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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 59 Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 160
160 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Another masterpiece by the genius. Thank you, Shigeru!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Graphically stunning, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is, first of all, an interactive adventure, one that feels like a movie and even has a storyline of a movie. Most gameplay situations have been tailored in order to stun the player with originality and identification, and the end result is absolutely amazing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Storytelling, atmosphere, playability, graphics, music, characters, everything in Mass Effect 2 screams the word KOLOSSAL out loud! This game, and this saga, deserve to sit right next to Sci-Fi classics such as Star Wars and Star Trek. Masterpiece.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It is quite evident that Rockstar have made a huge effort in creating Red Dead Redemption. And it was well worth it because this game boasts an incredible level of depth from all points of view: storyline, character design, structure of the environments, gameplay solutions, controls, multiplayer. Everything is just like we wanted it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a masterpiece in terms of FPS gameplay and graphics. The different locations and the variety of situation you’ll encounter are often jaw-dropping. But it is also a controversial game for some extreme situations the player might encounter along the road.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War III puts a glorious end to an epic trilogy, introducing astonishing scenarios and original gameplay solutions. It is simply the best hack ‘n slash out there right now. A must-buy even if you’re not a fan of this genre!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 3 has finally become more than Microsoft’s response to Sony’s Gran Turismo. It is a mature and very realistic driving simulation, one that you will enjoy whether you’re a pro or a rookie of the driving genre. Excellent graphics, incredible sound samplings and all the fine tuning you want for over 400 vehicles are on offer. Hop in!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV gets all the best from its predecessor and improves it. This is simply a must-have!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The result is outstanding: FIFA 10 is a spectacular football simulation, one all fans should never miss. The good job done on the previous edition has been expanded and enhanced in this new version, adding more realism than ever to all the gameplay and animation aspects. PES 2010 has just received its final warning.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Batman Arkham Asylum is a high quality product, and most importantly the best Batman game ever! In spite of the somewhat excessive fights one has to endure in the game, it has a well-crafted structure, greatly supported by sounds and graphics effects.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    What happens when a dev team listens carefully to all the feedback they got from the community? Something amazing like Assassin's Creed 2! This game is so much more thorough than its predecessor, and it has so much on offer that you’ll never want it to end!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Bayonetta was a cult game since it was still just an embryo, and as such it is a controversial title. Fully based on an oriental approach to the gameplay and a hectic rhythm, in a bizarre mixture of graphical marvel and technical flaws, it is either love or hate at first sight. Actually, we quite liked it!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is definitely one of the best RPGs on Nintendo DS ever made. An admirable plot guides the player throughout the whole game, introducing a complex system of characters interaction and a series of very enjoyable fighting sessions against incredibly huge enemies. This is a game destined to stay in your DS for quite a while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars PSP has passed the test: the conversion from the excellent DS version to the less versatile Sony portable went smoothly. The loss of interaction given by the touchscreen was compensated by a clever use of combined commands, and by the addition of new, exclusive missions.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    We've been waiting for Demon's Souls to come to Europe for what seemed to be an endless time, and the wait was well worth it!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 is simply a must-have for all survival horror enthusiasts. The new game modes and the usual mix of adrenaline and co-op gameplay is the living(dead) proof that a sequel doesn’t always have to change its original nature to be enjoyable, very enjoyable!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV The Ballad Of Gay Tony is a five-star add-on. The storyline is simply ravishing, some of the old graphics glicthes have been repaired and even the aim system has been finally improved. Actually, it would have deserved to be sold on shelves as a complete game, such is the amount of things to do.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band is a great tribute to music’s history. As such, it has an undeniably strong appeal that should suffice, alone, to obtain a wide consent. Fortunately, it’s a great game as well, with loads of extras and exclusive features such as the new replicas of the band’s original instruments!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More than a new chapter, Bioshock 2 appears rather like an expansion to the first iteration. In spite of its vibrant settings and an impeccable control system, you get the feeling of déjà-vu from the first minute you are back in Rapture. So why did we give it a high score? Well, we still love Rapture after all!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Perhaps NHL 10 won’t deserve to be remembered as a revolutionary step in this series history, but it should definitely be considered as a self-proclaimed sovereignty over the icy hockey fields. The graphics, the gameplay, the AI, the online mode, everything has been slightly but significantly improved, resulting in the best NHL simulation out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Simply stunning! Graphics, playability, sound, everything is at its best! Modern Warfare 2 is no longer the king. Long live the king!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 is a masterpiece of boxing simulation. Our vote didn’t reach 10 mainly because there are no real terms of comparison out there, and we would’ve liked a new career mode as well. Other than that, the new collision system, the real-time calculation of the boxers’ body weight and arms extension (not to mention the superb graphics!) translate into an as-close-to-real-as-it-can-get boxing experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2010 has maintained the same structure of the past iteration, still it has managed to improve its gameplay thanks to some minor add-ons that managed to reinforce that sense of realism all its fans have grown accostumed to. The interface and the graphics engine too have been greatly improved.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain is a masterpiece, but of a controversial kind, because not every player out there will be ready to understand and accept its rather unique and innovative gameplay. More like an interactive novel than an action game, its stunning visuals and music have set a new next-gen standard.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros Wii is a return to origins. Although it was enriched by new graphics and some original gameplay solutions, it is a game from the past - in positive terms that is. All big N’s fans will enjoy this game, in spite of its difficulty.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 is a masterpiece of boxing simulation. Our vote didn’t reach 10 mainly because there are no real terms of comparison out there, and we would’ve liked a new career mode as well. Other than that, the new collision system, the real-time calculation of the boxers’ body weight and arms extension (not to mention the superb graphics!) translate into an as-close-to-real-as-it-can-get boxing experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Excellent level and character design, superb graphics (for the DS), sumptuous music, incredible longevity, good multiplayer and some good elements of innovation: you name it, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks has it! Just go and buy it!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Colin McRae: DiRT 2 pushes further the boundaries between simulation and arcade, giving as much importance to the car’s set-ups as to an easier approach to the driving experience, serving players a dish they can enjoy whether they are driving pros or simple beginners.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet PSP is a marvelous example of how a game should be adapted from one console to another even when there is a huge gap between the two in terms of processor. There is almost everything we’ve seen in the PS3 version here, all greatly adapted to Sony’s portable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes was a welcome surprise. By managing to assemble together various elements from multiple game genres and placing them in a non-original yet vibrant fantasy environment, its creators have tailored what we think is one of the best 2010 DS titles so far.