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 10.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 84
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 45 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 939
939 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The scope and magnitude of Call of Duty and particularly this expansion are most important. Gray Matter Studios did upgrade the engine a bit as explosions and other particle effects (like smoke and dirt) are more vivid this time around.
    • 91 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An intense singleplayer experience. It has awesome visuals and sound, epic game play and great multiplayer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While The Sims 2 is no longer a game about “nothing,” its “something” is deep enough, varied enough, interesting enough and most importantly fun enough to justify its purchase for just about everyone from soccer moms to first person shooter addicts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The gameplay mechanics are refined to the point of perfection and the presentation is stellar.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game’s aural presentation is equally splendid. The voice acting is amazing; it often times uses a fictional language that enhances the game’s dreamy atmosphere.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Even up against recent heavyweights like "Painkiller" and "Far Cry", Doom 3’s visuals are a notch above. Using pretty much every graphical technique available like normal mapping, self-shadowing, per-pixel lighting and others that my frail brain cannot understand, the Doom 3 engine is sight to behold.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The addition of the cops returns the series to its roots, while keeping the gameplay mechanics and large city of the Underground games will make it accessible to fans of those games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An incredibly well-put together baseball game. Its presentation is top-notch, it includes a number of modes that you can spend countless hours playing, and the sense of control is unmatched.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even though Nintendo didn’t hit 12/12 I’d say that four of the games (Swordplay, Archery, Table Tennis and Power Cruising) are amazing, must-play experiences, another four (Basketball, Canoeing, Air Sports and Wake Boarding) are fantastic, and the rest (excluding Cycling) are worth a few play throughs. The only negative aspect about the game is that unless you pick up Tiger Woods 2010 you’re looking at the $70 purchase to pick up Wii Sports Resort (which includes a Wii MotionPlus peripheral) and an additional WMP unit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Xbox version's online support is nearly flawless, but there is some occasional lag on the PlayStation 2 version.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The multiplayer matches are very frenzied. Add to this first-rate production values thanks to excellent visuals and a compelling soundtrack and you have a winner.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It has the solid gameplay you expect from the Tony Hawk franchise and adds some online multiplayer and fashionable visuals.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An incredibly well-put together baseball game. Its presentation is top-notch, it includes a number of modes that you can spend countless hours playing, and the sense of control is unmatched.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam manages to breathe new life into the franchise by focusing on downhill skating while still incorporating many of the tricks and technical skills found in the previous games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Although some of the novelty wore off since the first game, this is still a great music game and an even better multiplayer game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fight Night round 3 doesn’t radically change the series but the gameplay is so incredibly solid that the game is still heavily recommended.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It has made the game feel more responsive and added more immersion thanks to the fans’ animations and various chants.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even if straight-on wrestling isn’t your thing, the fighting element in the game is involved enough to please fighting game fans. Of course, fans of the hip-hop genre will love the atmosphere in the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An incredibly well-put together baseball game. Its presentation is top-notch, it includes a number of modes that you can spend countless hours playing, and the sense of control is unmatched.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game's gameplay is solid, the car customization is in-depth, the online modes are effective, and even the use of DUB Magazine seems helpful.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Heavenly Sword is one of the best PS3 games to date.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    They made the game much smoother in the gameplay department, the PS-X version's biggest weaknesses.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game adds more of what Battlefield 2 fans liked from that game while adding enough factions, maps, vehicles, and weapons to make it a worthwhile purchase.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NHL 10 is an excellent hockey game. It’s probably the best one yet.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The three main characters are very detailed and authentic to their film counterparts. Wolverine is bigger than the others; Ice Man retains that young look, while Nightcrawler looks as weird as usual. The animation is solid, as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gun
