Into Liquid Sky's Scores

  • Games
For 253 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs
Lowest review score: 0 Charlie's Angels
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 253
253 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It oozes with so much addictiveness that the storyline plays second fiddle and reminds you of a time when gameplay was an integral part of gaming. Put simply, this is one of the best games I have played in a long, long time. [Grade = A+]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An insanely deep game that offers a lot to do outside of the 70+ missions. If you understand that it's just a game and that these selfsame actions are not healthy in the real world, you'll enjoy a well-developed world disguised as a deviously fun game.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Surprisingly impressive. In fact, the enemy and ally A.I. is done extremely well. Even on lower difficulties, you'll find enemies give you a challenge.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A triumph of epic proportions that is sure to go down in history as one of the greatest game sequels ever made.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Probably the biggest strength of the game is the dungeons and your ability just to explore the immense world at hand. The dungeons are magnificently laid out and require a good bit of thought to successfully complete.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone who comes away from this game with anything more than a few nitpicky complaints should just give up videogaming, period. Everything that this game does goes above and beyond the capability of the current competition and will easily set a bar for quality for years to come.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics in the game are absolutely breathtaking. The Xbox has made the graphics from Vice City 10 times better with the lighting effects and the sheer power of the Xbox. Everything looks so vibrant and awesome. [Grade = A+]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    On top of the fine sound effects and voice acting is a soundtrack that's beyond amazing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While it is easily one of the most comprehensive and visually solid racing games to date, I found the fact that it's basically a repackaged "Gran Turismo 2" a little hard to swallow. If you can look past that, this is the game for you.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A huge football game that fans of the genre should enjoy. There's lots here to do. In fact, the franchise mode alone should take you months to wear out.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Demon slaying doesn't get any better then this.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The music is superbly scored and goes a long way to set a mood. I ca not imagine playing this game without the soundtrack and any attempt to do so only managed to break the mood.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything the original was but better. In fact, Ninja Gaiden Black proves to be one of the best action titles of this generation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    UbiSoft is going to be hard pressed to beat it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best offering of gameplay, extras and multiplayer that has come out in some time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game balance is well done and the average gamer will find a lot here to enjoy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Star Wars, you NEED to purchase this title. The gameplay experience proves to be as deep as the engrossing story and wonderful script.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A complex fighting game that will take you a very long time to master each of the 13 characters.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The execution of the voice communication, including eavesdropping and talking into the ear of captured mercenaries, makes the game all the more thrilling.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's as good as its nearest competition, "Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance," and in certain instances, like the deep realism and stronger focus on the action rather than story, is a better game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unfortunately many people have been scarred by the abomination known as the "FIFA" series and so are unwilling to try the WE series which is a shame as this is definitely the benchmark of its genre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As great as the visual package is, the audio package delivers just as well. The voice acting does wonders with the well-written and witty script and the sound effects all feel just perfect.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Probably the best 3D fighter on the market at the moment... Give it a try, watch your life disappear...
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The guys at Rockstar have really honed their ability to keep the missions fresh. They've managed to make each mission varied and complex without making them brutally hard.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything SSX was, but better. Loading times are better, voice-acting improved, more tricks, new racers, improved tracks...
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With some of the most impressive graphics seen in a video game to date, combined with an extremely easy to use yet wonderfully deep control system, Prince of Persia is a rare gem that is sure to be included in every top 10 list for years to come. [Grade = A+]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game is so story-driven that it becomes excessively linear. This is not to state that other action titles are so much more non-linear, but Eternal Darkness tends to have only one path through the whole game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best aspects of Advance Wars is the sheer amount of things you can do. If you choose not to play the Campaign mode, you can still fight and earn battlefields in the War Room, or can get friends together and play multiplayer on either one GBA or link up to four GBAs at one time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario Sunshine can be completed in roughly 20 hours with nowhere near the 120 Shines hidden in Isle Delfino. Completionists will want to go back and get everything, and considering how addictively fun this game is, I wouldn't blame them.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Both the stages and characters show a grand level of detail and depth. Everything down to the facial features look spectacular.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Leaps and bounds above any other RPG available for the PS2 and will set the benchmark for games to come. If you can get past the linearity, you'll find a game that's got a lot to do and most of which is new.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With such a loss in the challenge department, Nintendo thought they could make it up by adding enemies who can slice 50 Hit points away in one attack. How did the X learn to boost the potency of such simple attacks? The world may never know.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I have played RE on the PSX about 14 times and know it like the back of my palm, but this one still took me awhile.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It takes the quality gameplay from the second game and vastly improves it, while taking the better story pacing from the first game in mind when providing the lengthy tale that really involves the gamer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Visually, SOTC is all about the artistic flair and presentation. The same wispy, dreamlike style present in ICO returns, but with more Aztec/Incan influence in both the main character's attire and the way the Colossi appear.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The actual fighting in the game is flawless...One of my favorite games of all time and easily my favorite game on Xbox. [Grade = A+]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The story and scenario presentation is more than enough to keep you playing through Half-life 2.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    ICO
