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 NCAA Football 2003
Lowest review score: 20 NCAA March Madness 2002
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Freed from time constraints, you now accomplish level-specific goals—like outmaneuvering skater-busting cops—to advance while on the lookout for secret minigames.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The result is an action fighting game that sometimes feels as slick as a disco showdown—after all, style counts just as much in the underworld as it does in the fashion world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The added Puzzle Kombat is surprisingly fun—Tetris-style one-on-one gaming is punctuated by miniature, big-headed characters popping each other in the skulls. Throw out your old MK games; it's time to call this one your daddy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While most of Revenge’s game play involves turning bad guys into kebab, the game’s strict homage to the comic gives it more depth.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game takes hits for its often crappy camera angles. Still, it’ll satisfy your raging blood lust.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both the solo and multiplayer options deliver the explosive goods, but for maximum entertainment value try betting with friends on the strategy-based Conquest mode. Loser has to sponge-bathe Jabba!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, the action is pretty basic—it's still kill or be killed—but with more open spaces to run around and new foes to fight, Ties is like a weekend with Russell Crowe: disturbing, bloody, and a damn good time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Improvements in puck physics means that hard shots can bruise your opponents, while last year's overly aggressive defense has been scaled back to realistic levels.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing beats running around cramped dungeons seeking treasure and revenge while hacking, arrow-ing, and spell-casting your way through hordes of Lord of the Rings rejects.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this muck jam has expansive environments and great graphics, it also boasts as much originality as a Winger sing-along chorus. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does have...a kung-fu penguin! And what's cooler than that?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing beats running around cramped dungeons seeking treasure and revenge while hacking, arrow-ing, and spell-casting your way through hordes of Lord of the Rings rejects.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Improvements in puck physics means that hard shots can bruise your opponents, while last year's overly aggressive defense has been scaled back to realistic levels.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And while fans of such modern shootouts as Halo 2 will scoff at its Super Nintendo–ish look and gameplay, anyone who can remember the last decade without the aid of I Love the ’90s should come away smiling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eye-popping.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not the deepest game you’ll find, but its oddly satisfying.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Can’t be beat for fun, mindless destruction.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yeah, it’s still just a video game version of pinball, but at least it won't steal all of your quarters like the arcade version of "My Little Pony."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These intense, roller coaster–like tracks will twist and turn until you swallow your tongue and beg for mercy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ho-hum game play won’t wow you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this muck jam has expansive environments and great graphics, it also boasts as much originality as a Winger sing-along chorus. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While these side-scrolling action games are still addictive and challenging, it's hard to get nostalgic over games with release dates from 2002 and 2003, respectively.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Your all-terrain vehicles come equipped with oil slicks, smoke screens, and acid bombs that are so fun to use that it's hard to tell if it's more fun to use contraband or smuggle it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, you spend more time scaring the crap out of people than blowing the crap out of people, which slows down the action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this muck jam has expansive environments and great graphics, it also boasts as much originality as a Winger sing-along chorus. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And while it's more of a tech demo than a test of reflexes, after a long day of crime and combat, it's just what your overworked thumbs need.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, none of the additions will distinguish this one for vets of the PC version, but tight controls, abundant targets, and beautiful scenery still deliver the most disturbing vacation package since Kathie Lee Gifford stalked Carnival cruise ships.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Since they opt for realism at the expense of fun, you just can’t pull off those sick, death-defying feats you can in other games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Play is especially intriguing online, where our hero's acrobatic skills, ability to find cover, and state-of-the-art weaponry deliver death matches to die for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    [Its] shortcomings make it hard to recommend if you’ve bought a previous edition in the past, but it’s just so damn fun to play and watch that it might be worth picking up anyway.

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