Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,445 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 10 Ninjabread Man
Score distribution:
1,445 game reviews
    • 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
    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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, Baten Kaitos does have the substance to back up its style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The range of songs is highly impressive, despite being covers rather than the original songs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are utterly superb, providing a huge level of atmosphere.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Major League Baseball 2K11 is a fantastic game, a wonderful representation of the sport, if you know your stuff, then you will be in your element. It can be a daunting experience for newcomers, but if you do happen across a copy, then stick with it and you will be rewarded well.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Top Spin 4 is a fantastic game and definitely the best tennis game currently on the market. There a few minor flaws, but for every negative, there are a hundred more positives. The realism of the game play is leaps and bounds ahead of competitors and predecessors in the series, but there are still a few loose ends that need to be tied up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rotastic is a perfect fit of XBLA, again the sort of title that could never have come to consoles as a full retail release and at just 800 Microsoft Points, it is a must buy, even without the inclusion of online multiplayer, there is more than enough to keep player going.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guardian Heroes is an idea long before its time. This high definition port embraces the past with its tweaks adding so much more enjoyment to the game, which will surely leave its loyal fan-base very happy indeed with the results. There are changes deemed only where necessary, and is made use of the 360 controller in its full. For 800 Microsoft points, this game is a bargain for fans of the late 90's classics.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is worth owning, especially if you missed out on last years effort, the swing mechanics are improved and there is a decent amount of new content. It isn't worth buying for the Kinect alone though.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is plenty to be taken from Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, yes the game is different to previous entries in the series, however those changes are different rather than being negative. Ghost Recon hardcore fans may not get on with the new direction, but in general it is a fine game will worth your attention. Just make sure you play it with friends.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not the best game on XBLA by a long shot, not even the best Kinect game, but a solid addition to anyone's catalogue.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being a great game, it is still just a re-release, and hasn't done anything major from the originals except improve the paintwork
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hybrid has some good ideas and does a fine job in implementing them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a stunning city to be let loose in, an excellent radio soundtrack, and a cast that Hollywood would be jealous of, Sleeping Dogs has been worth the wait
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Revolution is good fun, and is as addictive as all of its predecessors. It's just a shame that this seems a little on the stingy side regarding the release themes. That aside, this is great addition to the Worms series, which is still one of the best set of games out there for customisation and design. Revolution is perfect for getting together with some friends, and just having a good laugh.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Call Of Duty, nothing more, nothing less. Fans of the series will lap it up, those who didn't like the previous games will not be swayed by anything it does. It has a target audience and Activision know what they want. Black Ops II doesn't disappoint, it just doesn't push the series on any further.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a game that will likely divide Castlevania fans. Taken on its own merit we can only recommend this to 3DS owners. It’s a dark and forbidding fairy tale told with skill and it conjures an atmospheric adventure which leads into the darker, more brutal side of the Castlevania universe.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Rabbit is a fine platformer that is a welcome addition to the Vita library.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If nothing else, DmC is sure to entertain with many hours of button hammering, fizzing combat. However, the experience as whole has hugely benefitted from a reboot and those who are familiar with the series will appreciate the new features and relish the opportunity relive Dante’s origin story. DmC, as a combat driven action title has held together the soul of the franchise, while enhancing all in-game features to create a unique experience for everyone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Blacklist is a sublime entry into the Splinter Cell series, it takes the fun but flawed gameplay of Conviction and polishes it a little. It’s not the greatest game ever made, but that doesn’t matter. You enjoy your latest adventure with Sam Fisher and that is all that matters at the end of the day.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall this is a package that can be had at a fairly budget price, so if you are a fan, then go ahead and pick it up and enjoy reliving some of the your favourite moments.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Exam is a fun game played solo or online or locally with others.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All That Remains is a great start to what is hopefully a fantastic new chapter in The Walking Dead saga. It’s well paced, has a number of memorable scenes and already has you making the tough choices. Let’s hope it can keep the quality this high throughout.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Pinball Arcade is the closest you will get to playing a real life table in the flesh, without hunting one down that works, or spending out a ton of money on getting your own.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole though, Steamworld Dig is a fascinating game and one that will bring plenty of joy. It is a game you can take your time with and enjoy. Taking some elements from other games in the genre and tailoring them to make a wonderful experience. It is just a shame about that Cross-Save
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great Motocross experience with enough to keep you playing for months on end.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A joyful experience from start to finish, a must have title for PS4 owners.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lengthy, and hugely enjoyable, first person dungeon romp.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not the strongest, but another fine addition to The Walking Dead.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A by the numbers puzzle game, but one that is worthy of your time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A decent effort for a new IP and hopefully a sequel can build upon a solid base.