Gamestyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,562 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 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 10 Tournament of Legends
Score distribution:
1,562 game reviews
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So there you have it, Persona 3 soon warms up to be a memorable experience after a slow burning introduction. For those still hanging onto their PS2 before jumping into the next generation, it’s an essential acquisition for genre fans.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beyond the genre mainstays, BG&E further delivers through its intuitive interface.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few titles nowadays grow in stature yet almost a year on from its original release, Scarface: The World is Yours remains as strong and potent an experience as you’ll find.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it's no Halo; it's a simpler game free of such complexities, but it's a reminder of a time when bits of brightly-coloured plastic and an imagination were all you needed to have a good time.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine racer and more than welcome during the racing drought on new consoles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third instalment offers a brilliant new focus in the series that not only heightens the goals of the games with regard to hitting the player in their psyche; it adds new dimensions of dread on top.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The occasional issues with the gyroscope mechanics don't stop Metrico being a must own title for the Vita.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the first run through, chances are you'll encounter the end credits in a mere six, possibly seven, hours. Fortunately however, this shortlived interlude will be one of the most enjoyable of your gaming life.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy successor to the Ace Combat series in almost every respect. Fans will love this game and many more may succumb to its charm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main downfall comes with the closing areas of the game; they seem rushed and are indicative of the sale of Rare to Microsoft, but don't let that prevent you from thoroughly enjoying one of the best videogames of this year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you look past the tenuous link to the license and the admittedly dodgy art design, you may just find a game that is quite unlike any other, and is excellent to boot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I loved playing Rayman 3, its fun, colourful and very funny... Just don’t be expecting either a major leap forward for the platform game genre or a stiff challenge as its lacking in both.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great Motocross experience with enough to keep you playing for months on end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But perhaps the best measure of its success comes with the profound disappointment and anticipation felt as the spectacular conclusion fades and the prompt screen asks for confirmation - to save your party for use in the next chapter.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid control scheme, addictive gameplay and clever level design all make for a title worth picking up, should you be of a patient disposition.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The whole package offers a weird, unique, fun, original, stylish and difficult game which, unfortunately, can be all too hard to find these days.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we have in Yakuza is a highly effective Japanese gangster story crammed into a PS2 game, and a visually impressive one at that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a game, the remake of Rondo of Blood would have been a worthwhile purchase through Live arcade. As a collection, the Dracula X Chronicles is a fine example of how to compile a package.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have yet to experience the game then this is the perfect time to do so, if you’ve already played through it, then there’s still plenty new her to make it a worthwhile purchase.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filing microseconds from your best time should keep you amused for the long wait until Gran Turismo 5. If you want to show anyone what the PlayStation 3 can deliver then this is without question your technical demonstration.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole though Joe Danger is still popcorn entertainment at its finest.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smash Bros shows that despite the Wii U’s constant struggle to gain mainstream acceptance, Nintendo are still ploughing ahead, producing the most fun content you can find. Gather some friends together and there really is nothing better.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tales of Hearts R is the RPG for everyone. A wonderfully balanced game for casual and hardcore fans alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With fast paced, realistic players, FIFA delivers a more enjoyable experience than previous entries in the long running series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you missed out on Bully first time round then this is the perfect opportunity to catch up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Curious Village is an accessible game with enough challenge to maintain interest for some time, and is full of charm and wonderful presentation.
    • 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
    Authentically real, solidly believable, full of content and supported by a dedicated online community; when handled with care, Ghost Recon 2 hits its target with precision.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It always impresses Gamestyle when a developer manages to successfully port a PS2 game onto the PSP - especially without resorting to five minute load times - and The Warriors does so especially well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ironically this effort to strengthen the plot has the exact opposite effect, diluting its focus.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very little has changed since when it first graced home consoles on the Super Nintendo and that is no bad thing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent premise, let down slightly by some out of place game mechanics.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They do have that something special, that makes them so engaging and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is no exception.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halo Wars proves that an RTS can be done on a console, as long as it's built around the pad and not forced to fit it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Problems aside though, Dark Chronicle is a truly captivating game. A great story coupled with decent controls, features and more extra bits than anyone could ever think of.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It does its best to dissuade you from playing, looking like it was put together on a budget of about 50p, yet offers one of the most superlative and complete 2D fighting experiences Gamestyle has had the pleasure of playing in recent years.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's difficulty is well-placed, with early scuffles leading to increased mania.
