TotalGames.net's Scores

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For 1,714 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 SoulCalibur II
Lowest review score: 5 Loons - The Fight for Fame
Score distribution:
1714 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing about it that really makes us want to recommend it, or play it for any extended period of time. We think this is simply because by today's standards, it's very average.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If this genre really is what you’re into, you’re going to enjoy this game. As always, there’s absolutely loads to do and think about.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While this is infinitely superior to "Robotech: Battlecry," it's lacks the subtle mix of arcade with strategy that made "Gungriffon Blaze" such excellent yet shabbier bargain basket bargain.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Just a wasted opportunity. Of course, we are totally missing the point here because the game is aimed at players as young as eight, and we are therefore being far too damning in our criticism, but what the hell, we love kiddie platformers just as much as any juvenile, and we still thought this game was unimaginative and distinctly lame.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A refreshingly original take on a notoriously starchy genre; tongue in cheek, sword in hand and pants around ankles. Hail to the king.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not only is the atmosphere of this one second to none, the game that it surrounds is massively rewarding and challenging in equal measures.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The biggest problem we have with this game is the sad fact that a few of the games seem to suffer from occasional slowdown.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It has personality, it has clever puzzles, it has things to collect and above all, it's an absolute blast to play. It's only the dream sections that let this down and repetition does creep in towards the end but even so, it doesn't take the sheen off a sparkling sequel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It really does feel like being there, or at least watching it on the television in the early hours of the morning, without having to stay up late.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A lack of any multi-player action just adds to the pain and is as heinous a crime that a videogame could commit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Frankly, this an ugly piece of game that hopes its strategic heart will cover up meathead combat and disgustingly short draw distances. Not for this money, no way. Strictly for fans only, and we mean that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Overall, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 is a great addictive sports title, which is certainly way above par.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The artificial feel of the game hampers its campaign to become one of the best shooters of its kind, and (as we’ve seen time and time again) the main gimmick has sold the rest of the experience short.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    So, it’s a mixed bag then – some great shooting and driving levels marred by the lacklustre fps sections.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six Lockdown doesn't quite join the ranks of the big guns because it has too many inconsistencies and troublesome flaws to hold up as an endlessly entertaining experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It is a genuinely disgusting game and is also extremely original and playable. Got any roach?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    On one hand, it’s got quite a good structure and the technical style is impressive, but on the other it’s just not fun to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We also love the fact that many of the in-world objects can be used as weapons (chairs, ashtrays, spades) and that you can take hostages, releasing them after a incapacitating squeeze to the throat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    While it doesn’t do anything new, it’s nice enough if you’re desperate for something in the colourful platform adventure genre. Sadly, it’s difficult for all the wrong reasons.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    For our thoughts on Doubles in Smash Court 2, take the implied criticism of the last sentence, breed it with a retarded monkey suffering with diarrhoea, square the answer and you'll have some idea how awkward a mode this is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In all likelihood, we can see the charm of this game fizzling out in a couple of weeks, but it's damned good fun while it lasts. [JPN Import]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taking the accepted route and reviewing the title on the quality by which it ape’s real-life however, we find a game which delivers exactly what hardcore b’ball fans would want. You know into which camp you fall.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Frankly, gamers fall into two categories: those who recognise these titles (and will probably jump at the chance for some cheap reminiscence), and modern gamers who should better know their history. This super-cheap pack is recommended to both.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far from perfect: a few choice annoyances ensure this. But in terms of enjoyment, there is a sizeable chunk of hours to play through, with or without the story sequences.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Aside from a few camera issues the game is visually stunning, combine this with the show stealing repartee between the major players and Destroy All Humans! becomes an almost essential addition to your gaming galaxy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Sadly, Genji gameplay appears to be as stuck in the past as its setting and there's no amount of elegance that can cover a flaw like that up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those with an open mind The Summoner is a very original and very entertaining game that melds PC and console gaming perfectly to create something very original indeed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Add to this some slightly suspect enemy AI and a series of horribly misguided cut-scenes (these attempt to ape the dark humour of Robocop and fail) and you’ve got a fairly mediocre release.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Once the initial novelty of letting your Sims do a Petula Clarke has worn off, there isn't actually a massive amount of new stuff here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The sheer quality of every graphic, sound effect, the gripping playability and the level of detail to be found in the game goes to show what effort the team has made to produce a stunning title, congratulations to them!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The responsive controls, intelligent racing and challenging tracks more than make up for the rather disappointing graphics that are becoming the signature of the series.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Manages to offer you completely believable and very original environments that don’t just go for all the usual stereotypes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Repetitive and tiresome at times but that's not the problem. The problem is that the developer has made no effort at all with the shadow/lighting system.