Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,624 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:
2624 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In case you haven't heard: Resident Evil 4 is kind of a big deal. With its quick pacing, intriguing narrative and unbelievable graphics, this is one of Capcom's best games. This $20 PlayStation 3 port improves the visuals, adds leaderboard support and introduces trophies into the mix. Come see why Resident Evil 4 remains the best survival horror game ever made!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Double Fine proves yet again that you can make a great video game out of just about anything. Stacking may be nothing more than a world of nesting dolls, but that didn't stop the developers from coming up with one of the most intriguing game concepts of 2011.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    F1 2011 shows improvement over its predecessor of last year in both polish and fidelity to the Formula 1 traveling circus, but might be too complicated for the F1 novice. Watching a few actual races first would help the novice get up to speed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Metroidvanis genre has rarely been done this well and this adventure deserves to be held up there among the greats like Symphony of the Night and the original Metroid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thumper isn't just a great PSVR launch title, it's a great game overall. It doesn't pull any punches, and is relentless in its 'rhythm violence' and that makes it one of the most satisfying games out there. Now to try and S rank these songs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted is yet another solid release from Criterion Games. It's full of memorable events, amazing visuals and the best online multiplayer racing action around. Unfortunately, it's also in the shadows of a much better racing game. Most Wanted is a fun game, but it never fully lives up to its potential!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Enter the Gungeon is one of those "your mileage may vary" indie games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Child of Light is an artist's RPG through and through. Combat is more thoughtful than intimidating, the story is at once archetypal and clever, and the game's visual and auditory flare is truly something to behold.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Split/Second is an innovative take on the generic racing game genre. Black Rock Studios scrapped the focus of cars and went full throttle with the action element by giving the gamer a chance to attack their opponents while racing them and simultaneously avoiding attacks themselves.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is a modern day classic, everything that is great about JRPGs is on display here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An original, attractive world full of interesting beings to kill. Just oozes interesting ideas we’ll see more of in the future. Path-finding and networking bugs add a fly to the ointment.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A strange mixture of old-school difficulty and graphics, board game simplicity and depth, and the episodic nature of some casual games. It's a strange mixture that works.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The gameplay and style's going to be familiar for those that play Fallout 3, which can be a good and bad thing. Those looking for a huge improvement over Fallout 3 will be disappointed, but fans of the series will enjoy going back into the world again with a huge amount of space to explore. Combat outside of VATS still isn't fun for me, but the gameplay and user interface improvements are nicely done. Bugs, bugs, and more bugs can bring the game to a halt.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's a deep adventure game full of memorable characters and an epic story. It's a game that takes you on a journey that lasts some twenty years. And best of all, it's a quest you likely have never gone on. For that reason alone, Dragon Quest V is a must-own!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is a landmark achievement in RPGs unmatched in depth, scope and beauty. While it suffers from a few common RPG issues like grind and fetch-quests, the overall quality of the experience far exceeds anything in competitors like recent Final Fantasy or Elder Scrolls titles. If you have the courage, Xenoblade Chronicles X offers a quest hundreds of hours long and rich in unforgettable moments.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SOMA is a suspenseful and frightening journey to a mysterious underwater research facility that keeps players engrossed till the credits roll. While it might not be as scary as its marketed, its science fiction setting and compelling narrative make for one of the more memorable gaming experiences this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Zen Studios seems to be incapable of doing wrong with the Marvel license. With this pack, you get 4 new tables for less than the price of the average standalone XBLA title. While this group isn't as strong as the previous Marvel tables, they still provide an enjoyable experience for both the Marvel and pinball fans in your house.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Part parody of open world sandbox games and part political satire, Saints Row: The Third is easily the craziest, most over-the-top action game of the year. The game is constantly throwing original ideas at you, all while you're unearthing a timely story about the government's overreaction to gang violence. The non-stop weirdness does get tiring at times, but that won't keep you from having a great time playing THQ's newest action game!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With plenty of new areas to explore, some cool new challenges and a bunch of much-needed fixes, Skate 2 is a fantastic follow-up to an already stellar skateboarding game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only problem that it really has is that there is nothing terribly new here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a likeable character, great puzzles and an intriguing world to explore, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty! may be the most compelling adventure game currently available on PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, some gamers will be turned off by the game's deliberate play mechanics and the steep asking price. If you can get past these problems, you'll be rewarded with a quest that is as funny as it is long.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The hardcore people will enjoy the huge maps, complex objectives and deep class systems, but more casual players looking for a simple shooter might get overwhelmed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite a few flaws (difficulty and character development), Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is a ton of fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A revamped gameplay system allows players to take more control than ever, making Madden 16 feel like a polished product. Career mode still has some holes in it simply because of stale options, but the game truly shines online. Overall, a great experience and one to build off of for the future.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a cleaned up presentation, deep gameplay modes, and new mechanics that bring a more realistic experience on the pitch, FIFA 14 definitely captures the beautiful game in all of its glory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A solid entry in the Mario franchise. It doesn't do anything to shake up the formula, but I think this is one of those franchises that have proven time and time again that you don't mess with a good thing.