PALGN's Scores

  • Games
For 1,949 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 5 Elf Bowling 1 & 2
Score distribution:
1949 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    From the evocative set-up to the satisfaction of stealing enemies move, those with an open mind and lenient expectation are likely to find a cool title that is perfect to fill the gaps between big releases.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sega Rally name may not command the same awe as it used to, but it's a fun racing package for fans of classic arcade racers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far Cry Instincts Evolution isn't really an evolution but more of the same which is good if that's what you're after.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won’t win any game of the year awards, but for a piece of brainless action, you can’t really go wrong with Shaolin Monks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider: Underworld is fun, but despite its best efforts, does not advance the series as much as it should.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another one of those games with a lot of good ideas and solid gameplay which just lacks that extra layer of polish needed to make it an A class title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom is an improved experience over its PS2 single player counterpart but you won't get the most out of the game until you can find some hunting buddies and really give the multiplayer a proper workout.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Ac!d 2 is unquestionably a title that is better than it's predecessor. The combat is a lot faster and there are more cards, but some of the problems that plagued the original title (like the annoyance of equipping weapons and the dodgy camera work) are still present. Metal Gear Ac!d 2 is an okay title if you're after a turn based strategy game, but PSP games have come a long way in nine months; this game has only made short steps.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is solid, but there are far too many mistakes and flaws that really hurt what could’ve been a solid sequel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More content and substance would have made for a better package, but it's hard to deny the polish and potential for addiction that exists regardless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Singstar ABBA will only appeal to ABBA fans, but anyone with even a passing interest in ABBA should have no hesitations in picking this game up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 gives us more new features than last year's outing, the franchise is in need of an overhaul. We want more roar from the Tiger Woods series, and less meow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    High Tetris quality at a high entry price that ultimately comes down to disk versus digital.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game hasn't changed that much, but it didn't really need to. Pure arcade fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tough but flawed, Tenchu is still an enjoyable mature experience on the Wii.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: On Tour is a heck of a surprise, it works rather well on the Nintendo DS and while the console versions are undoubtedly better, those who prefer portable gaming are getting a solid alternative with On Tour.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a port from 360 and PC, Overlord: Raising Hell has some things going for it, and some things detracting from it — more or less creating equilibrium. As a game, though, there's something forgivably enjoyable about Overlord: Raising Hell.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a solid collection of some of Capcom's best, if you can get over the various emulation issues, however minor they may be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Project Sylpheed fits the bill for anyone who is looking for some solid flight combat action, and doesn't mind some anime inspired storylines.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The same Guitar Hero that we all know and love combined with Aerosmith, who we're sure many have a love-hate relationship with. Still fun, but definitely tailored for fans of the band more than anybody else.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a wealth of options and a large variety of mini-games, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Game is a great partnership for the former rivals.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies is a fantastic game and easily the best Geometry Wars title yet. Any shooter fans should have no hesitation in picking this title up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rogue Galaxy does many things right, and changes up the tired fantasy settings of the genre, but is still held back somewhat by convention. But if you're after a solid RPG, Rogue Galaxy will fit the bill nicely.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may have been the prospect of high-definition Pro Evo that created the most buzz amongst fans, but it's the superior PS2 version that comes out smelling of roses.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sims 2: Castaway might have a few issues, but it's the most enjoyable console entry for the franchise thus far.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Theme Park on the DS is essentially just a port, but the game has aged well and is still a fantastic title for those who like sim games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An ambitious game that hasn't (yet) fulfilled its potential. There's brilliance here, but it's currently being smothered by technical issues and an unfortunately wobbly multiplayer component.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A faithful adaptation of Magic: The Gathering that offers something for players old and new, hindered only by design and presentation inconsistencies. Good value for money.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This HD remake of Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes offers the same great puzzle RPG action with superior graphics and online play, but at the end of the day it feels more at home on the Nintendo DS.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of High School Musical, you’ll enjoy Makin’ the Cut. Otherwise, stick to Elite Beat Agents.