PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 843 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 843
843 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Toren felt like it was just trying to check things off of a “how to make a video game” checklist. Monsters? Check. Armor? Check. Jump button? Check. Scrolls? Check. A dragon? Check. Platforming? Check. Varied environments? Check.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As someone who plays every NHL yearly release all year long, it is unfortunate to see just how badly this has gone. I can somewhat understand taking out 6v6 online play if it wasn’t ready, but taking out features in Be a GM or making Be a Pro completely unplayable is just ridiculous.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bland beat 'em up plagued by monotonous gameplay and an extremely inclusive story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I genuinely applaud Nippon Icchi for trying something new and doing up a fresh IP. However, the design of the game is currently flawed. Give users a bit more speed and proper implementation of analogue controls, and this currently boring and frustrating affair might be a whole lot more fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 is a simple experience that is designed for younger gamers, and more specifically fans of the TV show. Anyone who is looking for a throwback to older platforming titles will find a bit of it here, but will quickly realize just how low the bar was set on developing something that could have been more than a decent kids game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Splatterhouse is a bloody beat 'em up with an overabundance of violence and a somewhat coherent story. What it is not though is a good game and something you could recommend with a straight face.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    HD conversions are a great idea and for some games they work, but not this one. If you are in the mood for a good shooter on the PSN, this is not for you.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is an online based brawler with limited combat options, limited number of levels, a non-existent community from the start and a bot system that will never give you the same experience as playing a regular match.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    That is the problem with Bladestorm: Nightmare – it loses its appeal too quickly. Between the monotonous battles, boring story, and ugly visuals, there isn’t much there to hold someone’s attention. If you want to have some fun with it, rent it for a day or so. After that, Nightmare is pretty much worthless.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Nothing more than a major step backwards for the franchise. With a poor camera, tacked on QTEs and a laughable story that takes itself far too seriously, Ninja Gaiden 3 is far and away the worst game I've played this year.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The only way I can truly describe it is it's like going out to dinner at an ok restaurant for the first time. The food wasn't bad enough that you wanted your money back, but it wasn't enough that you would recommend it to anyone.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It gets old, repetitive and unsatisfying in short order. Playing it lost all fun after an hour.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Combine Undead & Undressed‘s disturbing sexuality and sexism with its poor graphics and combat and $50 price tag, you get a game that not only should definitely not be purchased, but probably never should have been made in the first place.