Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,500 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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Dust: An Elysian Tail
Lowest review score: 10 Ninjabread Man
Score distribution:
1,500 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it really comes down to is how much of a fan you consider yourself to be. The game is difficult and frustrating to begin with and anyone new to the series may well be put off.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, the developers have provided an excellent game, thoroughly deserving of your time and attention.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a good FPS game on the DS, it’s a recommended purchase.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite this criticism for only £8.99 you’ve got a title that will continue to challenge and entertain long after many other purchases have been deleted. Lumines Supernova also looks and sounds great.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have enjoyed golfing releases previously then this warrants your time, so make it your next purchase and get involved online.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is great that Overkill has turned out to be one of the biggest surprises of the year, completely reinventing the series in the process.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption is a strong entry in the sandbox genre and a promising opening chapter from Rockstar San Diego.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In truth Wolverine could have scored higher simply due to more time being allowed for bug testing, and possibly having no association with the terrible film. But that doesn’t prevent it from being a good solid, and ultimately, fun game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punch-Out is a welcome return for an old favourite that has spent far too long in the sidelines.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a great level of fan-service for RE fans, and on its own is a solid, thoroughly entertaining game that deserves to be played.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For anyone wanting a portable Rock Band, this might be a bit abstract, but it mostly ticks all the right boxes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is an excellent fighter that deserves attention.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s really quite amazing the amount of content you get for 1200 points.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still it’s a good solid package but don’t be expecting anything too new.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If anyone deserved the standalone game treatment, it's them. And if this is the sort of standard we can expect from any future band-exclusive Rock Band titles, then we say bring it on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For 400 Microsoft points, Sonic 3 is not just a pleasant trip down memory lane, but a welcome return to a series that has gone awry.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain is not a game, but an experience. At times you make feel like a passenger, but the ride is worthwhile, and extremely enjoyable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twisted Pixel showed that it had promise with The Maw, but with ‘Splosion Man it’s definitely cemented its place as one of the top developers for the XBLA.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole Dragon Ages: Origins is magnificent and will continue to evolve as BioWare promise new quests and missions, with some already being made available for purchase.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all Dirt 2 is a marked improvement on Dirt and a solid entry into the McRae series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an ideal sequel that should satisfy your hunger for more of the same, and a genuinely charming game in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You will find yourself picking it up and having a blast if you have a spare 10 minutes and don't fancy a longer lasting game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It would be all too easy to grumble at the series for the supposed lack of innovation since its inception all those years ago. However, this game is a textbook example of why people keep coming back to it; it’s fun, addictive and a resounding social experience to be shared in any way possible.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It would be all too easy to grumble at the series for the supposed lack of innovation since its inception all those years ago. However, this game is a textbook example of why people keep coming back to it; it’s fun, addictive and a resounding social experience to be shared in any way possible.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole though Joe Danger is still popcorn entertainment at its finest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is an essential purchase depends on your own point of view. The thought of starting again for many regulars will prove too much, as will the additional cost. The extra features and game changes are beneficial and potentially the Playstation Move support will be a convincing reason.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a game you will happily complete the missions on, get some decent time attack scores and see how long you can last in Survival, then move on to the next game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halo: Reach is far from the classic that many would have you believe, it's all too easy to bask in the hype and become bludgeoned by the praise. Time will show that it falls short, but nevertheless online is Bungie's masterpiece.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F1 2010 is a fine starting point from Codemasters who deserve credit for putting together this comprehensive release. Generally, our high expectations have been met; it's where the series goes next that will be the true test.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Blade Kitten is a joy to play. The control system is well thought out and Kit possesses a dynamic range of moves.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the fight for this year's FPS crown, Medal of Honor has landed a few early punches, but not the knock-out blow.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a by the books sequel that does a job but doesn't really break any new ground.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's more of a loving homage to the original, updating the aesthetics and stages while retaining everything that made the original so great.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The meat of the game comes in the form of the career mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At a budget price you get exactly what you pay for. It is the original NBA Jam given a lick of HD paint, while retaining all the charisma of the original. If you want a Basketball fix but find the likes of NBA 2K11 too complicated and complex to pick up an play then you can't go wrong with this.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Legends Of War: Patton's Campaign isn't an essential purchase but it is a nice surprise for owners of a PSP. Fun and accessible without being condescending to experts. A worthy addition to your PSP library.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For every improvement there's an unnecessary change, for every addition there's a prohibitive linchpin unaltered and the biggest changes lie firmly on the spine established in 2009. But it is greater than its predecessor, attune to the legacy of the franchise, less abusive to fandom than Smash Bros. and will reward as much effort as you put in.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately while the game is graphically superior to FFVII, in terms of setting, story and controls it lags way behind.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story, however, is an area where Golden Sun refuses to go above and beyond the clichéd characters and typical save-the-world plot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst its apparent lack of any revolutionary gameplay is a worthy of criticism, it doesn't stop the fact that this is still by far one of the most addictive and long-lasting games you could hope for on your Gameboy Advance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of Gamestyle's favourite original platform games on the GBA. In some ways the deviation from the vanilla "run and jump" template makes it more enjoyable than the Mario Advance series, and we heartily recommend the title to anyone who enjoys a good platform game but wants something a little different from the established norm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kintaro's Revenge is a highly likable and fun game that adds something extra to the template of the forgotten genre, the sideways scrolling beat 'em up.