Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,599 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Trials Evolution: Origin of Pain
Lowest review score: 10 Ninjabread Man
Score distribution:
1,599 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it's all said and done, Assassin's Creed: Revelations is an entrancing game, with breathtaking visuals and a pulsating story that keeps the player glued to their seat
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A change for the better - and much better than anyone could have imagined. It has the right feel, the right look, and the combat system has yet to be bettered in this genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful party game that should be making an appearance at your next event.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Casual players will notice very little difference and probably resent the soundtrack, favouring the more varied original. Experts will savour the focus of the new tracks and find the tweaked mechanics to be an absolute godsend, placing this high above the original.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What the original Borderlands did so well has been grabbed and near perfected with this sequel. The comedy may be hit and miss, but it thrives on its shooting and loot grabbing. Many hours of fun will await you in Pandora.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely good game which just doesn’t feel properly finished. It’s not quite a final draft. It’s still damned good fun though.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, GHWT is the best rhythm action title on the market right now.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of an adventure game. For anyone not to fall in love with it would truly amaze me. Everything is set just right and you are drawn into the story right from the very offset.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oddworld. Same as it ever was... Well no, it is better. Better than ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallout 3 is an incredibly well-accomplished game that lets players explore a rich, diverse and interesting landscape however they see fit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is well made and feels so amazingly solid, it is just a shame it is over too quickly.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sound of GTA Vice City is glorious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the surface Saint Row: The Third is another open world GTA clone, but scratch that surface and you are introduced to a game that does everything it can not to take itself seriously and is the perfect partner to the more straight faced games that are out there
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as rhythm games go, Retro/Grade is up there with the best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Faults do exist, but the core gameplay more than makes up for it and finally confirms that Nintendo aren’t the only development studio who can make a stellar Wii game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition is a game that I can easily recommend and for me it is one that will last a long time, with the original game, plus expansions in one packages, there are hours and hours of content to enjoy and it is worth every penny.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is probably the most balanced of the three, but excitement wise it never quite reaches the heights of it's predecessors.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A simple story, that is enjoyable and well told, is mixed perfectly with great gameplay. The difficulty levels are spot on, and despite some saying the game is too short, it must be remembered that the story can be played through multiple times, using different methods with each go. Add to this all of the little touches to be found, that are simply too numerous to list, and this is a game where the effort really shows. Dishonored is a must play, and is up there as one of the best games this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood is more of the same, but that isn’t a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive variety of modes, great online play and plenty of touches make this a football fans dream.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War: Chains of Olympus is a fantastic game and a worthy addition to any PSP owner’s collection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet the beauty of Katamari Damacy comes not from fighting, exploration or trading, but from rolling a ball (known as a katamari) that captures anything within its path. A brilliantly simple idea, and one that's perfectly executed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When started, you’ll rarely look at another game for weeks if not months (thanks to the downloadable content) to come and beyond. Oblivion is without question a strong contender for the best game of 2006.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An update is what they've got; graphical upgrades, new characters, new moves, but with the same classic gameplay. Whether this is your first Pokémon game or your fifth, this formula still works like magic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly a showpiece for the PSP, Virtua Tennis: World Tour offers something for everyone - and, despite the laborious loading times, it's a tried-and-true SEGA title that everyone should have in their collection.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is everything we could have hoped for and more, and we haven’t even mentioned the glorious visuals and excellent music.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD is, at the end of the day, a game that won’t be to everyone’s tastes. If you have played every version of the series before this, you may find the challenge a little lacking, as you would have seen all the levels before. You do need to be a fan of the Tower Defense genre as there is nothing new on offer, but even with a passing interest in the genre, you will find this game a rewarding challenge from start to finish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic adventure from beginning to end, and one that everyone should play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful Roguelike puzzle game that feel unique.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Darksiders II is an absolutely outstanding experience, the combat is fluid, the story is well written, the RPG elements add a lot of depth and the side quests will add many extra hours to your time with the game. As we enter the twilight of the 360's life, this really is a stand out game of the highest quality.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, this makes for a very entertaining game that will provide hours of enjoying, for people of all ages.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It just remains for us to say, if you’re looking for a quality title to download, go with SWOS. It’s the sensible choice.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply the best adventure game currently available on the Gameboy Advance. It's tough, but rewarding, plays extremely well and is not a simple port like so many other of Nintendo's releases before it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed 3 is the standout of the series thus far, gameplay is the best yet and the amount of content on offer is incredible. Career mode may be the main focus for these games, but it is the Title and Ultimate Fights modes that offer up the most rewarding experience. Whether you are new to the series or an old pro, this is worth picking up and is easily the best sports fighting game on the market.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn’t a game for everyone, it is one that can be enjoyed by many, but it will be fans of the show itself, that will get most satisfaction from the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tropical Freeze is a trip to a time when games didn’t hold your hand or treat you like some sort of imbecile. It revels in its challenge and while there will be many moments of screaming and frustration, it never feels unfair, and that’s what makes this game great.