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 Burnout 3: Takedown
Lowest review score: 20 Salt Lake 2002
Score distribution:
1,000 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The stunning look of the game is just about the most beautiful thing we have ever seen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This could very well be the final PS "Madden" and that's ok because it's the best!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The licensed rap music has got to go for "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005," please! Other than this licensing snafu by EA’s music department the 2004 edition of the prettiest, fun, complete (online play rules!) and user-friendly golf sim on the face of the planet is well worth the $50.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Bigger, faster, more in depth and wholly better than XL but it remains largely the same despite additional gameplay modes, tracks etc.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything that NHL 2003 does “NHL 2K3” can perform just as well, except for the fancy presentation aspects that EA Sports has polished to near-perfection (and which Sega Sports is still learning to implement properly).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A true blast from the past that earns classic status in this reviewers eyes. Please do yourself a favor and live or relive some of the finest moments in videogame history.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its robust Franchise mode to its peerless graphics engine, and from the intimidating control options (I’m still finding new stuff to do as I write this!) to its mostly lag-free online playability, NBA 2K3 redefines and expands the genre to new heights.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though its graphics aren't as pretty as "Burnout 2's," HP2 delivers the goods: intense races, cool real-life cars being driven at law-breaking speeds, hundreds of virtual miles of terrain over which to race, a pumping soundtrack.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like games that tell stories, this is one of the best yet for the PS2. It’s shocking that it’s also one of the best shooting / action games as well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an above-average port that tries to compensate for its reduced difficulty and average visuals with minor improvements (new level, binoculars, etc.) that have dumbed-down the XBox version’s stealth-reliant gameplay a little bit.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The sequel elevates what was so great about the first one to a complete new level of terror.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The emphasis on improved graphics, realism and vehicle/track variety come at the expense of a missing online component, better AI for the CPU drones and the return of the dreaded license tests. The good overwhelmingly outweighs GT4’s handful of tolerable negatives though.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Still shots don’t do justice to its clean interface and pretty graphics justice; Lumines has to be seen, played and heard to be fully appreciated.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With solid puzzles, a great story, creepy settings, the most disgusting monsters ever and puzzles that simply rock, Silent Hill 2 has gained my respect in the survival horror genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best part about 2K2 is without a doubt it’s realism, however that in itself will put some players off. If you aren’t into putting thought into each and every basket you shoot, 2K2 will seem like a slow, methodical bore. But if you’re in the know, the pacing becomes a sweet symphony that is just a few hairs from greatness.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Story is a great component of any RPG but it has to have a quality battle engine alongside. Thankfully Grandia utilizes one of the best we have played.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the best, if not the best, basketball titles I have played on any system. That alone makes this one of the best purchases for your PS2 this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A handful of new gameplay tweaks, new hovercraft racing classes and a PSP-worthy visual overhaul make WipeOut Pure the best installment in the series since 1996â??s "WipeOut XL."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA’s decision to pander to casual gamers and non-golf fans with “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005” threatens to obliterate the reputation the series has built over the past three years as the console golf sim to beat.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The control in R4 is something that you will either be a fan of and realize that it offers almost unprecedented control or feel that it is so arcadish and fake that it's unbearable. I reside on the fan level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This may be the best single player experience (EA has) come up with yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Great balance and plenty of fun put this one on par with "Mario Kart" and if not for the average track design it would easily surpass.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Huge levels are constrained by pre-determined paths, action sequences are harshly pre-determined and any sense that you might have be able to affect the outcome is sapped by the largely obvious mission objectives.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outstanding visuals (the best yet on PS2), killer sound, kick-ass characters (new one’s as well as returning one’s), finely-tweaked gameplay (which still lags behind VF4 in depth but not replayability) and a truckload of extras (including the first three Tekken arcade games) make this the be-all, end-all installment of Tekken to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lacks the true simulation aspects of PC titles, but at least the series now plays, sounds, looks and controls as close to perfection as humanly possible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely does a 3D action game become more fun to beat after its been completed a first or second time. That’s exactly what R&C and its truckload of gizmos delivers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Red Faction joins the ranks of the PS2 triple-A titles. Solid control, a good story, an incredible atmosphere, and a long adventure make Red Faction an awesome package.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes many little things that seem small can add up to make an impact and I believe NCAA has done just that. I am once again impressed EA.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best asset of Madden 2002 is still its overall sense of providing the complete package for hardcore simulation fans as well as casual armchair quarterbacks or groups of up to eight football-mad NFL fanatics.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better-looking, more polished, funnier and longer (much longer) than its predecessor.