Cinescape's Scores

  • Games
For 339 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Spider-Man 2
Lowest review score: 0 Arctic Thunder
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 339
339 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
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    • Cinescape
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Logitech has done a lot to help out with this with its new force feedback steering wheel. With a full 900 degrees of rotation, the wheel will fight you around turns, and gives gamers the best possible control interface for this masterpiece of a racing simulator. I can’t imagine playing GT4 without it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The space missions are an absolute blast, and it seems like the tank missions just screw us out of more flight in the name of diversity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The sandbox nature and tight, polished gameplay make this one of the first games in 2005 you should play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fans of the series and of great action-RPGs in general should quickly don The Minish Cap. While it's not the longest or most challenging Zelda ever, it's more than worth a purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The sandbox nature and tight, polished gameplay make this one of the first games in 2005 you should play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    My favorite mode is still the one where you must pick your team from a random group of players and go at and opponent in the same situation – putting square pegs in round holes has never been as much fun in the NFL.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    My favorite mode is still the one where you must pick your team from a random group of players and go at and opponent in the same situation – putting square pegs in round holes has never been as much fun in the NFL.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If you can get into the whole sexual suggestiveness of the title, you might have some fun, otherwise, invest your money somewhere else for some actual gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What does change up quite a bit is the amount and complexity of the puzzles in the game. It's actually pretty refreshing to have so many situations that require something besides combat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Do not play this game alone or with one other person. It just isn't that fun when you don't have a minimum of three or the ideal four players for the game. This is a party game, and no one likes someone who likes to party alone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The minigames are easily one of the high-lights of the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What does change up quite a bit is the amount and complexity of the puzzles in the game. It's actually pretty refreshing to have so many situations that require something besides combat.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You might be surprised that this game isn't an Xbox game when you first see it on the TV. It looks great and while it does have some telltale signs of being a PS2 game, it's still absolutely gorgeous.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For a handheld like the DS this is the perfect little obsessive compulsive game to keep you occupied for five minutes while you wait for a table, or as a game your girlfriend can swipe from you and figure out that touching is good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It doesn’t excel, but it’s the best portable football game you’ll find on the market, even with its only average graphics and sound, and generations old gameplay.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This is a great looking racing game that really pushes these early capabilities of the DS and does it while running at 60 frames per second. The problem is that the gameplay is just uninspired.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's an absolutely beautiful game and really sucks you right into the world. I don't know that I've been as immersed in an RPG since "Knights of the Old Republic."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's the best of its kind on the consoles with the historical details, cinematic gameplay and fun factor overwhelming some unoriginality and glitches.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In one of the most bizarre games I’ve ever played, Sonic team has taken some elements of "WarioWare" and combined it with the style and quirkiness of a game like "Space Channel 5."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s one of the hardest 2D platformers this side of "Viewtiful Joe" and while the game seems slightly short, it takes quite a while to play through it successfully.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's the best of its kind on the consoles with the historical details, cinematic gameplay and fun factor overwhelming some unoriginality and glitches.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    That's the big thing this title has going for it. It's fun to experience this amazing world, and if there was something focused on during the game design it was making sure that the world was a good place to go play in.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    That's the big thing this title has going for it. It's fun to experience this amazing world, and if there was something focused on during the game design it was making sure that the world was a good place to go play in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I like how the game has been tightened up. The new driving missions are much better, the difficulty has been toned down (though maybe a bit too much), and the new weapon mods and Light Jak powers add something new.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I felt so screwed out of some sort of satisfaction, screwed out of more levels off of the Halo, screwed out of many hours of my life that I just poured into one of the most amazingly bad excuses for a single-player first-person shooter campaign. I was bored, I was tired and by the end of it, I was just really pissed off.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Up Your Arsenal may be the best game on the PlayStation 2. This is "Mario 64" level quality folks. If you own a PS2 and don't play this game, I'll come to your house personally with a Sheepinator and remove you from the gaming gene pool.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Easily one of the most addictive party games I have ever played.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Isn’t a great game, but it’s a lot of fun. Look at it as the popcorn movie of the game world, it’s really pretty, but only skin (or polygon?) deep.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Isn't a great game, but it's a lot of fun. Look at it as the popcorn movie of the game world, it's really pretty, but only skin (or polygon?) deep.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The one point of Magna Cum Laude that stands out is the fairly hysterical humor of the game. Borrowing pages from movies such as "Animal House," Magna Cum Laude has some of the funniest lines ever uttered in a video game. The characters and the dialog bring unprecedented humor to the consoles.