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 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 45 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 939
939 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A rather tough sell. The Mob Wars portion of the game is well implemented, if a bit shallow, but it isn’t enough to make this an easily recommendable purchase. The story mode carries its own set of problems, as well.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The game falls short in too many spots and it is a major disappointment on the overall. This game left me feeling bad.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The game’s audio package perfectly complements the joyful atmosphere presented visually.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The game's graphics are charming and colorful, and certainly very child-friendly. The many levels you'll find are of a respectable size and with many things to do, but in pure technical terms, none of this will "wow" an experienced gamer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Krusty Krab won’t hold the attention of older games for very long. Younger gamers will probably be entertained by the loopy level designs and crazy objectives.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A solid if unexciting WWII game on either platform. There’s little reason to pick up the game unless you blasted through Call of Duty 3 and are looking for more.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    If you’re interested in a deep gaming experience, you have to look elsewhere. If you want to spend hours ogling virtual girls, buying them swimsuits, making friends with other girls and the like, Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 is exactly what you wanted.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    While multiplayer is a nice addition, it really pays to have friends who actually enjoy the game’s delicacies. Otherwise, they’ll likely be turned off by the whole thing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    While there is nothing particularly wrong with it, it just doesn’t do much beyond what is expected in terms of actual gameplay.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The physics are arcadey but work. You’ll notice the planes breaking in the order you would expect them to. The environments are pretty and the draw distance is extremely impressive.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The load times, too, are annoying. If you can live with this, though, there is a lot of fun to be had.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    As it stands, SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab won't hold the attention of older games for very long. Younger gamers will probably be entertained by the loopy level designs and crazy objectives.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The game’s audio package perfectly complements the joyful atmosphere presented visually.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Squad Assault is a real time strategy game at heart and if you’re familiar with the genre, you’ll get used to the game pretty quickly. The overall controls haven’t changed much over the years.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The gameplay in Genji isn’t superb but it’s fairly satisfying. It isn’t the most memorable game available, but you will have fun for the 10 hours or so that the game lasts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    On one hand, the gameplay is good and the presentation is solid but there isn’t a whole lot of new content in the game to appease franchise veterans. On the other, the game doesn’t make itself readily accessible to newcomers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is no reason in beating a dead horse; no Gamecube owner expects online gameplay from a Gamecube title. With that said Rainbow Six 3 offers enjoyable squad-based gameplay and will certainly fill up the appetite of Gamecube owners.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you’ve enjoyed the previous Nicktoon games, Battle for Volcano Island will be another game you have to add to your library.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you heard of Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball MAX'D on the Xbox last year and couldn’t wait to play it on the PS2, this is your chance. For everyone else, there are better ways to spend $40.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Older gamers will likely get bored with the repetitive gameplay that is seemingly void of any overarching sense of achievement. Younger fans will probably have fun going through the world, collecting items and seeing their favorite Neopets.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Life shows potential and there is definitely room for improvement. It shows that sports games can have decent story modes. The actual gameplay in the game pales in comparison to other, more refined PS2 basketball games.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    G-Unit Edition isn’t the most competent top-down action game available on the PSP. However, if you’re a fan of 50 Cent or his music, there is a lot of fanfare in the game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The dimwitted A.I. is frustrating and removes much of the fun from the game. Although not a bad game by any means, it doesn’t meet the Street’s series high standards.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game’s combat system is surprisingly fun despite being quite button-mashing friendly. It also retains the Shrek humor found in the previous games.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sony’s NBA 08 is a solid basketball game and a noticeable improvement from last year’s game. The Replay Mode is very fun and the character customization elements are quite fun, but the actual gameplay isn’t as tight as its competitors. The lack of a franchise mode hurts the game, too.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun if shallow game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The audio is equally delightful. The cheerful music complements the jovial sound effects very well. The voice acting is purposely sharp, though it is hardly annoying.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    WTF: Work Time Fun won’t keep you occupied for days but if you have a few minutes you want to kill every now and then, you’ll want to have the game in the library.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Your enjoyment of Excite Truck will depend on how often you want to bust out the game for multiplayer purposes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    MySims on Nintendo DS focuses on odd jobs and building relationships with the various townspeople. The game isn’t the most complex game out there and the lack of actual things to do ends up hurting its replay value. The kiddies will like it, as will hardcore fans of the Animal Crossing games.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the single-player mode is required to get access to additional characters for the one-on-one mode and simply isn't very fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Basically, all of the micromanagement parts of the game will make fans gush with excitement.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a new racing game on your PS2 and only have $10, give Corvette a try, it won’t disappoint you. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with it, and you will surely get what you pay for.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With more development time, the guys at Reflection could have fixed the spotty AI and graphical problems. As is, fans of the series will certainly want to pick this up since this up since it is the best iteration of the series.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    NBA
