Total Video Games' Scores

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For 1,401 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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Halo: Reach
Lowest review score: 10 LOL
Score distribution:
1,401 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a simply must buy product.
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This really is a staggering game with so much effort obviously put in to it, you just have to be impressed.
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Smashing down the barriers between videogames and movies, GTA4 is what happens when flawless game design and ridiculously high production values collide.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A decade on from "Mario 64" and Miyamoto delivers another landmark title, one that almost grips the term 'instant classic' with both hands tightly right from the off. Innovative level design, original gameplay, the best graphics and soundtrack on Wii to date, and the return to form of the first true superstar of videogames (sorry "Pac-Man") means that Galaxy will no doubt be looked back upon in years to come with the same level of veneration as "Mario 64" is today.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s simple if you loved the first two titles you need this one, newcomers may be put off as the game is beginning to get more complex.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply the best game I have ever had the pleasure of playing.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best videogames experience we've had in a very long time. It’s not about the blood, or being able to indulge in illegal activities, although amusing, the simple fact is that GTA3 is so playable.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I couldn't possibly say enough in this review to give you an idea of how unbelievable this game is, you will have to experience it for yourself...and try and do it with a 5.1 stereo system...One of the best videogames ever created.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a perfect cocktail of action, suspense, logic, style and substance; you simply couldn't ask for anything more.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trying to usurp "System Shock II" in the scary stakes is no easy feat, and whilst Bioshock doesn't quite manage to replicate the fear I remember in 1999, it does have its moments. Plenty of times I found myself eager to progress, but at the same time, terrified to take a step further in fear of what lay ahead.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is without a doubt one of the best games ever made. Every true gamer should own this game, Goldeneye is an absolute must. Personally I don’t think I will ever stop playing this game, I love it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2 is a magnificent example of how this generation can infuse movie production quality with enjoyable gameplay and maintain a sense of fluidity throughout the feature presentation. The sheer craft on display throughout every single moment deserves every accolade it receives; truly Naughty Dog has delivered a generation-defining experience that is worthy of buying/borrowing/stealing a PS3.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A revelation, a renaissance for the series and truly a next-gen Resident Evil that should re-ignite the franchise all over again.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Half Life 2: Orange Box is undoubtedly the best value videogame around. Admittedly it may not have the sheer numbers of the dodgy '200-in-1' packs found in car-boot sales across the country during the 90's, but you'll rarely find something of this quality and diversity wrapped in one box.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By making choice, dialogue and characters the key ingredients, Mass Effect 2 delivers an experience in which the player feels directly at the core - more so than any other game we can think of. It effortlessly expands the scope of the original, creating a universe which is deeply engrossing and a plot that you can't help feeling part of.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of free-form gaming; one of the most ambitious games of this generation.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Do not let the visual style put you off, you'll soon warm to it like everybody I've ever seen who's taken one look at the game. However more importantly the gameplay is the definition of perfection.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tracks to this game can get sort of boring after awhile of playing the game (most of the tracks are the same, they just re-route them for you to go in different directions).
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A perfect balance between videogames and cinema.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A true platform defining title; in 20 years time gamers will look back at the Playstation2 and hold GTA: San Andreas as the true epoch-making title of the times. Nothing can be understated, RockStar North have truly delivered beyond everybody’s expectations.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The massive amount of new features sets this game miles apart from "GTA: 3" - everything from interior locations, the combat, the graphics to the car handling has been improved, making this into a totally brilliant game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly one of the finest games in recent years, LittleBigPlanet deserves every single shred of a 10. You won't find a more polished or rewarding videogame this year, and for quite some time we'd imagine.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers the qualities we've come to expect from Rockstar in abundance, but just slips up short of GTA IV in delivering an experience that transcends the remit of a video game. Not quite a genre-defining experience, but one that offers a whole heap of entertainment for your money.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything we wanted; the graphics are so realistic it’s actually quite scary. The sound effects and background music push your adrenaline to the max, and you’ll find yourself in shock after playing this game.
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    • 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."
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers the qualities we've come to expect from Rockstar in abundance, but just slips up short of GTA IV in delivering an experience that transcends the remit of a video game. Not quite a genre-defining experience, but one that offers a whole heap of entertainment for your money.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Genius is an often overused word but Valve's work on Portal 2 is genius in the truest sense. The studio has exhibited exceptional creativity in the game, even compared to some of its other masterpieces. If we could give it 11/10, we would.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Genius is an often overused word but Valve's work on Portal 2 is genius in the truest sense. The studio has exhibited exceptional creativity in the game, even compared to some of its other masterpieces. If we could give it 11/10, we would.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an incredible system that only gets better with repeated play. Every aspect of control is duly handed to the player.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 ticks all of the right boxes: varied gameplay, immersive story, engaging gunplay, superb multiplayer, and the list goes on... If we're being really nitpicky, then we might suggest that there aren't many innovative features in the game. However, MW2's Spec Ops mode is fresh enough to ensure that the overall package isn't a stale one, while the long-term appeal of adversarial multiplayer will stretch out until the next Infinity Ward release with ease.