Stuff's Scores

  • Games
For 431 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 City of Heroes
Lowest review score: 0 Killer7
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 431
431 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Watching our zombie army do our brain-eating dirty work for us was a gaming moment we won't soon forget.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A movie feature allows you to create short films, right down to the last camera angle, with your Sims as the cast. There are no overarching goals in the game, but that doesn't prevent it from being fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    XXI is certainly more polished than previous installments, sporting better voice work (Randy Orton ain't just phoning it in, anymore) and cleaner graphics. We especially enjoyed the Create-A-Fighter feature.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Making Ninja Gaiden harder is like ordering waffles fixed with broken glass, with a helping of broken glass on the side. It's downright tasty at times, but you better have a taste for it before scarfing it down.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Support for both PS2 Online and Xbox Live 3.0 and a deep franchise mode extend the shelf life of the game well beyond the Home Run Derby and Quickplay options.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    These are some of the best graphics you'll ever see. Your first confrontation with the V-Rex (yes, that's what Peter J. is calling it) will be very, very memorable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nanostray's old school, Galaga-style, kill 'em all action left us with sweaty armpits and racing hearts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    And yet there's still something here that kept us playing to the end. Can't quite put our finger on it...ah yes, now we remember what it was: This game has a story that's almost too damn good for a video game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This rock-solid baseball sim features improved hitting and pitching mechanics, and addictive-as-Red Bull mini-games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The legs are long, the sex is gratuitous, and the violence is very, very violent. DOA 4 is definitely firing on all pistons. Still, for a series with the word "alive" on the box cover, these characters all seem kind of plastic, hollow, heartless, and downright bloodless.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The white-hot fire fights are so intense they actually made our underarms moist. The PSP screen practically shudders with explosions, shotgun fire and discarded shell casings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sure, you can choose BMX bikes instead of traditional boards, and the soundtrack of punk covers is the best freaking Tony Hawk soundtrack yet, bar none, but whether or not you'll love this game completely depends on how full your Hawk tank already is.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With over 20 weapons and gadgets at your disposal, you can rappel up a wall or bludgeon an enemy into submission with a wine bottle. It’s decidedly low-tech, but pleasing in a visceral way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    And yet there's still something here that kept us playing to the end. Can't quite put our finger on it…ah yes, now we remember what it was: This game has a story that's almost too damn good for a video game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Greg Gumble and Clark Kellogg do a nice job with postgame highlights and their "Selection Sunday" show lends real NCAA flavor to the proceedings. In the booth, Vern Lundquist and Bill Rafferty do a solid job of keeping commentary interesting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The large number of cut scenes seems a little distracting at first, but once you get used to them, they add a lot of depth to the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the nutball MK mythos is annoying—click through those windy speeches by Raiden as quickly as possible—it's all good once disembodied heads are bouncing around like popcorn.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    EA spruced up this year's installment with off-load tackling, aka, you can now pass as you're being driven into the mud.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Don't let this game's boring name or boring content fool you. This is one of the best golf games out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The sequel to last year's third-person/real-time strategy game set in Star Wars land once again manages to be the 'Nam of Wars games. In other words, the disc does a heck of job of trying to make you feel like you're really "in the sh.t" on Coruscant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s decidedly low-tech, but pleasing in a visceral way. While many scenes play out on foot, there are plenty of vehicles to operate, from tanks and choppers to a Porsche Cayenne.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    And to top it all off, Lockdown features Lifetime channel–style scenes that do their damnedest to to make you think of your squad mates as real pals instead of the "meat shields" they really are.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the nutball MK mythos is annoying-click through those windy speeches by Raiden as quickly as possible-it's all good once disembodied heads are bouncing around like popcorn.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Here's a puck game that's actually worthy of old number 99. The Franchise mode is nice and deep, the Wayne Vs. Wayne Arcade mode is mad addictive and the on-ice action is super slick without ever being too over-the-top.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The large number of cut scenes seems a little distracting at first, but once you get used to them, they add a lot of depth to the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This sturdy racing game features solid racing mechanics and a decent sense of speed, but it's a little unapologetically corny at times.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tackles in the game—some of which can literally send players flying into the bleachers—are the most vertebrae-jangling hits we've seen this side of a roller derby.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Getting the timing down on when to load up the front suspension for extra liftoff on jumps takes a few races, but it quickly becomes second nature. Unfortunately, the game isn't very realistic when it comes to rider collisions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The stealth levels are the only other chink in the game's chain mail. Just when you finish turning arenas into butcher shops, who's in the mood for a little Metal Gear-style stealth? Answer: not us.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worth buying, especially for the cartoon raunchiness. But don't let on that this is the only way you meet women.