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 High Heat Major League Baseball 2002
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What sets Battlefield apart is that you can pilot choppers and tanks to a cool ’60s soundtrack. And you can even cue up “Ride of the Valkyries” for that air cavalry attack. Sure smells like victory to us.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should the lyrically challenged feel left out, you can create your own brawler outfitted in ice courtesy of celebrity bling supplier Jacob the Jeweler. Better to look good than to—ow—feel good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than the type of senseless video game violence that keeps Hillary Clinton up at night. A sequel to Ghost Recon 2, this stealth challenge offers a harrowing third-person shooter in which you're always outnumbered, and sometimes outgunned, and thus have to rely heavily on cover instead of ammo.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re keen on tasteless, tongue-in-cheek jokes, smooth sailing lies ahead.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In online, single player, or cooperative play, perform slick maneuvers like rooftop bike jumps, and earn “Bond Moment” points for unlockable weapons and levels.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gore is gorier, the booms are boomier, and the guns are gunnier—RE:CVX takes an already near-flawless game and makes it even better.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Offers enough twists to make us take the bait.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s all so much like the Xbox version, in fact, that you might wonder why the hell you spent money on it a second time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is actually one of the best adventure games we’ve played in a long time—even if pseudo-Conan is killing beasts by the thousands with something from Toys “R” Us.
    • 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.
    • 83 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
    Eighty-four hyper-detailed players are represented, or you can create your own baller and go rags-to-riches, racking up pimp-wear and "Scarface"-worthy real estate.
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should the lyrically challenged feel left out, you can create your own brawler outfitted in ice courtesy of celebrity bling supplier Jacob the Jeweler. Better to look good than to—ow—feel good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking hairpin turns and navigating loop-the-loops at 500 mph is Wipeout’s equivalent of a boring straightaway.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It ain’t groundbreaking, but who cares?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eighty-four hyper-detailed players are represented, or you can create your own baller and go rags-to-riches, racking up pimp-wear and "Scarface"-worthy real estate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Roughly 9,200 people are injured yearly on roller coasters—and here’s your chance to add to the carnage!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The closest we’ll get to interactive anime, this game couldn’t be more Japanese if it featured a ninja penguin schoolgirl getting bukkaked.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One shot, one kill—this unforgiving, ultrarealistic console shooter is unlike any other.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This third incarnation sticks to the violent battle plan by adding even more twisted tweaks.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • Maxim Online
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The console and portable SOCOMs may look the same, but like the Olsen twins, they're different enough that you won't be satisfied with just one.
    • 82 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.