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Throughout its history, Toonami has aired reviews of many popular video games. These reviews, delivered by Moltar, TOM, SARA and/or Flash, are fairly short (30-120 seconds) and run during commercial breaks. Most of the Toonami game reviews are written by Jason DeMarco and/or Gill Austin and are based on their own experiences with the games. Additionally, written reviews were posted on toonami.com during the TOM 1 and TOM 2 eras. Most of these consisted of a word-for-word transcript of the corresponding video, however, a handful of reviews were done for games that did not have a corresponding video. These games included: Medal of Honor, Perfect Dark, Front Mission 3 and Grandia.

Rating System

The rating system for Toonami game reviews was originally 1-5, however, the hosts have scored games on a 1-10 rating system since 2000. Games reviewed generally receive positive reviews, with only one game receiving lower than a 6/10 (Stinger which received a 1/5). During the XBOX ONE Paid Immersion Event, TOM and SARA played and talked about Forza Motorsport 5. However, the game was not given a rating because it was a paid advertisement and not an actual game review.

6 games have been given a rating not based on the 1-10 scale. Slender and Dropship: United Peace Force were given a "?". Dropship: United Peace Force because of TOM's many failed attempts to get past Level 6, and Slender because TOM could not find all eight pages in time, and he found it frightening to look at the Slender Man. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was given an "ARRRRRR!" presumably, both, because it's a pirate game and TOM had not yet finished it. Similarly another title in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, was given "a barbaric yawp". PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was given an "Incomplete" because TOM didn't consider it a game yet and the game still had significant bugs that made it "an unplayable mess" at times. The game 198X was given an "Incomplete 7/10" due to the shortness of the game and because the ending hints at a part 2.

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Moltar

Game Review Console Rating
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter[1] Nintendo 64
Final Fantasy VII[1] Playstation (5/5)
Cool Boarders 2 Playstation (4/5)
Hot Shots Golf Playstation (5/5)
Panzer Dragoon Saga[1] Sega Saturn
Burning Rangers[1] Sega Saturn
Metal Gear Solid Playstation (5/5)
Beetle Adventure Racing Nintendo 64 (5/5)

TOM 1

Game Review Console Rating
Starcraft PC (5/5)
Dreamcast System Dreamcast (5/5)
Ready to Rumble (4/5)
Air Force Delta (4/5)
Tokyo Extreme Racer (4/5)
NFL 2K (4/5)
Sonic Adventure (4/5)
The House of the Dead 2 (4/5)
Blue Stinger (1/5)
Soul Calibur Dreamcast (5/5)
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions PlayStation (4/5)
Ehrgeiz PlayStation (4/5)
Medal of Honor N/A PlayStation (3/5)
(8/10)
NBA 2K Dreamcast (5/5)
NHL 2K Dreamcast (8/10)
Grandia N/A PlayStation (10/10)
Front Mission 3 N/A PlayStation (9/10)
Perfect Dark N/A Nintendo 64 (10/10)

TOM 2

Game Review Console Rating
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 PlayStation (9/10)
SSX[1] PlayStation 2
ATV Offroad Fury PlayStation 2 (8/10)
Metal Slug X PlayStation (7/10)
Rumble Racing PlayStation 2 (8/10)
SpyHunter PlayStation 2 (7/10)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2 (10/10)
FIFA 2002 PlayStation 2 (9/10)
Xbox System XBOX (8/10)
Dead Or Alive 3 (6/10)
Oddworld: Munch's Odyssey (8/10)
Project Gotham Racing (7/10)
GameCube System N/A GameCube (10/10)
Pikmin GameCube (9/10)
Burnout PlayStation 2
XBOX
GameCube
(8/10)
Final Fantasy X PlayStation 2 (8/10)
Mister Mosquito PlayStation 2 (6/10)
Hot Shots Golf 3 PlayStation 2 (10/10)
Spider-Man PlayStation 2 (8/10)
The Italian Job PlayStation (7/10)[2]
Dropship: United Peace Force PlayStation 2 (?)
Stuntman PlayStation 2 (8/10)
Beach Spikers GameCube (7/10)
Super Mario Sunshine GameCube (10/10)
Animal Crossing GameCube (9/10)
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee GameCube (6/10)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers PlayStation 2 (8/10)

SARA v1

Game Review Console Rating
Lost Kingdoms GameCube (6/10)
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind XBOX (8/10)