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Sadly, it would appear that most of Midway's classic titles have already been used in the first compilation and apart from a small selection; a lot of the games on offer are space filers and nothing more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The rather twitchy controls don’t help matters either, forcing you to persevere through, rather than enjoy, the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    At the very least this is a good-looking wasted opportunity, while at its most, it's a snazzy disappointment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Third Age is the definitive Lord Of The Rings experience. It remains faithful to the film trilogy in terms of graphics and sound, and uses the licence to full effect, while at the same time delivering a captivating and enjoyable adventure. Good work EA.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A refreshingly original release.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    With no improvement of note this one is for hard (armored) core fans only.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s the style of the game that makes Spider-Man a cut above the rest. Unlike most super-hero based games, Spidey is created for the fans, who'll lap it up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The bottom line is, Euro 2004 is good, better than anyone expected and an improvement over "FIFA 2004." Things would have been even better with Live support.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Sacred definitely gets better the more you play it, the monsters keep getting bigger until they almost fill the screen, the weapons and skills go from a half-hearted stab to a whirling dervish of metal and magic and the lands of Ancaria roll before you begging to be explored.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A surprisingly enjoyable, accomplished and involving game. In fact despite the limits of the boxing genre, playing Rocky is much like watching the films.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great fun game and something a little different. So put on your sparkly trousers, bouffant your hair and get out on the dancefloor. Vogue!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The gameplay is as solid as you’d expect it to be, but what of the problems that have plagued this type of title in the past (on the PSone at least)? Yes we’re talking about massive loading times and missing frames of animation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's loaded with special effects and the vehicles all handle very responsively (crucial for a good driving game). If you can live with the fact that you won't be playing it for months then this is well worth looking into.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It may not be the slickest of games, the visuals are very PS2-ish in their detail and crispness, but the atmosphere created by the character design, animation and effects drenched landscapes is second to none.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Why publishers can't just leave classic titles to die gracefully in the warm glow of our misguided reminiscing, is beyond us. Taito Legends represents the crème of the crop, but it still tastes a little sour with age.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The multiplayer co-op mode is nothing to write home about, and the adversarial split-screen is nothing short of totally pointless.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    THIS IS THE BEST ADVENTURE ON THE GAME BOY ADVANCE!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The crux of Hot Potato stays the same throughout – clear a path and increase your score. And this simplicity makes it an incredibly fun game to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just sit back, switch your brain off, chill out and enjoy what is a fine snowboarding game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simply put if you do not have Live or do not intend on getting Live there is zero point in wasting money on Counter-Strike. This should have been a Christmas must buy but now it's nothing more than a stocking filler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The grand, over-the-top nature means when Call Of Duty does go right, little can match it. Sadly, these moments don't happen often enough to sustain any enjoyment and being funnelled through the same linear missions over and over again is like watching the same chapter of a "Saving Private Ryan" DVD on repeat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The most impressive new additions are in the course design. The developer has really got the hang of how to build holes and the overall presentation is polished to the point where you could mistake it for an EA Big title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One thing that seemingly remains the same is the steep learning curve...If you are new to RTS games, you may want to bear in mind that Cossacks is exceptionally unforgiving in a way that say, "Age of Empires II" is not.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A lot of fun, although not particularly advanced from "Delta Force 2" in either scope or quality.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The character models look scarily authentic and the damage simply has to be seen to be believed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One very addictive and most enjoyable game to play for both the battles and the huge number of possibilities for your mechs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The engine is slick and the action thick... Just know that the gameplay mechanics throughout fail to present the depth needed to truly engage long-term.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Playing Quake is like living a horror movie. The game simply gushes atmosphere from every slime-coated, ambient lighted, gothic architectural artery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    For all its flaws though, Scrapland's immersive gameplay, enjoyable storyline and quirky, unique atmosphere are more than enough to keep you hooked until the very end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An above average volleyball game to go along with an equally average relationship simulator and a digital version of a sticker book collection system. Think with your brain and avoid this.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When one level plays like the best idea ever and the next feels like turning up to work after five years on the job, you know that some padding has been done. This is a shame because it's obvious that Red Dead Revolver could have been a classic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This combination of adherence to the Lucas/Spielberg rules and innovative game design not only makes this a convincing depiction of an icon, but also makes for a satisfying and rewarding play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is certainly one offbeat character we wouldn't mind seeing again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Serious Sims fans might be a little disappointed. It's entertaining but doesn't have the depth of the earlier games in the series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A great idea, until you realise that the levels are quite linear and the animal interaction fairly basic. This is a great game to buy for your kids, but if you're buying it for yourself expect to get bored very quickly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s not the quality of sound or graphics that should make you consider Rally Fusion as your next purchase, it’s the depth of the challenges – the variety of which will take you a decent while to explore and conquer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With its groundbreaking realism, intelligent opponents and top playability, F1 2001 has set a new standard in racing simulations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The snow effects in Sled Storm are also very impressive and it’s hard not to be sucked into the ‘I can do it this time’ gameplay when you’re trying to unlock the numerous machines and extra levels.