PSX Extreme's Scores

  • Games
For 1,186 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 0.7 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:
1,186 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    YOU MUST GET GT3! Your life depends on it!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Deviations from past Final Fantasies may turn off some players, but this game is so classy, it’s like mouthwash for the nasty taste FFX/X-2 left in gamers’ mouths. It redeems a hallowed series which had begun to spiral into teeny-bopper, pop-idol-infested hell.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply one of the best games of the generation and I’d even wager to put it up with some of the best of all time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is no doubt about it, but this is easily the best experience you'll have on the PlayStation 3 to date, simply nothing comes close to MGS4's presentation, story-telling, gameplay, visuals, and sound. The amount of classic homages paid to the previous games, with one in particular, will leave you breathless and, perhaps, emotional.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All that can be remains to be said about Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is that it both defies and defines everything a videogame is and should be. In that order.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The character development...oh, man...the character development is unbelievable. Seeing such fantastic depth in these characters completely blew me away; some of them feel so life-like it's quite frightening.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Without a doubt one of the most gorgeous videogames of this generation. Gran Turismo 4 is a masterpiece and there's no two ways about it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    ICO
    Stands out among the pack as one of the most awe-inspired games to hit a console since the release of "Final Fantasy VII." The unbelievably gorgeous visuals, that feature a level of detail never quite seen in a game before, are beyond words. Describing something as beautiful as ICO is hard to do. ICO is hands-down the best adventure/puzzle game of our time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Even for those who have played and beaten the original Snake Eater, there is enough completely original content in Subsistence to provide several dozen hours of offline entertainment, not to mention an online multiplayer feature with massive replay value.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    You may think you're simply not a GTA fan. You didn't like the other games; they're just not your style. Well, we don't want to tell you what your personal preferences should be, but GTAIV is one of the best games ever made. Ever. Nothing is perfect, but this is about as close as you can get to virtual perfection when you look at the entire package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    There are simply features and options that Gran Turismo offers that no other racing game does.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It's one of the best games of the year, no doubt, and anybody who denies the game that much is a tree-smoking psychopath.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Not only the best action/adventure game ever to grace the Playstation 2, but also one of the most amazing gaming experiences of the entire generation, and one that should not be missed by anyone who can handle the extreme violence and sexual content.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It plays like a dream, blurring the lines between both genres that it covers much more than any other game. And it looks the part too, as it is easily the best looking handheld game you'll see to date, along with God of War.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Arguably the best PlayStation Portable game to date. There is simply nothing on the console that comes close to its polish, gameplay, and production values. To have a game as epic as God of War in the palm of your hands is absolute bliss. This game alone makes purchasing a PSP worthy.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2 represents everything I've always wanted to see out of an action-adventure game such as this. It defines what videogames mean to me. It's designed in such a way that is completely the opposite of what most games in the genre have been doing, and yet, by taking a step back to a more traditional setup, it is without question the best game the genre has seen in a very long time. It is also without question the best looking console game I've ever seen, easily the best of the generation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I can't praise this game enough for everything that it does so effortlessly. The adventure will run you about 8-10 hours, and chances are you will go back for another round with your acquired goodies in tow. God of War III is the epitome of what this generation is all about: lavish visuals, marvelous gameplay, storytelling that is unlike any other, and an overall presentation that simply cannot be beat.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The writing is great, the acting is superb, the characters are beautifully designed and developed, there’s a riveting sense of authenticity, and the immersion one feels is unmatched.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The gameplay is absolutely phenomenal, as this is single-handedly one of the most environmentally open games since "Midnight Club" and "ATV: Offroad Fury."