    The core gameplay is very refined and every aspect of the presentation is top-notch. If the game was a bit longer, there really wouldn't be anything to complain about.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An ideal strategy game as it combines two rather different gameplay approaches into one very cohesive package.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    My new favorite shooter, which is saying something considering all of the notable additions lately. Striking visuals, high-quality AI and open-ended gameplay make for refreshing FPS game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NHL 10 is an excellent hockey game. It’s probably the best one yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The impression of war is always well intact in the game which is simply amazing. The actual gameplay is top-notch with tight shooting and controls making the game as approachable as possible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The visuals are really pushed by the game’s excellent art style. Every level, even every character you’ll meet, although particularly the primary characters look excellent.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Sands of Time effects are awesome; you have to see them to believe them. The character models don't push polygon limits but the animation is intense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Visually, Full Spectrum Warrior is quite a looker. The game’s various urban settings are very realistic, further adding to the authentic nature of the game. The texture work is quite good and shows in detail the various deprived and underprivileged Middle Eastern cities that the game mimics.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The three main characters are very detailed and authentic to their film counterparts. Wolverine is bigger than the others; Ice Man retains that young look, while Nightcrawler looks as weird as usual. The animation is solid, as well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s a fuller experience than NBA Live 07 is, although gamers looking for a faster-paced and flashier game of basketball will want to stick with EA’s offering.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Incredibly fun. I finished the story mode and spent almost an hour continuing to explore the city.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fight Night round 3 doesn’t radically change the series but the gameplay is so incredibly solid that the game is still heavily recommended.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The three main characters are very detailed and authentic to their film counterparts. Wolverine is bigger than the others; Ice Man retains that young look, while Nightcrawler looks as weird as usual. The animation is solid, as well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The visuals in NBA Ballers are excellent. All the other NBA games have striking player models but they don't compare to the ones in Ballers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The three main characters are very detailed and authentic to their film counterparts. Wolverine is bigger than the others; Ice Man retains that young look, while Nightcrawler looks as weird as usual. The animation is solid, as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game’s actual fighting has also been incredibly revamped.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The production values are amazing with top-notch graphics and sound found nearly everywhere. Though the game runs a little short – we played a little over six hours – you’ll have a blast every step of the way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dead Space shows the beginnings of a very strong franchise.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 3 is a great showcase for the Wii’s unique control scheme. While the Wii controls work with other games, of the games we’ve played so far, Call of Duty 3 is the one that most benefits from the motion sensing controls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is a markedly better game than "Call of Duty 2: Big Red One" and the finest World War II gameplay on the current-generation consoles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gun
    The core gameplay is very refined and every aspect of the presentation is top-notch. If the game was a bit longer, there really wouldn’t be anything to complain about.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gun
    The core gameplay is very refined and every aspect of the presentation is top-notch. If the game was a bit longer, there really wouldn't be anything to complain about.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game’s gameplay is solid, the car customization is in-depth, the online modes are effective, and even the use of DUB Magazine seems helpful.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It doesn’t revolutionize the series but the series is hardly is need of such a change.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dead Space shows the beginnings of a very strong franchise. EA Redwood Shores nailed the genre with Dead Space.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s a shining example of how to properly make a PSP game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gun
    The core gameplay is very refined and every aspect of the presentation is top-notch. If the game was a bit longer, there really wouldn’t be anything to complain about.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The addition of the cops returns the series to its roots, while keeping the gameplay mechanics and large city of the Underground games will make it accessible to fans of those games. The Xbox 360 version is definitely recommended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The developers at Nintendo fixed the game up, minimized its flaws, and gave it new life. The result is a game that, in my opinion, beats the original by a few strides.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The audio portion of the game is wonderful, as expected. The sound quality of the included tracks is excellent, as are the numerous included samples in the game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A pretty good game, but it could be way better. Some of the matches are very easy, I beat the final level just by kicking him to death, never used a weapon.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The definitive wrestling game for the PS2. It includes a number of gameplay modes, solid gameplay, and a stellar presentation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game includes cars, motorcycles, and boats and more specifically, ambulances, trucks, vans, big rigs and armored vehicles, among many others. They all handle very distinctly and very well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Vice City Stories won’t make you a believer in the franchise if you didn’t understand why people play Grand Theft Auto so avidly. However, for the millions of us that do, having a new story and an excuse to spend more time in Vice City is more than enough.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The visuals in the game are awesome. The tracks and characters are very detailed and smoothly animated.