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 Shadow Hearts: Covenant
Lowest review score: 20 Surfing H3O
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's got minimal replayability, awful voices and a mixed bag of goodies, but it's strangely addictive and not too hard on the nugget when it comes to planning and strategy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Scores higher than "The Bouncer" (despite looking worse than James Gandolfini at a nudist retreat) because it's lengthy and brain-dead fun that anyone can just pick and play right away.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Digital Integration has coded a lethargic, boring and snooze-inducing series of missions (about 30 of them) that are as unoriginal as they are predictably competent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    NBA Live 2002 takes a step backwards in our minds with less of a focus on strict, simulation style play and too much emphasis on flashy, easy broad based play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Appeals to a specific type of sports gamer (the arcade soccer fanatic) that probably has had his fill of virtual footie action with similar alternatives on competing systems.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dark Angel is like a McDonalds Value Meal: it'll fill your hack-and-slash needs, but won't add any worthy RPG nutrients to your gaming diet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Looks and plays exactly like what it is: recycled PC code from a couple of years ago coming back to steal $50 from you.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The learning curve requires a lot of work. Who wants to put that in when games like "Rumble Racing" are around and do it better?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    No, this game doesn’t suck, but it has so little new that you can’t help shake the feeling that it’s old hat and maybe a bit played out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    ESPN NFL Primetime 2002 just barely is ready for Primetime.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Probably my biggest gripe with the game is that the tricks are hard to perform. That's not so bad except that pulling them off is pretty much useless on the races.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But come on, do we really need FIVE different "Pac-Man" games, TWO "Pole Position" games, TWO "Dig Dug" games and TWO "Galaga" games on a compilation CD-ROM that only has 12 titles? I mean, it's a CD-ROM for Christ's sake!
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The average, barely-passable shooting antics of Dragon Rage are a nice match to its mediocre graphics, mediocre sound, serviceable control and very tempting low asking price.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Add to that the lethargic pace of the action, inconsequential storyline and ridiculous outfits/items (which are an acquired taste at best), and this RPG sinks rather quickly into the ever-growing pool of dead-average RPG's trying to cash on the genre's ever-growing popularity.
    • 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)!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A PlayStation generation brought up on a steady diet of "Final Fantasy" RPG's might not be ready for a trip back to the days when an RPG dared its players NOT to get lost within the labyrinth of its dungeons.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately all the fun was vacuum sucked out for a more serious tone.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Passable graphics, decent sound, an uncooperative camera angle and cakewalk difficulty make this a great rental option for fans of the movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game is just not as fun to play as either its prequel or the new breed of b-ball games. This is mostly due to arcade physics forced to fit into the straight jacket of a simulation engine.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Paying thirty bucks for the privilege of seeing/playing the best-looking 'Woody' ever pulled out of thin air is still too high a price for such a generic, dead-average, inoffensive, platform-hopping and scavenger-hunting single-player experience.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Just like its motion picture counterpart, MIB2 is a rehash of ideas and concepts from other media forms without an identity or personality of its own.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a fun game that I enjoyed playing but it just doesn't bring anything new to the genre that make is memorable several years from now.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A slight but meaningful improvement over what it delivered two years ago on PS2 with "Eternal Ring".
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Consider this a toddler’s indoctrination into future TEEN rated fare like “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 9” and “Stuntman 4.”
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The very definition of interactive mediocrity: good while it lasts, but hardly worth remembering ten minutes after the game’s been shut off.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gets brownie points for being curious and backing up that curiosity with a shoot-a-thon conventional-enough to be otherwise average-at-best.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is a brain-dead appeal to the desperate way Konami has reinvented its struggling “ESPN Winter X-Games Snowboarding” franchise into a “Road Rash” clone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Meant more for rental amusement than for full-price consumption.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Eventually Outrage Games' baby reveals itself to be a generic and ultimately repetitive hack-and-slash endeavor that can’t hold a candle to the likes of "Soul Reaver 2" and "Mark of Kri."