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Media Molecule has created a game that'll go down in videogame history as one of the best gaming achievements ever, and you'd be extremely foolish to pass this up. There is absolutely nothing out there that can give you this much bang for your buck.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Ultimately, we have a game that strikes the perfect balance between a single-player and multiplayer experience. Where almost all current FPS games boast a multiplayer component that is far and away better and more satisfying than the single-player experience, Killzone 2 boasts a single-player campaign that is every bit as much fun as the multiplayer - and that is truly a rarity.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The game boasts an adventure that is so epic in size that it can only be the product of Bethesda. The Oblivion engine is a perfect fit to create a Fallout game around, and Fallout 3 is that much better off for it. With a game world that's as large as a real world city, mechanics that are engaging and easy to use, on top of unparalleled depth...Fallout 3 is the no brainer choice for those looking to embark on an epic quest.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An immensely creative triumph. At various times during this adventure, you will experience completely different emotions and you will face distinctly different situations. In addition to this fantastic variety and diversity, you get a story that is mysterious and satisfying on all counts. Factor in rock solid control, unbelievable design from top to bottom, the joy of powerful experimentation, and an unparalleled atmosphere, and you’ve got one mammoth achievement.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's fun, lengthy, beautiful, and really, really satisfying.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A brilliantly executed arena-based first-person shooter, with a plethora of depth, speed, and a virtually infinite scope on replay value. User-created content will drive this game and its online community for years to come, just as it has on the PC. It is visually stunning to behold, with superb texture detail everywhere you look.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is a sweeping, grand epic of a masterpiece issued in staccato bursts of ceaselessly entertaining action, which ultimately provide the gamer with a wonderfully paced and satisfying adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain isn’t just a masterpiece; it’s an ingenious step in the right direction...This may very well be the most “human” game ever made, and an absolute triumph for the industry. Take from that what you will.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the ultimate example of the full console experience in the palm of your hands.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As I said, creativity and imagination are essential in any form of entertainment that can be considered artistic in nature. There is nothing, I repeat, nothing, that tops LBP2 in terms of ingenuity, and certainly nothing that makes an entire community dip into a wellspring of prolific inspiration.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What surrounds these upgrades is an air of amazing accomplishment; it pervades every second of your journey and continually reminds us why we love originality in the world of interactive entertainment. The only other downside is this- after playing, you'll probably cry at the thought of a long wait for The Last Guardian.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The control and responsiveness is perfect, the open-ended exploration is immersive as all hell, the stunning visual display and on-point voice performances are gigantic highlights, and the combat mechanic is second-to-none.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A mesmerizing and extraordinary experience. It successfully taps into the deepest parts of ourselves, allowing us to simultaneously reflect and explore.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The solid story, the fantastic voice performances, the unbelievably well designed city, the attention paid to every small detail, the sheer amount of ridiculously fun skills, and the focus on player creativity is all amazing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed III is unavoidably, inescapably epic.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V is a gargantuan accomplishment, with an emphasis on the word “gargantuan.” It may still have an assortment of inconsistencies, idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, but one could argue that such missteps still give this franchise a singular character.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's difficult to find any messy balancing or inconsistencies, which is a tremendous accomplishment in and of itself.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    May very well go down in the books as the finest arcade racing game of all time, and one of the best titles the racing genre has ever seen.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The game itself will last you more than 20 hours, and with the extra content and hidden extras, you'd be doing yourself a big favor if you went out and bought the game as soon as possible.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of those RPGs games that you'll likely play for months and months, without end. The sheer scope is so immense, that it feels as if the game has no end. Furthermore, the sense of freedom is arguably the best an RPG game has ever seen. But most importantly, Oblivion's learning curve is what you make of it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Bottom-line, Call of Duty 4 delivers. It is the very pinnacle of first-person shooters. Unlike another mega-popular first person shooter franchise, Call of Duty 4 keeps the redundancy and repetition to a bare minimum through the single-player campaign.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Boasting splendid atmosphere that is superbly woven by the audio, visuals, and the gameplay, Dead Space is also the scariest, most tense game to come out in a long time. If you're looking for an amazing survival horror game, then look no further - Dead Space is your ticket.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Audio aside, Street Fighter IV is without question the best fighting game available right now, yes, better than Virtua Fighter 5. It boasts the amazing fluidity, balance, and appeal of Street Fighter II and III, with a great sense of reward.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Metallica is the best damn Guitar Hero game ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The storyline is excellent, the voice acting and effects are excellent, the size, scope and detail of the environment is both a pleasure to behold and downright thrilling, interacting with everyone around you is an impressive experience, and the plethora of gameplay additions are much appreciated.