Sports Gaming Network's Scores

  • Games
For 254 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 98 World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International
Lowest review score: 20 Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 254
254 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The key is the gameplay. While there are some nagging issues, the game is balanced overall and will appeal to fans of the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A great portrayal of professional basketball. While its counterpart, "NBA Live," may have more razzle and dazzle, ESPN has the fundamentals covered. If you know the difference between a "2" and a "5" when it comes to basketball positions, ESPN is your choice.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The additions of the VIP, online seasons and tournaments, and weekly schedules make this game hard to pass up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The 43-car field in the Xbox version compared to 25-car field in the PS2 version is by far what makes the Xbox game better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The key to the game is the balance of arcade and sim elements of the gameplay. The game is flat out fun to play, which is what counts the most.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Those familiar with the 2K series already know it's the best basketball franchise around. For all others, welcome to the party.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you can get past some of the sloppy control and strong defensive qualities of the game (including a too-effective poke check), you'll find a game completely opposite all other arcade based titles on the market.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If EA Sports increased shot making difficulty and paid a little more attention to golf physics detail, Tiger Woods 2003 would probably be the first game I ever gave close to a perfect score.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best modern F1 racing sim to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    More than just a slight improvement over last year’s version. It’s my favorite version to date primarily due to the reduction of goalie ability. While the neutral zone play isn’t there like the past, overall the game plays better than ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There were enough nuances and respect for fundamentals that I felt like I could use my basketball I.Q. as an advantage. And yet, the game is playable, even for someone who has never touched the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    BBCF has made an excellent debut, bringing a game that blends a deep recruiting engine with an unparalleled breadth of team playcalling control.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Whereas most types of gamers are likely to enjoy "SSX 3," only those with an interest in snowboarding will fully appreciate Amped 2.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    No question about it, Amped is the most addictive snowboarding title on the market today for any system.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 3D accelerated graphics are a big boost in my eyes and the addition of the APCD is going to give this sim the legs it's been lacking in recent years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge improvement over the past few versions of the game. The game has a good balance between realism and fast arcade style action.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of solid game play, entertaining commentary, and unparalleled replay value make NCAA 2003 one of the best sports games ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I'll play games of arcade style hockey for instant gratification, I'll stick with NHL 2K3 for its depth. It's as close to real hockey as you can find currently on a console.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It would be a tragedy if this wild romp got lost among this year's many blockbusters. The variety is fantastic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be revolutionary, but it has enough going for it to suck in most gamers, regardless of their skill level or feelings toward golf. Only haughty golf purists or those truly burnt out on the Tiger Woods franchise should consider getting their golfing fix elsewhere.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have yet to notice any pop-up or draw-in in the game. The developers did a tremendous job of hiding these artifacts behind tunnels and turns such that once you make a curve or pop over a hill the images flow naturally.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is just plain fun and I can honestly say that I would rather play Live 2001 than almost half of the PS2's line-up of launch games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the new minicamp, rookie scouting, improved DB AI as well as the create-a-play feature, this game is definitely fun in the long term. Add that in with the existing franchise mode from last year and it only gets better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most realistic playing hockey title to date and a fun one at that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually MSR is second to none with highly detailed environments...Likewise, the AI can be bullish at times, but with cunning driving you can beat them at their own game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's time to forgive Acclaim for the sins of "QB Club." Vanishing Point makes forgiveness easy. This is one dandy racer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A must-buy for recruiting nuts. If recruiting is your cup of tea, I can't envision a game getting any better than this.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While there is no doubt in my mind that NFL 2k3 is the most realistic football game on the market, I am not sold that is the most fun. Madden does play at a faster pace, but it is much easier to pick up on and scoring is much easier.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The game is far from perfect due to questionable AI and some issues with physics. The liberties taken with the physics keeps the game from being the true simulation most gamers think it is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The selection of courses is excellent, and the outdoor Enduro environments are packed with tons of thrills and secret locations.