Maxim Online's Scores

  • Games
For 560 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Madden NFL 06
Lowest review score: 20 Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While not the deepest racer, the game has speedy thrills and frantic multiplayer action that help bring Sonic's usual racing antics and signature speed to the sky.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While not the deepest racer, the game has speedy thrills and frantic multiplayer action that help bring Sonic's usual racing antics and signature speed to the sky.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While not the deepest racer, the game has speedy thrills and frantic multiplayer action that help bring Sonic's usual racing antics and signature speed to the sky.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luckily, the smooth controls guarantee that all you'll have to worry about is dribbling paint and bumbling cops.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A variety of wheels and weaponry ensures there'll be loads of destruction, while the online option gives this gas-guzzler some extra mileage.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luckily, the smooth controls guarantee that all you'll have to worry about is dribbling paint and bumbling cops.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luckily, the smooth controls guarantee that all you'll have to worry about is dribbling paint and bumbling cops.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sure, Arena Football may look and play almost as good as the pros (featuring all of the teams, players, and fast-paced fury of alternative smash-mouth), but time out here: who cares about the AFL? Oh, that's right—no one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Konami's annual soccer franchise, which has scored in the past for its slick controls, wads of teams, and shin-splintin' graphics, returns to the field to affirm its ball-kicking dominance.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Konami's annual soccer franchise, which has scored in the past for its slick controls, wads of teams, and shin-splintin' graphics, returns to the field to affirm its ball-kicking dominance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sure, Arena Football may look and play almost as good as the pros (featuring all of the teams, players, and fast-paced fury of alternative smash-mouth), but time out here: who cares about the AFL? Oh, that's right-no one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And even though the graphics look like anime, fans of the original will be relieved that the classic's side-scrolling game play has been left untouched.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Though it adds a new playable character, tougher skill levels, and the option to speed everything up 20%, it still has the same annoying and unavoidable music, occasionally stiff controls, and that frustratingly limiting “chose your style of fighting” system that made the original Cry 3 a lot less fun than the first two incarnations.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But after nine innings, it's basically the same game, including easy to master controls that'll finally allow you to be big man on campus.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game for those who think they don't make 'em like they used to, but should, Shodown is an exact replica of the classic arcade fighter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But after nine innings, it's basically the same game, including easy to master controls that'll finally allow you to be big man on campus.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While these side-scrolling action games are still addictive and challenging, it's hard to get nostalgic over games with release dates from 2002 and 2003, respectively.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And while it's more of a tech demo than a test of reflexes, after a long day of crime and combat, it's just what your overworked thumbs need.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But it isn't just the best looking brawler around - it's also the deepest, as designers Team Ninja have complemented the game's responsive controls with hundreds of cool combo moves and tons of unlockable characters, outfits, and arenas.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But while the PSP version adds a two-player Co-op mode, it also has wonkier controls than its console cousin, which weren't great to begin with.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing beats running around cramped dungeons seeking treasure and revenge while hacking, arrow-ing, and spell-casting your way through hordes of Lord of the Rings rejects.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing beats running around cramped dungeons seeking treasure and revenge while hacking, arrow-ing, and spell-casting your way through hordes of Lord of the Rings rejects.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With matches of five-on-five taking place on small fields with really basic controls, Strikers is classic arcade-style soccer, but the game gets an extra kick from power-ups, random Bowser attacks, and a Telemundo-style announcer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrones also gets points for cribbing Sam Fisher's stealth skills and using a whip-like weapon that will send "God of War" fans scurrying to gaming chat rooms to voice their displeasure with the similarities. Thankfully, the controversy is worth it for this energetic adventure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrones also gets points for cribbing Sam Fisher's stealth skills and using a whip-like weapon that will send "God of War" fans scurrying to gaming chat rooms to voice their displeasure with the similarities. Thankfully, the controversy is worth it for this energetic adventure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrones also gets points for cribbing Sam Fisher's stealth skills and using a whip-like weapon that will send "God of War" fans scurrying to gaming chat rooms to voice their displeasure with the similarities. Thankfully, the controversy is worth it for this energetic adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrones also gets points for cribbing Sam Fisher's stealth skills and using a whip-like weapon that will send "God of War" fans scurrying to gaming chat rooms to voice their displeasure with the similarities. Thankfully, the controversy is worth it for this energetic adventure.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Do the front lines give you the shakes? Then skip the "let's go boys!" bravado, settle into a more comfortable overhead viewpoint, and orchestrate 40 missions that include famous battles like D-Day and Operation Market Garden. [Aug 2004, p.90]
    • Maxim Online
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Do the front lines give you the shakes? Then skip the "let's go boys!" bravado, settle into a more comfortable overhead viewpoint, and orchestrate 40 missions that include famous battles like D-Day and Operation Market Garden. [Aug 2004, p.90]
    • Maxim Online
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Play is especially intriguing online, where our hero's acrobatic skills, ability to find cover, and state-of-the-art weaponry deliver death matches to die for.

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