Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,636 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 King's Quest Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember
Lowest review score: 10 Tomb Raider: The Prophecy
Score distribution:
1,636 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the original then there is nothing here to put you off and you should check it out right away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may only be fans of the series who will take advantage of everything the game has to offer, but the excellent job Namco have done in bringing Soulcalibur to the PSP is clear for everyone to see.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all the fun the game offers, and it is fun, it is brutally short... Admittedly there are a plethora of options to "unlock", but the game itself is all too brief. There is no versus mode either, something that would have added greatly to the replay value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minor issues and short playtime aside, D4 is well worth a look, and one of the few times the “better with Kinect” slogan is appropriate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It really is a shame that all the improvements are ruined by the online aspect. This may not be a deal-breaker for many people, and the offline multiplayer is as good as previous versions.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall P.N.03 may not offer anything new, but the combination of old values, futuristic looks and game play has made this one of the most satisfying Gamecube releases of late. [Import]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    None of the stress matters in the end, though. All that you care about is getting Baby back to mummy, and the excited grinning and hopping she does after you navigate a tricky segment together is worth every moment of frustration along the journey.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bully's most negative technical aspect is the in-game camera, which lags behind action and just cannot cope with corridors or quick changes of direction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You would be hard-pressed to find a cheaper way to indulge your nostalgic streak, and few people deserve to live their lives without experiencing the giddy thrills on offer here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So if you are looking for a quick alien fix that isn't overly expensive and is a gaming classic then this trilogy is best suited for you. The game would of warranted a higher score if it had not been for the camera issue and slight lack of re-playable time, overall decent game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is nothing to be learned or mastered, other than your own quick reflexes, and while it is unfortunate that so many of the games are too similar and don't offer enough gameplay variety, the actual experience of working through them is both challenging and original, with comedy value and lush visuals to boot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst extremely generic, it offers huge amounts of fun for the first few hours. Get past that however, and you soon realise that beneath the low brow gags and goofy gifts, there’s not a lot left to make it stand out from the crowd.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like an empty warehouse it may be huge and imposing, but once inside your options are limited - and disappointingly so.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who have never experienced the DW series before, this is the perfect place to start, and either find a challenging, delightfully tactical slice of unpretentious fun or unearth a deformed, unlovable, fossilised relic of a bygone age.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are new to the Worms series, or if you have done away with any of your previous generation consoles, then Battlegrounds is a great place to start, or update to. However, if you are still playing older iterations, it doesn’t really offer enough to warrant you moving on.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bomberman Land is a shining light in an otherwise drab wasteland of terrible mini-game collections.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WipEout HD may not make the huge industry-changing impact it once did, but this is the most accessible entry to date (delivery method aside), and easily one of the most impressive technical demonstrations on the PS3.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's admittedly too easy and a little simplistic in structure (albeit with plenty of extras to unlock), it's nevertheless ideal for young ones or anyone looking for an easy-going few hours.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is still work to be done on this series; the physics still need work and the difficulty still needs to be more carefully balanced. However, it's hard to hate any aspect of this game, even the parts that don't work so well, as it's the most successful attempt yet at recapturing the magic of the original games.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Urban Chaos is a beggar's banquet where good breeding (note: Mucky Foot is a splinter group borne of ex-Bullfrog employees) and redoubtable gameplay sit tastefully at the head of the table.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just Dance 3 isn't a game for everyone; it won't appeal to the Call of Duty crowd for example. However what it does, it does well and for the market it is aimed at, it is one that should be owned. Much more fun when the drinks are flowing than solo, but if brought out during a party situation and people will step up and dance. At the end of the day, a game like this bought for one reason only...FUN and Just Dance 3 does fun really well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn't a Katamari game, but Drinkbox Studios did a fine job of recreating the mechanic and turning it into something of their own. This isn't the best game on PSN, but it is a worthy addition to your collection.