Yahoo! Games' Scores

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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 BioShock
Lowest review score: 20 B-17 Gunner: Air War Over Germany
Score distribution:
2,205 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Although the joy of unfettered choice is already familiar to Grand Theft Auto players, GTA IV's realistic, wide-open world offers unprecedented opportunities for delightful mayhem, and a level of polish, detail and quality that's genuinely groundbreaking. What more could you want from the next generation?
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy is a reminder that games don't have to be ultra-violent, make clever social statements or ride the marketing machine to succeed. They simply have to be fun, and you'd be hard pressed to find one as genuinely enjoyable as Mario's latest.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What's so great about the game, apart from it looking and sounding so good on PS2, is the course design that you get to sample.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games have so much gameplay, let alone provide a setting and atmosphere that tell a captivating story. That said, Metroid Prime is an acquired taste.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's funny, well built and almost flawless in terms of game-destroying problems.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Those who take a quick look at the game may not see what the fuss is about, but spend some time looking at the incredible detail and you're sure to be floored.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a jaw-dropping, exhilarating game. It's the game you'll remember for years.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most salient fact about BioShock is that it's different. If it doesn't sell well, perhaps it's time to abandon hope and resign ourselves to the eternal recurrence of space dungeons and World War II. Games like BioShock are what we need. They are what we deserve.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By ditching tired and overdone conventions and replacing them with a new theme and a more action-heavy style, Capcom has created a half-familiar, half-original masterpiece of atmosphere and menace.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Orange Box can't stop giving. It's a sci-fi masterpiece, a clever puzzler and a multiplayer monster wrapped into one, making this a landmark achievement in gaming value and one of the easiest buying decisions you'll make all year. Color us impressed.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about Half-Life smacks of quality: the storyline, the gameplay, the graphics, the sound effects and last, but not least, the obvious level of committment Sierra and Valve have invested in it. Half-Life is, without doubt, the best PC game I have ever played. Ever.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than creating a new system to go with the new engine, the developers tried to shoehorn the classic control scheme into the new game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Enchanting, entertaining, inventive, elegant, rewarding and captivating from start to "finish."
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece; the outstanding gameplay from the first two games has been extended, tweaked and applied to a fresh, original and fascinating setting. There's more than enough meat to keep you going for months, and the sheer variety of gameplay is bewildering.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They've managed to improve the game without changing its heart, and provided their millions of fans with a fantastic new experience. GTA: Vice City is a must buy for any adult PS2 owner with a pulse.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it has its flaws, is by far the best console racer on the planet, and betters its predecessors in nearly every respect.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A near-flawless fusion of solid gameplay and excellent presentation, filled with little details that make it a kill-the-light-and-unplug-the-phone experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It looks fantastic, drawing on the power of artwork instead of graphics hardware. There's nothing here that you couldn't do on the Gamecube, which is why Twilight Princess will also be released for the Gamecube. But the visuals hold their own against any next-gen system.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Michaels, probably the best voice in football, takes the microphone with gusto and professionalism. He's recorded his lines, and they do get repetitive, but his delivery is steady and easy on the ears.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It manages to translate all of the elements you loved from previous versions into one compact package that will allow you to master new skills on the move.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An awesome game, and exceptional fun. If you're a fan of "Dune II" or "Warcraft" then this one will be a winner.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Imagine mixing Resident Evil with the Matrix's martial arts sequences, the gun battles from a great John Woo flick and the overall structure of a late 80s brawler.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its longevity is a wonderful thing, since a sequel is still some time away, and this is one game that you really don't want to stop playing. Even after you've gotten tired of the carnage, it's fun to load it up and just cruise around Vice City listening to the radio.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just about the only bad thing about Madden NFL 2004 is the bar that it sets. EA Sports has one hell of a challenge waiting in the wings, trying to improve on a masterful title like this.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The hallmark of Gears' weapon design is the balance of powerful tools with critical, exploitable weaknesses, and it's executed with real finesse.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The painstaking attention to detail, outstanding worldcrafting, and inspired AI make it a huge improvement; and there wasn't all that much wrong with "Morrowind" to begin with. Oblivion is a stunning game -- don't miss it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Under the surface lies something of a bionic game - they have rebuilt it, and the new product is better, stronger, faster - well, probably not faster (unless daddy has bought you a silky P133), but it's one hell of a game all the same.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The shareware version before you buy this. Good, but it doesn't quite live up to the hype.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Much like they did in Call of Duty 2, the developers at Infinity Ward have set the new standard for scripted cinematic spectacle.