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The one point of Magna Cum Laude that stands out is the fairly hysterical humor of the game. Borrowing pages from movies such as "Animal House," Magna Cum Laude has some of the funniest lines ever uttered in a video game. The characters and the dialog bring unprecedented humor to the consoles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The one point of Magna Cum Laude that stands out is the fairly hysterical humor of the game. Borrowing pages from movies such as "Animal House," Magna Cum Laude has some of the funniest lines ever uttered in a video game. The characters and the dialog bring unprecedented humor to the consoles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For fans of the series, this may be the best game yet. It combines a Classic and Underground mode into the same game, adds new gameplay elements, and really captures the feel of a bunch of skaters goofing around.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For fans of the series, this may be the best game yet. It combines a Classic and Underground mode into the same game, adds new gameplay elements, and really captures the feel of a bunch of skaters goofing around.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's not terrible, but it's flawed. It just doesn't do a good job with recreating the pinball experience, or really a good Mario experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For fans of the series, this may be the best game yet. It combines a Classic and Underground mode into the same game, adds new gameplay elements, and really captures the feel of a bunch of skaters goofing around.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For fans of the series, this may be the best game yet. It combines a Classic and Underground mode into the same game, adds new gameplay elements, and really captures the feel of a bunch of skaters goofing around.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game works in its purpose of being a great kid’s game based on a strong license. It’s basic, it’s not too hard, but it is all done very well and it’s not a bad game in the slightest.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game works in its purpose of being a great kid’s game based on a strong license. It’s basic, it’s not too hard, but it is all done very well and it’s not a bad game in the slightest.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game works in its purpose of being a great kid’s game based on a strong license. It’s basic, it’s not too hard, but it is all done very well and it’s not a bad game in the slightest.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The beat ‘em up is a genre that has quietly faded to the side and hasn’t had many revolutions on the consoles in recent years. X-Men: Legends takes that style of gameplay, adds a ton of depth to it, four-player support and quite frankly is one of the best X-Men games I’ve ever played.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The beat 'em up is a genre that has quietly faded to the side and hasn't had many revolutions on the consoles in recent years. X-Men: Legends takes that style of gameplay, adds a ton of depth to it, four-player support and quite frankly is one of the best X-Men games I've ever played.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The beat "em up is a genre that has quietly faded to the side and hasn't had many revolutions on the consoles in recent years. X-Men: Legends takes that style of gameplay, adds a ton of depth to it, four-player support and quite frankly is one of the best X-Men games I've ever played.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The one other element that just makes this game so damn fun to play is the heist movie feel.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Fans of the game series will feel right at home, as will fans of the show. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem much was added since the last game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While you may feel like you're in familiar territory if you've put in many hours on any of the previous games, the series always presents new challenges and addicting gameplay along the way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While you may feel like you're in familiar territory if you've put in many hours on any of the previous games, the series always presents new challenges and addicting gameplay along the way.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The defensive improvements and online leagues are a huge step in the right direction.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The defensive improvements and online leagues are a huge step in the right direction.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are one area where Madden definitely doesn’t measure up to ESPN. ESPN is much prettier and the sound is better as well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Multiplayer deathmatch modes work just as you’d imagine them, although I can’t be but a bit disappointed. Unlike a game like "UT 2004", Doom 3 only comes with the option for four-player deathmatches, and there is no Co-Op mode like there will be in the upcoming Xbox version.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    From the prospective of an Olympic game to play, this is a great choice for any kid, or even for you if you’re on the road a lot and get in plenty of Game Boy time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    My jaw dropped when I saw the Raiders white road jerseys, the shadows and player models and even the animation. This game looks absolutely stunning and is the best looking football game have ever seen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But the problem with the game is just that the story doesn't really do much to excite, in fact, it can be kind of dull.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    My jaw dropped when I saw the Raiders white road jerseys, the shadows and player models and even the animation. This game looks absolutely stunning and is the best looking football game have ever seen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Home Field Advantage is huge in this game, and momentum for INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS is just as large. In one game, my QB had a half where he completed two passes, and then a second half where he tossed six touchdowns. It’s amazing the difference in your players based on confidence level and that all feeds off of home field advantage.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The dance pad support might make for a fun party-game right now while the games are on, but then you also must realize that as far as dance pad games though, this doesn’t even hold a camera to Dance Dance Revolution itself.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The biggest addition I could ask for would be some sort of hard drive support for online downloads.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Xbox version does allow more enemies on-screen at one time, which does increase the difficulty level a bit. But, truth be told, only a few enemies are added and most gamers probably won't notice the difference.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The cel-shaded visuals look beautiful, as does the stunning anime sequences scattered throughout the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Difficulty level aside, this is an excellent game that fans of shooters should not pass up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I honestly can’t fathom going back to driving a car in the next installment of "Grand Theft Auto" – the world is just so much cooler when you can explore the whole city, meaning everything up in the air as well. Manhattan becomes a giant jungle gym for Spider-Man to play in, and it is a blast.