TOM 3

Game Review Console Rating
Alien Hominid PlayStation 2 (8/10)
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast XBOX (8/10)
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai PlayStation 2 (7/10)
.hack//infection PlayStation 2 (7/10)
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker GameCube (10/10)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic XBOX (10/10)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 XBOX (10/10)
Viewtiful Joe GameCube (8/10)
ESPN NBA Basketball PlayStation 2 (8/10)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King XBOX (8/10)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time PlayStation 2 (9/10)
Fight Night 2004 PlayStation 2 (8.5/10)
Front Mission 4 PlayStation 2 (8.5/10)
Spider-Man 2 XBOX (7/10)
Astro Boy Omega Factor Game Boy
Advance
(9/10)
Katamari Damacy PlayStation 2 (7/10)
Tony Hawk's Underground PlayStation 2 (9/10)
MVP Baseball 2005 PlayStation 2 (6/10)
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 (8.5/10)
Lego Star Wars PlayStation 2 (7/10)
We Love Katamari PlayStation 2 (8/10)
Shadow of the Colossus PlayStation 2 (9/10)
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 (9/10)
Fight Night Round 3 XBOX 360 (8.5/10)
Tomb Raider Legend XBOX 360 (8/10)
NCAA Football 2007 XBOX 360 (8/10)
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy XBOX 360 (8/10)
IGPX PlayStation 2 (7/10)
Mass Effect 3 XBOX 360 (8.5/10)

SARA v2

Game Review Console Rating
Rez PlayStation 2 (7/10)

TOM 4

Game Review Console Rating
Forza Motorsport 2 XBOX 360 (9/10)
Stuntman Ignition XBOX 360 (8/10)

Flash

Game Review Console Rating
Nintendo Wii Multi-Game Review Wii
Wii Sports Wii (9.5/10)
Rayman Raving Rabbids Wii (8/10)
Elebits Wii (8.5/10)
Wario Ware: Smooth Moves Wii (9.5/10)
Metal Slug Anthology Wii (8/10)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii (9.5/10)

TOM 3.5

Game Review Console Rating Air Date
I Am Alive XBOX 360
(XBOX Live)
(8/10) May 26, 2012
Diablo 3 PC (8.5/10) June 9, 2012
Catherine XBOX 360 (7/10) July 14, 2012
Slender PC (?) July 21, 2012
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard XBOX 360
(DLC)
(8/10) August 4, 2012
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim XBOX 360 (100/10)
Deadlight XBOX 360
(XBOX Live)
(7/10) August 25, 2012
Dust: An Elysian Tail XBOX 360
(XBOX Arcade)
(8/10) October 6, 2012
Fix-it Felix, Jr. PC (games.disney.com) (8.5/10) October 27, 2012
Halo 4 XBOX 360 (9/10) November 10, 2012
Borderlands 2 XBOX 360 (9/10) November 17, 2012
Journey PlayStation 3 (9/10) December 8, 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown XBOX 360 (8/10) December 15, 2012
Far Cry 3 XBOX 360 (8.5/10) January 12, 2013
The Unfinished Swan PlayStation 3
(PlayStation Network)
(8/10) February 16, 2013
Ni no Kuni PlayStation 3 (9/10) March 2, 2013
Tomb Raider XBOX 360 (8/10) March 30, 2013