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, as a game Gauntlet: Dark Legacy misses the point somewhat and will disappoint both fans of the original and newcomers alike. Consequently this is best left avoided by all but the least demanding of gamers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The no-holds barred combat fails to provide the variety you’d want and the gore of the real event isn’t in evidence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So you're looking at what, three nights of fun for £69. There are ladies here who don't cost much more than that, and ladies, as we know, have boobs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The gameplay isn't as sharp though, with 'who cares?' combat scenes and the vine-swinging, platform-jumping action that is unforgiving to the slightest degree, slowing down the game even further.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The aforementioned RPG mode is where we’ve found most of our time invested in Colosseum vanish. The darker-than-usual portrayal of the Pokémon world is an interesting and commendable change in style and the gameplay itself offers the player a substantially different experience to the handheld games. [JPN Import]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Certainly not the revolution in 2D fighting games that Arc System Works describe it as, or we were hoping for. We won't bore you with any more of the Greek myth or ornithology laboured analogy crap, we're sure you get the picture.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All platform games need are a healthy dose of variety and fun. If a yellow simpleton made of sponge can do it properly, then so can you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    For all the niggles, gripes and irritations, XIII is a class act that has some supremely impressive aspects that you will thoroughly enjoy. This is a game that delights and infuriates in turn and our advice is to ration your XIII sessions so the frustration doesn't ruin what remains a standout title.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it may be his trademark, the emphasis on speed in Sonic Heroes is exaggerated to the point of annoyance and you just need to push up to tear through sections of some levels, leaving collecting rings is more to do with luck than judgement and it's hard to feel totally in control, but there are plenty of puzzles en route that do take a little more thought.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no denying that this brave attempt at combining styles has resulted in a good solid title that's entertaining and fun to play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some clumsy colouring on the USA courts also means the ball can often get lost on screen making returns a gamble. Add in waif-like character models and it can often become a chore to keep an eye on the action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    There are some great touches, like how you can throw a gas canister over a crowd, shoot it and let hot fuel rain over the heads of multiple enemies, but they’re simply not held together.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not 'impossible' hard, just so unforgiving that it fails to be 'enjoyable' hard.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A hugely engrossing game that is varied and challenging enough to last you a fair while.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the TV show succeeded by placing fun above logical reason or technical accomplishment, it seems fitting that the game followed this ethic to the letter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Body Harvest is big, different enough to stand out among the clutter of Mario clones, and ambitious in a way that very few N64 games dare to be. Body Harvest had the potential to be one of the best games on the N64, but as anyone who''s seen insects like termites at work will know, little bugs can bring great structures crashing down.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The fact is, Cold Winter repeatedly enables the player to do things you just wouldn't expect to be able to do. Big guns even break crates more easily than small guns; such is the developer's level of consideration.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing can disguise the simple fact that Rugby is a quality game at heart, like the real thing, but it can be difficult work to fathom and master.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It really is something worth picking up if you want something that is bristling with its own attitude whilst managing to combine a lot of familiar elements together.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Sometimes it’s the meandering framerate or lacklustre AI while at other times the relentless familiarity of it all will leave you indifferent to the ballistic assaults and on–screen fireworks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Each crevice is likely to hold trigger-happy snipers, each road blocked off with mortar crews. Fighting is far more intense this way and navigating the streets of Baghdad can be a nerve-racking experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Xenosaga II is a worthy follow up with richly detailed characters and great battling, but it seems a little unfair to expect European gamers to jump onboard so late in the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The pace and AI can, occasionally, feel erratic and it isn't the most original game in the world, but if you can forgive the dubious politics, and simply lose yourself in the action, then Men Of Valor is the Medal Of Honor game many of us have been waiting for.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re after the best PS2 football game on the market then you’ll have to look elsewhere. If however, you’re simply hankering for a game that will mimic the forthcoming World Cup then this is worth investigating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like "Spy Hunter" before it Defender is a remarkable update that both satisfies old and new gamers alike with its flash graphics and basic old-skool blasting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    BloodRayne's dull gameplay, soul crushingly overbearing sexual innuendo and uninspired design adds up to a very below-par package that makes it hard for us to find it in ourselves to recommend it to anyone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's like having a cheese sandwich when you could have had cheese and pepperoni for 10p more, or doing laps in the swimming pool of the best and biggest water park in the world, or going to visit Russia and staying in your hotel room all day.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The definitive action game for hardcore gun fetishists -- it''s second only to Goldeneye in the first-person adventure stakes, and a close second at that!