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 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 45 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 940
940 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is undoubtedly one of the strongest games of this generation. The amount of content is simply mind-blowing.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Buy this game or you might as well consider yourself a non-video game fan. Congratulations, Retro Studios. You lived up to the task of meeting the master.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The attention to detail blew me away. The graphics are beyond anything I imagined.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game, simply put, looks absolutely spectacular...The best thing about the graphics is how great the game will look and perform on today's entry-level rigs.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Folks, if you were looking for not only the best survival/horror game ever made, and not only what is arguably the best game to ever grace the Gamecube platform, but one of the best action/adventure games of this current era of video games, your search is now over.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In the end, The Orange Box is worth more than your $60. The Half-Life 2 games alone could comfortably sell at that price, but the addition of the surprisingly fun Portal and the incredibly deep Team Fortress 2 make this a must-have game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Miyamoto has done it again. The Wind Waker is a definite masterpiece. Link's brand new adventure is as beautiful as it could be and everything's just too good to say it's kiddy.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game’s targeting system has been improved and is very reminiscent of the developer’s "Manhunt," which overall makes it more cohesive. The game allows you to get better with guns and you’ll have different phases, which will give you more control over your shooting abilities.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best and most ambitious game of the year, and it is also one that everyone should play before Lieberman gets his old throat to Congress.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is one of those games that seemingly comes out of nowhere and redefines what you think is possible in a videogame.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    For the first time ever, I was actually dumbfounded when I found myself standing on a large wasteland area, surrounded by rocks and rolling hills. I was actually intimidated by the dusky skies over head, and the burning cityscapes in the background, and how miniscule you feel really makes you realize just how great of a world Bungie has created.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shows that you don’t have to revolutionize a series to invigorate it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Some games nail the gameplay mechanics, others have an amazing art style, some are incredibly fun to play, and yet others are amazing technical achievements. It’s rare that a game has all of those qualities, but Epic Games’ Gears of Wars does.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The main quest, side quests, townspeople, graphics, open-endedness, etc combine to make one of the best videogames available on any console.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shows that you don’t have to revolutionize a series to invigorate it.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only real gripe against the game is that the control isn't as intuitive as it can be. There are many options in a given situation, and the game still relies on the same context-sensitive menu system, which is a bit cumbersome.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A strong candidate for the coveted Game of the Year award, Burnout 3: Takedown is one of the best arcade racing games to come out in years.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The additional extras, online play and camera angle really manage to make the game nearly flawless. Even if you’ve played the original, the changes are worth picking the game up again.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything from the game screams high production values. The visuals are amazing, the audio is remarkable, and the gameplay is top-notch. It all comes together in a rare package.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game changes dramatically whether you're male, female, light or dark, or even try to stay on a neutral path. Anyway you look at it; there are LOTS of reasons to play this many times.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It doesn’t revolutionize the series but the series is hardly is need of such a change.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A strong candidate for the coveted Game of the Year award, Burnout 3: Takedown is one of the best arcade racing games to come out in years.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While it lacks innovation in the single player portion, I don't think anyone else could have crafted such a unique way to play the game in multiplayer. If you're planning on playing online, it's a must have game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an incredibly impressive game and probably the most technically impressive game on the Nintendo DS.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It doesn’t reinvent the wheel but for some 12 hours we’re seeing tighter, nimbler combat, fantastic level designs, and great gameplay. GOW II is undoubtedly better than its prequel and ultimately one of the best games on any last generation console.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Oblivion does a lot of things extremely well, and everything else very well. It’s hard to find anything to complain about here.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 is a stellar shooting game and easily one of the best games of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A pretty good game, but it could be way better. Some of the matches are very easy, I beat the final level just by kicking him to death, never used a weapon.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game is incredibly fun. It will surely take up hundreds of hours to even the most casual of gamers.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It will surely take up hundreds of hours to even the most casual of gamers.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shows that you don’t have to revolutionize a series to invigorate it. The move to modern warfare has enabled Infinity Ward to deliver the most frantic, chaotic shooter ever.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game has a great rock-and-roll art style that works extremely well. The character models are fairly detailed but they all have very unique personalities whether you’re looking at a 60s era rocker, a punk rocker, or a hardcore metalhead.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Rock Band is certainly the most ambitious music game yet and largely succeeds.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only real gripe against the game is that the control isn’t as intuitive as it can be. There are many options in a given situation, and the game still relies on the same context-sensitive menu system, which is a bit cumbersome.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An ideal strategy game as it combines two rather different gameplay approaches into one very cohesive package.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Asylum would be a terrific third-person action game on its own thanks to the excellent combat engine and well-designed levels. But coupled with the Batman license the game becomes a must-play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most impressive part of the graphics is the fact that mario can spot a coin or shine at the other side of the massive level. Becuse the game engine has amazing draw distance. It's really a sight to see.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Sands of Time effects are awesome; you have to see them to believe them. The character models don't push polygon limits but the animation is intense.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Although some of the novelty wore off since the first game, this is still a great music game and an even better multiplayer game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rock Band 2 doesn’t revolutionize the series or the genre. It lacks a super defining feature (a la Guitar Hero World Tour’s music creator) but it’s hard to complain when the core game is so good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The gameplay is, once again, among Nintendo's best of all time. They know how to make the game fun and addictive, and there are very few hiccups that will hurt you.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Rock Band 2 is a fantastic title and one that is highly recommended.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Up Your Arsenal, while not radically different than its predecessors with the exception of the new online play, still provides some of the purest, most enjoyable gameplay available on the PlayStation 2.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Much like "San Andreas," it doesn't force this stuff on you. It lets you uncover them on your own. It's like having a surprise being unwrapped just a little at a time. This is certainly a much tougher game than the first two and the higher sense of realism plays an important role into that.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game’s aural presentation is equally splendid. The voice acting is amazing; it often times uses a fictional language that enhances the game’s dreamy atmosphere.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is a masterpiece.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War: Chains of Olympus is one of the few PSP games that deliver a console experience while tweaking the formula for the PSP.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An amazing game. Digital Illusions has done what many considered impossible: made a game better, and more fun than "Battlefield 1942."
