Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,623 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 Rocket League
Lowest review score: 10 Tomb Raider: The Prophecy
Score distribution:
1,623 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doesn’t do anything to attract new followers to the genre; it knows its market and is more than likely content with its piece of the pie. Those who love such themed releases will be satisfied with Gradius, but some of us wanted more, or at least a new plateau in shooters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Both entertaining and satisfying yet difficult and frustrating in equal measures, if you haven't already fallen out of love with the series or have never played a Fire Emblem game then there's an awful lot to enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This iteration is no different, but also like the other games is the fact that the script, characters and story once again make this a very endearing entry in the series, and another that is well worth checking out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You're actively encouraged to exploit one manoeuvre: trying to suppress and outflank your opponents. While it pretty much becomes de rigueur throughout the game (and extremely important when commanding large numbers of men), its appeal is shortlived - utilising the same tactic can become tiresome.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The battles are entertaining, and the ship customisation is excellent. It's marred by monotonous journeys back and forth between planets with little character, and speaking to the same people over and over and over again.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    KickBeat isn’t a game that will stay with you for years, but the time you spend with it will be fun. It is a decent attempt at mixing up a genre that was getting tired. The ability to add your own music is a nice addition and adds a longevity to the game. It is more than worth your time and attention and another fine addition to the every growing Vita library.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit both disappoints and delights. The excitement and thrill of high-speed chases is marred by the bland and stale routes on which they take place.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a shame that 1000 Tiny Claws is limited to the D-pad, as an analogue stick option would have improved the level of control but the game is mainly designed for the PSP and being on the move. The combat is also limited in the respect that there is no diagonal attack of function; this is a traditional horizontal and vertical fighter. Yet these are minor quibbles in what is a thoroughly enjoyable blast of gaming, best enjoyed in short bursts and one that doesn't cost the earth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That said, overall WWE All Stars is a fine package and will give you a good few hours of fun in the single player, but stick with the offline multiplayer action to get the most of the game. The over the top action of professional wrestling is superbly recreated and is only let down by awful load times.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Abyss Odyssey manages to be an interesting game that will reward those who spend time with it to really get to know it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Somehow, Final Fantasy III is still amazingly enjoyable and as addictive as any in the series, despite its age.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By far the most crafted and exceptional driving game around, but something or even anything new wouldn't go amiss.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's almost as if the developers WANT you to input the 'free cash' code: at any point during the game, press Up, Down, Left, Right, B, Left, A, Up).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The absence of online play stops Pangya obtaining the score of a great game, but if you want an interactive golfing experience, it's hard to be beaten.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, overall it offers an enjoyable plot combined with a good battle system and interesting characters, making this latest Mega Man game a welcome addition to the saga not just for fans, but also for those wanting their first taste of the Blue Bomber.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it feels like it falls short of its potential, it provides a solid enough foundation that can be developed on and improved in future titles, and is still one of the most wildly innovative and daring experiences to be released this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another good entry in the adventure game genre. Just don’t go expecting a game changer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA 2K7 is your typical update. It may not revolutionise anything, but the improved graphics and online mode are enough to win over fans of the series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Length and audio issues aside, this is a solid re-imagining of one of gaming's most iconic series, and far and away the best 3D Castlevania game ever made.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Green Day: Rock Band will not bridge generational gaps or introduce many new fans, but it goes without saying that if you like Green Day and you like Rock Band, this is a no-brainer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Age 2, like the first, feels like a whisper of a promise rather than a burst of fresh air, always heralding that maybe – just maybe – the next sequel will be better. For now, it is robust, enjoyable and promising. But most of all, it's safe. It's safe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If only that trademark familiarity didn't breed contempt at the annual updates - still less of a leap and more of a step. The embarrassing stumbles that once blighted EA Sports' flagship are a distant memory.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Looks good overall; those all-important cards are nicely detailed and the whole display is rendered in crisp resolution.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Along with the balance issues, unrealistically high numbers of turnovers and frequent worst-moment-possible penalties shatter the illusion of simulating an NFL game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’ll challenge you to the point of frustration but is saved by that just-one-more-go factor, and like a lot of music albums it is sometimes left wanting in the middle but starts and ends well. It’s above average, but falls short of greatness.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where WarTech manages to slip up is that it will leave you wanting more. Whether you want to beat that high score or take on new opponents, there is always a new barometer available. Yes, there is a degree of slow down when the screen becomes cluttered or during close combat, but nothing that really hampers the bouts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s still Halo. Only with more bugs than you remember.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The basic gameplay of Metal Slug Advance is quite entertaining and fun - whilst slightly marred by additions that are rather pointless and don't add anything worthwhile to the experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have kids, or entertain guests on a regular basis, then Rabbids: Alive & Kicking is well worth picking up, just not one for the single player.