Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,591 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 Soul Blade
Lowest review score: 10 Tournament of Legends
Score distribution:
1,591 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking it’s cues from classics of the past and adding a B-Movie style over the top, Roundabout hits all the right notes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The classic single player and the revolutionary multiplayer makes this a great little package.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guilty Gear Xrd is an easy game to recommend to any fighting game enthusiast and a brilliant entry point to the series, and those with a passing interest in the genre will learn a lot from the excellent tutorials.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning game with great graphics, sound and outstanding gameplay that adds up a top class fighting game.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Double bastard-woo with hot custard on top (and those who allege otherwise are suffering from cranio-rectal inversions).
    • 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
    EBA performs admirably, making improvements where needed and retaining the same charm, humour and enthusiasm as its imported cousin. It's a more accessible entry into the franchise, but there's nothing to stop anyone from picking up both.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the most original PSP release to date, it's a great way to start your love affair with Sony's handheld system.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few less than spectacular extra features complete the package. Worth mention only for reference these include annoying celebrity matches, and a frustrating ESPN 25th anniversary mode, where the top 25 plays in football are reenacted by the player.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call Of Duty: Ghosts won’t be for everyone, but you know exactly what you are going to get. The single players offers a thrill a minute rollercoaster ride, whilst the multiplayer is as competitive as ever. Despite the next gen version waiting in the wings, the current gen version of Ghosts looks and plays as good as ever.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This ugly duckling, with elements of poor execution somehow manages to provide a captivating and distinctive experience. It shouldn't, but somehow it all comes together to deliver a gem of a game. Remarkable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The players no longer look like white faced zombies and the online mode is one of the best we've experienced so far.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Orcs Must Die is a fine game and one that offers up plenty of fun. The amount of ways there are to kill Orcs means that the game rarely gets dull and if anything it awakens a sadistic nature from within. Genocide has never been so much fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Evolve is a game that walks a fine tightrope of success and failure with its setup. Luckily it manages to stay balanced and become a worthwhile purchase.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And when some players will struggle to overcome the Normal default difficulty at times, the opportunity to replenish health would have been welcome.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be difficult to get to grips with, but once you do so it becomes one of the best fighting experiences around. It’s going to be hard for a sequel to top this.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are after an arcade racer that doesn't take itself too seriously, then this is for you. It won't suit everyone, but as a package it offers plenty for those who want to dive in. The is plenty of content across all the available modes and the introduction of RaceNet should keep the dedicated entertained for a long time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're hoping that by reading Gamestyle you're at least a little more interested in how good the actual game is rather than purely the aesthetics. Rest assured, then, that Bangai-O is brilliant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Matches the high intrigue of previous releases, and even throws a few new tricks into the rucksack.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the result stumbles just short of enshrinement as a legend, the defining bar has been raised, again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a lot of fun to be had with this title and is a cracking showcase of how to build on some tried and tested formulas.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The blend of presentation, visuals, sound, animation and commentary combines to create a believable and hugely enjoyable experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Limbo always has been a special game and that certainly hasn’t changed in the years since its release. The main issue facing the Vita version is that many gamers may well have experienced it already. The lack of any new additions to draw people in may also be a problem.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from an overfamiliarity that threatens to sterilise the series, our only real criticism is the lack of difficulty for much of the game. It is certainly long enough, with so much to see and do, but it doesn't require near as much skill as we'd have liked - only perseverance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some people might like its micromanagement approach, whereas others will find it very tedious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More to this game than first meets the eye.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Matching the console's strengths with pick-up-and-play action, gorgeous graphics and appealing story, makes for an unqualified winner, and a title worthy of every Xbox owner's library.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minor niggles stop this being a perfect pool game, but it is the best simulation of pool to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PS2 engine may be showing its age ever so slightly, but the fluidity of the action is something Gamestyle did not expect to see until the next generation of consoles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a joy in singleplayer and borderline heavenly in multiplayer; the challenge is set just right; the puzzles are set just right; even everything from the box art, the feel and most importantly the playing is just right.