PSX Extreme's Scores

  • Games
For 1,240 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy XII
Lowest review score: 18 World Championship Paintball
Score distribution:
1,240 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All in all, the list of songs tells the tale. If you like what you see, Vol. 2 for the PS3 is worth your money, if not I suggest taking a look at the first PS3 SingStar, it should be more in line with the readers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game's core is deep enough to keep gamers entertained for some time, and the game mechanics are realistic, while simultaneously feeling exciting. On top of that, the Classic Fights and the online keep the entertainment going, which helps make Undisputed worth the coin.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A highly entertaining experience from start to finish. The story really drives the game forward extremely well, and it’s helped along by good pacing, top-notch voice acting, and a complex script that will throw you for a loop several times along the way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    SKATE 2 is great fun, and fans of the original will no doubt love it more than the first. Yes, there are still some gripes to be had, mostly dealing with control issues, but they don't hurt the game nearly enough to damage the experience significantly. With a larger campaign mode, a better playground, more tricks, the Hall of Meat mode, and enjoyable cut-scenes, SKATE 2 is worth the price of admission.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All in all the list of songs tells the tale. If you like what you see, Singstar Pop Vol 2. is worth your money. If not, consider the other Singstar options.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Things are smooth and fast, and it does encourage you to think strategically.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All in all the list of songs tells the tale. If you like what you see, Singstar Country is worth your money. If not, consider the other Singstar options, which include Singstar 90s, SingStar Legends, Singstar Rocks, Singstar Amped (more rock), Singstar 80s, SingStar Pop Vol. 2, and others.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It falls a little short when it comes to pacing, character development, the implementation of a detective/investigating gameplay mechanic, and the overall personality. But it excels – as most Atlus games typically do – in the battle department, as the combination of depth and accessibility is excellent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For the money, it’ll be a challenge to find something more entertaining than Battlefield 1943.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    To the hardcore, NCAA 10 is worth the upgrade with its all new Road to Glory mode, in addition to the mini-games, the teambuilder, online dynasty, and so forth. Certain aspects of presentation are lacking, such as the commentary, but the game does make up for it with great stadium roars, and authentic marching band introductions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is the ultimate fighting game experience packed with the most insane and awesome gameplay a fighter has ever seen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is a proper sequel that was certainly worth the three year wait. It's not min[d]-blowing, but at the same time it manages to capture everything that a videogame should be: fun. And it captures it well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It offers a splendid assortment of pinball tables, with a superb game engine that boasts great physics, runs at 60 frames per second, can render at 1080p, includes flawless recreations of the original tables, and boasts sound bits directly from the original pinball machines.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    MAG
    The bottom line is that if you’re into the idea of a MMOFPS that requires patience and strategy, there’s no better option, despite the drawbacks (which may only be temporary).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    But every level is really well done, the combat mechanic is loaded with potential and is almost endlessly entertaining, the variety and diversity keep your enjoyment high, and the voiceovers, characters, and patented Spidey flair are all big bonuses. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives and with a touch more polish, this could've been an elite title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you loved the old-fashioned 2-on-2 style pioneered by the very first Jam titles, and didn't like any of the series departures since then, you'll love this one. Yes, regardless of price.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The online multiplayer can be crazy fun and retribution has never been so satisfying. It's not technically perfect but then again, nothing about this game is "technically perfect." It looks good, though, and certain parts look great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a technical tour de force for portable productions, the cast of characters is satisfying, the combat can be mega-satisfying once you've wrapped your head around all the systems and mechanics, and there's a boatload of content.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The controls are tight and responsive, the story is well-written and intriguing, that continuous fear factor is a huge bonus, and the Challenge system for ranking up forces you to experiment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you're willing to spend the cash on a relatively short adventure, you'll experience something totally energizing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The developers did put a large amount of effort into creating an appealing world for all ages, there's a surprising amount of depth and longevity, the technical elements and control are good, and the humor is a nice touch. There are a few obvious problems but it could be a real gem for the intended audience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The speed is intense, the color and detail is really great, the level designs throughout are impressive, and the control is about as good as we've seen from Sonic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In some ways, The Darkness II feels like a more straightforward, less ambitious and less well-rounded title when compared to the original. And I'm sure that's where much of the criticism lies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There's a brutal, harsh overtone throughout that involves some explicit content