Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,480 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Lowest review score: 10 Ninjabread Man
Score distribution:
1,480 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 3 is the best package of it's kind on consoles and instead of going stale it continues to impress.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For 800 MS Points there are few better Xbox Arcade releases out there; make it your own mission to the stars.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter: Year 5-7 is one of the best co-op experiences that you will have all year, matched only by the co-op levels in Portal 2. It is more of the same, but sometimes more of the same is just what is needed.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Special Edition is a complete triumph, the wait has been more than worth it and it is one of the best games to come out on XBLA in 2011. The only reason not to own this game, is if you hate fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a shame that the original game never found it's way to XBLA, the sequel is one that should be played by everyone, it looks amazing, it has challenging, yet not frustrating puzzle element and is so satisfying to play.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Darkness II easily has one of the best narratives you'll find in a game, from how it is told, to how it looks. Along with some excellent gameplay, you would be an utter fool not to add this to your collection.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Catherine, above all else, is an incredibly bold game. It's the black sheep (more puns) in a flock of all too similar games out there right now. It's smart, funny, well scripted, well animated and very fun to play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, I Am Alive is a fantastic achievement for a downloadable title. It manages to achieve a feeling of survival that not many have managed to achieve. It tells a story really well and the end of each chapter keeps you wanting more and makes you want to push on.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In conclusion, this game has not let the series down. Opinion will differ with the actual story, but with the amount of different options available in the game, that is bound to happen. It just can't be stressed enough that this game will only give half the pleasure if it is played without prior Mass Effect experience.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At 800 Microsoft points, you are getting great value per table. Pinball Arcade is by far the most accurate representation of pinball there is and short of buying up the real things, you will not get a better option.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tower defence games have been done to death, yet here Anomaly adds an excellent twist to the genre. If you have the PC or mobile version, then this may not be an instant purchase, but if not, then you just need to pick it up.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Splatters is a game that from first view feels like it should have been made for iOS rather than XBLA, but from the moment you start playing you will not regret your purchase. Game play is challenging but without ever become dull or too complex. It is only 800 Microsoft Points too and very much worth every penny you will pay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Episode 2 is an experience that is completely different to anything you can find on the PS3, if you've already bought Episode 1 then there's no doubt you'll pick this up, if you haven't, then now is the perfect time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as rhythm games go, Retro/Grade is up there with the best.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've played Jet Set Radio already, then you'll be a fool not to get this version, there is no looking through rose tinted retro glasses, it is still an amazing game and one you need to play again.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is so much on offer again, that there is easily something for everyone. It's not the finished article, but as each year passes, we get closer to perfect virtual recreations of the sport.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a top effort by Namco.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Forza Horizon isn't exactly ground breaking, games like Test Drive Unlimited and Burnout Paradise have already tried the open world experience. However Forza Horizon does it better than both and offers up an amazing experience that doesn't stop giving from start to finish, it is simply glorious.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LEGO Lord Of The Rings is another in a long line of classic LEGO games. It is fun and accessible. It is easy to lose an entire evening to its charms. It is the most well rounded of the LEGO titles too, whether a fan of the books or films, or not. It is one game to rule them all.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stranger's Wrath was a fine game back in 2005, it is just as good in 2012. It has been given the best treatment possible for it's re-release and it is quite possibly one of the best console to handheld ports to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is definitive version of one of the best games to come out in an absolute age. There really is no excuse not to own it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee isn’t the second coming of anything like that. It takes a tried and tested formula and just delivers. It gets the basics right and makes sure fun is at the forefront of what it does. Great platforming, wonderful adventure, silky smooth combat and the perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems pretty clear to us that Machinarium is destined to end up being viewed as a timeless classic and added to all those lists and recaps of classic point and click games. It’s just so staggeringly lovely that we can only recommend you get it as soon as possible.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the finest puzzlers on the Vita and we simply cannot recommend it enough.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Indie revolution has started and this is pretty much a flagship title, a game that shows why the Vita is a perfect fit for the Indie games, why they work so well and why they can be so fun. Hotline Miami is a game that you simply must own, it will be the best £6.49 you will spend, whether you have it on PC already or not!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What you have here is a game that has that special something, simple to play, but extremely difficult to master. It gets the balance so right, that any frustrations of difficulty are completely eradicated as you want to tackle levels again and again just to get each one perfect. A wonderful addition to the Vita’s impressive Indie library.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey IV is an example of just how engaging a JRPG can be, but also doesn’t stick exclusively to the traditional roots. It is accessible, but the difficulty remains, as it blends what the genre does best with modern elements making sure it finds a wider audience. Whether you are a series veteran or coming in fresh, this is a wonderful game to get stuck in to.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great example of how to make a survival horror game that affects you in the right way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon’s Crown is an amazing experience and whilst it may be easy to turn your nose up at it, due to the visual style of the characters, to do so you would be denying yourself the chance of playing one the the best side-scrolling beat-em-ups of all time. A game with simplicity, that is also as deep as you want it to be. Open to newcomers and experienced players alike, you need this in your life.