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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Lowest review score: 20 Surfing H3O
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 982
982 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I don’t think my heartbeat rate rose above that of a dead corpse even once while playing Whiteout.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When is milking a franchise for all it's worth enough? How about when the franchise's 3rd edition comes out looking and feeling absolutley no different from it's second edition?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If bad videogames were disasters then Salt Lake 2002 would be The Hindenberg explosion and the sinking of Titanic rolled into one.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its dead-average platforming thrills, low asking price and beyond over-the-top visual style are this game’s saving graces.
    • 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?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With friends and the AI removed from the equation, it shines bright as an arcadey college hoops game for the fans; as a single-player recreation of the road to Final Four tournament, it lacks refinement and long-term replayability.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    From generic character designs to an underwhelming audio presentation (in a LucasArts game??!!), and from its close-to-unwatchable frame-rate choppiness to the endlessly boring fetch quests across Mars, RTX Red Rock is a laundry list of what NOT to put out on the crowded 3rd person action/adventure PS2 market these days.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We can only sigh when playing and seeing such massive amounts of slowdown, dark level design and poor control.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mindless action/adventure fare of the wrong and ill-conceived variety.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Little effort went into trying to elevate the premise of the game (a young woman struggling with the evil side of her personality trying to emerge and cause deadly mischief) into something more psychological and frightening than what we ended up with.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's a mediocre game that never gets too bad to advise a complete avoidance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Software that would have even embarrassed the Sega Saturn in its worst days. I'd rather be chasing me some of 'em Duke Boys than been caught dead replaying this turd.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the possibilty of too much repetition or worklike feeling, EF brings the first true traditional RPG to the PS2. The story is interesting, the mini-games unique, the characters vivid and the locations fascinating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Difficulty varies wildly on some of these levels between infuriatingly hard and insultingly easy, but "Breakout" achieves its goal of a family-friendly title with gameplay that anyone can jump in and start having fun with.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Not even fans of the cancelled TV show will find anything remotely resembling fun or enticing gameplay in Dark Angel to justify the rental expense.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    For an extra $5 and a trip down the Greatest Hits section of your software retailer you could get better PSX action games. But since when is common sense a virtue?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Vietcong could suck the sheet metal from a Sherman tank at 500 yards. This is by far the worst game on the PlayStation 2 and the dumb bastard that pays forty dollars for this lackluster frisbee deserves every second of the torment that it spits out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For wealthy collectors of "Scooby-Doo" memorabilia or very small children that have yet to be exposed to a "Crash Bandicoot"-caliber action/adventure on PSOne.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    I had the lowest expectations when I booted-up "Sarge's Heroes 2" on my PSOne, only to be pleasently surprised that it actually looks and plays like someone at 3DO put love and heart into creating it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A budget-priced bowling game that’s as unpretentious as it is well put together and fun (in small doses and with the right group of friends under the right circumstances… wink, wink! :-P).
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    They have the right idea with the Virtua Tennis approach but failed to come even close with the graphics to match. Shoddy graphics ruin this game ultimately.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There is none of the user-friendliness and open-ended approach that made "Super Smash Bros." clone "Digimon Rumble Arena" such a pleasant experience.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's just a Wendy's Chicken Sandwich: tasty and delicious, but not tasty (or well-promoted) enough to go up against the Big Mac and the Whooper.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The very definition of ‘AVERAGE’ (which is what the number ‘5’ represents in our review scale), “Pac-Man Fever” neither diminishes or improves on the “Mario Party” formula set in stone back in ’99 by Hudson Soft.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pleasant surprise that is faithful to the movie without compromising the game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You know Konami has screwed-up royally when a 15 year-old beat’em up wipes the floor with their current batch of Turtles games.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What the hell is happening to the Sega that I knew and loved through the Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast eras?
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Catwoman isn’t a game as much as a licensed train wreck.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    For a few brief seconds when you are adequately surfing, this game can be fun, but it is so unforgiving that the moment swiftly ends and you are ready to break the disc.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even faithful fans of the TV show will have to extract their Powerpuff Girls fix from the far superior motion picture DVD than this hellish misfire.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite new licensed wrestlers, dozens of new songs and new additions meant to appeal to rural America’s prurient interests (i.e. porn stars as playable wrestlers) Backyard Wrestling 2’s bad graphics, poor collision detection and awful dialogue sink it into the pit of holiday expendability.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Not a bad game, just dated and uninspired.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I’ve decided to rename it “Chaotic Thunder”. See the game is such a chaotic mess that it’s hard to describe.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I’d rather have root canal without anesthesia than to ever put myself through the pain that is playing this game any more than I had to already!
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Once you go it alone, it becomes increasingly clear that your teammate AI is straight out pathetic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A year ago this would have been a slight-step above "Army Men"-like badness, but in late 2001 it just doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of justifying its existence as stand-alone PS2 software.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story is cute but nothing really deep and basically just has you playing the various types of Tetris included to move the story along.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    No sensation of speed in a snowboarding videogame = no fun!
