PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 876 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Gran Turismo 5
Lowest review score: 10 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 876
876 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, whereas NBA 2K10 was a moderate update in the series, 2K11 has made a heaping lot of improvements across the board to achieve a much better overall gameplay experience. The presentation is loud, full of energy, extremely realistic, and hardly ever falters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales of Monkey Island brings classic graphical adventure action to a new generation, along with a grand story, funny characters, and great acting to boot.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I dreaded the day that boat began to pull away from the island. I decided my friends could wait. I was still having too much fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers some fantastic game mechanics, a decent story and enough variety to keep you coming back to see it through to the end. Fans of the genre and series should absolutely give this one a try, it may just become the staple title for future puzzle-battle games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LIMBO is stunning.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sound is also well-done, with voiceovers ripped straight from the movies and all the sci-fi sound effects a fan can handle.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The transition to console has been nothing short of impressive, with each game not only looking but playing better than its handheld counterpart. While each game suffers from the static camera issues, and don't do much in the way of innovation, the proven God of War formula shines through with its fluid combat, epic experience that is second to none, and outstanding adaptation of Ancient Greek mythology.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This installment serves as the ultimate throwback for die-hard fans like myself, while still being accessible and interesting enough to lure new gamers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tetris is for gamers young and old, from casual to the most extreme of the hardcore. EA somehow managed to improve on the unimprovable, and they definitely made for that debacle of the mini released in 2009.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Vita version of Spelunky turned out brilliantly and is probably the best port of the game you could pick up, especially if you plan on taking the game out on the road with friends.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale Games has a gem on its hands. If the remaining three episodes of this series are anything like the first two, The Walking Dead may very well go down in history as the greatest adventure game of this generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Chains of Olympus is equivalent to the first God of War game, then Ghost of Sparta is God of War II. Bigger, badder, and beefier in every way than its predecessor, this is a true God of War experience down to the very core, and you can take it anywhere you wish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the highly touted parts of NHL 13 was the boost up in the game's artificial intelligence. AI-controlled skaters now move to more natural positions on the ice, anticipating plays and moving to a spot on the ice that actually makes sense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is the perfect entry for newcomers to the series and also provides plenty of depth and Atelier staples for those series veterans. The improved combat, ease of item crafting, and the relaxed time constraints make for an enjoyable game without making it a snooze fest.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The transition into HD isn't as good as it could have been, but you're still getting three of the best games in the series - of all-time even - on one disc for one low price. If that doesn't make an exclamation point appear above your head, I don't know what will.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is everything the first game was, with improvements that change and evolve the game enough to feel like its own bloodthirsty monster.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Child of Light is a great example of a modern RPG that bridges gaming with other forms of art.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The complete package is a solid piece of work that successfully marries the source material with one of the most beloved game genres out there. Peeling back each layer left me amazed at the scope and depth of the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metal Gear fans should rejoice, as this game could easily become your new favorite MG game if you're not paying attention, because even though it has a few flaws, the game is so good that you'll easily over look them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the game's only con to be the music and a silly tune that plays too often, that's really saying something. Everything else, is nearly flawless.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a bit frustrating to not have the entire series added in, especially Lost Frontier from the PSP, but the set does not lose anything by just having the first three games. Aspects of the series also feel dated, but that is really the only bad thing you can say about this collection, which is a testament to the quality of the original games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gold standard for baseball games and sports games alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat X is the biggest and boldest entry in the series, pushing the boundaries on gruesomeness, offering an abundance of content, game modes and unlockables, and altogether bringing the franchise forward into the current generation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single-player (and co-op) make for a game that can proudly stand next to Uncharted 2 as some of the best the PlayStation 3 has to offer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By making the game world feel alive, and having all the elements of the game underline the true meanings of choice and decision, inFamous 2 is a masterpiece of game design and execution.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At about 14-15 hours in length, it's refreshing to finally play a shooter campaign without feeling short changed at the end.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are not overly familiar with the lore from the books and movies, you may find it difficult to appreciate most of the content available here, but you will still find a fantastically fun fantasy action title with a robust amount of content, with some familiar core gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, Rocket League is one of the best titles on PlayStation 4. It manages to flawlessly blend fast-paced racing with a sport that is familiar to millions. The depth is there to keep players coming back for years to come, and Psyonix has done a masterful job in creating one of the best multiplayer experiences yet.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2011 adds more than enough content to warrant a purchase this year. With so many modes to enjoy and so much content to unlock, WWE fans are going to lose themselves in the game until next year's edition hits.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the remastering could have used a bit more work on some minor levels, The Handsome Collection is a fantastic time capsule with enough polish to let players revisit it again and again for years to come without it ever feeling completely dated.