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 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 18 World Championship Paintball
Score distribution:
1320 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There’s simply no way to please everyone when it comes to a song list, but damned if Harmonix and Konami didn’t try.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    In comparison to last year’s title, 2K’s 09 effort presents a faster, smoother, livelier, and perhaps most importantly, an even more accessible and realistic depiction of basketball.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Another gem to add to your collection. The movie is just a throwaway piece of content that doesn’t do anyone any favors, and the updated PSP title can still feel old. That being said, the rest is pure Kingdom Hearts gold, and that’s precisely what the ardent fans desire.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Watch Dogs has the guts of a masterpiece. This ambitious project had the foundation to be one of the most amazing interactive experiences in history. Therefore, it’s with a somewhat dejected heart that I must deduct points for falling short in several areas. The story and character development isn’t of the strongest stuff, there are a few minor to significant control issues, and multiplayer invasions don’t quite cut the mustard.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I never felt like it was particularly new or fresh in terms of gameplay mechanics, but it does tackle a setting and issues that rarely come up in the world of video games, because the industry, media, and (sadly) many gamers are too caught up in getting all googly-eyed over empty violence to appreciate when a game tries to rise above such shallow meanderings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A wonderful compilation that should appeal to retro fans, modern gamers, and cheapskates alike. You really can't argue with 22 games for 20 bucks, especially when the emulations are spot-on and the line-up is this deep.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Some golden oldies should never die, and all of these Metal Slug titles fall into the category of "should-never-be-forgotten."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Everything tends to work really well, it's just as addictive and involving as those old 2D games could often be, and really…guys, this is Zelda.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Vanquish is technically proficient and does a lot of things extremely well. What it does best is give the player a continual sense of urgency and immersion, two traits that are often difficult to maintain.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You really start to care to what happens to the characters, and although the story is really predictable, there are a couple neat twists. Don't let the 32 bit graphics fool you, the anime scenes are stupendous.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    But that extremely in-depth map editor is a huge bonus for those who love micromanaging the tiniest elements of the experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    MLB 12: The Show is yet again the victor. More than anything, it just feels like baseball.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether you picked up the stellar "Okami" or not, give it’s B-game cousin a shot if you’re a fan of challenging games with great mechanics. Oh yeah, the music rules, too!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For what it is, a good story with a lot of flashy action, it works extremely well. And finally, our hats are off to that voice crew (we have to mention Lydia Baksh as Kai and Steven Berkoff as Flying Fox as well) and to the Ninja Theory team, because you guys really went all out in the presentation and style aspects. No doubt about it; awfully impressive. Hey, the voices actually synch up with the characters lips in the cut-scenes!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combat is great, the back-end mechanics are solid, the graphics are nice, and the voice acting is more than fair. I'm probably a harder critic on games than anyone I know, but even I coudn't deny that this is a very good game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The fixed camera isn't 100% perfect, the "sticky" zombies get a little annoying, and the dark environments sometimes have a been-there, done-that feel but this is overshadowed by the good points.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A surprisingly strong game that does so many of the fundamental things right. Smooth, colorful graphics, a respectable score, a working camera (I can't stress this enough), and a 15-20 hour action-adventure quest are good points for which almost any game should strive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The control is good (if a tiny bit loose), the tracks are well designed and challenging, the different events mean you can always stay diverse, and the various vehicle classes do indeed have a major impact on your racing. I'm not the biggest fan of any of the camera angles (although I eventually stuck with the top-down one), and the production isn't as slick as I might've expected, but…The game is fun. Simple.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Team 17 has crafted yet another entry into this fine franchise, and the overall results are nothing short of solid. Worms is a highly simplistic, yet very addictive and engaging strategy game that is sure to have you coming back to it very, frequently.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game. It just stumbles when it tries to implement strangely conceived new features that don't quite work. This includes Desmond's memory traversal ('snore') and tower defense, which is just unnecessary. Even the bombs felt unnecessary to me. But beneath it all lies the same stellar foundation that has allowed past installments to become beloved adventures in the eyes of millions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Taken strictly as a puzzle game, it's pretty good. However, when you factor in the surreal Yellow Submarine style cinemas, the happy-happy music, the twisted dialogue, and the sole play mechanic of steamrolling people and towns into a giant ball of stuff, the end product is one of the most unique and altogether satisfying games ever published for the PlayStation 2.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For only ten bucks, Cuboid is one of the best purchases you can make on the PlayStation Network, plain and simple.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It features explosive action elements that are rather addictive and extremely fun. Once you get a feel for the game it only becomes more fun, and so replaying it and attempting to beat your previous records becomes common practice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is very good in its own right, and for DBZ fans this is a must have title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bigger in every feasible way when compared to previous series iterations. I’m not so sure it’s better in every way, though, as the sheer amount of content can feel either muddled or oppressive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII-2 improves on the formula of FFXIII in just about every way possible. And yet, we lose a little more of what makes Final Fantasy a story-driven role-playing game. It's amazing that this happens given all the great features and gameplay elements that should've been included in FFXIII. I'm actually thinking that if you combine this sequel and its predecessor, take the strengths of each, and abandon the weaknesses, you'd finally get a 9+ game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    MotorStorm 2: Pacific Rift delivers the sensation and fun of the original, but with far [fewer] problems. Evolution has crafted an even more outrageous experience that boasts all sorts of chaos, speed, huge jumps, amazing track design, solid replay value, great audio, gorgeous scenery, and absurdly fun online matches.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story is clichéd and even boring at times, the writing isn't anything special, and the AI and some design decisions are questionable. There's just no denying any of that in my eyes. But it's so beautiful, so likable, so charming, and so well prepared with such loving care, that it's impossible to come away unimpressed or unsatisfied.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you’re lying in wait for some Christmas presents and don’t have anything to play, and there just so happens to be a winter storm blowing outside, jump online, quickly download this 108MB game, and be satisfied for quite some time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Extra depth, more classes, more missions, more customization, the same gameplay the fans fell in love with back in 2008, and attractive multiplayer options make it a must for those who…well, you know who you are.

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