PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 842 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 842
842 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only trouble with Borderlands 2, on a critical level, is that it feels less like a true sequel than a Borderlands 1.5, a redux of the original title that lacks in completely new ideas but still clearly has all-around improvements.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing Gravity Rush delivers sensations that I haven't felt in years, and it's truly unrivaled in providing this exact type of fun. Believe the hype. Gravity Rush is a game like no other.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Does an admirable job at upgrading the leading baseball simulator. The new analog control scheme feels natural for hitting, pitching and fielding, while the announcers have a more lifelike flow to their conversations. It seems that only some stiff Road To The Show fielding as well as unreliable online are the only blemishes on an otherwise faultless package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat, mechanics and action are so innovative, and are done so well it's easily one of the best games to grace consoles this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For newcomers, this is a great opportunity to finally play this coveted classic. Bring in the fact the the HD visuals look nothing short of stunning more than a decade after the game’s original release, and you’ll find that Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is yet another reason to keep your PS3 running.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cinematic in name and in nature, OlliOlli 2 nails everything that a sequel should aspire to be: iterating on the core concepts of its predecessor by offering a more refined and enjoyable experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Take everything great from the PS3 release, add characters, levels, and features that were introduced in Joe Danger 2, and you have a game that holds up great even four years after its original release.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Much like the two before it, Delta shows us just how much fun a twin-stick shooter can be. Thanks to the Vita's dual analog sticks, the game can finally be played how it was meant to be, but on the go. With a slick presentation, optional Vita-centered controls, solid frame rate and a booming soundtrack, this is a no-brainer to fans of twin stick shooters, or arcade fans in general.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beyond is not a perfect game. It has control flaws that are glaring and some mundane issues like pop-in that will bother a number of gamers, but if you are looking for something with enough heart and passion to tell a truly great story in a unique and exciting way, Beyond: Two Souls is a must have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    They did a great job at smoothly connecting the gameplay parts of the game to the story parts so it doesn’t seem forced or unrealistic. Velocity 2X is a game that, once you play a bit, guides you into a sort of rhythm. Much like music games, it’s a very seductive effect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It sets the character up for an amazing sequel and improved multiplayer on next-gen platforms. There’s a whole lot of island to cover and tons of killer action on the way. Set-pieces are astounding and really push the player forward with intense visuals.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Luftrausers is candy for your mind and hands. Don’t let any hesitation over its presentation keep you from trying an insanely fun and easily addicting game. If you have the chance to play it; play it. Luftrausers is one of – if not the – best pick up and play titles available.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Titan Souls is a brutally difficult game, it won’t have you giving up right away. Thanks to beautiful visuals and a memorable soundtrack, it is one of those games that will stick with you. If you like a good challenge, then Titan Souls is a must-buy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I was utterly surprised and impressed at how smooth the online matches were, and just how much I enjoyed it overall. For the first of its kind, Burning Skies does a hell of a job replicating the online multiplayer experience found on consoles-complete with lobbies, matchmaking, voice chat via Party, social aspects via Near, and leaderboards.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the retro 2D top-down environments aren’t much different than an old school RPG or adventure game, the visual filters, soundtrack and ultra violence really make you feel less like an adventuring hero and more like you’re slowly becoming a murderer-for-hire with a tenuous grip on sanity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game's accessibility remains a key strength and highlight throughout both sides of the game, enabling both casual fans of squad shooters and more hardcore fans to find something they'll enjoy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Anyone can play it, everyone would find something to enjoy about it, you can play it with a friend, and non-gamers would even enjoy watching you play due to the intermittent documentary clips and the beautiful art style.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    My time as Holmes was extremely exciting, fun, and immersive, and I was impressed with how long it lasted.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is an awesome piece to a whole story that is shaping up to be one of, if not the best, Telltale Games series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    To put it simply, DmC: Devil May Cry breathes new life into Capcom's beloved action franchise and anyone who enjoys this type of game experience would be foolish to pass it up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Visually everything is stimulating, the sounds are present, and you sense the atmosphere of the surrounding the action. NBA 2K14 isn’t ground-breaking, but still a very solid game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aside from the sport theme, the table itself is pretty full-featured, with all the elements you’d expect. Pinball fans will enjoy all the ramps and challenge of playing through five games to “win,” and fans of the sport will certainly enjoy seeing their favorite club in pinball form.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Player detail is also taken to the next level, with renders that make the players easily recognizable not only by looking at their face, but by looking at their animations as well.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I don’t often play a game and immediately go through it again after finishing it, but I did that with Color Guardians. Thanks to its fun and bright graphics, truly difficult levels, and different scoring systems, I found myself playing each level again and again in an effort to get all three stars or get a high score for the leaderboards.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The true vision of the creators has seemingly been realized, in glorious 1080p high definition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether you own the PS3 version or not, if you own a PS Vita, you won't find a better racing title than Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Learning a character's combos and special abilities is complimented by learning their innermost motivations and fears. These are fighters you can care about, and this is a fighting game everyone should play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Destiny is a great prologue, but it is still just a prologue. It’s like telling somebody all about Middle Earth; the races, the lands, the set up for the story, but not telling them of Bilbo’s adventures in The Hobbit or the fellowship’s journey in The Lord of the Rings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Generations will bring you up to speed in a way that won't make you feel in over your head with the immense world of Naruto. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is a fighter that does a bit of double dipping, giving players a satisfying fighter with a moving story of youth and the changes that they can bring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As good as the PS3 version is, it's not as impressive as the Vita version, simply due to the fact that the PS All-Stars on the Vita so closely matches the experience of a home console-something I've never yet seen. It's a technical marvel.