Yahoo! Games' Scores

  • Games
For 2,241 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: 72
Highest review score: 100 SoulCalibur II
Lowest review score: 20 Medal of Honor Underground
Score distribution:
2241 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With simple, yet bright and beautiful graphics, enveloping sound effects, a suite of new areas to explore, and the same addicting gameplay as its predecessor, Pikmin 2 is brilliant.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When all's said and done, it's the combat that matters -- and in that regard, Soul Calibur III most certainly delivers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is not a short game and once you've started you'll never want it to end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an absolute monster, with tons of power while simultaneously possessing impressive agility.
    • 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
    While it can't touch the haunting potency of survival-horror classics like "Silent Hill" or "Resident Evil" (thanks to the scare-dispelling power of a semi-automatic shotgun and a belt-full of grenades), it makes up with more adrenaline-pumping moments of sheer destructive glee than anything else on the market.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With excellent visuals, varied and entertaining gameplay, quality acting, and a compelling mix of action and stealth -- not to mention the catalogue of extras -- it would be great value at $50, let alone the budget price of $30 that it's retailing for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent basketball game. It offers loads of gameplay, solid physics, unparalleled animations, and terrific graphics. It would be a bargain at $50, let alone the $20 it's selling for.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unless you've got friends willing to pass as potential victims, it's about a day's worth of cheap thrills. But those seeking a suitable multiplayer scrap should find themselves in good shape with this one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely entertaining RPG and one I see myself returning to over and over, even after some 60 hours clocked.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most important reason[s] that Dungeon Siege is such an improvement over its action RPG predecessors is that the interface is just downright perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's no "Baldur's Gate II," nor is it a "Planescape: Torment," but the way things are going it's the closest we're likely to get this century.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At its core, Tony Hawk's Underground is 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing on DS is as addictive as ever. What it lacks -- multiple homeowners, NES games, boating to the island -- it makes up for with wireless multiplayer, touch screen control, and the little additions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Sports has nailed everything fans love about the college football experience, making it equal to their flagship "Madden." So quit waiting -- it's time to hit the field.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Loading times are near-absent, the interface and controls have few flaws, and you're always kept clear on where to go next. Compelling, imaginative, and rewarding.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the damage, Rallisport 2's physics are impeccable, and a definite improvement over the first game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mercenaries is what we play video games for -- it's that simple. It's action-packed, outlandish, violent, often humorous, and makes nicey-nice to the creatively thinking player.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply a great game. Even without the supreme visual polish of the 360, this is the uncontested champ.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Committed Guild Wars players will probably have bought it already -- if you haven't taken the plunge yet, it's the perfect opportunity to try this unique and beautiful game.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's definitely an evolutionary step rather than something highly original, but even those who weren't enamored with earlier Splinter Cell titles should try out this more open-ended gameplay style.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Judged against its peers, Burnout Revenge sets the standard for breakneck speed and destruction in the action racing arena. Anyone new to the series should rush out and add this to their collection.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For our money, the crown jewel of the bunch is the most atypical boss battle we've seen in a long time -- a long, absorbing, drawn-out, paranoid, grueling sniper duel of attrition, spanning three maps, and requiring all the focus and patience you can muster.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MTS will provide hours of deeply immersive entertainment. Those not seeking that experience are gently urged to look elsewhere.