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 Hitman: Blood Money
Lowest review score: 20 The Rub Rabbits!
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 397
397 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Park and his team's creative modelling skills make the films magical, but in replacing them with computer graphics this game delivers pretty average fare. That said, its cartoon visuals and helpful prompts should keep younger children amused for hours.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Total Overdose does not boast the richest and silkiest of graphics, yet it does have 20 levels of gameplay with an appropriate B-movie feel. Although the game’s longevity may be in doubt, its ability to engross is assured.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Total Overdose does not boast the richest and silkiest of graphics, yet it does have 20 levels of gameplay with an appropriate B-movie feel. Although the game’s longevity may be in doubt, its ability to engross is assured.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Total Overdose does not boast the richest and silkiest of graphics, yet it does have 20 levels of gameplay with an appropriate B-movie feel. Although the game's longevity may be in doubt, its ability to engross is assured.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A completely engrossing game, designed for the patience of adult players, that will stand up to an almost infinite number of sessions. It’s a technically marvellous achievement by David Cage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A completely engrossing game, designed for the patience of adult players, that will stand up to an almost infinite number of sessions. It's a technically marvellous achievement by David Cage.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A completely engrossing game, designed for the patience of adult players, that will stand up to an almost infinite number of sessions. It’s a technically marvellous achievement by David Cage.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But what is most important about We Love Katamari is that it represents a move in which Electronic Arts, the world's biggest games publisher, has been prepared to release a title that is new, entertaining, and ultimately, original.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aimed at kids, this is a guilty treat for adults as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are countless appealing touches about the 100 or so additions here, such as the chance to take pictures that you can then hang up at home. Absorbing fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The locations are varied, but with the usual generic locations, and a repetitiveness noticable in the track layout for each stage is reduced somewhat by the addition of numerous shortcuts along each route.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The courses are as crisp as ever, while the bone-shattering mayhem on the roads looks and sounds just as convincing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The locations are varied, but with the usual generic locations, and a repetitiveness noticable in the track layout for each stage is reduced somewhat by the addition of numerous shortcuts along each route.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But this compilation serves up all their gaming hits and, apart from proving just how far, thankfully, gaming has come in the last 25 years, it also manages to deliver nostalgia by the bucketload.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But this compilation serves up all their gaming hits and, apart from proving just how far, thankfully, gaming has come in the last 25 years, it also manages to deliver nostalgia by the bucketload.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But this compilation serves up all their gaming hits and, apart from proving just how far, thankfully, gaming has come in the last 25 years, it also manages to deliver nostalgia by the bucketload.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aimed at kids, this is a guilty treat for adults as well.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The fact that the graphics are so impressive, and the road maps so brilliantly extensive, only adds to the disappointment of the overall experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leisurely plucking helicopters out of the sky can be immensely satisfying, as can grabbing a handful of trees to toss around like darts, damning the consequences.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, though, it’s all about how well you wield a crowbar.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The fact that the graphics are so impressive, and the road maps so brilliantly extensive, only adds to the disappointment of the overall experience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, though, it's all about how well you wield a crowbar.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a handsome game with a stirring soundtrack, with the potential to deliver weeks of very involving gameplay for hardcore followers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The basic format will be laughably familiar to any half- experienced role-player, but the shortness of the levels, the bright graphics and the arrows to help you on your way make this a game that will delight, rather than frustrate.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And while it may lack the visual splendour of, say, "Brothers in Arms," it does fire up the imagination to deliver an authentic, atmospheric war experience that exhausts as much as it excites.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nice idea, chaps, but for now I’ll stick to Galaxian on my PSP.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The truly suicidal, meanwhile, will be in awe of the driver’s ability to launch himself fatally through the windscreen, screaming, while the rest of us will love the game’s easy and responsive controls, and the authentic feel of the cars.

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