PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 738 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 PixelJunk Shooter 2
Lowest review score: 10 Prison Break: The Conspiracy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 738
738 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2048 is one of the best launch games on the Vita, and easily the best racer, speeding past Ridge Racer and Asphalt Injection. Compared to other WipEouts, the new edition doesn't bring that much new to the table, despite being a reboot of sorts, but it doesn't need to – it's a refinement of the series that takes most of the best parts of the franchise and packs it into a powerful handheld title.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I ended up liking Escape Plan more than most of the retail titles available at the PlayStation Vita's launch, and if you're looking to load up on games while stretching your buck, you can't go wrong with Escape Plan. I only wish it were a little longer for the price.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the "Extend" in the title refers to its additional character and lengthened story, it's also an accurate description of the way play sessions can last much longer than expected - joyfully so.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a deep game by any stretch of the imagination, but if you're looking for some classic platforming fun, with an out-of-this-world twist and dirt cheap price tag, then Mutant Blobs Attack hits the sweet spot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great pool sim and game all-around, with more modes than you can shake a pool cue at. The supreme amounts of polish the game and the menu have make it a nearly flawless experience. Throw in online and even Cross-Platform Play, and Hustle Kings is a seriously packed game for the price.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX
    With an impressive set of levels based on real-world topographical data provided by NASA, hundreds of connected events to conquer, and the always-on RiderNet to tie scores together, there is a ton of content in SSX. More importantly than that, controls are tight and incredible combos can be linked together by all the seasoned players out there.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, there are a few flaws that will make some players hesitant to pick this up, but, for $14.99, Skullgirls is as complete as any retail fighting game package. So if you have some friends to play with locally or a decent internet connection, Skullgirls is definitely worth a look.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not groundbreaking on a technical level, the game's visuals are the best we've seen from this studio. Every locale feels authentic and lived in, making the experience, although incredibly linear, still feel organic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the incredible amount of fun and content to be had within Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 outweighs a lot of this package's negatives. But the lack of Peace Walker is such a glaring omission, it really cannot be dismissed all that easily.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the moment I turned it on, it took me by surprise. The setting of a once luxurious, sand-covered Dubai is a true stroke of genius, and makes for both gameplay and story situations that are a cut above the norm-especially when it comes to cookie-cutter military shooters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is a huge time sink in terms of exploration and leveling, making it a perfect way to while away the summer doldrums.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With two controllers, you're getting the best PlayStation Move title available.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Orgarhythm does a great job of blending two genres together in a perfect celebration of music and strategy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LBP Karting certainly lacks progression for the franchise. LBP2 opened the world of video game development to anyone and everyone, but Karting doesn't allow for the same type of variation in gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfectly executed, but it comes damn close.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tribute to the PlayStation fans that have supported the brand over the years, and whom have been eagerly awaiting a game like this since the advent of Smash Bros. SuperBot has delivered a game that embodies everything these iconic PlayStation franchises and characters offer, and it will surely make PlayStation fans proud.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very short list of flaws are barely able to tarnish what amounts to a hidden gem among a busy holiday retail season filled with blockbuster AAA titles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leave the inner critic at the door and dive into Anarchy Reigns without cynicism. Anyone hoping to do some soul-searching will be sour by the end, but if you've got a need for anarchy SEGA and Platinum have this dish piping hot. Anarchy Reigns is violent, vulgar, and a confusingly hilarious, all within a tight budget.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those willing to endure a sharp learning curve are treated to the reward of feeling like a virtual golf pro. This year doesn’t bring the revamped title that the series is craving, but for now it’s enough to offer the most realistic golf experience on the market.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks and sounds incredible on the smaller platform, and that’s not just a testament to the handheld’s power, but also a testament to Team Ninja’s ability to create a quality title.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thomas Was Alone might not be a flashy, adrenaline pumping action-fest, but it is everything that I love about quirky PSN games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I would never recommend it to a casual player; but to everyone else searching for a challenging single player first-person game—Metro: Last Light is what you have been waiting for.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the variety of game modes, tournaments and unlockables, the novelty of the title sticks around for longer than one would expect. In my opinion, Pool Nation is well worth the price of entry and perhaps the best pool sim on the PS3.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of Vanillaware’s games, this is a no-brainer. Muramasa Rebirth is the more complete version of its Wii predecessor. With an amazing art style, fast action, and even some humor, sidescroller fighting game fans will find a lot to like here. This is one of the Vita’s prettiest games, and is fun to boot!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is definitely worth the money, and if you’re looking for a really good puzzle game, or just a really good game in general that will test your mind, Stealth Inc is something you should buy.