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV is one of those rare exceptions where it's worth double-dipping. The exception is simply because instead of just releasing the same game with 10 new characters, Capcom went back and reworked the balance, added new modes, added bonus stages, redid the storyboards, changed various aesthetic bits and pieces, and on top of that only charged $40 for it all. To me, Super Street Fighter IV is a no-brainer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It may not take the same giant step forward as ACII did in comparison to the original title, but there's no doubt that if you loved ACII, you're gonna adore Brotherhood.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is a memorable, challenging, beautifully designed sci-fi story.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is some crazy bang for your buck and you won't regret a second of it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Despite its few visual sore spots, it's one wonderfully sharp looking title with an addictive nature that'll have you pressing for more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There's no denying that Soul Calibur III is the most refined, most feature-rich, and most artistically pleasing fighting game ever released for a home video game console.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The cars look more realistic than ever and are quite shiny, showing off real-time reflections. Like the vehicles, the courses are more realistic this year, and there’s a great amount of variety to them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's just a really, really well-made platformer and probably one of the best to come along in quite some time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The complete package is supremely well done; the immersive atmosphere is second-to-none, the action is always either tense and intimidating or all-out madness, the diversity of the levels is a joy to experience, and the story ain’t half bad.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bioshock is one of the most superbly haunting and unique gaming experiences you will play for a long time...With an amazing story, diverse gameplay, brilliant atmosphere, solid visuals, and incredible audio, Bioshock is one of the most complete adventures out there.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption is a triumph and although not entirely devoid of an assortment of little flaws and annoyances, it’s still one of the best of the generation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Yet another incredible entry into Sony's baseball sim franchise. The amount of modes to play through, the amount of options you have to sort through, the amount of depth, quality, and intricacy there is to experience is simply unrivaled not by just MLB 2K, but by any other sports game in general.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's library of fantastic mash-ups are really something worth listening to, and certainly worth playing. The turntable controller isn't perfect, but it's good enough to experience a vast majority of the game and love every single second of it. With every session I pick the controller up for, it becomes harder and harder to put the game down - it's that good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of The Beatles, this Rock Band game is definitely the music game you want to own this year. It offers a ton of content and replay value, and truly makes for a great experience for you and your friends. I just wish they'd offer a patch to fix the microphone latency.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Don't just buy this collection as a way to get your hands on the demo early, because this bundle of amazing software is dripping with quality. Both games have retained their signature gameplay, all the while gaining new and improved visuals, boasting full 720p resolutions, better texture details, anti-aliasing, trophy support, behind the scenes footage, and, yes, a demo of God of War III.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Includes most every feature, strategy, tactic, and gameplay element any die-hard fan could ask for. It's all here and really, I could go on writing and explaining for a very long time. But here's the point- the game attempts to put our nation's pastime at our fingertips, and it succeeds wonderfully.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Yet another masterpiece from the makers of all Final Fantasy games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It hits you right between the eyes from the start and never lets up. The control is tight, the variety (fueled by different enemies, upgradeable weapons, and gigantic bosses) is absolutely essential, the atmosphere has a large impact, the story and characters are compelling, and the pacing and technical style is second-to-none.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, endlessly appealing blend of engaging gameplay and fantastic storytelling. Role-playing aficionados will adore the emphasis on the captivating narrative, the familiar characters keep you interested, the combat areas are larger and battles are more dynamic overall, and the freedom of choice cements the entire masterful experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An example of innovative interactive mastery.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero is everything a game should be -it’s innovative, it’s tons of fun, has tons of replay value, and it’s accessible to both new and experienced gamers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dark Resurrection is so great, that many will argue that it's the best Tekken game ever – and I’d agree. It plays tighter than "Tekken 5" (because it's based on the updated Dark Resurrection arcade update), and it has tons of features not found in the home release.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While it may not offer the amount of extras that Tekken does, it does offer the most well thought out fighting mechanics a fighting game could have, and that's more important than having a bunch of mini-games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Downloadable games have long ago proven to be a worthwhile feature for both the PS3 and Xbox 360, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD does nothing but help solidify the fact.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Do you like Guitar Hero's tracklist more, or Rock Band 2's? My personal choice is Guitar Hero: World Tour, as its louder and heavier soundtrack puts a bigger smile on my face than Rock Band 2's unusual mix. With fantastic multiplayer offerings, backwards compatibility with Rock Band peripherals, and flawless audio, World Tour is worth the money.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    On top of including the songs from RB1, they've also gone and fixed nearly every single issue we've complained about, and then some!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of the series. It really is one of the best RPGs I’ve played in quite a long while, and even though the competition is thin, that doesn’t stop Atlus’ latest effort from being a clear-cut winner.