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 Mario Tennis
Lowest review score: 20 Men in Black II: Alien Escape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With matches of five-on-five taking place on small fields with really basic controls, Strikers is classic arcade-style soccer, but the game gets an extra kick from power-ups, random Bowser attacks, and a Telemundo-style announcer.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But after nine innings, it's basically the same game, including easy to master controls that'll finally allow you to be big man on campus.
    • 77 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem here is Blitz is a lot like Jerry Springer: if you’ve seen one episode, you’ve seen them all. This year’s edition does little to dispel that theory, since it comes with only a handful of new features, none of which include online play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But after nine innings, it's basically the same game, including easy to master controls that'll finally allow you to be big man on campus.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem here is Blitz is a lot like Jerry Springer: if you’ve seen one episode, you’ve seen them all. This year’s edition does little to dispel that theory, since it comes with only a handful of new features, none of which include online play.

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