Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,685 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% 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 NHL 10
Lowest review score: 0 AMY
Score distribution:
2685 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The Legend of Kage 2 may not be the perfect 16-bit revival, but it's definitely worth checking out for those who love fast-paced ninja platforming action!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Aerosmith is exactly what you think it is, a Guitar Hero game with way too much Aerosmith. If that's your cup of tea then you're probably going to get a kick out of this game, but everybody else should avoid this like the plague.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Nitro has a lot of solid content, good production values and a large quantity of customization for a DS game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Excitebike: World Rally is a really good example of how to take a classic, simple game and bring it into the modern era.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DuckTales Remastered looks great, but WayForward's tinkering has led to a disappointing remake. What used to be a simple story about an adventurous duck has suddenly become the type of long-winded story Hideo Kojima would be proud of.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As much as I wanted to go back to Rapture, Burial at Sea is short on story and simplistic in the missions available. It is still good to see some familiar sights being powered by the Unreal Engine 3. Hopefully, the second part of Burial at Sea can help tie up a few things and improve upon the first.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Vertical Drop Heroes is a really solid game. While there are a couple of things I could (and did) nitpick, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. If you're looking for a fun and slightly different type of RPG that you can easily play in spurts, definitely give this one a go.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Glitchy Pixel's new game proves once and for all that it's more fun to be the ghost.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coming from a series newbie, Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls/Bony Spirits is an enjoyable game, but there were a couple of things that surprised me. The mostly-automated battles confused me at first as I wasn’t expecting it, but I did get the hang of it over time. I just wish the user had more input during them other than healing and Soultimate moves, but other than that and the tedium of befriending Yo-kai, fans of the original game should enjoy the second outing as well.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rezrog is essentially the “miniatures on a grid” portion of Dungeons & Dragons so to speak and I enjoy that. However, the early going can be tedious as you learn the game’s mechanics and some frustration may set in until you start to get your characters leveled up. This is definitely a game where strategy must be employed to survive without getting your heroes captured, but if you stick with it long enough you’ll find an enjoyable experience that tabletop RPG fans will likely enjoy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Much as its title may suggest, Lollipop Chainsaw is a sweet confection of a game. It's an enjoyable experience, but ultimately hollow. Unlike the lollipops that Juliet sucks on, Lollipop Chainsaw won't make you fat, as it has almost no fat to speak of. It's a lean game predicated on replay value instead of an epic story and/or brilliant gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It's not a perfect game by any means but the Bourne Conspiracy is a great start for a new franchise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While not as fully realized as its Xbox 360/PS3 counterpart, Skate It proves to be enough fun to recommend ... but only if you're willing to put the time in to get over the mountainous learning curve!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is enjoyable but rather easy, even in later stages.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sound design is bad, Plan 9 From Outer Space Bad, meaning that it's so bad to the point that it's unintentionally hilarious. Without a doubt, this is the most memorable soundtrack of the year, but for all the wrong reasons.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    n-Space takes the rather generic framework of Blood Stone and turns it into a thrilling Bond experience, through gameplay innovation and old fashioned ingenuity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the execution misses in a few areas, Magrunner is a fun game that's worth your time if you're looking for an action-puzzle game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not terribly original, Voodoo Vince is so irreverent and fun to play that it's worth looking into for anybody with an Xbox One.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Life in space is probably not easy, so it's no surprise that there is a distinctly tough learning curve in Evochron Mercenary. Those with enough interest and diligence to stick with it, though, will be rewarded with deep, unfettered space sandbox game play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sacred 2 is an excellent game that excels in many aspects while not doing anything terribly new or innovative for the genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being a little over the top at times, violence-wise, Mother Russia Bleeds is a fantastic brawler at it’s core. Addicting gameplay with a classic look, this one should keep you and your friends entertained time and time again, just like the classic beat’em ups of the past.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The first glance at Democracy 3 can cause an immediate "it's too complicated" reaction, but the well-designed interface enables a fairly quick understanding of how to manage the policies required to create your own personal political utopia. For those that are into this kind of thing, Democracy 3 is a great way to test pet political theories in a (mostly) consequence-free way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It might not be the flashiest or most original movie tie-in game, but Shrek the Third does its job and uses the DS’s abilities for a fun and creative experience. Older players might not be too interested, but this game is good for younger kids who liked the movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Beyond: Two Souls is a beautiful and well-crafted interactive experience that is encumbered by some odd writing and questionable game-design decisions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroine's Infinite Duel is definitely an above average title. It's a shame that cutting corners in a few key places (like the online play menus, and the lack of a good combo training mode) really cheapens the experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately it's not a bad game, I kept playing and I enjoyed myself. I just question whether it really should have been made. The open world is beautiful but it doesn't set the stage for a Tom Clancy adventure, and this Tom Clancy game is too repetitive to carry an open world on it's own. The gunplay itself when you do engage is solid, and there is plenty of weapons and customization options of that armament to tailor to your own style. Its weakest moments come in between missions, as traversing the landscape by anything other than a helicopter becomes a burden. However if you have a helo, taking in the Bolivian sunset and you swoop down skimming the surface of a river is reminiscent of a modern day Apocalypse Now. That is a tremendous little moment of satisfaction, but it doesn't carry a whole game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Alice: Madness Returns certainly has its flaws - the least of which is pacing - but the experience of exploring the slowly-deteriorating mind of Alice Liddell in the imaginative and dark world of Wonderland is worth putting up with them for.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is another entry in this long running franchise, and it feels like it's been running for a bit too long now. It's not a bad game by any means, it's just starting to really show its age, and the minor tweaks aren't quite keeping up in keeping the game fresh. But for the series newbies there's no better place to start.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Hydrophobia Prophecy is the best version of the game released to date but that isn't really saying much. The game itself is an average platforming adventure that just happens to ride on the tails of an incredible liquid physics engine. Those physics stand out on their own, but when combined with the mediocrity of everything else, the entire package comes down to an average-at-best level.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Atelier Annie is possibly the most fun and accessible entry of the Atelier titles released in the West. The RPG combat isn’t memorable, but the simulation aspects that make up most of the gameplay will keep you coming back for longer than you expect.

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