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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A terrific fighter in every sense of the word, BlazBlue is a game that you should be playing, whether fighting games are your thing or not. Do not miss it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    GTR 2 is the best installment thus far in the series, which, for many gamers, will make this the best racing game ever seen on the PC-if not of all time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For $40 you get an HD version of two of the best action-adventure games ever made. There's almost nothing to complain about here, so just go buy it and enjoy yourself.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A triumph over the first in every way, Left 4 Dead 2 is not to be missed (or boycotted) if you loved the first one.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Don't pass on this one. It's more of an experience than a game, and if you own an Xbox 360 it's an experience that absolutely cannot be missed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The first God of War was never about deep, involving combat -- it was about solving puzzles, having an entertaining classical setting and hacking your way through hordes of enemies. God of War II continues the tradition, but improves in just about every area.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls uses sprawling, atmospheric worlds, haunting game concepts and mechanics, an unconventional control scheme, and formidable difficulty to envelop players in an experience that is easily one of the best of the year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A serious contender for Game of the Year with it's exceptional single player experience and solid multiplayer backbone.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2's emotional and intense single-player game is a thrilling rollercoaster ride of exciting moments, while the multiplayer is truly a definitive experience for online FPS players everywhere. This game lives up to the hype.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best games released this year, World of Goo is a game you should not miss.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Capcom has done much more than slap on a few new characters and push the game out the door. They've taken the original title, reconstructed it, and produced a game that surpasses the original Street Fighter IV in every way possible.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Halo 3 takes every positive aspect from the first two Halo games, perfects them, puts them in a shinier and better looking package, tosses in wonderful community-driven content for a console game, establishes some awesome environments, and does it so damn well it's impossible to not have fun while playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is an incredible game. It's got fun, innovative gameplay, great writing, entertaining VO, a frightening atmosphere, and even manages to provoke deep thought. P:BP is a perfect example of exactly why I play videogames.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A serious contender for Game of the Year with it's exceptional single player experience and solid multiplayer backbone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In terms of actual gameplay, Beatles: Rock Band does nothing revolutionary. Where the revolution occurs, instead, is in the game's presentation, which brings new life -- and a new type of life -- to the static genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rock Band is a must-have game. It's fun for even the most musically challenged, and it's a great game to play with friends and family. It may have a steep price tag, but you get more than your money's worth.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Braid is the only true gaming classic on XBLA. It's a masterpiece--an "art" game and a fun-to-play puzzle/platformer. There aren't enough nice things to say about it.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best game on the Wii, and arguably the best Mario adventure to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain reigns supreme. PS3 owners, do yourself a favor and play this game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is a captivating experience that begs to be played and replayed. Phenomenal presentation is augmented by enjoyable combat, deep characters, and epic narrative; only minor quibbles exist in these areas.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Capcom has done much more than slap on a few new characters and push the game out the door. They've taken the original title, reconstructed it, and produced a game that surpasses the original Street Fighter IV in every way possible.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2's emotional and intense single-player game is a thrilling rollercoaster ride of exciting moments, while the multiplayer is truly a definitive experience for online FPS players everywhere. This game lives up to the hype.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 offers an excellent gaming package with a thrilling campaign and addicting multiplayer action. It contains everything you would want in a FPS, and the game doesn't lack any polish, either.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're looking for another run 'n gun game to play while you chug down a few Cokes, you'll probably be better off not picking BioShock up. If you want a good game you can play in the dark, immerse yourself in, and love well-crafted plots and great writing, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't go get BioShock tomorrow morning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From beginning to end, it's hard to find something not to like about Portal. Everything from the gameplay to the presentation are top-notch.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rock Band is a must-have game. It's fun for even the most musically challenged, and it's a great game to play with friends and family. It may have a steep price tag, but you get more than your money's worth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A terrific fighter in every sense of the word, BlazBlue is a game that you should be playing, whether fighting games are your thing or not. Do not miss it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In Tools of Destruction, Insomniac is back doing what they do best, and they do it better than ever. This is the best Ratchet & Clank adventure to date, and at this point the best game the PS3 has to offer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In terms of actual gameplay, Beatles: Rock Band does nothing revolutionary. Where the revolution occurs, instead, is in the game's presentation, which brings new life -- and a new type of life -- to the static genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An amazing game. It's almost perfect, and while a few things do pull it back from being that, it's still everything we've been waiting for from the Wii, wrapped in a nice fifty dollar package.