Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,774 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 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 0 AMY
Score distribution:
2774 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It's really a shame that a game like this suffers from the old bad port syndrome of stuttering graphics. The single player experience isn't too bad though but there's nothing here over the PC version that would make it a must buy for the 360.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    DiRT Showdown breaks new ground for the racing genre. New event types set it apart from other games in its field, but a lack of traditional aspects holds it back from extended player engagement. More tracks and vehicles would have provided a solid premise with the adrenaline rush it needs to maintain the excitement. The game modes don't prevent Showdown from becoming boring after only several hours in, so the thrills are short-lived.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    So no, developer Luxoflux didn't reinvent so much as renovate the battered and bruised movie-to-game tie-in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    With its confusing title and convoluted storyline, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days has a lot going against it. Throw in some terrible pacing issues, awkward control scheme, repeating levels, dull characters and a complete lack of Final Fantasy, and you have game that shouldn't work. Yet I often found myself having a good time with this good, albeit flawed, adventure game!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For a title that contains one of the things I absolutely loathe thanks to the flooding of the market, I have to say I’ve come away from this title enjoying a lot more than I thought.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Echoes in Time is as mediocre as you can get. Surely you can do better than this.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even for those not willing to hop into gaming's "kiddy pool," come on in: the water's fine.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A fun little strategy card game that should never have gone collectible . The Playstation Eye addition feels a bit gimmicky, as well. I’d enjoy this title with a complete card set, or even as a tabletop game, but the CCG-meets-clunky-Eye setup is a turnoff.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anomaly 2's singleplayer portion is basically identical to the first game, so if that was your jam, then by all means, go weapons free. If it wasn't your jam, then maybe the multiplayer will keep you interested.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    With so man other quality DS puzzle games out, only the Pokemon faithful should pick this one up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The single player campaign is a lot of fun with some great moments sprinkled in. It's really short though and some bugs crept into the product that made it a little annoying. MP Summary: Multiplayer looks good from what we've seen and could challenge Modern Warfare 2's throne if supported by EA and DICE over the long haul.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fighting is pretty straightforward, and once you get a few power-ups, even that becomes simply routine.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An OK effort for an Arkham game, Batman Arkham Origins feels too similar to Arkham City and there are a few game breaking bugs that prevent it from being worthy to stand with the other two.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While not the best “game” there is, this is one of the best displays of the latest Kinect technology. The move to digital is a great choice, as is giving you the ability to compile the soundtrack of your liking in the long run. There just needed to be a lot more meat on the bones of this meal, as well as the ability to get to the main course a bit quicker.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 2: Case West is a fun game, but the dull setting and lack of shopping makes this my least favorite installment yet.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The Escapists oozes charm, but due to the inherent nature of the game, it has a tendency to be boring. It takes a lot of patience to make your escape, and you'll spend a lot of your time waiting. This may be a turn off for some, but for others it may make that final escape all the more satisfying.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The potential is there, but this first episode is a mess.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ankh is a return to the days of graphic adventure. It offers a fast moving story with likeable characters and a good sense of humor. If only the game wasn't so short and easy it might actually be a worthy addition to your PC library.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Expeditions: Vikings is a fantastic role playing strategy game for those of us whom feel the need to raid and pillage. It creates an authentic social environment where traditions and customs and be enforced or forsaken, much like the gods and myths in the Norse universe. Its a bit clunky, and not very pretty, but neither were the Vikings. With a few more character portraits, and some spit and polish it could be a real gem for any gaming collection.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Some clever ideas wrapped in a lighthearted romp, Magicka partially collapses under its own weight of the innovative but overly-complex magic system.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past the occasional buggy-ness of it as well as the repetition, Capsized does have some appeal to it with its great visuals, sweet electronic music and gameplay that gives enough variety to carry you through its short campaign.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Gatling Gears has many faults that contribute to several bland qualities from indiscernible visual changes between levels to battles that feel repetitive and mundane. Setting up your own boundaries for challenge is one of the few intriguing elements to playing the dual-stick arcade shooter. That, and the gratification of temporarily overpowered weapons when power-ups are picked up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Super Cloudbuilt is a well-designed and challenging game that just needs some minor tweaking to be a major player. The story is just uninteresting and the rewards for completing the levels of the game are lousy. There is definitely enough here – 4 branches of 9 or so levels, plus a hoard of challenges – to keep a parkour person happy... just don’t look for a higher meaning.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a Dead Island enthusiast, zombie addict, or free running connoisseur, Dying Light is the game for you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Fans of the fighting game aspects of the Naruto franchise would do well to think it over before picking up Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. The combat is definitely the high point, but there isn't much beyond that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With a weak story, repetitive gameplay and a little too much backtracking, it's easy to become indifferent to Square Enix's newest portable role-playing game.
    • 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.

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