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 Kingdom Hearts
Lowest review score: 20 Vietcong: Purple Haze
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uneasy control prevents the game from becoming a ten out of ten but we are still very pleased.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s graphics notwithstanding, this is THE PS2 title XBox and GameCube loyalists will jealously write angrily about to Santa in their Christmas letters.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This classic next-generation action experience overflows with class and attention to detail, welcoming 80’s veterans and young newcomers into its pseudo-intellectual (!) interpretation of classic Greek motifs and 3D action platforming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Had Jak II delivered a gameplay revolution as dramatic and massive as its graphics (BEST LOOKING ACTION PS2 GAME... EVER!), excellent sounds (which take into account non-English speaking players), buttery-smooth controls and solid interface this could have become the PS2 equivalent of "Super Mario 64."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warning though, this one's not for kids (unless you don't mind them staying up all night, too scared to go to sleep).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some of the best arcade football I have player in a while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Moving from one area to the next is the smoothest I have ever seen in any game. From a technical standpoint, this is truly revolutionary.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps it's the fine tuning of the controls, or the training section that changed my mind. Whatever it was, I totally am in love with EA Big's newest title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Red Faction joins the ranks of the PS2 triple-A titles. Solid control, a good story, an incredible atmosphere, and a long adventure make Red Faction an awesome package.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous visuals (slowdown notwithstanding), a killer Franchise mode, adequate commentary, smart A.I. decisions and a mid-game save option (yes!) compensate for WSB 2K3's small amount of pitches (compared to "High Heat 2004"), awkward replays, average control and stat tracking that still can't touch 3DO's baseball sim.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mindless shooter indeed but when all you want to do is kick the asses of enemies without much thinking, it doesn't get much better than Kill Switch. If you loved the idea of Contra then you likely will enjoy this romp through carnage.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The closest an interactive experience has come to re-enacting the utter chaos and undeniable fun that is being a part of an ongoing epic battle in which you (alongside either a friend or a complete stranger online) play an important role.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s no "Wind Waker" (then again, what is?) but, in its own quiet and subtle way, developer Level-5’s dungeon-clearing RPG is as amusing and polished an entry into the genre as anything Miyamoto has designed for the past two generations of Nintendo consoles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After playing through the gorgeous levels, I couldn’t help but think that Z-Axis was becoming awfully close to being as good as Neversoft.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ICO
    Ico isn’t a new type of game but rather one taken to near perfection. Rarely does a game gel like this and it’s simply the work of a master.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It spanks the crap out of "Gauntlet Legends" in depth while still having the hack ‘n slash a non RPG fan will be drawn to.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best reason to play SWON is the story and writing. This is Lucasarts afterall so that should not be surprising to anyone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The intuitive IsoMotion controls, top-notch visuals and dead-on college basketball atmosphere are just better at capturing the spirit of March Madness than the EA Sports game that utilizes that name.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best game in the series since the original. Online or off, the game has plenty of replay value, tons of weapons and cool levels and a player customization feature that rules. Don't be put off by the controls because they actually rock.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can handle the intense trial and error style of gameplay, you'll more than likely love Rise to Honor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes the best of the first two games, skips that crapper of a third game, adds to the series ten-fold and once again threatens to turn your head into a nightmare hotel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Controlling vehicles is actually easier and more fun than controlling the various soldiers. Some of these are a bit tricky to manuever, but for a game using so many different kinds of objects to control, Lucas got this down pretty well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the deepest sports games period. With online play, which I admit is not quite as exciting as football or hockey, an insanely deep franchise mode, and solid graphics and sound, it seems that this is the choice for fans of the long, deep experience of baseball.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The control system may be so new and fun that it's masking some of the game's problems. If so, then so be it for now because all we can do is love hitting this way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom poured the love into this collection. They took their time to give fans something worthy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the single player game is basic and ultimately boring, the game more than makes up for that with its online play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameplay aside, Mercenaries is loaded with tons of unlockables such as the ability to play as Indiana Jones, as well as opening up new vehicles and weapons (like the portable airstrike). Now how cool is that?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a load of unlockables, an involving story, and more action than any similar game before it, Demon Stone is the premier action/rpg title to own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s hard to imagine how the single-player Ace Combat experience could get any better than in The Unsung War.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Daxter's shtick notwithstanding (he hasn't made me laugh since the middle of last year's adventure) Jak 3 stands tall and proud as a testament of what polished gameplay and cutting-edge graphics can do when the host system's Emotion Engine is maximized.