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only the forced structure of progression and often frustrating punishments give rise to concern in an otherwise excellent game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best feature and probably the biggest selling point of Top Spin (at least over Virtua Tennis) is the online mode, so unless you plan on taking this online, grab a copy of the other title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It shouldn‘t work, there‘s gaping holes in its structural integrity, it should have broken up in orbit. Yet somehow Out There remains intact, exerting a mysterious gravitational force that kept pulling me back.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Knytt Underground is a promising start for Nifflas in the realm of console gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    World at War is for the most part a competently made and solid game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like a Michael Bay movie, Prey is about non-stop action with less emphasis placed on plot and more on shooting anything that moves.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all fans of the series, this game is a must play. Not because of the game itself, which in all honesty, is a solid effort, but not much else. It is because it is as good a story as the films. In fact, that is the best way to approach this game
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you own any other NBA game then this will just be an update, but if you don’t then this is a solid piece of work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vegas 2 could’ve done with a few months more development time, at least, maybe then would we have got the Rainbow Six game we all wanted.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Now is a great time to jump in for new players, but established players will quickly tire of grinding the same content.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are many hours to be spent with R.A.W and the gameplay, along with the presentation and that certain feeling you get with looting make it an enjoyable experience, yet only when over a frustrating opening twenty minutes. So much so, that it is easy to dismiss the game early on. However to do so would rob you of a competent game that doesn't set the world alight, but does grow on you the longer you play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an overall package, there is a lot to love about TDU; the concept is sound and exploring never gets tiresome, but the laziness evident in the current build is inexcusable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun time waster nothing more, nothing less. Table Top Racing takes a while to get going, but is enjoyable when it does.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, overall it offers an enjoyable plot combined with a good battle system and interesting characters, making this latest Mega Man game a welcome addition to the saga not just for fans, but also for those wanting their first taste of the Blue Bomber.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Umbrella Chronicles proves to be great fan-service, and will no doubt keep fans of the Resident Evil series very happy until Resident Evil 5 arrives. On its own, while there are niggles, it still proves to be a solid, entertaining gun game that's worthy of carrying the 'Resident Evil' title.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An overall improvement on the pitch but a game ruined by faults off of it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The biggest let-down though is that Soul Calibur 2 feels much more like a remake than a true sequel. [Import]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Potential tension is sorely lacking. However, the challengingly physical and rewarding nature of the actual ghost-catching sequences does go a way to make up for this.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can break through the walls it puts up for the player then there’s a rich and rewarding experience to be had.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the game is unique, imaginative, accessible and thoroughly refreshing... and perhaps the last commercial gasp for the ailing GBA; however it's no better or worse than its predecessors - it's just WarioWare... with a twist!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fair to say that this is probably the best handheld football game available and certainly in the top two or three in anyone's book. However, compared with the home versions, this feels poor, like they knew the PSP version couldn't be as good so they didn't bother trying.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the Lego Star Wars games and didn’t feel that they were getting tired by the end of the second game, then you’ll love this release.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame that the overall package can't be as satisfying as it is online because, while it still has many things we've always loved about the Splinter Cell series, it's hardly the next generation offering we were hoping for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although FEAR is starting to show its age, the twisted plot and strong gunfights overcome such obstacles, delivering a memorable experience to the PlayStation 3.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maybe it's indicative of Nintendo's current business model; making family friendly games that are simple, and won't rock the boat. Yes, they had a winner with Phantom Hourglass, but Spirit Tracks reeks of complacency.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Confounding Factor certainly bit off more than it could chew, and set itself too high a challenge, but what we have here is a wonderful failure.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A far from perfect RPG, but one that fans of the genre will get some enjoyment for. Casuals really need not apply though.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Experienced gamers will find little challenge from the game, but it is a game to be experienced with the family and seeing a child's astonishment at what is happening on screen will make a purchase very worthwhile and in all honesty should be a great way to introduce young children to the world of Tintin.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not the most riveting game experience ever, Rockstar have still done the table tennis community (if there is one) proud with this game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The same old Street Fighter - which is fine for lovers of the series, but the haters won't soon be impressed. Still, it's a nice enough celebration of Street Fighter, but we do wonder how many times Capcom can recycle the same game again and again.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Might not be one for veterans, but newcomers will get plenty from Etherium.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can look past the bugs, brevity and repetitive nature of Just Cause, there is a lot to enjoy for the action enthusiast: abseiling behind speeding cars, insane parachute drops, massive amounts of gunplay and beautiful graphics to name just a few features.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    F1 2009 is a perfect match for the Nintendo Wii. Whilst flawed it delivers a rare gaming commodity namely fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice try at an RPG – it has a nice fresh plot that can both bore you and enthral you at the same time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, Fahrenheit tries hard to be that truly interactive story game we've always wanted, but at some point collapses under its own weight, proving that we're not at that stage just yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the Marvel universe will no doubt lap it up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great noir adventure let down by technical issues, and features missing from its superior PC counterpart.