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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 20 Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fate also dispenses with T2’s cyborg-boy love plot, so you can focus on blasting titanium drones into nuts and bolts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ignore the nonsensical story-centered on Mordoc, the vampire king, and his Onyx Tower of Eldritch-and stay on course with your barbarian, dwarf, cleric, or elf, traversing time and eerie environments.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The long missions require a lot of patience, but not as much as you needed to sit through the movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You won’t find any new gameplay features, but what you do get a skies-are-the-limit bevy of new eclectic characters, gaudy furniture, and fancy-pants neighborhoods.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This staggeringly polished first-person shooter (which also includes a Quake-style multiplayer option) will have even the most passive players sweating, er, bullets as they take control of an eight-foot-tall cyborg and greet intergalactic invaders with open arms-or open fire.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ICO
    Odd adventure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrones also gets points for cribbing Sam Fisher's stealth skills and using a whip-like weapon that will send "God of War" fans scurrying to gaming chat rooms to voice their displeasure with the similarities. Thankfully, the controversy is worth it for this energetic adventure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The deadly combination of shopping for new murder gear and completing missions of mass destruction make this game more addictive than caramel-coated OxyContin.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This frantic shooter in the James Bond style will leave players visibly shaken…and definitely stirred.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The idea of battling enemies shaped like gelatin desserts and exploring environments resembling the paintings in your dentist’s office may sound like a bad acid flashback (or H.R. Pufnstuf rerun), yet it makes for an entertaining role-playing game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    During this age of sanitary smart-bomb warfare, this stunning first-person shooter gives you a taste of the good ol’ days of killing—you know, bamboo traps, bloody ambushes, villages under siege.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To hell with lame gunshot wounds and other gang violence. This game’s fatalities include creative beheadings and dismemberments that would make Hannibal green with envy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should the lyrically challenged feel left out, you can create your own brawler outfitted in ice courtesy of celebrity bling supplier Jacob the Jeweler. Better to look good than to—ow—feel good.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the one-player mode can get a bit stale, it's saner than picking fights at the local Teamsters hall.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it's dogged by Commodore 64–quality music and selective licensing agreements-Manchester United is simply Man Red-this new edition more than compensates with killer graphics, new tricks, and an improved dribbling system.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Play along to 30 songs-from simplistic beats like "We Will Rock You" to increasingly complex and annoying Latin polyrhythms-and add up to four sets of bongos to create a frenzied, unholy din suitable for ritual virgin sacrifice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead of the usual push-button pugilism, throw punches using the analog stick—the direction and speed of the stick determine the swing; the trigger controls handle bobbing, weaving, and blocking.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Batman Begins isn't just a good game, it's two great games that play great together. When you're the caped crusader, it's an action game in the mold of "Splinter Cell"... Then, when you're driving the Batmobile, the game morphs into "Burnout," with you knocking cars off the road as you careen through traffic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Triple Play may not be the smartest or most realistic baseball video game, but it’s definitely the best-looking one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ah, gay Paris. The sights, the sounds, the frothing hordes of time-traveling Japanese demons. Wait...what?...Minor complaints aside, Onimusha 3 is amazing. It breathes new life into a familiar genre and makes France, well, kinda cool.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes it’s tedious work, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that playing sky taxi isn’t rewarding.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now if we ever come across a “deity wanted” ad in the Sunday classifieds, we’re ready.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Confused by the sometimes clunky camera angles? You can deliver your skull-smashing, thong-flashing high kicks in soothing slow motion.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you do a good job, you might even get a free donut or two.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vexx is a curiously grim exercise featuring gargantuan free-form levels fraught with danger and a surprisingly combat-heavy fighting system of combos, uppercuts, and vicious slashes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 2 isn't a bold new game, but subtle improvements and new historical battles deliver a good reason to keep fighting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Set the damage mode to high and tires explode, windshields shatter, and fenders crumple, all dependent on your lousy maneuvering.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the perfect game for men who like speed and men who like thongs (and you know who you are). We can only imagine that Kinetica 2 will feature racing car women who secrete beer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They’ve ditched realistic racing for a straight-forward adrenaline rush where amazing vehicular explosions are your reward spectacularly bad driving.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Freedom is king here, and you’ll know what we mean the first time you tear through a fast-food drive-thru or scare shoppers to death in a Los Angeles, Tokyo, or London mall.