PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 679 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Killzone 3
Lowest review score: 10 Z-Run
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 679
679 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re willing to brave the wonky controls, bland looks, repetitive sounds and wholly uninspiring story, there’s a content-rich base-level appeal to Earth Defense Force 2025 that will draw you in.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The stealth sequences are so bad I could nearly throw out the entire experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Deception IV: Blood Ties is one of those games that wants you to spend a fair amount of time setting up traps, but then gives you ever chance to skip all that and easily defeat each level with minimal investment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Causal racing fans looking to simply mess around with their dream cars will find more tension here than it is really worth to get what you want out of the game. But, hardcore racing fans who have no concept of repetition being a bad thing, will find the game’s 22 different locations and five very diverse race types an interesting departure from the status quo.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn feels like it could do with some fresh mechanics, and maybe a jump to next gen could offer the capabilities needed to improve it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good yet unspectacular game. There is a lot of content here between the story and coliseum mode, with a good 30+ hours of things to keep you busy. Yet, the content isn’t overly impressive and things like bug catching, fishing, and farming just feel forced and not fully thought out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The shocking moments, choices, and deaths that occur are some of the best in the series and we see a glimpse of a stronger Clementine, yet somehow it all seems contrived.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I enjoyed the idea of Surgeon Simulator, but the difficulty made the game futile more than entertaining.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The lack of depth and overall variety and longevity make Little Deviants feel more like a $9.99 PSN title over a retail title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Sorcery is like baking a cake, but with only a teaspoon of sugar, one egg, a pinch of flour, and a tablespoon of baking powder; all of the ingredients are there, but there's not enough of each ingredient to make the magical game that PlayStation Move owners have been looking for.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, everything that could be used to make Inversion a unique and standout game - if not a sleeper hit - has such a small presence in the game that it just feels like a squad shooter with decent mechanics and some different ideas.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There isn't enough variety between modes, and even though the games are indeed quite fun, the brevity of them and how quickly they begin to repeat leaves Lights, Camera, Party! feeling like there is a distinct lack of content.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Beneath the awkward plotline and the average gameplay, you can see the game that it was meant to be, and that is the saddest story of all.