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 0.5 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:
1135 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    NHL 12 somehow was able to take what NHL 11 did so well, improve upon, then completely run away with it. The best hockey title of this console generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An awesome DS game for strategy veterans and recruits alike. While this doesn't bring anything groundbreaking to the table, it's still the solidest Advance Wars title to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For hockey fans, NHL 08 is the best hockey offering this year. For non-hockey fans, it's a fun game, but not a must-buy sports title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Shivering Isles is an excellent addition, and any Oblivion fan would be well advised to purchase it. An entirely new land to explore AND some of the most original environments in an Elder Scrolls game? Yes, please.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is another very solid entry into the Castlevania series, and is one of the best games of the year. But where is the innovation?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It isn't perfect and it doesn't stand out so much as to make it the be-all, end-all of stealth games, but Conviction has definitely put the Splinter Cell series back among the genre's elite.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For hockey fans, NHL 08 is the best hockey offering this year. For non-hockey fans, it's a fun game, but not a must-buy sports title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Undisputed 2010 builds on the foundation of last year's game, tweaking it where it needed to be and adding other modes and events that re-create the UFC experience to a T. EA has its work cut out for it, because right now there is no better MMA game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden 09 is the best Madden of this generation. It's the first of the series which feels like it actually belongs on these consoles, and wasn't just ported with prettier graphics.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There aren't many reasons not to play The Sly Collection, barring a bitter hatred of all things platforming. For three excellent platformers, The Sly Collection is truly a great deal.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom fighting fans will not be disappointed by their latest offering, even if half the roster is unknown. Make sure you get to know them, because they're just as good as the Capcom guys.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MLB 08 is the best baseball game on the market, and the best sports game of this generation. For the first time since "NFL 2K," a sports game is a must-buy for any console owner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fighting fans who picked up a 3DS would be foolish not to make Super Street Fighter IV 3D part of their collection. It's a very faithful representation of the franchise, available anywhere you want to play it. Don't miss it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In the end, it's more of the same with some added critters. If you're hankerin' for a batch of Pokemon on the DS, pick it up. If you haven't beaten the other versions, though, you may want to go the cheaper route.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Lara Croft game in years. Great local co-op action built on a tested foundation with modern gaming sensibilities layered on top was absolutely the right way to go. Proves that games needn't be huge-budget, cutting-edge releases to be fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It provides plenty of glorious visuals, the audio is top-notch and the missions are pretty damn fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefield 3 ships an unbelievable mutliplayer with a short, unoriginal campaign.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An excellent RTS game. Even though the gameplay is still relatively the same, that doesn't mean you shouldn't miss out on the story, exciting action, and ultimately the overall fun experience from the entire game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems that Madden has finally caught up to the new generation. Madden NFL 10 is a hit, and football fans everywhere will rejoice at what it has to offer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An excellent fighter for both fighting amateurs and steeled veterans. The numerous tutorials, challenges, and inclusion of the Beginner's Mode will help newcomers, while the deep fighting system will keep fighting fans busy.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Crysis 2 does little to create new material in the genre, though it cobbles together disparate gameplay elements that do create a level of interest that another modern Middle East liberation sim can't.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter how you slice it, Soulcalibur IV is a great game--even for those who don't consider themselves hardcore fans of the fighting genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Reminds us how interactivity, perspective, and player disempowerment can be highly engaging, and that a slow creep of fear with abrupt spikes of terror is ultimately the essence of the horror experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter how you slice it, Soulcalibur IV is a great game--even for those who don't consider themselves hardcore fans of the fighting genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems that Madden has finally caught up to the new generation. Madden NFL 10 is a hit, and football fans everywhere will rejoice at what it has to offer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chariots of the Dogs is the highlight of the second season thanks to an excellent and interweaving storyline, which patches up several loose-ends and introducing a few new characters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    MvC3 is the same crazy, over-the-top fighting game that fans loved back in 2000, just with a fresh control scheme and a new coat of 3D, hi-res paint. Fighting game fans will fall in love with the "easy to play, hard to master" format.