Next Generation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 96 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Dead or Alive 3
Lowest review score: 20 Shrek
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 96
  2. Negative: 17 out of 96
96 game reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Few things are more tedious than a "sprawling RPG" without any real wit, style, or engaging characters. [Dec 2001, p.108]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An ordinary experience that’s as routine as a metronome. [Dec 2001, p.100]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Suffers from shallow gameplay and outright boring level design throughout its six-hour adventure. [Nov 2001, p.108]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The lack of multiplayer combat consigns this one to mediocrity. [Nov 2001, p.108]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mostly, 4x4 Evo 2 is just bland. [Dec 2001, p.96]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s not bad, but there’s really not anything new to see here. [Jan 2002, p.26]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The biggest problem is that the weapons are far too powerful, resulting in a near-constant cycle of death and respawning. [Jan 2002, p.26]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Significant only as the most shameless incident of design burglary in recent memory. [Jan 2002, p.35]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Manages to stay bland despite high speeds and lots of explosions. Go figure. [Jan 2002, p.31]
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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]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Xbox version boasts improved controls over its PS2 counterpart, but the basic gameplay is just as dull. [Jan 2002, p.31]
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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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    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With only a single path through six quick levels, there’s no way for us to recommend this to anyone but gun game collectors. [Dec 2001, p.112]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More realistic, but not more fun. [Dec 2001, p.112]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Simply put, this game sucks. [Jan 2002, p.42]
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    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Look, just buy DOA3 and forget this unhappy mess. [Jan 2002, p.42]
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