Maxim Online's Scores

  • Games
For 562 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 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Lowest review score: 20 Big Mutha Truckers 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 562
562 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Playing alone or with online teams (Xbox Live hooks you up), you clean kraut house with sniper rifles, machine guns, and rocket launchers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    True to its name, this punishing game takes some of the wussiness out of baseball, and we’re not just talking collisions at the plate.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The body count is rivaled only by novel game-play features and production values that make blood spurts akin to snowflakes-no two are the same.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After playing this game you’ll understand exactly why, short of a crate of opium-laced Snickers bars, nothing is more satisfying than leveling city blocks by the dozen with a 50-ton robot.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They loaded this year’s ultrarealistic game up with a slew of new features that include online play, a huge arcade-style training camp, and a nifty play creator that’s so versatile that you can have receivers run pass routes that spell your name.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The shooting control takes some getting used to, but stick with it and you’ll advance through a solid plot laced with a meaty hip-hop soundtrack, celebrity voices, and…drumroll…a playable Snoop Dogg! You’ll never need MapQuest in L.A. again.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its fast and realistic action should make any joystick jock forget how badly his team is doing in real life, and the endless Dynasty mode will make classes optional for months.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Incredibly atmospheric (it makes great use of flickering lights, icy landscapes, and foreboding corridors) without skimping on the screams, The Thing is a terrifying battle to the finish.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A graphically slick martial arts game that’s head-and-bloody-shoulders above the competition for the visible damage you can inflict on opponents.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Halo 2 completely lives up to the hype. An improvement in every way over the original, particularly in terms of playability and graphics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Action fans might balk at what sounds like a standard role-playing game opening, but Sudeki soon bursts into the most intense, bone-crunching combat you'll find on any platform.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Same invigorating missions, same tight controls, same relentless action, and same trigger-happy scientist in a one-man war against our alien overlords.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game’s simple batting and fielding controls make it easy on novices, while the in-depth pitching options give purists something to chew on as they cycle through a loaded arsenal of head-spinning tosses.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But don't take our word for it, because Prince won Best Action-Adventure Game at this year's E3 expo. So it's got that going for it…which is nice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end, you'll be reminded why Hell is such a bad place to spend eternity-but such a good place for four friends to join in multiplayer bullet-tossing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Impresses with smooth, realistic game play and rib-cage-crushing intensity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You can also race through a shitstorm of artillery fire in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo (complete with “Q-cloak” invisibility feature) or missile-firing Triumph Daytona 600.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Playing as heavily-armed rodents or goose-stepping teddy bears, up to 16 people can torch each other. It's more of everything you loved.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For immersing entertainment, this game is totally up our halfpipe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dispense with kicking and doodle-heavy playbooks, and deploy between-the-leg laterals and double reverses, plus a mess of excellent unsportsmanlike, showboating taunts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's not all brutality. The Punisher is also one of the most immersive strategy games ever created. Aim for the head and enjoy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Easy controls help you play chicken with oncoming traffic at speeds so real, you can practically feel the G-forces pinning your jowls against your ears.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The action's a teenage fan boy's wet dream, all leering lizard-men and sneering, scantily clad vixens who exchange gunplay and close-range combat moves like speed freaks in a slap fight.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But the graphics and game play have been juiced up, too, with improved passing, a slightly tougher running game, and lots of combo-move action via manipulation of the right analog stick.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In addition to wedging the usual hundreds of teams, stadiums, and plays into the game, NCAA Football 2005 focuses on what makes college football special: the psychotic fans.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Microsoft Game Studio's answer to Sony's automotive masterpiece is simple-add online play and program cars that take realistic damage.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No longer is there just one way to solve a treacherous night mission before the enemy picks up your audio signature: stealth will pay off just as well as good old-fashioned ultraviolence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kiss the rest of your summer (and your loved ones) goodbye and get ready to spend all your waking hours indoors, sitting next to a giant bag of Fritos, agonizing over 4–3 blitz packages.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Most of the story is conveyed through masterful animation and acute facial expressions.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With better effects (the lighting and environments are better than some movies-like, say, the Resident Evil movie) and slicker motion-capture animation, the new, improved Resident Evil regains the throne as horror-action video game king.