PGNx Media's Scores

  • Games
For 940 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 11.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 84
Highest review score: 100 Killzone 2
Lowest review score: 45 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 940
940 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very solid game, just not the upgrade I expected from the console versions. Nonetheless, the game remains fun to play and offers a compelling experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Covenant’s quirky charm, nifty battle system and likeable characters comprise a noteworthy RPG and its strange yet satisfying story sets it apart from other, similar RPG titles.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great dogfighting title. While it is light on the simulation stuff, its portrayal of aerial dogfighting is extremely fun and that is most important of all.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Too many returning (though greatly enhanced) elements from last year’s version, combined with some ill-advised new additions (anything involving the obnoxious Tony Bruno!), conspire to bring Madden 2005 down a notch from the all-around perfection of the previous season.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game of golf with enough depth to please simulation fans while making things accessible to newcomers to the series. The game’s Game Face II feature is quite fun and will take up a few hours of players’ time on its own.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game of golf with enough depth to please simulation fans while making things accessible to newcomers to the series. The game’s Game Face II feature is quite fun and will take up a few hours of players’ time on its own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very solid product overall. The game’s presentation is superb, the gameplay is good and fast-paced, and the game offers much replayability.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s presentation is superb, the gameplay is good and fast-paced, and the game offers much replayability.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great basketball game with excellent gameplay, and the addition of the all-star weekend is a nice treat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is stellar, something that is only made better by the kick-ass graphics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great visuals, fine audio, pleasurable online and solid gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game meets the bar set by previous games in the series though it doesn’t really revolutionize the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn’t deviate far from the typical formula. It doesn’t really need to. With tight controls, impressive graphics, a multitude of arenas and vehicles, and online play, this game is easily recommendable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s audio is magnificent. The entire package is excellent and really brings the game’s presentation to first-class standards.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The excellent presentation and remarkable gameplay make this one of the best experiences on the PS2.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It manages to do the expected FPS stuff well while adding some new mechanics that spice things up. Good use of the Doom 3 engine makes the presentation superb, as well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game manages to take the best features of the series, shrink it into portable form, squeeze every ounce out of the PSP, and deliver a compelling experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Condemned: Criminal Origins succeeds in making an atmospheric, vicious game with an emphasis on hand-to-hand combat and scarce gunplay. The gameplay is great, though we would have liked some more variety.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is one of the most action-packed games of the year. If you’re looking for the next great team-based shooter, you can consider your search officially over. In a year with plenty of promising shooters, QUAKE Wars has cemented itself as a must-have.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In classic Rare fashion, there are a few nods to Nintendo thrown in there but it’s nice to see that the developer hasn’t lost its touch to make remarkable games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely recommended if you haven’t picked up a console version. You aren’t losing anything in the game, but you’re able to play it in the bus.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun
    The game’s music fits a Western-themed game very well while providing enough oomph to make the battles appear even more dramatic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PSP version of the game is a pretty dead-on conversion of the console version which is awesome to see.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PGA Tour 06 addresses the main gripe with the previous portable entry, adds a number of new courses, and includes some of the recent changes found in the console version of the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A delightful experience. The game truly captures the atmosphere of soccer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PSP version of the game very accurately keeps up with the console versions of the game. While some sacrifices were made to make the game work on PSP, overall the developers did an admirable job.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s single-player mode is fantastic, effectively using the Doom 3 engine to make a game of its own. It really showcases the engine well and shows its versatility.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It manages to do the expected FPS stuff well while adding some new mechanics that spice things up. Good use of the Doom 3 engine makes the presentation superb, as well.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the Halo sequel that fans have been demanding. And it’s the game that’s going to sell a lot of Xbox 360s.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s multiplayer mode adds a lot of replay value, though. This and the excellent presentation make Syphon Filter one of the best games on its series and one of the best games available on the PSP.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The worst thing that can be said about Killzone: Liberation is that we want more of it. We would have liked a longer single-player experience and we would have liked online multiplayer, but the gameplay in the game is so well done that you would be doing yourself a disservice if you let that stop you from getting the game. Action games do not get much better on the PSP.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metroid Prime: Hunters is excellent and shows that FPS can be well done on portables.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best looking PlayStation 2 games. Although the game cannot compete on a technical level with recent new-generation games it more than makes up for this in style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the audiovisual presentation is amazing – and to be honest probably worth the price of admission – the actual gameplay can get a little stale after long gameplay sessions.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun Showdown manages to improve on the original in many ways. You get more content (and thus correcting one of the main faults against the game), multiplayer and portable-friendly minigames. The underlying gameplay is still top-notch and the presentation is as well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It doesn’t take itself too seriously, gives you more weapons and zombies than you know what to do with, and it’s funny in that B-movie kind of a way. The gameplay is fast and exciting, too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game isn’t quite as novel considering that this technically the third game in the series, it’s still one of the best puzzle games available.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is an intense and powerful shooter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is an intense and powerful shooter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lot like the Xbox 360 version of the same name, with some minor Sixaxis functionality added in.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the Wii it is an entirely different beast. The game works extremely well with the Wii Remote and it’s great that EA took the time to deliver a compelling product instead of taking the Gamecube version and just adding a minigame or too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s animations are incredibly fluid with new and realistic animations for the many catches, throws and tackles.
