TotalGames.net's Scores

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For 1,715 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Lowest review score: 5 Loons - The Fight for Fame
Score distribution:
1,715 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Considering we’re talking about a Game Boy title here, Doom is incredible.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Driven really takes a step forward in playability by actually injecting intelligence, plot and emotion into the traditionally faceless racing genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Dreamcast may be dead and buried but Virtua Tennis lives on in this essential GBA purchase. Excellent!
    • 42 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Although not very technical, there is still a great deal of fun and the Disney sparkle just shines through.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s the closest thing to a vaguely taxing "Banjo Kazooie" -style adventure we might ever get.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Rallisport Challenge 2 is bigger and better than any other rally game, leaving one simple equation - play this game or miss out on what could be the finest racer of 2004. [XBM]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The visual splendour of the whole land will undoubtedly entice Xbox owners to the shops - and quite rightly so - but it's the underlying quests that will keep them involved in the game until the bitter end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It may not be a "Halo"- or "Halo 2"-beater, but at the moment Pariah is the best alternative - and that alone is high praise indeed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The visuals are sharp, the audio is awesome (whack up the 5.1) and the action comes thick and fast in what is one of the most frenetic and exciting shooters we've seen for a while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The fact that NHL Hitz is so easy to pick up and then so playable once you're hooked is the thing that makes the game a total success in our book – there are so few sports games around these days that manage to do the job so well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s fast, furious and above all, a whole lot of fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There really is a good, solid wrestling simulation under all the brashness of the WWE. Finally the GameCube gets something to properly rival the "Smackdowns" on the PS2.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A title that really has to be played to be believed and if you want to get the most out of the game, see everything and take advantage of the unlockables you'll be playing and believing for a long, long while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The tracks! Wow! The first ones... well, they''re okay, and they seem fast, but they're not really anything you won't have seen before - that's for the first one or two. But from then on... hold onto your hat, or rather, hold onto your lunch! If you thought rollercoasters were bad, try this! Loops, dips and multiple junctions that make it possible to take a different route for every lap of the race.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My favourite touch is that your forces have only limited ammunition, while in many RTS games your guns seem to have an infinite supply of bullets.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put simply, Fantavision is a work of art. It’s beautiful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressively complete product, able to coax anyone with the slightest interest in its subject matter onto the ice – just don’t forget to bring a potential convert with you… it’s THAT kind of game!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With exceptional action, puzzles and scripting as well as good graphics and minimal loading times Extermination is a great and imaginative new addition to the horror/survival genre that will teach even Resident Evil a few tricks and ranks as Sony’s best PS2 game to date.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As well as upgrading the visuals and modes though, the controls have also been tweaked; while the original game was considered a bit too fast to play properly, Smackdown: JBI has been slowed down ever so slightly to allow for more strategic and authentic action… which is always a good thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We've played "Starfighter" and "Ace Combat 4" and they are both excellent titles, but if you want to be engrossed in a battle that looks great and plays like you always wanted a game to play, Dropship is certainly for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’ll have a constant smile on your face as well as enjoying an addictive and satisfying game of hockey. Excellent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The basic thrill of playing Starfighter cancels out these minor gripes and most players should find this an engrossing and explosive experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those that have completed the game the credits are one of the funniest things I have ever seen in a game. The credits run on for quite a while and almost make having completed the game an afterthought.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's engrossing and amazingly, imparts a deep, genuine love for numbers.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We've had a great deal of pleasure at the hands of evolution, even those of us who still swear quite vehemently that Tekken is The Daddy (Bonjour Chris) admitted that it’s a damn fine game. [Import]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a great game with visual flair and an immense depth of gameplay that recreates the “Sweet Science” perfectly.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s coup de grace, however, lies in the intelligence of the other characters you encounter.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    An excellent techno break beat soundtrack featuring the likes of Mix Master Mike and Rahzel puts the ice on a very tasty snow cake. The only thing that really lets this game down is a lack of game modes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Animation of the beautifully rendered characters and unit models particularly livens up the screen, and the attention to detail is often quite remarkable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The presentation of the game is spot-on and it's an interesting challenge for those hardened adventurers who prefer a who-dunnit puzzler to a comical romp in the park.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lords of the Realm was one of the best selling historical simulations ever but there was room for improvement. Lords 2 takes all the elements of the original and embellishes them, with added graphics, sound and gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The latest all-action game that still has lots to offer the strategy gamer so go, go go!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer quality of V-Rally 3 from its graphical detail and effects through to the depths of the Career mode shines through. It’s only the lack of a multiplayer option that spoils the party.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best golf game available.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exceptionally well designed, plays on a greater scale and requires more thought than Volition’s pretty baby ["Red Faction"] and so comes highly recommended.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single most impressive thing about this game is the visuals. It ‘s quite remarkable to behold. Not in a “isn’t that pretty as an oil painting” kind of way, but in the sheer grand scale of it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The huge array of skills and the depth of character development stay true to Fallout's predecessors while the play is a devious mix of precision and inspired tactics with a healthy dose of an army motto, "Check, check and check again!"
