DC Swirl's Scores

  • Games
For 116 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Skies of Arcadia
Lowest review score: 20 ECW Anarchy Rulz
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 116
  2. Negative: 18 out of 116
116 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An incredible football experience that is derived from a killer engine that's proven its gameplay worth in gold.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This will be Dreamcast's best baseball game ever, but it's just as flawed and full of imperfections as the line-up of PS2 contenders.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    At it's heart the gameplay of Virtua Athlete is really nothing more than a series of button timings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's months late, and unless you have a broadband adapter there realistically isn't a reason to play this game. "Quake 3" and "UT" did it better and that's my final stance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The guiltiest pleasure an individual sick-enough to be a member of the NRA can have locked inside a basement with a big screen TV and a stereo system cranking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With a few friends and some beers it's a good-enough time not to notice how lacking in replayability and long-term enjoyment the thing is.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It shouldn't be missed by anyone that can still look over dated appearances and enjoy the thing that made these babies timeless: good ol' gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 2nd best "Sonic The Hedgehog" game ever after Traveller's Tales' "Sonic R" for Saturn.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the few Titus-published franchises on DC (or any system) that's actually worth playing on gameplay attributes alone.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Max Steel isn't bad, just insultingly average and unimaginative... as seen on TV every Saturday morning these days.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sort of like asking how much better is a bottle of Pepsi than a can of Pepsi. Sure the bottle is bigger, it offers you more, it looks slightly different but in the end it tastes the same.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I suggest gamers shortchange Sega by spending only $3.99 to rent this miniscule title that will only be enjoyable truly for a weekend or so of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an OK game, but I cannot help but feel that a Bleemcast-enhanced version of the PSX "Rival Schools" CD spinning on my Dreamcast would look different-enough for most gamers to notice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too short and unpolished, but a hell of a way for Capcom to leave the genre on a high note in a dead system clamoring for more of them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed "Virtua Cop" or "HOTD" in the past, and have $20 and a light gun to spare..."Confidential Mission" is your next trip down the videogame aisle. It's as simple as that.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a hardcore "KOF" or SNK fan from way back, or a newbie willing to lick your chops and get into countless beatings in the name of learning something deep and gratifying within the 2D fighting genre, give "KOF: Evolution" some serious consideration.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Plenty of depth if that's all you're looking for, but it's weighed down by an engine that would have been deemed outdated several years ago.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn't perfect or fully taking advantage of the power of DC, but "Spider-Man" is a single-player action adventure no self-professed fan of the character can afford to miss.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A weird hybrid product that is guaranteed to please some and alienate lots more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    100% shooting substance over visual style (although it looks damn pretty on its own 2D merits).
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While UT is more user-friendly and fun, "Quake III" is faster, prettier and more raw.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a classic, and we cannot recommend it to you any higher even if you are planning on ridding yourself of the Dreamcast and moving on to PlayStation 2 land.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its shallow gameplay hardly justifies the time and effort of me going all the way to the store to buy it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Never quite unique enough to make me separate the words 'Diablo' and 'clone' from the back of my mind throughout most of the length of my adventure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's too short and unchallenging for the current asking price of $40 but, with time, it (as well as most of the DC line-up) will go down in price (and becomes an enticing secondary purchase).
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's plenty to enjoy about Ducati Racing which ultimately picks up for all of the minor gripes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    NBA Hoopz smacks you in the face and dares you not to have a blast playing it with some friends.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the length of this Review were to reflect the actual amount of time it takes to get through Charge 'N Blast in its entirety, it wouldn't be long-enough to fill a Wendy's work application form. Short length! Linearity!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great mission structure, easy to learn gameplay and of course tons of classic WWII era planes to blow out of the sky.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics and that hard-to-explain fun factor that emerges from repeated exposure to its better features (which cannot be easily explained unless you've played PSO online yourself).

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