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seven years after its first appearance and Okami feels just as fresh now as it did back in 2006.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Proteus isn’t a game in the usual sense of the word, it won’t appeal to every demographic, but it is an experience we would urge as many people as possible to take. There is something special about this that will leave a lasting effect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the third in the series Trials and Tribulations remains the high point in the Phoenix Wright saga, Dual Destinies comes up as a very close second. Managing to wash out the bad taste the Edgeworth spin-off left, this is an incredible return to form for the series. With each case being as intriguing as the last it’s a game that is hard to put down till you’ve reached the games dramatic conclusion.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Terraria really is a joy to play, you can spend hours, upon hours doing things and seemingly get nowhere. But that works, it isn’t a stressful game, it is very relaxing and something that will become a permanent fixture in your gaming life. The possibilities are endless and the only barrier is your own imagination.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zen Pinball 2 is the game for the more casual fan, but pinball enthusiasts will also have a great time, despite the physics not quite being 100% realistic. The buttery smooth 60fps in 1080p also does wonders for the experience and this is the best version of a Zen made pinball game yet.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puzzle games have always been a highlight on handhelds, and Surge Deluxe carries on this tradition. It’s amazing that despite largely lacking the AAA blockbuster titles, the Vita has become something of an indie paradise. Surge Deluxe is the latest, and one of the best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The themes of Danganronpa aren’t going to be for everyone, but for those who want an exceptional story that gets its hooks in, then you cannot go wrong here.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TxK
    One of the best score attack games on any system anywhere.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic adventure from beginning to end, and one that everyone should play.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II is an ideal refinement, it maintains all of the original game’s qualities, but opens its doors a little to allow a whole new audience to experience it. It is the perfect sequel.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luftrausers has been a long time coming, but it doesn’t disappoint one little bit. The title is cross-buy, and whilst it is great on the PS3 and the big screen, it is yet another Indie title that has found a home on the Vita and it really is the perfect fit.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Stop what you are doing and buy it now.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MLB 14: The Show will not be for everyone, it isn’t a game for the casual gamer. It is a game for fans of the sport and for those it is the perfect game to have, especially with the cross-save features that mean you are never away from the action for any longer than you need to be. As good a sports simulation as you can get.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful party game that should be making an appearance at your next event.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sure fire system seller that everyone who owns the console should buy, and if you don’t, now’s the perfect time to buy one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A glorious return to form for the series.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful game that plays on the best ideas from Roguelikes and creates something a bit special.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oddworld. Same as it ever was... Well no, it is better. Better than ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Swapper is a wonderful example of how a puzzle platformer should be done, challenging, but without any of the frustration.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful Roguelike puzzle game that feel unique.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful experience that you cannot help but want to share.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful strategic game that will test your logic and deduction skills to their fullest.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning title that mixes the best parts of other games, whilst introducing its own ideas.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful accompaniment to the early films and a return to form for the franchise overall.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing example of online and offline racing built around an engaging, satisfying handling model with the looks to match. Very, very nearly worth buying an Xbox One for alone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful game that really tests your gaming skills.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic fighting game package.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pretender has had its time in the sun, its 15 minutes of fame, but the King is back, long live the King! Pro Evolution Soccer is once again the Daddy of virtual football!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another step closer to the perfect basketball game, and this year the beards are so life like, you really will want to stroke them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Never Alone is a game that has gone from hardly being on the radar, to something that could quite possibly be a Game of the Year (2014) contender. Those who take a chance on this game will come away knowing they have been part of a unique experience that shows that games can be used as a serious vehicle for story telling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is hard to hide from the fact though, that this is more of the same, a retread of previous games in the series, just with improved visuals. Now at this time that isn’t a bad thing, it is still a fantastic experience but at the same time this also feels like this should be it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third instalment offers a brilliant new focus in the series that not only heightens the goals of the games with regard to hitting the player in their psyche; it adds new dimensions of dread on top.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX
    WOW the game is fast, furious and most importantly fun, for the first time in ages a game has reminded me that I'm scarred of heights and BOY this game throws you from some heights.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's nothing wrong with the video game as such, the sound and presentation are both exemplary and the graphics are crisp, but as the sport is inherently complicated it doesn't go out of it's way to make new friends.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine how EA can possibly top this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beneath the gore and gritty urban realism is a well-designed and challenging game. Killing is never meant to be fun, but in Manhunt there is a sick satisfaction to be gleaned from each and every kill.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A combination of good graphics, excellent game play, a compelling story and a worthwhile soundtrack make this an essential purchase for fans of the genre.