Yahoo!'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,262 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:
2262 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To produce a console RTS game that equals its PC counterpart is no mean feat, and here Electronic Arts has even surpassed it slightly in some areas.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strangely enough, the key to the game's success may very well be the restricted camera. Yes, saying so is likely to get us branded as gaming heathens, but for Castlevania, it works and it works well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're not having fun, you just plain don't like tactical RPGs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That break-the-mold game that longtime players of the franchise have been waiting for. And if you're already a street-rag reader, you have permission and reason to drool - just keep it off the AirFlow controller, please.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Striking a balance between cinematic, story-based gaming and free-roaming fun is harder than most people realize, and True Crime manages to pull it off in a way that brings excitement, challenge, and even a few laughs here and there (some of the voice work, particularly that of one Mr. Walken, is priceless).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Liberty City Stories stands out on the PlayStation Portable like an elephant in a henhouse, and puts almost every other PSP game -- especially console ports -- to shame.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An eye-opening, awe-inspiring psychotic arcade racer with addictive, high-energy and often hysterical gameplay. EA and Criterion really hit it out of the parking lot with this one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a crying shame that availability problems look like preventing Katamari Damacy from reaching the enormous audience it so richly deserves. Scour your local stores for a copy, because you owe it to yourself to pick this game up straight away.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods 2005 is a birdie to "2004's" eagle, but that doesn't change the fact that it's one of the best sports games out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden 2005 is a benchmark in football simulations, because for the first time, it implements a realistic, versatile, hard-hitting defensive game that will pin you to the chair like a 300lb tackle.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's great on your own, it's great online, it's packed with vehicles and tracks, and it plays like a dream. In short, Forza Motorsport 2 is everything fans of its outstanding predecessor have been hoping for.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As impressive as the combat is, the story is even more so. When was the last time you felt a complex set of reactions to an action hero? Kratos will inspire awe, revulsion, and pity as players learn his sad tale.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Extreme mode might be horribly named, but it's a great addition. Online, it's excellent, and the only things that move faster than MotoGP's visuals are the real bikes themselves.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the introduction of clinching, the innovative punch system, the deep tournament and career options, the graphics and realism, the improved presentation, and most of all, the obvious love of boxing infused into the game, Fight Night Round 2 is the best representation of the "sweet science" that gaming has ever seen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This deceptively simple little golf game is packed with so much variety and gameplay that it belongs on everyone's "If you were stranded on a desert island..." list. And you don't even have to like golf.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While this isn't a hardcore title, the puzzles and numerous battles will keep serious gamers busy for some time. Paper Mario is easy to play, exceptional fun, and a thoroughly engaging title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its finest qualities are its simplicity, depth, superior graphics and outright compelling gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You get a fun, instantly appealing, easy to play-hard to master real-time strategy, with character and an endless amount of playability.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics look great, the interface works a treat and the additions, while minor, fit well. Clearly a lot of work has gone into making the game feel like it was meant to be on PC.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every aspect of the game feels polished and ready to go, whether it's the single-player story, the online multiplayer, the numerous unlockables, or the custom mapmaker. This is one of those rare Jack-of-all-trades that has actually mastered them all.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most impressive difference between the Xbox and PC versions is that you can play online with up to 15 other players and, with the increased resolution, sniping is much more accurate and fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Walking down the steps into one of the larger cities, Balmora, for the first time is a moment that will stay with players for some time to come. It's the best-looking RPG to date, undoubtedly, and certainly ranks among the most graphically-impressive games around.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the multiplayer side, Sony's been looking high and low for a release that can stand up to "Halo" -- we never expected it to come from a platformer! In fact, you'll be hard pressed to find a better combination of action, platforming, and multiplayer goodness than this.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Remix gives PSP owners a massive, compelling experience, while at the same time making the hardware look golden. After all, it's not only a port of a best-selling console game -- it's better!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the creative track design to the expertly balanced difficulty levels, nearly everything about Mario Kart DS screams quality.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is it accessible enough to recommend to the casual RTS player, it's got more than enough depth to please even the most propeller-headed of strategy nerds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is all exciting stuff that breathes exotic new life into Age of Empires III, and it's one of the best real-time strategy expansion packs since "Brood Wars."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most exhilarating mix of simulation, realism, arcade fun, destructive firepower, strategy and action available for your PC.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It manages to translate all of the elements you loved from previous versions into one compact package that will allow you to master new skills on the move.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still the best skateboarding game out there and it's much more than "Tony Hawk 4" ever was. That being said, while some of the new features are great, others just aren't up to the level of quality that we've come to expect from Neversoft.

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