PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 753 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 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 10 Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 753
753 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A description of the gameplay, the setting, and the story all seem great in theory, but my short time with Contrast left me with more disappointment than satisfaction, particularly on the gameplay side of things.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A perfect example of a game that is only as good as what you are willing to invest into it. If you have never really understood the need to do a speedrun or care very little about perfecting lines, chances are you will tire of its repetitive nature long before you reach the end. But, if you do enjoy learning maps and running along generally linear paths against the clock, you will find it here in spades and with enough style to possibly make it worth the $9.99 investment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While it started out as a great experience, sadly, much like the floppy tentacles of Octodad, Dadliest Catch couldn’t hold itself up and began to flail wildly all over the place. The hilarity and novelty wear thin quickly and there was too often that my tentacles became glitched inside of random objects or the environment itself.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The focus on setting up Watch Dogs as a new franchise will pay off in the years to come, but it does come at the main game’s expense.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Yes, the touch controls aren’t a superior substitute for a mouse and can occasionally find themselves frustrating, and the menu being overlaid as a thought bubble causes way more problems than a simple toolbar, but I promise, you can work your way through it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Crimsonland is a fun game to sit down with two or more players while trying to compete for a spot on the leaderboards, but it ultimately feels more like a distraction itself, than a twin-stick murderfest without distractions.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sacred 3 is by no means a bad game. It’s just not a particularly great game, either. With a linear storyline, no traditional Overworld, and repetitive combat that is too easy to master, there is not much of a challenge to be found here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The campaign is quite lengthy, there is a ton of story to read through, and there’s even essentially choose-your-own-adventure stories inside other characters’ minds. However, the story is very quirky, and although developer Gust attempted to go deeper in characterization, a lot of the drama that unfolds feels at about the high school level.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A wildly difficult and repetitive game. It manages to stay fairly interesting by allowing players to change songs and unlock new gameplay modes and skins, but in the end players end up repeating the same levels over and over again with no variation in them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Chariot is a great addition to my co-op game library, but alone it becomes tiresome.The physics are really new and figuring out the puzzles is entertaining.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It was a decent entry into the catalog of games for the series and ties itself to the other titles wonderfully, but short of being a bookmark between two landmark titles, Rogue simply doesn’t bring anything new in terms of gameplay.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s serviceable. Both in that it’s fan service, and that it’s a game that can only be described as workable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is a cheap game that will entertain those who play it as long as they maintain the right mindset.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If Saints Row‘s meta humor can get you through collecting your hundredth orb or doing the same type of mission on repeat, you may want to check out GOH. But, if not, I’d recommend staying away from this one, as it burns itself out a bit too quick.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    AvP far outstrips the movies of the same name, but is no where near the landmark experience that the original game was.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid, above-average RPG. It does little new and doesn't advance the RPG genre any, yet is still good enough and would be a steal with a lower price.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the battle system receives two thumbs up for trying, the rest of the game receives a thumbs down. The steep difficulty might turn off casual RPG fans, though hardcore RPG fans will enjoy the challenge.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rather than a true piece of DLC, The Taxidermist feels more like a deleted scene from the game–something that the developers began to work on, but, for some reason or another, never quite finished.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At $4.99 the game is at the top end of the minis price range, making it rather costly for a game that is basically just a rudimentary time management game. Supermarket Mania can provide hours of enjoyment for fans of management sims, but it does little to provide anything new or unique, and fails to expand upon the genre.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days suffers from many issues. Everything from choppy gameplay to bland character design plague what could have been a semi-decent title. Simply put, these are definitely dog days for Kane & Lynch and after this sequel, let's hope they stay dead men.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you think you have what it takes to be the next "Top Gun," you can take to the skies for $15 on the PlayStation Store. However, if you decide not to take the gamble on this game, perhaps a video rental of that classic movie will give a much better feel for the real "Maverick."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With 20 levels of increasing difficulty it does have a good bit of replay, but it is a shame that all the levels are identical.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall Earthworm Jim HD suffers from many poor design choice which really puts forth that this it is a remake of an older game. From the lack of weapon choices to the frustrating level design it has a hard time competing with today's games. All that being said it still has its fun parts and the multiplayer is excellent with friends.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Warriors of Rock is in no way a broken game – there is just nothing very compelling or ground-breaking brought to the stage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sure, it's not as refined as its competitors, but WRC delivers a solid rally experience, particularly for hardcore fans. But the sub-standard visuals detract from the otherwise entertaining racing experience and the lackluster presentation doesn't the help the game in any way.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Front Mission Evolved is a bold risk, a gamble, and a new direction for the series. Unfortunately the negatives outweigh the positives making a purchase a tough decision when games are expensive.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blood Stone is an enjoyable game if you can see through the bland driving action, forgettable story and the shoehorned multiplayer mode, but at the end of the day this ambitious game has a lot of unfulfilled potential that could further add onto the promise that this series has going for itself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Time Crisis: Razing Storm might not be the blockbuster shooter title that the PlayStation Move is waiting for, but if you're looking for a fun arcade shooter to play with a friend, this might be your cup of tea.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Apache Air Assault offers players enough content across its 16 levels of multiple stages to warrant a purchase. However, because of the lacking variety in the missions and the all too quick repetitive nature of title, many gamers may find themselves growing tired of flying the Apache's before they have even managed to get past the learning curve.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can see through the repetitive, sometimes frustrating gameplay, then you may get your fix here.