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 4.7 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Essentially "SSX" on dirt with a couple of obvious and notable gameplay differences, plus more adrenaline and attitude.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If the game had more depth or difficulty it would perhaps be the top arcade racer on the PS2--instead it's just a very good, though not great, game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    EA Sports is headed in the right direction, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With a graphics overhaul (989 Sports: think louder and brighter with your color scheme) and more forgiving gameplay, MLB could be comparable to High Heat Baseball in its depth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This game takes the Steve Spurrier/Mike Martz offensive philosophy - PASS, PASS, and PASS again - and mixes it with a lethal combination of steroids and fire in order to give the most barbaric fan what they want.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The AI is a mixed bag. As mentioned before, their pitch selection along with their swing selection are realistic. However, the AI base running is not good at all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The new addition of the lengthy franchise mode along with the addicting create-a-player portion of the game certainly makes the game more enjoyable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What sets the game apart from its rival is the obvious better graphics.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite some of the AI problems NASCAR Thunder 2002 still provides a good race. The huge field certainly enhances the gameplay and makes passing a key aspect of the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The cure for your sim racing obsessions -- smashing through junkyards and leaping over freight trains in a single bound will put a smile on even the most dedicated simulation junkie's face. It's not a great game, but you'll have a great time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's not as user friendly as MVP, nor is it as realistic as ESPN. Still, it's a worthwhile purchase if you like simming games and take on the front office duties.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Sure, Live has the reputation of being a more fastbreaking, high-scoring game; in many ways it still is, but in trying to take a step with realism, the game lost its arcade appeal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    DICE has done a respectable job of transferring the Midtown Madness experience to the Xbox.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While there are some audio and AI issues, overall the game has progressed since last year. The grudge and alliance system adds a whole new element to gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's the best-looking NASCAR racer on any of the next generation consoles...The AI is solid most of the time, but there are instances where you get clipped for no known reason.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A damage model makes the game more intriguing, although it is available in only one mode. The graphics suffer from pop-up and collision detection miscues, but overall the game looks good.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The real gem of the post game is that as your player nears the basket, the AI team eventually double teams him. When it does, you find the open man for a mid- or long-range jumper. This is basketball 101, and I love it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The racing is intense and should appeal to arcade racing fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Newcomers to the Tony Hawk series will receive the most enjoyment and challenge from THPS2x, but fans of the series may want to take a brief trip down memory lane, courtesy of the Xbox.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The AI, which is the weak point in this game, can be a bit cheeky at times and will often wreak havoc on the course. If you can manage the AI, you'll find a game with plenty of passing and quality racing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    While it's merely decent as a single-player game, it absolutely shines when played with friends. Regrettably, EA has once again denied Xbox owners online play, preventing the game from reaching its full potential on the Xbox.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Although the AI isn't very good, the game still plays fine. Blitz 2k1 is so entertaining it becomes easy to overlook some of the downfalls.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Despite the lacking legacy mode of the game and some issues in the running game, NCAA 2K2 is an incredibly fun play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [Score clarification: 85 if you've never played "NHL 2001"; 75 if you have]. If you've never played NHL 2001 then this game has a ton of replay value with custom tournaments, international teams, a fairly decent season/franchise mode and online play.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It will mostly appeal to hardcore fans of snowboarding and those who enjoyed the first version...it is the most realistic snowboarding game currently available for the PS2.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sound package continues to be exceptional in this series. But the camera work is atrocious. There's simply no good camera in the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At first, I was so taken in by the new physics, sound, and overall look that some of those faults didn't bother me...With some more work, especially on the AI and damage modeling, we could have a real winner here, but as it stands, a great driving model wrapped in a far less than satisfactory overall experience just doesn't quite make the grade.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While EA Sports' F1 title has better graphics, sound, and features, Formula One 2001's superior driving and racing model make it the PS2 F1 game of choice in my mind.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If they fix most of what's wrong above, I'd estimate the actual Overall score would increase to somewhere in the 94-97 range. The game is THAT good and, unfortunately, THAT buggy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the gameplay leaves much for my appetite, the rest of the game is solid. If the gameplay can be improved A LOT for next year, we might be looking at the best college basketball game on the market.