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 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 0 Stronghold 3
Score distribution:
2,259 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the coolest things is how many airplanes there are flailing around in huge dog fights. At any time there could be 10 or more planes swirling around shooting at each other, and if you don't keep an eye out, at you.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    From the moment you turn the game on it's clear that Hot Pixel wants to be the next Wario Ware. Unfortunately the game is never quite as good as what Nintendo was able to do four years ago, which is a real shame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's most certainly a step up from the old DS titles, but Naruto: Powerful Shippuden doesn't quite have the depth to make it really stand out amongst other brawlers out there. Hopefully future titles can build off the good base they've got.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games isn’t all that bad, but it’s not great either. The controls for a lot of the events are iffy at best, but there are events that are still enjoyable, especially the Dream Events. This is one where I’d check out the demo or rent it first to see if you like it before plunking down $50 for it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I think this game will appear to WWII or history buffs, real-time strategy fans, and anyone with a strong patriotic streak.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The theme is finger-lickin' good from its campy standpoint, but the deliberately-paced action, puzzled AI, glass-ceiling scenarios, and sometimes-brilliant/always-limiting Army Controller will leave any Kid at Heart hoping for better functionality of all the small things.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Front Mission is available in stores now and carries a higher price tag than most titles, which for this series is a bitter pill to swallow since the game uses dated graphics and has not really done anything to improve upon the twelve year old experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some truly original elements in Demonicon's world and narrative that unfortunately are too brief and few overall. At its current price, The Dark Eye - Demonicon can only be recommended once it goes on sale or enters the bargain bin.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's unfair to call this game a beta, but with so many modes missing, even though some will be patched in, it doesn't feel like a completed product. The hardcore NHL fans will pick this up, but casual players may want to wait it out and see if EA can patch in some of the features that this game desperately needs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'll find the solid arcade golf game you've been looking for, but not a whole lot more.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the kind of game that is perfect for the PS Vita, as it works in both short and long sessions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sound design is bad, Plan 9 From Outer Space Bad, meaning that it's so bad to the point that it's unintentionally hilarious. Without a doubt, this is the most memorable soundtrack of the year, but for all the wrong reasons.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some minor bugs and level design issues keep Beatbuddy from being a great title. It's worth checking out for those who want to try something different, and if you're a fan of Austin Wintory's music, his song alone is worth the price of admission.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Urban Trial Freestyle provides a reasonable amount of fun at a reasonable price. It's easy to learn but hard to master, leading to a few hours of enjoyably challenging play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lumines on the Xbox 360 is just as much fun as it was on the PSP, but due to its high price tag and awkward control scheme it just doesn't feel like much of a bargain. If you don't mind paying $15 for an incomplete version of this puzzle game then you will end up having hours of fun trying to beat your high score.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even for those not willing to hop into gaming's "kiddy pool," come on in: the water's fine.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Going very fast is that Flash's whole point, and luckily his standout game gets the idea right. The combat is designed around that premise and works well. Beneath the flashy exterior, however, this game is a typical beat-em-up, for better or worse.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After the success of MotoGP 14, MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame left me cold. While the racing mechanics are fine, the boring progression is made worse by a number of questionable design decisions. Worse yet, none of the real world tracks stand out and the graphics aren't very good for a PlayStation 4 game. MXGP is a big disappointment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FlOw is a unique little adventure that rewards players for investing in its world, but if it doesn't pull you in quick, its short length and repetitive gameplay will make for a forgetful experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a mostly solid magnetic riff on the game-concept set forth by Portal all those years ago, but a handful of design missteps, including one giant fundamental goof-up, work overtime holding it back.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lost Planet 3 has positive elements that a player can truly enjoy. The surprisingly deep storyline and character depth can make up for some of the flaws in the gameplay systems, but dull and repetitive battles make this title nothing more than average.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Construction Simulator 2015 provides an entertaining and polished gameplay experience for those gamers that can stick through the introductory hours. However, those gamers looking for immediately accessible gameplay and instant gratification should look elsewhere for their next simulation game.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a game that left a lot to be desired. It's a mixed bag of good and bad, with the good being the graphics and basic controls and the bad being everything having to do with the Kinect controls. I know that developers want to utilize the Kinect, but it really should be limited to optional usage in a game like this.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Forge is an ambitious mixture of genres--PVP and team FPS--but it's not polished enough and doesn't have quite enough content to work completely yet. Dark Vale has their work cut out for them making Forge a complete and intuitive experience, but the potential is there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's Animal Crossing through and through. Though New Leaf doesn't add a whole lot of 'new' stuff, it is still an enjoyable experience, just watch out for that troublesome 3DS battery life.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a dedicated Destiny player, I have been happy with the new content included in The Dark Below, but find myself hoping for a bit more variation in future content. I can’t imagine that anyone other than the hardcore fanbase will find value in this expansion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My bottom line is that the FSX Acceleration expansion pack is worth getting for the improvements to the infrastructure (carrier operations, Reno air racing), but that better add-on airplanes are available elsewhere. Which, now that I think about it, is pretty much how I felt about Flight Simulator X too.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the animated movie will have a lot of fun with this game, especially if they're wanting to relive some of their favorite moments from the film. While this is hardly groundbreaking stuff, as a kids' game the Bee Movie Game is definitely enjoyable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Salvo! is fun, but I just didn’t become hooked. I can see this appealing a lot more to those interested in historical naval combat, but for me it just wasn’t enough to keep my attention for more than a handful of hours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can’t expect too much from a pack-in game, and Wii Sports is no exception. While it’s true that you will probably have a good time with one or two of the activities presented on this disc, it’s just as likely that you’ll get bored of them after only a few plays and never touch them again.