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 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 FIFA Soccer 12
Lowest review score: 15 Yaris
Score distribution:
1,135 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The nature of the open-ended gameplay still makes for memorable random and not-so-random occurrences you'll repetitiously be reciting to friends, but for the most part it's nothing we haven't seen before.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The nature of the open-ended gameplay still makes for memorable random and not-so-random occurrences you'll repetitiously be reciting to friends, but for the most part it's nothing we haven't seen before.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best game on the Wii, and arguably the best Mario adventure to date.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's just a ton of content that has been packed into SMG2, and almost every single minute of it feels fun, fresh, and true to its roots. Another check in the "win" column for Nintendo.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best games to come out this year. An extremely immersive story, solid gameplay, great sound, addictive multiplayer, and one of the best-looking games of all time.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best deal in terms of bang-for-the-buck since "Mario All Stars."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Orange Box is the best deal in terms of bang-for-the-buck since Mario All Stars. Not only that, but every game in it is a winner. Three classic games and two great games for this low price? You're an idiot not to get it.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rocksteady Studios has done it again. It may not be perfect, but it has taken it's predecessor's place as the best superhero game of all time. One of the best that this year has to offer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    RDR is a phenomenal game that stands out as one of the year's best. The utmost attention to detail is apparent in every aspect, and is something that no gamer should miss.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    We've played it forever, but it still has that Zelda magic.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    RDR is a phenomenal game that stands out as one of the year's best. The utmost attention to detail is apparent in every aspect, and is something that no gamer should miss.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. Play Portal 2 as soon as you can.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. Play Portal 2 as soon as you can.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rocksteady Studios has done it again. It may not be perfect, but it has taken it's predecessor's place as the best superhero game of all time. One of the best that this year has to offer.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It's difficult to really describe what exonerates the game from being considered a lifeless, average game. Maybe it's the stunning visuals, or the satisfaction from chainsawing your opponents into chunks of flesh or the unparalleled sense of realism. It has its problems just like any game, but the experience of playing Gears of War is undeniably incredible.
    • 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
    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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is one game that should not be missed. Oblivion offers up an overwhelming amount of content, coupled with one of the largest and most realistic environments ever seen in a RPG.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall this is a jam packed game that I would recommend to any PlayStation 2 owner. The retail price of only $29.99 is a complete steal. Even if you're not able to get online, the new camera angle along with the insane amount of extras is worth the price tag alone.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The unconventional approach to delivering a triple-A game by centering the single-player game around more non-interactive elements than interactive is sure to ruffle a few feathers; the viability of different play styles might lead people to believe it's a second-rate third-person shooter; and the emphasis on nanomachines and PMCs, without being preachy, might be too topical for some. Regardless, right now it's one of the best-looking, engaging, and emotionally driven experiences, with the gameplay to match, on the PS3 or any console.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I have never seen more effort put into a video game than what has been shown in Brawl. With unbelievable multiplayer fighting, an enormous single player mode, and collectibles that will last for years, there's no reason why you shouldn't buy it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The gameplay is widely addictive and chaotic in Company of Heroes, and that's something you don't see very often in RTS titles these days. Relic continues to redefine themselves as a top RTS developer, and with two solid franchises under their belt, they're up there with Blizzard as the masters of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 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.