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: 74
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Lowest review score: 20 Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You get the pick of the litter of the best real-life SUVs, 4x4s, and Hummers to take into territory more rugged than Edward James Olmos’ cheek.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But it also has a compelling Story mode, written by former Hulk scribe Paul Jenkins, who gives the big guy a reason to use his considerable crushing skills.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it would be impossible for the game to mimic the raw emotion and chaos that defined this mission-turned-disaster in real life, the graphics are the best we’ve seen on a battlefield.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls are fluid enough that you'll feel like McEnroe in his fit-throwing prime, while the PSP's lil' nubbin gives you better ball control than Jenna Jameson.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To hell with lame gunshot wounds and other gang violence. This game's fatalities include creative beheadings and dismemberments that would make Hannibal green with envy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extreme games keep getting extremer, but it would be tough to top this hellish twist on motocross racing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its tongue-in-cheek take on street life, this consummate B-baller keeps it more real than most of today’s endorsement-whore NBA superstars.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And with the engaging story, plus the graphic-novel presentation (boxes of action and text are constantly popping up on-screen), this truth is worth uncovering.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It ain’t groundbreaking, but who cares?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fighting an army of the undead with a six-shooter is rather challenging, but the game has smooth controls and sharp-edged firearms that allow you to get your gunsu on.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Confused by the sometimes clunky camera angles? You can deliver your skull-smashing, thong-flashing high kicks in soothing slow motion.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ingest evidence rather than confiscate it and you'll develop embarrassing addictions you can kick only via meter-driven mini-games, or you'll get busted in a random drug test.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is by no means a weak attempt to cash in on a franchise...Gamers not only get tons of extra movie action but also get to run, kick, and shoot in a fully realized Matrix universe.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once on the court, you discover it's easy to master the fast break and hard to hit a jumpshot, though play moves smoothly enough you won't mind as the bricks pile up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A potent Molotov cocktail of intrigue and fast, bloody action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the opening sequence to the synth-popping soundtrack, there's more style in five minutes of this modern-day "Double Dragon" than five stacks of "Street Fighter" compilations.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But this isn’t just car bombs and cement shoes; characters can marry into families, sire their own shifty progeny, and watch them assume seats of power. It ain’t pretty, but it’s business.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deploying psychic powers to solve puzzles further taxes your melon and sets the game apart from feeble-minded run 'n' gunners, earning Psi Ops the coveted Best Carrie-Meets-Rambo Game of the Year Award.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We suggest using the seven foot Wolfman, he’s great at blocking shots.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an engrossing adventure, Kri doesn’t cut very deep, but where quick, visceral payoffs are concerned, it goes straight for the jugular.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Do the front lines give you the shakes? Then skip the "let's go boys!" bravado, settle into a more comfortable overhead viewpoint, and orchestrate 40 missions that include famous battles like D-Day and Operation Market Garden. [Aug 2004, p.90]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    CM earns laurels for putting players in simultaneous control of a driver and a passenger who can use a whip or a sword to turn opponents into Caesar salad.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This real-time, 3-D role-player neatly fuses the usual stat-crunching with plenty of chaotic firefights, ensuring there's at least something in here for the nongeeks (or at least not too geeky) among us.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We could have done without the ads for Toyota (what is this, a movie preview?), but the slamming soundtrack and retro touches—the 1995 version of EA's game is included—should help bring the league one step closer to atoning for the Charlotte Bobcats.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most fun comes in the game's "Race for the Heisman," an all-new game mode separate from, but similar to, "Dynasty."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not entirely original, it still creatively mixes the first-person punching of "Riddick" with the jump-out-at-you frights of "Doom 3" and the investigative thrills of the best "CSI" episode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it all adds up to, essentially, a tuned-up version of the last game, there’s enough variation to keep your rebel skater spirit from getting too (sorry)…board.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike past SimCities that dealt in generalities, this one takes a more hands-on approach.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of the carnage is quite satisfying (you get all the old favorites, like oil slick, smoke screen, and missles, not to mention a beefed-up “Peter Gunn” theme).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Awesome.