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re not into your comic books then a lot of the games appeal might be lost, but for fans of the genre and DC, this is a match made in heaven.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It manages to ramp up the sense of humour and simplistic graphics of the earlier games, making for some truly strange experiences.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a quest worth making.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The King is back, as Pro Evo produces the best offline football game to date. It still lacks online, but this was never a game about playing faceless people across the world. Get your mates round and remember the good old days. There is room for improvement, but at long last the future looks bright for the former great.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A joyful experience from start to finish, a must have title for PS4 owners.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately despite of the unduly harsh criticism that surrounds this version, there is no denying the quality of Bayonetta even when the storyline becomes a little too spun out for our taste.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Usually it would be said that a game such as this is spoiled by some poor game mechanics, however, Alice: Madness Returns' gameplay is completely forgiven as the story-telling, and creative direction take you on a magical, yet dark and disturbing journey that you never want to leave. It is the type of game that reminds of why you fell in love with gaming in the first place a proper break from reality.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellent fun, occasionally hilarious, very American and worth your time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Curve have built on the first game, and made it that much better. Worth a play in any Wii U household.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great mesh of two beloved franchises.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it is still Metroid Prime, with most of the strengths intact - a brilliant 3D world with impeccable design, attention to detail and amazing production values. For all the little faults you could level at it, it's one of the best games available for the Wii.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Metro 2033 is a game that should be played. It is atmospheric, gripping and arguably one of the better stories told in a game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who missed out first time around, this is a great opportunity to catch up, and the extra additions and the nicely-done Wii controls make for an even better package.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like Borderlands, then you'll like Borderlands The Pre-Sequel. It's simply more Borderlands.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Value for money is there as the game it jam packed with game modes that will keep players busy for the next year when FIFA 12 hits the stores.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO The Hobbit is another LEGO game, with yet another skin. But it still retains that all important fun factor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From Dust's concept is sublime and the simplistic controls make it accessible, despite some wonky camera controls. It isn't perfect, but it is still an excellent game and one that should be welcomed into any self respecting gamer's library.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This entry into the series is the weakest of them all, but that is like comparing Disney Pixar films to each other. The worst Batman game is still better than most games that see the light of day, but the setting and storyline of Origins just feels like a bit of a misstep.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like other recent SEGA titles, such as Vanquish, Binary Domain isn't one that instantly jumps out, it is however one that will grow on you over time and one that becomes very hard to leave alone until finished. It has some faults granted, but the overall package outweighs any negatives easily.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall one of the best social games available on iOS and even if you do not play the social side there is plenty of stuff to do solo and is highly addictive that will keep you going for a long time. Monsterz' Revenge is not just a quick fix, although repetitive in most aspects it is still highly enjoyable. A shame the tutorial struggles a little at the start as it would of gave it an even higher score than it is getting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The LEGO Movie Videogame isn’t the best LEGO game on the market, but it is a fun title and one that you will get a good few hours of enjoyment from.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swarm is far from perfect, with often frustrating moments, but once again XBLA comes through and gives a game that offers something a little different a market in which it can flourish. At 800 Points there is no reason not to jump in and enjoy all that Swarm has to offer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Awesomenauts is a very good game. Far from being too taxing, it is possibly the most refreshing arcade game for a while, especially on a console
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamestyle does still love Theme Park just as much as when we first played it in 1994, it is still disappointing to see that EA Japan haven't added anything apart from having a little helper guide you through the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tools of Destruction has finally given the PS3 something to be proud of, and is pure nerdvana from start to finish.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Exam is a fun game played solo or online or locally with others.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A deep and rewarding time sink but a difficult one to initially get into.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Burnout Revenge on the 360 retains all the fuel-injected fun from the original games, making a successful leap to the next-gen platforms. However, in all honesty it is hard to recommend the game to anyone who has played the game on Xbox or PS2, as aside from the admittedly minor tweaks and additions, it is the same game with shinier graphics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Earth Defence Force 2017 then is a rarity that comes along far too infrequently. A cheap game that sacrifices graphical flare for good old fun and destruction. Well worth the asking price.