PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 661 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% 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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 661
661 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 57 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a top-down car combat racer with a ton of content for a relatively low cost this could be a title to check out, but if you are looking for a well polished game that does not need a number of hours to crack the surface, you should probably pass.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Hidden underneath all the issues with Poker Night 2, there’s an enjoyable game. If Telltale manages to patch Poker Night 2 on the PS3 to a level where it runs smoothly, you should buy it, especially if you’re a fan of the characters features in the game. Since we aren’t at that point yet, hold on to your money.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Deadpool is a weekend rental for sure, or pick it up on sale; just don’t rush to buy it at full price.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Rainbow Moon is not a bad game, but the removal of some systems and the polishing of others would make is stand more than “the game with a ton of stuff to do.”
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A cute indie game that has its moments of brilliance, that are sadly overshadowed by rather boring gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Thief may be a throwback to the early days of stealth games, but this reboot really feels aged and dated. While there is some fun to be had, you will have to sift through a mess of problems to find it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    My advice for you is to beat the game simply to unlock Z mode. It’s a worthy pursuit. After that, shun the campaign.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There’s a small shimmer of something fun and interesting under the 13 years of rust that coats Cel Damage HD.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The story aspect feels a little bit forced and awkward and level selection is limited, but if you are absolutely dying for a match three game on your Vita and/or PS4, Sparkle 2 is an ok experience that feels just like the match three titles of yesteryear that gave me some fun for a few hours, and yet is not enough to draw me back in to my old habits.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Sure, there are graphical issues, slowdown, and the game is rather easy in areas where it should provide more challenge. However, the story is goofy enough for some laughs, the ability to switch between 4 weapons in battle is fun, and despite its repetitive nature, the combat does enough to keep you interested.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Mugen Souls Z feels like more of its predecessor, with the same plodding story pace, whiny, forgettable cast, and fill-in-the-action cutscenes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Mind Zero has the makings of what could be a decent dungeon crawler while tripping all over tropes that could be avoided. Poor graphics aside, story segments get boring while watching text boxes spew pointless dialogue, and the dungeon crawling and battling is the only actual bit of gameplay that there is.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Murdered: Soul Suspect is a really great idea for a game. It could have been really high quality all around, but maybe certain things were overlooked while focusing on the story rather than getting feedback about gameplay during development.