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is an exceptional first-person shooter.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Asylum would be a terrific third-person action game on its own thanks to the excellent combat engine and well-designed levels. But coupled with the Batman license the game becomes a must-play.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An intense singleplayer experience. It has awesome visuals and sound, epic game play and great multiplayer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    While The Sims 2 is no longer a game about “nothing,” its “something” is deep enough, varied enough, interesting enough and most importantly fun enough to justify its purchase for just about everyone from soccer moms to first person shooter addicts.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game is so well made that even people not traditionally into tactical-action games will get a lot out of it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Overall, The Lost and Damned is a terrific addition to Grand Theft Auto IV.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game’s soundtrack is quite varied, considerably more so than "Burnout 3." It’s noticeably edgier and goes along well with Burnout Revenge’s more aggressive theme.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward took the bar, threw it up, and jumped over it when it was still in the air.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game's soundtrack is quite varied, considerably more so than "Burnout 3." It's noticeably edgier and goes along well with Burnout Revenge's more aggressive theme.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The developers at Nintendo fixed the game up, minimized its flaws, and gave it new life. The result is a game that, in my opinion, beats the original by a few strides.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most fun games you’ll find for current-generation consoles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most fun games you'll find for current-generation consoles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 is the ultimate party game. The solid, addicting Guitar Hero gameplay has been made even more accessible and compelling with all of the new additions Neversoft has added for this version.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The modernized graphics, outstanding sound package, solid gameplay, and cute use of the Nintendo DS makes for a very compelling game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    My new favorite shooter, which is saying something considering all of the notable additions lately. Striking visuals, high-quality AI and open-ended gameplay make for refreshing FPS game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dead Space shows the beginnings of a very strong franchise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band does one thing extremely well: it brings The Beatles’ music to a very strong platform (the Rock Band platform) resulting in a game that is undeniably fun to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction isn’t a groundbreaking sequel by any means. But thanks to super-refined gameplay, unbelievable graphics, and a generally fun atmosphere, you’re looking at one of the PS3’s best games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game manages to recreate the awesomeness of past titles while making sure it feels like a new game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band does one thing extremely well: it brings The Beatles’ music to a very strong platform (the Rock Band platform) resulting in a game that is undeniably fun to play.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most fun games you'll find for current-generation consoles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The PC version is the best you can get. If you have a PC that meets the requirements below, you’ll have a much better time than you would with either console version. Furthermore, GameStop.com is selling this game for a mere $10, several times less than the console versions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dead Space shows the beginnings of a very strong franchise. EA Redwood Shores nailed the genre with Dead Space.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NHL 10 is an excellent hockey game. It’s probably the best one yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NHL 10 is an excellent hockey game. It’s probably the best one yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The gameplay mechanics are refined to the point of perfection and the presentation is stellar.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is stellar, something that is only made better by the kick-ass graphics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The visuals and immersion [are] simplly amazing in this game. The graphics are incredibly impressive, something unmatched by any other game.
    • 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
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game includes cars, motorcycles, and boats and more specifically, ambulances, trucks, vans, big rigs and armored vehicles, among many others. They all handle very distinctly and very well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The visuals are really pushed by the game’s excellent art style. Every level, even every character you’ll meet, although particularly the primary characters look excellent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An incredibly well-put together baseball game. Its presentation is top-notch, it includes a number of modes that you can spend countless hours playing, and the sense of control is unmatched.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is stellar, something that is only made better by the kick-ass graphics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A great game of golf with enough depth to please simulation fans while making things accessible to newcomers to the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Even up against recent heavyweights like "Painkiller" and "Far Cry", Doom 3’s visuals are a notch above. Using pretty much every graphical technique available like normal mapping, self-shadowing, per-pixel lighting and others that my frail brain cannot understand, the Doom 3 engine is sight to behold.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’re planning on playing online, it’s a must have game. If you don’t plan on playing online, the single-player game is still awesome, just don’t expect many changes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    FIFA Soccer 09 is an extremely polished soccer title with great gameplay and presentation. The gameplay is a lot tighter than it was in previous years thanks to the new physics system and animation while still remaining fun to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The only real gripe against the game is that the control isn’t as intuitive as it can be. There are many options in a given situation, and the game still relies on the same context-sensitive menu system, which is a bit cumbersome.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bully is the type of game that only a company like Rockstar Games could pull off. It’s undeniably well produced, pushes the envelope as to what is possible in videogames, and remains unquestionably fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its excellent presentation and quick missions make it a perfect fit for the PlayStation Portable. There’s a rather steep learning curve, especially if you are new to the series, but it is worth diving into.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An incredibly well-put together baseball game. Its presentation is top-notch, it includes a number of modes that you can spend countless hours playing, and the sense of control is unmatched.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The scope and magnitude of Call of Duty and particularly this expansion are most important. Gray Matter Studios did upgrade the engine a bit as explosions and other particle effects (like smoke and dirt) are more vivid this time around.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is a fantastic game. It’s one of the best shooters available on the PlayStation 3 and one of the console’s strongest exclusives.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is stellar, something that is only made better by the kick-ass graphics.