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 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 45 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 940
940 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Test Drive Unlimited succeeds in reasonably blending the single- and multi-player experiences into one cohesive package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While odds are that your little sibling will enjoy some of the game’s charm more than you, the underlying gameplay is satisfying and challenging enough to engage older players as well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game. However, it isn’t as big of an improvement as "Battlefield 2" was over "Battlefield 1942." The new ranking system and unlocks will definitely keep fans of the series coming back for more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Hitman: Blood Money doesn’t radically change the Hitman formula but it does provide enough wrinkles and nuances to keep the solid gameplay fresh. It’s quite satisfying to orchestrate a giant surprise to fall on an unsuspecting target.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 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
    • 87 Critic Score
    It isn’t revolutionary, but the game still delivers a mean game of football.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It isn’t revolutionary, but the game still delivers a mean game of football.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great party game. It literally takes like 30 seconds to get used to the controls in the game and it’s going to be perfect to show people what the Wii Remote can do. Although it’s not the most complex experience out there, the game is incredibly fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Wii Sports is the perfect pack-in for the Wii since it really shows off the system’s unique capabilities and manages to draw in casual gamers who would otherwise not want to play videogames.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A solid approach to the Diablo formula. The game gives you a lot of flexibility with regards to your character, it lets you play online if you want, and you can create your own maps and quests. Add to this a stellar presentation and it’s hard to fault the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that EA decided to drop the intense cop chases from Most Wanted. Carbon is still a very addicting game even though the drift races don’t work quite as well as they should.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that EA decided to drop the intense cop chases from Most Wanted. Carbon is still a very addicting game even though the drift races don’t work quite as well as they should.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s one of the rare times where you should purchase both the console versions and the PSP version since both offer different yet extremely compelling racing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You should only be considering the Godfather on Wii if you haven’t played the game before since the new additions don’t drastically change the game. The Wii version does share all of the new content found in the PS3 version so if you are interested in the motion sensitive controls (which you will be once you experience them), this is the version to get.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz is another fine trivia game and a great addition to the Buzz! franchise. If you’re a movie buff or like movie trivia, you’ll love the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The game builds on the solid fundamentals of NBA Live 08, while making the game play more like an NBA broadcast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The game builds on the solid fundamentals of NBA Live 08, while making the game play more like an NBA broadcast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Overall, Call of Duty: World at War is a great DS shooter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A solid translation of the Battlefield series to consoles. It doesn't quite recreate the experience perfectly but it does it well enough to make it a compelling purchase.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The addition of some gameplay moves, the fast-paced gameplay and stellar presentation assure that fans of the series won't be disappointed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The sequel is a much more thorough game than its predecessor but offers more bang for the buck.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The addition of some gameplay moves, the fast-paced gameplay and stellar presentation assure that fans of the series won't be disappointed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It isn't revolutionary, but the game still delivers a mean game of football.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The one area that KD Lab didn’t skimp on is the visuals. The game simply looks fantastic with incredibly detailed units and environments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The environments are large and full of detail, and the same could be said for the game’s fully 3D units who animate very splendidly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The voice acting sounds good, and is made better because the dialogue is well written. The background music is solid and fits the game well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most annoying quirk about the visual presentation is the loading which is a bit too frequent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of those amazingly fun, carefree games and doesn’t take itself too seriously. The action is hectic and breaks every law of physic and though the gameplay isn’t that varied, it’s still quite fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s a great showcase for the unique capabilities of the Wii and an undoubtedly fun game on its own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Although not quite as full-featured as its current-generation counterparts, NCAA Football 07 on the Xbox 360 is a solid game of college football. The atmosphere and enthusiasm that the game portrays is second to none.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    SingStar Legends doesn’t include any of those features but as a multiplayer game it’s recommended as long as you like the songs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A decent entry in the franchise but it doesn’t really do anything to propel it forward.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Buzz! The Mega Quiz is definitely worth the $40. The game is a perfect complement to SingStar and the Guitar Hero games, and makes the PS2 quite a party machine.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    However, on the PS2 and PSP, Sony San Diego was able to bring over a lot of the gameplay and AI improvements, making MLB 08 one of the best playing baseball games on either platform.