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's great to have the chance to experience these games all over again, the world is a better place with Toejam & Earl in it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spec Ops: The Line is a tremendous example of how much effect great writing can have on a game. Without it, this is a title that would be heading to the bargain bins within weeks, as another brown cover shooter. What we have here though is something that deserves to be played by all, thought provoking and an emotion roller-coaster than even some movies can't quite get right.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zelda in all but name, but somehow still feels like its own thing. A worthy homage to one of gaming’s greatest.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prototype 2 improves on the original title in every way. Game play feels more rewarding and overall the whole thing feels like a much better package. This is never going to be a system selling classic, but it is a fun experience and a game that you won't regret buying.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is fun though. It does get repetitive, and it does feel like a corridor at times, but the desire to see all of New York City, destroyed and lying in ruin, is what will drive you forward. Towards the end of the game it does overstay its welcome, and you'll be wishing you could just walk through the levels with no enemies in sight, detracting from the wonderful visuals. With all that said, the suit powers are enjoyable the first few times and any fan of shooters will have a good time in the game's dystopian New York City.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Geometry Wars Galaxies is a tight and fast paced shooter that is guaranteed to get the pulse flowing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a by the books sequel that does a job but doesn't really break any new ground.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Harmless fun, highly addictive and somehow appeals greatly to both the post-Pokemon generation and grizzled hardcore gamers like myself equally.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very clever and well crafted game. The constant climb up the castle and gradual revelation of the mystery within it are engaging and will likely keep you striving until you reach the end.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now here comes the main niggle I have with this otherwise incredible co-op game. It’s short. I mean Danny De Vito short. My friend and I did it in less than 10 hours, and we explored everywhere and killed everything.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Muramasa Rebirth is a showcase for what visuals the PS Vita can produce. It does have solid gameplay, but lacks enough variation to be an absolute must have purchase. There is fun to be had for sure though and would be a solid introduction to the genre thanks to the simple to use mechanics that take plenty of mastering.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first superhero game that actually made Gamestyle feel like we WERE the protagonist (unlike wannabe titles such as Batman Begins and Spider-Man 2, which dressed you up in spandex and left you hanging for more).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a launch title, it's surprising that so much imagination has been tapped from every available feature of the Nintendo DS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid adventure and a music for horror fans out there who want to play a game which could be described as RE4’s spiritual successor as mentioned earlier.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga achieves everything it sets out to do. Here, we have a fun, well-constructed title that gamers of all ages will enjoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn’t a well rounded at Trials, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still a good game. It is a fine addition to the Vita library and one that should be picked up instantly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ears to Tiara II is full of two things - innovative SRPG mechanics, and words.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, DC Heroes is as enjoyable for everyone as all of the previous games, and is definitely worth a look.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have migrated onto the newer consoles in the market, then this is a great reason to head back to the PlayStation 2 one last time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even for veterans, the addition of wireless two-player support and enhanced touch-screen control is just about worth the asking price.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Played properly though, Ms 'Splosion Man is a game for platforming purists. If you enjoyed the original or find titles like Ninja Gaiden a cakewalk, you'll find just what you're looking for here, namely a worthy sequel packed to the rafters with content and a more-than-decent test of your skills. As for everyone else, approach with caution: there is fun to be had with Ms 'Splosion Man, and when the game is good it's very good, but just when you start to smile and enjoy yourself, things might splode all up in your face.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes isn’t the best LEGO game to date, but it is one of those series that even if it is listed at the bottom of the series, it still offers more value and more fun than other series can ever hope to achieve.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The control feels tighter, the aesthetics are sweeter, and the career mode will keep you ‘hooked’ (pun most definetly intended) for weeks on end.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect and can still feel a bit over-familiar to veterans, but it's still a well-constructed and extremely addictive entry which is well worth checking out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pacing of PixelJunk Monsters is almost perfect with enough life in the experience to confirm that this is one of the wisest purchases currently available on the PlayStation Store Network.