Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,098 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 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
2,098 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The missions themselves are excellent and the writing behind the game is remarkable (even surpassing most of the movies).
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An incredibly fun and addictive addition to the Civilization franchise. Civilization IV brings back everything that makes this series great, and adds enough innovation to keep things fresh and approachable for both veteran and newcomer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Despite having an online mode that disappoints in nearly every respect, Smash Bros Brawl gets everything else right.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Simply an awesome game that really takes the WWII RTS to a new standard. Just make sure you have a nice machine to run the game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game does suffer from too many touch screen mini-games and a slightly outdated look, but those problems are easy to overlook when the product turns out to be this good!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is an incredible game, from top to bottom.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I wouldn’t hesitate to say that it’s the best pure online FPS ever made.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World takes the excellent gameplay from its 3DS predecessor and expands upon it with 4-player co-op, new gameplay and even more creative levels. Mario's first 3D, HD adventure is bar none the best game on Wii U right now and the console's undisputed killer app. Whether played solo or with friends, it is a master class of platformer design and more importantly, one hell of a good time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Braid is an absolute masterpiece, from beginning to end.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War II manages to improve on nearly every element of the original game, something that seems unbelievable given the quality of the first title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A triumphant return to the StarCraft universe, Wings of Liberty offers up old-school RTS goodness in one of the most solid RTS titles in years.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's updated graphics, awesome animation, and great fighting makes Street Fighter IV a great pick up.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Persona 4 Golden has easily justified the purchase of the Vita. It may be a rerelease of a game from 2008, but with the amount of additional content thrown in, it feels like a fresh new game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    AI is very hit or miss but because this game is more dependant on your actions rather than your enemies, it becomes serviceable in the end.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Simply one of the best games to come out.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's a tremendous amount of replay value here as well so you'll really want to play it over and over again. Fallout 3 is worth the wait and it's not surprising that Bethesda has done it again.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Pick up this game and round up some friends—Gears of War 2 is this year’s multiplayer experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 is a good, solid musical game and those with the past two along with some good amount of DLC will really enjoy it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the end of Shepard's story. What does that mean to you? For me, it means the end of one of the best video game and science fiction franchises ever. The final scenes take a decidedly classic sci-fi turn that surely won't make everyone happy, but that was never a real option. Instead it maintains BioWare's unique vision and approach toward game development. Regardless of the rest of it, that makes Mass Effect 3 a rousing success.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    And best of all, in this time of graphical resource-hogging, you don’t need a machine built by God to enjoy it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 is a complete package that does everything well. From the intense single player campaign to the fun multiplayer options, the game's got it all.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fans of the God of War series will eat this up. It's violent, visceral, and truly an epic game in both presentation and action.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Downloadable content, cleaned up graphics, and new songs makes this a nice buy for Xbox 360 owners.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even with some control and difficulty issues, Uncharted 3 tells a fantastic story and has graphics and gameplay to match. You can do no wrong in picking up Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While not as solid as a single-player game, the game's multi-player experience is better than just about anything else released this year. You must buy Rock Band ... and then you must rock!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza is quite likely to be the pinnacle of racing sims available on today's Xbox, and certainly demonstrates the level of quality and realism that we can expect from the next generation of consoles.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell is such a departure from the humdrum that I can’t help but get sucked into it. It’s a meaty game with a LOT of content, and all of it has a sense of realism that is unmatched.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers everything you could possibly want in a role-playing game; it has a deep story, a ton of quests, great graphics and a brand new combat system. It's one of the few games where you can actually say that it's well worth the wait!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In a move that shows that the designers had far too much free time on their hands, each of the bobble head dolls can be manipulated and bobbled, just like in real life. Hell, I'd pay $20 for this aspect alone.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A constantly impressive element is the rousing speech your general hollers before a battle.