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV is a must have title, it throws away the rule book and just wants you to have a great time. The Next Generation is upon us, but you might miss it as you get lost in the virtual world of a simulated Steelport with no rules to hold you back.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whilst I was aware of The Escapists, it was never a game on my most wanted list, but having now played for a good number of hours and still only scratching the surface, I can wholeheartedly recommend picking this up and get involved with one of the first great indie titles of 2015.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc: A Clone In The Dark is a special game and one that shows off the sort of thing the Vita was made for. A game that is simple to play, both in quick bursts or for hours on end, that offers up a challenge and doesn’t hold back just because it is on a handheld, At just £7.99 you will struggle to find another game that offers as much content for the price. This is one game that won’t be hiding in the shadows for long.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whilst Sons of Liberty and "Splinter Cell" offer huge, all encompassing adventures; there is no quick fix. With Substance the mission structure allows quick access and it soon becomes very addictive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In Persona 4, Atlus have achieved the summit of what an RPG should deliver, confirming the series as one of the finest exponents of the genre on any system.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Control of the players feels very responsive, and every charge and slapshot feels suitably weighty, despite the fact the controller didn’t rumble on Gamestyle‘s first play (even though we thought it did).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shift 2: Unleashed is a must own for anyone who loves racing. The feeling of racing is perfectly recreated here and the love for the sport that Slightly Mad Studios have oozes out all over the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Games which rely on a special mechanic as their selling point, can often get a bit tired before you reach the end, but Scram Kitty DX introduce new weapons, abilities and enemy types as you progress but at a pacing that means you aren’t overwhelmed, nor bored at any single point.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has a very deep and engrossing (perhaps blasphemous, hence the furore) tale to tell.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great example of how to make a survival horror game that affects you in the right way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet again the Shadow Hearts series delivers, and really you’d be a fool not to try out this original and captivating series. As for now this is the finest RPG on the Playstation 2.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can play the game time and time again. Always finding something new, from a new piece of materia to a new place, to defeating the ultimate weapons. The story twists and turns all the time always keeping you guessing as to what will happen next.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A major factor in the addictive and fun nature of Guitar Hero II is the excellent learning curve.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without question, Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded surpasses "Mario Sunshine" as the best 'platform genre-specific' offering of the current generation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Had The Gunstringer been released as a full priced title with none of the added bonuses, then there would reason to complain, but released at a low price point and packed to the rafters with bonus content and a forgiving aiming system that doesn't want to punish the player. This is one Kinect game that should be in every Kinect owners collection.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest fear with a Joe Danger sequel was that it would be just more of the same, but Hello Games have done a fine job producing a game that demands you spend your money. The game isn't an improvement on the original title, but the tweaks and additions to the mechanics, make it a vital purchase.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, another year, another FIFA. It has become a cornerstone in the gaming market over the years, and with good reason. FIFA 12 is the nearest a football title has ever come to emulating the real life match day experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sixty hours is barely scratching the sun beaten and twisted surface of this game. Sixty hours in PSO is nothing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It gets better as it goes, and perhaps even better with age, and still puts most other RPGs to shame.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant. It's hugely playable, graphically sublime and even more importantly, once again Treasure have raised the bar for top-down shooters.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, there have been improvements to the mechanics and gameplay, but if you were to buy Madden 11 over any other, it should be for GameFlow.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Sine Mora is a game that is accessible enough that newcomers need not be scared away, yet deep and challenging enough that long time veterans of the genre will not feel short changed, it is not an easy balance to get right, especially with this type of game, yet Grasshopper and Digital Reality have done just that. Simply stunning.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portable gaming at its best.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee was great first time around and Drinkbox have taken something fantastic and improved on it even more this time with this release.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If one game could attract the masses, then the satisfaction and stimulation gathered from communicating is the shining example. Gamestyle expectantly awaits the next release from Yoot Saito and his Vivarium team.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Burnout Paradise is an excellent game, but there are one or two blemishes that do tarnish it somewhat. Still, there's something for every Burnout fan here and it will no doubt spark continued debate over whether it's the best in the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the perfect game to really see who has the patience and stamina to go all the way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zuma's Revenge is pretty much the same game as has been seen before in the original. Yet somehow it feels fresh and is an essential purchase.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skate 3 from the outside looks like a bog standard yearly update effort and with the lack of Create-A-Spot from the previous game, it is easy to see why. However get into the game, jump online, grab some friends and get ready to be treated to one of the most fun and relaxing experiences console gaming has to offer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Putting an estimate on how many hours you would need to devote to the game to complete everything is both pointless and a little scary to imagine, but we dare say that someone out there in a very dimly lit room will be attempting it. Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is a joy to behold, you can dip into it for a short time or lose several years of your life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An update is what they've got; graphical upgrades, new characters, new moves, but with the same classic gameplay. Whether this is your first Pokémon game or your fifth, this formula still works like magic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pretenders and rivals to the throne take note: a new standard by which all adventures shall be measured has been set. And it doesn't include a big set of 'guns'.