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 ESPN NFL 2K5
Lowest review score: 20 Vietcong: Purple Haze
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 982
982 game reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Only the most patient, bored and PS2-deprived gamer should think of wasting the many hours it takes to get enough Norns hatched, trained and breeding to make the three worlds in Creatures come alive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Fans of the Cartoon Network TV show will either think this is cute or a preposterous excuse (and license) on which to pin some loosely-connected and shareware-worthy mini-games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    No matter what your heart tugs with, visions from the cartoon, Paul Dini's amazing work in comics, the sad fact is this game is crud.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Brain-dead fun rental all the way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Brings the same sound gameplay premise but faulty execution of its predecessors to unsuspecting (or complacent) PSOne owners willing to shell $10 for it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Surf Riders stinks! My only consolation to the unfortunate surfing fanatic deprived of his/her virtual wave simulation is that things aren't any better over on the PS2, where "Surfing H30" reigns supreme as king of what's bad about games. Bummer!
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There’s a solid bone of a structure in this low-end programming tool, however, that is guaranteed to occupy and challenge the mindset of the committed faithful.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    One boring, predictable and by-the-numbers attempt to cash-in on the popularity of Peter Jackson’s movies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Although much better than the Dreamcast version and the visual/aural pinnacle for the series, ESPN International Track & Field still mostly parties like it's 1983 with its mix of ten old and new events.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    "Street Fighter EX3" has the awkward distinction of being the best-looking "EX" game in the series, but the worst-looking brawler in comparison to its competitors' robust engines.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So quirky in style, Japanese in appearance and intricate in difficulty (the numerical configurations for multiple dice rolling are staggering!) that even after learning how to play it I didn’t have any fun whatsoever playing it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Meant more for rental amusement than for full-price consumption.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's dissapointing that the characters weren't more varied in capabilities.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    ESPN NFL Primetime 2002 just barely is ready for Primetime.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Too bad the flawed AI of the CPU opposition, choppy graphics and lack of customization keep it far below the excellence of EA's and Sega's PS2 college games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A recycled (and quite inept) PS2 interface plagued with technical shortcomings (slowdown galore!) that mirrors the prequel’s 2001 PS2 version makes this the console version of Max Payne 2 to avoid.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This port needed more time to clean up the framerate and spruce up the visuals.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A mindless hack-and-slash experience with little to distinguish it from the many similar titles that preceded it, this rehash of last year’s "Castlevania: Lament of Innocence" engine is a good excuse to blow both steam and a free rental at Blockbuster.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The association with Kurosawa’s classic ’54 epic notwithstanding, 20XX is just too mindless and repetitive a hack-and-slash experience to recommend.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If I had to choose I'd say "ESPN NBA 2Night" is better than "NBA Live 2001", which in turn is marginally better than both "ShootOut 2001" and "Final Four."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The more I tried to look for excuses to give “Astro Boy” a higher-than-mediocre score the more I remembered how boring, repetitive and short the game was.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I've been at late night college parties in which better-organized sports events [than curling] are improvised out of rocks, tree branches and snow (don't ask)!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The plainness of its visuals, the flatness of its dialogue and the linearity of its gameplay, however, leave Shadow of Apokolips near the bottom of the PS2 superhero pack.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a flawed and shallow button masher (very few moves and no technique) but also visually alluring and reasonably entertaining for a second-tier fighting game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sounds completely average and inconsequential, plus it lacks the Xbox version’s Dolby 5.1 support.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Shame that the outdated graphics, effective-but-simplistic (i.e. recycled) sound effects and still-awkward Dual Shock 2 control relegate Silent Scope 3 to the realm of rental material.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Aside from some moments of fun online, Monster Hunter is a pretty boring game that is at the bottom of Capcom's ability.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Marred by technical issues (slowdown galore, jagged edges, simplistic-to-a-fault level design) that make it third-best behind the GameCube and Xbox versions.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The designers do fall victim to simply giving you a gadget just to make it past an obstacle seemingly forgetting about the gadget later on. However the imagination here is pretty good making using these toys kind of fun.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I had some fun playing among the incredible amounts of both confusion and boredom.