Yahoo!'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,261 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 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Fallout 2
Lowest review score: 20 Pearl Harbor: Defend the Fleet
Score distribution:
2261 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s massive and compelling and at times boneheaded, but usually brilliant. Stylish, deep, story-driven, tactical, action-packed: Few if any games manage to be so many things at once, and despite some hiccups, Fallout 4 turns the end of the world into a real blast.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Episode One is the work of a team at the top of its game, and its level design, pace, visual style, and audio are practically beyond reproach.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The incredible number of tricks to execute, along with the ten huge levels, the level editor, all the hidden characters and sections to unlock, and some highly entertaining multiplayer modes mean you'll easily get your money's worth out of the game before it becomes even remotely boring.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's both a parody and tribute to the four-color pages of yesteryear when spandex heroes fought against world menaces, using a mix of brain, brawn, and unrestrained hyperbole. The game captures this with a wink, but also a great deal of love.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An engrossing game. It's strength lies in its portrayal of a cut-throat business environment, with the "train set" element of the game playing second fiddle, albeit a gloriously rendered second fiddle.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the best bits you'll see in commercials for the game -- bits likely to make viewers think, "Wow, that looks cool, I gotta have it!" -- aren't merely climactic moments of one-off boss battles... they represent the vast bulk of the gameplay experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s hard to come up with nice new things to say about this series every year, so I’ll just say that yes, they’ve done it again, and yes, it’s worth a buy. Just be ready to put in the time if you want to turn pro.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is almost certainly the best release in the history of the NHL series and one of the most authentic action-oriented sports games currently on the market.
    • 91 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is almost certainly the best release in the history of the NHL series and one of the most authentic action-oriented sports games currently on the market.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flawed though it is, Mass Effect is a tremendous ride. Sure, it overreaches from time to time, but better that than a game that toes the same, tired old RPG line. Nothing's sufficiently amiss here to prevent you from enjoying Mass Effect's class-leading gameplay, and it deserves to be remembered as the first truly great role-playing game of this generation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combination of vastly improved graphics and working air traffic control have added a depth to Flight Simulator 2002 that it's been lacking in its last couple of incarnations and has certainly rekindled my interest in the title.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Challenging and visceral, Lost Planet is one of those games that keeps you coming back, even when you're swearing up a storm after dying.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The top-down 2D look of Four Swords Adventures seems anachronistically simple -- and yet, it's still among the very best Nintendo games, and certainly the current high-water mark of GBA connectivity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spore takes so many risks and introduces so many new concepts, it's far more than the sum of its parts; it's video game history in the making. Join in.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original Metroid is also an unlockable bonus, which provides a great demonstration of how far video games have come in just under two decades.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Complete in nearly every way and is a good bet for casual fans who just want to slap a few balls out of the infield and diehards who will settle for nothing less than a full career simulation.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outstanding graphics, excellent, balanced and enjoyable gameplay, an interesting career mode and plenty of tracks and cars.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every one of the revolutionary changes has been carefully calculated to walk the fine line between serious sim and nostalgic trip back to childhood...we have to give Monopoly Tycoon a full recommendation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stands out in the action-adventure genre by providing well devised combat and level design meshed with a great Buffy story. If you're not familiar with the TV show, you can still have a hell of a good time dusting vampires and kicking demon ass.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most outstanding features, though, is that Nintendo has tucked away some classic games in Animal Crossing, such as "Mario Brothers" and "Exibike."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weird, funny, immensely playable, and has that nigh-unclassifiable thing we can only call charm.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's not the groundbreaking game that Civilization was, it's a very worthy successor and it'll probably stay on your hard drive a long, long time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well-developed and believable characters. That, in itself, is no mean feat, but mix it with the game's delightful combat, varied design, and admirable coherence of style and creative vision, and you have something very special. Max Payne 2 is a superb game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Think of Civilization III: Conquests as you would an even more densely programmed History Channel. If you found yourself at all invested in the first, you're going to want to check this out. And if the first one intimidated you a little, be afraid. Be very afraid.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Set in a rich and charming world with a host of great characters, it's beautifully paced and challenging enough to make you want more, yet simple in both its control interface and concept.
    • 83 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An all-round fantastic experience. It's got enough building to keep god-sim fans happy, enough interaction to keep Sims-fanatics interested, and enough detail for even the management freaks to have a damn good time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no fighter on the system that even vaguely competes. Sure, "Street Fighter" was nice to have, but this feels like it belongs on the PSP, while Capcom's game never escaped the feeling of "port."

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