and things of that nature, but it's all essential. And as I said before, if you get all anal about the control, the lack of total realism, and some erratic AI, you're going to be disappointed. But I think adventures like this are all about the experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Very much a nod to the ardent fans. And I think that's great. I believe they could've done a little more with the presentation and tried a few new things here and there, and I would've made the Fight Lab more user-friendly, but there's no doubt that this sequel is precisely designed to put a smile on the faces of the faithful followers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has a lot going for it. I find the single-player a tad disappointing, the learning curve can actually feel too steep for certain characters, and you may start hearing about various combat balancing issues (I'll bet money on that). But the control is rock solid, the entertainment is always of a certain quality with virtually no glaring flaws or drawbacks, the diversity and variety of the roster is absolutely fantastic, and the multiplayer could definitely attract a great many people.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There are some games that are best described with the simple “fun” adjective, and this is definitely one of them. The action is fast and satisfying, the control is solid, the 80s humor is usually spot-on (and makes some of us all sorts of nostalgic), and the combination of the gameplay and totally sweet retro atmosphere makes for the ultimate guilty pleasure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The story loses us every now and then, the control isn’t always spot-on, and there were missed design and gameplay opportunities. But the result is what matters. What matters is that we feel as if we’re part of something attractively surreal, an interactive endeavor with intrigue and a bit of philosophy, a distinct style and ambiance that is simple yet memorable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a highly accomplished, technically impressive introduction to a brave new world. Even the most legendary franchises have to adapt and assimilate eventually, and Ground Zeroes is an example of a long-running, established IP embracing new technology and trends while still retaining its core.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you're the kind of person that wants a baseball videogame with trick pitches, turbo boosts, and sucker punches, then I have little doubt that you'll appreciate Midway's take on America's national pastime.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A solid remake of a classic game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Graphically, this game is a treat. The backgrounds are colorful and depict a wide range of "horrific" settings--ancient castles, gothic villages, bubbling swamps, those kinds of Tim Burton-esque things.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The total package. It's fun, it's involved, and it's portable. Some of you will no doubt have worries that the A.I. may be too challenging or that the career mode may be too time consuming. With regards to those concerns, my only advice is that you cowboy up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    For better or worse, this is Sly's biggest adventure yet. The single-player mode itself contains more than 50 individual missions and will take most players a good 20 hours to finish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    For some wacky reason, I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first game. Perhaps it was because the concept of a strategy-based Metal Gear was no longer new to me. Perhaps it was because the levels were shorter. Perhaps it was because there are too many cards and too many options to pick from this time around.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    We were a touch disappointed the sound didn't impress as much as the graphics, and the solid strategy formula tends to flounder in identical environments, but that can't stop it from being extremely entertaining.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    With a proper multiplayer setup that allows for ad-hoc, infrastructure and gamesharing, and gameplay that engrosses you from the start to finish[line], Sega Rally Revo really does have everything rally fans, racing fans, and fans of the arcade franchise will love. Best of all, you can take it on the road with you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The physics are excellent as always, it's the best-looking entry yet, the options are insane, and most importantly, definitely appeals to just about any golf fan. It's got everything you could want and even a little more, even if the execution of the enhancements isn't always spot-on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 is a major improvement over last year's terribly flawed game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Godfather II, although a bit easy and not nearly as long as it should be, is still a great sandbox game that fans of the genre will enjoy wholeheartedly. It boasts solid control mechanics, from on-foot gameplay, to fighting, to gun play, and to car control. The missions are always a lot of fun, even if they can be a bit repetitive, because the game does a good job of conveying the life of a mafioso.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods '10 is a good game with a number of improvements over its predecessor. Unfortunately, it doesn't have improvements large enough to warrant a purchase for owners of last year's game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    You just need to accept the fact that Resonance of Fate will inevitably frustrate you, especially at first, and you have to resign yourself to grinding very, very often.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    At this point, I'd say that any game made by High Moon Studios should probably be given your due attention; this is the second time they've managed to crush our skepticism and come through in fine shape.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland is a darn good RPG with an admitted emphasis on item creation, which won't be alien to those familiar with the Mana Khemia or past Atelier titles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    What remains is a good, stable, rewarding strategy experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It takes winning ideas and simply builds on them without sacrificing anything essential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A boatload of fast-paced fun, infused with an energy that almost seems insurmountable. This energy alone is worthy of your attention.