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 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven
Lowest review score: 20 Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the tough, stealthy game play won’t grip you in a chokehold of novelty and surprise, it flashes a lethal look and feel.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We forsee you buying this game, enjoying it at first, getting frustrated at certain parts, then putting it on your shelf after you’re done and rarely playing it again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At last you’ll infiltrate the secret lair, where you’ll discover…you’ve been playing a very standard-issue game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decent graphics and gory (if kinda short) game play will keep most players nailed to the controller, but sometimes wretched camera placement sucks harder than the minions of Dracula at a Red Cross blood drive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the occasionally clunky controls, Emperor’s Tomb does impress with its hand-to-hand brawls (Ms. Croft would be lost without HER weapons) and the free-range exploration allowed within each level.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want a glimpse of what the NBA might look like if Vince McMahon were the commissioner, then you owe yourself a look at NBA Hoopz.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game’s pace rarely manages to grind past second gear, making this a much longer haul than it really should be.
    • 70 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.
    • 55 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It all adds up to a decent shooter with 30 weapons to keep you trigger-happy while alternating between single- and four-player "Deathmatch" and "Last Man Standing" modes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the graphics are different from previous Taxi incarnations, the goal of this romp is the same.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultra-deep.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    And once you learn to handle swapping positions at the tap of a button, you'll realize that beneath the cuddly, kiddie veneer lurks a fiercely competitive game that's all about spanking the baby powder off your opponents.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The drab pacing isn’t helped by clunky controls and muddy graphics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The wacky sensibility will give you a few chuckles, while the insane difficulty level takes you on a masochistic tour of your squandered youth.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite surprisingly disappointing graphics, RC Revenge Pro takes you back to grade school with more remote-controlled cars than a well-stocked Toys “R” Us.
    • 58 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the steep learning curve has you hollering "Mayday!" a little too often, you can always switch sides and play as a Japanese pilot—and plan a little do-it-yourself Pearl Harbor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Difficult navigation and slow play require Zen-like patience, but riches await the persistent. You’ll revel in a bowel-loosening atmosphere, brain-twisting puzzles, and voice acting surpassed in horror only by "My Slutty Wife XIX."
    • 85 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.
    • 56 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the tough, stealthy game play won’t grip you in a chokehold of novelty and surprise, it flashes a lethal look and feel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its replay value, this is little more than a restructured stroll down memory lane. Next time, let's hope Nintendo enters the 21st century and puts this puppy online.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like the movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is quite an ambitious undertaking. Unlike the movie, it doesn’t consistently deliver the goods.
    • 55 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sharp graphics, explosive action, and an Internet multiplayer mode earn a big ten four.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sure, Arena Football may look and play almost as good as the pros (featuring all of the teams, players, and fast-paced fury of alternative smash-mouth), but time out here: who cares about the AFL? Oh, that's right—no one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s hard to diss a game that looks so realistic (Iverson’s still rocking ’rows), but there’s just something wrong when the only way to stop anyone from driving to the bucket is by taking away their keys to the stadium.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Keith Jackson is good for an occasional chortle, and brings realism to the game.

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