PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,292 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Assassin's Creed Unity
Lowest review score: 10 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1292 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the limited number of courses to play on and the limited number of golfers to choose from, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is still worth buying. Each course is visually breathtaking, and the various gameplay styles and game modes allow for completely different game experiences each time you play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes solid gameplay and pairs it with a hilarious story. Shadows of the Damned varies the gameplay enough to keep you engaged, and the story will have you craving for the next witticism from Johnson. Poor enemy and boss design is the only thing holding this game back from being a hit.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between the different characters, morbid and disturbing story, and intense, action-packed gameplay, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is definitely a game all PS4 and PS Vita owners should have.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More twitch-based platformer than out-and-out puzzler, Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones iterates on the core philosophy of its predecessor with aplomb, delivering a wonderfully addictive experience that will have you cursing at the television and jumping for joy in equal measure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Actual Sunlight is an insightful look at how some people deal with depression, and the struggles of everyday life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WWE '12 is one of the best wrestling games made, period. Each year THQ tops the previous performance – but this year they've really improved the creation and storyline elements to where the rebranding of the game feels appropriate. The game isn't without missteps, however.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like those fantastical and ridiculous movies and novels, it demonstrates an ability to rise above its base, absurd concepts and weaves several stories that last. It’s much more than it seems, and begs for you to play it and discover its depth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, this is hands-down one of the best Spider-Man games ever released.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mediocre campaign is rather disappointing, and is easily the game's biggest drawback – the real value here is in the competitive multiplayer modes. There's plenty of great online competitive shooters out there, but few encourage friends to work together as a team with such refined gameplay, where vast terrains, powerful vehicles, and high-tech gadgets provide such a bevy of tactics and options to be utilized to conquer the enemy as Battlefield 3 does.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main problem I see with Injustice, is that it lacks enough differences from Mortal Kombat to truly feel like a unique game, and is instead most of what made the Mortal Kombat reboot shine, packed into a DC Universe wrapper.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of fellow Vita visual novels like Zero Escape and Danganronpa should make this a priority.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A safe entry in the franchise...Still, with solid combat, a very fun grappling hook gun, a wonderful recreation of Victorian-era London, and a pure focus on the single-player campaign, Assassin’s Creed has returned to its roots, and hopefully this has set the stage for something epic as the series used to be known for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game does manage to immerse players in Rain‘s world and the sound team in particular has done a fantastic job. The results of their work will likely draw an emotional response from Rain‘s intended audience. For people looking to play a game, this is not Rain’s foremost concern. For people looking to experience a narrative, Rain is for you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just Dance is a guilty pleasure that few want to admit they are playing, but that everyone is having fun with, so give in to your heart’s desires and just… dance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SOE has created a huge amount of combinations for characters, and at the current time, with the rapid levelling you could have three or four characters and your main at 30 with a huge variety of powers and weapons at your disposal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a great musical score and just the right level of cute without being annoying, Battle Princess of Arcadias is a game worth checking out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a $10 PSN game, Retro/Grade offers a unique, albeit short, experience that you won't find anywhere else.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's fun, it's got appeal to comic book fans, it's got appeal to game fans far beyond the limits of Street Fighter, the online play is well put together, and the game constantly looks and sounds great.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of aesthetic beauty and environmental manipulation make for a relaxing and pleasing game that also manages to keep you on your toes, thanks to the chain reactions that may be caused by subtle changes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The production value, storyline, and other aspects are worthy to stand aside any of the top games of this generation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, this review isn’t for the full combo with Gat, and by itself, Saints Row IV Re-Elected doesn’t fully justify its campaigning for another term. If it’s your first time in office, however, then this is a great opportunity to jump in and take part in what is a pretty awesome open world super-powered (anti)hero game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is an entertaining blend of genres that breathes a palpable life into bullet hell games, taking them from a niche variety to one more accessible for casual players.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its quest structure makes it perfectly suited for a portable, yet its addictive nature will have a lot of players never wanting to put it down.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun trip down memory lane. A bloody, violent, slick memory lane. While the game is showing its age even (or perhaps especially) when upscaled to 4K resolution, the fun of the original shines through. The addition of more challenges will bring back vets of the original, and multiplayer might even be worth another trip. Fans of the original should consider picking this up, while those who skipped the original should give it a go as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just as I felt after playing Life is Strange: Episode 1, I left the second episode wanting to dive right into the next chapter. Despite some completely out of place and unrealistic reactions to things, many of the characters still had that indie movie charm and relatability about them.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Next Order, much like other games in the Digimon World series, is unabashedly complex. In spite of its dated looks and seemingly un-involved combat system, the game’s multitude of mechanics and systems definitely give the game a depth that isn’t instantly obvious on the surface.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cross-play functionality save sharing is top notch, but a lack of online multiplayer is a shame. MotorStorm RC is easily one of the Vita's best budget games, as well as top title for the PS3.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A terrific game. While not much has changed between this game and the first, that's not necessarily a bad thing. The storyline is more engrossing than ever, and players will always be compelled to push on… for humanities sake, and for the one individual with whom you start to develop a relationship with.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From out of nowhere, Game Freak has surprised everyone with a fun platformer that is not only inspired from the classics such as Sonic, Mario, Yoshi, and more, but manages to combine them in new and refreshing ways.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game that completely took me by surprise. It is strategic, intelligent, and offers players hours and hours of sneaky gameplay.