PSX Nation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,000 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Lowest review score: 20 Vietcong: Purple Haze
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best fighting game ever made, for PS2 or any other system... "Soul Calibur II" comes close (and surpasses it in the minds of those that don't know any better), but VF4: Evolution is interactive one-on-one brawling at its purest and most visually alluring peak.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I cannot say that I have ever played a driving game that has challenged me and given me more feelings of reward for my hard-earned efforts than "Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most complete and polished piece of football software I've ever spun (!) on my PS2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fighters move so fludily that one almost feels as if they are being helped from the onscreen character.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Highly addictive gameplay that seems to never end, generally impressive visuals, and a portal designed around an interactive worldwide community all combine to make this the best possible solution SCEA could have hoped for with regards to launching it's new 40GB Hard Disc Drive.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply put, Grand Theft Auto III is the best game to be released in the past two years. Possibly the best to be released in the past ten.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Polished online interface + incredible sense of speed (i.e. bikes out of hell!) + perfect arcade handling (wheelies anyone?) + plethora of modes to tinker with + no "GT3: A-Spec"-type customization or realistic physics = the best PS2 arcade racing ever made.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Easily the best Soccer game out there for any platform and even moreso one of the BEST sports games on the market. This is "FOOTBALL" the way it's meant to be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Probably more fun than any other game released in the last half of 2002.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sure Blitzball and the Upgrade system irk me a bit but the absolute perfect presentation and plot are worth these minor aggravations. This is the first MUST HAVE RPG on the PS2.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Do you need more proof of NCAA Football 2004’s superiority? Besides being the only version of the game to support online gameplay and having a ton of new teams/camera/angles/fight songs/sound effects added, how about the absence this season of last year’s pretenders-to-the-throne from Sega and Sony?
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Freaking amazing!
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Madden 2003 is the best overall football game ever made, period...Denying it the perfect score it so richly deserves just because "NFL 2K3" comes soooo close to unseating it would be a crime.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tight control, a fantastic training mode that really helps anyone learn, original modes like Kumite and just awesome AI make for one of the best fighters in years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From reasonably good-looking graphics to kick-ass sounds (dig those funky KISS tunes!) and more gameplay modes (online as well as off) than most players will know what to do with, the PS2 version of THUG is the most complete extreme sports title ever made for any system EVER.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end this is THE game of the year as far as I am concerned and even exceeded the amount of fun I had with "Final Fantasy X" a year ago.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether it be blasting gun-toting monkeys or zombified idiots, Timesplitters 2 has awesome AI. I just cannot say enough about how well done the enemies are in the game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nearly everything in the game is interactive the way it would be in the real world whether it’s melting ice cubes to leaking flour bags. The detail is staggering.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best action adventure game on the planet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Upgrades to every key area of the gameplay design resulting in a near-flawless title. A real showpiece and a stellar example of what the PS2 is capable of in the hands of talented developers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Delivers fast-paced combat, platform leaping action, and a decent story to boot. With all this fun, and a forty dollar price tag, you simply can't go wrong.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What it lacks in licenses and features (no online play!) WE7I more than compensates for with the most realistic, intense, attractive and all-around addicting soccer game to ever appear on PS2.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best in the series and my nomination for action game of the year. I loved every minute of the game including finding all of the secrets in the game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The track designs are really what make this game worth playing. It reminds me of "Rush 2049" on crack with little details such as close calls and drifting that make the game a joy to watch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rock-solid Role-Playing Game with a moving story, believable characters, and loads of great humor that keep it from dragging you down...Hands-down the definitive role-playing experience for the PlayStation 2.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No game is perfect, but I'll be damned if Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal isn't close as can be. There's something in here for everyone to enjoy, and at a mere $40 pricepoint, it's worth every penny.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With better graphics, deeper gameplay, a polished ESPN interface to die for and an outrageously low price ESPN NFL 2K5 offers the most bang for your gaming dollar, period.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But I would pledge my undying allegiance to anyone responsible for a beautiful work of art such as this.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is *the* one game you must buy or otherwise youll never see the true power of the PlayStation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    A Solid story, inventive gameplay mechanisms, both third and first person views, a slew of spy equipment, awesome weapons, unique emotional plot and stealth make MGS one of PlayStation's greatest games ever.