Next Generation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 94 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Lowest review score: 20 Kabuki Warriors
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 94
  2. Negative: 16 out of 94
94 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are over 1500 different tricks possible in this game, and it never gets boring trying to find every one. [Dec 2001, p.100]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes, at times it can be frustrating with its meandering, endless execution, but few titles can match its eerie atmosphere. [Jan 2002, p.81]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Munch has risen above its storied past to provide a unique, ultimately fulfilling gaming experience. [Jan 2002, p.41]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The eye-catching graphics, solid sound effects, easy interface, and some nice multiplayer options more than make up for missing skirmishes. [Nov 2002, p.113]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An undeniable blast to play..., [but] most of the tracks are just higher-poly versions of those in "Wave Race 64," and while they’ve been tweaked with new details and shortcuts, it still feels like a rehash. [Dec 2001, p.83]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Graphically…it is superior to both [Madden and 2K2], with the textures on the field looking particularly amazing. [Jan 2002, p.36]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delighting and mystifying in equal parts. [Jan 2002, p.81]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great-looking and fantastically fun. [Jan 2002, p.31]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dolby Digital 5.1 support means that viewing the game from the driver’s perspective is about as close as any of us will ever come to actually driving in a NASCAR race. [Dec 2001, p.96]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only serious knock you can make against it is that (ironically) having been designed primarily with the notoriously problematic joypad control in mind, the gameplay is a lot less challenging when attacked with a mouse and keyboard. [Dec 2001, p.115]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best “wacky” sports game we’ve played in years. [Jan 2002, p.81]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most old-school, hardcore RPG we’ve played in years…the new game’s scale is simply gargantuan. [Jan 2002, p.88]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game gets a little repetitious. Luigi’s Mansion is short and fairly easy; it took us about 8 hours to beat it. [Dec 2001, p.82]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new levels are good, but they aren’t that good. [Dec 2001, p.96]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first next-generation game to “get” what snowboarding is all about. [Jan 2002, p.32]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are fleeting moments when you’ll have absolutely no idea where you are or what just happened before eventually realizing that it’s impossible to really wipe out or "come off" the track. [Dec 2001, p.105]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A safe, but extremely fun sequel. [Jan 2002, p.82]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hews so closely to the now four-year-old formula, it’s disappointing. [Dec 2001, p.108]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only the most extreme fanatics of the stunt genre will get much joy out of this. [Jan 2002, p.32]
    • Next Generation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Your mileage will vary with your patience. [Dec 2001, p.105]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Add an incredibly robust level editor, great multiplayer options, and the ability to rip your own tunes to Xbox’s hard drive, and you have a pretty damned cool game. [Jan 2002, p.32]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More realistic, but not more fun. [Dec 2001, p.112]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Inside the ring the experience is dulled by a horribly unpredictable camera and terribly flat, disjointed commentary. [Jan 2002, p.82]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Chock full of uninspiring graphics, plodding gameplay, and clumsy controls. [Jan 2002, p.35]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a blast to play while it lasts. [Jan 2002, p.35]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Palpably incomplete…[yet] the deepest mech game yet made for a console. [Nov 2001, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Dreamcast version gives you the best of all possible worlds: sharp, solid 3D graphics, along with reasonably familiar Resident Evil-style gamepad control. [Jan 2002, p.86]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yet another checkpoint-to-checkpoint semi-sim, and racers yearning for something new will run out of gas quickly. [Nov 2001, p.105]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While manga-style characters may not substitute for the real-world boxers in "Knockout Kings," this game does a better job capturing the speed and drama of the sport. [Dec 2001, p.108]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The seamless merger of the old and new Star Wars worlds creates a beautiful, highly detailed game that will keep you enthralled for weeks. [Jan 2002, p.93]
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