Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,610 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Colors! 3D
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
2610 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There is a substantial amount of content in Skyrim and while it's easy to nitpick on all the flaws present, Bethesda has still delivered a product that even a jaded gamer like myself can still be awestruck by.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's definitely one of the premier titles right now on the PlayStation 3.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're weary of last holiday's high profile first person shooters and their endless hype, Serious Sam 3's endless enemies and endless ammo are the perfect antidote. The single player campaign is a rush that rarely lets up, and it gets awesomely insane when you play it in co-op with some friends. If you missed Sam 3 over the holidays, you owe it to yourself to pick it up now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Anyone that is a fan of the Marvel characters or pinball in general will love Pinball FX II and specifically the Marvel Pinball table pack. While either piece alone is enough to satisfy someone, if you love both Marvel and pinball, you will be in heaven…
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Top Spin 4 is a return to prominence for the series. New players and veteran players both can feel comfortable with the changes to gameplay that 2K Czech has built into this latest tennis effort. The improvements easily outweigh the flaws and this game is the best tennis simulation to arrive in years and the best overall tennis video game since the original Virtua Tennis.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    At $40, it's definitely worth your money even if you bought the previous game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack may look like an unassuming LocoRoco rip-off, but in actuality it's Katamari Damacy with a demented undercurrent. This quirky platformer basks in the glory of 1950s science fiction films; all while offering a solid action/puzzler that feels right at home on the PS Vita!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After conquering Sam & Max, Monkey Island and Back to the Future, Telltale is ready to prove that they know a thing or two about zombies. If A New Day is any indication, then The Walking Dead game is going to be the must-play zombie game of the year. Stylish visuals accompany a well written adventure full of memorable characters and genuine scares!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not always about the adventure you go on, but sometimes it's the way the story is told. Bastion weaves an incredible story that goes places I wasn't expecting. The game's narrations are unlike anything I've experienced before; improving what could have been an otherwise mediocre dungeon crawler. With some clever twists and turns, Bastion stays interesting from beginning to end!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a fun rally racing game that leans more toward arcade action than driving simulation. Newcomers will find it easy to get into and advanced players will enjoy multiplayer. The graphics and in-game presentation are well done.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's not much to say in summary other than "It's a bargain!"
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Instead of standing in the original GoldenEye's shadow, Eurocom has created a brand new game that is just as compelling and addictive as the original.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Transformers, this is one I'd recommend.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Origins is an excellent RPG with a great story, an awesome combat experience and definite replayability points.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're one of those gamers who didn't pick the game up on one of the two portable systems earlier in the year, then this Xbox Live Arcade version is a must-buy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    CastleStorm is insanely addictive and a ton of fun.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    SFxT is the fighting game to have at the moment. Its deep gameplay and a huge variety of modes will keep fighting fans busy both online and off for a long, long time. If Capcom could have addressed some of the sound problems that exist online and supplement the inability to see the various endings and movies you experience, this could have been the perfect fighting game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Peter Molyneux has earned a standing ovation for realizing his magnum opus, with Fable II serving as the pinnacle of his body of work, and a high-water mark for player-concocted storytelling in a role-playing game.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There are some control and camera problems that occasionally pop up, but they don't spoil the overall experience. The levels are huge and diverse, the boss encounters are imaginative and larger-than-life, and the presentation is solid. I had a blast and don't see a reason why anyone would want to miss it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The next iteration of Activision's Call of Duty series, Call of Duty 3 for the Xbox, wrings the last dregs of capability from the Xbox aging console and satisfyingly delivers on the promise of an upgraded "Call of Duty 2."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're looking for classic FPS action it doesn't get better than Perfect Dark. This game is already bursting with content and the addition of new graphics, controls and online play make it better than ever before.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you like baseball and a challenge, Out of the Park Baseball 10 will be your game of choice. Getting past the initial difficulty rewards the player in a way that few other games can.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The guilty-pleasure, fast-food champion of MMO gaming has expanded their menu, upgraded their sides, and supersized everything on your tray. Eat up.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It may be the least hyped part of the Orange Box but Portal is a strong addition to the lineup and really stands out on its own.
