Playstation Universe's Scores

  • Games
For 1,264 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 15 Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume One
Score distribution:
1264 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Among Thieves, Naughty Dog has shattered the proverbial bar it created with the 2007 original. This is quite possibly the best game to have graced the PS3, and without a doubt one of the greatest titles ever conceived.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Visual splendor and gameplay brilliance frame a memorable story with expressive characters. inFAMOUS: Second Son is a PS4 masterpiece.
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The first-person camera mode does more than change the flow and feeling of play. In Grand Theft Auto V on PS4, every movement and action carries more excitement and meaning. Alongside visual upgrades and content additions, this version of Rockstar's masterpiece is can't-miss gaming.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Miss out on Journey, and you'll deny yourself one of the greatest gaming experiences on any platform to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The definitive guitar tutorial that teaches wannabe guitarists in a fun and engaging way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultimax takes the original and makes it better. There is something for everyone, from the solo player to the fighting enthusiast. Atlus also continues their Persona narrative, emphasizing that this is a series integral to the Persona brand as a whole and not an easy cash-in. A must buy for anyone who likes fighters and/or the series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All in all, Fuel Tiracas is a great game; it has addicting gameplay and for just 40p (UK price) it represents unbelievable value for money.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Marrying gameplay brilliance to compelling characters and a world matched only in size by the number of things you can do in it, Grand Theft Auto V is a masterpiece--one of the greatest games ever made.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most rewarding videogame experiences of the decade. Absolutely essentially, regardless whether you are a fan or not.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Surge Deluxe will keep you hooked from start to finish making it one of the best games I have played on the Vita for a long time. With its simple yet addictive gameplay, players will be compelled to keep plugging away at it in hopes of beating their high score, while the Trophies are sure to keep you coming back for more.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Uncharted 4 is the ultimate video game adventure, a visual masterpiece, and a heartfelt, triumphant conclusion for a PlayStation icon.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A compelling, sprawling and often jaw-dropping experience that truly brings the franchise into the open-world setting for the first time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A tightly defined roller coaster ride toward the finale, but along that ride, meaningful choices define Bigby Wolf and craft interactive storytelling at its finest.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Severed is quite simply a handheld tour de force without equal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Beyond: Two Souls is so unique, powerful and engaging that it's easy to forgive some of its gameplay flaws. Quite simply, a stunning production.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rock Band 2 isn’t a “true” sequel, but it’s the best encore we've ever experienced. Warn your neighbors – this may be their last proper night of sleep for months.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An action-packed shooter brimming with visual spectacle and solid replay value.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An utterly superlative remastering effort turns one of PS Vita's crown jewels into one of PS4's most engaging and compelling titles. As fresh today as it was on its original release nearly four years ago, Gravity Rush Remastered is absolutely unmissable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A complex storyline with lots of twists, Yakuza 5 expands on the already hefty helping that was Yakuza 4. Beautifully-rendered CG cutscenes will keep players in awe, and a myriad of mini-games and side quests will give more incentive to keep playing once it is over. A fitting swan song game for the PS3 era in the west.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A Realm Reborn on PS4 is a visual and technical marvel of polished gameplay and a grand story true to the Final Fantasy tradition. Highly recommended and worth every penny.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is a stunning experience from start to finish, and with a third game due out later this year, there's never been a better time to make the transition to BioWare's sprawling sci-fi extravaganza.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A great experience from start to finish with dramatic moments, slick combat and carefully-measured platform play. Even the abundance of collectibles and stunning open environments make up in some way for its lack of a multiplayer component.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A thrilling, cinematic, movie-like action-adventure with the best videogame pairing ever conceived.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the greatest video game stories ever told. It may have its flaws, but it is the most ambitious game made to date and, without a doubt, the best game so far this generation.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    BioWare has again done a top-notch job at bringing to life an intricate, futuristic sci-fi playground.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's a measure of how great a game is that you have to fish around for something to say that is even remotely negative.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rockstar has outdone itself with this enormous Wild West inspired sandbox adventure. In a world where outlaws rule, John Marston is perhaps the greatest of them all, befriending a dazzling cast of characters for his own need. Revenge.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An expansive and brilliantly crafted playground to test Batman's abilities as a detective, brute, and predator, Batman: Arkham City is highly addictive, and a work of digital art.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The masterpieces contained within the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection get a glorious HD makeover in an experience that is as rewarding, deep, and fresh as it was all those years ago on PlayStation 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Queasy Games revitalises the platforming genre with its melodical masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A superior sequel absolutely layered in emergent player opportunity and a true evolution of the enduringly robust foundation lain by its predecessor, Dishonored 2 sets a staggering high standard for its genre peers to try and follow. The waiting is over; your Game of the Year is here.