Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,155 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Mortal Kombat
Lowest review score: 0 Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
Score distribution:
2,155 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Plagued by the exact same issues that hampered its predecessor. There's a huge difference though, it’s the year 2005 now and people expect more out of their videogames.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    After you get past the glossy menus and the cutesy mascots you have what can best be described as an average track and field experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’ve played any of the previous Tenchu outings you have already seen most of what is in this game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When you get past the poor AI, the messy controls and the poor recreation of the sport, you have the foundation for a very decent hockey game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neopets tries to be the cute alternative to your basic dungeon hack, but thanks to some questionable development choices, a sluggish combat system and some truly boring level designs, it's a hard game to recommend to anybody.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that is a little more fun to play than it sounds simply due to the easy and fun game play. Unfortunately the graphics and story are weak. Also the same easy game play that makes it fun also makes this title quickly find its way to the bottom of your entertainment center drawer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gun
    Gun for the Xbox 360 plays well enough, and is a lot of fun, but simply not woth the money. No improvement in graphic quality on the 360 makes the PS2 or Xbox version a better buy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Star and the Crescent aims to be a detailed simulation of the Arab-Israeli wars down to the individual vehicle level. It succeeds, but at the cost of being so complex very few gamers will want to invest the time to learn it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Best in small doses, Dawn of Mana continues the downward trend in what really should be a flagship series after the strong start it received back in the SNES era.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This sparse port, severely lacking in extras or polish, is a collector’s item at most that may interest the older hardcore but the whippersnappers will be hard pressed to find it engaging.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    NBA Live 07 is an example of a game rushed to meet the deadline without paying any attention to quality. There are so many bugs in the game that any semblance of a basketball simulation is lost.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With instantly forgettable games, ugly graphics and the worst character designs of all time, Fuzion Frenzy 2 proves to be nothing more than a way to get achievement points!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 seems to have everything going for it, but thanks to a questionable control set-up, boring stories and annoying voice acting, it’s hard to recommend this newest fighting game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game does prove that a 3D fighting game can be done with the Wii's limited buttons...but only if the game is very simple with only one or two attack buttons.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wii Play is about the best reason to pick up an extra Wii remote, unless you have four already.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of making controlling your snowboarder easier, the Wii's new motion-sensing controls have made SSX much harder than it needs to be. What once was one of the best extreme sports franchises has been reduced to one of the most disappointing games of the year.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In playing this game, your humble reviewer found that at first, it was a lot of fun. After repeated butt-kicking (in which the reviewer was the kickee) some of the bloom came off the rose. Thoughts started wandering through the reviewer’s head. The (few) non-sexual ones included: “I’d bet this would be more fun in multi-player”, “This might make a good gift for somebody new to RTSs”, “Do I really need another WW2 RTS?”, and “I’m hungry”.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a spin-off series Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam has a lot of potential, too bad most of it is wasted on this ultimately forgettable PlayStation 2 game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As much as I enjoy all things Final Fantasy, I find it hard to recommend this version of the game. It has already been released on two other consoles, and the game play has not been changed at all.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    High on visual appeal, good for first-time city-builders; low on challenge, long-term playability.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Spiderman Friend or Foe is obviously an attempt to cash in on the holiday rush. It doesn’t have the variety necessary to keep anyone playing for long, and the presentation is average at best.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis is a real mixed bag; on one hand the game's sound and structure is sound, but it's hard to get over the poor play mechanics and the disappointing graphics.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brunswick Pro Bowling had the potential to be one of the best bowling games of all time; it has a deep single-player career mode, good graphics and enough locations to keep you from getting bored. Unfortunately this game is marred by the poor control and unforgiving difficulty level.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Build a Bear Workshop captures the magic of actually building the bear, but after that the game mostly falls flat.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As far as racing games with only one track goes, Indianapolis 500 Legends isn't half bad. Unfortunately its limited scope makes it difficult to recommend over some of the better racing games on the console.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Adults will hate the characters so much they'll probably never get past the second world, whereas the children will be turned off by the games dark look and steep challenge (especially towards the end).
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Spy vs. Spy continues Vicious Cycles' tradition of graphically strong games that lack solid game play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A messy experience that just isn't any fun. The graphics look fine and the control is generally pretty good, but you've been here before with far better games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It features great graphics and a nice variety of levels, but it's hard not to be concerned by the lack of value.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    I think there’s a decent game hiding somewhere in the unfinished code that is Dungeon Lords, but I just can’t be certain. Unfortunately, I must review a game “as is”, and “as is” right now just isn’t very good.