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If only more multiplayer modes had been created, Gears of War would be regarded as the perfect Xbox Live game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once Viva Pinata grabs you then there is no way you can escape. A bright and vibrant world surrounds a game that is an essential purchase for everyone.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly astounding. Not tarnished at all by all the hype, and truly worth the wait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bastion is a wonderful way to kick off the Summer Of Arcade and one that will be very hard to match from the other four titles. A mix of wonderful art, sumptuous sounds and deep involving gameplay make this one of the best XBLA games of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is a must have, whether you have played the original or not, it adds plenty of new content and offers up enough change to be worth the purchase. Having the weight of expectancy on its shoulders hasn't done any harm and it certainly lives up to the hype.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gaming masterpiece, the very fact that it exists in this format is an unbelievable testament to the development team behind it. Absolutely essential for all adventure fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no challenge for most, but it cannot be looked at from an adult's point of view. A developing mind will jump in with both feet and get an amazing experience from start to finish, then over and over and over again. Imagine their favourite film that is always in the DVD player, it will be the same with this game. There is something about the charm on Elmo and friends and it transfers to gaming perfectly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful experience that you cannot help but want to share.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The odd thing about Snoopy Flying Ace is that it isn't perfect, yet it is very hard to pinpoint anything that is actually wrong with it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent online mode (as always) is the icing on an almost perfect cake. Bizarre have even had the decency to include a brand new version of Geometry Wars, subtitled Waves, to keep people amused. With PGR4 the series may have reached its peak and it's going to be interesting to see how Bizarre Creations try and top it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's still Geometry Wars but you do need to accept it has changed since you last saw it 6 years previous.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the games are going to love coming back to experience them all over again, with lovely updated visuals and some tweaks that enhance the gameplay just the right amount. Newcomers will find this a lovely introduction into Final Fantasy and if this sells enough, you never know…we may get FFVII HD afterall. But even if we don’t, this is great in its own right.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And all this carnage is rendered beautifully through the game's graphics and sound. It's hard to deny that God of War II is one of the greatest looking and most epic games on the Playstation 2, but it wouldn't be much of a stretch to call it one of the best looking games on any console.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful entry into the first person puzzle solving genre and whilst other games do individual elements better, Pneuma nails it as a package.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As good as this game is, it's tough to recommend it to everyone. It makes little attempt to broaden its appeal outside of simulation fans; but as far as they are concerned, we couldn't recommend it more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RE4 is still a fantastic game and one of the best games of the last generation, but a few extra play modes wouldn't have gone amiss. Still, if you missed out on the horror the first time then this is the perfect way to catch up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every once in a while, a game comes along that just feels special and Transistor is one of those games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seeing the ducks from "Duck Hunt" or the 2 dimensional Ice-climbers (also featured as playable characters) will have you praising Nintendo for their kindness in bringing back some long forgotten gaming moments.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    Despite a poor single player mode, a half finished RiderNet feature and some suspect track design choices. SSX has that something special, that bit of magic that keeps you coming back for more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However it's all about balance, and Insomniac know how to keep players busy long after the main story has been completed, which is good, as it does feel a little short.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All these minor faults are soon forgotten once Final Fantasy Tactics A2 starts to slowly take over your life.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although A Link to the Past represents some of the most fabulous game designs you're ever likely to see, it also suffers from some criminally unforgiving sections that today's gamer-on-the-go is likely to scoff at. Not quite the vision of perfection that it once seemed to be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diablo III is a fine example of how a game that was primarily built for playing on a PC, can be translated to consoles. The consideration taken by the development team to make sure interfaces were rebuilt is great to see. Diablo III is the best example of the action RPG and until you play it, you simply cannot appreciate just how amazing the experience can be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's innovate, it's fun and it shows real determination from Nintendo to show exactly what makes the DS stand out from the rest, and for that reason alone you should show your support. DS game of the year? No doubt. Electroplankton is simply an essential DS title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The defining aspect of FFXI is the huge amount of time that is required to play the game. Couple that with the fact it is dangerously addictive and soon enough you will find yourself firmly ensconced in your chair not wanting to leave to do anything else.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is one of the best 2D platformers of this generation, a masterpiece of a game. It is a showcase for how they should be done, what can be achieved. Progress is balanced, levels are challenging without being unfair and it looks beautiful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has been thirteen years in the making, but Driver has the sequel it always deserved, aside from a restrictive progression model, there is nothing but pure driving and gaming bliss. Even the shifting gimmick works in such a way it adds to the experience rather than hampering it. It is great to be back behind the wheel and back in the directors chair.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't miss out on this at any cost. If you need a bit more convincing, just remember: you get to have a threesome.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most accomplished racing game on the PSP by a mile, and it might just be the second best game on the system across all the genres.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Runner 2 is a wonderful game, one that will last you and age as you want nothing more but to rinse every last bit of enjoyment from a wonderfully crafted experience. Once you beat every level, complete every goal, you’ll be going after those top scores, the closer you get, the harder you want to try.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After ten years Wind Waker is still as magical as it was when it was first released. The Wii U is all of a sudden looking like a console worth considering.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For 1200msp you get an engaging adventure that is lovingly-crafted, full of charm and invention from the very start. There are a few frustrations, but rarely does Insanely feel unbalanced or unforgiving.