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    • 91 Critic Score
    Buy two. If you buy one for the casual gamer in your life you will just end up fighting over it. For the sake of your friends and loved ones, I beg you, buy two.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You may think I'm crazy, but Pinball Hall of Fame: The William Collection is easily one of the best games on the Wii.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you already have GTR 2 and Race '07, there won't be much to compel to you pick up GTR Evolution. If you have neither of those, though, GTR Evolution is a must-have for anyone that has a yearning to race.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You can look at the pictures, read my review, and watch videos, but not until you actually go through the game and see what it has to offer will you ever understand what everybody is so excited about.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of classic Castlevania games and are looking for a good (but fair) challenge, look no further than BloodRayne: Betrayal.
    • 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!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I had considerable doubt that MadWorld would be more than an exploitation game, but it’s been done so smartly that I can’t help but love it
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Muramasa: The Demon Blade is already destined to garner a cult following, and I feel it deserves better. This title should be embraced by all Wii owners, don't let this one pass you by.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A solid, well written, well executed game. If you're looking for something new and original, Darksiders is your game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 4 is still an unsurpassed masterpiece on the 360, but the only reason you should still buy it is if you don't already own it on another console, or if you really want to see the game in HD. If you don't have it or have never played it, though, go get RE4 now--you owe it to yourself as a gamer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a two-way center, fourth line brawler, or an offensive defenseman with a nose for the net, NHL 09 is the hockey game for you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A unique gaming experience that owners of the 360 and PS3 should be jealous of. Sakura Wars: So Long My Love offers Wii owners and fun and polished title with memorable characters, great music, and stellar gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is a similar gameplay experience to the sequel title, but with an even more intriguing plot than reuniting with your daughter was. While gameplay won't feel original, the engineered and technology-run world will.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An incredibly robust and enjoyable take on the tower defense genre. Tight controls, a plethora of options, and a general fun factor that keeps you coming back again, and again, and again. It is hard not to love this game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Far Cry 2 is a fantastic game:. The gameplay's great, the environmental execution is near-flawless, but a couple glaring mistakes keep it just shy of perfect.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Saboteur is a fun, if not fairly short game with a solid storyline in tandem with its WWII theme.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is a welcome addition to one of the best fighters available today and something Street Fighter fans will undoubtedly eat up.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The single player campaign finishes up the story nicely and there's a ton of replay value in mutiplayer mode. I'm in love with the new Beast mode and still thoroughly enjoy Horde mode with the new additions. Not much has changed up from the previous two games though in terms of gameplay and presentation, but it's still a fun game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Civilization fans have yet another great addition to their addiction in Beyond the Sword.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Trine 2 is one of the best-looking XBLA games out there. The visuals really are a wonder to behold. Its gameplay is solid and fun by yourself or with friends; unfortunately, there are a handful of annoyances that hold Trine 2 back from true greatness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can see that this game is a labor of love, which these days feels all too rare.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Planet Coaster is well at the top of the list for roller coaster games. It is easy to get lost in for hours on end and lets you explore the depths of your imagination with nearly limitless creation and design.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chains of Olympus is one of the best games for the PSP and another great addition to the God of War series.
    • 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!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Darkness baptizes you in its unholy immersive waters, lingering in your memory well after you've shut down the console -- and well after you've shut off the lights. Its psychological horror, plus its polished performances, minus any mind-numbing pace of pre-packaged FPS meals-ready-to-eat, equals a nuanced and pendulous journey down one man's dark, downward spiral.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Polyphony Digital delivers the most comprehensive and realistic simulation racing experience that the market has ever seen, it’s just a shame that the same boat and RV show has begun to run its course.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New graphics, new levels, and new features make this one of the best games you can buy on the Xbox One.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both Sims veterans and newcomers should find plenty to enjoy in the final expansion for The Sims 3 series. The Sims 3 Into the Future is highly recommended for any Sims fan.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to find too many faults with a game like Crush; the concept is original and the whole game is expertly done.
