Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,438 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lowest review score: 10 Tomb Raider: The Prophecy
Score distribution:
1,438 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is definitely up there as one of the best versions of Street Fighter 2 available and will most certainly keep you occupied until the true sequel is unleashed next year.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a big-budget, beautifully crafted slice of next-gen promise kept; on many levels it's one of the best first person shooters released in a year of strong rivals, and perhaps even the best PlayStation 3 game released so far.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although the combat can get repetitive, and Darksiders has adopted a tried and tested format, the story, style, and atmosphere make playing through Armageddon a unique and involving experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's plenty of depth and challenge that even the best strategist may find hard to conquer. Controlling a civilization has never been so fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Neves’ strength is its central concept, which is compelling, elegant and creative. It’s a must for any puzzle fan.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic horror experience from beginning to end, leaving you no time to catch your breath.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band is really three games in one, and what's amazing is that not one of them feels anything less than excellent, despite treading on now familiar ground. Combined, they are a recipe for the most fun you can have in your living room.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must buy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The World Ends With You is one of the best games of the year without a doubt. A fantastic plot with an amazing cast of character bring this virtual Shibuya to life in a game you’ll definitely want to see through to the end.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All these minor faults are soon forgotten once Final Fantasy Tactics A2 starts to slowly take over your life.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With only five levels one could argue that there isn’t much to Ikaruga. Yet what it lacks in size it more than up for in terms of playability and challenge.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Nuts & Bolts is so overlooked and undervalued, as it it genuinely brilliant, and shows that Rare does have what it takes to make a classic, even if they misjudge their audiences a little bit.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arguably it represents the greatest sporting release of this current generation with only a few minor tweaks required next year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, GHWT is the best rhythm action title on the market right now.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band 2 really is the game Rock Band should have been in the first place, but it's nothing more than that.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s disappointing that online co-op hasn’t been included (only local), it is however quite likely it wouldn’t work due to the twitch gameplay required. It still doesn’t stop Geometry Wars 2 being an absolute steal at 800 points.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive variety of modes, great online play and plenty of touches make this a football fans dream.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, you have to play Batman: Arkham Asylum to be reminded why you love games in the first place.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On a console starved of the genre, Banjo-Kazooie really stands above all the others and for a ten year old N64 game, that’s some achievement.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When all’s said and done, and in spite of our qualms and nitpicks, Mass Effect 2 truly is an excellent game.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is fantastic, the gameplay is spot on, visuals and sound are perfect, multiplayer is fine. It is however a lot more of the same, it doesn't really improve overall on the original.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all the improvements make this game a very enjoyable all round experience. Whether you want to pick up and play, or get into the nitty gritty, this game has something for every gaming sports fan out there.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all the game is a marked improvement over the first, with the addition of new weapons, a great sound track, and the same brilliant combat.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not only the best of the Mario and Luigi series (in fact, we’d be perfectly happy if the series ended on such a high note), but it also ranks as one of our games of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing could well have been a disaster for Sega, it could of seen them laughed at from all sides, with what looked every bit like a cash in on Nintendo's success with Mario Kart. What we got though was not only a fine casual racing game, we have what is possibly the one of finest kart racing games since 1992.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Transformers: War for Cybertron is a good, fun game.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hydro Thunder Hurricane will not be the stand out title of the 'Summer of Arcade', but for fans of the original and newcomers alike, it is a wonderful experience that deserves your attention.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Double Fine have produced some brilliance in Stacking and it is a more than worthy addition to any collection.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It can be easy to dismiss a game like De Blob 2, an average Wii exclusive that didn't really make waves in sales and branded as Syfy Kids. However, in doing so, you would be missing out on a game that is a joy to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bulletstorm is the Summer Movie Blockbuster of the videogame world. It is big, brash and bold.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have never played Beyond Good & Evil, then you owe it to yourself to see why those that had, would go on and on about it. If you have played the game before and loved it, then you will be wanting that teased and rumoured sequel that appeared to be dead in the water. Buy this, show Ubisoft that we are ready for a new game. Regardless of anything, buy it because you know you want to play it again in glorious HD.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is exactly what you want from a sequel, it ups the action and everything is bigger and bolder. The scares are still there and the story progresses excellently.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An epic piece of gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Has a very deep and engrossing (perhaps blasphemous, hence the furore) tale to tell.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you own a PSone this is the best thing that has happened to it in years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest RPGs to appear on any format. Though bettered by latter incarnations of the series, the original remains both innovative and a pure joy to play.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portable gaming at its best.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the kind of game that makes Gamestyle thumb its nose at the third dimension... collectively question the latter-day wisdom for 'bigger and better' experiences. Metroid: Zero Mission may be relatively small, but it's perfectly formed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The near-perfect control and competitive game dynamic makes this one of the most compulsive games I've played.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scarier than "Silent Hill 2" and harder than a dozen "Genma Onimusha"s, this is simply amazing stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After learning the control regimen, it only takes a few adjustments to drive each model with aplomb - all the way up through the mighty 660-horsepowered Enzo (albeit one that appears to have Colin McRae at the wheel).
    • 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'.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there's light beyond the fringes of Doom 3 multiplayer, it's the eternal flame of id's past: the perfect emulations of "Ultimate Doom" and "Doom II."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The balance achieved between depth and accessibility is highlighted perfectly by online play, and it's online where you'll 'ultimately' reap the rewards this game has to offer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Full Spectrum Warrior ultimately delivers the most realistic console experience of war.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does Sam Fisher dethrone Solid Snake, he snaps his neck when he's not looking. Now that's a sign of greatness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XIII may not 'revolutionise' the genre, but it certainly tips its hat to some revolutionary (FPS) elements, including the platformesque addition of the grapnel and...an obeisance to singing soldiers.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game design and detail is far beyond what other games offer, in fact it puts almost everything to shame.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To be able to seek out rogue Tie Fighters amongst the laser blasts from their sound position from a five speaker set up is a joy to behold in itself.
    • 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
    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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The implementation of the control system is masterful, with the emphasis being on ease of use and fluid issuing of commands.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the perfect game to really see who has the patience and stamina to go all the way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nicely presented (and there are no load times at all), it's packed with pure playability and has enough 'whimsical' substance to last just as long as the others. Fans of the previous games will relish the new challenges on offer, and anyone new to the series will no doubt have a whale of a time in multiplayer alone.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is enough on offer in single-player to keep you busy for weeks, and the lifespan is stretched even further thanks to the Time Trial mode.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's not much here to renew interest for old fans (save the most dedicated), but for everyone else prepare to be amazed - Solid Snake is back!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Voice acting throughout is superb, and again really gives the whole game an impressive cinematic feel.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put in enough time and you will find you are able to block, sidestep, counter, throw and special move your way to an impressive amount of “perfects”, without ever reaching the ridiculous heights of some games whereby a newcomer has no chance whatsoever.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What you do have here though is a game that doesn't hide what it is. It is pure unadulterated violence and it makes sure you are having fun with it, you come out the other end covered in blood and loving the feeling.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toy Soldiers: Cold War is without doubt one of the best games you can purchase on XBL and is a truly great sequel to what was a fantastic game
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Casual fans may not need to pick this up over NHL 11, but hockey fans will want to get this, just for the engine improvements alone.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a racer with an edge then Sky Drift is a definite must have purchase for any fan of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a game with plenty of hours game-play, great story progressing content and gorgeous to the eye then look no further than this. The measly price you pay is worth every second you play of the game, even the times where the game is driving you insane from trying to figure out where and what to do next.
    • 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.