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 Pursuit Force
Lowest review score: 20 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 397
397 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    EyeToy: Chat is Sony’s slap in the face for telecommunications companies around the world. Armed with the Chat software and a broadband connection, users can transform their EyeToy camera and PS2 console into a live video phone capable of making free calls to other EyeToy: Chat users anywhere in the world.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not one for easily bored older children, perhaps, but a well-crafted story that young players will enjoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Ten Hammers has some nice touches, it is nowhere near the gameit could and should have been. This is a case of great original, poor sequel syndrome, I’m afraid.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Ten Hammers has some nice touches, it is nowhere near the gameit could and should have been. This is a case of great original, poor sequel syndrome, I’m afraid.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As for the combat sequences, they rely too much on repetitive button- mashing, and leaderless soldiers stand around like sheep awaiting the slaughter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Ten Hammers has some nice touches, it is nowhere near the gameit could and should have been. This is a case of great original, poor sequel syndrome, I'm afraid.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A clutch of the titles have stood the test of time surprisingly well, but most — particularly the side- or vertical-scrolling shoot-em- ups — are so far past their prime it’s laughable, and many are very similar.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though The Godfather is competent, it is also bland, despite the voices of James Caan and Robert Duvall, and you rarely feel a sense of power.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though The Godfather is competent, it is also bland, despite the voices of James Caan and Robert Duvall, and you rarely feel a sense of power.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game becomes more strategic as it progresses, I am assured by fans of the ten-year-old series, but by then it is very hard to care.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though The Godfather is competent, it is also bland, despite the voices of James Caan and Robert Duvall, and you rarely feel a sense of power.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An epic, not only because the immaculate world you inhabit is so immense, but also because the gameplay is fantastically intense.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An epic, not only because the immaculate world you inhabit is so immense, but also because the gameplay is fantastically intense.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A little too retro to be anything other than a game to play in short bursts, this new-look Tetris would be just the thing for a short journey.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a cracker. A lot of thought has clearly gone into making the most of the DS’s touch-screen capability here, and it works gloriously. Sure, you still walk down dark corridors blasting anything that moves, but here you are in control as never before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By turning round the normal rules so that the D-pad operates the functions and the right hand buttons deal with the camera, this intuitive system gives the gameplay a huge boost and also reverses the law of diminishing returns for sequels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As frantic as it is visually stunning.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even by the high standards already set, Pursuit Force is an astonishing title... The best PSP title yet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The control system suffers somewhat from the PSP’s limitations, and the less said about the awful soundtrack the better, but these failings do not detract too much from a fun addition to an ever- increasing series. Just keep the sound turned down.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the entire game is played at fever-pitch, you soon find yourself looking forward to the next mission briefing, if only for a chance to catch your breath. The only mystery to Black is why there is no multiplayer mode, since such intense battle settings would make for great competitive bouts.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is more for 24 fans, who will instantly love it — so long as they don’t mind another TV addiction to feed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fifa Street 2 falls down in one vital aspect — namely the art of defending.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the entire game is played at fever-pitch, you soon find yourself looking forward to the next mission briefing, if only for a chance to catch your breath. The only mystery to Black is why there is no multiplayer mode, since such intense battle settings would make for great competitive bouts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fifa Street 2 falls down in one vital aspect - namely the art of defending.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each district also serves up specific challenges, so that opening a business at a certain time or reaching a profit milestone will unlock reward buildings such as churches and law courts, which please the locals and boost their satisfaction levels.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Without an auto- targeting feature, this game is so challenging that you’ll be hurling your controller to the floor in no time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphically, the level of detail in the tracks is simply stunning compared with the scenery on "Burnout," a reflection of the superiority of the new Xbox over the old.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rugby, with its elaborate set-pieces and impenetrable laws, is a hard game to render on computer, but this is an extremely good try.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rugby, with its elaborate set-pieces and impenetrable laws, is a hard game to render on computer, but this is an extremely good try.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Mind-bogglingly shallow.

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