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A fun, delightful, challenging romp through a beautifully designed world. It can really get on your nerves due to minor control and camera issues but it's also quite rewarding.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    You've never really seen a game like Sideway: New York before, which is the biggest compliment I can bestow for SOE's latest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A slightly better game than its predecessor, primarily because the gameplay has been solidified. It feels faster and more reliable; by direct comparison, the first was just a little more irritating and not quite as sound.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It doesn't fire on all cylinders all the time. It can be disappointing and frustrating. But at the end of the day, you will reflect and conclude that all in all, you're experiencing what could be a memorable adventure.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Move is in dire need of AAA software and although I can't say Sports Champions 2 qualifies, it's definitely a must for Move owners who enjoy being active while indoors.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    You won't be overwhelmed by its quality but you're almost guaranteed a good time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a visceral action spectacle that puts the emphasis squarely on the well constructed gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Grid 2 is an entertaining, nicely polished racing game. With many fantastic locales, awesome cars, nicely devised events, and a really attractive presentation, there’s a lot to like.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Killzone: Mercenary proves that portable shooters can be great. It proves that even with a few shortcomings and flaws, some indigenous to the platform, many players will be more than satisfied with the purchase. Some gorgeous visuals, cracking effects, a cash-based system that emphasizes the “mercenary” part, tight and responsive control, and riveting multiplayer make this production shine.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s intricate, complex, rewarding, and always addictive. It keeps you coming back for more because you simply must power up just a little more. It’s the hook that makes it dangerous for me to play any Disgaea game, damnit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein: The New Order didn’t just surprise me. It shocked me. My expectations for this one were decidedly low but within the first hour, I was chastising myself for having doubted MachineGames.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, this game has a ton of staying power. Among the hundred or so people you can talk to, there are a dozen different girls to pick up and at least twice that number that send Larry on fetch tasks or trigger funny events. And I don't mean sort of funny. We're talking wack to the extreme.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It’s not a must-play gem due to too many easily noticeable flaws, but Yakuza’s positives greatly outstrip any negatives. And if you’re a fan of a good story, look no further.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The amount of customization options behind the game easily make this the most worthwhile NFS 'tuner' title to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    They didn't manage to fix a couple age-old problems and we're still not quite there yet in terms of next-gen-quality visuals, but none of that hurts the game too much.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    All in all, if you can get around the learning curve of Top Spin 3 and give it some time, you'll find a solid experience out of this tennis sim. If you're looking for a game that properly represents the sport of tennis, Top Spin 3 fulfills that criteria.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    All in all, NCAA March Madness 08 is not a bad game, it's just yet another bad PS3 port.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Overlord may not be the most dazzling game you'll play this year, but it is one of the freshest in execution.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    NBA Live 09 isn’t quite as good as NBA 2K9, but EA’s effort will appeal more to those who aren’t so interested in a steep learning curve, and you won’t sacrifice much in the way of realism.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is colorful and fun, for one player or multiple players. That’s probably all that needs to be said.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    So if you've got kids who have all the movies in their collections, there's no reason they shouldn't play this game. I'm almost sure they'll really have a blast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    All in all, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a really good game. Only because the hype and anticipation was so high might the score be considered a cause for concern.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There's no doubt you'll get plenty of bang for your buck with this one, but again, it has to be your cup of tea.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Tetris HD is a solid entry in the long-running series and while it sometimes doesn't look or feel like any title of old, it still has a lot going for it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The fighting is about as refined and diverse as it has ever been, the city of Kamurocho is more detailed and immersive, the story has plenty of highlights, and becoming immersed in urban Japanese culture has never been so entertaining. However, it's held back by one slightly disappointing fact: the series is starting to show its age.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The design, style, attitude, and bearing of the game is great; it's loaded with a certain swagger that is to be expected from Shinji Mikami and Suda 51. There's even a fair amount of genuine comedy...your gun's name is "Johnson," after all.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A relatively lengthy, challenging, satisfying adventure that requires us to use our heads as well as our fingers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur V is a competent, good-looking fighter that's great with multiple players. It has much of the charm and style that has been the franchise's calling card over the years, and diving into the mechanic will yield rewards for the patient. But the story campaign is so goofy and nonsensical, the lack of popular characters will annoy some fans, and overall, it just feels like a lesser-quality installment despite the lack of any glaring flaws.