PGNx Media's Scores

  • Games
For 939 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 97% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 3% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 85
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Lowest review score: 45 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 939
939 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Miyamoto has done it again. The Wind Waker is a definite masterpiece. Link's brand new adventure is as beautiful as it could be and everything's just too good to say it's kiddy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game changes dramatically whether you're male, female, light or dark, or even try to stay on a neutral path. Anyway you look at it; there are LOTS of reasons to play this many times.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is undoubtedly one of the strongest games of this generation. The amount of content is simply mind-blowing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shows that you don’t have to revolutionize a series to invigorate it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Some games nail the gameplay mechanics, others have an amazing art style, some are incredibly fun to play, and yet others are amazing technical achievements. It’s rare that a game has all of those qualities, but Epic Games’ Gears of Wars does.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The attention to detail blew me away. The graphics are beyond anything I imagined.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Folks, if you were looking for not only the best survival/horror game ever made, and not only what is arguably the best game to ever grace the Gamecube platform, but one of the best action/adventure games of this current era of video games, your search is now over.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is an exceptional first-person shooter.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shows that you don’t have to revolutionize a series to invigorate it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 is a stellar shooting game and easily one of the best games of the year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shows that you don’t have to revolutionize a series to invigorate it. The move to modern warfare has enabled Infinity Ward to deliver the most frantic, chaotic shooter ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an incredibly impressive game and probably the most technically impressive game on the Nintendo DS.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most impressive part of the graphics is the fact that mario can spot a coin or shine at the other side of the massive level. Becuse the game engine has amazing draw distance. It's really a sight to see.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 is the ultimate party game. The solid, addicting Guitar Hero gameplay has been made even more accessible and compelling with all of the new additions Neversoft has added for this version.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The main quest, side quests, townspeople, graphics, open-endedness, etc combine to make one of the best videogames available on any console.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 is the ultimate party game. The solid, addicting Guitar Hero gameplay has been made even more accessible and compelling with all of the new additions Neversoft has added for this version.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best and most ambitious game of the year, and it is also one that everyone should play before Lieberman gets his old throat to Congress.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With Guitar Hero: Metallica, it looks like Neversoft was able to balance the interests of fans of the band and fans of the franchise.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is a masterpiece.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Oblivion does a lot of things extremely well, and everything else very well. It’s hard to find anything to complain about here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With Guitar Hero: Metallica, it looks like Neversoft was able to balance the interests of fans of the band and fans of the franchise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is an incredibly fun game and one that will definitely keep you entertained until Guitar Hero V arrives.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band does one thing extremely well: it brings The Beatles’ music to a very strong platform (the Rock Band platform) resulting in a game that is undeniably fun to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With Guitar Hero: Metallica, it looks like Neversoft was able to balance the interests of fans of the band and fans of the franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 is the ultimate party game. The solid, addicting Guitar Hero gameplay has been made even more accessible and compelling with all of the new additions Neversoft has added for this version.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is an incredibly fun game and one that will definitely keep you entertained until Guitar Hero V arrives.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band does one thing extremely well: it brings The Beatles’ music to a very strong platform (the Rock Band platform) resulting in a game that is undeniably fun to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is an incredibly fun game and one that will definitely keep you entertained until Guitar Hero V arrives.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It will surely take up hundreds of hours to even the most casual of gamers.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game’s targeting system has been improved and is very reminiscent of the developer’s "Manhunt," which overall makes it more cohesive. The game allows you to get better with guns and you’ll have different phases, which will give you more control over your shooting abilities.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Ultimately, all of Guitar Hero World Tour’s components come together extremely well.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The additional extras, online play and camera angle really manage to make the game nearly flawless. Even if you’ve played the original, the changes are worth picking the game up again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Ultimately, all of Guitar Hero World Tour’s components come together extremely well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With Call of Duty: World at War Treyarch successfully did two things: they made World War II shooters relevant again and brilliantly followed up one of the best games of this generation.