PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 608 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 10 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 608
608 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This newest addition is easily a must buy for anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption. There is tons of fun to be had if you're just "dying" to purge the world of evil or if you're looking to get the best bang for your buck.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though there are some inconsistencies with the single-player elements, the overall scope of the Black Ops package overwhelmingly puts this game into the category of a must buy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Criterion Games has done with Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is develop the best entry in the series in the last 5 years of release.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For pinball fans, this is a must-buy. The tables are extremely detailed, the framerate rarely falters, the tables and missions are challenging, and tilting with the SIXAXIS/DualShock 3 controller is more rewarding than just using a stick.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a price of only $5.99, Soldner-X 2: The Last Chapter is hands down one of the best DLC offerings on the PSN, and is easily worth the price of admission.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It puts players in a position not seen in most games, entirely proactive and in control of the environment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With comparison with other DLC in the same price range, it's very difficult to find a better package, and definitely a worthwhile addition to the BFBC2 roster.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The minigame collection is really only a diversion, but is a nice bonus for those that own a Move controller.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, if you have picked up Angry Birds on your mobile device, the PS3/PSP version does not offer anything new. Regardless of what system you play Angry Birds on, it is proof that simple, puzzle games can have AAA gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combine the depth of gameplay that will be examined for years, the gorgeous attention to character animation, and the inclusion of Simple Mode, and you have a game that's easy to recommend for anyone with a PlayStation 3.
    • 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.
    • 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
    This installment serves as the ultimate throwback for die-hard fans like myself, while still being accessible and interesting enough to lure new gamers.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between the marvellous story, perfect pacing, evolving/subtle soundtrack, challenging but not frustrating puzzles, and one of the absolute best ending sequences the likes of which may never be seen again, there is literally nothing to complain about this game.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    L.A. Noire combines the best of action games, the best of adventure games, the best of cinema, and the best facial animation in video games to create an experience unlike any other.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LIMBO is stunning.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is really the pinnacle of a customizable shooter. Every level has multiple paths that you can take, each tailored to a specific play style. Combat is tough, and every battle is won, not through sheer reaction time, but rather through cunning tactical moves.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Disgaea 4 brings a kid-like excitement to the table, with its energetic presentation to go along with extremely deep gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new full contact physics engine, improved AI, and Dynamic Goalies will give players a more complete NHL experience, and one that can be enjoyed finally with the computer, though the computer AI is still not where it could be.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the new defensive control scheme is certainly a bold move, it is a double-edged sword that may alienate veteran players at first. It does grow on you over time, but prepare to set aside some time to learn the new system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Revelations is a fantastic game, and is more than worth your money, but a repetitive mission structure and the fact that the game is still following Ezio is rather disappointing. Overall, the positives far outweigh the negatives, with the game an improvement over Brotherhood in almost every way, making it one of this holiday's must-haves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that begs to be held to a different standard – that of no-holds barred, explosive, offensive, vulgar, hilarious fun. It never takes itself too seriously, and while there is a plot, you are entertained by it and not necessarily engrossed in it like in GTA IV and its expansions. This is a game you boot up when you just want to have fun causing as much mayhem as possible in almost any way you can think of.
    • 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.