    • 83 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Olli Olli 2 may be incredibly difficult at times but it is also non stop fun. It takes everything that made the first game great and made it even better.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Axiom Verge is a great game with plenty of exploration, and the additions to the Wii U version were nicely handled. Fans of the Metroid series will likely want to check it out. Be cautious however, as there’s a lot of back tracking to previous areas that felt like it could have been handled better. If you can get past that, you have a great Metroid-style game that feels like it belongs on an 8-bit or 16-bit system.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Based on one of the best PSP games ever made, OMG HD Zombies is yet another stellar update for Sony's PS Vita.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent adventure that is meant to get you quickly into the action and give you all of the amenities you would expect sitting at home in front of the big screen. The only modifications made to this adventure have been to ensure that it is all-action-all-the-time, and that is much appreciated when gaming on the go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Welcome to the new king of fantasy turn-based 4X strategy. While not perfect, this game has achieved many of its lofty goals. A must-buy for any fan of TBS games, Endless Legends could put a dent in the sales of that other big game coming out soon. It is that good.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is an excellent addition to the series. I do feel it’s a little too easy at times since you can save anywhere and restart from battles when you die, so that may turn away some gamers. Still, the Luigianary Works mechanic shakes things up a bit in a good way to keep things from being too monotonous.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ori's second appearance is just as memorable as the first. The world is just as gorgeous as before and with two new zones to discover and explore, there is more to unlock for players both old and new. The difficulty has been ramped up for those wanting a better challenge, and only the best of the best will survive One Life mode.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sims 4 Get Together follows Get to Work's trend of providing both worthwhile and entertaining content. Get Together goes a step further, however, by improving the core gameplay experience of gathering Sims together with the new clubs feature. In addition, the new dance and DJ traits and world of Windenburg round off a great package of content.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors is a different kind of Zelda game. That doesn't mean it's any less fun. Amazing production values, addictive gameplay, a rich story and an overall sense of extreme quality, polish and confidence make Hyrule Warriors much more than a mere spinoff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Wii U is now home to the definitive version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kirby Planet Robobot continues the excellence and consistent fun and variety of the Kirby series from the past few years. It tightens up established mechanics and adds some great new ideas, which all comes together into one of the most enjoyable and genuinely friendly games I’ve played all year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt in my mind, this is the best version of Diablo 3 that is available on consoles. The campaign itself is a solid and enjoyable adventure, but the Adventure Mode, Nephalem Rifts, and nearly endless loot is what will keep you coming back for more time and time again. Make sure to bring friends to maximize the fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those that already have invested heavily in Skylanders, this is a no-brainer and must have. For anyone new to the franchise, the games charm and ability to satisfy gamers of all ages and skill set make this something you should look into.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first time I heard about No More Heroes I was figuring I would get something similar to Killer 7 and that I would absolutely love it. Turns out I was right, I do love No More Heroes, despite the flaws it exhibits it still gets key things right, a strong story, memorable characters, style, and fun combat that doesn’t get boring.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Injustice looks great, plays great, and feels like a breath of fresh air for the fighting game genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's rare to see a quality console-to-portable translation, but Vicarious Visions pulls it off with flying colors. A fresh new art style, mildly intriguing story, rock-solid classic modes and a stellar multiplayer component launch American Sk8land to superstardom on the DS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without being weird and unrecognizable as a video game, Transistor turns many video game tropes on their heads—subtley.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It adds a few new features and has the great gameplay from the first. Fans of the first will love the second one and new to the series will enjoy the features that help them get into the game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stick It to the Man is the funniest adventure game you'll play this year!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darksiders 2 is the kind of game gamers deserve. It cuts no unreasonable corners, it's not dumbed down, and it doesn't have a tacked-on multiplayer or co-op mode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dokuro is the unconventional love story between a schlubby skeleton and a beautiful princess that doesn't know he exists. But that isn't going to keep our hero from helping the troubled maiden escape the harrowing castle. With 150 challenging stages, Dokuro is an epic adventure every PS Vita owner should undertake!