Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,792 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 Bionic Commando Rearmed
Lowest review score: 0 Stronghold 3
Score distribution:
2792 game reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Elevator Action Deluxe doesn't break any new ground, but it is a loving homage to one of the earliest action games. Here you'll find fifty unique stages of platforming puzzles, tricky labyrinths and increasingly difficult enemies. Even if the visuals won't blow you away, the game retains the spark that made the 1983 arcade game so much fun!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Crysis is, hands down, the best FPS to hit the Xbox 360 since The Orange Box and its port of the complete Half-life 2 that came out in way back in 2004.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A surprise entry for one of my personal favorite games of 2011. Dungeon Defenders is a standout title that anyone who calls themselves a 'gamer' should own.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Thankfully short lived, X:Men: Destiny fails to capture the fun and excitement of the Marvel Universe.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The single player campaign finishes up the story nicely and there's a ton of replay value in mutiplayer mode. I'm in love with the new Beast mode and still thoroughly enjoy Horde mode with the new additions. Not much has changed up from the previous two games though in terms of gameplay and presentation, but it's still a fun game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    This is strictly a game for those who have run out of RTS games and have nothing to play until the Christmas games come out. There is probably ten bucks of gameplay in here, though.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Prepare to die! You might thing that Namco's newest role-playing game only exists to torment you. But look deeper and you'll discover that Dark Souls is one of the best adventure games in years. With an incredible amount epic boss battles, hundreds of hours of gameplay and a unique online interface, Dark Souls is one game you'll be thinking about for years to come!
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    White Knight Chronicles 2 maintains a lot of the problems that the first game had, and does little to address them. PS3 gamers are going to be left wanting in an already dry RPG landscape.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Burnout Crash is a proper multiplayer mode away from being most enjoyable downloadable title I've ever played.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Nuclear Dawn is a compelling combination of FPS and RTS elements that provide an unique experience among other online shooters. With an array of class customization and ability to control the battlefield as a commander, a trip to the war torn world of Nuclear Dawn is highly recommended.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Into the Darkness expansion for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is a must own for anyone who plays the base game. The additional decks, cards, and modes are all welcome additions to the game and only add to an already addictive base-game. The ability to play as the Archenemy in particular is something that is worth the price of admission alone although it makes you wonder why it wasn't the ability wasn't included in the base game back in June.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Rugby Challenge is a pleasant surprise in a crowded Fall release season. The game does a great job of both teaching players about the sport of Rugby and giving them a chance to virtually experience the hard-hitting action from the field. The polished presentation, excellent control mechanics, and robust amount of options create one of the best video game representations of a sport that I have seen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Wasteland Angel should be steered clear of primarily for its lack of both value and innovative gameplay. With the game lasting at most about 3 to 4 hours depending on difficulty and endurance to achieve better scores, your money can be spent better elsewhere on titles with more content.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A good-looking, accessible, charming city-builder. Not much new here from Tropico 3, but lots of potential for Tropico 5.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Giving the pets the same depth and personality options as your regular Sims is a welcome addition, however I am not sure that it is enough to draw in any new fans to the franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    F1 2011 shows improvement over its predecessor of last year in both polish and fidelity to the Formula 1 traveling circus, but might be too complicated for the F1 novice. Watching a few actual races first would help the novice get up to speed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    With a non-existent storyline and fledgling gameplay that hinges solely on the run and gun mechanic, Bodycount simply is not anywhere on the level of a top tier FPS. Add in the fact that there is flat out no multiplayer to speak of and you have a game that was on life support before it even released.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Rochard is a breath of fresh air for the PlayStation Network and the gaming industry as a whole. It is an original ideal filled with great puzzles and an entertaining sense of humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the game has a few flaws and I have some concerns with lost or broken toys and portals, I believe the game (with the help of an aggressive marketing campaign) will make this one of the hottest game/toy combinations this Holiday Season.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Guardian Heroes for the Xbox Live Arcade is a great addition to anyone's game library. The game still plays as well as I remember it 15 years ago and the improved visuals really bring it into the modern world. The revamped controls help to alleviate some of the aged gameplay mechanics but even those issues aside, the game still holds up surprisingly well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Burnout Crash is a fun little arcade-style action game marred by repetitive gameplay and simplistic graphics. Fans of the series may be confused by the new look, but the traditional crash mode gameplay is front and center. Fans going in looking for a traditional Burnout experience will be sorely disappointed!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This DLC is for those who're dedicated to the Dragon Age brand and that's about it. This short addition does a little to flesh out the Hawke story, but doesn't have the impressive scale that some previous Bioware DLC had.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With the PSP entering its twilight phase, ClaDun x2 is one of the last great games for the system. Even with the Vita on the horizon don't let this one pass you by.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A solid romp through the Great Divide and some answers given from Ulysses makes this a DLC to get for Fallout: New Vegas players. Some bad bugs crept up and Ulysses can be a little bit annoying in the way he talks. The story was a little disappointing, but not too bad. A little short and a little linear for those that like to wander and want a lot to explore.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    RAGE is easily one of the best games of 2011. The game is stunningly gorgeous, the gameplay is incredibly varied, and the entire experience is insanely addictive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a high-fidelity racing sim, TrackMania isn't for you. If you're looking for a way to express yourself with custom-designed race tracks without having to invest months of effort, this is the game you're looking for!
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Captain America: Super Soldier on the Wii isn't as bad as some people claim. While the combat is somewhat repetitive, the upgrades actually help you and the ability to counter attack is useful when surrounded. The graphics aren't anything special, but the gameplay somewhat makes up for it. This is probably one to rent first, but for $40, it's not that bad.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mommy's Best Games successfully translates Serious Sam's gameplay into the second dimension with Serious Sam Double D. As a retro but faithful take on the classic series this game is a must-buy for Serious Sam fans, and at only $8 it's a great deal for anyone looking for a solid old-school action game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dead Island is a mixed bag. While the game is filled with debilitating bugs and frustrating glitches, its addicting gameplay and immersive world keeps you coming back again and again despite those flaws. If given the proper post-release support from the developers, this game could easily be an A+ title and be in contention to be considered one of the best games of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Some may frown at the lack paltry selection of race tracks, but they'll have a blast playing through the game's lengthy campaign mode!

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