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead on PS Vita isn’t the definitive version, which is a shame, as the personal experience of the Vita itself could have added so much to the overall experience of the game. Instead what you get is a decent enough port that maintains most of the game’s charms, but just falls a little short on previous releases. However, that still makes it better than most games on the market.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether it deserves the hefty price tag is certainly questionable, but if you feel that FIFA 10 doesn’t satisfy your World Cup cravings, you you’ll be more than happy with the offerings available through 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Draw Slasher isn’t a system seller, but it doesn’t claim to be. What it is though is the sort of game that the system needs, quick pick up games that made iOS as successful as it is today. At £3.99 it does seem expensive when compared to the 69p types on iOS, but you will easily get more than your money’s worth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Achieving high scores becomes incredibly addict[ive] and is a great alternative to standing placidly at a bus stop, while you await the no 37.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has some niggling issues that will annoy regular gamers, but young kids will jump into the action with both feet and have a wonderful time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It never manages to be unique, but does little wrong, and a worthy addiction if you're a fan of the genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A playable release. The multiplayer mode is as excellent as ever, and even though the single player mode lacks the magic of the multiplayer, it isn’t that bad really.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A title greater than the sum of its parts, the tactical element keeps requires a bit of strategical know-how whilst the action element feels far more involved and creates the feeling that a tangible difference is being made to the outcome of the battle.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Trilogy as a fine port, no doubting that, those that enjoyed the experience on mobile platforms will enjoy that same experience on console. However the lack of Angry Birds Space and not being an XBLA release do leave a bit of a sour taste and takes away some of the shine.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there's a lot to love, and it does succeed in giving fans exactly what they wanted, it doesn't feel as complete, compelling, or competent as the rest of the canon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ScreamRide is a decent game that could have been much better, but it is still worth owning just for the sandbox alone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chromehounds is an excellent online game, but the single-player suffers because of it, making it no use for anyone without a Gold Live account.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed is a brilliant game wrapped up in a less brilliant one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Time Hollow is a refreshingly different action/adventure game for the DS, and one that's quite worthy of your attention.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice and inviting title that doesn’t set the world alight, but is happy to simply entertain your spare time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing tale, coupled with lenient stealth gameplay that will exclude no-one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately if you are looking for a mini-game to entertain the kids or provide a distraction over the festive period, Travel in Time is a worthy candidate. Attractively priced, this makes up for its shortcomings and what might have been.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn’t a perfect port, but it is competent. It does Worms as it should be done and despite the online not being ideal, there is plenty of fun to found, with plenty of single player content to accompany the multiplayer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, there are very few tennis games on the Xbox 360 at the moment, and while hardened fans of the sport may want to hold off for Top Spin 3, Sega fans will lap this fan service up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A quality remake that is well worth the price tag.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Judged on a visual basis SOS: The Final Escape is average and rarely rises above this level, thereby becoming immediately devoid of gloss, and lost amidst countless other Playstation 2 titles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Singularity has great promise yet Raven has not managed to fully harness the premise. What remains is an enjoyable first person romp set against a unique backdrop.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once the final credits roll and only the memories of your experiences remain, underneath the oddly coloured skin of different environments, controls, and concepts, Red Steel is very much a first person shooter like all those other 'normal' first person shooters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rock Of Ages is a fine game, that offers up an excellent challenge, it mixes genres well without diluting any of them too far. However it is hampered by some control issues, but if that can be overcome then this is a must have for anyone, especially for the time-trial mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The attention to detail and responsive handling make for a thoroughbred racing experience, with plenty of challenges for the dedicated Ferrari fan.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting opening to what will hopefully grow to be something quite special.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Levels are well-paced and in bite-sized chunks, full of variety and always coming up with unique set-pieces. It recaptures the spirit of the original games and adds a modern twist.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It works so well EA may have just have spoiled the chances of any other boxing title that harks back to the simpler time of button pressing to throw out your uppercuts and jabs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great fighting game that is unfortunately let down by a few bugs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is shallow, but it is plenty of fun and a fine debut for Kinect on XBLA. It is one that can be played on your own and be fun and one that will be a success at parties or when fried and family are around.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new features add to what was already an enjoyable and entertaining experience, only now you can kick, punch, shoot and strangle your way to the top and feel like you're actually doing it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On balance, however, this is a great game that outperforms most others in the field, but it's also obvious - painfully so - that it could have been so much more.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An average but fun 2D Arena Shooter that provides some fun distraction.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not for everyone, but a good laugh for those who want something that doesn't take itself too seriously.