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 Blood Wake
Lowest review score: 20 NCAA March Madness 2002
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Most of the story is conveyed through masterful animation and acute facial expressions.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We have to admit that most first-person games nauseate us, but Faction’s smooth graphics and easy gameplay make it hard to put down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s an endless cycle of killing creatures to get bigger weapons so that you can kill even more creatures. But who cares? “Are you not entertained?”
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most visually impressive football game ever.
    • 81 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a game that combines gut-churning speed and beyond-recognition wreckage to make road kill out of all others in the driving genre.
    • 67 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You’ll be sold the second you get into a gang bang with the song “Beat It” playing in the background. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You’ll be more impressed that you can make Snake stare lecherously at a centerfold poster one minute, only to have him pop out and choke someone to death the next.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    And when you tire of solving puzzles using human sacrifices and petrifying foes with Medusa’s severed head, button-mashing mini-games let you unwind by propping Hydra’s jaws open or massacring the Minotaur.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Improves upon already stunning graphics and amps game play with faster speed and such fresh gridiron moves as sidearm passing and—wahoo!—gang tackling.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For immersing entertainment, this game is totally up our halfpipe.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For immersing entertainment, this game is totally up our halfpipe.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It looks so realistic that you’d swear that you’re watching a television broadcast—fake-breasted cheerleaders and all.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Cool options such as friend/foe identification and threat readings, plus the best graphics ever on an N64 game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A thousand yards beyond any other college football game.
    • 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.
    • 91 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is easier to play than a sorority co-ed. In fact, the gameplay is so basic you can handle it easily while half in the bag.
    • 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.
    • 80 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.
    • 88 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    SSX
    This isn’t only one of the best looking and most intense PlayStation 2 games, it’s also hands down the loudest.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sickest shooter this side of Xbox killer app "Halo."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hot Pursuit not only gives you the keys to more than 20 exotic cars, it also gives you the unsurpassed joy of leaving traffic cops in the dust.

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