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 Grim Fandango
Lowest review score: 20 B-17 Gunner: Air War Over Germany
Score distribution:
2261 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SSX
    The gameplay isn’t perhaps as tight as Nintendo’s ageing "1080º Snowboarding," but it’s an original take on the sport and deserves all the praise it has received.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It does become kind of mesmerising, but like watching waves on a beach, chances are that pretty soon you'll tire of the lack of variety on offer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's so much to have a go at and so much detail and addictive gameplay that fans of the series won't be disappointed - in fact you may just think that it's fang-tastic!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sequel is a better game in every way, but the original was so successful at combining extreme sports stunts with real basketball that there was little room left for improvement.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you own the Dreamcast version, then there's far too much overlap to warrant owning this as well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sequel is a better game in every way, but the original was so successful at combining extreme sports stunts with real basketball that there was little room left for improvement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No other racing game on any platform simulates the NASCAR experience this accurately. Graphics have been improved for this year's update, but lack the arcade pop on the consoles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is one fantastically exciting shooter with a richly detailed game environment and varied gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I just can't help thinking that the "Final Chapter" should have had a little more to it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too often while playing The Witness, I realized that there were a lot of other things I’d rather be doing than playing The Witness. I respect it; I admire it. I just didn’t enjoy it all that much.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're more interested in multiplayer mech action and a not quite as brilliant single player game, then you should give Mechwarrior 4 a look.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once you get past the graphics, though, everything else is virtually unchanged. As mentioned above, there's really not much new here.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There didn't seem to be any specific gameplay difference with NHL 2002 and its immediate predecessor. All my on-ice moves were the same as in the older game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a big gun and a legion of monsters to use it on, then Serious Sam's got what you need, with much prettier graphics than "Doom."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying that "IL-2 Sturmovik" is a great sim and therefore Forgotten Battles is a great sim by extension. As a sequel, however, it's a bit underwhelming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Continuing a short but respected series, the game does little to broaden the genre, but at least it performs with style and solid mechanics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unless you're really really into the game, you can live without this add-on.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the exception of the extremely, though not awe-inspiringly fun bombing run mode, UT2003 could essentially be Quake 1996 with one hell of an Oprah Winfrey style makeover.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Delivers more of their established brand of imaginative gameplay rather than attempts at innovative technology.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graphically, the Game Boy Advance comfortably does the game justice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A spooky and enthralling FPS, [but] the lack of multiplayer is somewhat like jumping into a Ferrari, then sticking to the speed limit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cheaply made, cost-effective sequel to "FFX" that reuses the graphics, characters, enemies, and areas to create a mostly new gameplay experience. You might love it, you might really, really hate it - or, like us, you might be torn... [Import]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its level of realism, convincing detail and great multiplayer make it one of the best military FPS games on the market.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Possibly the biggest strike against Giants, though, is that much of the gameplay is, well, kind of boring.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gameplay is probably the most unremarkable aspect to Kingdom Hearts. The real-time combat consists of mashing the X button repeatedly as your one and only attack move, and also using magic once and a while.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun basketball title, but this isn't one of those "must-have" years, unless All-Star Weekend is something you absolutely can't live without. EA just didn't bring its "A"-game for '05.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore space simmers are likely to be disappointed with its lack of depth and unusual controls, but where they see shallowness and unrealism, others will see easy learning curves and familiarity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Takes a step forward with a few new game modes and an interesting rival/buddy system, but the uneven graphics and performance hurt it. And on Xbox, as with all EA Sports games, the situation is worsened with no online play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This unique and head-bangingly challenging game is really not at all suited for the non-hardcore, and if you don't like games that require your entire mind and body as a sacrifice, you're likely to loathe and fear Ikaruga.

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