    If you plan on using the game’s online component, NBA is a good purchase. Otherwise, wait for more capable basketball games to be released.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    However, the fact that Spider-Man 3 is late to the party, coupled with the PSP’s control limitations, keep this version from achieving the same success that the other versions achieved.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Nicktoons Battle for Volcano Island already has a dedicated fanbase. If you've enjoyed the previous Nicktoon games, Battle for Volcano Island will be another game you have to add to your library.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The underlying gameplay in Conflict: Global Terror is pretty decent and enjoyable. If you're playing with three other players, the game is actually a lot of fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The dimwitted A.I. is frustrating and removes much of the fun from the game. Although not a bad game by any means, it doesn't meet the Street's series high standards.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is combat-intensive which is the least fun part of the game. The multiplayer is splendid, though.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game was designed to play in short bursts on the PSP, and it’s still superior on that platform. If you don’t own a PSP, though, Mercury Meltdown Remix is still a solid puzzle title.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The actual gameplay doesn’t deviate much from your typical beat-em-up, which becomes monotonous and repetitive at the end of the game’s nine or so hours.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While there is nothing particularly wrong with it, it just doesn’t do much beyond what is expected in terms of actual gameplay.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While its choice of platform is question, if you were dying to have play a strategy RPG on the road, you don’t have to wait any longer.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rainbow Islands Revolution makes great use of the touch screen, aside from being a fun and addicting puzzler.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When it is all said and done, Scaler isn't much more than your functional, slightly-but-not-much above average platformer. For $20, there are certainly worst buys and the game would complement perfectly "Ty 2" and "Tak 2" for a platform-hungry younger gamer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The only reason you'll finish this game is for the story. I know it right off the bat. The gameplay is lame and uninspired. It is way too easy and the level design is extremely linear.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Obscure doesn’t attempt to do anything different. Hydravision is comfortable with crafting a respectable survival horror game and Obscure fits that profile well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact isn’t a particularly memorable fighting game on its own merits.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Unless you're tired of World War II games or really require your flight games to have extremely realistic controls, there is a lot to like in Heroes of the Pacific.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The gameplay is very similar to previous games. If you haven’t played any, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    On the GBA, Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies doesn’t distinguish itself as much as it does on the console versions. Nonetheless, the game remains a solid platformer with enough variety to keep the game interesting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Samurai Shodown V isn't the best looking or most refined fighter available, but it does work well enough including a fully functional online mode.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    And1 Streetball has some good ideas like the pulling off juke moves with the analog stick but unfortunately some technical errors are too much to ignore.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Lair is a tough game to rate. One on hand, the game is absolutely gorgeous and easily justifies the thousands of dollars spent on the latest home theater equipment. On the other hand, the gameplay is so fundamentally broken that it’s difficult to imagine anyone sticking with Lair through its ending.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The commentary, though accurate, is repetitive and doesn’t induce you to pay attention. It just isn’t very interesting to hear the same lines over and over again.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The action is competent if underwhelming but some of the career mode choices were right on. Indeed, Juiced is hurt more by its release date than anything else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Sony’s NBA 08 is a solid basketball gamebut the actual gameplay isn’t as tight as its competitors. The lack of a franchise mode hurts the game and while The Life is still plenty of fun to play through, it may not be enough to pull the game up for most people.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A solid if unexciting WWII game on either platform. There’s little reason to pick up the game unless you blasted through "Call of Duty 3" and are looking for more.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A big part of what made the PC version be so great was the whole atmosphere; you felt like you were in Chicago in the 1930s. Unfortunately, the visual inedibility of the PS2 version takes a good chunk of this feeling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The commentary, though accurate, is repetitive and doesn't induce you to pay attention. It just isn't very interesting to hear the same lines over and over again.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    And1 Streetball has some good ideas like the pulling off juke moves with the analog stick but unfortunately some technical errors are too much to ignore.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Its portrayal of the card game is fun in its own away and pretty accurate, as well. If the whole monster fighting thing eluded you, chances are that Duel Masters isn't going to change your mind.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Heroes of the Pacific isn’t really a sim in any stretch of the word. That said, the game plays well, has a pretty good online mode, and provides a satisfying single player mode.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Only the most diehard Pokemon fans should ever consider picking this game up. The gameplay isn’t especially interesting, the game makes poor use of the Nintendo DS hardware, and the presentation is seriously outdated.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The gameplay is tight enough and the presentation is good, ensuring that fans of The Incredibles will get their money’s worth. For everyone else though, there are better NDS titles available.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It is fun for the same reason that something like Serious Sam is fun to play: the simplicity of it all. Fans of previous games may be a little turned off by the new arcade-like gameplay, though.