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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Project Gotham Racing 2
Lowest review score: 20 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Score distribution:
2261 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers an amazing amount of control over how the game is played in a game session. It is very easy to set up a multiplayer game, and just as easy to join one in progress over the Internet or LAN.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By building gameplay around non-lethal weapons, they've honored not only the police they're modeling, but the power of guns.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What's amazing is that Criterion was able to create such a tight control scheme, when other PSP racing games have felt floaty and flaky. By any standard, Burnout's control is rock solid. It's possible to dodge right though the same small spaces that entice players on the console game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Picross DS, you get a real sense of accomplishment, while still being just as enthralled as with the Tetrises and Meteoses of the world. It rewards intelligence over reflexes, broadening its target audience immensely. Play it for 10 minutes, or five hours; either way, you'll have a smile on your face the entire time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it won't make as much of an impact as its predecessor, KOTOR 2's strong gameplay mechanics, interesting and well-voiced characters, and genuine, unforced sense of atmosphere make it almost as compelling to play. You won't be disappointed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finally, the campaign elements and the 3D combat have merged into a game that's practically perfect in almost every way.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Under BioWare's guidance, Knights Of The Old Republic has become not only one of the best Star Wars games, period, but a wonderful expansion of the story and the first compelling Xbox RPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dismissing the game out of hand is easy: the plot is silly, the standard enemies don't vary much, and the level design amounts to little more than battle venues linked together with bland, featureless corridors and the occasional crap puzzle. But that'd be missing the point completely, and it only takes one hit to see why. Nail an encounter just right, ripping through your enemies with all the ferocity of a tornado in a knife warehouse, and you'll understand.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The end result is exquisitely original multiplayer gaming that's a vastly different experience based on which team is chosen. It's only marred by a bizarrely overlooked bug that crashes the Xbox when browsing available servers through OptiMatch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a market that's crowded with guns, over-the-top graphical effects and heart-pounding action, FSX serves more to educate and amuse than arouse and enrage, and it does so in real style. It's a stunning achievement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most thrilling games to hit PS2 since its launch.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods 2005 is a birdie to "2004's" eagle, but that doesn't change the fact that it's one of the best sports games out there.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The enemy AI isn't really what it should be. This is a minor criticism, but when a game reaches this level things like this tend to stand out.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best skateboarding game out there and it's much more than Tony Hawk 4 ever was. That being said, while some of the new features are great, others just aren't up to the level of quality that we've come to expect from Neversoft.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the introduction of clinching, the innovative punch system, the deep tournament and career options, the graphics and realism, the improved presentation, and most of all, the obvious love of boxing infused into the game, Fight Night Round 2 is the best representation of the "sweet science" that gaming has ever seen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fast, fluid, and gorgeous game, with a remarkable control scheme, a gratifying sense of progression, and its own unique sensibility. With a launch title like this, the Wii comes out of the gate swinging, demanding to be taken seriously.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning game. Graphics, sound and online play benefit the most from the treatment, but there isn't an aspect of gameplay that hasn't received attention, making this the most comprehensive slapshot sim available.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Project Gotham Racing and Forza Motorsport improved upon their winning formulas in their respective sequels this year, EA completely overhauled the Need for Speed franchise to create what is arguably the best game in the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although there's little more than 20 hours lurking under the cover, that time is packed with some of the best gameplay we've seen in the genre for some time, and more story than most platformers have in their entire franchise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A linear game that simply doesn't feel linear, and that's a major achievement. By tightly focusing the action and constantly engaging the player, the developers have managed to make you feel a part of the action without holding your hand.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Complete in nearly every way and is a good bet for casual fans who just want to slap a few balls out of the infield and diehards who will settle for nothing less than a full career simulation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The endless combat may smack of War Machines Week on The History Channel, but the contentious, jaunty chatter between friendly (and enemy) characters is pure Cartoon Network. Move out!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visual impact of the game is fantastic in terms of the surroundings that you race through, the shape of your bike and the track design.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combined with the fun dogfighting and smart stylus control, this is better action than we deserve in a portable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though Skate is swimming with atmosphere and features, it's the gameplay that stands out in this gem. It's not trying to compete with "Tony Hawk" -- it's trying to do its own thing. As such, old Tony Hawk fans looking for a more authentic challenge will love this game. While some challenges will be frustrating, that's just how skating is, and EA did a wonderful job re-creating the atmosphere and style of the sport in game form.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end though, what really makes Crypto-138 stand out from the pack is the combination of solid controls and side-splitting humor. It may not be politically correct, but it's going to keep you entertained.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PC can support insanely high resolutions that put even the Xbox to shame. The frame rate is better on the PC, as well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Upon playing the original, it was easy to get the sense that this was a complete package, with scarcely any room to squeeze in any innovation. Opposing Fronts clearly proves that isn't the case. Now more than ever, this is the can't-miss real time strategy game of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods 2005 is a birdie to "2004's" eagle, but that doesn't change the fact that it's one of the best sports games out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is a stroke of genius, destined to keep players coming back for more, long after the single-player has faded away from memory. Only the best type of gaming experience can do this.

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