Maxim Online's Scores

  • Games
For 560 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
Lowest review score: 20 Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The play and story will ring familiar to anyone who’s played the "Grand Theft Auto" series—which is good—but the guy responsible for the crummy graphics should slip on a pair of cement galoshes and take a long walk off a short pier.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The crappy graphics and gameplay aren’t worth stomaching, especially for a PG-rated peep show.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre will probably get their rocks off, but casual gamers will find it a big tease.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no ear biting in Tyson’s animated repertoire (damn!), but there’re plenty of other ways to rearrange your opponent’s face—even though you won’t recognize any of them.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game play is so tedious.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But even the addition of Halle Berry’s slinky form and sultry voice can’t pull unpolished game play with lousy camera angles out of the litter box.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sometimes the visual assault becomes so chaotic, you may lose track of your on-screen location. Our advice: Fly blind and keep on shooting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You do get to take on all of the classic villains in Metropolis—Braniac 13 and Lex Luthor, among others—but not before fighting through a number of mind-numbing missions with unrecognizable characters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sure, it sounds gnarly, but the frustrating control interface and primitive graphics make Surf Riders a wipeout.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While it has an amazing cell-shaded, anime-influenced look that’s both stylish and striking, it also has totally unnatural and unnecessarily complicated controls that make it impossible to play.
    • Maxim Online
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But for the crimes of middling graphics and dull-as-dirt game play, we sentence Dredd vs. Death to eternal burial in the discount bin at Costco. Court adjourned.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We're used to crappy stories. What we're not used to is disorienting camera angles and lousy controls that have the lithe, lean, fighting machine Nina plodding around like the bastard love child of Kirstie Alley and a three-legged Clydesdale.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pac’s newest adventure involves playing cheesy boards and minigames with his sappy friends (obviously his wife’s pals), who look like they hopped out of a Barney video.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But for the crimes of middling graphics and dull-as-dirt game play, we sentence Dredd vs. Death to eternal burial in the discount bin at Costco. Court adjourned.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Think of it as a choose-your-own-adventure book set in the Edo period of Japanese history—in other words, a very special form of excruciating, ritual torture.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But while the PSP version adds a two-player Co-op mode, it also has wonkier controls than its console cousin, which weren't great to begin with.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But for the crimes of middling graphics and dull-as-dirt game play, we sentence Dredd vs. Death to eternal burial in the discount bin at Costco. Court adjourned.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But for the crimes of middling graphics and dull-as-dirt game play, we sentence Dredd vs. Death to eternal burial in the discount bin at Costco. Court adjourned.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Die-hard fans (all three of you) will be glad to know that the game religiously follows the flick; there’s no plot, plenty of bad acting, and loads of cheesy CGI zombies for you to Ginsu to bits.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is not the kind of game you’ll enjoy slogging through on your own, but played with a group of other Simpsons fanatics it’s a pretty good time.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Pathetically boring.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This multi-event crapfest manages to combine all the fun of a pipe-fitting seminar with the pain of slamming your hand in a car door.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Problem is, it ain't nuthin' we ain't seen before. When not running from the cops a la "Driver," you're making deliveries like in "Crazy Taxi"—both of which would be a lot more fun if your rig wasn't slow and sluggish like Eminem with his medicine.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Sadly, the sloppy controls and graphics make the game about as fun as a blow to the brainpan with a spiked bat.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Problem is, it ain't nuthin' we ain't seen before. When not running from the cops a la "Driver," you're making deliveries like in "Crazy Taxi"—both of which would be a lot more fun if your rig wasn't slow and sluggish like Eminem with his medicine.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    After delivering the best beer-guzzling entertainment to dorm rooms last year, this half-assed sequel plays worse than Dick Vitale’s toupee.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Problem is, it ain't nuthin' we ain't seen before. When not running from the cops a la "Driver," you're making deliveries like in "Crazy Taxi"-both of which would be a lot more fun if your rig wasn't slow and sluggish like Eminem with his medicine.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    An embarrassment. When the players run bowlegged to field a ball, it’s hard to take this game seriously.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The only thing more painful than watching a rehashed movie sequel is, well, playing a videogame based on a rehashed sequel.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Seriously, you’d be hard-pressed to find a game with a more craptastic combination of graphics and gunplay.

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