Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,599 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 SteamWorld Dig
Lowest review score: 10 Tomb Raider: The Prophecy
Score distribution:
1,599 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The learning curve is well judged, and, due to its charm, should appeal to a wide variety of Nintendo gamers, but in the world of video games at the moment that is, sadly, a minority.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gives Nintendo fans another dose of the old faithful cast and crew, with a few new[ish] faces bolstering the otherwise familiar line-up of characters.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A decent effort for a new IP and hopefully a sequel can build upon a solid base.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Casual flight fans will find lots to love here, but true flight jockeys will crash and burn in despair.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there are elements of Remastered that shout “rush job”, Resident Evil is still, in this day and age, a great, great game and worthy of classic status.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are annoyances, such as poor menus, but these are balanced out by the excellent online integration and animation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Trine 2: The Complete Story is a solid puzzle platform game which offers stunning vistas and co op play to boot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chibi Robo is a great little game, although can become more of a chore towards the end. Earning happy points for an essential upgrade to advance the story can feel slightly monotonous, and dulls the appeal of the first few hours of play slightly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punch-Out is a welcome return for an old favourite that has spent far too long in the sidelines.
    • 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
    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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's different, but it's definitely a Tony Hawk game. And a really good one at that.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Rainbow Moon is a very good effort. Although the story isn't quite as gripping as it could have been, the substance is spot on. Rainbow Moon has a perfect learning curve, with a great balance of gradually easing in new abilities, and giving the player a chance to get the hang of them.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve somehow avoided Trine up until now then this is the point where you should really jump on board. Some clever physics puzzles make reaching the end of a level feel like a real achievement and despite the short playtime, it’s well worth the asking price.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, this is another mini that is more than welcome on the Vita in a native form. Beneath the cute visuals is an excellent and tough piece of reaction based gaming and we can see many Vita owners drawn to it for far longer than they probably expect to be.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For 800 Microsoft Points, Warp is a fantastic way to start the 2012 House Party, it will be bettered over the course of the year, but it is short enough that it won't take over your gaming time, yet engaging enough that you will have a great time with it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the best of the series since the Assassin’s Creed II without any shadow of a doubt. The experience is broken a little by some current gen restrictions, but not enough to ruin the overall experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a co-operative multiplayer experience, Left 4 Dead is unparalleled on 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamestyle can't recall any similar title that has been created for a peripheral so obviously detached from the maker's intent. If Nintendo really do want to concentrate on innovation moving forward, Jungle Beat is a most promising start.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The charm and fun present are not easily found elsewhere and it’s great to see something which sets itself out as a pure gaming experience without the pretentious overtures that many bigger budget games now have. It’s both something old and something new and you should stop reading now and go and buy it.
    • 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
    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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Drakes Fortune is a rare treat for a console that is currently starved of triple A exclusive titles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a sort of evil version of Pikmin with the ability to slaughter the innocent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A highly recommended, fun & beautiful game for all the family.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The highlight of the extras would have to be the two hidden games, Mega Man The Power Battles and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, both of which are quite entertaining to play (especially with a friend) but are only really enjoyable in short bursts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Pool Nation does nothing new for the genre, but it does play a good game of pool, that is easily accessible from your XBLA library. It is worth having for the Endurance mode alone, if you are a fan of pool, then this is a must own title and at 800 Microsoft Points, it is a bargain.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you like this or not depends on whether you like Kingdom Hearts. There is nothing here to change any minds, whichever way you look at it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not the strongest, but another fine addition to The Walking Dead.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not just a good game for fans of the Spectrum but for anyone that likes good games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game will find fans with both Persona 4 players and gamers who spend their days mastering combos in Street Fighter, Blazblu and King of the Fighters. The fight engine is solid and the game is filled with charm. Be prepared to have to put the hours in though, this is a game that needs to be mastered in order to get the most out of it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A by the numbers puzzle game, but one that is worthy of your time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boom Blox is an excellent, well rounded title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Demon Gaze is what it is and it is fantastic at doing what it does. One for veterans of the genre only though.