Wired's Scores

  • Games
For 214 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Lowest review score: 30 Legends of Exidia
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 214
214 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even though some stages (like the penultimate aerial battle) felt like they lasted forever and ever, Dark Void is a pretty short game with an anticlimactic ending that does little more than set up a sequel.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game requires very little in the way of strategy or timing -- just mashing on the attack buttons is more than enough to get you through half the game. At that point, more and more enemies start piling on you, and getting cheap-shotted in the back is an excellent way to die (and be booted out to a long loading screen while you wait for the exact same level you were just in to be reloaded).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is more than a below-average platformer. It feels like the last nail in the franchise's coffin. If this game couldn't take the series back to its glory days, it doesn't seem like it'll ever get there.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's just a bland set of predictable first-person shooting levels, not much to look at and not engaging to play.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I'd like to encourage The Adventure Company to bring more point-and-clicks to Wii, but please, please make them better than this.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Two Worlds II is just a pale shadow of the games it attempts to imitate. While exceptional open-world RPGs like Oblivion and Fallout: New Vegas encourage exploration by hiding pieces of narrative and flavor in every little corner of the map, the massive fields of Two Worlds II are lifeless and empty.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Anyone who's been waiting for Peter Molyneux's latest epic will no doubt spend hours in front of Pub Games trying to earn cash, whether they like it or not. But on its own, it doesn't offer nearly enough entertainment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even though some stages (like the penultimate aerial battle) felt like they lasted forever and ever, Dark Void is a pretty short game with an anticlimactic ending that does little more than set up a sequel.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fuzzy skateboard controls are more frustrating than fun.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favor: Steer clear of Myst DS and keep your memories pure.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The story is silly, the sound effects are like Chinese water torture (special to Gameloft: The sound of another human being swallowing is not a sound normal people like to hear over and over) and the only thing resembling challenge is when it decides to kill you with half-baked action sequences.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I can't imagine a good reason to purchase Zoids Assault.