Times Online's Scores

  • Games
For 397 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 39% 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 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
Lowest review score: 20 The Rub Rabbits!
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 397
397 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The trouble is that once you have got the hang of the swordplay, throwing stars and bow and arrow, it all becomes a bit repetitive, while the problem-solving element to the game provides little challenge.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the whole experience takes a nosedive when you start to play. Without the excitement of shooting down other planes, or the challenge of a regular flight sim, Pilot Academy would struggle to hold your interest on a flight to Europe.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a fun game that provides all the spectacle of breakdancing without the trip to the chiropractor afterwards.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In PES6 you can make a sliding tackle and come up with the ball, and the AI has been greatly improved. The passing and shooting have been made harder to master and the players’ movement off the ball is better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is plenty to do in the management of the park and great rewards for success. However, all this is undermined because it is much more fun to play one of the driving, mini-golf, shooting or football games than do all the menial things.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is plenty to do in the management of the park and great rewards for success. However, all this is undermined because it is much more fun to play one of the driving, mini-golf, shooting or football games than do all the menial things.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game does have one cute twist, in that you can choose a Story option in which you take on the role of a young Japanese boxer and watch lengthy anime sequences in between your bouts. Sadly, even with the fast-forward button held down, these scenes move far too slowly, much like the boxers around the ring.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game contains scores of puzzles, requiring a mixture of logic, observation and luck. What’s great is that it gives you time to solve them, rather than placing you under constant pressure from grisly baddies. There’s also a plot-twist or two.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The characters are just as brilliantly executed, with a range of facial expressions, voices and movements that would do any animator proud.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fun to be had derives from the game’s simplicity of play, its wildly colourful backgrounds, and the dexterity required to get it right.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An exceptional game that brings history alive with enormous flair and clarity.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s not much left to do in games after this.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are top-notch and the sound helps immerse you in the wonderfully rendered action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This eighth instalment in the hugely popular skateboarding series, and the first built specially for the Xbox 360, is the best and most realistic by far.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple but effective upgrade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The pressure of following in the footsteps of one of the console’s greatest successes seems to have removed any sense of humour from the game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s rollicking good fun all the way, let down by the short, repetitive nature of individual levels and the fact that only Michael Madsen of the original cast appears in the game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s rollicking good fun all the way, let down by the short, repetitive nature of individual levels and the fact that only Michael Madsen of the original cast appears in the game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This time around there are more units to build as well as new traps and siege equipment to help out on the battlefield.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given the subject matter, the game deserves its 15 rating but not a parliamentary debate.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The result is sweaty-palmed fun, teaming the adult joys of a well-paced thriller with the childish delight of playing hide-and-seek in the dark.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beautifully crafted, Sid Meier’s Railroads! is a masterful experience — as you would expect from the master himself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tone is jocular, the script humorous and well acted by, among others, Little Britain’s Anthony Head.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fasten your seatbelt, and prepare for an awesome flight. [Deluxe Edition]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though voiced and scripted by the people behind the TV show, the game is lightweight, and its quirky navigation and control issues make it one for serious fans only.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tone is jocular, the script humorous and well acted by, among others, Little Britain's Anthony Head.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though voiced and scripted by the people behind the TV show, the game is lightweight, and its quirky navigation and control issues make it one for serious fans only.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though voiced and scripted by the people behind the TV show, the game is lightweight, and its quirky navigation and control issues make it one for serious fans only.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget storylines, or any pretence at one: this game is simply about quick reflexes and lightning-fast button- pounding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forget storylines, or any pretence at one: this game is simply about quick reflexes and lightning-fast button- pounding.

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