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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy X
Lowest review score: 20 Salt Lake 2002
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 982
982 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A higher recommendation than "Vagrant Story" we can only give to "Chrono Cross", but coming second behind that masterpiece is like being the second child of a wealthy family: your older brother/sister will likely inherit the business, but you're guaranteed a sweet and cushy life.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Neversoft has captured the feeling of the sport as it has never been before. Dirty, gritty and real. You can almost feel the scraped knees.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sure Blitzball and the Upgrade system irk me a bit but the absolute perfect presentation and plot are worth these minor aggravations. This is the first MUST HAVE RPG on the PS2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is *the* one game you must buy or otherwise youll never see the true power of the PlayStation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    What makes this game so great is that it uses a lot of cues from real life events to create believable and exciting missions... If there ever was a crowning jewel in first person shooters on the PlayStation, this is it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The complete and total lack of a buddy list in any shape or form, simply reinforces how amazing this year's Madden is in that respect. Lobbies are simple to navigate, but without a list to assist you, tracking down your friends is essentially an impossible task.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Absolutely the most fun you can have playing by yourself...For multiplayer look at Sega's excellent "NFL 2K1."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is crack cocaine, lottery tickets, booze, coffee and your-Robert Downey Jr.-consumed-drug-of-choice addiction of choice, all squeezed into a playable PS2 platforming experience that runs/talk/looks like a 2.5D duck.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Clearly the best space shooter ever.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The shortness of the experience, reliance on a barely-improved gameplay formula, melodramatic storyline twists and stepped-up quality of its competitors (particularly Sam Fisher's "Splinter Cell" games from Ubi Soft) prevent us from scoring Snake Eater higher.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the rare, few 32-bit games that still impresses, still retains magic after being beaten, and still begs for one last shot at exploring all its secrets and milking all its three-dimensional worth.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Best college football game on PS2 this season? Hey, is the Pope catholic?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes better advantage of the PS2 than "Tekken Tag Tournament", IMHO, with incredible physics, realistic fighters and fast action not seen in any other modern brawler.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Aside from the story this is Crystal D's finest moment with a title that should make Lara Croft seems like yesterday's news.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Easily the best Crash game yet and possibly the greatest platforming title on the PSX yet. Although not as long as the previous games it provides the most bang for the buck!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ICO
    Ico isn’t a new type of game but rather one taken to near perfection. Rarely does a game gel like this and it’s simply the work of a master.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From reasonably good-looking graphics to kick-ass sounds (dig those funky KISS tunes!) and more gameplay modes (online as well as off) than most players will know what to do with, the PS2 version of THUG is the most complete extreme sports title ever made for any system EVER.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refreshing twist on one of the oldest genres.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is easily the sleeper hit of the year with action that rivals the highest grossing action flicks. Mel Gibson watch out!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Upgrades to every key area of the gameplay design resulting in a near-flawless title. A real showpiece and a stellar example of what the PS2 is capable of in the hands of talented developers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With better graphics, deeper gameplay, a polished ESPN interface to die for and an outrageously low price ESPN NFL 2K5 offers the most bang for your gaming dollar, period.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the deepest sports games period. With online play, which I admit is not quite as exciting as football or hockey, an insanely deep franchise mode, and solid graphics and sound, it seems that this is the choice for fans of the long, deep experience of baseball.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Unless you have a personal connection with any of its 28 songs though, this DDR is best left for gamers that don’t know any better. [12/31/02]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Moving from one area to the next is the smoothest I have ever seen in any game. From a technical standpoint, this is truly revolutionary.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The NFL has always been my game of choice but NCAA Football 2002 has caught my heart. It's not perfect but it's the most fun I've had with noname players in years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    WWF Smackdown 2 know's its role and that is the best wrestler on the PSX.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether it be blasting gun-toting monkeys or zombified idiots, Timesplitters 2 has awesome AI. I just cannot say enough about how well done the enemies are in the game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every now and then, a truly great game comes out. Viewtiful Joe isn't quite one of them, but it does a nice job of setting the stage for things to come (like the sequel, duh).
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's a testament to the addictive gameplay and perfect control of Colin McRae Rally 2.0 that, despite its dated graphics and average-at-best sounds, it still manages to become the best rally racer on PSX.