Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,697 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 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Lowest review score: 0 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix
Score distribution:
2697 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is a multiplayer game first and a single-player game second. This is a daring twist on a tried and true franchise, one that may split a lot of gamers. The good news is that this experiment mostly works, even if it comes at the expense of a proper single-player mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Cubixx shows Taito how to make the next generation in Qix. While this is hardly the most original game of the year, I found the simple gameplay and solid presentation appealing. Best of all, the game is only a few bucks!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    8-Bit Is Enough is a surprisingly slow-to-start but satisfying capstone to an eclectic first season for Homestar Runner and friends.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Zooo isn't the deepest or flashiest puzzle game, but it gets the job done with a pleasing aesthetic style and solid, pick-up-and-play dynamics. Kids and adults will like this one for its simplistic appearance and deceptively challenging gameplay.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fans of the anime will absolutely love Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage. Other gamers may not love the game quite as much but will find a solid and enjoyable adventure from start to finish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Golden Abyss delivers a solid action game full of large scale shoot outs and climbing. Sadly, this Sony Bend developed launch title is marred by a lack of variety in the environments and too many tacked-on mini-games. It may not be as ambitious as Uncharted 3, but Golden Abyss is yet another worthwhile chapter in Nathan Drake's increasingly travelogue.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Burnout Crash is a proper multiplayer mode away from being most enjoyable downloadable title I've ever played.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Undisputed does the fighting genre justice with its slick visuals, solid gameplay, and its abundance of content gives gamers plenty to do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Midnight Club: Los Angeles isn't without a few problems, including a steep learning curve, unfair artificial intelligence and a lack of originality. However, that shouldn't keep you from having a great time as you race around one of the best looking recreations of Los Angeles I have ever seen!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is a fun game, especially with the armor system they implemented.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If Splatterhouse has caught your interest you should give it a rent. It's a solid action game with an interesting story and a lot of blood. There's enough content to justify a purchase, if you like the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid, well written game that's bit on the production values. It's a little on the short side but it does serve as a nice warm up for the next game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although plagued by balance and control issues, COP the Recruit is ambitious in its depth and groundbreaking in its technology. The easily frustrated might want to skip this game, but for experienced gamers looking for a challenge, COP offers a lengthy experience and hardcore difficulty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With the easily accessible Arcade mode and the great degree of customization of the difficulty level in the more complex Simulator mode, SBK X will appeal to rank amateurs and devoted motorcycle racing fans alike. It provides a reasonably accurate representation of high-end motorcycle racing (probably) feels like.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it's easy to compare it to Capcom's 1989 hit Strider, Moon Diver certainly stands on its own. The game does suffer from repetitive gameplay and a bit too much grinding, but the fact-paced action and four-player mode more than makes up for the shortcomings!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Seems to take too much from too many other real-time strategy games, and fails to capitalize and to create its own niche.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fans of both old school shooters and 2D beat-em-ups will fall in love with the merging of these two genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's suffering from some of the worst performance issues of all time, it's not the best looking game, the story sucks and the hero is pretty lame. But if you can look past those shortcomings you will find that The Last Remnant has a lot to offer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It may look and feel like Lemmings, but Atari's newest puzzler has a number of tricks up its sleeve.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The single-player is a complete write-off, but the multi-player crowd will find a lot to like in Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    F.E.A.R 2 is a great game to experience, but repetitive gameplay keeps it from achieving classic status.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun, if not terribly challenging, pulp adventure title. The brief ride is enjoyable the entire time, and a solid pick for fans of the genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With its unique game play and memorable characters, Juka and the Monophonic Menace is just interesting enough for me to recommend.
    • 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!
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The motion controls actually feel like they were thought out, not just slapped on, and they work much better than "Red Steel."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    After two years of nothing but rocky seas, Puzzle Quest 2 manages to right the ship and correct the course.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A neat little fantasy-themed side-scroller with a clever three-characters-in-one twist. A bit short, but the puzzles are clever, the graphics are gorgeous, and the gameplay is solid.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mushroom Men’s charm and character make it much more than the sum of its parts. In spite of its flaws, I highly recommend it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Metallica is certainly better than its Aerosmith counterpart, but it still misses the point of the Guitar Hero franchise.

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