Worth Playing's Scores

  • Games
For 4,340 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 99 Burnout 3: Takedown
Lowest review score: 10 Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Score distribution:
4,340 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the best boxing game ever made for any platform. A few touches here and there will no doubt bring perfection. As it is, it’s a knockout!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    n short, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is everything you've come to love about the series, distilled down into its purest form.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    I am no longer a fan but now a full-fledged junkie! I would certainly consider Burnout 3 to be the "GoldenEye" of racing games!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The new venues are astoundingly rendered, and the crowds are more than cardboard cut outs that react uniformly. To speak plainly, I have never seen a sports game look so realistic in my life.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    No other Star Wars game, including "Star Wars Galaxies," has done a better job of completely immersing you in the Star Wars universe. It's impossible to finish the game without somehow feeling like your actions have made a difference.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    FFXII has my vote for Game of the Year for 2006, and I'd even go as far as to call it my personal Game of the Generation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    One of the best packages of the past several years, with no element even average; everything is as close to perfect as can be expected.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Oblivion not only raises the bar in the visual and audio modules but also in the gameplay and presentation department, making it easily one of the most recommendable titles to anyone who has ever enjoyed the thought of truly doing whatever they want in a video game, in a world where actions actually mean something.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Real-time strategy gamers have become accustomed to things being done a certain way, and while World in Conflict makes massive and sweeping changes to the tried-and-true formula of RTS titles, it does so in such a way that makes other genre offerings pale in comparison.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best video games I've played in the recent past, and I've played quite a few of them. Whether or not you're a fan of consoled-based role-playing games, you owe it to yourself to try this one; it might just change your opinion of them.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, it's the best platformer developed in the past few years, and quite possibly the best 3D platformer yet produced. It's got art, music, a storyline, incredible levels, a real sense of direction and a great sense of humor.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    What RE4 does is put the "survival" feel back into the survival horror genre. It's nice to see the originator back on the bloody cutting edge.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City is one of the best games I've ever played. It isn't perfect, but it's only kept away from perfection by a weak plot and a few nagging gameplay flaws.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but the amount of care and polish that went into this title is readily apparent.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Half-Life 2 doesn't have any radically new technology under its hood, but every bit of it is as polished as the floor of a palace...A lock for Game of the Year but also as the yardstick against which future first-person shooters will be compared for years to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Not just the best superhero game to date, but it defines what a fantastic superhero game should be.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Given the wonderful environment design, new RPG elements, and extremely well done "gangsta" theme, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas comes as close to perfect as anything in the past few years.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Let's be perfectly frank here; games this good come out very rarely, and when they do it feels like a gift. Guitar Hero is the gift of a great game and the gift of music. It is the gift of rocking your walls clean off your house.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Each component of the package has moderate to minor flaws, but as a whole of historical significance and truly unique, entirely innovative contemporary game design, The Orange Box is pretty damn close to perfect, barring the rare, almost accidental miracle title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The best of the Test Drive series and a personal favorite. The game is realistic in execution. The music rocks. The gameplay is a blast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is plain, simple fun for virtually anyone who wants to take a crack at it. Bust it out at your next shindig, and you will not be disappointed once things get going.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Every time you sit down with Metroid Prime the experience is always entirely different thanks to the ever-expanding environment and numerous enhancements that you'll consistently come across.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It is a brilliantly constructed game that sets up a world and then sets the player loose, allowing you to explore as you see fit. From the art direction to the genre-bending gameplay, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a landmark in game design that is sure to be referenced in the years to come. Buy it without hesitation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    At $20, Okami HD is one of the greatest gaming values of 2012, representing the greatest and largest Zelda-like adventure to not come from Nintendo. It's been updated beautifully and features strong, complementary use of the Move technology.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Probably the biggest question about LotRO is, "Does LotRO have the potential to surpass World of Warcraft?" The answer is yes.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Unlike its competitors, World of Warcraft boasts a magnificently done quest system. Each quest you take a detailed explanation written into your Quest Journal that gives you enough information ingame to solve it. The sense of immersion is greatly heightened through this as well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The game keeps the repetition to a minimum, mixing whips, swords, and guns into the Onimusha equation. I just couldn’t drop the controller until the very last minute before I had to go to class.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A serious improvement in any way you care to name, from gameplay to its newly, eerily realistic graphics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The stages are downright breath-taking.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Whereas I found GRAW for the X360 to be the best 360 game I've played thus far in the console's lifetime, GRAW for the PC has immediately earned a top spot among my personal pantheon of greatest games.