Pelaaja (Finland)'s Scores

  • Games
For 135 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Lowest review score: 20 Boiling Point: Road to Hell
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 135
  2. Negative: 13 out of 135
135 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms is a good start for Ubisoft WWII franchise. The drama of the story, frantic fire fights and well implemented squad command system makes other WWII shooters feel, well, just like your average shooters. Brothers in Arms is more of an authentic WWII combat experience. [May 2005, p.66]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As beautiful as Yoshi’s Island, as playable as Mario World and as crazy as Wario. [May 2005, p 93]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars is really fun, friendly and colourful little game. It's not too complicated, but still very entertaining. You have to be a hardened cynic or a Star Wars hater not to like this game. The Force is indeed with the blocks. [June 2005, p.59]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s nice to see that amongst the Gran Turismos of the world there’s still space for light-hearted and fun arcade racers. MX vs. ATV has nothing do with realism, instead it pits monster trucks, motorbikes and air planes racing against each other. This is a very finely honed and fun game, which will entertain you for a long time to come. [July 2005, p.61]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars is really fun, friendly and colourful little game. It’s not too complicated, but still very entertaining. You have to be a hardened cynic or a Star Wars hater not to like this game. The Force is indeed with the blocks. [June 2005, p.59]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phantom Brave is an excellent follow up in Nippon Icchi Software’s European conquest and it can easily be recommended to fans of tactical, turn-based battles, who are not intimidated by it’s rough visuals. [May 2005, p.70]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On of the best games in its genre. This is a versatile and well rounded package, which manages to avoid many of the pitfalls that other RTS games don’t. There’s still room for improvement though. Battles are at times a bit too scripted and formulaic and the enemy AI is quite one dimensional. [August 2005, p.73]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars is really fun, friendly and colourful little game. It’s not too complicated, but still very entertaining. You have to be a hardened cynic or a Star Wars hater not to like this game. The Force is indeed with the blocks. [June 2005, p.59]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stand Alone Complex lives on its good looks and famous anime licence only. As a game, it’s so average in every other aspect that it’s not even funny. [May 2005, p 80]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if the game is basically a rehash of old ideas, something this lively and stylish is well worth repeating. It’s good to have a bit of henshin a gogo amongst all the fps- and stealth action game clones. [May 2005, p.76]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Destroy All Humans! is a successful mix of 3d-action, free roaming game play, conspiracy theories and sci-fi silliness. It has no apparent flaws but there’s still something missing from the mission design and the game as a whole. It promises a bit more than it manages to deliver. [June 2005, p.64]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, First to Fight is an entertaining game. The graphics are okay while super-patriotic music is something Hans Zimmer would be proud of. For those who yearn for modern warfare, First Fight is not a bad, if not very original, choice. [July 2005, p.60]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Because of the cheap AI, the single player game is a frustrating experience which is too bad, as the rest of the package is pretty good. Salvation comes in the form of the superb multiplayer modes, which are highly addictive and also feature well implemented online player leagues. If not for the cheap AI, NHL 06 might have been EA's best NHL game in years, but at the end of the day, this years edition won't convert the fans of "NHL 2K" –series. [Sept 2005, p 72]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The card-combat mechanic does not work quite as well as it could, and the game is a bit too linear and the combat repetitive. Still, the magical union of Final Fantasy characters and Disney's different fantasy worlds give the game enough appeal and charm to keep you playing until the end. [June 2005, p.77]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Makers of "Halo" say that in their action games they repeat the same perfect 30 seconds over and over again. Wario Ware Touched! does the same but it needs to repeat only a few perfect seconds at a time. [May 2005, p.84]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MotoGP4 suits all fans of road racing and those who are bored of car racing games. Racing on two-wheeled bikes requires a lot of concentration and you’ll spend a lot of time trying to get through the challenges offered. The presentation is, again, strangely lacking. [July 2005, p.65]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pac-Pix is an imaginative experiment which shows that developers are getting to grips with the DS and the machine can offer new kinds of interesting gameplay. [July 2005, p.75]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With European Assault, EA promised to fix all the errors of "Rising Sun" and reinvent the genre as a whole. A bit surprisingly, the game does almost all of this, but for the first time in the series, the technical limits of the current console platforms negatively affect the game play. Despite these difficulties, European Assault successfully combines the intensity of "Call of Duty" with the cinematic and epic feeling of the Medal of Honor series to deliver a more open and less linear game play experience than before. [June 2005, p.68]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gives a very conflicting impression. Great graphics, smooth frame rate and almost lag free online play make it an ideal game for a night of fast-paced fps-action online. On the other hand, the emphasis on third-person melee combat and adrenalin tricks is quite a turn-off for the hardcore fragfest enthusiasts. The complete lack of personality hurts too. [May 2005, p.70]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Soaked! is very typical, but also a bit more expansive expansion than these things usually end up being. The original is already a good game, so more variety is always welcome. Soaked! even manages to improve the basic gameplay of the original, which not many expansions manage to do. [August 2005, p.77]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are not nearly enough decent fps—shooters on the PlayStation 2. That’s why Area 51 is a very welcome release on the console and even on the Xbox and pc, both of which have a much better collection of fps-games than the PS2. Midway's Austin studio has produced from a technical and visual point of view one of the PS2’s finest, if not the finest fps-game. [June 2005, p.52]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's difficult to score killer7. Its unique atmosphere and unique style almost manage to bury the faults evident in the game mechanics and the fact that the game is very simple. For those who aren't that much into style, killer7 doesn't offer much more than a straightforward shoot 'em up with lacking puzzles. [July 2005, p.57]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kessen III contains more action than the previous two games in the series combined. Unfortunately, this mostly means constantly having to mash the square-button without much thought put into action. Strategic and tactical elements are still there, but they suffer too much from the more action-oriented game play. [June 2005, p.58]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Antigrav is an really ambitious EyeToy-title that plays well. Hopefully it will also inspire other developers to try something new with their own EyeToy-games. [May 2005, p.78]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are not familiar with the long-running series then Mario Party 6 is definitely the game to get. It does contain plenty of new features for longtime fans as well. [May 2005, p 81]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In many ways, Boktai 2 is very similar to the first game. There's just enough new additions to keep players interested, even if the difficulty level is a bit too high. The concept of the game is still charming and this time the ability to deposit solar power in the bank makes it a bit less dependant on your real life surroundings. [August 2005, p.76]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For friends of "Disgaea" and "Phantom Brave," La Pucelle Tactics guarantees entertainment for many hours. If the afore-mentioned games are not already familiar to you, La Pucelle is the one you should get, as it’s simplest and best of the three. [May 2005, p.64]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its first game, Konami’s franchise-hope doesn’t quite match up to the game it is trying to challenge, "Gran Turismo 4." Still, the more realistic driving model and extremely well balanced challenge level bodes well for the sequel. [May 2005, p.68]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With European Assault, EA promised to fix all the errors of "Rising Sun" and reinvent the genre as a whole. A bit surprisingly, the game does almost all of this, but for the first time in the series, the technical limits of the current console platforms negatively affect the game play. Despite these difficulties, European Assault successfully combines the intensity of "Call of Duty" with the cinematic and epic feeling of the Medal of Honor series to deliver a more open and less linear game play experience than before. [June 2005, p.68]
    • Pelaaja (Finland)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 is a step into a right direction after the unfinished feeling given by first game. However, it still needs more polishing before it can become a classic manager game like "Football Manager." [August 2005, p.69]
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