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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 15 Yaris
Score distribution:
1,135 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NHL 10 is fantastic hockey videogame that fans of the sport would do well to check out. But its biggest problem is that it really doesn't make any major changes to from last year's tried-and-true formula.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Darksiders is a triumph in game design, a platform to build upon, and something everyone who truly loves video games should try, because you'll likely love it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The expansion offers good singleplayer levels and great looking visuals, but the gameplay may feel old if you've played AoE III before. I'd still recommend it for RTS fans; just don't expect a classic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lord of the Rings was already the second best MMO on the market in terms of quality, and Mines of Moria has done nothing to hurt that claim.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Spore is yet another wonderful creation from the mind of designer Will Wright. While it may not achieve the level of gaming utopia that many had predicted prior to its release, the final product is still a very enjoyable, engaging, and complete package.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Engrossing, frantic and exciting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As cool as it can get, Crysis has some issues and bugs that should have been stamped out or fixed on the drawing board. At times you'll be amazed, and at other times you'll wonder, "How did this make it through?"
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    • 85 Critic Score
    Tinker is a very simple to learn, yet difficult to master, puzzle game triumph. Given the fact that it's free, you really shouldn't pass this one up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The ultimate guy and gun-enthusiast game. If you like shooting things, blowing things up, revenge, or cool action scenes, this is the perfect game for you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you love Tekken, this is a definite. If you love fighters, this is a must. If you're new to both, this is a good starting point.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite shortcomings and trying to fit into impossibly large shoes, RE5 is an undeniably enjoyable game, especially with a friend. RE's age of survival horror is sadly laid to rest, but the 3rd-person action taking its place is still worth playing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With magnificent visuals, a ton of vehicles, and a beefy single and multiplayer experience, PGR4 is a great way to quench that speed demon thirst.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Altogether, Darkside Chronicles is a solid package with loads of content. The combat is satisfying, sprinkled with interesting boss fights and fun visual and gameplay tricks to keep the usually stale light gun formula fresh.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At its core, this game is very similar to the first adventure, but there are enough improvements to at least make THIS title your new addiction and give you a reason to (finally) set Disgaea on the shelf for a little while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Is it the best SingStar yet? Easily. The addition of the SingStore and community sharing make this one of the better sequel updates in music gaming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's an odd fusion of the rhythm and strategy genres, but it all comes together so well that players can't help but to be drawn in and strike the drums over and over...and over.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2 does what so many other open-world games try to and usually end up missing the target. Its huge world, insane gameplay, and amazing visuals will keep you blowing stuff up into the wee hours of the morning and not even blinking an eye.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ace Attorney is one of the best series on the DS, and this iteration is no exception. If you like the Phoenix Wright games, Miles Edgeworth will prove just as awesome.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It can't top the original, but BioShock 2 stands on its own as a great installment to a hopefully continuing series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is excellent, independent game design - a small, self-contained, and awesome experience, easily justifying the $20 asking price
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An excellent team-based online FPS. There's always something to do while in the game so you're never really bored. Presentation, graphics and gameplay are all pluses.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game tweaks the tried and true old-school 2D shooter recipe just enough to appeal to both next-gen gamers and 8-bit lovers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ar tonelico II is a great JRPG with a unique, though not exactly cutting-edge presentation, great combat, and an interesting, well-paced story.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combination of wonderful anime-inspired visuals, blood-spattered combat, and loving homages to video games of yesteryear, No More Heroes 2 lampoons and praises our hobby while providing an amazing gaming experience all its own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Trials and Tribulations is a great ending to the trilogy. The gameplay is no different and may have gotten easier, but it's easily the best plot yet in a Phoenix Game. The final case is the best case yet in the series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will have you addicted until Guitar Hero IV comes out, and I can guarantee that your money will not go to waste on this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The writing is good, the characters are great, and the destructible environment actually plays an integral role in the game, rather than just serving as a claim to place on a sticker to move copies at Wal-Mart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For $20, there are plenty of options for any gamer-Greatest Hits and Platinum titles, for instance-but Capcom's collections are a welcome return to gaming's roots, and Vol. II outshines its predecessors in bringing once-forgotten games back into the spotlight.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It gives a brand-new feeling to exploration an puzzle-solving.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mega Man 10 is a wonderfully challenging package wrapped up in a charming, 8-bit time capsule. It has its tongue planted firmly in cheek and delivers a ridiculously fun experience for all.