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 True Crime: Streets of LA
Lowest review score: 20 NCAA March Madness 2002
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The drab pacing isn’t helped by clunky controls and muddy graphics.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The whole shooting match feels kinda Xeroxed, but for fans of the genre, it's worth the rental after a long day at the rock pile.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only "improvements" consist of a slew of extra outfits, yawn-inducing training missions, and a handful of bonuses that only the most avid Gear geek could appreciate. If that’s you, fine.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though the tired scenarios prevent this from being a gourmet experience, on the action-starved Xbox it makes for a satisfying lunch special.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Offers enough twists to make us take the bait.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We don’t like how the pesky pedestrians always manage to dodge your cab, but the graphics of the San Francisco–like city are amazingly detailed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But the game's focus on cooperative gameplay with an AI fighting partner feels more forced than fun. If we wanted to be this bored with another person, we’d have gotten married.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound (enhanced by the actual voices of the movie’s stars) were well-rendered and intricate indeed, but players soon grew bored with repetitive thrusting and parrying against evil Sauron’s monstrous hordes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But the game's star is really Nevin's cool, morphable costume, which gives new meaning to the phrase "class action suit."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If sending a single bullet through someone’s head thousands of yards away sounds like a good Friday night to you, then Silent Scope is right up your alley (and therapy might not be a bad idea, either).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The scares happen early and often, so we strongly recommend you play this one with the lights turned down and the volume turned up. Just make sure you have a diaper on.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This confrontation between Crash and his massively noggined nemesis, Dr. Cortex, is the most innovative yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not everyone’s cup of vino, but a true toga party for fans of the franchise.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A letdown for NRA enthusiasts, surely, but they will enjoy the best spy perk of all—a license to kill.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Maybe they should change their names to something catchy, like Fuzzy or Chi-Chi, so we can remember who the hell they are.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game’s lack of realism (your cars can’t get damaged or dirty) takes away from that devilish feeling that you’re doing something naughty with the family car.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like most outings with the little lady, this one gets tired, but ample eye candy—and violence—ensure that Eve is one traditional kiss good night that occasionally slips you the tongue.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fanatics will tweak tire pressure, suspension, and build dynasties, alliances, and sponsorships; rookies can learn the nuances of drafting, passing, and holding position on dozens of real-world tracks.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like the comic books that inspired it, Freedom Force features slick animation and plenty of boffo, whiz-bang special effects.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The concept and play consistently deal a royal flush, just ignore the choppy visuals, which can irritate like a pesky infection picked up at Miss Kitty’s Cat House.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'll add valuable mech piloting skills to your résumé in punishing combat situations that are as close as you'll ever get to the real thing...were these machines not totally fictional.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The unique fighting system keeps things lively—martial arts and gun battles play out by aligning "moves" on an action bar—but whether or not there are enough Matrix fans out there to populate this huge, lush world remains to be seen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While not the deepest racer, the game has speedy thrills and frantic multiplayer action that help bring Sonic's usual racing antics and signature speed to the sky.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, figuring out how to work the controller is absolutely infuriating, meaning you go into firefights against stealthy Charlie with no knowledge of your environment, opponent, or weapon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To say you need quick reflexes to survive this would be an understatement—it’s almost like you need to use a mystical, ambivalent power to help guide you through it. Sort of like the movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is engaging and the storyline suitably absurd, but in the world of PC games the first-person shooter bar is set high, and with Half-Life 2 out there, it's hard to imagine choosing this shorter, less clever game instead.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An adventure game that looks and plays shamelessly like "Tomb Raider," only without the oversized breasts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Warning: Tenchu 2 requires a lot of patience and exploration, so if you’re looking for a mindless contest, maybe you should turn on a Presidential debate instead.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's too bad that clunky controls and eh game play stay forever buried in a time lock of dull sloppiness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though challenging, it's also sometimes pedestrian, with a host of uninspired levels and dim bad guys ruining what could have been the triumphant return of 007.