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yet as an overall experience it works, the pacing is done well, the challenge is just right, the visuals just about hold up and you'll most certainly enjoy your time with it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While obviously lacking in the story department, neither the single nor multiplayer modes really capture the Final Fantasy zeitgeist, instead having more in common with action-adventure titles like Gauntlet or Zelda. [Import]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable dungeon crawler with a decent story.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's little point in buying this version. Gamestyle recommends either waiting for the upgrade or renting this for a solid weekend of tactical espionage action.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall Sonic Jump is a solid entry to the Sonic library, a game built from the ground up for a specific device. It plays well and looks good on the iPhone retina display. There are plenty of better games out there but it is just nice to have another solid Sonic game to play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even after 12 years, Front Mission is a good game, and if you’re a fan of turn-based strategy games, it would be a great addition to your DS library.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The extra content is appreciated but does little to expand what is already an enjoyable and offbeat experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A healthy package of games, then, but we were expecting more in the realm of additional content.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a game that will likely divide Castlevania fans. It’s still that a dark and forbidding fairy tale told that worked so well on the 3DS. It doesn’t quite fit as well here but it does manage to create some of the same atmospheric, dark and brutal adventure and if more people get a chance to experience it then that can only be a good thing. Its home is clearly on the 3DS though.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    They say the show must go on and in the Resistance world there are still questions to be answered, but the disappointing nature of this third instalment and its failure to deliver at retail most likely means this is the last release in the series. Perhaps such an end is the best option all round.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There isn’t much to say about Pillar, it cannot be recommended to everyone, because it clearly isn’t for everyone. But if you like to use your own imagination whilst being tested, then you will get a good experience here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Completing Shinobi is not an issue, but doing it with the style deserving of the series certainly is. Achieving those impressive A rankings will keep the dedicated occupied for the foreseeable future. Given the lack of alternative modes and the shortness of the main game, this fact will probably be lost on those who prioritise completion over mastery.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable script and weapons will keep you playing until the game's climax, but don't expect to go back for more.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although nothing special or notable for original ideas, this is how a licensed game should be done. If you’re a fan, God-forbid, you might just like it. Kudos to Artificial Mind & Motion.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is perfect for that rainy Sunday afternoon where you know you can download this and let your kids while away a few hours without having to worry about them too much.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the most in-depth or daunting example of the genre, however the accessibility of the game and enjoyment with a friend should endeavour its charms to more than a select few.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s just a really good fun game that does not take itself at all seriously and for fans of Dr Jones it is absolutely fantastic and I cannot recommend it high enough.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst The Red Star might lack the polish of newer titles and suffers from some design flaws, the gameplay at its heart is absolutely rock solid and will conjure up memories of games gone by for the more discerning and mature gamer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But the Defence phases and the length of a match (count a good 40 minutes with all the tactics selection screens) prove to be a bit tedious and repetitive and will demand perseverance from the player.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall Rayman 3 HD isn't anything new, it is however a worthy re-release of decent platform game. Whether you played the original back in 2003 or not, it is a game worth picking up, especially if you are a fan of platformers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reaching the end of Wipeout Pure is certainly a challenge, but once the higher ground has been breached (without PSP owning friends) there is little reason to return to the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Legend is a good, solid game, but it's a short-lived experience that suffers from a wonky storyline and combat/platforming sections that don't really gel together.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything else is just as you'd expect from the blue blur's 2D exploits; dynamic momentum and solid-but-clunky feedback making for a satisfying game regardless.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    3D Dot Game Heroes is a wonderfully presented game, with a clever concept that is well-executed throughout.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a solid entry in the expanding repertoire of Alan Wake and keeps players interested in what lies ahead.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s not in the same league as "Jak and Daxter," but is it still head and shoulders above everything else currently available on the Playstation 2.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall Kinect Sports can be seen as a success and gives the peripheral a strong foundation. A must have default option for every Kinect owner it offers a great night in if you don't wish to venture outside.