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The experience survives on intensity and shameless entertainment. Technically, it isn't exactly overwhelming, and there are other issues that pop up here and there. But with a large variety of attacks, a nice open world, and plenty of reason to experiment with your absurd abilities, you can really lose yourself in this dark, bloody, undeniably titillating world. Just don't expect much beneath the surface.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 5 is, to be precise, a game without any identity issues. It knows what it is, it knows its fans like it that way, and it doesn't want to change too much.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A fun, challenging, well constructed puzzle-based adventure that occasionally drags due to tedious backtracking. The story isn't anything special, either, and some puzzles are goofy to the point of being obscure. But most challenges are extremely well designed and implemented, the attractiveness of the pleasing visual presentation, and the uniqueness of the seven characters makes this game well worth your time.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    For the time being, Defiance has started off on a relatively good note. The depth and longevity will undoubtedly cater to the MMO aficionados, the speed of the action-oriented TPS gameplay will interest some of the shooter fans, and sci-fi followers will definitely like the style and ambiance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Resident Evil: Revelations is engrossing and legitimately frightening. The important control option, coupled with the drastically upgraded graphics and excellent atmosphere, makes this a very playable experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The new super abilities and weaponry makes for a ceaselessly fun experience, even if the gameplay does tend to drag at times. The appreciated creativity and inventiveness is what saves the day; the often unique and twisted mission types, the overarching desire to enforce your own brand of justice, the world itself, etc.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A memorable and incredibly effective survival/horror quest. There are so many moments that will make you feel legitimate fear, and that’s no easy feat.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Despite all the flaws, Far Cry 4 pounds out an open-world FPS maelstrom of ridiculousness. It’s always in your face and it’s never afraid to throw numerous and diverse dangers in your path, just to see if you can adapt and survive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you take the time to unlock everyone, and you have the time and ability to go online, then you’ll have a great time. However, if you are just interested in playing some quick games with good players, you can’t, because they’re all locked.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun game to play, but it does have a lot of flaws that will keep you from enjoying it like you did with NBA Street. The single player mode is frustrating and time consuming, but it’s a necessary evil if you want to beef up your team to play online or against friends.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the main reason to pick up this 2-pack is its "bang for the buck." Two excellent fighting games for $30 is a bargain.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you look at where the series was the last time we saw it, the turnaround that the MLB series has experienced is amazing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn't as diverse as "Grand Theft Auto," but you should be able to squeeze an ample degree of catharsis out of mugging people, laying down graffiti, breaking into stores, and pummeling rival gang members. I highly recommend that you watch the movie first, though.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its interesting story and deep, yet easy to learn mechanics make it an enjoyable, and yes, lengthy experience. It's not for casual gamers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's unlike anything else you've played in recent memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As someone that's pretty much bored to tears with the FPS genre, I personally found Urban Chaos to be a breath of fresh air.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's something innately wonderful about a game that lets you take a dirt bike onto a track and perform stunts, while simultaneously trying to win a race against an ATV, a monster truck, and a golf cart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't understand Mortal Kombat, this isn't the game for you. But if you do get it, especially if you loved the first two arcade games, this IS the game for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s well worth playing for stealth aficionados, and the PS2 version might be the lesser version, but it’s still quite acceptable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're one of those people that enjoys causing mayhem in "Grand Theft Auto" more than playing the missions, or you like swinging around New York for hours in "Spider-Man 2," then you'll love The Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MLB
    989 Studios may have had to axe some graphical nuances and memory-intensive play modes (namely the mega-deep franchise mode) from the PS2 version of MLB 2006 in order to cram it onto the PSP, but everything else was brought across relatively intact.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beginners will likely find themselves overwhelmed with the game’s complicated steps and unforgiving mechanics, even on the easiest settings. Dancing game veterans, on the other hand will relish the challenge and find the huge list of songs refreshing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Creative Assembly's first console effort is a satisfying, action-filled hack-and-slash.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Namco's development team put a great deal of care and effort into this compilation and it shows. If you own a PSP and enjoy classic games, you owe it to yourself to add Namco Museum Battle Collection to your library.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best in the entire series. Still, some aspects are scuffed up enough that it is quite as legendary as it could be and I'm not yet convinced that Lara is a truly compelling character.