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 Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
Lowest review score: 20 Salt Lake 2002
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Maybe the level design of the original wasn't so special to you but for us it's a step down.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Freaking amazing!
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply put, Grand Theft Auto III is the best game to be released in the past two years. Possibly the best to be released in the past ten.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The sound effects are horrible because they replaced a lot of Arcade sound effects with lower sampled and wimpy sounding effects. This is really the only downfall of this game, aside from the frame dropping.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Picture the most complete racer you could ever imagine, now double it. Gran Turismo is definitely the best racing game ever.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nearly everything in the game is interactive the way it would be in the real world whether it’s melting ice cubes to leaking flour bags. The detail is staggering.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I cannot say that I have ever played a driving game that has challenged me and given me more feelings of reward for my hard-earned efforts than "Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec."
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Madden 2003 is the best overall football game ever made, period...Denying it the perfect score it so richly deserves just because "NFL 2K3" comes soooo close to unseating it would be a crime.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely a solid game and the best in the series, just a tiring genre that is no longer as exciting as it once was.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best action adventure game on the planet.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New modes, better AI and less of the floaty artificial feeling from 2001 makes Madden 2002 a football game for the ages. It's going to be hard for anyone to make a better pigskin game than this.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But I would pledge my undying allegiance to anyone responsible for a beautiful work of art such as this.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most complete and polished piece of football software I've ever spun (!) on my PS2.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    A Solid story, inventive gameplay mechanisms, both third and first person views, a slew of spy equipment, awesome weapons, unique emotional plot and stealth make MGS one of PlayStation's greatest games ever.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Do you need more proof of NCAA Football 2004’s superiority? Besides being the only version of the game to support online gameplay and having a ton of new teams/camera/angles/fight songs/sound effects added, how about the absence this season of last year’s pretenders-to-the-throne from Sega and Sony?
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tight control, a fantastic training mode that really helps anyone learn, original modes like Kumite and just awesome AI make for one of the best fighters in years.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The track designs are really what make this game worth playing. It reminds me of "Rush 2049" on crack with little details such as close calls and drifting that make the game a joy to watch.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Without it your PlayStation is naked.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX
    SSX is indeed BIG (thank you very much!), and one of the few games on PlayStation 2 worth its asking price in addictive, fun replayability.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PS2 version’s graphics are surprisingly close to its XBox/GameCube counterparts, and the licensed soundtrack apes Rockstar’s "Grand Theft Auto" interface in its depth and variety.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As of right now (9/10/2002) there isn’t a better-playing and more rewarding NFL football videogame experience on the console market than this one, on or off the net. “Madden” is soaked in more gravy (AKA gameplay modes), but I’d take a stab of NFL 2K3’s stylish ESPN-soaked raw meat anyday, anytime, anywhere.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Easily the best Soccer game out there for any platform and even moreso one of the BEST sports games on the market. This is "FOOTBALL" the way it's meant to be.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Not to be missed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best fighting game ever made, for PS2 or any other system... "Soul Calibur II" comes close (and surpasses it in the minds of those that don't know any better), but VF4: Evolution is interactive one-on-one brawling at its purest and most visually alluring peak.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What it lacks in licenses and features (no online play!) WE7I more than compensates for with the most realistic, intense, attractive and all-around addicting soccer game to ever appear on PS2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fighters move so fludily that one almost feels as if they are being helped from the onscreen character.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 2002 has finally unseated "NHL '94" as the only hockey game I would actually fight with other players over a controller in an eight-man multiplayer match.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sands of time you collect can actually allow you to "rewind" the level, changing the mistake you made. As unbelievable as this may sound, it doesn't make the game too easy because the balance between being able to use it is well done.