PSX Extreme's Scores

  • Games
For 1,320 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 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:
1320 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    There are just too many other, better racers on the PS2 that you should play even before OutRun 2006 comes to mind.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Remember Me aims high but sadly falls well shy of the intended goal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    PC players shouldn't give up that version of the game for this one, that's for sure, but if you have a hankering to control the lives of fake people in front of your TV, then The Sims 2 for PS2 should fulfill that need.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2's exploration and destruction isn't even that in-depth; it's quite generic, actually. Last year's unfortunately overlooked Red Faction: Guerrilla was far more explosive and destructive than Just Cause 2, not to mention an overall better looking, playing, sounding, and interesting game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Lots of great stuff but this raucous attempt at racing needs some settling and organization.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It doesn't offer the most robust multiplayer experience, the visuals aren't sparkling, the audio is a mixed bag, and the gameplay isn't exactly cutting edge. But the scope of the game is commendable and there's certainly a ton of potential here - I just wish that potential received some polish before it was given to us.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Military Madness: Nectaris almost feels a little like the fast food approach to strategy gaming, although that’s probably too harsh. Let’s just say it feels watered down to an RPG/strat vet like myself and I have difficulty recommending it over other PSN gems that are currently available.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The weapons and the kinds of weapons you can put together really make for some really kick ass kills. Additionally, there are some RPG-esque elements which I liked, as well. But what really killed it for me was the clunky and often unresponsive controls, in addition to the repetitive combat which could've used a lot more diversifying.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Overall, I found myself liking FaceBreaker more than disliking it. But it does have a lot of things wrong with it, specifically the horribly cheap and cheesy A.I., which is God-like no matter which difficulty setting you pick. Playing through the game on the easiest difficulty is challenging.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    So, curse you Konami, for releasing "Frogger: Ancient Shadow" [PS2], which made me scream and throw my controller, and thank you Konami, for releasing Frogger: Helmet Chaos, which I had some fun with.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy could’ve been a really good game, but it ends up floundering beneath a pile of stats and character management.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There’s simply no reason to recommend it from either a gameplay or price perspective.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The camera simply cannot detect movements accurately enough to make replaying games for a high score a viable option, since you’ll often not get credit for things you did correctly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures is an okay production that has some nice elements and makes a valiant effort to be well worth the $40 price tag. It falls just a little shy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The gameplay is easily accessible and fun. There may not be a tremendous amount of depth, but the fun factor is there and that matters. The audio is poorly done, and it tends to hamper the overall presentation - luckily you can turn it off.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A one trick pony--a no-frills wrestling game that tries to compensate for its lack of modes and options by providing all-out titillation. If that's what you're looking for, then, by all means, rush out and buy this game. You won't be disappointed. Just don't expect a rich experience underneath the jiggling flesh.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    In the offing, 2K Games has made a comprehensive, deep baseball sim that just isn't much fun to watch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Long story short, what we have here is an intellectually stimulating maze-based puzzle game that's good for one or two days of play before it ends up on the shelf.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While we really can't recommend it for adult gamers who want something like Sim Theme Park, parents might want to consider Thrillville for younger gamers with lofty aspirations of owing an amusement park.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Role-playing enthusiasts will probably deem it too underdeveloped for their tastes, but Neopets fanatics and younger players should come away satisfied.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A competent action game with lots of flash and some interesting and contrasting art styles across two time periods. But the repetition of the environment hinders that art style, the triviality of our objectives gets tiring, and the overemphasis on time-shifting stuff in combat gives us an excuse to ignore combos.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Fans of swearing in video games will also be pleased, as the friendlies have a tendency to shout "F**k" and "Sh*t" at the drop of a hat. Now that's authenticity!
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A good experience Trapt is not, but the mechanics of laying traps and unleashing them on enemies can, at times, be extremely satisfying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The visuals, music and voice acting are beautifully done, but the same can’t be said for the storyline, and controls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There are some rather solid qualities that can be found, and they come alive when you're playing online, but even the multiplayer suffers from a lack of depth and features. Quantum of Solace doesn't break the mold of bad movie to game adaptations.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It has an interesting cast of characters, a lot of solid diversity in the environment, that patented and crisp anime artistry, and plenty of immersive depth. But on the downside, the combat feels awkward because you have to keep checking your combos, the item system is just plain ridiculous, the story is silly to the max, and despite that aforementioned variety, none of the locales really stand out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A decent game with missed opportunities due to technical and mechanical drawbacks. On the plus side, I really think the hardcore followers should be able to deal with the fighting eccentricities, because they're so…well, familiar.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The more I played the game, the more I found myself getting bored of it. It has a lot of great elements to it, such as the entire concept of co-operative gameplay, but it's sorely lacking in execution and variation. Worst of all, a solid online component could've saved the game, but that falls short too, as Army of Two's online is as barren as the rest of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Anarchy Reigns can be lots of fun, but the muddled and clichéd story doesn't help the campaign, and neither does the general repetitive nature of the gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The Last Tinker: City of Colors is like the nicest kid in school. He’s not the best athlete or student; he’s just nice and because of that, you want to like him. To some extent, you do. But he still isn’t picked first in gym and he doesn’t ace all his tests.