WHAM! Gaming's Scores

  • Games
For 584 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 43% 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 Guitar Hero II
Lowest review score: 13 Crash Boom Bang!
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 584
584 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Utilising each of the five pikmin-type talents is fun; the pikmin are easy to command and control, and the multi-tasking with Louie adds a lot of depth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you only have a slightest casual interest in the greatest puzzle video game ever made, the stack of gameplay modes and the introduction of online play are completely reason enough to warrant purchase.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a treat to play something so fresh, and yet so (often frustratingly) familiar. Helmet Chaos strikes the perfect balance between its 20th Century lineage and gameplay for today.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The prettiest fighting franchise out there has grown some brains, upping the skill ante but also bringing a ton of online play modes and unlockable goodies to the table.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides being one of the best Xbox racing titles, RSC 2 is right up there with anything else currently on the market.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As one of the few distinct differences from the original, Lumines 2 features full, non-animated music videos as backgrounds on certain levels. The videos are pretty cool on their own, and yet actually add another degree of difficulty by being yet another visual distraction- something that should please veteran players of the first game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The series could benefit from features such as other playable races or a crafting system, but you'll likely be so busy adventuring that you won't have much time for gathering herbs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At present, this is the closest you will come to knowing what it is like to step inside a WWE ring. Here’s hoping THQ and the WWE will move past their business disagreements and continue producing superb wrestling games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the story mode provides a compelling 12 hour experience, you won’t be rushing out to play through it a second time. Still, these minor gripes aside, The Darkness is one of the best games you’re likely to play this year. I’ve seen the light and it’s dark, very dark.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I didn't realize how hard I'd been jonesing for destructo-racing fix 'til I gazed upon the game again, this time in all its high-definition glory.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-buy for Xbox 360 owners who love -- and live -- to speed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Creativity can be one of the deadliest weapons in your arsenal in this free-form third-person shooter. Playing with toy soldiers was never this fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is my first real experience with the Pokémon universe (I've been told repeatedly that the next gen versions of the game do not capture the fun of the handheld), and I must say I'm quiet impressed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    As light-hearted as it is, it has a seriously addictive flavour to it and it looks and sounds great to boot.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Creativity can be one of the deadliest weapons in your arsenal in this free-form third-person shooter. Playing with toy soldiers was never this fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An expertly crafted game, that’s almost completely at home on the handy Playstation Portable. With the exception of the lack of camera control, Portable Ops does almost everything right in translating the Metal Gear experience to the handheld platform, as well as adding some significant elements from both a gameplay and technical perspective.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say, once you start playing the game and dissolve into that zone of blissful concentration, you'll understand.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If not for some small issues with the control, it would have been a great expansion on the original, and deserving of the same accolades the original had.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's more than just running and gunning, too. Sometimes you'll have to solve puzzles, while other levels are more of a carnival shooting gallery. The overall experience is one of exploration, puzzle-solving and action that kept me wanting to push farther.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A must own for the fans, and definitely worth at least a rental from casual gamers. Be warned though, with its sprawling story, if you get hooked on this game be prepared to play it for a while – it’s a long title that will definitely make you feel like you got your money’s worth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If Nintendo gives us more of this fun, we won't have to shake our heads in disappointment every time the word connectivity is mentioned in a sentence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    May be just a little too easy, but it's one of the best comic stories ever put into a game, and would be worthy of a feature film treatment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "Picross" is an elegant, alluring option that will keep you coming back for more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Just saying the word 'strategy' may turn off some gamers who aren't typically into that genre, but even if you're not, at least give a shot. We have a feeling many people will be pleasantly surprised.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the most epic games you’ll play, and dare I say (oh the fanboys will kill me) it’s better than even the "Final Fantasy" games of late. Here’s looking to number four.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The graphics, while suffering a slight sacrifice in the parallax shading, are nevertheless incredible for the GBA.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The game’s tone may have changed drastically from Sands of Time but we personally still love everything it has to offer -- Definite recommendation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you like Star Wars you won't be disappointed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This here game is a-brimmin' with more gunslingin', hoss-ridin', outlaw-shootin' goodness than you could fit in a stagecoach's worth of 10-gallon hats. It's rootin' AND tootin'.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The "big reveal" takes awhile, and because it takes some time to finally happen you'll be fearing virtually everything that goes bump in the night.