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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 20 Surfing H3O
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 982
982 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Graphics are decent for a licensed videogame (no clips from the movie though!), but the audio (including sound-alike actors doubling for the film's stars) is so generic and uninspired it hurts just to listen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An enjoyable (but extremely short) reminder that appealing characters in good games aren't made, but come together well when mixed with a team of programmers that care.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Supercross 2000 is just bland. The game lacks real variety.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Compared with the sights/sounds/gameplay of "MGS2", the technical flaws that were present on the N64 version (and haven't been fixed in this PS2 port) stand-out like a sore thumb on Roger Ebert's hand (there's a lovely image for you!).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Misfires by not tweaking the A.I. and gameplay as much as the graphics or the simplified-to-perfection control.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun in small doses and with friends (think of this as a 65 more than a plain-old 60), “Wheel” is the type of simplistic time-waster that appeals more to casual gamers than the hardcore.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battlestar Galactica's biggest flaw is a brutal difficulty level that will make grown men (and women) cry and beg for their mommy. Graphics, sound and control are definitely top notch though.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Suikoden IV’s unimpressive graphics, generic audio (except for the voice-overs), infuriating battle frequency and watered-down strategy (less party members = less variety of attack combos) aren’t going to cut it in 2005.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story is cute but nothing really deep and basically just has you playing the various types of Tetris included to move the story along.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may grow a bit tired deeper into the game but the formula works well.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A budget-priced bowling game that’s as unpretentious as it is well put together and fun (in small doses and with the right group of friends under the right circumstances… wink, wink! :-P).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With the Dual Shock 2 available in every PS2 box, why do we still not have analog control here? Other than that the game plays as it always has, acceptable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Namco has blatantly stolen every single positive aspect of Sega's Hitmaker tennis games to create its own, and that's just sad.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rent it, beat your own high score (or your friends') and move on to the many other far-better sports titles in the PS2 universe.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Harmless and basic in both look and execution, Smash Cars lacks a hook compelling enough to make it standout when compared to already-discounted quality RC videogames like "Re-Volt" and "Stunt GP."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The low price (under $20) and handful of AAA classics still manage to make this an appealing purchase proposition IF you can tolerate its noticeable shortcomings and/or have an appreciation for the industry's history.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As good as the control and visual re-enactment of the real-life planes come across in Aero Elite, AM2 and Sega drop the ball somewhat when the players become proficient armchair pilots and start itching for new challenges beyond those of the Training missions.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It might take place underwater and feature fish instead of flesh-and-bone characters (or furry one’s like “Monster Inc.’s” Sully), but gameplay in THQ’s first Disney Interactive title is as cookie cutter as the mold used by Traveller’s Tales to fulfill its contractual obligations.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'd like a more memorable and challenging shooter for my hard-earned dough. Call me crazy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a perfect or original game mind you, just one that doesn't screw-up with its winning formula in any meaningful way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The implementation of “NBA Live 2003’s” Freestyle Control doesn’t mesh perfectly with this particular engine’s loose physics. The sameness of the b-ball courts and annoying cutscenes from “Live 2003” don’t help the cause either.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some of the directions, which are given to you via an arrow that points gamers in the direction of the next clue, can be too confusing for the younger gamers. Sometimes the arrow points to go right through a wall!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not only did “The Chamber of Secrets” NOT turn me into a Harry Potter consumer (which I wasn’t prior to playing it), but it has made me shun away from playing any PS2 games aimed at children for a good long while.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    NBA
    Not even support for the handheld’s online network and some decent graphics will be enough to entice anyone to overlook the poorly-implemented controls and minimal sounds in this first-generation disaster.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There is none of the user-friendliness and open-ended approach that made "Super Smash Bros." clone "Digimon Rumble Arena" such a pleasant experience.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Let "Special Forces" be the first and last MK game of the new decade/century/millennium, so we can all start our gaming memories fresh of silly concepts like 'Babality' and rot-memorization of preset combos.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    There's a distinct lack of personality or defined identity for what "Extreme Racing" attempts to achieve.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Isn't worthy of "Resident Evil" comparisons.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Don't let our high ratings for the simple control and decent audio fool you into thinking "KISS Pinball" is worth more than a cursory look of disgust by anybody but the most desperate KISS or pinball fanatics with $10 to blow on this turd.