Playboy's Scores

  • Games
For 131 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 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 50 Cy Girls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 131
131 game reviews
    • 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!
    • 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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A unique scoring system lets you unlock killer trick shots - if ya ain't a coward that is. [Dec 2003, p.44]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Expanded fight controls include grappling, punch selection and the ability to pull off the gloves whenever rink rage overcomes you. [Oct 2003, p.37]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Expanded fight controls include grappling, punch selection and the ability to pull off the gloves whenever rink rage overcomes you. [Oct 2003, p.37]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The only missing element is a massive hippie protest back home. [Mar 2004, p.39]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Expanded fight controls include grappling, punch selection and the ability to pull off the gloves whenever rink rage overcomes you. [Oct 2003, p.37]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This isn't a game you replay ad infinitum; it's a story you experience. When you finish, you may stick it on the shelf and never touch it again, like a good book. But that doesn't mean it's not a fun read. [Feb 2003, p.32]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A perfect virtual getaway -- without the pretension.
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Should appeal to nerdy D&D chicks and foxy fantasy fans alike... Brainy babes who dig "Myst"-like games need not apply.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The exclusive first-person-perspective mode is an interesting gimmick, but the online play is what separates this from the minors. [May 2004]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Your investigation jump-starts reckless car chases through more than 150 miles of highways and city streets in detailed re-creations of Miami, Nice and Isantbul. Slam into any of the 30,000 buildings and your car crumbles realistically. [Apr 2004, p.38]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The exclusive first-person-perspective mode is an interesting gimmick, but the online play is what separates this from the minors. [May 2004]
    • Playboy
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Expanded fight controls include grappling, punch selection and the ability to pull off the gloves whenever rink rage overcomes you. [Oct 2003, p.37]
    • Playboy
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Your investigation jump-starts reckless car chases through more than 150 miles of highways and city streets in detailed re-creations of Miami, Nice and Isantbul. Slam into any of the 30,000 buildings and your car crumbles realistically. [Apr 2004, p.38]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The splendid visuals, reliance on real world hardware, and sound strategic system underlying each of many riveting rumbles in the jungle, frozen tundra and barren desert provide for a wonderful gaming experience. [4 Sept 2002]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quite simply, mature PS2 owners craving a creepy game that's perfect for playing with the lights out and speakers cranked, pick up a copy of Silent Hill 2 and you will not be disappointed. Clean underwear not included.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Indeed, the cheesy southern rock 'n' redneck country tunes can get annoying after a while, and the smart-ass remarks made by the play-by-play commentator tend to repeat more often than not, but it hardly detracts from the overall, seat-of-your-pants racing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The graphics in Phantasy Star Online are excellent in all respects. Not only is the lighting superb, but the general design of the environments is also both visually appealing and extremely efficient.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of those exhilarating and challenging games that'll likely be the disc that stays in your beloved console for months to come.
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One part racing, one part freestyle and all parts addictive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game is far from perfect -- some may bristle at the constant micromanagement and the often ambiguous objectives you are required to meet -- it is very approachable and addictive, an almost ideal virtual playground in which you can play god.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    But taking it for what it is -- a fast-paced, story-based action game with plenty of enemies and violent ways of eliminating them -- Dead to Rights is a highly enjoyable adult diversion for Xbox owners.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The somewhat lengthy adventure (20 hours or so), mini-games and special surprises for those who finish the game makes this game a superb mascot-based solo adventure you won't soon forget.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Basic gameplay mechanics combine with real-world charisma to form the most solid Dreamcast flight simulator seen to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A refreshing 30-hour interactive fantasy novel that, thankfully, offers much more than just virtual cleavage.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While this PS2 game may not be as pretty as Tecmo's hot Xbox seller, Virtua Fighter 4 rivals the competition where it counts the most -- in gameplay.
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite interesting missions like Midway and Guadalcanal, experienced gamers can blow through Zero Hour in a day. Ambitious flyboys will gladly return to it as coffee break filler, but long-term companionship is doubtful.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The greatest thing about Bass Strike is the Sony PS2 game controller. Yes, it's the same as it ever was, but -- finally -- the right analog stick serves as a near perfect dupe for a fishing rod's reel.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Also, while the depth of the game means a richer experience, it can be quite intimidating and overwhelming at first, even for the experienced player. Thankfully, there's a 189-page manual and handy Hot Key menu card and map to keep beside the PC while playing.