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Child of Light is a game that should not be missed, especially by RPG fans. If someone asked me to give them an example of why video games are considered art, Child of Light would be that game. Child of Light is easily an early contender for Game of the Year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If PES 2016 was the best entry in around a decade, then PES 2017 is arguably among the greatest in the series full stop. With extra care and attention paid to improving on many of its predecessor’s strengths, as well as tweaking and fixing adhered to its issues, PES 2017 comes out of it as a fantastic football game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Horizon Zero Dawn reinvigorates open-world RPGs with an excellent story, creative science fiction, and demanding gameplay. Aloy’s debut is one of PS4’s greatest games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 is quite possibly the most successful music game ever. It keeps the old Rock Band formula wholly intact, and adds upon it a whole new layer of gameplay that carefully leads you across the slow, rickety bridge from simple imitation to real creation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This compelling, imaginative adventure is the best LittleBigPlanet yet and breaks new ground in a hybrid space of touch-and-button-based gaming that is only possible on PlayStation Vita.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An incredibly addictive game and those who embrace it will most certainly end up living it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For fans of the first person shooter genre, Killzone 2 is unequivocally the best thing to have happened to the PlayStation 3 thus far.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This marvelous port of a JRPG classic feels more like a director's cut; the definitive version of a thrilling journey equal parts charming and challenging.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The action is always exciting and absorbing while the sword-play is refreshing, innovative and dynamic. The cut-scenes are brilliantly produced and the boss battles tense and engaging.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you are fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Blood and Wine is a can’t-miss.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Since it arrived last week, I've found it hard to put the game to the back of my mind. I woke up this morning and all I could think about was jumping online for a blast.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- is easily the king of fighting games released up to this point, at least in this generation. It's not only accessible for new players but keeps the hardcore players satisfied as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game is massive. It will easily keep even the most hardened player busy until next season. Suffice to say, this is the new bar that any future basketball title is going to be gauged against.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Sure, the camera in co-op mode could’ve used some work, and some enemy types and variations got a tad stale by the end, but by no means does that overshadow everything else the game brings forth. In an age where we don’t see these kinds of games crafted with such passion anymore, or even barely at all, Drinkbox Studios saw an opening, capitalized on it, and sent Guacamelee frog splashing its way into my heart.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bloodborne is an undisputed revelation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Despite being over a year old, Rapture shines through the dark sea like a lighthouse on a foggy night. 2K Games has delivered on its promise in providing PS3 owners with an equally impressive port as the original.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    BioShock Infinite is a master class in storytelling. With exceedingly fun gameplay and combat, a beautifully intriguing world to explore, and an extremely impressive cast of characters, BioShock Infinite stands as one of the best first-person shooters ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Inside is as beautiful as it is bleak. A truly fantastic experience that deserves its place among the very best games of the generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Right in the death rattle of 2016, Stardew Valley comes along and sits itself down at the Game of the Year table. It’s a remarkable game, warmly familiar, yet fresh as a daisy. In a year where indie games have stepped up to the plate and hit home runs-a-plenty, Stardew Valley is the one that knocks it out of the park and into a neighbouring city.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us on the PS4 is a magnificent re-release that fans should enjoy. If you haven’t played it yet then add the game to your “to-play” list immediately.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War: Origins Collection brings two of the best PSP games to a single Blu-ray disc for the PlayStation 3 in stunning HD graphics. This is a must buy for any fan of the God of War series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Killzone 3 is one of the best PS3 exclusives, and with local co-op, brutal melee combat, and an enormously deep multiplayer mode, it's clear that Guerrilla Games really appreciates its fans. Buy this game as soon as you can.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Skyrim is not perfect, but the flaws don't keep it from being an excellent game. If you measure enjoyment on sure obsession and addiction, Skyrim is easily one of the greatest games of the generation, perhaps of all time. Open-world RPG fans have every reason to be excited; Bethesda truly delivered an extraordinary game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Brutal Legend offers everything you could ever want in a game. Incredible battles, hilarious dialogue, a compelling story, and awe-inspiring locations.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles is a must-have for any tactical RPG fan,and even if you’re not a fan of the genre, the story is worth the purchase alone. Valkyria Chronicles is still one of the best tactical RPGs this century.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3 is one of Ubisoft's best games ever and it nails the open world first-person shooter genre on the head. After playing through the crazy story, the addictive gameplay, and lush setting, you may wonder why more developers don't pay this much attention to the little details.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A frenetic, enthralling, and inventive shooter in both single and multiplayer, Titanfall 2 is a spectacular beast of a game that is deserving of a place among the greats of this generation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This mind-bending visual novel captivates with challenging puzzles and an intelligent story unrivaled in its ambition.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blends the complexity of realistic simulation with inviting mechanics and gives just enough leeway to evoke heart-pumping power and intensity in every kind of racing fan.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles offers 25-30 hours of gameplay that features tremendous amounts of replayability. Any PS3 owner that loves RPGs and is expecting developers to continue to offer these exclusive titles on the console should go out and purchase Valkria Chronicles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Assault Android Cactus manages to vault beyond its classical inspiration to manifest as a genre effort that expertly marries deep mastery with instantly accessible simplicity. Furthermore, here’s another bit of simplicity for you; Assault Android Cactus is simply one of the best twin-stick shooters ever made.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Probably the best Sonic game ever made, and the perfect celebration of everything Hedgehog for any type of fan. Happy Birthday, Sonic!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's not much more I can say about Max Payne 3 without spoiling the experience for you. Emotionally exhausted and still buzzing with excitement after playing Max Payne 3's story mode throughout the weekend, I woke up this morning bursting to tell everyone that, quite simply put: Max Payne 3 is the best character-driven shooter that I've ever played.