Yahoo! Games' Scores

  • Games
For 2,204 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% 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: 100 Wipeout Pure
Lowest review score: 20 Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green
Score distribution:
2,204 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, it's a World War II shooter, but it's not just any WWII shooter -- until there's a revolutionary leap in the genre, this stands as the most polished, intense, and atmospheric war shooter for the living room, bar none.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly the best NASCAR package for console racing fans. Regardless of your console, NASCAR gamers need look no further.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an ingenious mix of resource management, micromanagement, action, RPG elements, tactics, strategy, innovation, and good old-fashioned D&D atmosphere.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just too original, funny, and innovative to ignore.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's not any kind of gameplay revolution, it's the best, most polished and creepiest of the series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The competition may have a few small details and features over Sega, but no one can touch this gameplay. With subtle but effective tweaks made to all areas of the offensive and defensive games, ESPN NFL is certainly the toughest and most satisfying simulation currently available.
    • 82 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We can think of few shooters that capture so well the dynamics of modern combat. And we can think of even fewer that have managed to stand out with such a unique and compelling approach.
    • 84 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just about the only bad thing about Madden NFL 2004 is the bar that it sets. EA Sports has one hell of a challenge waiting in the wings, trying to improve on a masterful title like this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warlords is just the kind of expansion that a game as open-ended and infinitely replayable as Civilization IV needs: one that adds enough new stuff, while also changing up the basics so thoroughly, that you might as well be playing a whole new game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has the appeal of a 2D run-and-jumper and inflates the action to a surprisingly 3D world with a groundbreaking degree of fluidity.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Firaxis shows an impressively consistent grasp of what to abstract and what to detail, and a remarkable talent for presenting large-scale strategic challenges in a format that's easy to digest.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Look up "video game" in the dictionary, and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin should be pictured on the page.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The look and sound of the game is tremendous. There is a real sensation of taking part in something real here, an excitement that somehow isn't present when dealing with the professional franchises in the Madden series.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By ditching tired and overdone conventions and replacing them with a new theme and a more action-heavy style, Capcom has created a half-familiar, half-original masterpiece of atmosphere and menace.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Largely an upgrade on the original, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is still one of the most polished and imaginative escapades we've played. Like a blockbuster movie, the tale delivers on almost every count from dazzling pyrotechnics to deft storytelling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The level of work that went into this game is way beyond the norm. It's obvious that no expense was spared in making Def Jam Fight For NY a big-time title... It's one the most polished fighting games available.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Sports has nailed everything fans love about the college football experience, making it equal to their flagship "Madden."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An addicting synergy of videogaming, competition and physical activity, DDRMAX2 is an enjoyable game that can be played by just about anyone. Sure, the core concept is simplistic, but that doesn't mean it isn't good.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Silent Hill 2 is your first PC horror game, then congrats -- and woe -- to you. Pleasant dreams.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether or not you grab the new hardware, there is no question that the stand-alone Rock Band 2 game is worth its $60 price tag. Heck, you'd pay twice that just to download the 84 new songs; toss in the new online functionality, Battle of the Bands and the Drum Trainer and you get another desert island classic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "FIFA" may continue to entice football fans who live in action-adventure mode, but for the purist and realist, there's no better footie than this.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Happens to have a fantastic storyline backing it up, mixed with what's proving to be some of the most enjoyable gameplay to be seen this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems to be improved for being on a console - third person games have always worked better with a decent gamepad, and this one is no exception.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic sequel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be short on innovation, which is surprising with close challengers like Konami's "Enthusia" and Microsoft's "Forza" in the pipeline, but racing enthusiasts won't be disappointed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent deep portable gaming across the board.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seeing the innumerable changes and tune-ups to the game engine and the rules, you get the sense that World of Warcraft is a finely-tuned machine that its makers just can't stop tinkering with in an obsessive effort to keep it fresh, relevant, and above all, fun. For now, mission accomplished.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're already a Guild Wars player, Nightfall is worth it for the story, continent, professions, and heroes. If you're new, Nightfall is the best installment so far, and a great place to start with this deservedly ultra successful MMO.