Total Video Games' Scores

  • Games
For 1,397 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 TimeSplitters 2
Lowest review score: 10 LOL: Never Party Alone!
Score distribution:
1397 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is the best version around, but it’s because the game is just so much fun that people should pick this one up. If you’ve own the PS2 version or have played it before, there’s not much point.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Empire: Total War continues the franchise’s legacy, simply a masterpiece in the strategy genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most impressive part of NBA2k2’s presentation is not the graphics, sumptuous as they are, but the audio. The commentary in this game is wonderful, the best in any sports game to put it simply.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite honestly the first realistic shooter I’ve found myself completely enthralled within. It’s cross between Medal of Honor/Call of Duty and Full Spectrum Warrior gameplay creates an experience that is fresh and compelling, while the multiplayer mode should make this one of the most popular titles around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I found the game very deep and rewarding even with just one license. With over 70 cars to choose from, there really is quite a variety in driving styles throughout the different models over the decades.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a vast collection of challenges for you to try, some simple, some stupidly difficult.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Retains a feeling that we haven't felt from playing videogames in a long, long time; perhaps it's the sheer difficulty challenge, a key component to many long-forgotten classics; perhaps it's the fact that gameplay prevails over story and character development, something sadly missing from many of today's games; perhaps it's just the fact that Ninja Gaiden is just a damn fun game to play.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War II just seems to go on and on, without ever resorting to needless padding or levels for the sake of it. It's one of those few games that you just don't want to finish, and surprisingly never seems to come to this climax.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its frustrating gameplay could have easily become tiring, but they’ve got the balance just right to ensure you carry on playing, knowing that you can get that little bit further with a little bit of practise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put Chu Chu is sheer simplicity yet devilishly tough gaming perfection.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    World at War also sees the implementation of four-player co-operative gameplay online, and two-player split-screen, with options for a meta-game or just regular co-op. Despite its smooth running, the co-op isn't the most effective we've seen - getting further in the game on co-op won't unlock those missions on Solo - which seems a bit backward compared to other titles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game can be used a classic example of great game design, everything from the levels to the control set-up to the actual game structure is as near to perfection as we could have hoped for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blur is to racing games what Modern Warfare was to shooters. It easily combines the solid racing action we've come to expect from Bizarre Creations with power-ups that provide plenty of depth and options in the game. More significantly its the multitude of layers to the game, in terms of extra challenges and multiplayer, that creates the most absorbing arcade racing action we've had since Burnout Revenge. Simply a must-have for racing fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rez
    One of the most groundbreaking titles around... a truly unique ‘game’ and of the finest Sega created titles ever, one that everybody can play yet it’s individuality will divide gamers into those that love it and those that don’t.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game that you must own - even if you think that you don't enjoy the franchise thus far, the fact is that like Ridge Racers, the THUG2 experience is very complimentary with the whole ethos of PSP.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must get for any serious RPG gamer. Looks great sitting next to Final Fantasy VII.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The big improvement for me is that everything is a lot less linear then before; it really does feel that your actions directly influence Ryo’s progress through the adventure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Dead Space 2 were a sci-fi character, it would be the cigarette smoking man from The X-Files: dark, mysterious, sinister, and intense. If you're a survival horror fan then look no further - Dead Space 2 provides the genre master-class on current-gen systems. The one major detraction is a disappointingly shallow multiplayer experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Dead Space 2 were a sci-fi character, it would be the cigarette smoking man from The X-Files: dark, mysterious, sinister, and intense. If you're a survival horror fan then look no further - Dead Space 2 provides the genre master-class on current-gen systems. The one major detraction is a disappointingly shallow multiplayer experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Accessible to everyone and extremely addictive to anybody who picks up the pad. It’s a meltdown of different sensations and probably the type of videogame you’d pick to generalise exactly what ‘Playstation’ is all about.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's unlikely to rekindle the impact of Street Fighter II, there's little denying that Street Fighter IV is a return to the joyful simplicity of the game that spawned an entire era.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no denying Fallout 3 is little more than Oblivion in a post-apocalyptic setting. However that's more a compliment than complaint.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A homecoming for The Creative Assembly; an opportunity to show how far the series has come in the ten years since its inception and, as far as we're concerned, it's a homecoming of ticker-tape parade proportions. This latest Total War marks a peak in the series not so much for its landmark features but for the amount of love and sheer dedication that's been applied to the setting. Truly, it's a beautiful recreation of Feudal Japan with gameplay to fit that billing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single player mode is truly amazing and very gripping. The multiplayer side of the game sets a new standard in first person shooters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pure exhilaration; it’s an adrenaline-fuelled romp that will satisfy even the most extreme racers out there.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly a fantastic game and shines like a diamond stone. With the limitations of the PlayStation, the developers have still managed to cram every last bit of detail into this one. Go out a buy it. Now!
    • Total Video Games
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best platformers in years, which oozes charm and has both enjoyment and depth to ensure you’ll want to play it over and over again.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It begins at a frantic pace and those early stages are particularly brilliant, however it's over all too soon and the cliffhanger climax is likely to infuriate as many as those who begin counting down the days until "Halo 3."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are fresh and the water effects are fantastic. You’ll find it hard to get bored of this title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once you get past the initial phase of disappointment UT2003 delivers everything you’d want from a FPS. The action is intense, the presentation flawless and more importantly it just feels great, definitely packing that ‘oh yeah’ factor in spades.