GamesNation's Scores

  • Games
For 160 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 96 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 59 Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 160
160 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with Divinity 2: Ego Draconis is that it’s been released soon after Dragon Age: Origins. Although it has better graphics than Bioware’s title, it lacks some of its depth, and its gameplay is sometimes too simplistic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Wet
    Wet was a difficult project from the start, and that has undoubtedly affected it, in spite of Bethesda’s intervention. The hectic gameplay and the nice “Tarantino” atmosphere are not enough to cover up the poor texture and animation quality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    What really hits you while playing at MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is the intense sense of speed, and the fact that it’s all happening on a PSP! This is a fun-to-play porting game, but as such it has also some limits: both the graphics and the AI are the victims the overall sense of velocity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Nier is a typical wannabe action-shooter-RPG: the dev. team put so much into this project that the end result turned out to be a rather confused mash-up. Still it's got some charm to it that might even convince you, for some unknown reason, to play at it for hours. Try it before you buy it!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    In spite of its resemblance with Mario Kart, Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing still is an enjoyable racing game, with the charm of SEGA’s characters still intact. It’s a pity we didn’t find our favourite ones, though.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood represents a big step forward on many issues in comparison to the previous episode. It is not a top-class FPS overall, but it certainly has interesting characters and a nice atmosphere. Yet it could’ve been much better… In fact it suffers a few glitches and rigid gameplay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    At first glance, Section 8 won’t make you scream out of enthusiasm, mostly because its graphics are not entirely up to next-gen expectations. But design was not the programmers’ purpose. They rather had in mind to tailor up a brand-new multiplayer gaming experience, filled with loads of new ideas and original solutions. And that is what they have definitely obtained!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep offers a unique and rather original game experience. Pity, though, it is way too similar to its predecessor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis 2009 is like a missed chance. Technically speaking, the programmers have done a good job, and who has never played at VT before could really enjoy it. But if you’re an aficionado of this franchise, this will look to you like nothing more than a restyling. And a polished look just isn’t enough for a fully priced game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In spite of some minor glitches and the DS’ obvious technical limitations, C.O.P. The Recruit offers a rich and enjoyable gameplay alongside a sandbox structure, and a living and breathing virtual world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands marks Ubisoft’s intended return to an old gameplay formula, mixing platform elements with hack-n-slash fights and a wise sprinkle of puzzles. The idea is good and suggestive too, but some minor shortcomings and – most of all – a very limited longevity have jeopardized the final outcome.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Sky Crawlers gives you the chance to chose from different and effective control systems, which we liked, and the variety of missions and the various extras increased our fun throughout our review. But the cut-scenes are just too long!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is an evocative game, filled with all the oriental charm you’d expect from a high-level adventure game made in Japan. Yet, some serious flaws in the game design – its combat structure above all – hinder the overall experience, relegating this title to a small niche of fans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Many good ideas like the free approach to each mission and the character design and a valid storyline are not enough for this RPG. Alpha Protocol was a troublesome project from the start and that has inevitably affected the outcome.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Cursed Mountain is one of those rare opportunities to see the horror genre on the Nintendo home system, so all fans should at least try this game. Having said that, we cannot ignore the unrefined gameplay and the unreactive controls.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    FUEL didn’t meet its goal. Actually it went quite far from what Codemasters had promised. Although it is evident that the dev team has put a lot of effort in creating an innovative and fresh concept, and has produced a vast free-roamable terrain of proven technical quality, some unfortunate gameplay solutions and a improvable AI have mined the overall experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    FUEL didn’t meet its goal. Actually it went quite far from what Codemasters had promised. Although it is evident that the dev team has put a lot of effort in creating an innovative and fresh concept, and has produced a vast free-roamable terrain of proven technical quality, some unfortunate gameplay solutions and a improvable AI have mined the overall experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Although Aliens vs. Predator had on its side such charming alien characters and a glorious videogame past, in its new iteration something must have gone terribly wrong, resulting in and old-looking, old-fashioned FPS you’ll soon get bored with unless you are a huge fan of the franchise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    At first glance, a game like Mini Ninjas seems more suitable for casual gamers and children. But when you actually get a chance to play at it, you suddenly realize that you are either the former or the latter… Or both at the same time! In spite of some gameplay limits, this is just plain fun!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All C&C fans can be upset by rights. In spite of some interesting changes involving both the gameplay and the story, Command & Conquer 4 ends up being too much arcade and shallow, having focused so much of its structure only on combats.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once again a video game dedicated to the Olympic Games is nothing more than a shallow attempt to put several sports disciplines into one single box and make it fun at the same time. Impossible! Yet Vancouver 2010 can be surprisingly enjoyable if played with friends.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The PSP version of F1 2009 is far better than its Wii counterpart. It is not a top racing game, but it’s definitely the best you can get on Sony’s portable right now.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Even though the storyline is quite interesting, giving you once more the chance to be the assassin as Altair, Assassin's Creed 2: Bloodlines suffers from some technical glitches that inevitably hinder the overall game experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Unbound Saga looks like a great game, but the looks ain’t everything! Once you enter in its the comics-inspired world you soon realize that the nicely painted environments are too crammed and claustrophobic. After a few missions you also realize that the only variables in the gameplay are the enemies and the very environments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    King of Fighters XII would be a great game had it been made a few years back. Unfortunately, sleek and very well-drawn characters are not enough to make up for a 2D fighting game nowadays. Yet if you like this kind of gameplay, you’ll most definitely appreciate the huge list of attacks and combos, and the rich backgrounds.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Heroes Over Europe could have been so much more... The arcade approach to its gameplay has huge potential, but this very approach ends up affecting its structure with far too many unrealistic outcomes shaking your wings as you fly and fight in the crimsom Ubisoft skies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It is very frustrating when you have the chance to enjoy a game so much, but it all ends way too soon… Need for Speed: Nitro is just this: great gameplay, awfully short.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Poor style and graphics don’t make a good game, so Formula 1 Wii should not be a good game. Yet it is not a complete disaster… On the contrary it is actually quite fun to play and should be savored as a starter before the main course is served on PS3 and Xbox 360.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is nothing but a mediocre title. In spite of its hack & slash action and effective multiplayer system, it doesn’t make you feel as involved as it should, due to a shallow storyline, a poorly adapted interface and a number of bugs deriving from the bug-filled PC version. Yet its RPG gameplay is quite rich, partly compensating the poor technical level.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers doesn’t stand up to the task of representing the Final Fantasy saga on the Wii. Actually, it’s not even a good RPG after all, non even on the Wii where role playing games are notoriously lacking.