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely worth a purchase for arcade racing devotees and Ridge Racer fanatics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst plotting strategic job changes remains as fresh and engrossing today as it ever did, the grinding and sometimes repetitive combat can't help but detract from the overall enjoyment of the title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Think of Sudeki as a trip to the Renaissance faire with your crystal loving anime fan friend from the new age bookstore. You can choose to either drink in the experience, enjoy it for what it is and not scratch too deep; or you can over analyze it, shatter the illusion and trudge around miserable all day.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That doesn't change the fact that underneath the fireworks and glitter that the generation-jump brings DMC4 is a far less complete video game than its predecessors, and being new to the series will simply delay the realisation that the game just doesn't live up to the series' potential.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Instead of well-written dialogue, we have semi-naked female characters with implausible breasts; instead of any sort of well-rounded lead character, we have a dislikeable chap with 'attitude'; instead of complex, beautifully-designed puzzles that continually flow from room to room, we have combat and decapitations at every corner.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rugby World Cup 2011 is a decent attempt at bringing the sport back to games consoles and despite being light on features and a bit weak in the graphics department, it actually plays a fine game of Rugby. Hopefully HB Studios have done enough to get another stab at a Rugby game and not just in four years time for the next World Cup, it would be nice to see this base engine built up over the next few years and to see the sport better represented in the gaming world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid game set in a beautifully-created world brimming with life and atmosphere. While it begins unassumingly, the game soon finds its 'furry' feet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Alongside the single-player campaign, there's an entertaining multi-player mode that enables two people to build armies and defences and go to war. Whilst this is only local play, it does mean that Lock's Quest makes a more worthy addition to your DS collection.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Special Forces: Team X is an unexpected treat, and on paper, it should have been a lot worse. There are some technical problems, but at the core is a solid game. Whilst it is probably not enough to lure in the hardcore COD or MW fans, it looks like there could be a fan base developing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is a real surprise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A ton of video game references and cultural in-jokes… but as always and once again, it turned out to be quite a juicy guilty pleasure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The strong visual style is yet again backed up by the all-purpose Renderware engine; environments are highly-detailed, the resolution is crisp and the lighting effects are startling. The sound too is impressive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few niggling problems Max had lost none of his charm and this title comes highly recommended to both Payne and shoot'em up fans a like.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As for size, the game suffers because it lacks the depth of its competitors, but it still manages to offer more playable hours than the previous three EA Lord of the Rings releases.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's easy to pick up and play with a fair spread of checkpoints throughout the levels which works well for the quick bursts required with mobile games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wii Sports Resort is a fantastic showpiece for MotionPlus, and the one thing that Gamestyle takes away from its time with the game is the possibility of what it could lead to.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable enough experience, but is perhaps too reminiscent of the "Medal Of Honor series."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gamestyle would like to say NeverSoft have done the series proud, but the truth is everything that's great about this game has simply been taken from Harmonix's template, and the new stuff that has been added almost saps the enjoyment back out of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It will undoubtedly prove enjoyable for those new to the series, but anyone expecting a fully-fledged sequel might be sorely disappointed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods 09 certainly has a lot of life in it. A good online mode and lengthy career will easily keep golf enthusiasts hooked until the next edition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By being different and daring and altogether difficult, it has alienated many. But by sticking to their (un-)fashionable guns, their purist vision and actually getting the game out there (with a Mature rating, no less), Capcom have created something of worth - and something worth remembering for years to come.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's enough levels to provide a bit of variety to the single player modes but multiplayer is definitely where it's at, and always has been.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Germinator is pretty much a one trick pony, but that particular trick is fun and challenging, it is a low price and you will get some decent value. It is a game that is worth picking up as a nice accompaniment to your existing catalogue for when you fancy something a little less meaty.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst Dead Money felt like a riskier shot, this piece of DLC is an altogether safer bet on an established norm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of an Xbox Live option is especially disappointing, as there will be no opportunity to correct outstanding bugs nor offer fans an additional planet or mission(s) to download.