IGN's Scores

For 14,433 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Lowest review score: 8 Action Girlz Racing
Score distribution:
14447 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pirate Warriors 4 is a great One Piece-flavored spin on the musou genre with a deep roster and simple but fun combat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guns, Love, and Tentacles is a solid, but safe, Borderlands 3 expansion with an awesome Lovecraftian aesthetic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Exit the Gungeon's random gun-switching can be frustrating but it's also a chaotic challenge that makes each run fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By The Foundation’s end, I didn’t come away with a seismic shift in my feelings on Control. It continues to nail what worked in the base campaign, adding more of what first captivated my attention. In trusting Remedy to take me down corridors I didn’t expect to walk, I received a few new, fun powers, some wacky side challenges, and world-building that offers satisfying answers and intriguing questions that have me eager to return yet again to its world.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Control's first major DLC expansion is a wonderful return to this weird world, even if it doesn't take any huge risks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Control's first major DLC expansion is a wonderful return to this weird world, even if it doesn't take any huge risks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a new Doom fan or a veteran one, Doom Eternal is bound to delight & entertain you. It's gloriously fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a new Doom fan or a veteran one, Doom Eternal is bound to delight & entertain you. It's gloriously fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a new Doom fan or a veteran one, Doom Eternal is bound to delight & entertain you. It's gloriously fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Half-Life: Alyx has set a new bar for VR in interactivity, detail, and level design, showing what can happen when a world-class developer goes all-in on the new frontier of technology.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In spite of the serious concessions to depth made in the name of instant gratification, Call of Duty: Warzone’s beta remains thoroughly enjoyable. The battle royale formula is intact, albeit some of the aspects that usually make it so exciting and replayable are muted here. I’d love to see a reason to try something other than my Modern Warfare multiplayer loadout in the future given how easy it is to acquire, and think that the armor plate system and gulag are in need of revision. But my time spent in Verdask was still supremely fun even if the how and the why of it didn’t matter all that much.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In spite of the serious concessions to depth made in the name of instant gratification, Call of Duty: Warzone’s beta remains thoroughly enjoyable. The battle royale formula is intact, albeit some of the aspects that usually make it so exciting and replayable are muted here. I’d love to see a reason to try something other than my Modern Warfare multiplayer loadout in the future given how easy it is to acquire, and think that the armor plate system and gulag are in need of revision. But my time spent in Verdask was still supremely fun even if the how and the why of it didn’t matter all that much.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In spite of the serious concessions to depth made in the name of instant gratification, Call of Duty: Warzone’s beta remains thoroughly enjoyable. The battle royale formula is intact, albeit some of the aspects that usually make it so exciting and replayable are muted here. I’d love to see a reason to try something other than my Modern Warfare multiplayer loadout in the future given how easy it is to acquire, and think that the armor plate system and gulag are in need of revision. But my time spent in Verdask was still supremely fun even if the how and the why of it didn’t matter all that much.
    • tbd Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Temtem is a bold but incomplete MMO that has some great ideas for improving upon the monster-catching genre. [Early Access provisional score = 70]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My Hero One's Justice 2 touches up some of the nuances of the original's combat and builds an impressive roster, but doesn't bring its A-game when it comes to offering much beyond a few good matches.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an expanded, polished, next-generation reboot of a classic Nintendo game that's full of surprises.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MLB The Show 20 isn't the biggest upgrade the series has ever seen but it's a solid one with a few good highlights and no real downsides.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Mesa is the best way to play the classic original 1998 Half-Life today, but it's a remake that already feels old enough that it would benefit from a remake itself.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Murder by Numbers successfully blends a Phoenix Wright-style visual novel with a Picross-style puzzle game by making each aspect great in its own right. It may not be the game to dethrone Jupiter from its Picross pedestal, and its somewhat overly linear detective story doesn’t quite reach as high as its Ace Attorney inspiration, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a mystery worth solving. Honor and SCOUT are a wonderful duo to watch grow, and their detective adventures are a heartwarming and undoubtedly fun time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Murder by Numbers successfully blends a Phoenix Wright-style visual novel with a Picross-style puzzle game by making each aspect great in its own right.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strong story and brilliant RPG systems make Warlords of New York a real shot in the arm for The Division 2, but a lot of initial excitement is soaked up by bullet-sponge enemies in the endgame.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nioh 2 is an impressive evolution of its predecessor, strengthening everything that was already great, while mostly leaving its already existing issues alone. Its stellar combat is elevated by the addition of Soul Cores, Burst Counters, and the ways in which those two main new mechanics affect enemy AI and how you approach battles. It’s depth is impressive, even though that can also make it feel a little overwhelming due to how much time must be spent managing Nioh 2’s many systems. If you’re up to the challenge, Nioh 2 is no doubt one of the most difficult and rewarding games of this generation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Moon Studios has taken an excellent foundation and made even more out of it. Its many new elements expand on and add to the first game’s fun without bogging it down or becoming overcomplicated. And that’s really the best praise you can give a sequel - it stays true to the spirit of the original, doubles down on what made it great, and gives you more stake in the world and options to navigate it. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is an excellent heartfelt follow-up that pushes the series to new heights.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Being the titular One-Punch Man is fun, but the rest of A Hero Nobody Knows' repetitious fighting/action game hybrid is lackluster.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake filled with samey dungeons and mindless combat that make becoming the best there ever was a chore.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Once its major bugs are resolved, Wolcen's clever ideas could let it compete with the heavyweights of the action RPG genre. For now, though, too much of the mayhem is caused by bugs to recommend it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bloodroots' wacky arsenal, intriguing world, and striking art design make for a gory, gorgeous, and great time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Expansion Pass has no shortage of amusing characters and activities to interest anyone playing through the main story, be it for the first time or fourth. If you can get past the confusing nature of unraveling a story that seems to exist in its own universe before reaping the rewards back in a more familiar world, Cindered Shadows provides some great challenge that’s agonizingly close to being wholly unique to the rest of Three Houses, offering a few exciting new mission objectives while leaning a little too hard on familiar maps. Its missions may not be as replayable as the main story, but they do give an enticing look at what the four new characters are capable of, leaving me itching to recruit them into my team.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy collection is great thanks to the quality of its six included games. Capcom's addition of new modes to help people play these classics at whatever difficulty they feel comfortable with is a great way for anyone to enjoy the wild sci-fi stories of these Mega Man X spin-offs without making it a walk in the park.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The games in the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy still deliver, but the bonus features are pretty standard fare.

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