PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 647 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% 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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 647
647 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    God of War III left so little left unexplored, so few Mythological figures left unchallenged, so instead Sony Santa Monica broke new ground with a multiplayer offering that lives up to the franchise’s staple combat and brutality, while perfectly complimenting it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I still had fun in those first couple hours, and a 4 hour campaign isn’t a terrible thing in and of itself (Journey was 3 hours), but just as I got into a groove with Guacamelee! and was having an absolute blast, it ended and left me thinking that there should have been one more world, hopefully something we see in DLC form (hint, hint DrinkBox!).
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, NCAA Football 14 delivers in pretty much every way imaginable, with a few issues that arise from the Infinity Engine 2 and some issues with the no huddle offense. The improvements that it brings with this year’s installment are what fans have been asking for.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 25 is the epitome of what makes Madden great. It’s a refined experience, slightly improved in every way—just as it is each year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Visually, the game looks stellar on the PlayStation 3, with enemies and effects all popping extremely brightly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It brings a level of child-like enthusiasm and joy to each level and character that just can’t be passed up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fantastic fun. Brawlers tend to be easy to get into but there were times I sincerely had trouble putting down the controller.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Rivals is clearly ready for the next generation of gaming, and so are we.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The improved graphics, gameplay, physics, and atmosphere make it one of the best Madden titles to date.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The games translate very well to modern times and are worth every penny spent to add them to your library, with at least 40 hours of gameplay in the first one alone. Oh, did I mention that they also have trophy support?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is a magical recipe of pain and frustration that seeks to make you a better player by the end, simply breaking you down step by step, until you feel like you have personally leveled up more than your digital avatar, and that is something not a lot of games can do.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you haven’t had a chance to experience what the Soul Sacrifice series has to offer, and are looking for an incredibly fun and robust game that is designed to be played in short bursts, then Delta is definitely the one that you should check out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "In Harm's Way" doesn't find the same balance of exploration and linearity that mark the very best Telltale episodes, but The Walking Dead's story and protagonists have scarcely been better executed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story, characters and combat are all some of the best in the series and help invigorate the gameplay which the game depends so much on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the core gameplay isn’t perfect, the scale and grand design of the title prove to be a huge success.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While playing this game, I got a wave of nostalgia from my early SOCOM days on the PlayStation 2, and this was a good sign – if the servers stay loaded with a good chunk of players, this will be played for a while to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blur is one robust package brimming with good times to be had. While the power ups are nothing new to racing fans, the way the cars react to being damaged by each adds a unique touch to the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best skateboarding game available today.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Split/Second puts players right in that sweet spot between a kart racer and a racing game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don’t already own FIFA 10, 2010 FIFA World Cup should help you ease into the World Cup spirits and is a must-buy for any sport fan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is incredibly fun, and matches will be different with each replay, even if you are playing against the computer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Sports has, yet again, created the most true-to-life golf experience you can get without actually swinging a club. Though, when the PlayStation Move releases later this Fall, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will support the motion-controller, which will have you actually swinging your way to a hole-in-one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlazBlue Portable has made the transition from the PS3 to the PlayStation Portable exceedingly well, replicating every fun and addictive element from the console version and adding to it with new content. Visually, the game delivers, with a perfected art-design, along with the phenomenal sound effects. BlazBlue Portable delivers in every element imaginable, and can be enjoyed anywhere on the go.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tecmo Bowl Throwback manages to achieve what it set out to do, delivering a nostalgic trip down memory lane, while adding a fresh lick of paint and an online multiplayer.