    The overall experience and intelligence of this game far outweighs the shortness. Every serious gamer owes it to themselves to at least play this game once.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For those who wore out the last few titles, there's enough new elements that would warrant at the very least a rental. If you're big an customization and want to skate online, THUG is well worth your cash.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The epitome of perfection. Every single aspect of this game has been polished to an unbelievable extent. Everything has been resized to a colossal proportions, from the graphics to the weapons to the maxigames. This is one of the best action platformers of all time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Probably the most impressive part of the game is that all of the territory is connected, visually and gameplay-wise. Anywhere you can see, you can get to.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the possibly the best game to grace the genre in years. With tons of things to unlock, and considerable replayability, dedicated gamers will enjoy this title for years to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Few old school series get such a great modernization like this. Considering the game easily clocks in well over 50 hours, any RPG fan will get their money's worth.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The only other problem I found with the game was the challenge that the in-game camera presents. Often, you will find yourself using the camera buttons a lot to move the camera so you can see everything in the environment.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you enjoy the BioWare style of RPG, then a purchase of this game is a no-brainer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What sets this apart from all other racing games is the immense speed of the game, which will make you dizzy sometimes, and the fact that there are 29 people racing against you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Usually a game with no multiplayer and running a little bit on the short side, I would have a hard time suggesting buying, but Escape From Butcher Bay is put together so well that a purchase is well worth it for anyone who enjoys first person shooters or action titles of any kind.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It uses a combination of sight, sound, imagery and imagination to create the scariest game on any home console. Turn off the lights, grab your controller and enjoy the horror of Silent Hill 2.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An absolute keeper for anybody looking for short bursts of entertainment on their portable machines, just in case the world around you seems to be fairly uneventful.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A wonderful single player experience. While there isn't an overall story to the game, the cutscenes and mission briefs add depth and flavor to the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A good game, but it fails to distinguish itself enough from it’s 1997 cousin. Same character models, same environments, same battle engine, same items, same weapons, same spells...there’s something to be said for consistency, but I feel Tactics Ogre needed to expand on the idea a little more, not just carbon-copy it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Visually, Ratchet & Clank is awesome. The immense levels are teeming with life. Outside of the basic minions you have to deal with, many levels are packed to the gills with life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One of the few FPS games that actually is better as a single-player. The greatest joy of Red Faction is finishing a gun fight only to see what carnage you've wrecked on the surroundings.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The design and layout are well conceived and pulled off convincingly with the highly stylized cel-shaded world. The levels are large, well-populated and fully active.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The story may not be too in depth and the characters don't endear themselves as previous titles do, but for those that bought a PSP, Liberty City Stories pays off big.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For some it's been a mixed bag. Some people love it for its creepy and intense atmosphere and others hate it for its stale game play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best part of this game, of course, are its online features. You’ll simply be addicted to this game like a drug addict is to PCP. [Grade = A+]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Baldur's Gate is all of the best things about "Dungeons & Dragons" without the annoying people you used to have to play with and the bother of keeping up with stats and dice rolls.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I really hate that Amusement Vision didn't take the time to upgrade the sound effects and music. You still here that weird melody blurring through your speakers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pure, intense stylish action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A wonderfully huge experience that will take dedicated gamers some time to finish. And with all of the options available, no two trips through the game will be the same.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best game for the GameBoy Advance? Absolutely.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game has everything for everyone whether you’re into those car-jacking ways, killing innocent pedestrians, or just enjoy humor and huge exploration. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    To be frankly honest - this game is just too easy. Instead of giving players a limited number of rounds to revive fallen allies, you can leave them be as they no longer will turn to crystals and are removed from your party within two to three rounds.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's downright fun and you'll find yourself having a hard time pulling yourself away from it. While the single-player feels a little underdeveloped, you will play it enough to unlock the fun mini-games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dwarfs the first game in every single aspect including those tiny little details only microscopes can see. [Grade = A+]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you loved the first game and enjoy a story-heavy action roleplaying game, then Kingdom Hearts II is a must-buy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent offering that takes the sandbox gameplay and makes it work without taking Grand Theft Auto's formula and repackage it's theme.