Yahoo!'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,265 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Lowest review score: 20 Medal of Honor Underground
Score distribution:
2265 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'll need a high level of tolerance for boneheaded design choices, but there's plenty of fun to be had. Psi-Ops has all the right ideas, but it trips itself up in the execution.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If there were a more advanced game behind the excellent writing, The Bard's Tale could have been one of the highest rated RPGs this year. The Bard's sarky one-liners, foul mouth, and rampant chauvinism make every cutscene and conversation entertaining and frequently laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of a mid-game save aside, PoA is great fun to play - not only does it have the necessary hook to keep you interested in what happens next, but it manages to perfectly reproduce the atmosphere of the Apes films.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The learning curve is considerable. Beginners are sure to be put off by the sheer volume of information presented. The game's interface -- all icons and indicators -- will also be uncomfortable for casual enthusiasts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a solid first-wave title, while the awesome 3D engine and multiplayer game makes it a truly new experience in the portable arena. Let's just hope the next legend that SOE tells has more surprises.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Without patience and some dedication, this could be a quick ticket to frustration. But that's also what makes the game appealing, because for those who are up to it, there's a serious challenge in store.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I appreciate that developer Vicarious Visions has tried to steer Skylanders in a new direction, and there’s certainly plenty to do here. But I’m not sure the future of Skylanders lies in mediocre kart racing, and unfortunately, there’s just too much of that in Skylanders SuperChargers. Hopefully the next entry will get the series back on track.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is severely crippled by awkward controls, inexplicable design decisions, and arcade-like sequences that reveals way too much about how to breeze though the twelve brief missions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mothers and fathers concerned that their impressionable offspring are being perverted by dalliances with Liberty City and Max Payne will open their arms to Parappa and his wholesome morals.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Neo Contra isn't as true to the original games as fans might wish, but nevertheless, it's a good attempt at recapturing the original's magic and a respectable action game in its own right.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not the most sophisticated of offerings. There's not much here other than the destruction -- the levels are repetitive, and most encounters play out similarly. Little differentiates the game's weapons, and the plot is threadbare.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FlatOut 2 is fun, if only for a little while.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If they had done something about the AI and given more feedback during pausing, there's a fair old chance that The Art of War would have upped its score to win our Highly Recommended accolade.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Best of all, your character is no longer the somebody-please-talk-to-me newbie that he was in the first episode; it's no coincidence you've made it this far, and as a bulked-up character in your own right, it can now fall to you, as quests, to take other virtual newbies under your wing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying that "IL-2 Sturmovik" is a great sim and therefore Forgotten Battles is a great sim by extension. As a sequel, however, it's a bit underwhelming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gamers who liked the idea of, say, "Twisted Metal Black," but found the execution too quick and snappy to be satisfying, should check out Road Kill, a decidedly more kinetic follower.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's short length and near nonexistent replay value means it's hard to justify recommending beyond a rental or picking up at a reduced price.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast and frantic gameplay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Commendable, lacking only in more targeting controls and somewhat dull first impressions. Its gameplay quality will depend greatly on a large enough supply of well-mannered group members.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty much what you'd expect from another sequel. No more, no less.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A ripping good time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is fair to say that had Legends of Wrestling possessed the wealth of options present in the aforementioned "Smackdown," it would be the ultimate wrestlefest.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The hands-off battles and overall lack of challenge make this game feel somewhat like a very long, yet entertaining book that's totally lacking a climax.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I did however find the resource maps and graphics to be confusing. When looking at the resource map you can't tell right away which industries are on or off. You can get this info from the map legend but think the map could have been a bit clearer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you own the Dreamcast version, then there's far too much overlap to warrant owning this as well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To sum up my feelings about Flanker 2.0, consider this. "Flanker 1" has been on my hard drive for getting on for 4 years. I doubt very much whether Flanker 2.0 will remain on my system for 4 months.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game's is an improvement over the 2004 edition, it's still not quite up to snuff.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One part hockey, one part soccer and one part pure fantasy, Quidditch World Cup may not have the draw or the depth of Madden, but it is still plenty of fun to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're coming to Sword of the Stars from titles like "Galactic Civilizations," things may seem stripped down... but "focused" is a more accurate way to look at it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disappointingly, the presentation isn't updated as much as we'd expect. GBA owners are accustomed to better visuals, and the music remains painfully strident.

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