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With solid gameplay and a great presentation, Kung Fu Panda is easy to recommend to fans of the movie or parents looking to entertain their kids with a robust yet accessible action platformer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With solid gameplay and a great presentation, Kung Fu Panda is easy to recommend to fans of the movie or parents looking to entertain their kids with a robust yet accessible action platformer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With solid gameplay and a great presentation, Kung Fu Panda is easy to recommend to fans of the movie or parents looking to entertain their kids with a robust yet accessible action platformer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With solid gameplay and a great presentation, Kung Fu Panda is easy to recommend to fans of the movie or parents looking to entertain their kids with a robust yet accessible action platformer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    SingStar Country doesn’t include any of those features but as a multiplayer game it’s recommended as long as you like the songs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The downloadable songs add some longevity to the title, as well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you don’t particularly care for the series, R-Type Final is still a solid shooter. The only problem is the slowdown, and well, shooters seem to have that quite frequently.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The ten hour campaign and relatively repetitive gameplay keep it from being a true gem.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Where Soldiers best succeeds, though, is in the visuals. This is one immensely detailed game. The various environments you’ll find in the game feature incredibly detailed structures and high-resolution textures, which will surely push your videocard.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game's visuals are pretty impressive given the scope.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game's single-player campaign is enjoyable despite some questionable design choices, and the multiplayer is capable, as well. That said, while Finest Hour is always good and often times great, it never quite reaches excellence.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Casual gamers may want to pick it up also since it is a rather fun party game and even non-gamers can learn the simple controls in a try or two.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Generally enjoyable, with good quality puzzles and an excellent atmosphere. Still Life doesn’t venture far from the typical adventure formula but for what it is, the game is commendable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is a very solid game overall with some nice tweaks and a good presentation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game's visuals are incredibly true to the source material. The character models, once again in the cel-shaded nature, are excellent with believable and fluid animations backing up their every move.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you intend to use the game as it was designed, you’ll probably be in better physical shape because of it. However, as with any workout program, you’ll only get as much out of it as you put in so don’t cheat the game!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The missions are great, tying in the story great, but the side missions just aren’t that exciting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even though you can’t freely walk around in a recreated Columbia University (like the console games), Spider-Man 2 for the PSP is recommended. Be warned though: the game can be completed in around five hours (and I was taking my time).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly a fun little platformer. The game boasts respectable gameplay, and an impressive audio-visual combination, as well as a comical plot from the folks at Dreamworks. There’s plenty to do in the levels, and plenty to unlock for a second play through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly a fun little platformer. The game boasts respectable gameplay, and an impressive audio-visual combination, as well as a comical plot from the folks at Dreamworks. There’s plenty to do in the levels, and plenty to unlock for a second play through.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A very clever, themed compilation. The $20 would definitely be worth it just for the Rush and Thunder games, though it is nice to see a bit of the company’s origins.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fun little game. Unfortunately, in the time that passed since the original game it has lost some its appeal. Either that or we expect more from a fully priced game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The team has definitely nailed the presentation aspects of game making, and coupled it with very solid gameplay. The gameplay isn’t exemplary though, the story could be more intricate, and the game could be longer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of those amazingly fun, carefree games and doesn’t take itself too seriously. The action is hectic and breaks every law of physic and though the gameplay isn’t that varied, it’s still quite fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A solid game for the Xbox 360. It was an incredibly solid game for the original Xbox. Just keep in mind that you’re not getting a huge update from the game since the graphics are marginally better than the Xbox version.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game’s visuals aren’t as drastically improved as other EA Sports titles but there are enough graphical nuances and tweaks to make it worthwhile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The presentation, while technically solid if not stunning, lacks the excitement of a typical college baseball game. This is something that EA Sports can improve next year, and shouldn’t deter fans of the MVP engine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fun little game. It does a great job of keeping everything that made The Sims so interesting on the PC. However, the game isn’t as well suited for consoles as previous Sims games were. The removal of a real story mode is certainly a detriment. The actual gameplay is top-notch as always, though.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A pretty compelling game on the Nintendo DS. It is structured enough to give you some purpose in what you’re doing but contains enough of the more open-endedness of the other modes to keep things interesting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Acid 2 features a lot of replay value thanks to the plethora of cards available.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The action is fast and furious and the multiplayer mode expands the game’s longevity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sega is firmly established as one the best developers for arcade racers and you don’t need to look further than OutRun 2006 to see why.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Xbox 360 is technically superior with no slowdown but it does lose out some features that the current-generation versions have.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mixture of action, stealth, and minigames will keep your attention for the game’s direction. The solid gameplay is made better because of the excellent presentation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Cars is not the most complex racing game around, but it manages to capture the Pixar spirit very well. Aside from this, it’s an enjoyable game with solid gameplay and a great presentation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new vehicles and maps complement the game perfectly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a single-player game, the AI flaws begin to add up in an annoyance, so it is strongly recommended that you play with another player in split-screen or online