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the shortcomings of the combat, Gravity Rush can still stand alongside some of the best games on the Vita. With its wonderful art style oozing character, it’s a game that once you start; it’s really hard to put down.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall OMG HD Zombies is a fun little time waster, it has a mix of touch screen controls or physical controls, depending on player preference. Despite the randomness of layouts on levels, when you hit a mammoth chain the feeling is great. Laughing Jackal have a fine game here and one that should have a pennant home on your Vita.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all Dirt 2 is a marked improvement on Dirt and a solid entry into the McRae series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Less endearing is the proliferation of 'bleeped' language.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A super enjoyable puzzle/shooter hybrid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some excellent gameplay let down slightly by poor story and characters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. U shows that the old 2D Mario still has the magic when the property is treated with care and affection.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EDF is a perfect fit for the Vita, despite not being a perfect game. It's set up for portable gaming, it doesn't feel like it has been a cheap port with little effort. If you can see past the price point then it is more than worth the space it will take up on your memory card.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, Baten Kaitos does have the substance to back up its style.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall London 2012 is one of the better official tie in games. It is easily one of the most fleshed out, with great variety. It may look a little ropey in places, but as an overall package it is a fine game in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When games like this start to get later into a series, a staleness can appear, however Just Dance 4 manages to keep things fresh, the new tracks, new modes and improvements to returning features see this as a solid entry, it is an essential purchase for fans of the genre and another reason to get up and hit the dance floor.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the completist, Mark of the Assassin offers 5 achievements, over 20 Codex entries, 19 Quests including optional ones and sizeable experience points. It all adds up to a viable package, a decent running time and value for money at last. If this is the shape of downloadable content to come for Dragon Age II, then there's life in the game for sometime yet.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple, well crafted and fun. Exactly what an arcade shooter needs to be.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a lot of positives to take from Skullgirls, everything from the art direction, to the game play itself. The game seems to have been made from the ground up by a team who love the genre and wanted to make a game that everyone could share. It is a great title and a wonderful addition to the library, but to get the most out of it, you need to spend out on that fight stick.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Instead Riff: Everyday Shooter takes you back to when games were simple; fun; addictive and a joy to experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are utterly superb, providing a huge level of atmosphere.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The presentation is still an issue, but the gameplay advances make this quite possibly the best Madden game on the current generation of consoles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lengthy, and hugely enjoyable, first person dungeon romp.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is easy to see why Sonic and Mario went on to dominate the video game world, but Superfrog was a cracking title in its own right and thanks to this HD re-imagining, a whole new generation of people will be able to enjoy this under-appreciated gem.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for an entry point into the franchise, this isn’t the best place to start; even so, I really enjoyed myself with Q, even if it doesn’t quite live up to the absurd standards I’ve come to expect from this series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If SEGA can continue to produce re-releases of this quality, then they are on to a winner. NiGHTS is a dream, it plays as you remember and thanks to the HD enhancement, it invokes your best memories of the original. It is complete fan service, possibly not one for newcomers, but certainly for those who enjoyed the experience in 1996.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still a wonderful game, but no need to buy it if you already have it on another Sony console
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We'd not recommend an outright purchase solely for the deathmatch, but the multiplayer campaign mode is brilliantly done.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The meat of the game comes in the form of the career mode.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Rabbit is a fine platformer that is a welcome addition to the Vita library.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is an entertaining game that is an ideal fit for the Vita, but one for fans of the genre, rather than the casual audience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A captivating experience.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For every one thing that works, there is another that feels like it could have been done better. In saying that though, the overall package is one that Sonic fans have been waiting for and the first for a long time. Classic Sonic gameplay is there and it could well be the game that breaks the series' rot.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alien Hominid might lack a scripted storyline, but trying to reach the end is a wellspring of emotion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a lot crammed into FIFA Street and on first glance it may seem like a cash in title with little depth, however scratch beneath that surface and there is a game that is anything but shallow. Aside from poor online features, which are the only blight on the game, FIFA Street is a wonderful entry into the sports genre.