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Foo Fighters, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Ozzy, Pantera, Slayer, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, The Police, Lamb of God, Nirvana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, Incubus, Ratt, Alice in Chains, Deep Purple, Wolfmother, Stone Temple Pilots, and Rush...I simply cannot resist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I simply cannot resist. And as a little tidbit, I discovered that Sony's SingStar mics work with the game, as well. Once again Activision has put together an extremely convincing soundtrack and have earned my attention.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Joe Danger surprised the crap out of me. I'll freely admit that. It's just so much fun and so ridiculously addictive.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As it says on the back of the box, it's "a brilliant sci-fi epic." That isn't false advertising, friends.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire is unique. Strangely enough, however, it isn't unique in the most literal sense of the word, as half of it utilizes a familiar – even outdated – gameplay mechanic, while the other half pushes the envelope and pours a strong foundation for the future. Despite the inherent clash of old and new, we can't get enough of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What it DOES do is pretty damn incredible. It features an excellent FPS mechanic, surprisingly solid (if a bit loose) driving control, competent and diverse foes, unbelievably detailed environments, great audio, and an overall combination of multiple gameplay elements that gels into a cohesive, riveting production.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It can be a little tough to get used to and there are a few small hiccups here and there, but for the most part, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is among the elite portable experiences available. Get it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While it’s not perfect, it was definitely worth the wait and successfully melds several different kinds of gameplay together and binds it all up with an open-ended storyline that doesn’t quite end as you might think.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Restores any luster to the series that may have been lost with the mediocre reception of "Tekken 4." Its full complement of fighters, sweet visuals, various modes of play, and hidden goodies will keep players coming back for months.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Taken as the sum of its parts, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror isn't just one of the best games on the PSP; it's one of the best games to come out for any platform, period.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It almost seems as if the humungous world they created and the idea that lies beneath the premise was too big to embrace; it was simply beyond current development possibilities. On the other hand, Ubisoft Montreal did come close, which means we end up with a great game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The audio comes through with great clarity, and I highly urge people to play this game on a proper surround sound setup. Blasting away with Dolby Digital enabled was like heaven to my ears, and playing the game will become a little easier, as you'll be able to hear each song clearer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Burnout Paradise is the epitome of the entire franchise. It offers so much to the gamer, all without cutting corners or making any sacrifices in gameplay. It's online component can be added up to nearly half of the game's value, and the amount of things you can do in the single-player seems almost never-ending.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The epitome of value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Playing MLB 08: The Show makes one thing rather apparent: Sony is focused on beating down the competition to a point that it becomes written in stone: Sony's MLB franchise is without question the best baseball sim money can buy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I'm a sucker for puzzle games, and there's no doubt that Echochrome is easily one of the best I've ever played.
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    • 91 Critic Score
    Do you like Guitar Hero's tracklist more, or Rock Band 2's? My personal choice is Guitar Hero: World Tour, as its louder and heavier soundtrack puts a bigger smile on my face than Rock Band 2's unusual mix.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable experiences of the generation thus far.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    All in all, FIFA 11 delivers the goods. It's got the presentation down quite well, and the overall fluidity of the gameplay is unmatched.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A game that begs to be played; an experience that begs to be had. It's super intense and is, in many ways, the epitome of nonstop entertainment. You never feel like it's getting too repetitive, you always feel completely involved in what's happening.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It can look a little too dark in places and there's a strange halt or pause at particular points, but overall, this is a package that absolutely cannot be missed. If you never got a chance to play either title on the PSP, you have no choice; get it now.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    All in all, and as you might've expected, we have to recommend that you add this to your library. Rapidly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Co-op is always a blast, the campaign is lengthy and ceaselessly involving, and the promotion of freedom and player choice is amazing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s one of those games that draw you in with its unparalleled atmosphere and style.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A crazy mix of the first two Devil May Cry titles, with a bit of innovation and a more upbeat Dante. The action is flawless.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent, fun, and whimsical game that once again proves how well Disney and Final Fantasy can play together.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you already own Viewtiful Joe for the GameCube, you probably shouldn't let the inclusion of Dante lure you into buying the game again for the PS2. It's the same game, just one year later.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More than an expansion pack with only minor improvements; it is a complete overhaul of one of the most popular and greatest games ever. With its new features, SOCOM III easily holds on to its title of the best online game for the PS2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very good game and should be satisfying for fans of the series as well as people looking to satiate their need for online deathmatch action. Insomniac still needs to find the perfect balance for Ratchet, but there are sure signs that they're getting there.