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Crackdown succeeds in building a city that you want to explore, and giving you the ability to simply mess around and have a good time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game includes a solid 40 hours of gameplay for the main story line, but you can get countless other hours building up your characters and exploring every bit of the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Spider-Man: Battle for New York boasts fun 2D gameplay mixed with an impressive 3D presentation. The game’s biggest fault is that it hasn’t made any significant strides since last year, but it remains one of the most fun 2D action games on the Nintendo DS.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As it stands, the only thing NHL 2K7 has over "NHL 07" is the variety of gameplay modes, which for some may be the deciding factor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly the best golf game on the market right now. If you picked up last year’s version, however, the refinements—unless you’re a diehard Tiger fan—may not be enough to warrant the purchase.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game’s graphics are great although not phenomenal when compared to upcoming PS3 games like "Motorstorm."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NBA 07 doesn’t try to be something that it is not. It’s an arcade basketball title and it does that very well. The addition of the seriously fun minigames and improved presentation make it easy to recommend this iteration of the franchise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dark Sector doesn’t try to revolutionize the action game genre. It just wants you to have fun, by killing enemies with an awesome weapon and going online to do the same. And it certainly succeeds as being a fun game, with great presentation values.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NCAA March Madness 07 has a few gameplay issues. If you list them, they do add up but in practice the game is enjoyable and will prove fun to all but the most picky of gamers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most entertaining games on the Wii. If it weren’t for the recycled tracks, which come from earlier SSX games, this would be a must have. The ubertricks are a little annoying to pull off and unfortunately required to get far into the game, as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    MLB 07: The Show is the best baseball game currently available on the PS3.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Transformers doesn't make any radical changes to the classic action game genre, but it does have likeable characters and top-notch production values, coupled with enjoyable gameplay.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Transformers doesn't make any radical changes to the classic action game genre, but it does have likeable characters and top-notch production values, coupled with enjoyable gameplay.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Transformers doesn't make any radical changes to the classic action game genre, but it does have likeable characters and top-notch production values, coupled with enjoyable gameplay.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Spider-Man 3 on PS2 is essentially the Wii version without the motion-sensitive control system. The end result is a game that pales in comparison to and would not be a suitable replacement for the next-generation versions.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Spider-Man 3 on Wii is considerably different than the next-generation versions. It has a considerably longer learning curve and much less polish than its true next-generation counterparts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thanks to the top-notch production values, this is an easy recommendation for fans of the books or movies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thanks to the top-notch production values, this is an easy recommendation for fans of the books or movies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game has a great presentation, coupled with enjoyable combat and puzzles and good use of the touch screen.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Folkore isn’t perfect, since you are often replaying the same areas with different characters. It also takes a while for the story to take off, but as I mentioned above, once it does you’re in for a treat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, Smarty Pants is a very fun trivia game for the Wii. It has great topics, many questions and good (if light) use of the Wii Remote.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor Heroes 2 isn’t going to win awards for being groundbreaking or innovating. But if you’re a Wii owner looking forward to running down some Germans using your new Wii Zapper or just want a good, old-fashioned run-and-gun shooter, then this is your game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 is the best Tiger Woods yet but really feels like an incremental upgrade over last year’s game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 is the best Tiger Woods yet but really feels like an incremental upgrade over last year’s game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Simpsons Game is a must-have for Simpsons fans. If you don’t like the license, though, the game probably won’t do much for you since the underlying gameplay isn’t anything special.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    World Series of Poker 2008 is a great poker game. The AI is aggressive without obviously cheating and the underlying gameplay mechanics are solid.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    World Series of Poker 2008 is a great poker game. The AI is aggressive without obviously cheating and the underlying gameplay mechanics are solid.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    World Series of Poker 2008 is a great poker game. The AI is aggressive without obviously cheating and the underlying gameplay mechanics are solid.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NBA 08 on PSP is definitely the best of the three NBA 08 games, and a good basketball game to boot.