IGN's Scores

For 14,494 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
14512 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    It does run, and if you can tolerate this reduced level of performance it’s certainly worth playing. As with Doom and The Witcher 3 before it, while the Switch port may be far from the best version of The Outer Worlds, it’s impressive that we’re able to experience this scale of game on a portable system at all.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Streets of Rage 4 delivers the greatest hits of the classic series and is at its best when played with at least one friend. If the primary focus was delivering a traditional Streets of Rage experience with a modern coat of paint, it absolutely succeeds. But while it layers on a few new and interesting mechanics, it’s still a very conservative update to the quarter-century-old format that feels like a slave to the past.
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    Enemy encounters are frequent, but it’s credit to Naughty Dog that each one feels different to the last. Whether that be down to the variety in enemy type, items at your disposal, or your chosen playstyle, every fight feels dynamic. You can go in with a plan, but have to think quickly on your feet as Ellie’s cover is blown or a new threat enters the scene. The combat of The Last of Us Part 2 is constantly rotating between heart-pounding tension and brutal butchery and forms a circle of violence that is wholly unpleasant, but necessary for the story it is trying to tell.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Psychological horror game Those Who Remain features jump scares with a few too many jagged edges.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Psychological horror game Those Who Remain features jump scares with a few too many jagged edges.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those Who Remain features an eerie atmosphere, inventive puzzles, and some moments of genuine tension via its shape-shifting world, but fussy controls, one-dimensional stealth, and a narrative that lacks cohesion prevent it from stepping completely out of the darkness and into the spotlight.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those Who Remain features an eerie atmosphere, inventive puzzles, and some moments of genuine tension via its shape-shifting world, but fussy controls, one-dimensional stealth, and a narrative that lacks cohesion prevent it from stepping completely out of the darkness and into the spotlight.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's not enough meat on Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's bones to feel like a full expansion, but two of its three new characters are excellent and the brief campaign is fun while it lasts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's not enough meat on Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's bones to feel like a full expansion, but two of its three new characters are excellent and the brief campaign is fun while it lasts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Crucible's every-man-for-himself combat and tedious respawn process make this team-based shooter a slog.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the remaster that this respected JRPG deserves, even when it feels like it doesn’t go far enough in places. Eight years later, some of its customization systems and an overly grindy structure certainly haven’t aged well, but it’s story and combat are just as great as ever. The new Future Connected story chapter isn’t particularly inspired, but the impressive graphical overhaul and welcome (if small) quality-of-life improvements make this the best version of Xenoblade Chronicles we’ve ever had.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minecraft Dungeons is a beautiful and fun dungeon crawler with a simple but tried-and-true set of systems in place. It plays it extremely safe, though, without bringing anything mining or crafting spins to the genre to accompany Minecraft’s signature look and feel. Still, it's just so damn charming, and so fun, it's hard to fault it for going the safe route. With tons of loot, secret areas to uncover, and progressively more aggressive difficulty levels to unlock, Minecraft Dungeons has a fair amount of replayability beyond its relatively short six to eight-hour story mode. But who plays Minecraft for the story, anyway?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s absolutely fun to play as mutant Jaws on steroids! Maneater chews the metaphorical scenery as often as it has you devouring humans and the diverse aquatic inhabitants of the Gulf of Mexico, and that’s some good dumb entertainment – for a while. But if you’re wondering whether its shallow combat and simplistic upgrades can sustain that excitement for the roughly 15 hours it takes to become a hulking megashark and reach the end of its uninspired satirical revenge story… it cannot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re going to deliver a remaster of a game that’s only nine years old, it’s got to look better than this – especially if it’s at the end of a console generation and not up to what the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro are capable of. We’re staring down the barrel of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and their games will make this mediocre update age incredibly quickly. Still, the game that lurks underneath has fundamentally held up very well, and will still be a good time for new players even if it won’t live up to the rose-colored glasses view of the returning crew.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The “Saints Row The Third” part of Saints Row The Third Remastered is good. The “Remastered” part...not as much.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The “Saints Row The Third” part of Saints Row The Third Remastered is good. The “Remastered” part...not as much.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Phantasy Star Online 2 is a great combat system wrapped up in a bloated and sometimes confusing MMO-lite package that uses its charming anime flair to stand out from the competition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep Rock Galactic is the best kind of four-player co-op game. Exciting combat, great missions, and lots of upgrades make this one a winner.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A blisteringly quick and dangerous-feeling racing game, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 is a plain package and doesn’t quite nail the balance between its serious tone and arcade-style flourishes, but it packs some top-notch two-wheeled racing. If you have the reflexes, that is.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast and dangerous, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 is a plain package but boasts some top-notch two-wheeled racing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast and dangerous, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 is a plain package but boasts some top-notch two-wheeled racing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast and dangerous, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 is a plain package but boasts some top-notch two-wheeled racing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unique mechanics, dynamic gameplay and polished presentation make this the collectible card game to beat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a remaster it may disappoint, but The Wonderful 101: Remastered is still the best way to play this Wii U classic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a remaster, this updated version of The Wonderful 101 is not going to impress anyone with its minor improvements to performance and small adjustments to make it a bit more accessible to newcomers. However, the fact remains that this is The Wonderful 101, one of the best action games of a generation, and one that has tragically – until now – been locked on a relatively niche console. This remaster is the best way to play The Wonderful 101, which is something that I can’t recommend strongly enough, for those willing to power through its learning curve.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Mega Baseball isn't as deep a simulation as MLB The Show, but doesn't have to be: it gets the fundamentals right and has taken meaningful steps toward being a more complete baseball game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Them's Fightin' Herds is an exceptional fighting game by any measure, only held back by its tiny roster of six characters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Someday You’ll Return’s central mystery is an intriguing one so it’s a shame that the plodding stealth sections, superficial crafting elements, and incessant backtracking muddy its allure. Someday You’ll Return is just barely worth the effort the first time, let alone a game you might actually consider coming back to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SnowRunner’s peculiar brand of off-road ordeals is addictive, deep, and rewarding when played in the right spirit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SnowRunner’s peculiar brand of off-road ordeals is addictive, deep, and rewarding when played in the right spirit.

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