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
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Well-meaning if not masterful, this is clearly a game for children rather than older players.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Well-meaning if not masterful, this is clearly a game for children rather than older players.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Well-meaning if not masterful, this is clearly a game for children rather than older players.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yes, there are tweaks, better graphics and further development on the cars’ physics, but nothing groundbreaking. For the most part it seems that the past four years have been spent improving the playback of your car whizzing around the track once you’ve finished the race.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While serving up some more cerebral fare with the violent action is laudable, and the graphics are very good, by extending its sights, Shadow of Rome just fails to conquer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals in this classy RPG are solid, while the level design and locations alternate between the inspired and the merely functional.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The number of times I got ripped apart by wild dogs made me regret ever wanting to be a lizard. Didn’t stop me coming back for more, though.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Frighteningly addictive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Violent and unforgiving, this one is not for children, but it’s a compulsive game nonetheless.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals are first rate. News footage sets the scene of the chaos, while short in-game cut-scenes intertwine seamlessly with the action.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals are first rate. News footage sets the scene of the chaos, while short in-game cut-scenes intertwine seamlessly with the action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Experienced gamers will have a blast in cyberspace, battling with other players from around the world, which pretty much justifies the cost of broadband on its own.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though NFL Street 2 does enough to entertain for an hour or two, fans of proper football, played with feet, are likely to find it quite dull.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though NFL Street 2 does enough to entertain for an hour or two, fans of proper football, played with feet, are likely to find it quite dull.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though NFL Street 2 does enough to entertain for an hour or two, fans of proper football, played with feet, are likely to find it quite dull.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The flaws really hit home: the senseless randomness of matching DNA data and the unchallenging routine of tracking down clues.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This sim certainly delivers the goods. Keeping an eye on the details involved in running a winning team is so engrossing that, once you accept your first management job, you can bid farewell to months of free time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The interface is largely invisible, having been dramatically streamlined to make this a more intuitive experience for newcomers to the RTS genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals in this classy RPG are solid, while the level design and locations alternate between the inspired and the merely functional.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This outing is more rounded than the original and has more choice - such as eight courses to play compared with only three in the original - and at £17.99 it is good value.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An evocative gem of a game, one all Long John Silver or Johnny Depp wannabes should thoroughly enjoy.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A simple but elegant narrative imbues the experience with considerable inertia. Urgent, funny, frightening and bleak, Half-Life 2 tells its tale of rebellion against a grim European dystopia with ease and vigour.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What singles out this series from the rest is that it homes in on the sheer intensity and ugliness of war.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The graphics are terrible. They tried way too hard to make the people look as they do in the animated series, but the result is that it all looks pretty flat. Even the first Budokai had more depth. People tell me that I judge the game too much by the graphics. I agree; but this isn’t right. Seriously.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Project Rub makes no use of the DS’s wireless communication feature, so there is no multiplayer event. Still, this off-beat gem is a must-have game for any fledgeling DS collection.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What singles out this series from the rest is that it homes in on the sheer intensity and ugliness of war.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The courses in this game are just as much the stars as the cars. The dazzling downtown locations are massive, dominated by skyscrapers whose light bathes the streets in a radiant glow.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The courses in this game are just as much the stars as the cars. The dazzling downtown locations are massive, dominated by skyscrapers whose light bathes the streets in a radiant glow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This update, happily, is more appealing, with improved, streamlined gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although some found "Jak 2" hard going in places, Jak 3 is better all round, and soundly completes the adventure series.

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