Game Fan's Scores

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For 83 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 99 Skies of Arcadia
Lowest review score: 42 007 Racing
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 83
  2. Negative: 4 out of 83
83 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While the visuals are decent, Virtua Athlete 2000 is little more than a rehashed version of "Decathlete" for the Saturn, with little replay value, originality, or depth.
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's as if every major flaw of the aging PlayStation platform was meant to be exposed with this game -- from the over pixilated textures to the terrible draw-in distance... this game is just plain fugly.
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The whole idea of platformer as scavenger hunt, though, has aged as well as a tuna sandwich left out on a hot California day. Sadly, this bear is starting the smell just as bad.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A hollow "V8" clone with none of that game's charm, and a lame drizzling of "Star Wars" atmosphere -- just enough to justify putting the name on the box cover.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sometimes, you just need to blow stuff up. You'll have a hard time finding a better game on the Dreamcast to satisfy those brutal urges than the delightfully cartoony, but fiercely addictive Gunbird 2.
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great stocking stuffers and even (a) cheap gift exchange purchase.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both games are directly targeted at the budget level, and are steals for gamers that have never owned the PlayStation versions, or just never had the chance to really get into either one.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A twitchfest that relies on lightning reflexes and good ol' ninja skill, not the patience to sit through poorly acted cut scenes. That's a compliment, by the way.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Never mind that the story is fantastic--especially because it's based on real history -- the one thing that will get this gem some serious press is the overload of eye candy.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not only one of the best racers on the Nintendo 64, but also one of the better kart racers in the last couple years.
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Almost everything that "Mario Party" did right, Sonic Shuffle does wrong, and to add insult to injury, it expects you to sit through repeated, lengthy load sessions to get to the next sequence of absolute un-fun.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    By far my favorite RPG of all time thanks to its great story, looks, and battle system. The game has absorbed my days and nights with swashbuckling adventures -- and that's all you can really ask for in the end, isn't it?
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Coming in completely under the radar, RC de Go! could be the most enjoyable PlayStation racer of 2000 that you'll never play...
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The game can never decided what resolution it wants to run in. Never before have I seen such a problem in a game -- it's so bad you can even see the textures on your car go from respectable DC quality textures to ugly N64-esque textures... one word: lame.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I, for one, will be giving multiple copies of Crash Bash and multi-taps to family and friends this holiday, and that alone should speak miles on just how addictive and fun this game can be in a multiplayer environment.
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Remodeled player models, higher resolution textures, even better lighting features all top the list of Dreamcast over PlayStation improvements.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    But if you're looking for more than a distraction for the kids, a learning tool perfectly disguised as a game, then consider Nintendo's Hey You, Pikachu!.
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    TWINE revels in fact that it poaches the concepts pioneered in GoldenEye, and N64 gamers should too, because we haven't had it this good since 1997.
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The cream of the crop of online sports games and a must own addition to any Dreamcast owner's library.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid racer, which will either be slighting boring, or completely enthralling depending from which side of the crowd you come from (sim vs. arcade).
    • Game Fan
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
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    A gorgeous snowboarder that gets its adrenaline from pulling off gravity-defying tricks, literally.
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A knock-you-on-your-ass game that's so good it should be considered a felony not to own it.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Virtually lag-free play, spot-on looks, and a tremendous amount of fun elevate 4x4 to the top of Dreamcast racers with little to no effort.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Underneath the pretty particle effects and the elevator-style muzak, you have not only a nifty diversion, but also one hoohah of a two-player game that deserves more respect than it's getting.
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you don't believe physical strain should be the end result of a video game session, then, as Bono might sing, walk on.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Such a non-step forward in game play that any visual victory it achieves rings hollow.
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Falls victim to the same fate as Namco's "Tekken Tag Tournament," it offers nothing new except a prettier prom dress.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can get past the sometimes chugging on-screen action, and are just looking to have some good old fashion video game hockey fun, then NHL 2001 is just the game that will soak up your afternoons.
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The change in mood and the incredible new story are enough to rope anybody in for the easy thirty or more hours it will take to complete this worthy sequel.
    • Game Fan
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Even snowboarding fans will find the game's steep learning curve frustrating more than anything else.
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