Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,667 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 AMY
Score distribution:
2667 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    From a visual standpoint Sudeki is pretty much a letdown. Being that it was an Xbox exclusive, we were expecting the game to take advantage of the advanced hardware architecture. With the exception of some neat lighting and particle effects, it looks like a pretty basic PlayStation 2 title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cloudbuilt is in no way a bad game, but it does have its flaws; the worst of which are the controls and difficulty curve. If you can get past those, though, you'll find a fairly decent and fun game in a genre that doesn't see a lot of entries. If speed running is your thing, definitely give this one a shot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Max: Curse of the Brotherhood is a decent platformer with fun gameplay and a variety of puzzles for you to solve.
    • 72 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For a game with roots in some of the greats of the past its sad but not surprising that Wolfenstein is nothing but a generic FPS with nothing particularly unique to offer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Sky Fortress cranks up Just Cause 3’s bombastic effects more, if that were even possible. The addition of the jetpack wingsuit and Bavarium rifle make a video game-y video game even gamier. They change up the game enough—and in enough good ways—that I wouldn’t want to give back the new toys.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Join Oswald Mandus as he takes a harrowing journey through his creepy mansion. With its great presentation and well-written story, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs gets a lot right. Unfortunately, the game is marred by a lack of scares and puzzles that even a pig could solve.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is best recommended to only the truly dedicated fans of the Games Workshop created universe.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    When it comes to RPGs, FORCED is a pretty good game in general. The way the game works is different than other games in the genre and the mechanics are fun to play with (especially the different weapons), but the game just feels more geared towards co-op play and doesn’t seem as much fun when going solo.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Completely overshadowed by the competition's new hardware, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock doesn't quite bring the house down. It's marred by a controversial selection of songs and no real innovations. The 93 songs will keep players busy for away, but it's hard not to think of this as yet another extension of Guitar Hero 5.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    An expansion pack that offers nothing new or innovative to the quirky and innovative original. A decent pick for those who just couldn’t get enough of Perimeter, but those unfamiliar with the original might be in for more than they can handle.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    With its unique art style and creative puzzles, there's a lot to like about Axel & Pixel. Unfortunately it's marred by a short run time and puzzles that can be easily solved without using any tips.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A decent-enough fantasy action-RPG, Divinity II: Ego Draconis misses the mark a few times too many.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good time passer, imprint-X is worth its reasonable price but isn’t a bastion of breathtaking gameplay. It has its flaws, many notable but none game ruining. Despite that, it definitely requires some brainpower. Don’t expect to be enraptured by days of scintillating gameplay, but also don’t expect to breeze through it on your first try.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A fun diversion for those quick commutes and / or times when you just want to kill a few minutes with a game. I keep going back after unlocking everything just to double-check my positions on the scoreboards, even if just for 5-10 minutes a day. That is a good sign!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Magicka 2 is a stellar adventure as long as you have friends along for the ride. The mechanics of the spellcasting system and the gameplay in general are tuned perfectly for multiple wizards, however flying solo will only bring you frustration and fits of rage.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Violent, absurd, and even a little fun--Shank 2 is a decent enough way to kill a few hours' time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    In almost every way Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades is exactly like the original. It still hurts your hand, has tinny audio and doesn't feel quite right.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    This casual RPG hybrid hits more often than it misses. Besides, it's almost worth it just to use the term "slot-machine RPG" in conversation...
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Tembo feels like a badass-tribute to Sonic the Hedgehog. It should have taken a few more pages out of the Blue Blur’s playbook though in order to create a more complete experience that honored Sonic’s legacy with consistent gameplay that focused on its strengths rather than constantly shining a spotlight on its weaknesses.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Rogue is a good chapter in the Assassin's Creed body of work. Good but not great. Nor is it definitive. Without multiplayer, it's not even a standalone product as far as the series is concerned. But the story of institutional betrayal, severed friendships, and broken mentors is a worthy tale.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you haven't played any of the Dead Rising games before this is absolutely a great collection to pick up as you get three great games that provide hours of fun. If you have played these games before then you might not find any need to return to them as these are the exact same games that were released years ago except with updated visuals.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite a gorgeous art style and good attempt at RPG progression, both the gameplay and interface are just too clunky to make Dungeon Punks stand out from the crowd.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Disney's Magical World is a pretty decent pick up for anyone burned out on Animal Crossing. The gameplay styles differ enough to make them stand out as two separate titles, but Magical World has a slight leg up on the competition.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A failed epic, DarkStar One refuses to dig into the depths inherent to the sci-fi genre, and largely comes up with what they aimed for: A cheaply fun but ultimately shallow, forgettable experience. The graphics taste great, but the gameplay is less filling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This expansion adds some welcome content for China and Japan, but is primarily just a collection of minor enhancements and tweaks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that's bloated beyond necessity, thanks to a terrible design decision, Tales of Xillia 2 does a few things to address the flaws of the first title—and then completely runs that progress into a brick wall. Multiple times.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The real niche for MoE is as a more-sophisticated “Total War” for multiplayer fans. The online player looking for a game with substance at a reasonable price will like this game. The usual hardcore crowd would be better served to wait for "Europa Universalis IV".