisfying experience all the way through.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What matters above all else, though, is that even in 2007, FF6 is exceptional fun. Even with its dated visuals and familiar concepts, it's one of the greatest games the world has ever seen, and it's just as entertaining now as it was during Clinton's first term.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What pulls it all together and propels the game light years ahead of the competition aesthetically is how everything moves. The motion of the ocean is intoxicating. The cinematic, TV style camera and presentation really add a new dimension of flare and immersion to the genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I love certain aspects about ESPN, the presentation, VIP, the highlights, but when it comes down to it, the things I like best about Madden are its franchise mode and, most importantly, its gameplay. And in the end, isn't that what it's all about?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fast, fun and easy to dig into, and deep enough so that you're always discovering new ways to chain combos and improve your skills. Whether you're a franchise veteran or a total newcomer, you can't go wrong with Super Street Fighter IV.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bring on episode three. Dark Nebula is a frenzied tilt game that bangs you over the head every stage with new challenges like laser tripwires, twirling blades, tricky jumps, and boss battles.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a master class in game design: you will understand it instantly, enjoy it instantly, and want to play again and again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band 2 improves in several areas over the original. The track list is better, the difficulty has been bumped up, it's more accessible, all previously released DLC works from the get-go, and Battle of the Bands is a brilliant online mode. But there's no getting around the fact that almost nothing was done to the main mode, World Tour.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the tightest offering of the series to date, with improved AI--especially in the passing game-- and loads of features.