GamerNode's Scores

  • Games
For 1,135 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 LIMBO
Lowest review score: 15 Yaris
Score distribution:
1,135 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever, imaginative, and humorous game from the unlikeliest of inspirations that makes one wonder why something like it had never existed before.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever, imaginative, and humorous game from the unlikeliest of inspirations that makes one wonder why something like it had never existed before.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter is much deeper than it seems and presents a universe that feels tailored for the LEGO treatment. A few technical issues aside, LEGO Harry Potter is a game that is truly fun for all ages and above all, a game first and a license second.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite flaws, UFC 09 is a fine fighting game that has carved out its own place in the genre with a mixed martial arts control system that is almost as well-rounded as the modern day warriors it emulates.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a very intense game in more ways than one. There is gore galore and foul language liberally spoken. The story is solid and adds to the action of the game. But it maybe just too intense and spooky for some.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the arcade/arena/vehicle/sci-fi shooter of this generation, no doubt. Any Halo fan without Reach misses out on what's sure to be a great addition to their library. A game changer, however, it is not.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't blow you away with innovation or graphical prowess, though every aspect is enjoyable, effective, and responsive like a game should be. DeathSpank is worth it for the cheeky demeanor, simply put, but well worth it for sure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you own a PSP and want a challenging game, an action game that makes you think, or want to try something new, pick this up. If you only want casual handheld-friendly titles, avoid it. Actually, try it anyway. You may like it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have dedicated friends to play with, pick it up. If not, wait for Darwinia+ to come out on XBLA so you can have some competition. If that doesn't sell like hotcakes, there's no hope for the world.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is bloody, nostalgic fun that brings three influential games back into the spotlight. Fans of MK won't want to miss this kollection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NCAA Football fans will love this, and if casual football fans can get past a few of the graphic issues then we may just have another wave of NCAA Football fans charging the field.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vanquish is a pure action game at its finest. It's all-killer-no-filler approach makes it the perfect type of game to enjoy amidst the holiday rush of major releases. Sure, it's short and not that original, but it's fun and satisfying
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The jump to the supernatural realm may seem puzzling at first, but it makes for an exciting new way to play. Couple that with some wonderful multiplayer offerings and you have one of the most pleasant surprises of the year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Undergarden is both a return to the compulsion of traditional point-driven gaming and an exercise in non-compulsory experiential gaming, and it delivers both styles in one of the most pleasant indie packages since Flower.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nier won't wow players with its basic mechanics, but in the story it tells, the characters it develops, and the themes present throughout play, it will easily win over anyone seeking something emotionally exploratory and well off the beaten path.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Tri brings a deep, complex (albeit difficult), single-player game and combines it with a full-featured online component that will keep players engaged for a long time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nier won't wow players with its basic mechanics, but in the story it tells, the characters it develops, and the themes present throughout play, it will easily win over anyone seeking something emotionally exploratory and well off the beaten path.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than leaving players blasting away indiscriminately, the game introduces more complex and engaging design based around its excellent fluid dynamics, inviting us to invest greater mental energy into our play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A snappy sophomore effort makes Moai Better Blues a good continuation of the excellent Sam & Max Season Two. Faults like short gameplay time stunt the episode a little bit, but the witty plot and dialog make up the problems.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter is much deeper than it seems and presents a universe that feels tailored for the LEGO treatment. A few technical issues aside, LEGO Harry Potter is a game that is truly fun for all ages and above all, a game first and a license second.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The jump to the supernatural realm may seem puzzling at first, but it makes for an exciting new gameplay mechanic unlike most racing games out there. Couple that with some wonderful multiplayer offerings and you have one of the most pleasant surprises of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be average when it comes to combat mechanics, but it gets a high score in the story and character department. If you want a game with a plot that makes sense and a memorable cast, this is for you.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Undergarden is both a return to the compulsion of traditional point-driven gaming and an exercise in non-compulsory experiential gaming, and it delivers both styles in one of the most pleasant indie packages since Flower.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid controls,good track design, and a Sega history overload make this a must-have for both racing and Sega fans. Just be wary of the announcer, he's cornier than Kellogg's cereal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TDU is a good online racing title and fits the bill for any racing fanatic. But the lack of general player life and some graphical faults knocked the score a little bit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Basically, Star Wars Battlefront II improves on every aspect of the original Battlefront. Playable hero characters are the flashiest and most memorable improvement, but the new combat modes and troop types help make this a vast enhancement over the first title in the series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple enough for non-gamers to enjoy, entertaining enough for hardcore gamers to love, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is a must-play, if not must-own, DS title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A large tracklist, future downloadables and other online features make Universe a must-own for DDR fans with a 360. For newcomers to the series, Universe offers a very friendly learning environment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It won't blow you away with innovation or graphical prowess, though every aspect is enjoyable, effective, and responsive like a game should be. DeathSpank is worth it for the cheeky demeanor, simply put, but well worth it for sure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With some neat spins on the RTS formula along with three excellent races, Universe at War is a good addition to the genre. A few problems, such as spotty AI and a predictable campaign keep it from being a classic.

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