PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,067 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Fight Night Champion
Lowest review score: 10 R.I.P.D. The Game
Score distribution:
1067 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-made JRPG that never strays too far from its series roots.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ys: The Oath in Felghana is one of those games that fits perfectly on to a handheld system. Its balls to the wall game combat is wonderfully complimented with a simple item and upgrade system. Running in unison with the game is a great soundtrack and a minimalistic story, which in this case is not a bad thing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sword Art Online: Lost Song’s story is probably not going to win over non-adherents of the popular anime franchise, but thankfully it’s not required to enjoy the rest of what’s on offer: a fun, lighthearted and breezy run through well-worn action-RPG territory.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the online is a ton of fun especially playing as the creatures it is a real shame they couldn't of added more. You should be able to get a few hours of fun, but this looks to fade out pretty quickly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When I sat down to write, I was prepared to be more positive about SOCOM 4. Multiplayer and co-op make for a ton of fun and the game is built solid from the ground up, but don't waste your money if you only plan on playing SOCOM 4's single-player campaign.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re playing it for the first time, this is as good a version as any to get a taste of the excellent blend of turn-based strategy and real-time action that made the game such a hit on PS3; if you’re a returning fan, on the other hand, you might be slightly disappointed to learn that this “remastering” doesn’t look much different from the original version (or offer any new content, for that matter).
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Last Tinker: City of Colors if a throw back game that provides gamers with a simple approach to fun and it works.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For anyone who has played through all of Season 1 and can’t wait for Season 2, this does have its moments and immerses you back into the world you helped shape last year, even if it is just for an hour.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The asking price is a bit steep, all things considered, but the addition of cross-play makes this title a little easier to swallow for those who like that sort of accessibility.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I wouldn’t say that you should go out and buy The Golf Club: Collector’s Edition simply for these new additions, but I do recommend the game if you think creating beautiful golf courses is your cup of tea.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those looking for a more 'blockbuster' feel to their FPS, they might want to look elsewhere. Although the game is 'grounded in reality', it still has it's fun and offers a good variety of gameplay moments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this may be the best iteration of the series in some time, it's mostly just a ton of potential that ultimately lets you down. Pitching is great, but batting needs some practice. Fielding is frustrating, and even more so when you take the game online. Audio work is incredible, but not reactive enough nor as customizable as in The Show.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My largest disappointment came in how quickly my adventure came to a close, but given the solid overall experience, I am very interested to see where developer Zoink! goes from here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, NBA Jam is a solid reboot that does a good job of keeping to the franchise's roots, while adding a few new game modes to the table.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The easy move set, complemented by the addition of a dodge roll; combined with the Action RPG elements and encased by really good local and online ease of entry make for a truly fun title to keep any player busy for at least an afternoon.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Incredibly shortened loading times when run off the Memory Stick/internal Go memory.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good game for kids, since its never very challenging or frustrating, and it makes for simple platforming fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game offers stress-free, relaxing gameplay that allows its users to be as creative as they'd like to be. Although PixelJunk 4am may have a lack of traditional game elements, that same lack of traditional game elements is what makes it great and one of the most fascinating and intuitive experiences available for PlayStation Move.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bedlam is undeniably an enjoyable kick for those who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, surely drawing from personal experiences with the games it’s emulating. The eccentricities found in Brookmyre’s writing may work to alienate those merely passing through, but for those drawn in by the familiarity of its charming block graphics it’ll simply be an added bonus.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of any online component does put a damper on this game, but still shouldn't turn you away. This may not be for everyone, but if you like to throw darts with friends on the weekend, this will be a nice bonus for the living room.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Alpha Protocol does have its flaws in almost every corner, with its frustrating mini-games to the way the game handles combat as well as pretty poor AI. However, this game is a fresh take and face on a new franchise which includes an involving storyline paired with a new twist on character interaction making Alpha Protocol a fairly enjoyable game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's nothing revolutionary, Aqua Panic! is a challenging, fun puzzler with aspects that can certainly be described as addicting and infuriating at the same time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is great and the unique Pawn system makes you feel like you're playing with others even though it's a single player experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Modern Combat: Domination is a valiant attempt at trying to go head to head with shooter genre giants such as Call of Duty and Battlefield and is, to some extent, successful, but overall the title fails to bring anything new to the table, or build upon other titles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've traveled this path before, the only new things that are really offered are trophies and the option to enable 3D if you've got the hardware. However, if you haven't had the chance to experience the lore of Sam Fisher (and you're not an inverted player), the Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD has the potential to offer you a unique and memorable journey.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strategy gamers rejoice! There is finally a game worthy of your time on the PlayStation 4.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For fans of the first game, and fans of JRPGs structure, White Knight Chronicles II is an engrossing trek through a large, beautifully rendered world. It's a game that provides a large foundation of content to explore, which is only prohibited by its average gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The appeal might not last forever due to a lack of content and depth, especially in the game’s story mode, which doesn’t fully explore all the great wacky ideas it seems to have. Even so, this is a standout indie that will bring a lot of people back to the couch — both the literal one and the figurative one of their past.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What holds the game back from being a truly stellar title is its dreadful combat system, as well as its lack of originality.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technical issues and some repetitiveness keep it from being labeled as great.