Yahoo! Games' Scores

  • Games
For 2,205 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Silent Hill 2
Lowest review score: 20 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
2,205 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
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    The inclusion of the gore and the adult content, will no doubt sell the game, but to be honest it does not add anything to the game. Harvester is not terrible, far from it, but it does not offer anything substantial enough for it to be considered as one of the better games from the genre.
    • 63 Metascore
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    The formula has merit, but if Square expects to launch a dynasty, it should have escorted the game out the door armed with more than a white belt and Etch-A-Sketch graphics engine.
    • 47 Metascore
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    It's like a melted snowman -- something that could've been good, but instead turned out to be a goopy pile of mush.
    • 75 Metascore
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    After you see through its repetitive gameplay, gimmicky execution scenes, and tiresome, self-consciously obscene dialogue, there isn't much left. Manhunt's gameplay isn't deep or varied enough to match up to the alternatives on any platform.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Also aggravating is the half-assed presentation. Cutscenes are crap, and voiceovers are all delivered by stand-ins instead of authentic actors. Even Paulie sounds like he's being voiced by someone's roommate.
    • 46 Metascore
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    Because of its shallow combat and poor presentation, the game loses its thrill very quickly for anyone not a devotee of the subject matter.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Kings' city-building isn't deep enough for a well-functioning settlement to be its own reward, and the combat is confused and equally shallow.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Most levels feel more like a carnival duck shoot than a gritty peek into London police work. Enemies stand still no matter how close Mitch is to them and it's often child's play to dive-roll under a gun barrel to slap on the cuffs. This isn't merely unrealistic AI -- it's bad.
    • 60 Metascore
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    It lacks any compelling features and gameplay decisions are trite, obvious, or both. Life is tedious enough without games like ER.
    • 66 Metascore
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    The levels don't display anything like the creativity of past Time Crisis games, and although shooting up the place with automatic weapons is fun, it won't keep you coming back for more.
    • 49 Metascore
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    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.
    • 58 Metascore
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    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.
    • 60 Metascore
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    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.
    • 59 Metascore
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    There's a fine strategy game under here somewhere, but the clumsy interface and staid presentation mean few people will have the patience to find it.
    • 58 Metascore
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    About the only thing Fatal Shadows does well is the rooftop sneaking, and that's nowhere near enough to carry the game on its own.
    • 66 Metascore
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    The bugs. Yes, Far Gate comes complete with a few choice ones, our favourite being the one that will, without warning or ceremony, drop you to the desktop without even an error message.
    • 47 Metascore
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    If you're a big fan of The Weakest Link and have posters of Anne Robinson on your wall, then I guess it's fair to say you should seek psychiatric help – er, sorry I meant you should definitely consider buying The Weakest Link.
    • 66 Metascore
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    Good fun while you're playing it, but most of the time... you aren't.
    • 61 Metascore
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    It's not nearly as fun to play as it is to watch in cutscene form. The game tries to emulate the vibe and humor of Psychonauts, but doesn't come close to that title's wit or personality.
    • 48 Metascore
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    An intriguing idea, but it deserves a better game than this.
    • 56 Metascore
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    Without a more dynamic AI and combat model, each event seems like a pale recreation of the last. Eventually, it's tough to remember why you're still fighting.
    • 51 Metascore
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    Its control system is weak, the gameplay mechanics are basic and repetitive and The Rock is woefully underused.
    • 63 Metascore
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    This is the wartime equivalent of a slow year's "Madden" update, with only the most basic changes and additions to justify a purchase. And with only the most bare bone offline multiplayer offering, even a bad edition of "Madden" has more to offer.
    • 54 Metascore
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    There's certainly plenty of action here, but with dull, monotonous settings and boring sound design, it's easy to slump into tedium, bashing away at enemies simply because they are there.
    • 55 Metascore
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    As much as we're sometimes awestruck by Genji's eye candy, we're more frequently struck dumb by how unwieldy the camera is. Isn't this the next generation? Wasn't the irritation of being attacked from off-screen and being unable to control your perspective distinctly last-gen?
    • 59 Metascore
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    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.
    • 59 Metascore
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    It's just one extended chair wrecking, box-shoving session. And that's a house of pain, to be sure.
    • 56 Metascore
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    The idea of a pirate RPG with naval combat and basic economic functions is such a good one, but here it's largely obscured by the awkward interface, strange design decisions, and poor attention to detail.
    • 53 Metascore
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    The game is very pretty, yes, but it's far from pretty enough to warrant punishing yourself with this one-two blow of poor controls and terrible targeting.
    • 53 Metascore
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    As if mocking its own pompous title, Pokemon Battle Revolution is, amazingly, a step back for the historically reviled console Pokemon games - there's plenty of style, but less substance than ever before.