Yahoo!'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,259 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 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Lowest review score: 20 Super Duper Sumos
Score distribution:
2259 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Treyarch has done a masterful job with this game, satisfying the needs of serious hockey fans without losing sight of the fact that a sports game has to be fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The perfect sequel: a successful gameplay formula with some minor tweaks, together with a great big pile of new content and features. The multiplayer and other online additions are a big step forward.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you had anything particularly pressing to be doing at any point over the next few months, it's time to cancel it. Bethesda's much-anticipated fantasy action RPG Oblivion is every bit the game it promised to be, with stunning visuals and vast amounts of engrossing, well-designed gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Packed with atmosphere, accessible gameplay and sweet visuals, Beyond Good & Evil has most definitely reached beyond our expectations. Don't miss it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For the last two titles, the developers of Ratchet & Clank have done a wonderful job building full-featured multiplayer support into their games. Size Matters is arguably the best attempt to date. Although it only supports four players at a time, the maps and modes are meticulously built to wring the most out of multiplayer matches.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Packed with atmosphere, accessible gameplay and sweet visuals, Beyond Good & Evil has most definitely reached beyond our expectations. Don't miss it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perhaps the perfect sequel. It fixes the main problem the original had -- its uninspiring single-player game -- and capitalises on the things the first title did so well, namely its array of party games.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece; the outstanding gameplay from the first two games has been extended, tweaked and applied to a fresh, original and fascinating setting. There's more than enough meat to keep you going for months, and the sheer variety of gameplay is bewildering.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's funny, well built and almost flawless in terms of game-destroying problems.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    ICO
    A subtle intoxicating journey, and one of the best games around.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Where Beyond the Sword will really win you over is with the new scenarios and mods. There is some truly wonderful stuff in here.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best console RPGs you'll ever play... The sort of masterpiece that could only be made by people with a preternatural insight into what makes gamers tick.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Where Gran Turismo is probably a little more graphically rich (mostly because of all the diverse locations), it's the actual racing experience that makes NASCAR 2002 Season a better game. Each race has its own story.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Offering a perfectly balanced mix of features, gameplay, and style, Wipeout Pure is one of those rare gems that fires on all cylinders.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The painstaking attention to detail, outstanding worldcrafting, and inspired AI make it a huge improvement; and there wasn't all that much wrong with "Morrowind" to begin with. Oblivion is a stunning game -- don't miss it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Outstanding in every way. All of the story elements, fantasy fiction races, and winning design elements have been retained, albeit in greatly enhanced forms that make everything feel fresh.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The crisp sprites appear even better suited on the little screen, with the bright, colourful and incredibly well drawn, nicely animated cartoon-like sprites shining, even with GBA's legendary 'dark screen' problem.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The meat of the game is always in multiplayer, and Yuke's and THQ have handled that with finesse.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not the most glitzy-looking coin in the haul, but it's finely milled, expertly crafted, and has just enough hidden nicks to give it Old World character and a sense of adventure. It's addictive, and you will lose hours of your life.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And most importantly, the mixture of blistering speed, edge-of-the-seat thrills and explosive crashes works just as well as it ever did. The Burnout series gets better and better every time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between the supreme visual polish and deep, excellent play, this is the uncontested champ.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent arcade-sports title that knows no equal on next-gen consoles. It's more user-friendly than ever, has a killer single-player mode, and the advent of its online play will only make you keep it cemented into your PlayStation 3 that much longer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's not as technologically proficient as "EverQuest II," World of Warcraft has a more pronounced sense of style...If you're looking for a new MMORPG, then the World of Warcraft is the very first place you should visit.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lot like "Raw Superstar Umaga": It's an absolute monster, with tons of power while simultaneously possessing impressive agility.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the best stories in gaming since "Planescape Torment," and Zoe is one of the best leads, male or female. Her tale is as gripping as it is beautifully presented.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero III won't disappoint either diehard fans or people new to the series. This is the latest step in the stairway to heaven of home rocking.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some preventative measures for hair-pulling and wall-punching may be necessary, the game has first-class production values, some of the coolest stealth techniques and gadgets yet, and fantastic level design.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While single-player is slightly lacking in innovation, its release still marks one of the best entrants in Xbox's first-person shooter line-up, and an absolute must-buy for any action gamer or Live fanatics that haven't yet experienced it on PC.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although Square has clearly found the limits of the PS2, Final Fantasy's new, seamless approach to exploration and combat works beautifully, and comes with all the depth of plot, character, and gameplay that we've come to expect from the name.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's perhaps not as innovative and certainly not as groundbreaking as its predecessor, but it's bigger, better looking, and most importantly, more fun.