Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,459 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Rez HD
Lowest review score: 10 Tournament of Legends
Score distribution:
1,459 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a quest worth making.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ape Escape 2 just hooked me by being just plain fun while being different and original from today’s generic platform games. Oh and it has monkeys in it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An outstanding improvement on a stale series. There’s still room for improvement; a few more fatalities would have been nice, and more detailed arenas to fight in would take the game up a level.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Problems aside though, Dark Chronicle is a truly captivating game. A great story coupled with decent controls, features and more extra bits than anyone could ever think of.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Single-player is great fun, but there is no depth to keep you hooked; the most fun comes from getting other people involved and so multi-player is where EyeToy becomes really special.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New match types such as the elimination chamber, and a revised control system, mean that unlike other WWE titles appearing on other formats, this one can stand up in its own right as an accomplished game - and one that people outside of its hardcore fanbase should have some fun with.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a little practice you can create a decent remix in under half an hour, although an original song will take longer to create. But you won't notice the time because with MMG3 each moment will be a labour of love.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy successor to the Ace Combat series in almost every respect. Fans will love this game and many more may succumb to its charm.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not be the deepest experience, but for a shot of pure action, you can't go wrong. And yes, apparently Rockstar can revive two fallen genres with an almighty kiss of life and in doing so prove once again that they have the Midas touch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Having experienced Need For Speed and Burnout on numerous occasions, Gamestyle can wholeheartedly confirm that Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the most complete - and satisfying - package to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Matches the high intrigue of previous releases, and even throws a few new tricks into the rucksack.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly absorbing once you have mastered the intricacies of the game, this is a fine release, at a bargain price.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alien Hominid might lack a scripted storyline, but trying to reach the end is a wellspring of emotion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that surpasses EA's "The Godfather." Knowledge of Scarface is not necessary, but you will respect Tony Montana or else.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Niggles aside, Mr Driller: Drill Spirits is excellent fun. It's addictive as hell and if you've got friends with the game - or at least people willing to challenge your high scores - there's almost limitless fun to be had.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be perfect, but few if any titles of late will generate such a compulsive hold with such economic use of power.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The concept as a whole may be heading ever closer to the clichéd but once you actually start playing, it is nigh on impossible to not feel the Castlevania magic taking you over.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's like Tetris' half-Italian younger brother, Tetrigo: he isn't as old or as wise, and you can't understand him all the time, but he wears a suit and drives a Ferrari... so hop in and enjoy the ride!
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monolith resort to every trick in the book to scare and confuse players (along with cut sequences and voice direction that are professionally placed to enhance the experience). It's just a shame the developer couldn't expand upon the promise of forensic options and truly deliver something novel and terrifying.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Okami is a thing of beauty, and although it treads one or two too many familiar paths, it never fails to follow its own as well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although there are problems - for instance, the game is very short (it only took Gamestyle around seven hours) and the online co-op mode seems more like an added extra - we ultimately succumbed to its storybook charms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DDS2 is a great RPG telling a challenging and mature story, over a foundation of solid, if unspectacular, game mechanics, learning from the mistakes made by its predecessor.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A general mish-mash of the best bits of Mario Kart combined with a slew of new features in one overwhelmingly complete title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new direction taken by Amped 3 will not be to everyone's taste. Yet somehow this underdog has managed to dominate Gamestyle's available Xbox 360 playtime - leaving PGR3 trailing, PDZ quaking and Condemned hammered.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player is a phenomenal first-person shooter, standing firmly shoulder to soldier (sorry) with the best of the genre. However, its sorely under-developed multiplayer aspect has definitely let the side down, like a soldier who's lost his big toe in the war.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a mostly competent online mode, and a lengthy and fun career, this really is the best (not to mention, only) boxing game for the Xbox 360.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a document of the series past, present and future, it stands tall, and will prove essential for many. But for those without access to online play, especially those players unconvinced by the almost monotonous pace that the main game develops, there may be few reasons to return.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we have in Yakuza is a highly effective Japanese gangster story crammed into a PS2 game, and a visually impressive one at that.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You would expect Zelda to have a little more to it when it arrives, but everything Rocket Slime does, it does very well and is one of the most enjoyable titles to arrive for a fair few years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a fighting experience Virtua Fighter 5 is unsurpassed, where the series goes from this point is open to debate. It is crying out for some form of online functionality or a decently implemented career mode. However while that fighting system is still in place it will remain a worthwhile, challenging and prolonged experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mixed bag. The single player game, on the one hand, feels rushed, with bugs all over the place, ropey AI and cut scenes that can't be skipped; on the other hand, it offers some lovely missions and action. Multiplayer is Call of Duty 3's saving grace.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's different, but it's definitely a Tony Hawk game. And a really good one at that.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an action-shooter on the most basic level, there's little to fault, making for a better game of soldiers than you might expect considering the developmental angst.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not have the epic feel of its big console cousins, but the DS manages to create a Zelda experience that is truly unique.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But when the flaws that have plagued the series since it made the move to three dimensions still have not been properly addressed and the core gameplay remains the same after seven years, it’s difficult to declare GTA IV as one of the greatest video games of all time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Possibly one of the most underappreciated titles for the Wii, Excite Truck reminds us of why we started playing games in the first place - pure, unadulterated fun. If we get treated to an Excite Truck 2 we will be very, very happy.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it's no Halo; it's a simpler game free of such complexities, but it's a reminder of a time when bits of brightly-coloured plastic and an imagination were all you needed to have a good time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crackdown is a brilliant starting point to a game; it's a pity that the enjoyment doesn't last too long.