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Remarkably, for a game that is so complex, a mere four buttons or so keeps everything at your fingertips - this truly is accessible strategy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slight negativity aside, Sonic Advance 2 represents Sonic at its best - fast, slick, looking great and offering yet more of those bonus features (now unlockable, however). Whilst technically there have been better Sonic games, none have managed to quite capture the frantic essence of speed and style like this does.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the same way that The Darkness can get away with coming on stage dressed in bright pink PVC jump suits, Rock N Roll Racing can get away with being a straight port of a fun, over-the-top and cheese-filled experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But amidst all this dispensable extra substance is the core mechanic of Mario; the one thing that holds true to the series, and one thing that ensures Mario is leaps and bounds ahead of its platforming peers - inertia. The faster you run, the higher you jump. It's a brilliantly simple concept that works perfectly.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better graphics, sound, story, gameplay and style all add up to a brilliant action adventure with a touch of RPG about it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps one of the most addictive games Gamestyle has ever come across, Pokémon Pinball is a must for pinball and Pokémon fans alike and won't disappoint for a second.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An unusually brilliant release, which (for once) didn't see the light of day on the SNES. This makes it all the more essential, either for those with strong RPG preferences, or for anyone who might not have previously been 'into' them.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep in Gamestyle Towers we have a closet called "hidden gems" where some of the best and most overlooked video games reside. Rebelstar Tactical Command fits this criteria perfectly, if you are in need of a new handheld challenge, then this is a must have purchase.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phantagram has gone for sheer strength of numbers, which means draw distance and animations have suffered. Not a major loss, but it does diminish the high-gloss presentation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We'd not recommend an outright purchase solely for the deathmatch, but the multiplayer campaign mode is brilliantly done.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant attempt at creating a completely engaging and interactive 'living' world. It is clear that an awful lot of care and attention has gone into sweating the details.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must have for fans of the series, or lovers of mechs, but a definite avoid for pirates, and people with two fingers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's difficulty is well-placed, with early scuffles leading to increased mania.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As long as you (and your Live friends) know the rules of engagement, Rainbow Six 3 is a rewarding game with a lot of tactical depth lurking beneath the incredible sights and sounds.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And as long as you follow good online etiquette and choose good people to play with, this is possibly the best example of how the Xbox Live experience should be... exactly how you want it to be.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is all about gameplay, and the open-ended structure is a welcome respite from the usual - the controls are responsive, the challenges perfectly pitched, and the various multiplayer games provide plenty of depth and longevity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a game to be realistic but not so real you need an MOT, buy this game. If you feel that games should offer boundless enjoyment and make you smile like a ten year old at Christmas, buy this game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamestyle quite enjoyed taking a detour from the norm with Gladius, which stands commendably behind "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" - in genre-matching terms on the Xbox.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But undeniably, Luxoflux have delivered BIG on their biggest undertaking to date, and have thus elevated True Crime: Streets of LA to sequel-worthy status.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As incredibly ambitious and well-plotted the execution, Deus Ex: Invisible War falls slightly short of towering. If only those crash bugs and loading times were near-invisible, we'd be unapologetically, opaquely positive in our praise.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given the importance of the flamethrower, the fire effects are splendid and are consistent with excellent lighting throughout.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A remarkable achievement. Not because of an innovative control system, not thanks to superior visuals, but for one simple, overriding factor; it's fun. So much fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better than the original in every way, yet remains a perfect starting point for those new to the series - it's friendly, well presented and offers great value for both single player and multiplayer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Continues the good work of the original release, and takes full advantage of the expanding Live universe. Few games today really represent value for money, but Gamestyle is confident in stating that this release is certainly money well spent.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've got "Tricky," you'll find more of the same without the clarity of the level design and structure - but if you're new to the series and just want some fast action, you'll probably love everything there is about it, so enjoy!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Less endearing is the proliferation of 'bleeped' language.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A competent racer with stacks of available customisation and stacks of replay value, even without any online features. The multiplayer is solid, there’s a lot to do in single player, and you'll feel totally fashionable playing it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some people might like its micromanagement approach, whereas others will find it very tedious.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visually, each course is stunning and finished with sublime attention to detail - even during online play. Nothing has been omitted; trees, luscious environments and realtime shadows simply enhance the addictive gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an experiment into doing something a little different with shooters, it's certainly a very classy affair and well worth experiencing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superficial clutter like archaic draw-in and control options (not to mention single-player brevity) impinges upon the experience. It's a close-run thing, though - with or without those feral abilities.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamestyle recommends this game to anyone seeking a violent, explosive extravaganza of gaming mayhem. Don't expect it to last forever, though.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ironically this effort to strengthen the plot has the exact opposite effect, diluting its focus.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exceptionally balanced game. FRD have managed to combine elements of pretty much every third person action game without it ever feeling contrived or forced, and they've selected all the best bits (stealthy kills, plenty of weapons, good storyline) and discarded those ideas that didn't work in other games (no camera control, steep learning curve).
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's not a huge amount that's actually new in the singleplayer game but for those on Live it's an absolute must have. All your Friends will have it and be talking about the game and the new levels, so you'll simply be missing out if you don't get involved.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With fast paced, realistic players, FIFA delivers a more enjoyable experience than previous entries in the long running series.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game and worthy of every racing fan's collection. It's no quick-thrill arcade ride, however, and those looking for something more along those lines should think twice before considering Forza.
    • 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).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn't qualitatively raise the bar, Gamestyle believes that Burnout is still the premier street-racing franchise - and adrenaline junkies will definitely find it worth their hard-earned cash.