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 Devil May Cry
Lowest review score: 20 Salt Lake 2002
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 982
982 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best action adventure game on the planet.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But I would pledge my undying allegiance to anyone responsible for a beautiful work of art such as this.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Delivers fast-paced combat, platform leaping action, and a decent story to boot. With all this fun, and a forty dollar price tag, you simply can't go wrong.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A rock-solid Role-Playing Game with a moving story, believable characters, and loads of great humor that keep it from dragging you down...Hands-down the definitive role-playing experience for the PlayStation 2.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is *the* one game you must buy or otherwise youll never see the true power of the PlayStation.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most complete and polished piece of football software I've ever spun (!) on my PS2.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fighters move so fludily that one almost feels as if they are being helped from the onscreen character.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Highly addictive gameplay that seems to never end, generally impressive visuals, and a portal designed around an interactive worldwide community all combine to make this the best possible solution SCEA could have hoped for with regards to launching it's new 40GB Hard Disc Drive.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Probably more fun than any other game released in the last half of 2002.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Polished online interface + incredible sense of speed (i.e. bikes out of hell!) + perfect arcade handling (wheelies anyone?) + plethora of modes to tinker with + no "GT3: A-Spec"-type customization or realistic physics = the best PS2 arcade racing ever made.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the best in the series and my nomination for action game of the year. I loved every minute of the game including finding all of the secrets in the game.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end this is THE game of the year as far as I am concerned and even exceeded the amount of fun I had with "Final Fantasy X" a year ago.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Freaking amazing!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With a price of $19.99, Looney Tunes Racing might very well remain the greatest PS One Kart Racer ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The sequel elevates what was so great about the first one to a complete new level of terror.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    To each his own opinion but for this one reviewer Legend of Dragoon is truly legendary.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Not to be missed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Clearly the best space shooter ever.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With a story that isn't exactly there and a little confusing it's missing the feeling of being a true hero. Still the action is top notch and the missions are fun to boot.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This could very well be the final PS "Madden" and that's ok because it's the best!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Without it your PlayStation is naked.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I must say that Dino Crisis 2 is the most pleasing new experience in this whole Survival Genre yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the freshest, exciting and entertaining titles we have played in 1999. Reflections has done it again with a title that breaks boundaries and creates a new level of entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There are so many extras, such as collecting new suits, new special powers, and classic comic book covers, that you will play this game for a long time.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If not for "Final Fantasy 7" this would probably be my pick for game of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Slick interface, colorful graphics that display cool characters/shapes/colors and the best control interface ever conceived for a music game make this $30 PSOne the definite 32-bit representative of Konami’s perpetual cash cow. [12/31/02]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Abe's Exoddus isn't different in too many ways from the original but it harkens back to that old saying. "If it ain't broke then why fix it?" fans of the original will be totally pleased here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The greatest Boxing game on the PS period!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Surprisingly fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game is filled with imagination, color and good solid fundamental platforming elements. With the success that Toy Story has generated gamers will enjoy getting a chance to take control of Buzz Lightyear and giving those bad toys a real lesson in butt kicking.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the best NFS game to come out in years. We predicted that only having Porsche's would make the game dull but oh did EA prove us wrong.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A hard, gritty adventure that should be enough to hold off the "MGS" cravings until the domestic release.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    WWF Smackdown 2 know's its role and that is the best wrestler on the PSX.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    We can safely say that we highly recommend "Valkyrie Profile" as one of the PlayStation's best RPG's on 2000.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While I still prefer "Vandal Hearts," this is still the best turn based strategy game on the market.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Exactly a remix. We are scoring the game the same as the new additions do not change the game's overall appeal. Both titles are equally well done but of course if you never played the first, then skip it and hit this one up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Nearly as enjoyable as the original. Despite all the frustration, I kept returning for more of the Wheelman's exciting life. Tanner is certainly "da man"!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The kind of sequel that might disappoint many with its lack of change and innovation. At the same time it's a by the book sequel that continues the exciting play of the original.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Mirra stands as the best BMX game on the market.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you get into this one, it give you that same feeling you had from watching the cheesy 80's Ninja movies all over again, except for the embarrassing dubbing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the finest efforts yet from Sony. This is truly a surprise in this day of next generation consoles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Arc The Lad Collection is a love affair with the single most impressive packaging I've seen in ANY media, that includes music and DVD's.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The only requirements needed to have a blast playing Ridge Racer on PSP are (a) a pulse, (b) the skill to be competitive in a driving videogame (not everyone’s cup of tea) and (c) some historical perspective of what this series has meant to Sony in both sales and as a measuring stick of its then-new systems’ power.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With multiple endings, secrets and hidden items you'll find replay value deep within the game.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With a price tag of $9.99, Take 2 has the best game released for the PS One in quite sometime. Even at a higher price this title could compete for fans who love fantasy, dungeon, gauntlet type play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The story and writing is so strong that I easily forgot about the archaic graphics and even more primitive battle engine.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything from shooting a free throw to running the lane works well in the game. There's really not much to complain about this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This compilation’s been given enough bells and whistles (unlockable art gallery, redesigned interface, prettier graphics, remastered soundtracks, CG intermissions, etc.) to appeal to a whole new generation of gamers weaned on the series’ trademarked formula of turn-based battles and high-quality (for their time) production values.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sequel so polished and far-improved over the year-old Burnout that the former looks like a PSOne engine compared to the latter. The music is crap though.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute blast to play, especially with friends online or off. If you love action RPG's then I can't imagine you'd find a better one than this.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameplay aside, Mercenaries is loaded with tons of unlockables such as the ability to play as Indiana Jones, as well as opening up new vehicles and weapons (like the portable airstrike). Now how cool is that?
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly one of the best one-on-one online games of its generation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes to delivering consistent and playable virtual simulations of what goes on in NBA courts across the nation, "Live 2002" for PSOne is 'The One' (sorry Jet Li!).
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid realistic arcade experience that has surpassed any of the other sports titles Midway touches.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With all of the variety and unlockable content, you'd be hard-pressed to find a game more gut-wrenchingly intense and disturbing as this one. That being said, it makes for one hell of a good time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy companion piece to the regular DDR titles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fun reminder that quality RPG gameplay and good storytelling can easily survive technological transitions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After playing through the gorgeous levels, I couldn’t help but think that Z-Axis was becoming awfully close to being as good as Neversoft.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, there's a little blood and the replays really show off some of the sport's unforgiving brutality, but it's only enough to warrant the game a Teen rating from the ESRB so parent's shouldn't have to worry about their warping their children's fragile little minds with this one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It spanks the crap out of "Gauntlet Legends" in depth while still having the hack ‘n slash a non RPG fan will be drawn to.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes the best of the first two games, skips that crapper of a third game, adds to the series ten-fold and once again threatens to turn your head into a nightmare hotel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The problem I found here is that swithcing between characters in your party and trying to control them all at once is pretty hard. It's nice that Enix and Tri-Ace added the option to choose but we feel that the standard is the way to go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The online play is fantastic, the new wall moves add to the arcade feel and the music simply rocks. I highly recommend this game!