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 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 18 World Championship Paintball
Score distribution:
1320 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of FIFA’s biggest strengths is its audio. From the announcing team of John Motson and Ally McCoist, to the eclectic mix of artists in the EA Trax, everything is top-notch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Evil Within is an example of a great idea that lacks execution. There are scares a-plenty and very often, the fear factor is sky-high. The pacing and variety we see in this adventure are worthy of praise as well, and I appreciate how the atmosphere continually drags you into the experience. But with a decidedly outdated feel, difficulty that too often feels cheap rather than fair, old-fashioned AI and a sub-par camera, one can’t help but be moderately disappointed.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unless you’re a completist who simply has to own everything Star Wars, I cannot recommend Revenge of the Sith for a full purchase. The game can be completed in about 4 -5 hours, and replaying it really has little value.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Do Not Fall can be frustrating, especially during later levels, and I did have a few small issues with the somewhat floaty control. Despite the nice additions, it also feels repetitive, which may be unavoidable. However, there’s lots to like.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A must for fans of the anime and could very well appeal to any Vita player looking for an Eastern styled action RPG. It's not trying to be much more than a “beat the level, the boss, then advance” game but then that's probably what its fans are looking for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    NASCAR 07 is, quite simply, another NASCAR game. There isn't anything too special about it or anything that makes it stand out, but then again, there also isn't anything to really get in a twist over.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The sound effects needed to be revamped and brought out more, the new features don’t have quite the impact they could’ve had, the technical aspects can drag, and the trick system – while mostly well done – isn’t perfect. Perhaps it’s best to wait until it’s a bargain bit purchase.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The PS2 Heroes is by far the worst looking of the three. Generally there isn't much of a change in a game's visuals if it's designed for all three consoles, but the underpowered Playstation 2 really takes a beating this time around.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    I can only recommend Tony Hawk's Proving Ground to only the biggest fans of the franchise who simply want more. If you're looking for something new with a rewarding experience, I recommend "SKATE."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Not only were some of the enemies too difficult to bring down with the basic machine gun, but there were also far too many of them. Dozens of enemies can easily thwart your efforts and make you feel decidedly overmatched, although on the other hand, the influx of constant enemies did coerce you into using the Entrencher and some of your other nifty goodies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The whole experience is far too short, the gameplay’s underwhelming, and other than the rendered scenes, the graphics seldom look better than a Dreamcast game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    I was really excited about Guitar Hero: Van Halen, but all of that excitement washed away when I actually played it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed won't be one of the games I'll remember as being poor, but I also won't look back on it years from now and feel nostalgic.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Saw
    All in all, the graphics are okay, the sound is fairly good, some of the voices are solid, and the puzzles are well done. It just isn’t quite enough, you know?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This is an okay title, and maybe worth the twenty bucks if you're looking for a simple, fun, yet flawed old-school 2D fighter.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Where as the next-gen game is severely devoid of polish, with its horde of glitches, the PS2 port is surprisingly good looking, plays well, and may actually be the better game, despite not having online or create-a-wrestler modes.
    • 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.

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