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 Halo: Combat Evolved
Lowest review score: 45 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 940
940 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 manages to bring the frenetic, highly scripted gunfights of its big siblings to the Nintendo DS. It’s definitely one of the handheld’s best shooters, although it would have arguably been the best with the inclusion of online multiplayer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Major League Baseball 2K8 is a great baseball game. Kush Games made plenty of improvements to the core baseball engine, most of which are wholly welcome.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The presentation is excellent, as is expected from Gran Turismo’s debut on the PS3. The game certainly fills a void in the PS3’s library but the relative lack of content (only 70 cars and 6 tracks), means that only the Gran Turismo diehard should pick up Prologue.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is a fairly typical third-person shooter at its core.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is a fairly typical third-person shooter at its core.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows plays like an enhanced version of Spider-Man 3 with a pretty cool story backing it up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, FIFA Soccer 09 on PSP is a solid addition to the FIFA Soccer series. Definitely recommended if you’re looking for soccer gaming on the go.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors is quite fun to play, especially for fans of the movie or the first game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors is quite fun to play, especially for fans of the movie or the first game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although not quite as surprising as it was last year (I don’t think anyone expected a handheld Splinter Cell to be that good), it’s still a solid experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you were looking for a great game of chess, with hundreds of AI opponents and even more online, Chessmaster is definitely recommended.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A surprisingly natural, action-RPG that remains fun to play through during its length.
    • 73 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The missions are great, tying in the story great, but the side missions just aren't that exciting.
    • 74 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.
    • 71 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pretty much the same game as last year's The Crusaders. Though the game has been released so soon after its predecessor, the gameplay is still solid and the addition of online modes and the new campaigns are welcomed.
    • 68 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fundamentally solid game that does a good job of integrating the material of the film with solid gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game very accurately recreates the college atmosphere, though the spotty visuals and lacking dynasty mode don't let it become as good as it can be.
    • 70 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 is 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still Life is 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.
    • 77 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Is the game fun? Yes, for the hardcore gamer, but not for the newbie. The newbie should wait a few years before sinking his teeth into this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The microgames work best when you can move around and not be stuck to your TV. If you do get some friends who can live with some of the crazy found in the game, you'll have hours and hours of fun.
    • 70 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A surprisingly natural, action-RPG that remains fun to play through during its length.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A very solid tactical RPG. The game’s gameplay mechanics will surely please fans of the genre and particularly fans of Nippon Ichi but may frustrate newer players.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The visuals are among the finest in the genre, and the gameplay is as smooth as ever when you can figure out what is going on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While Scrapland is not without faults, namely the repetitive missions, the game is recommendable thanks to its charming nature, technical dominance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Space Rangers 2 is enjoyable though not the most easily assessable game ever designed. If you’re willing to learn the nuances, you’ll discover a rich game with plenty to do from amassing large bases, to bribing officials, to playing delivery boy. You might just find yourself unable to let go.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A good port of the next-generation version. It keeps the solid gameplay and manages to introduce “nail the trick” and focus mode to the mix. As expected there are some concessions. The graphics are noticeably worse, the motion capture animation system is gone, the streaming world is gone, and inexplicably the online multiplayer is gone, too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s very impressive that Page 44 Studios managed to introduce “nail the trick” and focus mode to the PSP and make it as intuitive as possible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game includes a lot of new content since the addition of other vehicles really does a lot to increase the breadth of the game. The gameplay is as solid as it has ever been.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    NBA Live 07 includes a few new modes and features that will surely satisfy fans of the franchise. The novelty of seeing NBA Live on the portable has faded, but the gameplay is still good enough to make the game worthwhile.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    As long as you go into the game knowing that you’re going to be spending 1800 points ($22.50) to get the entire experience, you won’t be disappointed once you get the entire package.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The courses still look excellent featuring plenty of details including animals moving around in the background and the player models look good. The game is a little blocky at times, but looks fairly similar to the PS2 version.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game has a strong core gameplay and great stage designs, which get progressively harder but also more challenging. Definitely worth picking up for fans of the genre.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars makes the jump to consoles well although it's not perfectly intact.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars makes the jump to consoles well although it's not perfectly intact.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It won’t keep mature gamers’ attention for very long, but kids will love it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows plays like an enhanced version of Spider-Man 3 with a pretty cool story backing it up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows plays like an enhanced version of Spider-Man 3 with a pretty cool story backing it up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game's audio is awesome. The soundtrack is fitting to the tense action present on-screen. The sound effects are particularly enjoyable, as they offer a bit of everything.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A nice blend of "Ninja Gaiden" and "Splinter Cell," and offers a lot of bang for your buck.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Technically, the game fares rather well, considerably better than the PS2 version. The frame-rate stays at 60FPS for the most part, although there are a bit of drops here and there.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A surprisingly solid platformer with variety, thanks to the complex combat, driving and additional challenges to recommend to platform fans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A good port of the next-generation version. It keeps the solid gameplay and manages to introduce "nail the trick" and focus mode to the mix. As expected there are some concessions. The graphics are noticeably worse, the motion capture animation system is gone, the streaming world is gone, and inexplicably the online multiplayer is gone, too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A surprisingly natural, action-RPG that remains fun to play through during its length.