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 SSX Tricky
Lowest review score: 20 Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 254
254 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Fast, smooth, detailed, and colorful...THPS3 simply makes the previous games of the series look like battered stepchildren.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If I could sum up my over 5000 word review in one word, it would be "Wow."
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I've been playing soccer games for more than 15 years, ... Now while there have been many excellent live-action soccer games over that period nothing comes close to either Evolution or GameNight.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Updated Career mode? Check. New tricks? Check. Online play? Check. Hopelessly addictive gameplay? Check! Yup, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 just about has it all.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    EA must have been hanging out in newsgroups, forums, and review sites listening to consumers complain about the passing game as the secondary AI has definitely improved for the better.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It's so good, I find it humorous that ESPN uses Madden for its pre-game show.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    In the end, I want substance over style, and NCAA Football 2004 is the poster child for that.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    SSX
    With tight gameplay, huge environments, and stunning graphics, SSX is the most enjoyable snowboarding game ever made, and it is easily one of the best games available for the PS2.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    There is simply so much depth that even after 4 months of playing this game, and years of playing the preceding titles in the series I am still amazed by something every single match.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Just flat out fun to play. Is it better than "Sega GT?" Yes. Is it better than "F-355?" Yes. I can honestly say that it's the best racer on the Dreamcast and on any system for that matter. "Whoa! Man, are you saying this is the best racer of all time?" Yep, that's what I'm saying.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If it weren't for the beautiful graphics, great sound, awesome gameplay, and enormous replay value NBA2K1 would have nothing going for it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The gameplay engine is brilliant, not only for its attention to detail, but also for its perpetual challenge. I don’t think I can categorize the gameplay as “easy to pick up, but difficult to master” but I never think I’m being cheated by the CPU.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A major improvement over last year's version in terms of both the gameplay and the in-game features.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The game uses DTS Interactive and SurroundSoundScape audio technologies to deliver a dynamically enveloping and completely stunning audio presentation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    For football sim fans, we want to be able to customize just about every aspect of the AI. 2K3 attempts this to a certain extent, but it still has a ways to go.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The advanced controls let you take unprecedented control of virtually every aspect of the game. With it the running game is improved and the defense rises to a new level. All this boils down to one great football game.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I don't know if Keanu Reeves is a gamer, but if he is, he would probably say, "Whoa, these are some most excellent graphics...dude!"
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed "SSX Tricky," you will love SSX 3--it's as simple as that. Even if you hated "Tricky," you still might dig this sequel.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I love both games, with ESPN being a better gameplay game and Madden holding the edge with game modes and options. But, graphically, the two are similar and so is the replay value.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Delivers graphically and excels in the running game, but its passing game comes up short.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    ESPN's fatigue problems and lazy secondary play detract from the game, but the first person view, running game, and overall presentation show ESPN is a strong contender.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    To say that Madden 2005 is the best of all the games is accurate, but is it the strongest year-to-year improvement? To that, I say no. Nonetheless, Madden is king.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Even in a year when EA's FIFA series was pretty solid, Winning Eleven again reigns king because of its excellent game engine and overall depth.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I'm not saying Street is more or less realistic than "Live," but Street is better at being an arcade b-ball title than "Live" or "2k3" at being a sim.