Gaming Nexus' Scores

  • Games
For 2,262 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 0 Postal III
Score distribution:
2,262 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories doesn’t attempt to reinvent the formula, but it does offer you a fantastic action/adventure game full of memorable characters, fun missions and great music.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While the single-player offering is lacking, the well-polished skirmish modes make up for most of that deficiency.
    • 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!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 2 is just about everything you would expect from an already superb game upgraded and moved to a stronger platform.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Zen Studios has done it again! Not only is the Plants vs. Zombies table as addicting and fun as the original game, but its design and feature set make it an instant classic on the Zen Pinball platform.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Cities: Skylines brings the city building genre back after its near demise from other series' flawed game releases. The inclusion of large game maps, natural resources management, addictive progression system, and all of it running at a near-flawless technical performance make Cities: Skylines the new standard in city building games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have a couple hundred hours to kill, I can think of few better ways to do it than with this JRPG masterpiece.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An almost flawless game, Radiant Historia is everything I hope for in a modern-day portable RPG. Atlus and Index Corporation have potentially created a rival for Chrono Trigger in terms of story telling and quality.
    • 85 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The sheer number of things to do and modes to play is epic, an honor previously reserved only for top-tier console titles and never even considered on a handheld.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the textbook example of a Japanese role-playing game that includes all of the required features such as a turn-based combat system and lengthy narrative.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sly Cooper may not be as popular as Jak and Ratchet, but his PlayStation 3 trilogy is the perfect candidate for an HD makeover. The Sly Collection packages three of Sony's very best 3D platformers into one budget title. Throw in trophies and move support and you have a must-own collection for anybody who loves a good crime caper!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have a Wii and have complained at the lack of mainstream / hardcore games, look no further as Capcom has you covered with Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars. TvC may be the most complete package available on Nintendo's console right now.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Daxter isn't just a great platformer with amazing graphics and sound, it's one of the best playing games you can get on the PSP. You can look around all you want, but there's no reason to; Daxter is the new king of 3D portable platforming games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game is very accessible.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even if you're one of those people who has completely written off the Tomb Raider series, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is still worth checking out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Weak graphics and stability issues aside, SWAT 4 is one of the most comprehensive tactical shooters on the market. The intuitive cursor-based command system works well and the attention paid to detail leads to an exciting, edge of your seat type experience that really has to be experienced to be believed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Zen Studios has done wonders for the pinball genre over the past couple of years. The Xbox One version of their digital pinball platform is a big improvement over the previous releases, and the lineup of available (and upcoming) tables are easily some of the best experiences you can get on the platform.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Bravely Default is one of those games that we knew was going to be something special when the first previews started showing up in Japan. The final product is nothing short of Game of the Year material. It may be too early to call it, but for now, it's definitely a front-runner for such distinction.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A strong RTS/RPG outing into the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe. Real-time strategy purists might find a bit to grumble about, but those wanting some real-time tactical RPG-lite goodness are in for a treat.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brutal and beautiful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Astro Boy exceeded my expectations in every possible sense.
    • 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.