GameTap's Scores

  • Games
For 238 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 BioShock
Lowest review score: 30 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 238
238 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Ninja Gaiden II is a difficult game, it's also far more forgiving than the original (particularly on the acolyte setting) and it gives you ample opportunities to beef up your skills and become a master ninja.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game's focus is clearly on driving, managing sponsors right will double or triple the income of winning an event and is a fun minigame on its own; making lots of money is crucial to entering higher-level, ultra-costly racing series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game's focus is clearly on driving, managing sponsors right will double or triple the income of winning an event and is a fun minigame on its own; making lots of money is crucial to entering higher-level, ultra-costly racing series.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are many great ideas within Haze, they just happened to be trapped in an extraordinarily mediocre game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's where the Wii Fit balance board comes in. Just like the Wii itself, it just looks like something you'd like to try out. But once you take that first step onto it, you might find yourself on the way to becoming more fit.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with Prince Caspian, though, is something the developer had no control over, and that's the story. It's not that deep and doesn't feature a great variety of environments—it’s mostly roaming through the woods, collecting people, and gearing up for the real battle at the end.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a Wii Sports fan who is hungry for new challenges, Deca Sports deserves a shot.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a casual game, We Ski works. Sometimes it takes the "casual" a little too literally, but its tight controls and impressive physics make you feel like you're mastering skiing techniques even if your heart rate barely fluctuates.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Speed Racer is a decent racing game, but it never gets your adrenaline pumping. Even the movie connection doesn't juice up the show. Also, unlike most racing for Nintendo systems, only two players can race in split screen mode, and there's no online mode at all.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of those rare family games that doesn't fall into the genres of minigame collection or rhythm title, and your seven-year-old kid will have as much fun as you do.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Generic and boring visuals; ridiculous difficulty curve; weak controls.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Generic and boring visuals; ridiculous difficulty curve; weak controls.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new art direction, investment in physics technology, and better animation sum up to a huge aesthetic improvement over previous games, giving GTA IV a level of visual appeal it strained for in the previous generation.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new art direction, investment in physics technology, and better animation sum up to a huge aesthetic improvement over previous games, giving GTA IV a level of visual appeal it strained for in the previous generation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Kart Wii doesn't stray far from the beaten track, but it has enough going to dazzle first-time MK drivers and a few new upgrades to challenge the long-time Karters, too.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And while it all seems a little hokey or emo (as the kids call it these days) at first, The World Ends With You is actually one of the most interesting and gratifying experiences I’ve had with an RPG in years.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Target: Terror is one of those games that's so bad, it's almost...almost better than bad. If you're willing to surrender to the surreal goofiness of it all, it's good for a few laughs. Just toss your values out the window and gear your mind down into shooter mode.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some pretty good side trips, too. Multiplayer co-op mode lets three more people join you on safari, too. One drives a jeep while the others take pictures. Also, completing each assignment unlocks a minigame featuring the animal you've just investigated.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA Ballers: Chosen One is a battle game. Think Street Fighter meets the NBA, and that's where the game is in its element.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA Ballers: Chosen One is a battle game. Think Street Fighter meets the NBA, and that's where the game is in its element.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Battle of the Bands is pretty fun, and it’s definitely a cheaper option in the whole music game fad than the peripheral-laden titles out there, but there’s just not a lot of depth there.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though Rome is still plenty intimidating to anyone who has never experienced an EU game before, refinements to the interface and core gameplay make it surprisingly easy to sit down and start playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The multiplayer mode is great, in theory, but when you’re driving against a pack of opponents that might as well be driving with a blindfold on (intentionally or not), it tends to lose its appeal rather quickly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a few minor things may have been lost in the port, I’d argue that ultimately this is a more important game for the Wii than it was for the PS2.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This episode is a carefully orchestrated symphony that ends story threads, revisiting each episode and all the characters in them with sharp wit, elegance, and great story-telling craft.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no reason for console players to get this version, but if you're console-less, and have the horsepower, it's still a worthy experience, if only to play something that's actually unique compared to other games out there.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dark Sector is bipolar rollercoaster ride that tops out at gorgeous, innovative, and striking (glaive, visuals, virus powers) and bottoms out at a bland, unoriginal, and buggy (gunplay, storyline, melee attacks). The extremes are both high and low, but at least Digital Extremes has a solid base moving forward to the inevitable sequel.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dark Sector is bipolar rollercoaster ride that tops out at gorgeous, innovative, and striking (glaive, visuals, virus powers) and bottoms out at a bland, unoriginal, and buggy (gunplay, storyline, melee attacks). The extremes are both high and low, but at least Digital Extremes has a solid base moving forward to the inevitable sequel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though this RTS-interface-for-consoles is pretty good on its own, it's crippled by the poor framerate. Basically, anytime you have one or more Hierarchy walkers on-screen, plus any other units, everyone starts looking like they're moving underwater. Which isn't conducive to an RTS game with crazy units that sparkle and shine.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It feels disappointing at first, but it quickly moves beyond that and turns into a game that, despite its shortcomings, is just plain fun.

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