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It doesn’t reinvent the wheel but for some 12 hours we’re seeing tighter, nimbler combat, fantastic level designs, and great gameplay. GOW II is undoubtedly better than its prequel and ultimately one of the best games on any last generation console.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    For the first time ever, I was actually dumbfounded when I found myself standing on a large wasteland area, surrounded by rocks and rolling hills. I was actually intimidated by the dusky skies over head, and the burning cityscapes in the background, and how miniscule you feel really makes you realize just how great of a world Bungie has created.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Ultimately, all of Guitar Hero World Tour’s components come together extremely well.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game, simply put, looks absolutely spectacular...The best thing about the graphics is how great the game will look and perform on today's entry-level rigs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward took the bar, threw it up, and jumped over it when it was still in the air.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward took the bar, threw it up, and jumped over it when it was still in the air.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is one of those games that seemingly comes out of nowhere and redefines what you think is possible in a videogame.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is a fantastic game. It’s one of the best shooters available on the PlayStation 3 and one of the console’s strongest exclusives.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game is incredibly fun. It will surely take up hundreds of hours to even the most casual of gamers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game is so well made that even people not traditionally into tactical-action games will get a lot out of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is undoubtedly the best game in the series. The amazing soundtrack, superb wireless guitar, subtle tweaks, and excellent online multiplayer are exactly what fans have been wanting from the series
    • 81 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Arguably, it doesn’t do as much to propel the genre forward (in terms of story-telling, etc) as some of its peers. But the game is also wickedly fun. In terms of pure, unadulterated fun, Saints Row 2 is in a league of its own.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Let’s be clear: Saints Row 2 isn’t a genre-changing experience. But the game is also wickedly fun.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Rock Band is certainly the most ambitious music game yet and largely succeeds.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction isn’t a groundbreaking sequel by any means. But thanks to super-refined gameplay, unbelievable graphics, and a generally fun atmosphere, you’re looking at one of the PS3’s best games.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only real gripe against the game is that the control isn't as intuitive as it can be. There are many options in a given situation, and the game still relies on the same context-sensitive menu system, which is a bit cumbersome.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game’s soundtrack is quite varied, considerably more so than "Burnout 3." It’s noticeably edgier and goes along well with Burnout Revenge’s more aggressive theme.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The visuals and immersion [are] simplly amazing in this game. The graphics are incredibly impressive, something unmatched by any other game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Rock Band 2 is a fantastic title and one that is highly recommended.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Xbox 360 is technically superior with no slowdown but it does lose out some features that the current-generation versions have.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only real gripe against the game is that the control isn’t as intuitive as it can be. There are many options in a given situation, and the game still relies on the same context-sensitive menu system, which is a bit cumbersome.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War: Chains of Olympus is one of the few PSP games that deliver a console experience while tweaking the formula for the PSP.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Aside from looking great, the gameplay is very cohesive and tight, and though it doesn’t venture too far from the typical Jak and Daxter formula, it’s hard to complain when the game is this good.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground is easily the best Tony Hawk game to date. Everything from the varied career mode, new gameplay features and video editor come together in a great, cohesive package.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The modernized graphics, outstanding sound package, solid gameplay, and cute use of the Nintendo DS makes for a very compelling game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, The Lost and Damned is a terrific addition to Grand Theft Auto IV.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While it lacks innovation in the single player portion, I don't think anyone else could have crafted such a unique way to play the game in multiplayer. If you're planning on playing online, it's a must have game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An amazing game. Digital Illusions has done what many considered impossible: made a game better, and more fun than "Battlefield 1942."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game manages to recreate the awesomeness of past titles while making sure it feels like a new game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A strong candidate for the coveted Game of the Year award, Burnout 3: Takedown is one of the best arcade racing games to come out in years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The PS3 version of the game is just as impressive as the Xbox 360 version and while it doesn’t have split-screen multiplayer, it makes up for this with the Sixaxis functionality.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game's soundtrack is quite varied, considerably more so than "Burnout 3." It's noticeably edgier and goes along well with Burnout Revenge's more aggressive theme.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game has a great rock-and-roll art style that works extremely well. The character models are fairly detailed but they all have very unique personalities whether you’re looking at a 60s era rocker, a punk rocker, or a hardcore metalhead.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company is one of the most entertaining shooters ever released.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Patapon is a wonderful experience. It’s a rare novel idea that only comes along so often and shows the potential of the PSP.