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 Donkey Konga
Lowest review score: 20 Pac-Man All-Stars
Score distribution:
2265 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only will you be glued to the game right up to the end, you'll go right back and play it through again just to see what consequences different choices will produce. Fallout 3 is a technical triumph, but more importantly, it's a beautiful piece of design, exploring the well-trodden video game ground of good vs. evil better than any other game to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Control is perfect and, once mastered, you get a sense of the timing.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A noticeable step forward in the evolution of the genre. "Virtua Fighter 4" might hold the top spot among hand-to-hand fighters, but when it comes to weapons-based combat, Soul Calibur II is the undisputed champion.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not in our wildest dreams could we have imagined it to be so damn addictive!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly innovative action hit with mind-blowing graphics and a scattering of gameplay flaws that stifles the fun a bit. For the most part, though, this is a unique, well-crafted game with a solid, enjoyable feel.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only downside to the heavy reliance on the achievements of VF4 is that the graphics engine is beginning to age.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics look great, the interface works a treat and the additions, while minor, fit well. Clearly a lot of work has gone into making the game feel like it was meant to be on PC.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Naughty Dog shines brightest, however, is in its ability to make you feel like you’re discovering your way through what is essentially a linear adventure game. The path is predetermined, the outcome singular, but when you find that one handhold or fling yourself through that one open window, you own it. Uncharted 4’s level design is remarkable, simultaneously holding your hand and letting it go.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By far the biggest game in the series. Gamers who aren't turned off by the nefarious and illegal activities will find this to be one of the most engrossing games ever produced.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inside is an artistic triumph. Video games, at their best, fold their various components into a whole that is far greater than the sum of their parts. Inside does exactly that, and more so does exactly what its name implies: it gets in your head, in your system, and stays there.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's not as technologically proficient as "EverQuest II," World of Warcraft has a more pronounced sense of style...If you're looking for a new MMORPG, then the World of Warcraft is the very first place you should visit.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By far the biggest game in the series. Gamers who aren't turned off by the nefarious and illegal activities will find this to be one of the most engrossing games ever produced.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The PS2 version is the weakest graphically, with a forgettable bonus character, but the Dual Shock controller is nearly as good as a joystick... "Virtua Fighter 4" might hold the top spot among hand-to-hand fighters, but when it comes to weapons-based combat, Soul Calibur II is the undisputed champion.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Changes are by and large cosmetic, but this is a skilled surgeon at work here, and the new model is undeniably smoother, faster, and more in-yer-face, with a new big hit move arguably worth the admission price alone.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In a game that plays this hard -- 2K3 is probably the most challenging football game out this year -- timing is crucial.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even without a massive collection of exclusive content, this is an improvement (if a slight one) over the five-star PS2 original, which is all 360 owners need to know.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has the appeal of a 2D run-and-jumper and inflates the action to a surprisingly 3D world with a groundbreaking degree of fluidity.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dramatic reworking of the horror-movie clichés beaten to death by "Resident Evil" and its army of clones, and as such is perhaps the first must-have release for Gamecube.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But what Warcraft lacks in technology, it makes up for with the flair, imagination and careful attentiveness from its art designers.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly unique and innovative game which breathes new life into the wargaming and real-time genres and provides one of the best multi-player experiences ever devised in computer gaming. What's more, it is enormously fun and challenging to play.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While many courses here are modeled from past runs, most are barely recognizable, at best. They're like the ugly kid from high school who turns out to be a model ten years later.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Customization, handling, presentation, AI, damage, multiplayer: Forza hits the bull's-eye time after time. Although it doesn't have quite the bewildering range of cars as "Gran Turismo 4," Forza is its equal in gameplay, its superior in AI, and adds the online play "GT4" lacked.
    • 92 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Handheld game or not, the depth and complexity of Advance Wars is astonishing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even with the amazing achievements in other areas of the game, one of the most under-appreciated, but ultimately useful, components of SS2 is its interface.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although Square has clearly found the limits of the PS2, Final Fantasy's new, seamless approach to exploration and combat works beautifully, and comes with all the depth of plot, character, and gameplay that we've come to expect from the name.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The crisp sprites appear even better suited on the little screen, with the bright, colourful and incredibly well drawn, nicely animated cartoon-like sprites shining, even with GBA's legendary 'dark screen' problem.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With unparalleled visuals, a deep franchise mode, and tons of new and improved features, "Madden" is facing a 4th and very, very long this year.

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