Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,544 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 10 Ninjabread Man
Score distribution:
1,544 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of this adds up to a very feature rich game that deserves praise, it has taken the best bits from board games such as Scrabble, Risk and Boggle and mixed them up into a unique and satisfying experience. At 800 Points it would be more than worth it, however at just 400 Microsoft Points it is an absolute no brainer, go ahead and buy it right now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chime is a charity game, but far from a charity case. At 400 points you would be forgiven for buying it as your good deed for the year, but what you will actually get it one of the best and most well balanced puzzle games in years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The levels are so much more diverse, so much more rich, solid, 3 dimensional even, than in the first - the levels just move so much more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It manages to enlarge its scope from being something which entertains on a functional level to becoming something that emits enchantment and appreciation on a purely 'emotional' level.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is charming, funny, challenging and most of all, it is enjoyable. You would really need to hate games not to enjoy it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What really stands out about Magic 2013 though, is that whilst it is great entry into the genre for new players, with pop up help and a fine tutorial, it doesn't trade that off by dumbing down the experience for veterans. Literally the only thing missing is the feel of having a physical deck in your hands. We dare you not to become hooked.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ICO
    The visuals are stunning but not for full-blown 3D acceleration or the resolution, rather the epic and believable world that has been created for you to discover. It won’t take you long to complete ICO if you are semi-intelligent but you won’t feel cheated because it is very much a case of quality over quantity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And play it you will because when it comes to score attacks, then Pinball tables were the best years ago and Zen Studios are making sure that even in this current digital age of gaming Pinball is leading the way once again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A House Divided manages to build on what the first episode started. It was a strong start, but episode 2 is where the season truly begins. With mystery and intrigue, it feels like no character is exactly who they seem. The coming episodes are going to be very interesting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An epic piece of gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically, the Xbox conversion of Shenmue 2 is a pot-pourri of highs and lows. Visually, it's two notches above its DC brother (AM2 have attached light sources to EVERYTHING - moreso at night, where neon bathes you in its "afterglow") but two notches below what the system is capable of.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid test of the player's reflexes mixed with eye-melting visuals make this a title worth more than its weight in Marketplace points.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 offers you more of the same, but with enough new content and options to demonstrate just what a firm foundation Infinity Ward has built.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the polish, options and new modes are all well and good, but without a precise handling model and intelligent AI, then F1 2012 wouldn't be worth the upgrade, so the fact Codemasters have managed to spend the year getting that aspect right, plus improve all the bells and whistles is just so refreshing to see.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lollipop Chainsaw reminds us of a time when games weren't trying to be gritty and realistic, when they didn't take themselves seriously, before games were all about making money and sticking to the fundamentals. There isn't any new ground being broken here, but what we do have is a game that will give you more fun than anything else out this year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unquestionably if you did not get around to buying Persona 3 earlier this year then this is another opportunity and one not to be wasted.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic horror experience from beginning to end, leaving you no time to catch your breath.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The handling is excellent whether you are driving or on foot, the dual shock controller and control system sit nicely in your hands and the whole thing feels natural.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game looks and sounds great as well as furthering a genre that seemed destined to be stuck in limbo.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is a must-buy for any PSP owner, and is a very welcome port.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It features playability by the bucket full, a superb main character and some of the most amazing graphical effects seen on any next generation system so far. It pulls you towards it like a moth to a flame and just like a doomed insect you can do nothing but succumb to it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends is the type of sequel you hope for. More of the same, but improving on the standards set by the original, with tons of new content. It is one of the best 2D platformers you will play this or any other generation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The near-perfect control and competitive game dynamic makes this one of the most compulsive games I've played.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Composer Yoko Shimomura (his first Square title since Legend of Mana) creates a very impressive score that alternates between filling you with excitement as you start your next battle to pulling at the heartstrings when some of the game’s more poignant scenes are onscreen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Link Between Worlds ran the risk of being nothing more than a nostalgic trip down memory lane, revisiting one of the most beloved games in the series, thankfully Nintendo have manage to couple the LTTP memories with some of the best, more unique design seen in the Zelda series in quite a while.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is a must have purchase for a system that needs more AAA titles in its library. As a PlayStation 3 exclusive, it's almost worth buying a system to experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Insomniac certainly knows how to deliver a release that caters for all players of differing abilities.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful strategic game that will test your logic and deduction skills to their fullest.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is one of the finest 3D games ever produced; nay crafted. At last, this is the 'third place'... this truly is the third dimension. History has just been rewritten.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where Substance really comes alive is the various VR modes and alternative missions.

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