    • 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
    A must have for fans of the series, or lovers of mechs, but a definite avoid for pirates, and people with two fingers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is an excellent fighter that deserves attention.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crackdown is a brilliant starting point to a game; it's a pity that the enjoyment doesn't last too long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An original IP in a genre not associated with consoles during the Christmas rush may not be the best time for its release. Though perhaps it’s managed to carve out a niche and in doing so we’re hopeful this really isn’t the end of this war.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Having experienced Need For Speed and Burnout on numerous occasions, Gamestyle can wholeheartedly confirm that Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the most complete - and satisfying - package to date.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player is a phenomenal first-person shooter, standing firmly shoulder to soldier (sorry) with the best of the genre. However, its sorely under-developed multiplayer aspect has definitely let the side down, like a soldier who's lost his big toe in the war.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is not the throbbing unadulterated solo that Gamestyle had hoped for, yet it remains far from mediocrity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ideal fit for the Vita, the classic arcade styling and gameplay are a joy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strong contender for one of our games of 2007. When you do finally get around to picking up a PlayStation 3, this should be your first online purchase.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best wrestling game we've played in a while. Finally listening to fans complaints with previous offerings; it's good to see the series taking a new approach with less of an emphasis on running around the ring like a madman, and more on planning how to wear down your opponent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, Guitar Hero makes us appreciate rock music more than ever before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent technical fighter, that is welcoming for all.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The definitive version of an all-time classic. There is nothing else that could have been added to make this title feel any more complete or (pardon the pun) ‘Final’.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still it’s a good solid package but don’t be expecting anything too new.
    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The depth of the career- and online play make MTX Mototrax a superior choice. The game has virtually no glitches or flawed design.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Unmechanical Extended is a lovely way to spend a few hours lost in a silent world taxing those brain cells with an adorable main character too.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    With a little practice you can create a decent remix in under half an hour, although an original song will take longer to create. But you won't notice the time because with MMG3 each moment will be a labour of love.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cracking puzzle game, but the lack of level sharing lets it down a little.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may only be fans of the series who will take advantage of everything the game has to offer, but the excellent job Namco have done in bringing Soulcalibur to the PSP is clear for everyone to see.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all the fun the game offers, and it is fun, it is brutally short... Admittedly there are a plethora of options to "unlock", but the game itself is all too brief. There is no versus mode either, something that would have added greatly to the replay value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minor issues and short playtime aside, D4 is well worth a look, and one of the few times the “better with Kinect” slogan is appropriate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It really is a shame that all the improvements are ruined by the online aspect. This may not be a deal-breaker for many people, and the offline multiplayer is as good as previous versions.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall P.N.03 may not offer anything new, but the combination of old values, futuristic looks and game play has made this one of the most satisfying Gamecube releases of late. [Import]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    None of the stress matters in the end, though. All that you care about is getting Baby back to mummy, and the excited grinning and hopping she does after you navigate a tricky segment together is worth every moment of frustration along the journey.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bully's most negative technical aspect is the in-game camera, which lags behind action and just cannot cope with corridors or quick changes of direction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You would be hard-pressed to find a cheaper way to indulge your nostalgic streak, and few people deserve to live their lives without experiencing the giddy thrills on offer here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So if you are looking for a quick alien fix that isn't overly expensive and is a gaming classic then this trilogy is best suited for you. The game would of warranted a higher score if it had not been for the camera issue and slight lack of re-playable time, overall decent game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is nothing to be learned or mastered, other than your own quick reflexes, and while it is unfortunate that so many of the games are too similar and don't offer enough gameplay variety, the actual experience of working through them is both challenging and original, with comedy value and lush visuals to boot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst extremely generic, it offers huge amounts of fun for the first few hours. Get past that however, and you soon realise that beneath the low brow gags and goofy gifts, there’s not a lot left to make it stand out from the crowd.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like an empty warehouse it may be huge and imposing, but once inside your options are limited - and disappointingly so.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who have never experienced the DW series before, this is the perfect place to start, and either find a challenging, delightfully tactical slice of unpretentious fun or unearth a deformed, unlovable, fossilised relic of a bygone age.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are new to the Worms series, or if you have done away with any of your previous generation consoles, then Battlegrounds is a great place to start, or update to. However, if you are still playing older iterations, it doesn’t really offer enough to warrant you moving on.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bomberman Land is a shining light in an otherwise drab wasteland of terrible mini-game collections.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WipEout HD may not make the huge industry-changing impact it once did, but this is the most accessible entry to date (delivery method aside), and easily one of the most impressive technical demonstrations on the PS3.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's admittedly too easy and a little simplistic in structure (albeit with plenty of extras to unlock), it's nevertheless ideal for young ones or anyone looking for an easy-going few hours.

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