Worth Playing's Scores

  • Games
For 4,275 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 99 Fight Night 2004
Lowest review score: 10 Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Score distribution:
4,275 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Bottom line: If you are or have ever been a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog during the series' two-decade history, then this is your game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Bottom line: If you are or have ever been a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog during the series' two-decade history, then this is your game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game has a few flaws here and there, but fewer than most MMOs do at launch and certainly not enough to make the game anything but a highly recommendable MMO title with a significant and enjoyable body of content.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Anomaly: Warzone Earth is an exciting strategy game that enthusiasts and casual fans should play. The role reversal does wonders in making tower defense feel fresh again; route and formation planning are excellent replacements for guiding enemies in other games. The ability to control an on-screen commander who has to worry about a myriad of things certainly adds a new wrinkle to the proceedings and ensures no lulls in game activity. The great controls and graphics make up for the sound issues, and the length and difficulty of the game feel spot-on. With the game available on more than one platform, that's one more chance for people to try it out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Realistically, if you own Wings of Liberty and enjoyed it, you should pick up Heart of the Swarm — not because it is more of the same, but because it's not.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There are no areas where How to Survive really stumbles, and there are plenty of areas where it shines. The combat flows well, though ranged seems to be a better idea than melee, and the enemy variety keeps things from becoming stale.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I will say, though, that the vibrant, stylish graphics and unique gameplay will have me choosing a night of SWAT 4 over "Counter-Strike: Source."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sands of Time pulls off smart puzzles, extremely intense combat and a pretty sweet story to boot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With surprises around every corner, non-stop action, great graphics, exceptional story-telling, standard-bearing weapon design, professional voices, easy controls, classic levels and thoughtful details Armed and Dangerous should be bought. Now!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The basic “buy, race, upgrade, race, buy, and repeat” routine is still there. There is no damage, no online, and the soundtrack is questionable. However, everything else so close to perfect, it’s hard to resent these shortcomings.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best WWII-themed games ever released... Despite minor flaws with the story's continuity, length of game and odd mission choices, the game stands strong as one of the best of this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm a big believer in the theory a great game always has that "just one more game" feeling, and Railroad Tycoon 3 delivers that in spades.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just plain fun. I haven't been this addicted to a game in some time, and I'm looking forward to wrapping up this review so I can get back to playing it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tactical level of this game is brilliant and the strategic significance of many of the Conquests scenarios really up the ante in terms of involvement and fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An awesome game. It flexes great graphics despite being limited by PS2's hardware and multiplatform snags. The only major weakness to this game is the lack of multiplayer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Very solid and drastically improved over its predecessors. Even though the improvements are very slight, the game is extremely enjoyable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game runs flawlessly and is extremely fast-paced. It may not be "Quake," but for PS2 to be able to handle speeds of this caliber is just amazing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a better adventure, in my opinion than the original game and definitely a level up from "Shadows of Undrentide."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You will find yourself wanting to come back and try different tactics for your rise to fame. There is also enough to learn that you will have an almost constant discovery of new ways to make it to the top. I should mention here that the average gamer will find this game somewhat overwhelming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed this game, as evidenced by the 40 hours I spent playing it in the first 5 days I had it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It feels good to turn something as hopeless as a wreck into something at least slightly useful. I’m surprised other racing games haven’t tried to employ something like this before!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love James Bond movies, or Austin Powers, or any of those great gadgets-girls-and-guns flicks, this game will put you right there in the mix. If you like games that have intellect rooming side-by-side with action, you’ll think your fingers off here...This game could be described as "crack on a CD!"
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have to subtract a point for what, in my opinion, is a total lack of overall upgrading. While there are hundreds of more things to do in San Andreas, I feel, in my heart of hearts, that the game looks and plays just like its two predecessors.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The spot-on controls, variety, and slick presentation prove that this little woodland creature can run with the big boys in Sony’s platformer stable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a solid experience with a somewhat steep learning curve...and a surprisingly deep skill system.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all Microsoft owes a hearty thanks to GMX Studios for producing such a fine add-on. If you felt let down as I was or if you feel that you’ve tired out CFS3, you’ll find this add-on pack to be exactly what you need.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps one of the most positive things about the additions in City of Villains is that it seems that the developers have every intention to carry over the successful elements to City of Heroes, giving a good game a needed boost, and hopefully attracting new and old players to both games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts II isn't necessarily the kind of game you replay obsessively, or even take an instant liking to, but once you sink into the fantastic world it presents, it's hard not to get addicted to its immense variety and kinetic pace.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has very advanced controls that you must try to understand and learn by heart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the most fun I’ve had without getting naked.