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the most laid back and addictive game we've ever played, where simple five minute blasts turn into hour-long sessions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a nice touch that Climax included the 2005 and 2006 rider line-ups and racing liveries as a response to missing a season of updates. It’s this passion for the title, which makes MotoGP ’06 a great choice for bikers and fans of online racing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best wrestling game we've played in a while. Finally listening to fans complaints with previous offerings; it's good to see the series taking a new approach with less of an emphasis on running around the ring like a madman, and more on planning how to wear down your opponent.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great FPS. The incredibly sharp AI provides a real challenge making this a game you'll come back to - if you haven't played the PC original. If you have, there probably isn't enough new content here to make this a worthy purchase.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you look past the tenuous link to the license and the admittedly dodgy art design, you may just find a game that is quite unlike any other, and is excellent to boot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it wasn't so utterly charming, perhaps we wouldn't have bothered; but the truth is, Super Paper Mario is thoroughly imaginative, refreshing and creative.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halo Wars proves that an RTS can be done on a console, as long as it's built around the pad and not forced to fit it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It always impresses Gamestyle when a developer manages to successfully port a PS2 game onto the PSP - especially without resorting to five minute load times - and The Warriors does so especially well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Play takes a fair amount of dedication, but thanks to well balanced difficulty levels (and a higher share of the plunder being given to you to tempt you to try them) makes the game feel welcoming and deep, and it feels like the complete antithesis of many PSP games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an interesting idea taking both of these two distinctively different genres are brought together, and for the most part they work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So there you have it, Persona 3 soon warms up to be a memorable experience after a slow burning introduction. For those still hanging onto their PS2 before jumping into the next generation, it’s an essential acquisition for genre fans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid control scheme, addictive gameplay and clever level design all make for a title worth picking up, should you be of a patient disposition.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filing microseconds from your best time should keep you amused for the long wait until Gran Turismo 5. If you want to show anyone what the PlayStation 3 can deliver then this is without question your technical demonstration.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a co-operative multiplayer experience, Left 4 Dead is unparalleled on the Xbox 360.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a game, the remake of Rondo of Blood would have been a worthwhile purchase through Live arcade. As a collection, the Dracula X Chronicles is a fine example of how to compile a package.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few titles nowadays grow in stature yet almost a year on from its original release, Scarface: The World is Yours remains as strong and potent an experience as you’ll find.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Drakes Fortune is a rare treat for a console that is currently starved of triple A exclusive titles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Picross DS is yet another fine example of what “Touch Generations” is all about, and is a great addition to the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a sort of evil version of Pikmin with the ability to slaughter the innocent.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A classic case of it "if it isn't broke, don't fix it", Trials and Tribulations carries on the series' high quality and is a fitting end to the trilogy, but it won't convert anyone waiting for the series to break out of its somewhat rigid menu-driven process of elimination.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Curious Village is an accessible game with enough challenge to maintain interest for some time, and is full of charm and wonderful presentation.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, Guitar Hero makes us appreciate rock music more than ever before.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An original IP in a genre not associated with consoles during the Christmas rush may not be the best time for its release. Though perhaps it’s managed to carve out a niche and in doing so we’re hopeful this really isn’t the end of this war.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle League is an exceptionally good puzzle game. It’s easy to play, but is significantly challenging to master.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Geometry Wars Galaxies is a tight and fast paced shooter that is guaranteed to get the pulse flowing.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strong contender for one of our games of 2007. When you do finally get around to picking up a PlayStation 3, this should be your first online purchase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It does its best to dissuade you from playing, looking like it was put together on a budget of about 50p, yet offers one of the most superlative and complete 2D fighting experiences Gamestyle has had the pleasure of playing in recent years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite bringing Gamestyle many hours of joyous giddy pleasure and drooling, Guitar Hero III is a teensy bit of a letdown.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is not the throbbing unadulterated solo that Gamestyle had hoped for, yet it remains far from mediocrity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The staple modes are offered in what is a comprehensive package, including a detailed training option that allows you to polish your fighting skills.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL 08 is one of the finest depictions of the sport so far and we're actually looking forward to what next year's iteration will offer. And it's not very often we say something like that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you missed out on Bully first time round then this is the perfect opportunity to catch up.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a few more tweaks Borderlands could’ve been an essential purchase, as it stands though it may be a great game, but outside of that niche of gamers that enjoy the genre, it may find it difficult converting others.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Giraffe won’t appeal to everyone. It demands you play by its rules, adjust to its learning curve.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is simply one of the most entertainingly laid-back titles of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead Riff: Everyday Shooter takes you back to when games were simple; fun; addictive and a joy to experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apollo Justice is a likeable guy (because he is just a carbon copy of Phoenix Wright, to be honest) and even four games into the series, this still remains fresh, thanks to the clever writing and plots.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of the genre and are tired with the lack of decent RPG’s on the Xbox 360 then you can’t go wrong with Lost Odyssey.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a game Wii Fit is very limited and that certainly applies to the graphics. However used correctly it can be an aid for exercise, co-ordination, weight loss and improving your flexibilty.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boom Blox is an excellent, well rounded title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If high speed crashes and action packed races are your thing then there is no reason not to give GRID a try.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Volition could have stuck with the same tired first person shooter format, as seen recently in the disappointing Killzone 2. Instead by taking a risk, the resulting dividend is a massive success.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An improvement on last year’s game no doubt, Madden NFL 09 is as impenetrable for novices as ever, yet is still the best and most comprehensive American Football game we’ve played.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that this could be destined for obscurity because it’s certainly one of the most unique games this year and a series we wouldn’t mind seeing continue.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest compliment in spite of our criticisms is that LostWinds leaves you wanting more and this is a rare commodity on the Nintendo Wii.