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Best $10 game of all time? Probably.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The single-player modes are marred by questionable AI which removes much of the intensity and in effect, fun, of playing the game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The Gameboy Advance version is decent, but it doesn't come close to capturing the World Cup as well as the console versions or even the DS version.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A solid tactical shooter for PS2 owners, but with Rainbow Six 3 and SOCOM II currently engaging gamers, there are better choices.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A run of the mill game. When you play this game you feel as though this game should be better than it is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game's combat system is surprisingly fun despite being quite button-mashing friendly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Is Soldier of Fortune: Payback a bad game? No, not really. It's a rather enjoyable (if simple) and good looking shooter. It's just that there have been so many amazing playing and looking games in the past few months, that Payback can't compare in comparison.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    If simple fun is what you’re looking for, you can’t get much better than Serious Sam.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Ford Bold Moves is a safe, by-the-book racing game that incorporates some rather fun team racing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The Croteam-developed games developed a sense on tension because it was a bit tougher. Here, you are given much ammo to destroy the enemies so it becomes even more of a shoot-a-thon.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The combat is somewhat fun but unbalanced, there are problems in the presentation, and the game like this would have benefited from being less linear. However, fans of The Sopranos will probably enjoy the story which really does play out like an episode of the television show.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Ford Bold Moves is a safe, by-the-book racing game that incorporates some rather fun team racing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    If you can deal with several gameplay mishaps, you’ll enjoy the game since Siren does a great job at telling its story in a new and involved way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's soundtrack has that typical upbeat music found in so many kid-marketed games. Though it is slightly repetitive and a bit annoying after a while, it does fit the game well.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Conflict: Denied Ops isn’t going to set the world on fire. The game isn’t worthwhile by yourself (mostly because the little friendly AI issues add up and the enemy AI’s annoyance factor is multiplied when you’re dealing with it alone), but if you’re going to play it with a friend, it provides a guilty pleasure.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A relatively entertaining game, at least at first before the repetition sets in.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A dramatic improvement over its predecessor, although the gameplay is more repetitive than we would like to see.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely aimed at the younger audiences, The Incredibles is an adequate but unremarkable action game on its own. The license certainly does help thanks to Pixar's unique charm and the game includes a variety of movie footage and trailers to please fans of the film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn’t that Dark Kingdom is broken in any way, but the game lacks the sense of grandeur that can be seen in other next-generation games.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty decent port of its PS2 sibling. Unfortunately, the generally lackluster gameplay and sporadic framerate make it hard to recommend to anyone except those that must absolutely have a portable hockey game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I found myself to be bewildered by the erratic actions of the artifical intelligence as opposed to being genuinely upset. If you are looking for what would happen in a truly crazy world, SuperPower 2 will let you relive that very well and leave you walking away genuinely pleased.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A barely-average game. The karaoke aspect isn't bad until you realize you can trick the system very easily. Nonetheless, the excellent track list helps propel the game a bit to fans of the music.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Conflict: Denied Ops isn’t going to set the world on fire. The game isn’t worthwhile by yourself (mostly because the little friendly AI issues add up and the enemy AI’s annoyance factor is multiplied when you’re dealing with it alone), but if you’re going to play it with a friend, it provides a guilty pleasure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely aimed at the younger audiences, The Incredibles is an adequate but unremarkable action game on its own. The license certainly does help thanks to Pixar's unique charm and the game includes a variety of movie footage and trailers to please fans of the film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty fun game for the few hours that you’ll go through it. It just doesn’t do anything particularly different enough to warrant purchase.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid introduction to the action RPG genre, especially if they enjoy the series. Older gamers may be bored of the somewhat repetitive fighting and the very light RPG elements, however.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Quantum of Solace, Beenox had the tough task of porting over one of the most technically demanding engines over to the less powerful Wii. The result is a game that shines at its core thanks to an impressive Bond feel but is held back by technical issues.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's soundtrack has that typical upbeat music found in so many kid-marketed games. Though it is slightly repetitive and a bit annoying after a while, it does fit the game well.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A breath of fresh air when every other historical first person shooter is focusing on World War II, but unfortunately the game isn’t interesting enough to warrant a $50 purchase when you pick up the substantially better "Call of Duty 3" for a few dollars more.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frantix would have been a solid budget title. The gameplay isn’t bad and it is nice to spend a few minutes with as you relax.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Does a pretty good job of interactively portraying the card game, but it doesn’t do much to woo newcomers to the series.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It includes a worthwhile multiplayer mode, the ability to play as a variety of characters, simple yet solid gameplay, and a good sense of style.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely aimed at the younger audiences, The Incredibles is an adequate but unremarkable action game on its own. The license certainly does help thanks to Pixar's unique charm and the game includes a variety of movie footage and trailers to please fans of the film.