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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assorted reference devices, including the handy Marauder’s Map as well as shields and character cards to collect, add a little more depth to the action. The game remains faithful to the spirit of the book, but it is perhaps a little too linear and predictable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While older teenagers may snub this Harry Potter outing, there’s still good mileage in the bespectacled chappie for younger players.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the creepy atmosphere and the easy-to-pick-up-but-tough-to-perfect gameplay that most impress, and there are enough quirks and twists to ensure that you will do your damnedest to complete this compelling title.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The range of maps is impressive, though this game is likely to appeal most to Lord of the Rings-loving mythologists.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the introductory scene featuring a Darth Vader-esque Megatron to the grand-scale boss fights later in the game, this is a thoroughly entertaining and well-constructed title.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    During matches, a new passing feature allows for better control of long passes, using a combination of buttons to produce greater ball control in mid-air. In the right hands, the new move can be lethal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    During matches, a new passing feature allows for better control of long passes, using a combination of buttons to produce greater ball control in mid-air. In the right hands, the new move can be lethal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    During matches, a new passing feature allows for better control of long passes, using a combination of buttons to produce greater ball control in mid-air. In the right hands, the new move can be lethal.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Has a strong, coherent storyline that whisks Red from novice gunslinger to competent bounty hunter in what proves to be the mother of all shooting practice games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Has a strong, coherent storyline that whisks Red from novice gunslinger to competent bounty hunter in what proves to be the mother of all shooting practice games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main drawback to Shrek 2 is its slightly flaky in-game camera feature, which does not always let you see the action from the best angles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We can overlook the dingy appearance of the redesigned world, but the new style of play, involving a pair of bonded characters and a sort of extra-dimensional training area known as The Battlefields, adds layers of unnecessary complication.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main drawback to Shrek 2 is its slightly flaky in-game camera feature, which does not always let you see the action from the best angles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rich musical score can sound inspired at times. The main drawback to Shrek 2 is its slightly flaky in-game camera feature, which does not always let you see the action from the best angles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The online action is about more than endless fighting, since players also get the chance to formulate strategies in a sort of chat-room environment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great racing title that offers some serious improvements to the existing Toca series.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third-person game is faithfully realised, enhanced by a coherent adventure penned by the show’s own scriptwriters and solid voice performances by the series’ cast members.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third-person game is faithfully realised, enhanced by a coherent adventure penned by the show’s own scriptwriters and solid voice performances by the series’ cast members.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is no getting away from the fact that this series is now showing its age. The linking video sequences are bland, while the colours jar badly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Impressive graphics and sound effects add to the challenging gameplay to make this a fine addition to the Clancy stable, and one that is particularly suited to online gaming.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If there’s a chronic cheat in the family, then the automated die-rolling and question-reading features offered by the game may be just what you’re looking for. If not, then dust off the box containing the real game and choose a category.
    • 59 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pandora Tomorrow is a miniature masterpiece. This goodlooking, great-sounding and convincingly voiced espionage thriller delivers two satisfying game outings.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pandora Tomorrow is a miniature masterpiece. This goodlooking, great-sounding and convincingly voiced espionage thriller delivers two satisfying game outings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More experienced gamers may scoff early on, but will find more rewards once they start to build up a mini-army of Pokémon, which they can trade online with other dedicated players.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wild West theme lends itself well to the FPS treatment, and the primitive weaponry brings an almost liberating freedom to the gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What really makes this game is the chilling music, which, even though the gameplay might not always be up to standard, builds the tension beautifully and ensures that the shocks that X-Files: Resist or Serve delivers have the maximum impact.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The level of detail in the various maps and multiplayer levels will have you reeling, while the integration of voice communication software allows you to chat with friends, in real-time, in mid-battle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are strong and shot from a realistic firstperson point of view, which adds to the disorientation while at the same time immersing you in the story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The learning curve is gentle, the controls simple to master, but there’s little new here.