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    NHL 08 manages to improve on last year’s already great hockey game. If you were a fan of last year’s effort, NHL 08 won’t disappoint.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's simply a technical marvel with top-notch gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    NHL 08 manages to improve on last year’s already great hockey game. If you were a fan of last year’s effort, NHL 08 won’t disappoint.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    NHL 08 manages to improve on last year’s already great hockey game. If you were a fan of last year’s effort, NHL 08 won’t disappoint.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the most addicting and entertaining games currently available on the Nintendo DS. The game makes great use of the touch screen (and your logical thinking skills).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Tweaks the Grand Theft Auto formula just enough to make it somewhat fresh. There is definitely room for improvement as the game doesn’t include boats or motorcycles for instance but Saints Row is a must have.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In the end, The Orange Box is worth more than your $60. The Half-Life 2 games alone could comfortably sell at that price, but the addition of the surprisingly fun Portal and the incredibly deep Team Fortress 2 make this a must-have game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With solid and exciting gameplay, great graphics and sound, and a fully functional online mode, PSP gamers can’t expect much more.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It’s simply a technical marvel with top-notch gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    EA Canada has made the gameplay tighter and more intuitive, improved the graphics significantly, and got together a killer soundtrack.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The soundtrack of Crystal Chronicles matches the game’s unique artwork and visuals very well, making it seem even more, um, “magical.” The sound effects are decent, but are definitely overshadowed by the soundtrack.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    NHL 07 is easily the best playing, best looking, and best sounding hockey game currently available. If EA had not stripped away the additional gameplay modes, this would have easily been the game to beat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For the next iteration, we want the option to turn off the sepia tone and more gameplay modes, but the gameplay itself is nearly perfect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    FIFA Soccer 09 is an extremely polished soccer title with great gameplay and presentation. The gameplay is a lot tighter than it was in previous years thanks to the new physics system and animation while still remaining fun to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground is a solid complement to the console versions and the best Tony Hawk game on the Nintendo DS. Sure, you’re not getting the Rigger Editor or Video Editor, but you do get to skate around in three cities with fundamentally fun gameplay.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    NBA Live 07 improves on its predecessor best feature: the graphics. The game looks unbelievably good. Add to that some new features and improved gameplay, and it’s hard to turn your back on the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A great port of a great game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game, while it doesn’t provide anything drastically different like previous versions, is still quite fun and as I mentioned, the most in-depth yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a markedly better game than "Call of Duty 2: Big Red One" and the finest World War II gameplay on the current-generation consoles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game's visuals are good, but like always, never quite reach great status.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The PC version is the best you can get. If you have a PC that meets the requirements below, you’ll have a much better time than you would with either console version. Furthermore, GameStop.com is selling this game for a mere $10, several times less than the console versions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance has something for everyone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The impression of war is always well intact in the game which is simply amazing. The actual gameplay is top-notch with tight shooting and controls making the game as approachable as possible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Very little was lost in the transition to the Xbox 360, which is an encouraging sign for future RTS games on consoles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game’s resource management, battles and particularly factions are wonderful and provide much depth to the game without ever overdoing it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gaming doesn’t get much better than breaking the sound barrier through Metropolis’ skies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I wasn't expecting much more than a novelty act, to be honest. The well-implemented psychic elements in the game really make Psi-Ops stand out and provide a fun experience throughout.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fun horror title with solid gameplay and an interesting storyline to keep you playing to the very end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The polished graphics, new missions and classes, and multiplayer mode are all icing on the cake for a game that is genuinely funny and provides a rather unique experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s presentation is superb, the gameplay is good and fast-paced, and the game offers much replayability.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is an intense and powerful shooter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very solid game overall. The tweaks to the core gameplay, the addition of the BMX moves, and the inclusion of a massive city to skate around in are definitely appreciated.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not look as good as the Xbox 360 version, but it is by far more full-featured. There are tons of modes in the game promising countless of gameplay. The atmosphere and enthusiasm that the game portrays are amazing, second only to the Xbox 360 version.