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who do most of their gaming alone may well prefer "Far Cry," but as far as multiplayer shooters go, this is the best game on the market, and well worth a gander.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s certainly a great game, but doesn’t break ground in the same way that Onimusha did.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In other words: You best get yaw white-boy, tea-drinking, mummy-kissing ass down to the staw – bitch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that Smackdown!: SYM is the only wrestling game on any console (not just the PS2) to have everything that the fans want… and a whole lot more. If that’s not enough of a reason to go out and get it, we don’t know what is.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With beautifully realised fantasy words to explore and depth that belies its surface-sweetened nastiness, this is one that will satisfy all who feel the need for unbridled platform action. And attitude.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Get your fix of mindless killing right here, you won''t regret it - this is after all ''Unreal''.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I know that there will be people reading this thinking the idea is the dullest one in history, but so did I until I played it. Give this a try and you won't regret it - just expect to want to spend more time with your virtual friends than your real ones.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like your racing fast, fun, highly controllable and mouth-wateringly gorgeous to look at, however, then this is definitely one title you want to add to your pool of games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The response of each craft, no matter how demanding, feels gloriously authentic and exudes the same order of weighty behaviour which so successfully separates A-Spec from GT2.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All things considered, this is one of the best games to try and merge two genres, and it does so very successfully - despite a few minor flaws that don't detract too much from the gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    How much fun you can have just hosing down iron with bullets is something for you to decide, since we’ve gone beyond that and are only truly happy with precision. But that’s the whole Time Crisis point, ain’t it?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks gorgeous, handles sweetly and is ‘totally bitchin’ when played against other like-minded, bloodthirsty players – there must be some price to pay amongst all this triumph.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A totally engrossing experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ICO
    The game is practically faultless and comes recommended to all, but it won’t last forever and is over too soon. Then again, the same could be said for sunset, but people don’t stop watching that because the onset of night is inevitable and quick.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To put them in order we'd say that TC3 is better than TC2 but both of them still hover behind Titan. This is an excellent lightgun game that just misses being truly great and goes on to kill an innocent bystander.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not significantly superior to 2000, but we defy any fighting game fan not to be totally entertained and impressed by the scope for astonishingly satisfying and complex battles in both titles.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a remarkable achievement and watching Kratos zig-zag throughout ancient Greece destroying everything in his path is a surprisingly empowering experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Underneath all the 'hilariosity' though, are some rock solid physics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Get it, it makes all other flight titles feel like you're flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog sh.t out of Hong Kong.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Lucifer's Call is a brave RPG and for that, it deserves both your admiration and your gaming time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well, now Fahrenheit is here in all its understated, slow-burning glory; and chances are most gamers will probably be blissfully unaware that the adventure genre has changed for the better in Quantic Dream's latest masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considering that we're still ploughing through the 2004 edition without complaint, we daresay there'll be more than enough to fill the time between now and next year, when we'll inevitably see Tiger Woods 2006 if his career-skid interface hasn't become any more severe.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as racing games go this is currently unrivalled and you would be more than hard pushed to find a better motorbike title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No doubt the satisfaction gleaned is as alien to some as the allure of Sudoku to others, but being in that small Tactics RPG clique makes it all the sweeter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As addictive as its predecessor thanks to its hypnotic racing, perfect feel and disregard for videogame rules.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With so many World War II games on the market, Earned In Blood's dedication to creating an understanding of what the war meant to those who fought it, as much as providing the player with a recognisable game, should be lauded.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This really is classic stuff. Most games of this ilk can be effortlessly breezed through within a couple of goes, but not this monster. Despite having ten continues as standard, you''ll lose them within the first three levels -- leaving vast chunks of unexplored terrain that''ll have you begging for extra credits. [JPN Import]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Faithful fans will have a good solid game in their collections with six new tracks and an unthinkable amount of extra horsepower to play with.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pace is always utterly frantic, usually over in under a couple of minutes, and gives players an uncontrollable urge to come back for more.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The problem with this game for most adult gamers is that we remember it only too well! And though a surprising amount of changes have been made for this version, it's still not quite what GBA freaks deserve.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But once you get past the amazing new backgrounds, funky tunes and endless different game options, the best thing on this cart is just the basic Tetris game, played the same as it’s always been.