    • 87 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warhawk provides one of the most compelling online experiences on the PlayStation 3. The visceral, fast-paced and often chaotic action fits the game perfectly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Fox Command has great controls and introduces a strategic layer that's fairly interesting. However, the random feel of the story battles and the frantic multiplayer mode don't make the most of this game's solid foundation, which might cause nostalgic fans to long for the series' good old days.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Many of the new features are well-received and while the others will take some getting used to, this is undoubtedly a move forward for the franchise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly one of the finest racing simulators currently available. Thanks to the driving school, the game has made huge strides in accessibility, and the underlying gameplay is as stellar as ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, is Assassin’s Creed perfect? Not exactly. The main game will run around 20 hours but you’ll see most of what the game offers in the first few.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skate’s intuitive control scheme won’t be for everyone but those that give it a shot will experience some of the most fulfilling gaming moments of any sports game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a single-player game, alone, GRAW 2’s four-to-five hour campaign is short even by new-gen standards. However, when you toss in multiplayer and keep in mind that the original GRAW is still one of the most popular Xbox Live games, the game becomes a much better investment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nonetheless, value proposition questions aside, it’s hard to ignore that this is one the best-looking and most fun games on the PlayStation 3.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s graphics are comparable to previous entries but decidedly larger in scope. You can’t always tell but it’s hard not to be impressed by the scope when the camera pulls away and shows you the level you’re playing through.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Midnight Club Los Angeles is a superb racing game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Midnight Club Los Angeles is a superb racing game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It won’t convert Madden non-believers, but everyone else take note: the best next-generation Madden has arrived.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It won’t convert Madden non-believers, but everyone else take note: the best next-generation Madden has arrived.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mirror’s Edge isn’t for everyone. The game has a lot of trial and error, which will undoubtedly turn off some gamers who simply don’t want to go through the same level for another shot.
    • 80 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA Live 08 doesn’t add a whole lot of new modes, but the stronger gameplay goes a long way. The improved, more realistic gameplay, coupled with the excellent presentation package make NBA Live 08 a must-have for basketball game fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA Live 08 doesn’t add a whole lot of new modes, but the stronger gameplay goes a long way. The improved, more realistic gameplay, coupled with the excellent presentation package make NBA Live 08 a must-have for basketball game fans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA Live 08 doesn’t add a whole lot of new modes, but the stronger gameplay goes a long way. The improved, more realistic gameplay, coupled with the excellent presentation package make NBA Live 08 a must-have for basketball game fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA Live 08 doesn’t add a whole lot of new modes, but the stronger gameplay goes a long way. The improved, more realistic gameplay, coupled with the excellent presentation package make NBA Live 08 a must-have for basketball game fans.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MLB 08: The Show easily wins the “most improved” award but it may very well be the best PS3 baseball game. It plays well, looks amazing, and really showcases the power of the PS3.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On its own merits, though, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is an excellent shooter, with some of the best controls and gunplay on any shooter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But ultimately how much you personally enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith depends on how much you like the band. If you love Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is easily the best Guitar Hero yet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But ultimately how much you personally enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith depends on how much you like the band. If you love Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is easily the best Guitar Hero yet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But ultimately how much you personally enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith depends on how much you like the band. If you love Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is easily the best Guitar Hero yet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But ultimately how much you personally enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith depends on how much you like the band. If you love Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is easily the best Guitar Hero yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla has some flaws including largely forgettable characters, game world and story. But it does one thing extremely well: it allows you blow up a lot of stuff in a number of different and satisfying ways.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: On Tour does a great job of bringing the Guitar Hero experience to the Nintendo DS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, SingStar Vol. 2 is a tremendous improvement over its PS3 predecessors thanks to My SingStar Online and the SingStore.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Buzz! Quiz TV is a terrific PlayStation 3 debut for the franchise. The downloadable question packs (both paid and community-made), wireless buzzers and online multiplayer, as well as the improved presentation make the game one of the PS3’s best multiplayer offerings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, 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. On the Wii, they also successfully modified a very technically demanding engine to less powerful hardware.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades is a great expansion of the series on the DS.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the best tennis game on any console.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a superb action game especially for fans of the character. This is the Wolverine game that fans have been waiting for. It’s not incredibly varied and a lesser game would have suffered because of this but Wolverine is just incredibly fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a superb action game especially for fans of the character. This is the Wolverine game that fans have been waiting for. It’s not incredibly varied and a lesser game would have suffered because of this but Wolverine is just incredibly fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a superb action game especially for fans of the character. This is the Wolverine game that fans have been waiting for. It’s not incredibly varied and a lesser game would have suffered because of this but Wolverine is just incredibly fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift is a compelling racing game that does an admirable job of balancing its simulation side with its arcade side. The combination of fun events, varied tracks and a solid racing engine make quite a convincing package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift is a compelling racing game that does an admirable job of balancing its simulation side with its arcade side. The combination of fun events, varied tracks and a solid racing engine make quite a convincing package.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades is a great expansion of the series on the DS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's audio is magnificent. The entire package is excellent and really brings the game's presentation to first-class standards.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is great and the presentation is just as commendable. At around 12 hours, the game is even the right length.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive Ultimate kicks the ass squarely. It is a fast-paced, beautiful fighting game with an excellent online mode to boot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great basketball game with excellent gameplay, and the addition of the all-star weekend is a nice treat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very solid product overall. The game’s presentation is superb, the gameplay is good and fast-paced, and the game offers much replayability.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's core gameplay is great, and there are a number of extra modes to extend the game's replay value extensively.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is stellar, something that is only made better by the kick-ass graphics.
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    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game addresses one of the chief concerns of the first Fable, its length.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game of golf with enough depth to please simulation fans while making things accessible to newcomers to the series. The game’s Game Face II feature is quite fun and will take up a few hours of players’ time on its own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 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. Nonetheless, it does make you wonder how long Neversoft can pull off these yearly sequels.