BBC Sport's Scores

  • Games
For 50 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 83
Highest review score: 96 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 56 Legends of Wrestling
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
50 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that the developers still quite haven't managed to replicate the bounce of a rugby ball entirely satisfactorily, kicking now forms a vital part of the gameplay and every kick imaginable can be used to your advantage, including the good old 'Garry Owen' and grubber.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that the developers still quite haven't managed to replicate the bounce of a rugby ball entirely satisfactorily, kicking now forms a vital part of the gameplay and every kick imaginable can be used to your advantage, including the good old 'Garry Owen' and grubber.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though not particularly hard, the gameplay feels realistic, and the differing heights of certain sections of routes, as well as the surface and weather conditions, give the gamer plenty to think about.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the greater scheme of things, this is not barrier-breaking software, but it is crisp, clean fun at a budget price.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the greater scheme of things, this is not barrier-breaking software, but it is crisp, clean fun at a budget price.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the game does have drawbacks. The road to the top is a long one and things become repetitive long before you get the chance to glove up against "The Greatest". And training - which is essential to boost your power, stamina and chin - becomes a real chore.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the game does have drawbacks. The road to the top is a long one and things become repetitive long before you get the chance to glove up against "The Greatest". And training - which is essential to boost your power, stamina and chin - becomes a real chore.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Worryingly, opposing computer-controlled teams seem to have a habit of always scoring in the third quarter from a cheaply-taken goal - I would have put this down to my poor play but the problem has been reported elsewhere.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Passing between players is slow and cumbersome, kick-offs are genuinely ugly, rucks are something of a lottery and to top it all off the game is far too easy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Apart from featuring a slightly dated roster of tennis stars, the only other drawback is the inability to play men against women - alas the Kournikova-Sampras clash will have to wait.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall while it's actually quite fun it really is lacking in imagination, leaving it in the same league as many of its average competitors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The effort required to make any progress is so frustating that you'll undoubtedly start to wonder what you're doing playing an IndyCar racer when there are plenty of decent Formula 1 games out there already.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Passing between players is slow and cumbersome, kick-offs are genuinely ugly, rucks are something of a lottery and to top it all off the game is far too easy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One brave new inclusion is a first-person mode. Step inside the helmet of the quarterback and attempt to play the game through his eyes. There's a realistic claustrophobic sensation as the linemen pile through attempting that sack before you can launch the perfect pass to an open wide receiver.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you like pure simulation stick with world number one Tiger Woods, but if you are ready for a wackier round of golf, let your favourite Italian plumber come to the fore.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The difficulty level, although frustrating at first, certainly adds longevity to the game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The effort required to make any progress is so frustating that you'll undoubtedly start to wonder what you're doing playing an IndyCar racer when there are plenty of decent Formula 1 games out there already.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The controls are difficult to master at first - with the option of both front and rear brakes - but persistence is rewarded and within hours you will be hugging the fringe of a curve and finding the right racing line.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The controls are difficult to master at first - with the option of both front and rear brakes - but persistence is rewarded and within hours you will be hugging the fringe of a curve and finding the right racing line.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of NBA Street is enhanced by an excellent soundtrack including hip-hop tracks from the likes of Nelly and Nate Dogg, plus various sound effects from the street - traffic, sirens, crowd abuse etc.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of NBA Street is enhanced by an excellent soundtrack including hip-hop tracks from the likes of Nelly and Nate Dogg, plus various sound effects from the street - traffic, sirens, crowd abuse etc.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The atmosphere of NBA Street is enhanced by an excellent soundtrack including hip-hop tracks from the likes of Nelly and Nate Dogg, plus various sound effects from the street - traffic, sirens, crowd abuse etc.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That, combined with the absorbing way the game draws you into the season, through neat animations and an impossibly stylish menu system, makes this the motor sport title to own - for purists and weekend drivers alike.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The control system just isn't up to scratch and this makes passing the ball a bit like searching for a needle in a haystack.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The arenas are superbly well done, with excellent layout and ultra smooth texturing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you already own the 2002 edition then there is possibly not enough that's new for you to part with your hard-earned cash.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Personally I'd rather face 15 rounds with Mike Tyson than play this again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    True purists may prefer to look elsewhere for their hockey action, but those seeking a fast-paced, action-packed game are in for a real treat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With plenty of racing challenges it should have a decent amount of longevity but their repetitive nature might grate for some.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While "NFL 2K3" still has slightly better graphics, Madden's updated controls, the excellent franchise features and its heavenly tactical play make it one of the best sports games ever to grace the PS2.

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