Playboy's Scores

  • Games
For 133 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy XI
Lowest review score: 50 World Series Baseball 2K2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 133
133 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grainy video filters, swirling cameras and intense action put it severed head and shoulders above the rest of the horror-game competition - the best installment yet of a great series. [Aug 2003, p.32]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Looking for more depth? Take the owner's seat and relocate your team, set concession stand prices in your new stadium and hire your coaching staff. Ditka: Send us your resume. [Sept 2003, p.33]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Looking for more depth? Take the owner's seat and relocate your team, set concession stand prices in your new stadium and hire your coaching staff. Ditka: Send us your resume. [Sept 2003, p.33]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While other snowboarding games run out of steam mid-shred, the SSX series continues to gain momentum. [Dec 2003, p.44]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A graphics overhaul delivers detailed facial animations and sophisticated physics that leave battle zones strewn with debris after intense shootouts with shuffling corpses, overfed curstaceans and other assorted foes. [October, p.37]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's so engaging that fans may never leave the house, much less visit a theater again. [Dec 2003, p.44]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Best of all, the game's environments are destructible, so if it exists, Hulk can smash it. [July 2003, p.34]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A new online mode allows four players to stalk one another. Take an opponent hostage and use your headset to describe all the pain you plan to inflict on him. [May 2004]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A new online mode allows four players to stalk one another. Take an opponent hostage and use your headset to describe all the pain you plan to inflict on him. [May 2004]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Best of all, the game's environments are destructible, so if it exists, Hulk can smash it. [July 2003, p.34]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While other snowboarding games run out of steam mid-shred, the SSX series continues to gain momentum. [Dec 2003, p.44]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Looking for more depth? Take the owner's seat and relocate your team, set concession stand prices in your new stadium and hire your coaching staff. Ditka: Send us your resume. [Sept 2003, p.33]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A new online mode allows four players to stalk one another. Take an opponent hostage and use your headset to describe all the pain you plan to inflict on him. [May 2004]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This must-have sequel includes more than 40 cars, 90 courses from Australia to the frozen North and, for the first time, online play. Amazing graphics provide plenty of scenery to chew up as you race over mountains, across deserts, and through the mud. [Apr 2004, p.38]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Best of all, the game's environments are destructible, so if it exists, Hulk can smash it. [July 2003, p.34]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Looking for more depth? Take the owner's seat and relocate your team, set concession stand prices in your new stadium and hire your coaching staff. Ditka: Send us your resume. [Sept 2003, p.33]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While other snowboarding games run out of steam mid-shred, the SSX series continues to gain momentum. [Dec 2003, p.44]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even the death sequences are pretty cool, as the game slows down, zooms in on the hero and shows him getting gunned down by a hail of lead.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You don't know the meaning of the word surreal until you've stood in the rain, beating a pimp to death while opera music provides an eerie chorus.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Role player, ex-Dungeons and Dragons addict, chainmail-wearing closet weirdo or not, you won't find a finer excuse to blow the week's wages this side of Amsterdam's red light district. [7 Aug 2002, p.1]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Sure, the controversy is attractive, but Vice City provides a perfect balance between an open-ended game that rewards players for exploring the environment without restrictions, while also handing out specific goals in order to complete the game. Not very many titles strike this balance so succinctly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The audio is equally impressive, with noisy spectators (local chants, cheers and boos), color commentary by announcers John Motson and Mark Lawrenson, and music written and performed by none other than electronica superstar Moby.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the most realistic football game on a console, guaranteed to make you sweat puddles at its highest difficulty setting.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NCAA Football doesn’t just look good, it looks as comfortable on your television screen as an ESPN broadcast on a Saturday afternoon.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plus, there are many combo moves, hidden areas and countless destructive items to find, including the ability to shoot down a 747, blow up a gas station, drive over pedestrians or electrocute prison inmates strapped into the chair. Fun for the whole family!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And by combining an open-ended design with a wonderful (if somewhat politically incorrect) sense of humor, Tropico provides one of the finest and most dangerously addictive gaming experiences of the year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animation is incredibly fluid, achieved by motion-capturing human movement, then importing and manipulating the data into the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No console shooter has ever been so flat-out incredible at promoting suspension of disbelief before.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Virtually every element of Red Faction is nicely polished -- even the controls are intuitive, unlike most console shooters, which make PC gaming vets long for a keyboard and mouse.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not have the depth many had hoped for, but it proves to be an extremely fun game that's insanely difficult to put down.
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