Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,156 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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
2,156 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, Out of the Park '13 made a few improvements over its predecessor, but the meat of the game is pretty much the same game, which is actually a good thing. If you already have Out of the Park '12, $39.99 might be too much for a few visual and AI improvements. If you don't have a prior OOTP game, OOTP13, much like last year's game, is an excellent baseball management simulator.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A rich, vibrant, and very accurate view into what it really takes to successfully race in America’s favorite racing league.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Soulcalibur 4 has its flaws, awful writing and stilted dialogue, but it is also the essential fighting game of the summer, if not the entire year. Well-balanced characters and endless customization will keep you coming back for more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you let yourself become engulfed in the world and take your imagination for the ride, you'll dive into one of the deepest and richest experiences ever. If you ask too much from the game you'll find yourself sorely disappointed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Forza: Horizon turns away from the down-in-the-weeds realism of previous versions to provide a more approachable ride. It's chock full of things to do and races to run, but even just driving through the spectacular countryside provides hours of enjoyment. While it's not strong in innovation in the genre, it does a respectable job of maintaining the status quo.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Out of the Park Baseball 11 made many improvements to last year's already impressive simulation. With so many refinements that make it a better experience, it's a no-brainer for those looking for a baseball simulation game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Arguably the best racing sim ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I haven’t played an RPG this good since "Dark Cloud 2." It’s so polished and ingenious that it’s a wonder that Midway hasn’t put more marketing muscle behind it. Make no mistake, this is the best RPG to come out this year and may very well be the best RPG to come out for quite some time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Live’s game is purely offensive with little regard for defense or fundamentals anything else. And like Carmello, its severely overpriced and offers very little in return.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Smash Bros for 3DS is a solid polish of everything that made Brawl great, but faster, tighter and with even more content.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This Special Edition XBLA release features stunning graphics, improved controls and brand new voice actors. Unfortunately it didn't fix some of the game's faults. But even with its imperfections, LeChuck's Revenge is an adventure worth going on!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dark Souls makes me sad and I don't mean because of its grueling difficulty.. Don't get me wrong, the game itself is an awesome experience but there are some serious, yet simple, roadblocks to overcome in order to enjoy it on the PC and quite frankly, that is unacceptable in today's day and age. PC gamers deserve better than this and this experience could easily have been much, much better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you like the three-dimensional shift or not, there's enough content in Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions to warrant a look.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Chariots of the Dogs is great on so many levels, from its fantastic time traveling plotline to all of its great pop-culture references.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Having never played a Persona RPG, I enjoyed Persona Q: Shadow of the Layrinth. The fact that it resembles the Etrian Odyssey series in terms of gameplay is a plus and as a person new to the Persona series, I feel that this is another solid RPG from Atlus.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It doesn't matter if you're a longtime fan of the series or picking up the fake plastic guitar for the first time, Guitar Hero 5 has something for everybody.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's a lot in The Wolf Among Us for Fables fans to get excited about. And if you're new to the series, it's just as good an introduction as reading the first tradeback. I enjoyed 'Faith' so much that I did two run-throughs in one sitting, and I can't wait to see where my decisions lead in the next episode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy is a devilishly clever mix of Castlevania and Spelunky. No matter how many times they die, players will never grow tired of the large variety of characters and classes, as well as a world that changes with every play. While great on all systems, it really shines as a portable action game. This is one roguelike that is hard to put down.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A solid expansion for continuously strong series. Although the campaign is a touch short, there's a lot of fun for the entire ride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A solid puzzle/adventure hybrid that is a lot more complex and difficult than it appears. This is a great alternative to the brain games and a must have for those who like to use their heard for more than a hat rack.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you hate sadness and heartache, then Long Road Ahead is not for you. This is a journey fraught with triumphs and setbacks, often happening simultaneously. This is yet another strong episode that reinforces my opinion that The Walking Dead is one of the best games of the year!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can overlook some control issues you’ll find quite a lot of game play that will have you going for months to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Rising is an action-packed romp through a mall full of zombies. If that's not a recipe for a good time then you've never mowed down a group of zombies with an actual lawn mower!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darksiders II is an excellent launch game to test your Wii U. Its mixture of gameplay styles puts the console through its places and proves that the Wii U is well adapted to traditional games. Besides that, Darksiders II is an enormous adventure and the Wii U version even includes the first round of DLC on the disc, so if you've been holding out on Darksiders II, the Wii U version is the one to get.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Marvel Pinball: Civil War is a pretty fun table. It's unique in that it's based off a Marvel comic storyline from a few years back. I'm not big into Marvel comics, but that's a pretty interesting concept. If you're a fan of Marvel comics, pick this table up, and you can have a voice in the debate for superhero registration.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overall, Madden 08 is an impressive football game on the Xbox 360 and it serves as a step in the right direction for the franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as introductions go, Zer0 Sum gives us a hell of a welcome to Tales from the Borderlands.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Borderlands in its fullest and were hoping there was a way to extend the game-time without necessarily plunging into a second playthrough or a new character, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is just that continuation you were looking for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed 3 may not be flashy but it gets the job done by recreating the strategy and position game of real MMA matches along with the brutal punches and kicks. Despite an awful mini-game that decides the outcome of submission holds, once you start playing UFC Undisputed 3, it won't make you tap out anytime soon.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A surprising game, not just because it's one of the best games based on a movie, but because it manages to raise the bar on a genre that has been stuck in mud for over a decade.