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The story is both huge and deep and the game itself will provide you will a serious challenge. In fact, you may find yourself dead a huge number of times as many battles will require strategy and planning just to survive. When you finally get through the game, you'll feel rewarded for the effort.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When you do get to the heart of the story, you'll find characters who are far deeper and fleshed out than most RPGs deserve to have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A wonderful experience that tells a fine story. While the game can be completed in anywhere from 10 to 12 hours, the pacing feels just right. If you were ever remotely interested in an adventure title without the words "Legend and Zelda" in it, Beyond Good and Evil is the first title you should check out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If it weren't for both the slowdown issue, some minor glitches with the camera and the overall shortness and easiness of the game, this would be a must buy for most platforming fans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is easily my favorite first-person shooter (yes, it's better than "Goldeneye", "Halo", "Perfect Dark", "Half-Life", and anything else) and my favorite game on Xbox. [Grade = A+]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The audio portion of the game is well realized and adds a wonderful depth and flavor to the game, amplifying the experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No matter how much muscle your car is pushing, the AI will always manage a way to gain up on you and take the lead. I felt as if I’ve won a Nobel Peace Price when I finally beat the last race in Paris, and you will too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The perfect sequel. It also has everything a great action/adventure game needs. Fast and smooth action, multiple characters, well thought of puzzles, well fleshed out characters, a good story and kickass graphics and sound to boot. [JPN Import; Grade = A+]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The story was good for a sequel and while not as serious as the first one's story still can hold up to other RPGs out there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For as few times that Kingdom Hearts made me frustrated with the camera and repeat visits, the number of times I was happy with my trip through the story more than made up for it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game features a lot of loading, which is a little disappointing considering how linear and confined some areas are. Also, I would have liked to see more variety in the weapons and armor available.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Luckily, the adventure and the Judgment Ring aspect of combat lend themselves to a quality title that's sure to be a nice change of pace for those who love Final Fantasy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The only real flaw I found with the gameplay is that the game seems fairly forgiving with mistakes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If FFXI gets its hooks into you, you may find yourself not buying any other games for a long time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you're a DDR fanatic, there are plenty of songs on here with CRAZY difficulty, heck there's a whole mode that'll give you a heart attack trying to keep up with it. But for a novice player, the easier songs and settings are few and far between.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While some may complain that the game is technically short, where the strength of the game lies is in its replayability. Shooter fans will be addicted by the game, which beckons multiple play-throughs just to improve their score and hopefully their internet ranking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best game on GameCube by far and one of the best games ever, in my opinion. It's a must-own for any action game fan. [Grade = A+]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Adds a new level of terror to the Silent Hill franchise. It has the same great atmosphere and tension from the first two games all while adding tons more enemies and more tension because of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a comprehensive boxing title, then this is it. The depth of the gameplay and options, including online gameplay, will keep any boxing fan happy for a long time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pure immature fun with a story. You will like the comic mischief and the spell effects along with the sound track and voice acting. I simply cannot think of anything wrong with this game other than the visuals.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A damn good game that takes all the best parts of the original and makes them better. If you're looking for a great action shooter that has a finely crafted and delivered story, then look no further.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Extremely fun and addicting. It has substance and style to boot and a great story.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While some elements of the game aren't perfect, the underlying adventure is more than worth the time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    DMC3 is bigger, better, more badass, and more fun then the first one and gives you some back-story for the first game in a way... Just make sure that you have someone to cry to when the same boss beats you repeatedly for the last half hour, because believe me it will happen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With tons of items to collect, including unlockable characters, and some excellent co-op play, this game may be the best the X-Men have to offer this generation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It does such a wonderful job of pulling you into the Bond world and you could almost say this game is a movie and at times I had thought to myself that very idea.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Disgaea 2 is certainly a game that stat whores will waste hours on. You can get to ridiculous levels and do attacks that would make Final Fantasy lose it's lunch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What sets Ghost Recon apart from other squad based shooters is its command map.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As is the problem with most games built with pre-rendered backgrounds, there are going to be a lot of times where the game camera is going to leave you open for cheap shots as you move from one angle to another.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Really, the only thing that holds Psi-Ops back is that it's still just a culmination of other games in the genre with a nice psychic ability angle to it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With plenty of unlockables, action packed gameplay and awesome graphics. This is a must-buy for an action/adventure fan. But with the short play time, this is a tempting rental for everyone else.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Really just more of a good thing. While the story mode has changed focus and there are a number of minor additions to the gameplay that don't largely affect it (outside of some goals that require said gameplay aspects), the overall core is what Neversoft has basically perfected over the years.