PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 699 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 43% 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Gran Turismo 5
Lowest review score: 10 Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 699
699 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A moderately fun action-adventure title that creates an interesting, albeit confusing experience to play through, which just needed a little more polish, spark, and character progression to make it great.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But now, over three years since the release of the original, a lot of the gameplay seems lacking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a mere $10 price tag, 4 Elements HD provides plenty of gameplay, but it's still something I would only recommend to people who are already fans of the genre, and perhaps people looking for another game to utilize their Move controller with.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aterlier Totori is not a game for everyone, as some gamers might find themselves bored with the gather and create formula, but it is still a solid RPG experience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its charming world and creatures will keep most kids entertained, and playing with them as you explore the world can be rewarding. With most puzzles able to be solved in a few minutes' time, Okabu can be repetitive and slightly dull, but if you can get past the slow start there is an enjoyable game to be found here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The difficulty alone is enough to keep you busy for a long time, even despite there being three sectors. But if you're a glutton for punishment, you could give a go at topping the leaderboards. Aside from that and few cheats that let you change the visual filter, there's really not a lot of replay value here.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everybody Dance certainly isn't the greatest dance game on the planet and lacks depth in most of its features, but for the moment it's the best you'll do for a fun dance game on PS3 and makes for a decent party game, so if your looking to get groovy with the Move this is the way to go.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game doesn't come out unscathed, as the long load times kill much of the flow in the game and could leave some of the more impatient kids/families searching for something else to do. This, along with other minor technical issues hamper this game from realizing its full potential.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great little game that can burn up more than a few hours of your time. There is an option for downloadable content from the main game menu, so the developer is thinking ahead. The $9.99 price tag seems a little high due to the short story, but if future DLC were to be free, or minimally priced, the price would fit better.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, the game is too short, even for a minigame, but each minigame is rather enjoyable – especially for younger children.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those wanting a group experience on par with the console versions of the same game might be disappointed in its less-accessible multiplayer and being limited to two people, in addition to the logistical problems presented by the touch screen-based play style. On the other hand, Jackson fans who don't mind the experience now becoming mostly single-player and involving no dancing on their part will find a fun, entertaining rhythm game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it does seem that Gameloft might have rushed the title a little to hit the PS Vita launch, it's still a well designed game with plenty of content to keep you busy for quite a while.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The second downfall, and possibly a deal breaker for some sim fans, are the graphics. From a distance the game looks great, but up close and personal it loses the detail and sharpness that you would expect on the 5 inch OLED screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Makes some great improvements over the first and is by far the better game, but not as much better as we would hope. The gameplay takes a huge step forward to provide the fun, albeit easy, combat that the first game lacked. However, the story takes a huge step back, making even the game of golf seem interesting, which becomes even more frustrating with the quick and small dungeons that push you quickly back to the story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay is far too simplistic for older gamers who will have the game deconstructed to the bare basics in a matter of hours. In other words, easy to learn and easy to master results in a mildly repetitive game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In a weird way, Mad Riders is a game that seems to have too many different race types. The fact is that the game seems to be at its best when the event is just a simple race.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    After playing Transformers: Fall of Cybertron only one word comes to mind: functional. It's sad that a game with as many narrative hooks and the look of the generation one Transformers is so prone to technical issues and some bizarre design choices.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you've got a hankering for scantily dressed girl fighting muscle-loaded men, you'll probably be ready to pick up your preorder, but the rest of us have better things to do with our time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It still doesn't come together cohesively, and ends being a disjointed mess. There's almost too much content, diluting the shining moments that make Resident Evil 6 special.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Little King's Story was a unique and interesting Wii game, and New Little King's Story does well overall in delivering that experience on a portable system. While an okay follow-up to that game, there's something about the magic of the first one that has worn off a little bit this time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of mystery games, and a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you'll enjoy this title. If you are looking for a fast paced, action style game, look elsewhere.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fight for Fortune isn't broken, despite the odd decision to let another game's completion percentage determine your power. As a portable game, it lends itself well to the Vita's on-and-off capability. Still, if you don't like card-battling games, you won't enjoy a second of this, because that's all it is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some truly fantastic ideas that are here, but the whole thing feels like it should have spent much more time in the design phase. The game’s dearth of compelling content makes the experience a chore, and it’s hard to empathize with any of the characters in any meaningful way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though I didn’t think Nun Attack was good, it is only $3 and you receive roughly four hours of playtime. If you want a game like this where you’ll boot it up for just a few minutes each day, I’d say it is worth the money and you should buy it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Provided you haven’t driven yourself mad with the many touch slashing games already available on a multitude of touchscreen devices, Draw Slasher is a serviceable game to help you spend a few hours killing enemies with your fingers. Like I said though, you should wait for a sale because it isn’t anything you have to play right away.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quell: Memento is nice and a good way to kill a couple afternoons or trips around town.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Putting aside the quirky and cute foreign styling and the heavy framerate dips, the gameplay is solid, if for nothing else but a “turn off your brain” kind of arcade fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Bureau is a decent game that fails to bring anything new to gamers’ tables. With a period alien invasion having been done before in titles like Resistance, gameplay mechanics ripped straight from Mass Effect, and XCOM elements wrangled together, The Bureau feels like an unpolished conglomeration of games that have come before it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Knack is technically impressive with its utilization of extreme particle physics and bringing to life what could have easily been a Dreamworks animated film, but the gameplay does little to really satisfy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is an above average title for what Strider does do – provide action and wall climbing.