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 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 45 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 939
939 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 61 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Younger fans of the license or movie will definitely enjoy it since the developer was able to capture the style of the series so well. Older gamers will probably not get a lot of mileage out of the game since the core gameplay is so simplistic, but it should be just enough for younger fans.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The actual fighting is solid, and the addition of Xbox Live play, oversights and all, is appreciated. However, it's hard to recommend the game when SNK hasn't done much to upgrade the game's engine or battle system in so long.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reservoir Dogs is a decent action game although fans of the movie will probably be disappointed that it is merely average.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's actual gameplay just isn't exciting. You'll find the typical, simple grapple system alongside a number of jabs and kicks and takedowns in the game but they are all rather repetitive.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can’t go wrong with Luxor if this type of game is your cup of tea but there are better alternatives available on the PSP.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The actual gameplay is quite solid, if a bit easy. Nonetheless, it’s hard to recommend the game for a $49.99 purchase when there is so little replay value.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The basic premise is very straightforward and isn’t likely to satisfy more than casual fans of the genre.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The actual gameplay is quite solid, if a bit easy. Nonetheless, it’s hard to recommend the game for a $49.99 purchase when there is so little replay value.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A fun little party game with a very limited single-player mode. The monkey clubs are a neat addition, but as it stands, the game is average in every single department.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The games themselves let you tinker with the amount of credits you can use, so that means you can progress regardless of your skill level.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    NBA 07 isn’t a terribly broken game but the game does have quite obvious flaws. The decent but not excellent graphics and the rushed audio also really hurt the game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Offers varied gameplay and enough of it to keep things interesting. The game’s multiplayer and respectable presentation are good additions, but the game’s unforgivable save system really puts a damper on things.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Most people will not be able to get past the visuals let alone the game’s insane amount of depth. Those who give it a try will find an enjoyable experience, though.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It just doesn’t do anything particularly interesting to warrant playing through unless you’re a diehard fan of the series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It just doesn’t do anything particularly interesting to warrant playing through unless you’re a diehard fan of the series.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Fans of the Cartoon Network series will undoubtedly get the most mileage from the game but it never really becomes anything other than decent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, The Incredibles isn't particularly noteworthy. The game is like nearly every other beat-em-up on the GBA and the game seems to be perfectly fine with that.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    On the PS2, the game isn’t helped by an equally mediocre dancing component. It isn’t horrible by any means, but there are cheaper, better karaoke alternatives available on the PS2.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The battles are a bit boring and run for too long, and the game doesn’t utilize the Nintendo DS hardware much.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A much better game than the console version, partly because the GBA is friendlier to side-scrollers. The game doesn’t push for any new boundaries but thankfully, it is solid throughout.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The dated graphics and pretty simple gameplay, mixed with the clunky command interface and just overall slow movement just don't scream "This is exciting stuff!"
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battle for the Pacific's presentation isn't bad but it's gameplay has too many flaws to be recommendable. These flaws become even more apparent in light of the increased FPS competition on the Xbox 360. Skip this.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The presentation isn't enhanced by the highly compressed FMV interviews, either. There are only a few too which is a shame.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game doesn’t have a defined audience: older kids will find the game too slow-paced and easy, while younger kids will get frustrated with the touchy controls.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hardcore flight sim. Very hardcore.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Bubble Bobble Revolution is only recommended for those looking to play the original game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A surprisingly mediocre game. It doesn’t try to go far from the typical Gundam formula.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Hot Wheels: Beat That! would have made a solid gift for a 6-8 year old kid looking for a new racing game if the game was valued-priced. At full retail price, though, it’s near impossible to recommend the game for purchase. It’s not that anything is inherently broken but it is incredibly uninspired.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Hot Wheels: Beat That! would have made a solid gift for a 6-8 year old kid looking for a new racing game if the game was valued-priced. At full retail price, though, it’s near impossible to recommend the game for purchase. It’s not that anything is inherently broken but it is incredibly uninspired.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Hot Wheels: Beat That! would have made a solid gift for a 6-8 year old kid looking for a new racing game if the game was valued-priced. At full retail price, though, it’s near impossible to recommend the game for purchase. It’s not that anything is inherently broken but it is incredibly uninspired.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A definite case of a game rushed to meet the movie’s release. Blue Tongue incorporated several styles of play, but these are blemished by the imperceptive control scheme.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The developers didn’t develop around the limitations of the Nintendo DS. Part of this is unavoidable since I’m not sure that the Nintendo DS can handle better crashes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    It isn’t bad at all times, in fact, a few of the first missions are reasonably amusing, that’s before you figure out that they are all basically the same.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game’s ridiculously repetitive and uninspired gameplay, combined with production values that would make nearly any gamer cry don’t form a winning combination.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Perfect for a seven year old girl. My little cousin was all over it. I think she convinced another of my aunts to purchase a copy of the game for her daughter so they can exchange secrets and so forth. As a game, All Grown Up: Express Yourself is mediocre, however.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game’s ridiculously repetitive and uninspired gameplay, combined with production values that would make nearly any gamer cry don’t form a winning combination.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, the gameplay is stale and the presentation is below average.