PSX Nation's Scores

  • Games
For 982 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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Lowest review score: 20 Surfing H3O
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 982
982 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It flirts awfully close with being a mindless button-masher, but Budokai embraces its “Dragon Ball Z” license with a passion and eye for little details that’ll surely make hardcore fans of the series flip from joy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gets by on the competent execution of its unique gameplay ideas and its low retail price.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't let the wonky control, atrocious loading breaks and intended lack of direction keep you from renting one of the deepest, most rewarding and mature adventure games to come down the PS2 pike since Eidos' "Soul Reaver 2".
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the graphics are miles below the photo-realistic polygon bodies in “Beach Spikers” (GameCube), “DOA Xtreme Beach Volleyball” and “Outlaw Volleyball” (XBox) the control and gameplay are spot-on.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A knockoff game but one well enough done in the abscence of a new version of the game it's imitating to warrant your time.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What few vehicles/locations the game has have been rendered and programmed with enough care to make them come across as genuine labors of love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Miku might be doing the same thing over and over through four chapters (divided in the game as 'Night 1-4'), but the tension and atmosphere of dread that this game continually builds is about on par with that of an interactive version of "The Sixth Sense".
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s still room for a more user-friendly control scheme and fun virtual surfing experience to come down the pike.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If The Bard’s Tale played as well as it pokes fun at hack-and-slash RPG clichés we’d be talking about a ‘10’ here. The repetitive combat and reliance on tried-and-true RPG conventions, sadly, bring down the score.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It also carries the baggage of dated graphics, cumbersome controls and scavenger hunt mentality that was all the rage (get it?) back in 1999.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There simply is no other game like this on PS2, and that alone makes it an attractive -if somewhat expensive- $50 gamble.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Predictably-competent (but soulless and extremely short).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new gameplay tweaks (which I personally dislike) and low retail price (under $30 if you know where to shop) go a long way to lessen the lack of improvement on the graphics and sounds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brilliant game if experienced in short bursts... the game was obviously not designed with long term play in mind.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is just too short and easy for the average PS2 action junkie reared on a steady diet of "Sly Cooper," "Ratchet & Clank" and/or "Jak & Daxter."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We wailed on the controller and got a few laughs out of the game but in the end it just doesn't match the excellence of its Dreamcast brother.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A diamond in the rough... The dreadful Saturn-caliber graphics and crappy sounds are tolerable once the fun of exploring other character’s dreams (ala the 3D free-roaming portions of “NiGHTS”) is experienced.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you wanted to play more of the same after you were through with the underwhelming "Project Titan", Gunfighter will definitely be your bitch for the couple of days it'll take you to get through most of what's worth getting through.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ugly graphics keep this from scoring higher, and yes we realize graphics aren't everything... Buffy fans should be pleased though I think VU Games can do just a bit better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Too short, its puzzles are laughably easy, it's too expensive for the limited replay value it offers and it doesn't break any new ground for the survival horror genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure, there are other, better games out there, but for fifteen dollars, Gungrave: Overdose is just too good to pass up. If you like action games and love destruction, then grab this game, gear up, and get ready to overdose.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, like other games that have an incredible opening act but don't know how to close the show (certain overhyped Konami action/stealth game come to mind?), "Max Payne" sometimes falls into "Soul Reaver 2"-like pretentions of grandeur that fall short.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best arcade racer on PS2.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Konami’s handful of ideas to make driving sims better (VGS displays, Enthusia Life mode, etc.) are worth sampling despite a handful of odd decisions by the programmers (losing Enthu points to a rear end crasher??!!).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Classic platforming action done right. It’s tough as nails, fun and paced to near perfection. What it isn’t, is very original.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rez
    If you’re the type that likes independent movies and underground techno, you know the art house type stuff, Rez will appeal to your senses. It’s got style written all over it and it’s fairly snazzy to play as well...an experience like no other.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only its short length (a meager 7-8 hours) and lack of multiplayer support keeps The Two Towers from overtaking Koei’s “Dynasty Warriors 3” as the system’s best mindless hack-and-slash action/adventure.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Goofy brain-dead fun that's hard to resist when played in the proper mood.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Has the 'I've gotta see what's next' feeling of excitement around every corner.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While shy of “Virtua Fighter 4” perfection (a lot of elements from the first “Budokai” engine are recycled) Budokai 2 is easily the best videogame to have ever been spawned from Akira Toriyama’s animated universe.

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