Adrenaline Vault's Scores

  • Games
For 803 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Blood
Lowest review score: 30 Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 803
803 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Half-Life 2: Episode One is a bit of a paradox. In terms of mechanics and content it is a yet another sequel to a well-known series that itself is in a long-established genre. On the other hand, considering how that content is delivered, both in terms of Steam and the introduction of episodic content, there is nothing exactly like Episode One on the market.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I have not felt so freed from the artificial complexities of modern releases -- and so nicely transported back to the pure joy of the old days -- for a long time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A multimedia feast for the senses and a compelling interactive movie. As an action-adventure game, it doesn't offer much of a challenge beyond furthering the story, but it is certainly a story worth experiencing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are people that say a good game must have good graphics and some that say its gameplay is the most important. TRL has both. Great graphics and a superb gameplay make this game a true jewel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What with gorgeous graphics, sumptuous music, compelling story, elegant interface, and a really well conceived hint system, it stands out from the pack.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The multiplayer, however, is where this release shines. This is by far the most successful implementation of Nintendo's WFC service as of so far, and stands as an essential buy for anybody interested in experiencing the online capabilities of the DS.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Maverick Hunter X does is provide an intensely enjoyable and expanded alternative version of a classic game, and I suspect a product like this will appeal to two kinds of people. For the old fans, it'll be like an old friend is stopping by to introduce you to his cute sister. For the newbies, it's a great starting point to see what the big deal is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pinball Hall of Fame has a lot going for it, what with numerous tables accurately reproduced, excellent physics, and decent controls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps it's the beat-em-up aspect, and maybe it is the satisfaction of pulling off the difficult power shots, but the game seems to have gone an extra step beyond some of the other titles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Full of novel ideas and ultimately is a magnificent action title. Unlike most formulaic games based on movies, what you experience here is always fresh and exciting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect Dark Zero offers up a great combination of stealth and action using vehicles, AI teammates, the concept of shadows-versus-light for cover, and intelligent enemies who respond to both visual and auditory stimuli.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If this would have been released sans the law enforcement and Pursuit inspired aspects of the game, it would have been titles Need for Speed: Underground 3, because really that is powering it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The offering does well with what it chooses to present, but it should have incorporated a more multifaceted play experience. Going back to try to get gold medals can only keep you going for so long. Nonetheless, the pure thrill of frenetic combat, interspersed with the humor, makes this title well worth trying.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is refreshing to see the DS stand up and do some things that can't be done on the GBA, allowing it to stand out as its own system rather than being used to play GBA titles on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun
    If you want compelling story with dynamic gameplay, and are in the mood for some good old cowboy action; get Gun. You will not be disappointed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smart in its game design, a brilliant melding of software and hardware, this is a game which achieves what all games shoot for, but so few manage, to transport you somewhere better, if only for a few moments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The unbearably monotonous levels, by themselves, easily killed it for me.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and frenzied shooting romp, but -- as a longtime fan of the franchise -- beneath my expectations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is pure, unadulterated fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's short and sometimes repetitive game play with limited multiplayer doesn't exactly ooze with replay value.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    F.E.A.R. has by far the best tactical combat I have ever experienced, and has super-high production values throughout. The sense of dread never lets up throughout the game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I had a great 15 hours playing this game, and to get the coveted 100% finish I look forward to the next five or so.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quake 4 really delivered on all fronts for me in terms of purely frenetic gameplay. I jumped at the cutscenes, I cried out expletives when I was getting owned by the Strogg, I gasped when the storyline took a major plot twist, and I was moved by the stunningly beautiful graphics.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the various methods of strategic growth, tactical conquest, and diplomatic gains, Diplomacy lives up to its table-bound namesake’s reputation. It is easy to learn, play, and master.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s one thing to put original characters into an old game type, but it would be another thing entirely to use those same characters and impose new standards on the genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great new twist on a genre that I have a hard time classifying, using an established and mature backdrop.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it ventures into new territory,it does so in an interesting way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The crashes all by themselves are an absolute blast. You will never get bored here, and everyone will find points of challenge at some point in the racing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is limited in a few ways, namely in the number of characters (a total of 16 with unlocks) and the depth of the fighting system, but it is also something I can see as a great party game for groups of casual gamers of any age.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While there are some interface concerns that all versions of this game seem to suffer from, on the whole it's pretty darned awesome.

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