TotalGames.net's Scores

  • Games
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 0.4 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:
1,714 game reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    If you want the tricks buy Tony Hawk's and if you want to play something that has a semblance of recognisable football skill you'd be well advised to leave this game on the bench.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    A mediocre and rather flaccid RTS in the mould of "Command & Conquer"...an unoriginal and ultimately dull game.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    The only redeeming factor to Beat Down is almost everything is underlined with extra options such as negotiating, robbing, recruiting and so on. Normally, this flexibility would be welcomed but in Beat Down's case, having these extra options is akin to a Steven Seagal DVD being packaged with two discs of extras. Who cares?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    If you like creaky retro revivals, bad Korean animation and ways to sell toys to children then, you guessed it, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is the game for you. Let's see them quote that one on the box.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Everything about Smashing Drive smacks of laziness.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Catwoman, is quite simply, complete tripe...It's superficial. Everything about this game is based around how it looks rather than how it plays.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Despite this heinous gameplay, the game is remarkably easy to get through (even if it does make you sporadically scream out in anger).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 5 Critic Score
    Just too basic to allow for any long-term appeal.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    And yes you did read that right, there are just six measly levels. Which disappointingly explains the reason that tasks (or rather chores) such as mini- bosses and end of level fights can be extremely tiresome and the wrong side of difficult.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The control system is still good but the rest of the game is still shockingly weak.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not what it appears to be. It’s like pulling a blond stunner in a club only to get home and discover your ‘date’ is better endowed than you, and with five-o’clock shadow to boot.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    H3O’s problem, in a nutshell, is its subject matter – the wave, whilst a stunningly beautiful natural phenomenon, provides a most monotonous forum for a videogame imaginable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Any title that can be completed in a couple of hours, and whose final level can be completed by merely holding right and pressing jump occasionally is regardless of whether you like ponies, not worth the £30 asked.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    When the time came to finish playing Squad Leader, I couldn’t uninstall it quick enough. Mentally scarred from the horrific experience, the only thing that kept me going was the chance to warn others about it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Without Warning fails miserably at whatever it set out to achieve. A lousy camera and ropey AI take a lot away from the cinematic style, and the sheer weight of repetition involved in the missions does little to expand on an idea that could have become a great title.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 13 Critic Score
    It's simply so nut-twistingly rank, so grit-sandwichedly unpalatable that any speechless incredulity invariably gets rammed into your brain with more than enough force for it to pop right out the other side, leaving you gasping with an enlightened sense of faecel awareness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Gameplay progresses at a frustratingly slow pace, and it seems the most rudimentary powers of deduction have been substituted for the need to find a small piece of evidence hidden away in the least likely place.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    If you want a shallow, no fun, sexist, rip-off of "Prince Of Persia," taken from a terrible idea for a film, then why the hell are you reading this magazine?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Nasty visuals, odd camera work, silly levels - Shadow suffers from all the problems for which people have criticised every other 3D Sonic game only, for the most part, to a greater degree. Deserves to get lost among the Christmas rush and never found or spoken of again.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    The controls are all over the place, the collision detection is laughable, the missions are dull and it is the biggest waste of time and money since that thing KLF did ages ago. By no means be fooled into buying this, nah, you won't be, no-one is that stupid.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    "Mad air, mad attitude, mad trix" is what 3DO say. "Mad to part with forty notes" is what we riposte.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The controls are pretty lousy, characters will often merge with each other and scenery, and moves feel limited; plus, why can't we grapple an opponent when they're stunned?...Avoid this rubbish at all costs.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problems are not just with the dullness of the game, the scrappy presentation or the lack of focus, but the controls are a bit shoddy too.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Just don't come running back to us if little Johnny decides he hates you and moves out aged six when he finds this under his Christmas tree.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    One particular puzzle is solved by gathering Oompa Loompas and setting them to tasks while Charlie does the more physical work such as throwing vine balls into pipes. It's as pointless a task as Sisyphus' punishment in Hades, and you have to do it five times. In a row.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 21 Critic Score
    You do this with the aid of obscuring camera angles, slow reactions, moves which force you to fight in the wrong direction, clumsy controls and a loading time that exceeds all expectations.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    To think this dire piece of programming is worth 40p, let along £40 is an insult to everything we believe in as dedicated gamers. Buy it...go on, we dare you. You’ll be the only fool that does...
    • 38 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Aside from the fact that the concept isn't nearly as enjoyable as it sounds, the poor collision detection and generally cheap feel ensures that any potential excitement that could come from the game drains away after a few minutes like motor oil from a battered engine.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The competing cars really don't have a clue that you exist, happily veering into your vehicle should it happen to occupy a piece of track that they fancy for themselves.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It’s sluggish and unresponsive and absolutely riddled with annoying bugs that should have been detected early in the production process.