TOM 5

Game Review Console Rating Air Date
Bioshock Infinite XBOX 360 (9/10) April 27, 2013
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon XBOX 360 (10/10) May 25, 2013
Metro Last Light XBOX 360 (8/10) June 15, 2013
The Last Of Us PlayStation 3 (10/10) June 29, 2013
Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection PlayStation 3 (9.5/10) August 3, 2013
Pikmin 3 Wii U (9/10) August 31, 2013
Dragon's Crown PlayStation 3 (8/10) September 7, 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist XBOX 360 (8/10) September 28, 2013
Puppeteer PlayStation 3 (7.5/10) October 26, 2013
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag XBOX ONE ARRRRRR! January 25, 2014
Dead Rising 3 XBOX ONE (8/10) February 8, 2014
Strider XBOX ONE (9/10) March 29, 2014
Titanfall XBOX ONE (9/10) April 5, 2014
Child of Light XBOX ONE (8/10) June 7, 2014
Wolfenstein: The New Order XBOX ONE (8/10) June 14, 2014
Watch Dogs XBOX ONE (8/10) July 26, 2014
Valiant Hearts: The Great War XBOX ONE (8/10) September 13, 2014
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) October 18, 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue PlayStation 3 (8.5/10) January 10, 2015
Dying Light PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) February 28, 2015
The Order: 1886 PlayStation 4 (7/10) March 14, 2015
Dragonball Xenoverse XBOX ONE (8/10) April 4, 2015
Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis DLC PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) May 2, 2015
Ori and the Blind Forest XBOX ONE (9/10) May 9, 2015
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 6, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PlayStation 4 (9.5/10) July 4, 2015
J-Stars Victory VS + PlayStation 4 (7/10) August 15, 2015
Shovel Knight PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 5, 2015
Volume PlayStation 4 (8/10) October 10, 2015
Galak-Z PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) January 16, 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider PlayStation 4 (9/10) February 6, 2016
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 PlayStation 4 (8/10) March 19, 2016
Salt and Sanctuary PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) April 23, 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division PlayStation 4 (8/10) May 7, 2016
Stories: The Path of Destinies PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) June 16, 2016
DOOM PlayStation 4 (8/10) July 23, 2016
Song of the Deep PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) August 13, 2016
Hyper Light Drifter PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 3, 2016
Jotun PlayStation 4 (8/10) December 10, 2016
The Last Guardian PlayStation 4 (8/10) January 14, 2017
DragonBall Xenoverse 2 PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) February 11, 2017
Resident Evil: Biohazard PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) April 22, 2017
Nioh PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) April 29, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch (9/10) May 27, 2017
Injustice 2 PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 17, 2017
Prey PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 24, 2017
Rime PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) July 8, 2017
Nex Machina PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) July 15, 2017
The Flame in the Flood PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) August 19, 2017
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) September 9, 2017
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 16, 2017
Gundam Versus PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) December 2, 2017
Cuphead XBOX ONE (9/10) December 9, 2017
Battle Chef Brigade Nintendo Switch (8.5/10) December 16, 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus PlayStation 4 (9/10) December 30, 2017
JYDGE PlayStation 4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch (7.5/10) January 27, 2018
Nier: Automata (ニーア オートマタ)
(April Fools 2018)
PlayStation 4 (9/10) March 31, 2018
Nier: Automata PlayStation 4 (9/10) April 7, 2018
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human PC (STEAM) (8/10) April 21, 2018
Far Cry 5 PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 9, 2018
Moonlighter PlayStation 4 (8/10) July 21, 2018
Hollow Knight Nintendo Switch (9/10) August 18, 2018
Dead Cells PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) September 1, 2018
Spider-Man PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 29, 2018
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey PlayStation 4 (9/10) November 17, 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 (9/10) December 8, 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch (9/10) January 5, 2019
Sundered: Eldritch Edition XBOX ONE (8/10) February 23, 2019
Metro Exodus PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 15, 2019
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) August 10, 2019
198X PlayStation 4 (7.5/10)
Incomplete
August 31, 2019
Cadence of Hyrule Nintendo Switch (8.5/10) September 28, 2019
Untitled Goose Game Nintendo Switch (8/10) November 2, 2019

SARA v3

Game Review Console Rating Air Date
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry DLC XBOX ONE (8.5/10) November 9, 2013
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number PlayStation 4 (9/10) April 18, 2015
Mad Max PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 19, 2015
Fallout 4 PlayStation 4 (9/10) January 23, 2016
Inside PlayStation 4 (9/10) October 8, 2016

SARA v4

Game Review Console Rating Air Date
Attack on Titan PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) December 3, 2016
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Mobile (7.5/10) January 20, 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) February 24, 2018
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds XBOX ONE Incomplete March 24, 2018
God of War PlayStation 4 (9.5/10) June 23, 2018
The Last of Us: Part 2 PlayStation 4 (10/10) August 15, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima PlayStation 4 (9.5/10) September 19, 2020

TOM 6

Game Review Console Rating Air Date
Overland PlayStation 4 (9/10) January 4, 2020
GRIS PlayStation 4 (8/10) January 18, 2020
Jedi: Fallen Order  PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) February 15, 2020
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot PlayStation 4 (8/10) March 7, 2020
Spirit of the North PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) March 14, 2020
Ori and The Will of The Wisps XBOX ONE (8.5/10) April 25, 2020
Doom: Eternal PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) May 9, 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch (9.5/10) May 23, 2020
Maneater PlayStation 4 (7/10) July 11, 2020
West of Dead XBOX ONE (7.5/10) September 5, 2020
Carrion Nintendo Switch (7/10) September 12, 2020
PGA Tour 2K21 PlayStation 4 (8/10) October 10, 2020
Hades Nintendo Switch (8.5/10) November 7, 2020
Assassins Creed: Valhalla PlayStation 4 "a barbaric yawp" December 5, 2020
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Nintendo Switch (8/10) December 12, 2020
Unto The End Nintendo Switch (8/10) March 6, 2021
Desperados III PlayStation 4 (8/10) March 20, 2021
Cyber-Shadow Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, XBOX ONE (8/10) April 17, 2021
Ghosts n' Goblins Resurrection Nintendo Switch (8/10) May 23, 2021
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection PlayStation 5 (7/10) July 10, 2021

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