PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 847 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 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 Prison Break: The Conspiracy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 847
847 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The first game is absurdly weak and offers little more than a look into the world before it ends abruptly after five hours.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Secret Ponchos is a refined, intricate twin-stick shooter rooted in the Old West that, for those who enjoy simple, yet tactical, online battles, will stand on its own for a time to come.
    • 61 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game is a great fit for younger children who might not be ready to navigate the open-world Gotham, or for gamers who would like a LEGO Batman 2 fix on the go and are open to its more condensed offerings. However, gamers looking for a game that offers everything that the home console version does and nothing else should pick up that version, as LEGO Batman 2 Vita won't quite be what they're looking for.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you have the $5 to spend and want a minimalist RTS that does have its good moments, you should buy it. Just be prepared to watch some very slow pong paddles walk around when you wish they would go much faster.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    At its core, Thieves in Time is an average platformer that has some pretty art and that Sly Cooper charm. Fans of the franchise will love it because it’s more Sly, but those looking for something that goes above and beyond will likely be left feeling a bit disappointed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Payday 2 is not a game for people looking for something without flaws, as it currently rests, it is only a shell of the potential it holds.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For me, I started to get bored with Coconut Dodge: Revitalised after about an hour, mostly because the early stages are really boring. I then took a break and came back to it a couple hours later, getting further than I ever had before, enjoying myself as the difficulty ramped up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the series or you want to spend time running around stabbing people, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation will suffice, but because it tries so hard to be like a console title, its failure to match the level of depth, breadth or enjoyment you'd expect is all the more heartbreaking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    You can play it on both the PS3 and Vita but I found it a bit better suited for the on-the-go style of the Vita.
    • 64 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game is $10, or $13 if you get it bundled with the DLC, and it can be completed in only an hour or so without giving you a reason to go back to it. At the same time, the gameplay is frantic and fast-paced, and it can a lot of fun to shoot down hordes of alien spaceships.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A good tactical RPG that never gives you a wow factor but stays solid throughout.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As copies of the modern versions can be picked up for a comparably low cost, with a still existent online community, I cannot recommend this to anyone but an old school fan looking to revisit some memories.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you can get through the glitches and barebones plot, there is a good game to be played. I had fun with Blackgate. I will be playing through it again because this is the style of game I really like. It certainly could have been better, but Blackgate is still an above average experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re a diehard for fishing games, I suppose this one is fine. It doesn’t have any magical qualities that will lure non-genre fans to the party, though. That’s okay too, I suppose.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A game that starts you out with a bang from the very first menu, but starts to fade down the stretch. The bland environments, serious lack of depth in the enemy department, and the repetitive nature of the combat don't do it any favors either.
    • 64 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Both games have been ported nicely, with a few new features that weren't there originally.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The questing formula is pretty basic and repetitive, with the other two unlockable modes providing little relief. It is a game that doesn’t keep you engaged for long, but while it does have you there, it provides good entertainment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5 – 7 won't surprise you. It won't wow you with amazing graphics, or incredible sound, or a gripping storyline. It will, however, entertain and charm you if you are a fan of the Harry Potter franchise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With its poor character AI, bland environments, and underwhelming visuals, actually fighting in Empires gets repetitive and old pretty quickly.