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
    • 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.
    • 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
    The best skateboarding game available today.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of the few glitches and minor graphic issues, Enslaved is one of those games that is hard to put down once you get captivated by its compelling story and memorable characters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Limited graphical and audio faults aside, altogether, Wolfenstein; The New Order is a very good game — a true gem among shooters in a sickening sea of shooters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yakuza 3 is an astounding success in bringing the Japanese culture over in a great package of emotions and raw combat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It would have been nice to see the team at EA Sports put a bit more time into refining the engine and bringing over a larger bulk of the game modes. It would have also been nice to see the touch screen controls used a bit better, and the back touch pad's sensitivity turned down.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For only $15, Ziggurat is a pretty amazing game. It looks beautiful, offers a great deal of replay value, and features wizards in a badass way.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic addition to the already large level of great RPG's available on the PlayStation Portable. What separates it is the engrossing story, and relatable characters. Throw in ridiculously addicting mechanics and you have yourself a winner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Incredibly shortened loading times when run off the Memory Stick/internal Go memory.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you've already played both Portal games to death and are dying to sink your teeth into another mind-bending puzzler, look no further, for Quantum Conundrum will undoubtedly satiate that craving. Just don't expect it to blow you away like jumping through portals for the first time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a fine wine, LBP3 has aged rather well, though it has picked up a few odd notes along the way. It performs exactly like its predecessor, only improved upon.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A knockout soundtrack, fun combat and interesting characters, along with close to 20-40 hours of game play make this a great pickup for the RPG fan out there.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Unfinished Swan is a storybook, more endearing and entertaining than those old picture books. If you've got a child, or still know how to get ahold of your inner child, there's a lot to love.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My largest disappointment came in how quickly my adventure came to a close, but given the solid overall experience, I am very interested to see where developer Zoink! goes from here.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, the story is predictable and the humor is definitely not for everyone, but when the platforming and puzzle solving is this fun you won't really mind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With amazing ambiance, a slow, high-tension pace, and even a decent use of the DualShock 4 and PlayStation Camera, The Creative Assembly has delivered a gem of a movie-based game, a feat that is seldom seen in this industry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Catherine is a great narrative with a unique blend of puzzle and simulation. It's a shame that the simulation sections didn't play a larger role in the experience, as they feel like the reward for completing the repetitive and frustrating puzzle sequences that make up the bulk of gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The driving mechanics which at first seem like they will be incredibly annoying turn out to be fun and thrilling. The shift ability plays a bigger role in strategy than initially thought and multiplayer contains old-fashioned game modes with a new twist.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trials Fusion is a good game. Great, even. It’s taken what we’ve all come to know and enjoy, and added in quite a few new longevity ingredients to the mix.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it may lack in depth, Prototype 2 makes up for in solid open-world action and fun. It's highly recommended to anyone who feels that open-world games have offered too many constraints and would just like to engage in some havoc. However, the game's lack of variety and repetitive mission structure may not offer other gamers the experience that they're looking for, especially when compared to other games in the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DeathSpank is an absolute blast, a ton of fun to play, and thanks to a well-written script and befitting voice acting, it's comedic gold.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals and sounds of the game make you feel as if you are actually experiencing Hogwarts, granted from a LEGO perspective, but that perspective is an immersive and a fun title regardless of what age you are.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hand of Fate may not be that game that is shoving the visuals and story down your throat, but Defiant Development is allowing my imagination to be a part of their development team in order to help craft my own tales of failure, success, and luck, and that right there is a fantastic hand to me.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Darkness II feels very much like a sequel in transition. Digital Extremes tried to bring back components that made the original Darkness successful, while trying to improve upon the game and add their own voice in as well. The result is a solid success that is fun and very enjoyable, but doesn't improve drastically on the original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It puts players in a position not seen in most games, entirely proactive and in control of the environment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beats its predecessor in every way, delivering top-notch performance and presentation tweaks to bring you what you see on game day every Sunday. Crisp graphics, huge amounts of gameplay options, and a thriving online community are the perfect game-winning play that Madden needs to stay relevant.