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 SoulCalibur II
Lowest review score: 20 BMX XXX
Score distribution:
2259 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're the patient type, you may be able to tolerate the poor interface, ignore the sound, and find workarounds for the bugs, but most gamers will just become frustrated. It's a shame, there's obviously a very engaging and interesting game lurking under the mound of minor issues.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A cookie-cutter "Age of Empires" clone...delivers a dose of good, old-fashioned fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The few frights it does have lessen considerably once you discern whether the spirit you're dealing with is friendly or not. Repetitive tasks and bland environments keep this one from being an enjoyably unsettling outing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    After the bloodcurdlingly imaginative Resident Evil 4, this add-on to Outbreak barely qualifies as a legitimate expansion of the story's classic mode of play. We screamed for voice chat and better AI after the initial release, but those cries have gone unheard.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a new fighting game, don't mind simplistic controls and having volumes of tedious storyline read to you by a man with about as much vocal intonation as Leonard Nimoy, this is your game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The only problem with Iridion 3D is that while it looks a million dollars, its gameplay isn't worth a rusty dime.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it might pass as a cheerfully violent diversion if your copy of "Thief" or "MGS" is on loan to a mate, its innate problems and lack of innovation are going to leave it fighting for attention.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It lacks any compelling features and gameplay decisions are trite, obvious, or both. Life is tedious enough without games like ER.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fleeting fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Thoroughly mediocre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An old-school "Myst" adventure tarted up in new clothes. For all the superficial changes to gameplay, anyone who completed the original game ten years ago will encounter a lot of deja vu here.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you can pick it up second-hand or for a markdown on the retail cost, you certainly won't regret it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A system hog...There are better choices for flying on the Western front in the Second World War, most notably "Rowan's Battle of Britain," which remains an enjoyable sim two years after its release date.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Its control system is weak, the gameplay mechanics are basic and repetitive and The Rock is woefully underused.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The incredibly stupid AI is also a big problem since it is hard to overlook the mechanical flaws when the gameplay is only moderately engaging.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's some mindless fun on offer here, but in terms of depth and replay value, Alter Echo simply doesn't cut the mustard.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A fair third-person action beat 'em up, like countless others in the genre, but if you take away all the X-Men trappings you'd be left with something much weaker.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So Wreckless, while being a graphical tour de force, and a superb showcase title for the polygon-pushing potential of the Xbox, is one of those games that's all talk and no trousers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For fans of micro-management, it's hard to imagine a better game than this immensely deep system of administration, but alas, we got bored very quickly thanks to the overly elaborate profession and skill trees.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Where NBA Live offends most is sadly in its gameplay. A reviewer could literally fill an entire page of notes with criticisms of this nature.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even those desperate for a fix of "Elite"-style freelancing will end up disappointed and unsatisfied.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's like a melted snowman -- something that could've been good, but instead turned out to be a goopy pile of mush.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If the controls were tighter and the targeting system sharpened up, Mega Man X7 could have been a killer update. As-is, the game is a lethargic has-been.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are innumerable superior first-person shooters and a good number of top-quality mission-based combat games - AquaNox 2: Revelation combines elements of both, but it's really not a compelling mixture.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most egregiously, this game costs $60. That’s about $50 too much. A better choice? Go crank Goldfinger’s “Superman,” fire up your old PlayStation or Dreamcast, dig up a copy of the original game, and relive the glory days the right way.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A rather uninspired tome, which is bogged down by obscure puzzles, slow story development, and even slower and unvaried gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Looks and plays almost exactly like the new addition to the High Heat series of a year ago.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it did have its good qualities, the lack of any real replay value makes Hitman one of those games that just isn't quite worth the price tag.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a rap-flavored karaoke program with a minor gameplay element and nowhere near enough songs. It's a missed opportunity... and that's whack, yo.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A somewhat competent, but ultimately flawed game that boasts interesting ideas, yet fails to master any of them.