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I honestly can't fathom going back to driving a car in the next installment of "Grand Theft Auto" – the world is just so much cooler when you can explore the whole city, meaning everything up in the air as well. Manhattan becomes a giant jungle gym for Spider-Man to play in, and it is a blast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I honestly can't fathom going back to driving a car in the next installment of "Grand Theft Auto" – the world is just so much cooler when you can explore the whole city, meaning everything up in the air as well. Manhattan becomes a giant jungle gym for Spider-Man to play in, and it is a blast.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If there's a single problem with the gameplay, it revolves around the overly simplified putting mechanisms. It's just too simple to make 30-40 ft. putts and I do it regularly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Probably the best Dragon Ball Z game to date, and I’m talking about any platform.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The physics engine makes everything look better as it is very lifelike.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is best with four friends though: my girlfriend, two other friends and I discovered this after we lost 10 hours of our lives in one sitting. If that doesn't say something about this game, nothing else will.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it’s fairly typical at first, when you realize that you have to drop bombs at ground targets, the gameplay picks up quickly. While there is no true ending to the game, Xevious is a ton of fun and if you’re looking for a GBA shooter.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you haven’t played this game, you need to. The game featured big tracks, jumps, engine heat, and a track editor. The only downfall was you couldn’t save tracks – the GBA fixes this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Still one of the best NES games ever, and perfect for the GBA.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perhaps the game with the longest playtime of any released in this series, ZELDA not only features a long quest, but a Master Quest that doubles the length of the game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Word of warning to anyone considering picking this up. There is no multiplayer in the original game. That should be enough to let you know this probably isn’t the game for you.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a little hard to justify picking this up. It’s been available for a long time, and even though this one is arcade perfect, it’s easy to get elsewhere. 20 bucks isn’t worth it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the gameplay skews a little heavily towards the puzzle side, it’s worthwhile for anyone who is fan of a good game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fans of Transformers will love this.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A game that any player can just jump into and have a great time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sure, it could have been a bit better, but if you're looking for a fun action game that doesn't require a ton of thought, you'll have a good time with this.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the graphics are simply horrible. The entire game lacks any real pizzazz, and the entire game feels lifeless.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Probably the best racer currently on the Xbox. While the game does have a few flaws here and there, if you have any interest in racing at all, don't look any further than this.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is enjoyable to play through, even if the action can be competitive and the game isn’t as polished as it could’ve been.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is enjoyable to play through, even if the action can be competitive and the game isn’t as polished as it could’ve been.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It appeals to all gamers of any age, gender, or style of gaming. It has a bit for everyone, action, puzzles, adventure, comedy and it set in a popular film world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It appeals to all gamers of any age, gender, or style of gaming. It has a bit for everyone, action, puzzles, adventure, comedy and it set in a popular film world.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It appeals to all gamers of any age, gender, or style of gaming. It has a bit for everyone, action, puzzles, adventure, comedy and it set in a popular film world.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with this is that the backgrounds don’t look as rich and colorful as they did in the two previous installments.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    I kept telling my girlfriend while I was playing, "It has to get better once you get into the actual story." Truth be told, THERE IS NO STORY. It’s just the longest character creation mode I’ve ever seen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are largely pulled from the Game Boy Advance game. So we're running some graphics far below the GameCube's level.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a good action RPG game that you can just jump into and blow some stuff apart, it’s a pretty good bet that Crimson Sea 2 will fill your needs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While marred by a few technical problems, you won’t find a much better game that captures the spirit of a television show (and at a price point that most can’t beat).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The biggest and most important adjustment to the game is on the home run hitting. They are much fewer than in last year’s version and that is a huge plus.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, somehow the sound got completely butchered along the way to this cart. The cool rock tracks have been replaced by these nice, high pitched screeching noises. This is definitely a game to turn the volume down on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a game that needs to be played on Surround Sound (Pro Logic) or with a good set of headphones. It needs to be loud in the room, and it needs to be dark. It should be like any good horror movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a game that needs to be played on Surround Sound (Pro Logic) or with a good set of headphones. It needs to be loud in the room, and it needs to be dark. It should be like any good horror movie.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still the same girl you dated in high school, just with a new wardrobe and some nice jewelry. She’s still fun to hang out with, but nowhere you haven’t been already.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best, most challenging games ever made. Ninja Gaiden is as close to perfect as a game can get. The game sports cutting edge graphics, great sound and the best fighting engine that has ever been created.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The reason to play isn’t the gameplay, rather the story and the cinematics.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is a straight up card playing/building game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Like most other light gun games that are released on console systems, it is hard to justify a purchase for a game that doesn’t have a lot of depth to it.

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