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The insane amount of strength, skills and powers you get in the game is amazing and the game does a great job of making you feel like you’re really in control of a truly powerful being.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything from the game screams high production values. The visuals are amazing, the audio is remarkable, and the gameplay is top-notch. It all comes together in a rare package.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Up Your Arsenal, while not radically different than its predecessors with the exception of the new online play, still provides some of the purest, most enjoyable gameplay available on the PlayStation 2.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most fun games you'll find for current-generation consoles.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The presentation is stellar, the focus on gameplay is appreciated, and the new gameplay features like the “nail the trick” mode make this easily the best Tony Hawk game to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Although the singleplayer campaign only lasts for 8 hours or so, this is a game that you will probably want to replay in the different difficulty setting and play for countless hours online.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Spider-Man 3 doesn’t reinvent the Spider-Man games or action games in general. But it’s hard to beat the feeling of swinging across Times Square, free diving down, and then saving yourself at the last minute.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’re planning on playing online, it’s a must have game. If you don’t plan on playing online, the single-player game is still awesome, just don’t expect many changes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The highlight of the graphics is undoubtedly the recreation of Manhattan. While it was impressive in Spider-Man 2, this sequel takes it to unprecedented heights.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A stupendous online mode and a boastful display of graphical prowess complete the package. Dead or Alive 4 is the most complete and most enjoyable fighting game in the series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The sound effects are great with superb weapon and vehicle effects.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The insane amount of strength, skills and powers you get in the game is amazing and the game does a great job of making you feel like you’re really in control of a truly powerful being.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most fun games you'll find for current-generation consoles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The gameplay mechanics are refined to the point of perfection and the presentation is stellar.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Perfect Dark Zero doesn’t revolutionize the genre and fans of the previous Perfect Dark game may remark that both are pretty similar but that doesn’t stop it from delivering in the gameplay department.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most fun games you’ll find for current-generation consoles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its excellent presentation and quick missions make it a perfect fit for the PlayStation Portable. There’s a rather steep learning curve, especially if you are new to the series, but it is worth diving into.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Spider-Man 3, while not a radical departure from the excellent foundation laid by its prequel, will amaze Spider-Man and action games fans alike. The sequel fixes the major complaints of the first game (generally the repetitive nature of side missions) and polishes everything up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is undoubtedly the best game in the series. The amazing soundtrack, superb wireless guitar, subtle tweaks, and excellent online multiplayer are exactly what fans have been wanting from the series.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Much like "San Andreas," it doesn't force this stuff on you. It lets you uncover them on your own. It's like having a surprise being unwrapped just a little at a time. This is certainly a much tougher game than the first two and the higher sense of realism plays an important role into that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rock Band 2 doesn’t revolutionize the series or the genre. It lacks a super defining feature (a la Guitar Hero World Tour’s music creator) but it’s hard to complain when the core game is so good.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Buy this game or you might as well consider yourself a non-video game fan. Congratulations, Retro Studios. You lived up to the task of meeting the master.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground is easily the best Tony Hawk game to date. Everything from the varied career mode, new gameplay features and video editor come together in a great, cohesive package.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The insane amount of strength, skills and powers you get in the game is amazing and the game does a great job of making you feel like you’re really in control of a truly powerful being.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the franchise, genre, or good games, you owe it to yourself to pick this game up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    On the Xbox, the game is a visual stunner. As impressed as I was by "True Crime"'s recreation of Los, Spider-Man 2 surpasses it because even though it is about half the size of the real New York City, everything is so distinct (the streets' repetitiveness plagued "True Crime") that I am grateful for that decision.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A strong candidate for the coveted Game of the Year award, Burnout 3: Takedown is one of the best arcade racing games to come out in years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Sony Bend was able to bring Resistance to the PSP in a way that takes advantage of the system’s strengths and feels like it’s own game in the Resistance universe instead of a dumbed down version of the console versions.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Asylum would be a terrific third-person action game on its own thanks to the excellent combat engine and well-designed levels. But coupled with the Batman license the game becomes a must-play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Incredibly fun. I finished the story mode and spent almost an hour continuing to explore the city.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game is extensively authentic and requires a lot of thought to successfully complete it.

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