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 Perfect Dark
Lowest review score: 20 Men in Black II: Alien Escape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, most of the game is from left field, but there’s actually enough realistic action to satisfy golf cart owners.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stealing the best gadgets and characters from the movies, NightFire lets you decide how to topple the requisite megalomanical villain: Use stealth and gizmos (like Eurobabe-revealing x-ray specs—thanks, Q!) or go in guns blazing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamers with short attention spans will likely find all the squad management tedious, but we think it adds a much-needed dimension to a very stale genre. Plus it includes the best video game quote so far this year: "If you see something, shoot it; if it screams in German, shoot it again."
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can practically hear the warbly ocarina, feel the saddle sores and smell Clint Eastwood’s foul, hand-rolled cigar in this video game homage to spaghetti westerns.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New costumes, new environments, new villains—and it’s all just as addictive as you remember.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This third incarnation sticks to the violent battle plan by adding even more twisted tweaks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    War is hell…unless you’re in the cockpit of the F-15 that’s dropping bombs on cavemen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's unique flick-targeting system-"flick" the right control stick towards an enemy and you're automatically locked on-takes some getting used to, but actually frees up the triggers and face buttons, meaning you've got plenty of options when it's time to dole out ass-bootings.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You begin by selecting the background for your on-screen tyrant—anything from leftist journalist to drunken gambler to flatulent womanizer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if a pirate tale doesn’t shiver your timbers, the Lara Croft–like design of Kat will surely raise your mast.
    • 58 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamers with short attention spans will likely find all the squad management tedious, but we think it adds a much-needed dimension to a very stale genre. Plus it includes the best video game quote so far this year: "If you see something, shoot it; if it screams in German, shoot it again."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can keep yourself from blinking, you might be able to help the little furry freak collect his golden rings, like some sort of crank-addicted Hobbit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drivables—from hearses to school buses to muscle cars—all handle differently, but their arcade-style ease nicely compliments an overall dumb-ass experience that’s as fun as getting a bellyful of corn liquor and chasing a greased piglet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you get past all the gamesmanship, you can concentrate on bitch-slapping Mother Nature by creating twisted beasts that would make Jack Hanna brown his khakis.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Electronic Arts is keying on the sport's blocking, defensive strategy, and teamwork with NASCAR 06-the closest to "Madden" car racing can get.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True, storming enemy positions is an option, but with environments this wide-open, you’ll just get your ass handed to you by a heavily armed battalion of baddies (or asshole buddies) if you do.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrones also gets points for cribbing Sam Fisher's stealth skills and using a whip-like weapon that will send "God of War" fans scurrying to gaming chat rooms to voice their displeasure with the similarities. Thankfully, the controversy is worth it for this energetic adventure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the plodding pace and cutesy atmosphere border on blasphemy, the game’s open-ended design lets you indulge your most megalomaniacal fantasies with ease.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heck, even if you aren’t a hoops fan, there’s plenty of unintentional humor to appreciate: Seeing Yao Ming dunk on Bill Walton alone is worth the price of admission.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not appease the history buffs, but it will delight the trigger-happy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Splintered wooden furniture doubles as vampire vaporizing shivs to expand on your already wide variety of exterminating capabilities.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you think the best parts of movies involve explosions, car chases, and death-defying leaps (is there anything else?), then this homage to Hollywood’s unsung lunatics is just the thing for you.
    • 50 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heck, even if you aren’t a hoops fan, there’s plenty of unintentional humor to appreciate: Seeing Yao Ming dunk on Bill Walton alone is worth the price of admission.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As hero Sieg Wahrheit, enjoy third-person action with strategizing and upgrading, RPG-style, plus plenty of splattery hack ’n’ slash fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a thorough training mode on the finer points on scrums, tries, and lineouts, one (or two players cooperatively) can take the controls and realistically injure opponents on soggy, mud-rutted pitches. Think "Madden NFL Football" minus the pads, steroids, and senile announcer, mate.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Force is strong with this polished first-person shooter.