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 Madden NFL 2003
Lowest review score: 20 Vietcong: Purple Haze
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 982
982 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Emphasizes flashy visuals, corporate sponsorships and ease-of-use over the seedy aspects of street racing. The competitors’ AI goes from dumb to aggressive in the blink of a tail light too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too short and easy for grown-ups but just about right for the target audience of both the books and the Jim Carrey movie currently out in theaters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rumble Roses' knockout visuals, spot-on control and near-flawless execution of an outrageous premise flirt with greatness. Lack of depth, repetitive moves, and horrendous voice-overs hold back Konami's chances of giving "Smackdown! Vs. Raw" a run for its money.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Predictably competent.
    • PSX Nation
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The derivative visuals, unoriginal gameplay, bare-bones multiplayer mode and annoying BGM make this an amusing weekend rental, but that’s it.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Older gamers won’t be challenged in the least by Spyro’s new abilities or quests, but the whole game has a pleasant, Disney-like harmless vibe about it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An entertaining but sporadically inept first-person shooter whose shortcomings (crummy frame-rate, lackluster AI, etc.) are slightly outweighed by the things it does get right (intense firefights, great atmosphere, good sound, etc.).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cakewalk difficulty, absence of key characters from the book/movie and uneven control schemes (turn-based battles geared toward melee combat) overwhelm one’s gaming senses more than the detailed visuals (character animations are off though) and stellar audio.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the single-player modes are merely OK is in its multiplayer and online modes that this third Offroad Fury game earns its worth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love 2D fighters with loads of variety and customization and you have two or more friends handy to share in the chaos, Guilty Gear Isuka is made for you, but if you're looking for something with a deep single-player mode and online play, then you might want to pass on this one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can live without its busted online brawls and missing wrestlers but love WWE matches then Smackdown! Vs. Raw is worth the fifty bucks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The variety and timeless appeal of the blue hedgehog’s better games however, combined with the low price, make this a must-buy stocking stuffer for the Sega fanboy (or girl) in all of us.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Graphics and sound are saddled with an odd ‘cartoony’ vibe and powered by an outdated engine though.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A very pretty-sounding and good-looking shell of a cash cow for THQ and Pixar to make a few bucks off of the movie’s popularity. Sorry gang, no sale!
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lot of fun, offers great music but could use a more sensitive, less frustrating controller.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The programmers behind Neo Contra make some puzzling changes to the series’ classic formula that shoot the whole project to hell. It’s as if KCET ("Gradius V") wanted to destroy Contra instead of reviving it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The linearity, repetitiveness, price and absence of a second player to share the experience with, however, dramatically drain Crisis Zone’s long-term appeal.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You know Konami has screwed-up royally when a 15 year-old beat’em up wipes the floor with their current batch of Turtles games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything the original should have been two years ago but wasn’t: intense, gritty, ultra-violent, stylish and a lot of fun to play through... ONCE!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Controls like its SNK 2D predecessors but lacks meaningful gameplay modes (besides standard one’s) or stellar graphics that would make anyone but hardcore SNK fanboys (and girls!) take notice of its arrival.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne does anything right, it's the game's uncanny ability to show rebellious and confused teenagers across the globe just how cool the devil really is.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Imagine a GTA-like gigantic world set in a cartoon-like Australian Outback universe, complete with mini-games and sidequests to distract from the main quest. That's what Ty 2 delivers for under twenty bucks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Controls are tighter and provide more control of where the ball and team players can be moved than ever before. Spotty visuals (PS2 version) and a complicated Career mode, however, make FIFA Soccer 2005 a good secondary choice after "Winning Eleven 7."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Other than the VHS-quality bonus videos with the developers and the absence of "Moon Patrol" and "Stun Runner" this is Midway’s best compilation of classic videogames to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ironically, Deception's Konquest mode that the developer has been pushing so much is the games only real weak point.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A steady stream of competent enhancements (especially online) and a return to the original franchise’s goal-based gameplay a fresh experience does not make. Story mode is just plain dumb, and the art design has been needlessly changed for the worse.

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