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 Call of Duty 3
Lowest review score: 20 The Rub Rabbits!
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 397
397 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Right from the start in the tree kingdom of Kelethin, you are plunged into hack’n’slash heaven. The graphics are some of the best on the PS2, and there is plenty of variation in the gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You could play straight through this game in a few hours, or dally with it for days. Therein lies its brilliance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An evocative gem of a game, one all Long John Silver or Johnny Depp wannabes should thoroughly enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An endlessly inventive and incredibly addictive game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This episode has more depth than the two previous follow- ups, and its developer, IO Interactive, has introduced many intelligent refinements.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Raising your virtual puppy is so realistic that this game should come with a ringing endorsement from Battersea Dogs Home.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beautifully crafted, Sid Meier’s Railroads! is a masterful experience — as you would expect from the master himself.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A thoroughly immersive product, thanks to handsome level design, decent sound effects, an unnerving music score and lines delivered by real actors, including Diesel himself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Frighteningly addictive.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This close to Christmas, Special Forces is probably for the game’s most loyal fans only — the folk who have played it so much that they are already desperate for new features to layer upon their already intense online experiences.
    • 88 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You could play straight through this game in a few hours, or dally with it for days. Therein lies its brilliance.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The courses are stunningly handsome and the golfing action and ball physics are true to life. The game has an almost limitless replay value.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With its bright colours, chirpy soundtrack and tricky but not wall-bashingly frustrating challenges, this is a game you will pick up once and never put down.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is at its best when played online or across large networks, since real opponents can be ingenious and make better fidgety targets.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Each activity comes with a tutorial from a virtual instructor, and as you kick out at the falling balloons on the TV screen it’ s impossible not to smile. And how often do you see that down the gym?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In short, AoE III is yet another masterly triumph.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As frantic as it is visually stunning.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The courses are stunningly handsome and the golfing action and ball physics are true to life. The game has an almost limitless replay value.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Raising your virtual puppy is so realistic that this game should come with a ringing endorsement from Battersea Dogs Home.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game serves up a clutch of sturdy gambling options, from craps to Texas hold ’em poker, and it can feel just as tacky as a trip to Vegas thanks to some gloriously cheesy music.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An instant classic.
    • 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.

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