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BOXBOXBOY is a great follow-up to the original game, though some gamers might find the game a bit on the easy side as while a lot of the later puzzles will make you think deeply about how to solve them, none are downright impossible or insanely difficult. Even with that, the game is still a worthy follow-up to its predecessor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original game is a classic. The "Enhanced Edition" is a near-clone, with some additional content and different bugs. If you haven't played it before, or would like a deep RPG to put on your tablet, this is a good buy. Veterans of the original will find the added material hard to justify for the price.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid outing for this year's Skylanders, SuperChargers is a lot of fun to play and you can now do it online with friends.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But for us mature gamers out there a game like this is akin to seeing a great rated R flick. Don't miss Killer 7, with all the critical reviews putting it down as a waste of time, it would really be a shame if you miss out on this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're new to Dark Souls II or played it on older consoles, Scholar of the First Sin is worth revisiting. This PlayStation 4 collection features the original game, along with the three expansion packs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's so much content here that it's going to keep the most ardent Hatsune Miku fan busy for quite some time. If you've played previous games in the series, there's no reason not to grab this one, if only just to have all the content in one central location.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's so much content here that it's going to keep the most ardent Hatsune Miku fan busy for quite some time. If you've played previous games in the series, there's no reason not to grab this one, if only just to have all the content in one central location.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An enjoyable game from start to finish, it's impressive how much more fleshed out this release feels compared to last year's title. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 2nd is the encore that I had hoped it would be and is as fun as it is technically impressive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is a wonderful effort by Koei Tecmo and Omega Force. The visuals, the gameplay, the audio, all aspects of this game come together to make an unforgettable experience that any fan of the Dragon Quest franchise should not miss.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Titanfall 2 succeeds in being both accessible and fun, which is a nice change of pace in the modern era of shooters. It isn't the most complicated of shooters, nor is it the most refined. However, it very well may be the most fun, which is the most important thing to a gamer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A year-and-a-half later and Castlestorm is still a complete blast to play. The added content and updated visuals round out an already stellar package. As long as you can get used to the controls, this is one that will keep you entertained time and time again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale continues to be faithful to the source material while adding characters and plot twists that surprise you. Even though the controls threw a roadblock into my immersion in a couple places, I'm still heavily invested in The Wolf Among Us, and can't wait to see what happens to Sherif Bigby and Snow next.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Generations is a great game, though newer players might get hung up early on once the training wheels come off and the bigger monsters come out to play. Veterans of the series should be able to dive right in after learning about the new mechanics and should find a rather enjoyable game that requires a lot of skill to master.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hi-Rez has been able to do what no other company has done and that is being a true MOBA experience, filled with depth, strategy and challenge to the consoles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best fighting game on the market today. MK X takes all of the lessons learned with the 2011 release and turns it up to 11: content, gameplay, and overall fun. If the developers can improve the netcode a little bit, this could be a major contender on the fighting game scene for years to come.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K16 brings another year of championship quality basketball to the console and PC.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Rebels table is easily my favorite Star Wars table from Zen Studios to date. It’s simple design is deceiving, as the mission variety and experiences provide some great challenges and do a great job of introducing the world of Star Wars Rebels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft on the Xbox Live Arcade is an addicting and rewarding experience, assuming you are willing to put the time into the experience. This is one of those games where you will truly get out whatever you put into the game, and that can be both good and bad. If you put in the time and dedication though, you will discover one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you're not into puzzlers or role-playing games, this is definitely one game you can't let slip by.
    • 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.