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game's tweaks, graphics update, and gameplay mode additions make it one of the better games in the "bang for your buck" category. The Gamecube version is noticeable inferior to the other versions of the game, however, so those versions are recommended.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What makes Painkiller different from other similar games are the awesome visuals. The architecture is particularly great.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A very solid action game. The game’s gameplay is good enough and it is just oozing with production value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The use of the Snowblind engine allowed it to effortlessly provide enjoyable hack-and-slash gameplay, while the dialogue and presentation provided the necessary charm to make The Bard’s Tale stand out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The controls handle very well on PC, so you don’t even need a gamepad to enjoy it. The only exclusion here is that the PC version doesn’t support voice support, and while a bit annoying may be worth it for the better visuals.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A fine ATV racing title with enough modes to please gamers for many hours, excellent online with little lag, a respectable graphics engine and decent soundtrack.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Instead of a linear adventure, the game mixes different styles of gameplay into unrelated missions and while strange on paper, the gameplay works surprisingly well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The drum is big, (sort-of) bulky and very loud, but it is pretty enjoyable and does register your strokes well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The actual gameplay is pretty solid throughout, the visuals are excellent and the rest of the presentation isn’t too shabby. That said, it doesn’t do anything principally different and online play could have been implemented better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you passed on Dawn of War because of its complexity, the new, easier to use faction may change your mind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A fundamentally solid game that does a good job of integrating the material of the film with solid gameplay. The presentation is especially impressive for a portable game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The quick gameplay, stellar animation, improved graphics, better AI and addition of more minigames make it a very compelling package.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s definitely recommended if you didn’t pick up the game for current-generation consoles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There are certainly worst ways to spend your money, but then again, there are much better games on the Xbox 360 lineup right now.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game’s combat system is fundamentally solid with an excellent combo system that is actually much more in-depth than I originally suspected.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game’s combat system is fundamentally solid with an excellent combo system that is actually much more in-depth than I originally suspected.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An undeniably fun game. At the same time, it’s basically a port of a two-year game. Unless you played the game to death though, the stellar presentation and sound gameplay mechanics, make this game easy to recommend.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The visuals in Far Cry Instincts Predator look great. The lush, detailed jungle is lush compliments the fluid, realistic water very well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor Airborne delivers the most compelling MOH experience in recent years. If you’re looking for a fun, chaotic WWII game this Holiday season, Medal of Honor Airbone is a great choice.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor Airborne delivers the most compelling MOH experience in recent years. If you’re looking for a fun, chaotic WWII game this Holiday season, Medal of Honor Airbone is a great choice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The sound effects do a great job of selling the experience. You’ll hear the wind moving past your bike as you hit top speeds.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Although it comes not so long after FIFA 06, the additional game modes and features may be enough to qualify it as a purchase for many.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The atmosphere and enthusiasm that the game portrays are remarkable, especially for a portable title.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A no-brainer for ATV fans and even more generally for racing game fans. The PSP has quite a number of racing games, but this is one of the most entertaining.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It takes a fun and lighthearted approach to the game. If you plan on playing multiplayer or for some reason really enjoy the Mario brand of sports, Mario Hoops will not disappoint.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Thanks to the improved presentation and tightened gameplay, the game shines above its last-generation counterparts.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It won’t keep mature gamers’ attention for very long, but kids will love it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ultimately, The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is a well put-together platformer, especially for younger gamers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As it stands, the game is still a lot of fun but largely unchanged from last year’s version. As such, it’s only really commended if you skipped 08 or are a diehard soccer fan (and don’t have access to current-generation platforms).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a fun platformer, definitely aimed at younger gamers and fans of the series.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a fun platformer, definitely aimed at younger gamers and fans of the series.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a fun platformer, definitely aimed at younger gamers and fans of the series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a fun platformer, definitely aimed at younger gamers and fans of the series.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overall, Monsters vs. Aliens is a solid videogame adaptation from the movie. The combination of standard action-platforming, more traditional puzzle-based platforming and on-rails races that you’ll experience with the different characters provides just enough variety and challenge for the game’s target market. If your child is a fan of the movie, you’ll want to pick up the game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overall, Monsters vs. Aliens is a solid videogame adaptation from the movie. The combination of standard action-platforming, more traditional puzzle-based platforming and on-rails races that you’ll experience with the different characters provides just enough variety and challenge for the game’s target market. If your child is a fan of the movie, you’ll want to pick up the game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overall, Monsters vs. Aliens is a solid videogame adaptation from the movie. The combination of standard action-platforming, more traditional puzzle-based platforming and on-rails races that you’ll experience with the different characters provides just enough variety and challenge for the game’s target market. If your child is a fan of the movie, you’ll want to pick up the game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overall, Monsters vs. Aliens is a solid videogame adaptation from the movie. The combination of standard action-platforming, more traditional puzzle-based platforming and on-rails races that you’ll experience with the different characters provides just enough variety and challenge for the game’s target market. If your child is a fan of the movie, you’ll want to pick up the game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Like the movie it’s based on, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen isn’t trying to radically change the genre or introduce innovative new features. It’s giving you great-looking robots that go off and fight other great-looking robots as you watch the resulting explosions.