Playboy's Scores

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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 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Rallisport Challenge 2
Lowest review score: 50 World Series Baseball 2K2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 131
131 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Much like the many potshots you'll take throughout play, it's a very hit or miss endeavor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The huge levels and tough foes are a welcome challenge, but clumsy camera angles and controls can be a nightmare. [Dec 2003, p.44]
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    • 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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Much like the many potshots you'll take throughout play, it's a very hit or miss endeavor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A refreshing 30-hour interactive fantasy novel that, thankfully, offers much more than just virtual cleavage.
    • 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]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Much like the many potshots you'll take throughout play, it's a very hit or miss endeavor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What does this action game packed with guns, cars and crooks have that "Vice City" doesn't? The voice talent of Christopher Walken and Gary Oldman as characters, for one thing. [Oct 2003, p.37]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The lethal-injection-wielding beastie and other gruesome monsters were designed by movie F/X guru Stan Winston. Luckily, you can transform into a hulking beast when the prison yard gets too crowded. Dead man morphing! [Feb 2004, p.32]
    • Playboy
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What does this action game packed with guns, cars and crooks have that "Vice City" doesn't? The voice talent of Christopher Walken and Gary Oldman as characters, for one thing. [Oct 2003, p.37]
    • Playboy
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What does this action game packed with guns, cars and crooks have that "Vice City" doesn't? The voice talent of Christopher Walken and Gary Oldman as characters, for one thing. [Oct 2003, p.37]
    • Playboy
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The lethal-injection-wielding beastie and other gruesome monsters were designed by movie F/X guru Stan Winston. Luckily, you can transform into a hulking beast when the prison yard gets too crowded. Dead man morphing! [Feb 2004, p.32]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The confusing gauges have been banished and the pesky laws of aerodynamics relaxed, freeing you to focus on sending Japanese and German pilots to their graves. [Dec 2003, p.44]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But behind the gimmicks Outlaw is a simplistic sports game that falls to pieces like a loose string bikini. [July 2003, p.34]
    • Playboy
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Keeping track of the entire team while under fire requires strategy, so try being more Rumsfeld and less Rambo. [July 2003, p.34]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One part racing, one part freestyle and all parts addictive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The action on the field is also masterfully recreated with a variety of fly and ground balls that spin, curve and bloop just as they do in real life, not to mention the comical errors that happen when fielders try to reel them in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Finally, a shooter for cowards! Kill.Switch is the first game to let you hide behind objects and blindly fire around corners. [Oct 2003, p.37]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game's biggest downfall is that it isn't particularly difficult.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few minor lapses in realism won't get in the way of Triple Play's addicting gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Finally, a shooter for cowards! Kill.Switch is the first game to let you hide behind objects and blindly fire around corners. [Oct 2003, p.37]
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    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game's too footloose for FIFA fans, not outrageous enough for Blitz devotees.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The occasionally mindless, thumb-numbing play gets a helpful boost from a random mission generator and gory hidden death traps that turn enemies into meat skewers. [May 2004]
    • Playboy
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The confusing gauges have been banished and the pesky laws of aerodynamics relaxed, freeing you to focus on sending Japanese and German pilots to their graves. [Dec 2003, p.44]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Frame rates are so horrendously slow in the game's crowded areas -- such as the cities -- that it becomes almost painful to even move your character, let alone interact with others.
    • 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]
    • Playboy
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even noncombat activities are seen from Cole's view, whether he's eating a cheeseburger or ogling his sexy sidekick. Brilliant. [May 2004]
    • Playboy
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Anyone who believes that fear is most intense when you're alone hasn't been dropped into a group of survivors fighting off flesh-eating zombies. [May 2004]
    • Playboy
    • 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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