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I remember a time when there were no boxing games whatsoever on PlayStation, and a game like this could have gotten away with its mediocrecy and sell well on Tyson's name alone.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game is obviously meant to be played by little children.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Proves that quick knockoffs suplemented by cheap tactics will usually result in mediocrity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Cheerful, juvenile and more fun than what our rating might imply, "Danger Girl" is undone primarily because it's engine is riddled with technical flaws (collision detection, slug-like speed and frame-rate, poor aiming).
    • 43 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    To quote Bart Simpson "I didnt think it was possible, but this sucks AND blows."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Supercross 2000 is just bland. The game lacks real variety.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you like punishment or enjoy suffering through hours of boring quests and downright horrible fighting, then by all means go out and purchase this stinker at once. There’s so much wrong with this game it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes it awful as it is.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Bland and boring, this is a game to avoid unless you are the most rabid of ATV racing fans, tanked out of your mind on Schlitz, and have precious little else to do.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    This game will turn your 32-bit console into an NES, but the control and two-player fun that can be had with All-Star Slammin' D-Ball more than makes up for its outdated appearance and MIDI-like soundtrack.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Falls squarely in the middle. It offers gamers two discs of entertainment that's not original, not half bad.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you've got a Multi-tap and an education, this bad boy's gonna last you a while.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Seldom has a videogame bored, depressed and insulted me the way "Army Men: Green Rogue" did.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    There are enough satisfying nuggets of 'survival horror turned "Virtua Cop" clone w/limited movement' goodness to make this odd curiosity worth playing for most, and maybe even worth owning by the "RE" fanatics.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Rent "Driven", along with Square's "Driving Emotion Type-S", as it's suggested in page 47 of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's favorite book, "Final Exit".
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s nothing in Skateboarding's control, look, sound or execution that comes even remotely close to looking like the game was made with PlayStation 2 technology in mind.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I had some fun playing among the incredible amounts of both confusion and boredom.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    If Duke Nukem ever feels like bringing a fun and enjoyable game alongside his cavalcade of sexist innuendo, he'll be welcomed into my gaming library.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All the licenses and potential that Paris-Dakar Rally has as an enjoyable rally experience, however, go to waste in a game that makes the event it portrays seem more boring and dull than it should be.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If players approach "Supercross World" as an arcade racer that plays by the indoor and outdoor rules of motocross though, then it has plenty to offer...Dead-average, brain-dead motocross fun at its most basic level.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While I recommend you rent this, buying it would be a grave mistake.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An easy learning curve, competent control and some neat CG movies share space with outdated graphics, bad music and childishly-hilarious sound effects.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An arcadey boxing game that doesn’t measure-up to Midway’s years-old "Ready 2 Rumble Round 2."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although suffering from flaws on all fronts (particularly control), I think I can point to the reliance on item collecting as the primary culprit that brings The Great Quest down hard.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is like a very sweet cake. The first bite is sorta nice and sweet but then it's just too much and you don't want anymore.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The "Power Stone" style of fighting isn't done justice by this 32-bit engine, which isn't fast-enough or polished-enough to elevate it past mediocrity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A competent but no-frills rendition of a racing event that puts as much emphasis in the long time it takes to get ready to race as in the all-too-quick races themselves.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Its mini-golf courses (trick obstacles and all) and players are so below the 32-bit standards even low-budget titles should aspire to offer.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Not even pictures/video of gorgeous Hooters girls in skimpy outfits could prevent our violent seizures and brain-hurting flashbacks when we played “Road Trip”.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An evening-long game that's high on production values but low on replayability.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Let "Special Forces" be the first and last MK game of the new decade/century/millennium, so we can all start our gaming memories fresh of silly concepts like 'Babality' and rot-memorization of preset combos.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's as if 3DO felt that the horrendous Core-designed, Eidos-published PS One game "Ninja" deserved an equally-flawed sequel that doesn't look much better than Activision's "Tenchu" games.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A good night's rental for the little one's as long as Mom or Dad are nearby to bail him/her out of the tougher spots.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    If it keeps the cool Career mode, Custom Boxer Creation, decent polygon models and line-up of solid fighters (tossing out everything else, especially the awful 'toggle active hand' controller configuration), it could have the basis on which to rebuild a better game next year.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Don't let our high ratings for the simple control and decent audio fool you into thinking "KISS Pinball" is worth more than a cursory look of disgust by anybody but the most desperate KISS or pinball fanatics with $10 to blow on this turd.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Outdated graphics, an unfriendly (but ultimately bearable) control scheme and a shockingly bad (i.e. incomplete) localization make Ultimate Battle 22 the lesser alternative to “Budokai."
    • 24 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Midway’s first crack at the extreme sports genre has some of the biggest, best-designed and most challenging mini-worlds I’ve ever had the pleasure of cursing at while trying to link BMX tricks/stunts over them.
    • 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.

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