Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,259 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
2,259 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An OK effort for an Arkham game, Batman Arkham Origins feels too similar to Arkham City and there are a few game breaking bugs that prevent it from being worthy to stand with the other two.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Never short on content, Rune Factory 4 is full of things to do that'll keep players engrossed for a long while.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is another entry in this long running franchise, and it feels like it's been running for a bit too long now. It's not a bad game by any means, it's just starting to really show its age, and the minor tweaks aren't quite keeping up in keeping the game fresh. But for the series newbies there's no better place to start.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Goat Simulator is a great time for the first few hours when you're seeing everything for the first time, but once you've seen everything, there's no reason to keep playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Tales of Xillia is most certainly a good game, but it's not the best the franchise has to offer. The scattershot story kept me from really enjoying the game, and I'm hoping the sequel can tell a more cohesive tale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While not as polished as other racing simulators, MotoGP 14 does a good job recreating the exciting sport.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Hatoful Boyfriend is not the pigeon-dating sim you're looking for: It's more than that. Curb your enthusiasm for branching storylines after playing through the early romance portion of the story.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While the picky controls and fixed camera angle can be annoying at times, Jack Keane 2 provides witty writing and attractive art combined with sensibly logical puzzles to provide a pretty good adventure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There's nothing horribly wrong with The Assignment, but the instant death rules that I disliked about The Evil Within continue to plague the DLC, making Kidman's story one of frustration and retries.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I have to admit I was pretty impressed with Brave. If you have a child that enjoyed the movie, were a fan of the movie yourself, or are a parent and are looking for a fun family friendly game you can play with your kids, then Brave should be right up your alley.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Konami's newest Castlevania sequel is marred by repetitive gameplay, terrible stealth missions and an uninteresting story that overstays its welcome
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With unspectacular graphics and only six courses, Jeremy McGrath's Offroad is hard to recommend. Ultimately the solid gameplay can't overcome a short campaign mode and uninspired events. Worse yet, this is one of the easiest racing games ever developed. Jeremy McGrath's Offroad is a low-energy take on one of the most world's exciting sports!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While Storm is challenging but not impossible and still somewhat unique from its fellow puzzlers, it may ask for a little too much precision and patience from those who tackle it and could even use a little fine tuning.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Star Wars fans and Pinball fans rejoice! Zen Studios is easily going to fill that void with Star Wars Pinball.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Lost Odyssey doesn't break the JRPG mold, but it does fill it out quite nicely with a strong story and great characters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I don't know how good I feel about the fact that it's an expansion that fixes a ton of the issues gamers had with the original release, sure Loot 2.0 is available to the vanilla players, but it doesn't give players the Adventure Mode which is a key component to the package, and probably should have been included in the game in the first place.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Real Boxing has a lot of the core fundamentals in place. It has customizable fighters, training mini-games, a career mode and competent multiplayer online matches. Unfortunately, the whole thing is marred by simplistic controls, cheesy animation and computer opponents that don't put up much of a fight. The groundwork is done, but Real Boxing comes up short of the KO!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Twelve years after first hitting the Game Boy Color, Toki Tori remains an easy game to recommend.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger isn’t a perfect game, it’s far from a bad one. While it is more of the same from the first game and you do have very limited resources, there’s actually quite a bit of strategy involved in how you use them. If you enjoyed the first game, you’ll enjoy this one. However, the $11 price tag might be a bit of a turn off for what equates to more of the same.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fast paced and hard hitting, Speedball 2 HD combines full contact sports with association football and comes out pretty well. Since this title has some flaws and lacks online multiplayer, it isn't going to win the top division, but it holds its own and is certainly fun to play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Join Oswald Mandus as he takes a harrowing journey through his creepy mansion. With its great presentation and well-written story, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs gets a lot right. Unfortunately, the game is marred by a lack of scares and puzzles that even a pig could solve.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A fun diversion for those quick commutes and / or times when you just want to kill a few minutes with a game. I keep going back after unlocking everything just to double-check my positions on the scoreboards, even if just for 5-10 minutes a day. That is a good sign!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Disney's Magical World is a pretty decent pick up for anyone burned out on Animal Crossing. The gameplay styles differ enough to make them stand out as two separate titles, but Magical World has a slight leg up on the competition.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It makes a terrible first impression, but #killallzombies ultimately proves to be worth your time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There were times I wanted to root for Goodbye Deponia, and there were times I wanted to, well, say goodbye to all of it. Deponia happens to miss almost all of my laugh bases with its self-aggrandizing jibs and jabs, but that doesn't mean its puzzles and gameplay mechanics fail. It's confident and consistent in its tone, even if its tone isn't laughable when it should be, which means its drama is off-kilter when it shouldn't be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Harold is one of those games where if you don’t like steep difficulty curves, you’ll likely want to stay away from it. If you can get past that though, Harold does provide a pretty good challenge even in the early going and really tests your reflexes as the races get harder and you have to multitask even more obstacles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Tomodachi Life isn’t for everyone, but it's still a fun game that can also be enjoyed in short bursts when pressed for time.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Kinect Sports Rivals is a great leap forward for the series but it still shows the shortcomings of the Kinect technology.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Oozi: Earth Adventure is an enjoyable adventure that really conjures up memories of classic platformers from the 8-bit and 16-bit days. It is simple and accessible which is a nice change of pace in today's market. Unfortunately however, that fact may turn the more "diehard" gamers off. Don't expect incredible depth here, just simple fun that can be enjoyed by gamers of all ages.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A fun concept and addictive gameplay cannot make up for an overly short single-player campaign and a lack of variety. Z-Run has all the right elements, but is over far too quickly. On the other hand, I cannot deny having a great time running through the urban wasteland dodging zombies.