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another fantastic game from the masters of extreme sports.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The feeling of satisfaction when everything locks together like a giant jigsaw puzzle is enormous. Despite its flaws, this is a fantastic slice of gaming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refreshing experience that reminds us what gaming is all about. Right from the start, the levels just beg to be explored and the vibrant graphics and quirky sense of humour make you smile.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the moment you kick Tony Hawk's 3 into action there’s this overwhelming feeling of perfection.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very fast arcade-style game that is positively overflowing with character.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's strange but there is something even more satisfying about capping a stranger on Live than there is killing a friend sat next to you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game whose high-resolution graphics, expansive levels and creatively devised puzzles will delight Xbox owners everywhere.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather than confusing the player with endless pages of stats or making the controls overly complicated (something Smilebit did with "GunValkyrie"), the company has achieved just the right balance of gameplay, visuals, atmosphere and story line.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The closest you’re going to get to a realistic war simulation. Oh yes there’s no doubt about it we’ve been waiting for Commando’s 2 for a long time and now it’s finally here we’re far from disappointed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s got more longevity than a lot of games out there today and offers a style of gameplay that we’ve loved ever since the original Tony Hawk’s game. Acclaim, we salute you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This was already a fine game on the PC but we’d go so far as to say that this is the best version of Wolfenstein we’ve played.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The good things: The ten thousand-odd lines of spoken dialogue. The choice-driven story. The sheer number of quests and mini games. The ability to construct your own lightsaber: green, blue, purple or yellow; double-ended, single blade or even a short and long lightsaber in each hand. This is a game made by Star Wars fans for Star Wars fans.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pure undiluted fun. After an hour or so of play any grudges with the control system or the textures are soon forgotten.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a rally fan then the addictive gameplay coupled with the sight of the perfectly recreated cars racing around official tracks should be enough to overlook any rough edges.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It looks a hell of a lot better, runs smoother and feels faster. So there’s no confusion here then: this is not a straight port. Got that? Good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s easy to pick up and play, it’s addictive, it’s chock full of bonuses to unlock. It is by far and away the best golf game we’ve played.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animations are perfectly complemented by the pixel perfect shadowing and some truly stunning effects, such as the player leaving marks on the clay courts as they skid across to reach for a shot.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Midas touch that has served so many Rockstar games has found its way into Midnight Club II, and although the game is by no means perfect, it is the breath of fresh air that should lift it above the glut of average racers that have wormed their way onto the console recently.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about The Sims just reeks of quality and charm; from the way that every Sim action is beautifully animated to the way they talk to each other, and you, in voices that you can almost make out. But can’t.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hit top speed on a lengthy straight and the world slips into a stylised flat-out blur that offers an impression of unblinkable speed almost unparalleled since the original "WipEout" on PlayStation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are just about enough moves to avoid repetition to keep the combat consistently exciting. The animation on all of the moves is superior to just about every other game of its kind.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a standalone product it’s wonderful and offers (save for an official license) everything a rally fan would desire: brilliant handling, sumptuous visuals, deformable cars and much more besides. But if you’ve played the last game to death there may not be enough of a difference to make you want to buy it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's supposed to be fun and with this it has no problem, and no equal. If the first game was ‘hole in one’ perfect then Tiger Woods 2004 doesn’t even need to take a swing – it's cool enough already.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of those infamous games that you'll pick up long after completion just for the fun of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coupled with the unrivalled level design, the marriage of elements is a strong one... one that easily claims the extreme top spot and raises the bar that one notch higher.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep. Beautiful. Phantasmal. These are all words to describe Phantom Dust, one of the most brilliantly conceived games on Xbox that you may never play. [JPN Import]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily a contender for game of the year and, potentially, the last great piece of original gaming left for current-gen Xbox owners to discover.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few adventures out there give you a world as detailed and lush as Beyond Good & Evil.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic achievement and a must buy for any Resident Evil fan. The new gameplay additions may even sway those of you who couldn’t get to grips with Remake.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So many games nowadays fall short when it comes to life span, but Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is the very definition of value for money.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is it the most beautiful racing game we’ve seen since SEGA’s "Ferrari F355 Challenge," but it’s also more playable—amazingly—than "WaveRace 64."