Worth Playing's Scores

  • Games
For 4,330 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 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Lowest review score: 10 Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Score distribution:
4,330 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lumines II may not reinvent the wheel, but it takes that vaguely attractive wheel, gives it a facelift, and turns it into a beauty queen. The new visual style and the addition of streaming video make Lumines II an even more immersive game than its predecessor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the highest praise I can give the title is that despite Sony's concerns with overpricing a multiplayer-only game, Warhawk, lacking all single-player capabilities, is worth every bit of the full price for games of this console generation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like pretty much every Metal Gear since the original Solid, this one's a system-seller. There are many reasons to get a PSP—this is arguably the biggest.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Games like Crackdown are the cornerstone the 360's passionate user community is built upon, and why the 360 is developing an increasingly deserved reputation for being the next-gen console of choice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes to Diablo clones, I’ve played them all; Sacred, Harbinger, Blade & Sword, Dungeon Siege, and Space Hack. I’ve also loved each and every one of them for reasons unique to each. Titan Quest is easily the best of the lot, simply for doing everything this type of game requires and doing it better than all of its contemporaries.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's on a handheld system, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 is a massive game and a real improvement over the previous titles for the PSP. The graphics are stunning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to the driving aid system, it offers a racing experience that can be modified to suit any player's desire and skill level.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite minor issues, Skate absolutely does for skateboarding what Fight Night Round 3 did for boxing early last year — it delivers a true, undeniable next-generation experience in nearly every significant way, from the visual presentation to the sheer scale and structure of the environments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though Avengers and Speed Rumbler make me twitch with anger when I play them, it's still fun to show to friends how bad some games from the "old-school" era really were, and then load up Super Turbo to purify ourselves.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Persona 3 does the franchise proud. The only "problem" that might make someone think twice about jumping in is the focus on character interaction over combat, but if that isn't a problem for you, you'll enjoy Persona 3 a lot.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Virtua Fighter 5 continues the success of the VF franchise by adding an online mode and providing enough single-player modes to keep even the most avid fighting fan enthralled for quite a while.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Left 4 Dead is an amazing game, and I highly recommend it, but only if you are able to play online.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead is a shining example of zombies done right in a video game. It's an action-packed riot with gore galore and is four times as fun with friends.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is just plain fun and has a terrific timeless appeal to it. This is the sort of title you could play through once or twice right away (even though it might take you three months), and then reinstall it again a year, two years, even five years later, and still have just as much fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just about every aspect of the game has been polished.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals are terrific, with perfect lighting and great frame rates, and the music sticks to its pulsing electronica roots. Pulse, with its challenging gameplay and deep single-player campaign, is first and foremost a fan service to traditional WipEout fans, but newcomers will likely fall in love with the game, too, assuming they don't become too frustrated in the early going.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is, by and far, the definitive version of Resident Evil 4. Even if one ends up disliking the new Wii controls, this is the whole package.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly, Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is one of the best games out for the Wii, and any gamers who own Nintendo's new system owe it to themselves to at least give this title a try, if not a buy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is well worth a DS owner’s time, and easily one of the best things Square-Enix has published for the system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like to sing, even just a bit, you'll love SingStar PS3.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 08 again serves football gamers on both sides of that fan fence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Contra 4 is relatively short, but the difficulty and the immense number of extras give it a healthy replay value.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darksiders is certainly a pleasant surprise. A game that takes multiple mechanics from other, highly successful games usually ends up being nothing but a mess, but in this title, everything seems to mesh together well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's a good version of a good game that originated on a very different platform — an even better game, really, just as Resident Evil 4 for Wii is the definitive version of an already excellent title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With intuitive controls, exciting gameplay and a one-two punch of audio and visual goodness, this game has just about everything that any hockey gamer could want.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Revolution makes a great starting place for new gamers to learn the ways of Civilization while avoiding being overwhelmed by the massive amount of things present in Civilization 4.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Revolution makes a great starting place for new gamers to learn the ways of Civilization while avoiding being overwhelmed by the massive amount of things present in Civilization 4.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A technically competent basketball simulation outfitted with years' worth of features and created by a development team with an obvious passion for NCAA ball. If you're looking for an NBA simulation, that's absolutely what you should play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A technically competent basketball simulation outfitted with years' worth of features and created by a development team with an obvious passion for NCAA ball. If you're looking for an NBA simulation, that's absolutely what you should play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The narrow appeal of its surreal setting won't make fans out of everyone, but if MIDI music brings a misty tear in your eye and you find yourself fencing against your shadow while watching Ninja Scroll, then No More Heroes could be what your inner swordsman is craving.