Yahoo!'s Scores

  • Games
For 2,265 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 Age of Mythology
Lowest review score: 20 Mall Tycoon
Score distribution:
2265 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As good as this game is, as amazing as the graphics are, as fantastic as the audio is, as fun as it is to play, and as much as everyone loves Solid Snake, the obscene storyline virtually ruins everything.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers exactly what the dedicated Star Wars follower and gamer wants: a way to re-enact the drama and excitement of Lucas' vivacious universe and even deviate from course and create your own scenarios.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You can be quietly gnashing your teeth for almost a minute on occasion for all the loading to be completed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the way the game is laid out and immerses you that makes Half-Life the cat's golden milk-drenched whiskers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're one of those many people who continue to pine for a Square RPG on your favourite Nintendo handheld, then rejoice because your prayers have damn near been answered with this game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many of the missions in the game are just re-hashed from Star Wars games of the past, and though they are epic, they're not very exciting anymore.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing Battle Realms is simply a joy. It's a real-time strategy title that doesn't bog you down in its details, it doesn't carry the ponderous weight of less refined titles, and leaves you with that genuinely satisfied feeling you get from playing a superbly crafted and balanced title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great modern anthology of 2D fighters. If you go gaga over every new Capcom or SNK fighter released, you’ll absolutely love this game.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want to go high on adrenaline and never mind the pain, then this might be the right prescription - so long a s you can get to grips with the controls.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though it's engaging, fun and novel for the first few hours, there's only so many ways you can come up with to use Abe and Munch's powers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The dated technology and lack of features -- most importantly, the unchanging, scripted campaign -- kills the longevity of what might have been a breath of fresh air in the simulation scene.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals are, if anything, more extreme than the previous version - the whole game is geared to slam your eyeballs through the back of your head. Not, fairly obviously, in a bad way, but in a crisp, well-defined and dazzling way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ahriman's Gift is one of the best that the genre has to offer. If you buy any RTS game this year, make sure you check out the Kohans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The added feature of housing and storage alone makes it well worth its price tag, but the many new quests, island and monsters all making their debut are really the tasty icing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ace Combat 4 delivers all the necessary thrills at a blistering Mach 1 style pace.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Almost akin to what alcoholics would call a "moment of clarity", a prolonged amount of play reveals Burnout to suddenly be a far more enjoyable game than initially realised.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those expecting something completely different, such as the ability to pilot spaceships or man turrets, will need to wait until the next release.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When taken in isolation, Black Thorn is a competent, if somewhat uninspiring, add-on. When taken in context, it's overpriced, old-fashioned, and has been released with exquisitely bad timing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem is that the innovations seem incomplete, and without them, it really is just another RTS.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite all these problems, the response and assistance available from Game Masters is plentiful and a refreshing change for an MMORPG.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It will charm the pants off you and spectators if you're fan of the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It captures the atmosphere of the Aliens and Predator films perfectly, from the spot-on sound effects right through to the genuine feeling of actually being one of the starring species (pretentious as that may sound).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're trying to decide between "Test Drive: Off-Road" and this game, choose the former for a better racing experience but choose Evo for its wildly inventive courses and creative object-based missions.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not only is this title sorely lacking for those kinds of innovative features, but it just doesn't compete with even the original "Midtown Madness" for gameplay and graphical variety.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a little too hard for some and the learning curve is definitely steep, but this is a game that's worth the effort.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The progress made in this installment is a little disappointing, but that said, Civ III does continue the franchise's tradition of delivering the very best that the genre has to offer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some of the time limits are so tight, and one tiny mistake is all it may take to send you back to the beginning, gnashing your teeth in frustration.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best game of the series...a hugely addictive game with a twisting, intense storyline that would make J.R.R. Tolkien proud.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where Mega Man Battle Network fails is that it can too often venture into the realms of monotony with a relatively unexciting setting that may be a bit too ingrained by Pokemon culture to stand out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's common knowledge that Dame Nostalgia can be a cruel mistress. Her whip has lashed us more than we care to admit, and having our rose-tinted specs beaten off us one more time, especially in this instance, would be potentially devastating. Luckily, this version of Street Fighter is great. Storming, even.

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