IGN's Scores

For 15,043 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Celeste
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
15087 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F1 22 maintains this series’ run as the most fully-featured and accessible mainstream motorsport sim on the market, but the flashy new F1 Life mode feels largely pointless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is not just more Cuphead, it's more of the best type of Cuphead. The six new main bosses are all incredible from both a visual and design standpoint, making this DLC expansion nearly essential for any Cuphead fan.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an enjoyable expansion full of cool new monsters but not many new ideas.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DNF Duel has lots to love for fighting game beginners and experts alike if you can get through a tough difficulty curve, the lack of crossplay, and don't mind a thin story mode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Outriders Worldslayer is an enjoyable but unambitious expansion that improves the endgame while falling short in many of the same areas as the base game before it. The story is still pretty lackluster, most boss fights are irritating slogs, and even with the added endgame grind there isn’t a ton of content to chew on, but most of what’s been added is at least ton of fun. The improved options with Pax Points, Ascension Points, and Apocalypse items are a stat-obsessed player’s dream and had me tweaking my build for maximum devastation, and the Trial of Tarya Gratar endgame dungeon is challenging and memorable if also a bit repetitive. Still, getting another chance to run amok on Enoch was time well spent.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom Fighting Collection contains some great classics and fun rarities in a fantastic package. Despite containing a few suspect omissions and lacking crossplay, this is a collection worth collecting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has a lot going on both in combat and camp, and the result is a game that sometimes feels overstuffed but never fails to satisfy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Starship Troopers: Terran Command is a competent asymmetrical RTS, but its only substantial mode is a single-player campaign that takes a while to warm up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shredder's Revenge more than lives up to the legacy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade games that inspired it. It's fun, yet simple gameplay, excellent coop for up to six players online, and charming pixel-based art style will surely have 90s kids riding the wave of nostalgia all the way to its end.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Quarry is a fun, bloody thrill ride on your first playthrough, but its lack of interactivity and a lot of little issues drag down the whole.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Strikers: Battle League is an over-the-top soccer game that’s wildly fun, even though it does very little new.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hardspace: Shipbreaker makes disassembling giant spacecraft piece by piece fun for a bit, but due to a lack of variety in its puzzle-like objectives it soon devolves into hard labor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    I’ve only just started on my Diablo Immortal journey, but I like what I’ve played so far. The combat feels potent and weighty, with plenty of skill options for building out rounded and fun combat approaches. The story moves along at a brisk pace, opening up new zones steadily, while the many character progression systems ensured that I felt like I was always making progress and growing more powerful. And with more than 20 hours of microtransaction-free gameplay behind me, there’s clearly a lot of content to enjoy before you need to consider spending money, so this is very much a game you can try before you buy. Of course, it’s too early to say whether that’s too good to be true for the endgame as well, which is why I’m not yet comfortable slapping down a provisional score here. That kind of thing can cast a dark pall over even a great game. [Review in Progress]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kao the Kangaroo makes no secret of its inspirations and while this isn’t the toughest platformer going, it’s refreshingly straightforward.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apex Legends Mobile showcases Respawn’s skill in creating unique and polished FPS experiences even on a mobile platform. While the controls are a bit lacking, Apex Mobile sets the bar for mobile FPS games with its ability to keep Apex’s iconic movement mechanics and core unique battle royale experience intact.
    • tbd Metascore
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    If you're not enthusiastic about being on the front lines of Arma development, Arma Reforger's early access version is not ready for you - you're better off with Arma 3 until further notice. But when it cooperates and you have the right crew, this military sim sings. [Early Access Provisional Score = 60]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite 5 is still a satisfying and spectacularly gross way to shoot Nazis in their nether regions, but it feels like the series needs to start aiming its sights a little higher.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    King Arthur: Knight's Tale is a strategy RPG that gets the fantasy of playing as a heavily armored knight exactly right, but it would’ve been a better game if it didn’t pad itself out with so many repetitive battles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Evil Dead: The Game is an awesome asymmetric multiplayer game that, like its source material, is far better than it has any right to be given its frustrating lack of polish and being somewhat light on maps and modes. Playing as a survivor is a fantastic cooperative shooter experience despite frequent problems with janky level geometry that leads to unfair deaths and other questionable design choices, while playing as the evil mastermind is just downright magnificent thanks to the amusingly fiendish ways you can mess with the other team. The single-player story missions are a distressing mess that I could have done without being forced to play through for unlocks, but everything else proves worthy of the classic cheesy movies that inspired it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong falls short of its ambitions as a story-focused detective RPG due to a dense but uninteresting plot, bland characters, and unintuitive puzzles.
    • tbd Metascore
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    As it stands now, Achilles: Legends Untold is an undercooked and fairly broken romp through ancient Greece, with underwhelming combat and a world that's full of pretty things to look at but with little to do in it. [Early Access Provisional Score = 50]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've got a like minded friend who loves puzzles and escape rooms as much as you do, We Were Here Forever is a very special game with a 12 hour co-op campaign full of some of the most clever puzzles around.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Salt and Sacrifice is an ambitious sequel that attempts to integrate Monster Hunter mechanics into an already crowded Metroidvania/Soulslike formula. It's not a great mix, but the strength of its core combat, customization, and refreshing co-op still make it worth at least a look.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising does exactly what any good companion game should do. Not only does this RPG set the stage nicely for the upcoming Eiyden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, it’s an enjoyable adventure that stands up on its own merits. It’s true that combat’s a little basic in the opening hours and the optional fetch quests required to unlock some powerful abilities can become rather tedious, but thanks to the dynamic cast of characters, I found myself invested. Its campaign didn’t last terribly long but it left me curious to see where this adventure goes next – and that was its main job.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is an excellent XCOM-like and one of the best 40K games since Dawn of War II.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trek to Yomi is a brief but captivating journey that’s like playing through a monochromatic Japanese movie, and that excellent presentation is enough to carry it even though it falls short in most other respects. Combat is one-note and easily mastered, and exploration and puzzles don’t have much to offer aside from a fleeting distraction. Thankfully, its relatively brief story was one that still drew me in enough to absolutely feel worth my time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy 2 honors its own legacy as the premiere roguelite thanks to its outstanding assortment of classes, diverse areas, and rewarding combat, putting it shoulder to shoulder among the very best of the genre.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yes, at least eFootball 2022 does now have a fully-fledged mode to take it past the point of being a demo, but it’s still lacking so much more than you’d expect from a 1.0 version of a game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable’s base game truly holds up almost a decade later, both in its hilarious narrated writing and the clever satire that houses it. Ultra Deluxe may seem like little more than a decent lighting improvement and a simple console port on the surface, but the new content that’s been added alongside those things is on the scale of a whole new game. Those new encounters are consistently impressive and always entertaining, even if the feeling that we’ve seen some of these tricks before means they never quite reached the heights of my first surprising playthrough back in 2013. But if you’ve never played The Stanley Parable at all, Ultra Deluxe is a definitive version that provides another extremely convincing reason to do so.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nintendo Switch Sports, like Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort before it, is best played as a party game, broken out for any gathering that needs a quick injection of goofy, active fun. While its sparse mixture of old and new sports varies in quality, Switch Sports largely sticks the landing on what made its predecessors memorable: intuitive motion controls, the ability to effortlessly get a group of people up and moving, and some killer menu music that’s liable to get stuck in your head all day. Just don’t expect to spend a whole lot of time with it before the novelty wears off.

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