PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,613 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% 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: 71
Highest review score: 100 Assassin's Creed III
Lowest review score: 10 Prison Break: The Conspiracy
Score distribution:
1614 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For a series known for having some of the most memorable villains and boss fights in video game history, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has some of the most pathetic, bland villains I’ve seen. I didn’t fear them for being ferocious, I feared them because I knew how poorly designed each fight was and how infuriating the next one would be.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There is never a sense of accomplishment associated with any part of your journey. The entirety of your time spent in this game will be like watching paint dry on a fence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Crossing Souls has a bunch of elements that should be right up my alley, but some flat writing and uninspired design really keeps it from hitting the desired marks. There’s a good idea here, and I have no doubt that a teen adventure starring ghosts and Egyptian Gods could be really dope, but a cool concept doesn’t make a great game. Instead, it just makes the end result all the more disappointing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Fun quickly fades when trying to actually go through the game, with the experience being dragged down by the crazy inconsistencies of its own world, sloppy multiplayer, disgraceful graphics, annoying music, an overdose of repetition, and too many smaller glitches to count.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The campaign can be completed in about 10 minutes and past that, it's much of the same throughout all the other modes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is far too much Ninja Gaiden Sigma and not enough Plus, and it just doesn't fly all these years later. Only purists will truly appreciate what's in-store.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even after all my criticisms with the game, the ending was both surprising and fitting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some of the first magazine advertisements for Parasite Eve, back in the late 90′s, used the tagline, "The Worst Foe Lies Within the Self." How oddly ironic that all these years later, a new Parasite Eve game should come out in which the worst foe truly is not a monster, but flaws within the design of the game itself. That's heavy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game’s pace is slow throughout; from combat that you trudge through to dialogue and character development that seems to do nothing but spin its wheels in the mud endlessly. Hyperdevotion Noire is at its best, forgettable, and at its worst, un-engaging.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hysteria Project is just barely worth its $1.99 price tag. The game features a great atmosphere similar to Blair Witch Project, but unfortunately is plagued by an unimpressive control scheme, and a confusingly boring story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The lackluster combat, combined with some terrible camera work and more loading screens than Lindsay Lohan mugshots, make for a game that just isn’t very good.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Clearly a lot of work went into this year’s installment, but the end result simply did not come together in the slightest.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A thoroughly disappointing release. It’s pretty bad when PlayStation 2 games were more fully featured and fun to play than a new release in 2016.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Trillion: God of Destruction is a bold experiment by Compile Heart, but unfortunately, it’s one that doesn’t work all that well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Online mode is a step forward, but many, many more steps are still needed. Do yourself (and wallet) a favor and pass on Dynasty Warriors: StrikeForce.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gal*Gun: Double Peace has a surprising amount of heart for a game that has its head lodged firmly in a gutter full of panties. The characters are likable, the plot is goofy in its seriousness, and the premise is so over the top that I couldn’t help but laugh. Sadly, the gameplay simply doesn’t hold up its end of the bargain.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mulaka has some neat ideas and a sometimes gorgeous look to it, but little else to offer. The individual locations fail to stand out, and the game quickly becomes overly formulaic. The combat is too sloppy to impress, the platforming is plagued by a stiff moving character, and the puzzles are never captivating. It’s a completely forgettable experience with a few really nice sights that are better experienced as screenshots.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game that comes up short in almost every category. Yes, it is fun to kill insects and robots – everyone loves to do that. However, there is not enough variety in the enemies, missions, or classes to keep things from becoming stale rather quickly. Add in the fact that you never have to worry about ammo and you have mindless running and gunning at it's finest, with no depth to back it up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a side story within the Lord of the Rings universe presented in the form of a mediocre hack-n-slash RPG. Only the die-hard Lord of the Rings fans need apply here.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s the kind of game that lacks satisfying substance, the kind of game where all you can say is that you finished it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I spent every minute in Small Radios Big Televisions waiting for it to become enjoyable, and then before I knew it the credits had hit. There was no magic moment where everything clicked, nor did the worlds I was viewing ever become something more than just a cool visual. This may be an audiovisual treat, but there’s absolutely no substance backing it up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Zombie Army Trilogy may only be a patch or two away from being a decent co-op affair, but in its current state it is a mess of a game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is fun when you first begin, however loses that fire when you get further into it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    MySims SkyHeroes is just another game out there that does nothing special in it's delivery.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A repetitive game lacking depth and variety. The motion controls are mediocre, especially when compared to Sports Champions or other Move titles. The on-rails nature of the title limits exploration and restricts any movement, leading to a frustrating experience. What little fun there is to be had, starts to fade quickly thanks to difficulty spikes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Friday the 13th: The Game shouldn’t have been released in the sad state it currently is in. From glitches that make players invincible to terrible matchmaking that had me waiting over 10 minutes to get into a room, it’s putting it nicely to call the end product a mess. It’s really heartbreaking to see since there are still positives that manage to shine through if one can look past the galling lack of polish. The core gameplay, when it works properly, can be fun when played with friends, and there are some refreshing ideas underneath the jank. Several months from now it may become the multiplayer hit it strives to be, but right now it’s an embarrassing release that can’t be recommended.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hardcore Hatsune Miku fans might find something redeeming here, but even then they won’t be getting much for their $15 or more they spent. Even within its limited scope of being a virtual concert, Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live is a disappointment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you’re a massive fan of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, or not at all picky about your hack-and-slash titles, you might get a kick out of MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies. Unfortunately, there’s not much I can say is worth the investment for anyone else; outside of a decent multiplayer mode, the game only has a mind-numbingly dull campaign to offer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Almost everything from The Dwarves‘ gameplay to the presentation seems unpolished. It’s a real shame, since there are some good ideas, and the book it’s based upon is ripe for a video game adaptation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ripping off enemies’ bollocks and ripping through their throats may feel rewarding, but it doesn’t make up for the game’s lackluster storyline, lack of any online multiplayer element, and poor overall effort put into the game.

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