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 4.2 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Despite forcing players to spend what seems like an eternity unlocking 90% of the good stuff at the start Hot Shots Golf Open Tee is a winner.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Control issues, lagging response time and a rushed-to-market feel water-down what should have been the best soccer game on PSP.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    MLB
    It has enough gameplay modes to last a while, plus the pitching/batting mechanisms are variable enough to make the pitcher/batter duels a little bit unpredictable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A deep, mature, and original plot, beautiful cel-shaded textures and plenty of hidden extras (like optional bosses, treasures, etc.) make Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga one of the greatest role-playing experiences on the PlayStation 2 to date.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Highly recommended for anyone with a sense of humor (that excludes you George Lucas... out, out, OUT!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Extensive loading times aside (understandable given the insane amount of animation frames on display) Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower does the classic 2D fighting genre justice.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Despite a few rough edges (blurred textures, loading pauses galore, etc.) this is easily the best licensed golf simulation ever released on a portable console.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Fans of previous Metal Gear stealth adventures will have to adjust their tolerance level to ‘HIGH’ to deal with MGA’s insanely hard and complex new turn-based card system.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Unleashed duplicates the look and feel of its big console counterpart remarkably well, so much so that owning both versions of the game would be foolish.
    • 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."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A looser and slightly more free-wheeling soccer experience than the so-sim-oriented-it-hurts "FIFA Soccer" PSP game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of the style system, a concrete storyline and a slick new arsenal of moves makes this entry arguably the best in the series so far. However, don't be mistaken, Devil May Cry 3 is hard as hell.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From graphics to cool weapons, and from in-depth online multiplayer options galore to the choice of using stealth or brawn to complete missions, Crystal Dynamics’ FPS shooter is just what the doctor ordered for the genre-deficient PS2.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 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!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A textbook case of a videogame sequel done right.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ill-advised addition of needlessly graphic displays of violence, backtracking galore and contemporary music/voices take attention away from Warrior Within's excellent new combat maneuvers, still-outstanding environmental puzzles and lengthier quest. The PS2 version is also saddled with periodic bouts of slowdown and no online support whatsoever (sigh!).
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2005 is taking its first step to becoming one of the top games on the market by adding all the new features.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun I have had playing online as far as the first person shooter genre goes. This is one of those games you will want to have for sure just to see how good online play can be!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From fantastic special effects to authentic (though recycled) voices/music from the TV show, and from new useful moves (teleportation!) to a keen balance between overkill and authenticity to its source material in the graphics, this is it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Daxter's shtick notwithstanding (he hasn't made me laugh since the middle of last year's adventure) Jak 3 stands tall and proud as a testament of what polished gameplay and cutting-edge graphics can do when the host system's Emotion Engine is maximized.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the single-player modes are merely OK is in its multiplayer and online modes that this third Offroad Fury game earns its worth.

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