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Backbreaker doesn't do anything wrong as such and it seems to tick all the right boxes, it just feels a little flat as a package, it will be played for a good solid period then will likely be forgotten about as newer titles come out. You'd be foolish to not even give this game look though.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The soundtrack and the effects (towns are deadly quiet) are a missed opportunity, with the occasional repetitive dialogue heightening the failure to grasp what could have been achieved.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, there’s no denying that La Mulana is both an excellent platform game and a great addition to the Vita’s catalogue. However, it is very tough and obscure at times.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps one of the most unique, stylish and absorbing games for the DS, and remains one of the best adventure titles for the system. Whether this says a lot about the game or rather the dearth of alternative adventure games is another matter; but given a chance Hotel Dusk will almost certainly keep you hooked to the end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you go into 400 Days expecting the same intense, emotional, roller coaster of a ride that Season 1 produced then you could be disappointed. With characters leaving almost as quickly as they are introduced there’s no time to get any sort of attachment, particularly when playing as a different person in each chapter. Keep your expectations in check however and there’s still plenty to get out of 400 Days, with an ending that could tie into the next season, this is still a worthy chapter in the series.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun game that lacks a slight spark, but is still worth picking up.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dying Light shares much with Dead Island, some would probably say a little too much, but it cuts away a lot of the septic flesh and binds the wounds with some new (if not entirely fresh) ideas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEGO Jurassic World follows the tried and tested formula but is missing that little bit of magic, despite John Williams’ amazing score being part of the expereince.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doesn't offer much more than genre traditionalism in the wake of its contemporaries, but it's a nostalgic look back at how this fantastic series started, and has enough hours of playtime locked away to make it more than worthwhile.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Splice is a game that will cause you great amounts of stress, but also rewards you with a sense of accomplishment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wonderful character design, superb visuals and old-school gameplay all unite to form an excellent PSP title.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sometimes it isn't a bad thing to be a one trick pony, especially when that trick is as well executed as it is here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game is trivially easy and it's frustrating that so many of its mistakes were easily avoidable, the fun combat, huge variety of missions, great graphics and instant likeability make this a little gem of a game that comes recommended.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ronin is a good game, with an excellent idea for combat that is slightly devalued by an almost absolute need to stealthily take out enemies before entering battle. It frequently reminds you that this is not a stealth game but it is with stealth that you often make the best progress.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yakuza 3 is another strong entry in a series that deserves your time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The voice-acting meanwhile features a variety of accents and the sound effects adequately portray the stark reality of a strange world.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is much to saviour and overcome for the discerning player, but for others be wary, as this release does not take prisoners.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PixelJunk SideScroller is definitely a gem in the arcade shooter genre's crown. A bold visual and space age soundtrack are definitely the games selling point but for PixelJunk lovers, the experience is simply too short.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doki Doki Universe isn’t going to appeal to everyone, it isn’t a game that pushes the limits of what is possible, but it is a nice family friendly game that you can go back to time and time again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is expertly refined to such a degree that little more improvement can be achieved. Now all we need is the actual atmospheric experience to be up to par.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Crackdown 2 lacks in depth, it makes up in destructive fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts is a great idea, with some questionable execution, and some laughable design decisions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers very little above the original Playstation 2 version.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s undoubtedly a bold (if not brazen) attempt to entertain, and while Gamestyle found itself striving to collect every last item from the first title, it is hard to see the same happening with this one. Which leaves its technical achievements looking rather muted.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall there is much to enjoy within Hydrophobia Prophecy, which in its new guise remains a mixed experience. With its attractive price currently on the PlayStation Network, Hydrophobia Prophecy offers more value than many current releases.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the execution and presentation is undoubtedly better than last year (gimmicky rhythm-sections aside), the fact remains that the current crop of WWE superstars is dull and uninspiring.