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
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Kung Fu Rabbit is a bit of a surprise. We didn’t expect much from it at first glance but this is a really good effort from the development team. Controls are intuitive and slick, and the game world is bright and charming. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable platform game that really deserves attention from Wii U owners and it looks great on the gamepad as well.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the dazzling introductory sequence, right the way through to the cliff hanger ending, there's not a single section of gameplay that feels it hasn't been smothered with love.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Shoot Many Robots is a game that takes an existing genre and builds on it, without ever trying to reinvent the wheel. It does what it does and it does it rather well. It isn't the best shoot-em-up you'll play, but it is one you'll get plenty of enjoyment from.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Velocity Ultra definitely has a minimalist approach to the graphics, but then the game doesn’t need to be flashy, the gameplay is what will make it stand out from the crowd. Music is at times repetitive and, as previously stated, the game takes a few too many levels to get going, but these are minor quibbles in an otherwise brilliant title.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX
    WOW the game is fast, furious and most importantly fun, for the first time in ages a game has reminded me that I'm scarred of heights and BOY this game throws you from some heights.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite minor issues Guardians of the Galaxy is a great addition to the Pinball FX library.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without question a fantastic release, but not the glorious and blinding achievement that many have proclaimed.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WRC: World Rally Championship 2 does a bit more to become accessible to new and casual players, but in truth it is a game for real fans of the sport, those who really want a full on challenge. It isn't going to grab the DIRT crowd, but it is the best rally simulation on consoles today.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Killzone 3 doesn't do anything that the genre hasn't seen before. That said, everything that it does is done very well: the fantastically detailed visuals, the brilliant shooting mechanic, the variation of the levels.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another great shooter to add to Sony’s growing library.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is simply one of the most entertainingly laid-back titles of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a decent price and plenty of challenge, Spy Chameleon is a pleasant surprise that will hopefully find an audience on the Wii U.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Tengami is unashamedly the game it wants to be and there is little compromise to players that might not get it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a hulking beast, a deep, engaging experience and already one of the year’s standout titles. Xbox Live has offered gamers many gems since its inception and this is one of the more precious.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers is yet another excellent addition to the series, but whether you buy it depends on two things. How invested you are into the series as a whole. Does the idea of the updated cards for 2014 mean that much too you? Or are you just someone who enjoys a casual go now and again. There other factor is if you are totally new to the game, if so, you may as well go for the latest version.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So overall Uncharted: Golden Abyss is not without faults, but nothing glaring enough to prevent recommending it, firstly as a very enjoyable game and secondly as an example of what the Vita can do.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a good FPS game on the DS, it’s a recommended purchase.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Giraffe won’t appeal to everyone. It demands you play by its rules, adjust to its learning curve.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nun Attack is available for a bargain price of £1.99 via the Playstation Store and for the price, you will be in for one hell of treat. A game that feels at home on smart phones has been perfectly ported to the PS Vita. Pick this up, enjoy it and confess your sins later.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It offers everything good about next-gen sports games: smooth, fluid game play; atmospheric sights and sounds; arcade to reality; options galore; a potentially unlimited lifespan.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition is an unforgiving and challenging RPG, made by adults for adults. It is not without flaws but what it offers in abundance is refreshment amongst a market of identikit RPG's afraid to take risks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfect storm of elements come together to make a wonderful and challenging experience.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's nothing wrong with the video game as such, the sound and presentation are both exemplary and the graphics are crisp, but as the sport is inherently complicated it doesn't go out of it's way to make new friends.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hybrid has some good ideas and does a fine job in implementing them.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine how EA can possibly top this one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel to the original release.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have no interest in the classic cars, then there may be no real incentive to pick up F1 2013 over last year’s release, but you’d be missing out on something very special. It is probably the best release yet, there is plenty packed in and oh, those 80s cars are things of absolute beauty.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam isn't the best game on iOS, but it is fun and for free there is definitely no reason not to get this.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn’t matter if they are given a lick of paint, or rebuilt from scratch, as long as the final game is something that can be enjoyed and it is clear that Munch’s Oddysee has had less attention than Abe’s remaster, but it is still a game that I am happy to play again and am thankful for the opportunity.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can't recommend this game enough. If it's an adrenalin rush you're after, then 1080° Avalanche could be the snowboarding rush you've dreamed of. From Nintendo, with Love.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given the importance of the flamethrower, the fire effects are splendid and are consistent with excellent lighting throughout.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle League is an exceptionally good puzzle game. It’s easy to play, but is significantly challenging to master.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The range of songs is highly impressive, despite being covers rather than the original songs.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s really quite amazing the amount of content you get for 1200 points.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ‘zap’ system and the loss of item chests (the main difference in this episode) is a welcome addition indeed and makes Resident Evil 0 a definite purchase to any fan of the series.
    • 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
    Despite bringing Gamestyle many hours of joyous giddy pleasure and drooling, Guitar Hero III is a teensy bit of a letdown.
    • 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
    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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, the developers have provided an excellent game, thoroughly deserving of your time and attention.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, there are some very good and fun ideas that work very well here. It’s a great progression in many ways from the original and at times it’s a truly sublime experience. It’s also different enough from the first game for fans to want to own and enjoy both.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A safe game that does a lot by the numbers, but still an enjoyable experience for anyone willing to give it the time.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This really has all the aspects that makes a great kids game, it's really fun to play, even the dialogue raises a few laughs without being puerile or patronising, it's a bit of a cliché with the kids genre, but there are even some jokes the parents will laugh at too. The only flaw in the character dialogue is voice match to the character's mouths, it's like a badly dubbed Japanese movie but it's only noticeable if you're a heartless critic.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By not breaking the mould, Guns, Gore & Cannoli is nothing but a safe enjoyable experience and well worth your time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A combination of good graphics, excellent game play, a compelling story and a worthwhile soundtrack make this an essential purchase for fans of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is the best Little Big Planet yet, but some of those minor issues still exist. But that should stop you enjoying it overall.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    htoL#NiQ is a decent game for the Vita that pushes no boundaries but does little wrong either.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As rewarding as it is frustrating. So just like real golf then.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WWE '12 is simply the best wrestling game ever made. THQ promised big changes and they have delivered. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, with Road to Wrestlemania, online issues and the odd glitch to name a few faults, but they have done enough to justify both themselves and the WWE itself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Near the end of the game... the game loses all balance and a high proportion of cheesy twists and one boss fight after the other thrown at you all at once.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Baconing should be top of any gamers list if they are looking for a fun and amusing hack n slash game to fill their time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another hit to add to Telltale Games ever growing library.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the likes of Thief and Hitman then Styx: Master of Shadows is well deserving of a play. Goblins may be foul, disgusting creatures, but you won’t help but like this one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Chaos Theory may not hit the highs of episode 2, it does carry on its tale of loss and mystery with aplomb.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A potential new direction for the series and a decent start. However a shame that the single player is lacking somewhat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A shaky beginning giving way to a great follow up as it finally gets to grips with its mechanics and characters.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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.