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 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Lowest review score: 10 Dead or Alive Paradise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 738
738 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is more of the same that you've been wanting over the last two and a half years. Despite its few flaws, it's still an experience that no one should miss. The core gameplay is as solid as ever and, despite a few hiccups and plot holes, the story is still incredibly engaging.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of original gameplay, tied in with fantastic retro feel and original soundtrack makes this a must pick up for PSP owners.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A ridiculous amount of playtime and enjoyment. We poured over 15 hours into TDU2, having only pushed through a small sliver of the mulitplayer experience, and just a sixth of the way through the game's leveling system (60 total). As frustrating as the first hour or so may be, the sheer amount of content and scope of the islands is enough to warrant a thumbs up from us.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the environments and fights may get a little redundant by the end, a well written story, plenty of side quests, and great character development save the day.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers a lot to enjoy, but the age is really starting to creep up on it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What you end up with is a precise golf simulator full of features, but lacking emotion. If you're looking for a golf game to get your hands on, then this is a safe bet, but if you're just stopping by to see if Tiger Woods has anything special in store to drive you to pick up a club and play, then you'll just have to wait another year.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the ultimate conclusion to an already beloved IP that's one of the most technically impressive titles in an already prestigious group.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Newcomers to the series have a great adventure awaiting them, and past fans will have a nostalgic time while collecting 3 platinum trophies for reliving the experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best and most definitive way to play the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great title for the PSN. It draws from several other games for inspiration, but is able to make an experience that feels unique.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes solid gameplay and pairs it with a hilarious story. Shadows of the Damned varies the gameplay enough to keep you engaged, and the story will have you craving for the next witticism from Johnson. Poor enemy and boss design is the only thing holding this game back from being a hit.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Really, anyone looking for a fun and intriguing story, unique gameplay and great cast of characters should give Beyond Good & Evil a long overdue playthrough.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If F.E.A.R. 3 has one major drawback it's the fact that it's not scary at all, but instead is just mildly creepy most of the time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fantastic gameplay plus great football mechanics and unmatched realism that completely captures the college atmosphere, make this a must-own title for all football fans alike.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is easily one of the best downloadable fighting games off of the store, so pick it up if you have never gotten the chance to try it out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Baconing manages to stay as funny and engaging throughout the entire game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of aesthetic beauty and environmental manipulation make for a relaxing and pleasing game that also manages to keep you on your toes, thanks to the chain reactions that may be caused by subtle changes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crysis brings a great single player campaign to the table, which has the ability to keep the average gamer occupied for about 8-10 hours, with some explosive moments to keep it flowing forward.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes the game is too short, clocking in at around 4 hours to complete, but sometimes it is not about length and instead about the pure fun you have. I found myself sitting there with a friend and just raving over and over about how beautiful and fun this game was, as we were moving from wall, to roof, to bridge, as only a piece of graffiti could do.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The great looking animations are still accompanied by well done voice acting, and environments consistently change for colorful and beautiful aesthetics even though most of the game is spent on planet Magnus.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute blast to play. It retains the core gameplay of the series and streamlines the experience to a fast and action-packed jaunt into New Marais.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mediocre campaign is rather disappointing, and is easily the game's biggest drawback – the real value here is in the competitive multiplayer modes. There's plenty of great online competitive shooters out there, but few encourage friends to work together as a team with such refined gameplay, where vast terrains, powerful vehicles, and high-tech gadgets provide such a bevy of tactics and options to be utilized to conquer the enemy as Battlefield 3 does.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 3 might be "more of the same", but that is not entirely a bad thing as it is a copy of a great game. The MW3 team has delivered a satisfying conclusion to the story introduced with the first Modern Warfare game, brought some great additions to the game's popular multiplayer and co-op modes – but the lack of innovation or real change means that the game is the least enjoyable game in the trilogy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WWE '12 is one of the best wrestling games made, period. Each year THQ tops the previous performance – but this year they've really improved the creation and storyline elements to where the rebranding of the game feels appropriate. The game isn't without missteps, however.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It gives you more of the wonderful mix of platforming and puzzles that make you feel clever once you solve them. Trine 2 becomes incredibly easy when working with two or more people, however the game is so fun when playing in multiplayer that you don't really care about the wizard being able to bypass puzzles completely.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Granted, its more iterative than innovative, but Shank 2 is a reasonably priced game with several fun elements that improve upon the original's formula while also scaling the game back in other areas.