Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,791 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
2791 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Gorgeous and robust, Soul Calibur 5 shows that there is plenty of soul still left to burn in the series. Fans will find plenty to do and should have no problem burning the candles late into the night both online and off; the only problem is that if you didn't love it before, there isn't anything new that will make you a fan now. Instead, SC5 serves as the perfect demonstration of a refined formula that, thankfully, hasn't aimed to fix anything that wasn't broken.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I had great hopes for this game, just like I had for the original title. Square Enix addressed nearly every issue from the previous title and delivered in a huge way. With a non-linear world, plenty of side quests, puzzles, and much more, Final Fantasy XIII-2 adds yet another smash hit to the RPG powerhouse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're weary of last holiday's high profile first person shooters and their endless hype, Serious Sam 3's endless enemies and endless ammo are the perfect antidote. The single player campaign is a rush that rarely lets up, and it gets awesomely insane when you play it in co-op with some friends. If you missed Sam 3 over the holidays, you owe it to yourself to pick it up now.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Genkibowl VII is not the Saints Row: The Third add-on you've been waiting for. Instead it's a painfully bad mini-game collection, half of which is recycled from last year's disc-based release. There are some funny lines here and there, but they won't make up for the disappointing and overpriced content!
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    AMY
    Do not buy Amy. Do not play Amy. Do not look at Amy. Do not think about Amy. If your sister is named Amy, move to another country, and tell people your entire family was eaten by racist wolverines.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    All Zombies Must Die may sound like a senseless action game, but it turns out to be a moderately deep role-playing game. Part dual-stick shooter and part dungeon crawler, Doublesix's newest zombie game has a lot going for it. Unfortunately it's marred by repetitive gameplay, too many fetch quests, lame jokes and horrendous collision detection!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Hector is the kind of likeable moron you don't see much of in gaming these days, which may be one of the reasons Badge of Carnage is so compelling. The hand-drawn graphics and spot-on voice acting doesn't hurt this outlandish crime caper. There are some trite moments, but Hector's adventure is one fans of the genre should take on!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While not a high water mark for pinball games, Zen Pinball 3D delivers on every one of its promises. This seven dollar 3DS game features four exciting stages, online leaderboards and an achievement system that will keep you coming back for more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Trine 2 is one of the best-looking XBLA games out there. The visuals really are a wonder to behold. Its gameplay is solid and fun by yourself or with friends; unfortunately, there are a handful of annoyances that hold Trine 2 back from true greatness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not only is The King of Fighters a solid 2D fighting game, but it is one of the best games in the series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The depth of content and similarities to past space titles may be tempting, but even its dazzling display of stars and planets can't make up for the lack of worthwhile gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's just more Dungeon Siege III, for better or worse.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Corpse Party proves that a minimalistic approach can get some of the best results when it comes to horror. If a little blood gets you weak in the knees, this game is not for you.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The War of the Worlds may not tell the most original story of the year, but it's a stylish action game full of exciting moments you won't soon forget. Sadly there are a few control issues and frustrating puzzles that hurt the overall pacing. However, even with these minor complaints, The War of the Worlds is a great adventure that is well worth your ten dollars!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Released a full year after the PC game, Bejeweled 3 makes for a solid Nintendo DS puzzler. With eight fleshed-out modes and achievement points, PopCap's newest game is easy to recommend for twenty dollars. Just don't go in expecting the Seattle-based company to have reinvented their popular puzzle game!
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Die-hard fans only need apply for this package.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    More a series of QTE cutscenes than an actual game, Jurassic Park: The Game is hopefully not a sign of where Telltale Games is heading in the future.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Overall, if you're a fan of the Ace Combat franchise, you'll probably like the game. Otherwise, you might want to rent or borrow it first.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The short length of the campaign and a few overly challenging puzzles are minor blemishes in an overall entertaining and worthwhile experience. Fans of the side-scrolling and platform genres need not look elsewhere, Trine 2 offers a wealth of truly innovative puzzles that are a welcome getaway from the current market of repeated genre titles.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    BurgerTime: World Tour is certainly better than you might expect, even if it fails in several unfortunate ways. Poor presentation and collision detection aside, MonkeyPaw Games has a solid effort that does a good job at making this thirty year old game relevant for the 21st century.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Namco Bandai and Cyber Connect 2 are usually a winning combination with Naruto games. But with Ultimate Ninja Impact, it really feels like they phoned it in.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like it or not, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the penultimate version of the game available. The gameplay has been refined, the roster is bigger and even more diverse than before, and everything else has been tightened and streamlined for online play. If you are a fan of the series, this is the version that you must own.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Hydrophobia Prophecy is the best version of the game released to date but that isn't really saying much. The game itself is an average platforming adventure that just happens to ride on the tails of an incredible liquid physics engine. Those physics stand out on their own, but when combined with the mediocrity of everything else, the entire package comes down to an average-at-best level.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A Lego game is a Lego game is a Lego game. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 has everything that makes a Lego game a Lego game, and exactly nothing else.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a suitable end to the Modern Warfare series, assuming this is as far as Infinity Ward takes the storyline. Every piece of the formula that has been used in the past game is here and accounted for and has been refined to a "T". As long as you don't expect anything more than what you are used to, you should be more than happy with the game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    While the game itself isn't bad so to speak, it does get repetitive kind of quickly. It's an interesting concept, and I am a huge fan of 16-bit games, especially RPGs, but the short length of the game and the repetitiveness of the battles is kind of a let down for me.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    War in the North never quite manages to exceed in neither gameplay or presentation. Ultimately, lackluster environments and repetitive combat make for an experience that seems out of place in the world crafted by Tolkien. Even if Lord of the Rings precedes the title, War in the North does not live up to the level of quality set by previous franchise media.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    GoldenEye steps up to the HD consoles, and while it's a bit prettier and has some more room to stretch its legs, it also feels like it's missing a few things, especially the pitch-perfect Wii controls. Regardless, it's still one of this generation's best shooters and Eurocom has done a bang-up job bringing it to the HD consols in such a short time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Despite a few flaws, Sesame Street: Once upon a Monster provides parents a guilt-free reason to let their kids play video games. The game is geared toward children, yet the co-op makes it fun for parents to play along with them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The experience is starting to get a little tiring, but there are still moments in the single player campaign that are pretty fun. The multiplayer can be loads of fun when you aren't getting frustrated from being owned a lot. Graphics haven't changed too much.

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