GamePen's Scores

  • Games
For 248 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Out of the Park Baseball 4
Lowest review score: 10 Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 248
248 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stupid, brainless fun for the frag-inclined masses, but--no--it's not "Halo Live."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the game is still technically and visually sound, the control is just so horrid that it’ll make you wonder why this project was even green-lighted. [Import]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You’ll be hard pressed to find another game that even comes close to matching the quality found in Kingdom Hearts. Games just don’t come as beautiful and well thought out as this, it’s a virtual masterpiece that excels in every way possible.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything in the game just reeks of shine and polish and though it's flawed in some areas, it's still one of the best games to come down the line this year.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is one of the poorest expansion packs for any game in recent memory. It’s so bad, in fact, that I want my money back.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game isn’t perfect, however, I found that the running game was a little too stingy for my tastes. I had a hard time breaking a run for more than 10 yards and more often than not, the gaps in the defense would close far too fast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I’ve had a lot of fun with Beach Spikers and if you have 3 friends, you can really have a blast with hot 2-on-2 action, if you know what I mean.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I have yet to understand what the big deal about delivering packages is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's probably true that 99% of PS2 owners have never played "Tennis 2K2" for the Dreamcast, Sega should still have given them something more than an almost direct port.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has some great fighting elements as well as some of the elements from the Thief series and finally some adventure elements. Add that to a pretty good graphics engine and sound, and you have yourself a darn good game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So, when you have great graphics, decent audio, okay gameplay but a horrible 3rd person control scheme with jump on right thumbstick and a horrible camera system what do you get? You get an average game that never fully delivers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Consider this version a mildly tweaked Crazy Taxi with a new city.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although there are still more titles to be released, I’m not quite sure that any of them will be able to compete with the high standard that EA has set with their latest offering, the bar has been raised.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the XBOX being the most powerful console, frame rate problems still plague the game...Still fun to play even with the AI problems and control scheme on the XBOX.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can personally verify that multiplayer is much much smoother than before – not that it was awful before, but I haven’t been getting as many disconnects as I did before.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable game, to be sure, but it could have been so much more.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And as if uninspired gameplay wasn’t enough, the game is chock full of the dandiest bugs this side of my bathtub. Let’s see - where to begin. Clipping, bad frame rates, stuck fighters, horrid camera movement, moves that just don’t work and sluggish controls.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great shooter, the best that has come my way in over a year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You wouldn’t think stats would be such a big deal in an arcade over the top game, but they’re here – by player and by team. Pretty impressive – I wasn’t expecting that at all.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I’m not kidding, nearly every facet of this game screams ‘PSONE!’, had Reflections not decided to include the excellent DVD add-ons, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one appear on the little gray box.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From cover to cover this game was full of originality.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    So, we have annoying sound, minimalist save features, poor dialogue and voice acting, clumsy controls, and frustrating gameplay. Not exactly a recipe for success.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’ll be given the pleasure of tricking and tearing your way through some of the most crazy and freakish settings that the sick minds at EA Sports BIG could conjure up in their conspicuously concealed laboratories.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is without a doubt the single best looking and playing hovercraft racing game on any next generation platform.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combine excellent gameplay and some of the most in-depth gaming modes with the vocal talents of the legendary Vin Scully and what do you get? You get one hell of a baseball title.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the Next Big Thing that roleplaying fans have been waiting for.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are just so many features and things to unlock, you'll be playing this one for a long long time – it's almost too difficult.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tecmo may not be offering the most beautiful or technically advanced soccer game on the market but whatever it is, it’s a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best F1 sim to date. Featuring true to life physics and tight gripping gameplay, it’s only weakness lies in the insanely astronomical system requirements.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AoW2 has the “just one more turn” quality common to many great turn-based games like "Civilization" and "Master of Orion."

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