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is innovation at its finest. It’s beautiful, hilarious, completely unique, and incredibly fun. You can’t afford to miss it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Naughty Dog gives PlayStation gamers a second, definitive chance to experience one of the greatest video game stories. The Last of Us Remastered's additional content, visual enhancements, and improved performance leave very little standing in the way of a perfect encore.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Save the Moon in Counterspy, a title created by a team of incredibly talented developers and creators from many different mediums. Experience Bond-esque style in a brand new way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War: Ghost of Sparta is the best game on the PSP, pushing the boundaries of a handheld device with breathtaking graphics, a striking story, and enough combat to keep your thumbs busy for many hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A hugely triumphant take on the Metroidvania formula that delights with its fresh take on roguelike gameplay elements, Rogue Legacy empowers the player, rather than punishes them and is simply one of the finest games you can play on a PlayStation platform.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A House Divided leverages streamlined gameplay to yield serious character and plot development. Alongside more technical polish than The Walking Dead has ever seen, this is Telltale's best effort yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best ever handheld iteration in the GTA series to date. China Town Wars is a quality production from start to finish.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As close to perfect as it gets. Nioh is a stunning title and is easily an early contender for game of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is the best HD collection yet produced, a passion-fueled love letter to patient fans, and a visually arresting introduction to characters, worlds, and gameplay that deserve every beautiful pixel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Square Enix's labor of love re-imagines two classic RPGs with stunning visual fidelity and enough content to yield hundreds of hours with some of the best role-playing in two generations.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A wondrous melting pot of Japanese cultural excess distilled into a relentlessly compelling synergy of RPG and action elements, Yakuza 0 arguably represents the consummate entry point for newcomers to the series. Without a doubt, Yakuza 0 is a masterpiece and the first must-have title of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's easily the company’s greatest achievement. The expertly crafted story and the massive world meant for your exploration are just the tip of the iceberg...Easily the best RPG of the year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 is an essential purchase regardless of your affiliation with the Call of Duty brand. In short, buy this game now. That is an order, soldier.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A masterclass in open-world game design, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt packs every pixel of its gorgeous world with compelling fiction and believable, satisfying role-playing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What you have essentially got with Super Street Fighter IV is a more balanced Street Fighter game that represents the pinnacle of the franchise's glittering career.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An absolute stellar remake.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Creative, funny, and utterly absorbing, Portal 2 is the best puzzle-platformer game on the planet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    FIFA 10 stands in a league of its own in terms of quality. A truly outstanding tribute to the beautiful game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fallout 4 captivates with a hauntingly beautiful apocalypse and refuses to let go. Exceptional gameplay is marred by a few flaws, but the Wasteland’s flaws have never been fewer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    God of War III is the best entry in the series, hands down, and one of the best action-adventure games of this generation. Kratos' journey comes to an end, along with the trilogy, in an explosion of fluid combat, mammoth environments, and a superb narrative.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A stunning expansion to a fantastic game, Hearts of Stone builds expertly on the Witcher universe by introducing a compelling story and memorable battles.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Uncharted 3 sets the bar for adventure games, it's an epic journey that you'll want to relive over and over again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is by far a giant leap ahead compared to its predecessor, but it's also one of the greatest games to finish off this generation of consoles. You'll get lost under enormous piles of loot, a good-enough story that's surpassed by side missions, and an absolutely hilarious cast of characters. This all comes together in a giant package of joy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking a formula made famous by Minecraft and refining it in every possible way is what makes Dragon Quest Builders a fun and enjoyable experience through and through. The only thing holding it back is your own lack of imagination.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining the transversal and exploration of Assassin's Creed and the combat of the Batman: Arkham franchise, Monolith Productions has created not only the best title in the Middle-earth franchise, but probably the best action title of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to some excellent all-new content and the most polished HD remaster the series has yet seen, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue successfully and beautifully sets the stage for the big showdown of light versus dark in Kingdom Hearts 3. A must-have for fans, and a primo starting point for newcomers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 3 doesn't reinvent the wheel by any means, but there's no denying it's a damn good action-packed blockbuster, and maybe the best Call of Duty to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On a handheld that hasn’t had many must-own titles lately, Resistance: Retribution is an enthralling experience that portable gamers shouldn't pass up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An immersive, cinematic experience that excels in atmosphere, scares and exploration. It might prove a bit of a culture shock for those used to the action-orientated antics of RE4/5, however.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much like the baseball season, fans are going to look back on this title as one of the best in recent memory. The experience it brings is rich and genuine, and -- as corny as this sounds -- it feels like you're right there in the ballpark. MLB 09: The Show will go down as a classic envisioning of American's favorite pastime.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance 3 is without question the best game in the series so far, and a real showcase of what we all knew Insomniac could achieve.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard hasn't done anything new here, but what they have done is taken the genre of "shooty-shooty, bang-bang" and injected a dose of colour and personality, delivering a game that's enjoyable, eye-catching and crammed with just the right amount of depth and accessibility that will grant a tremendous amount of replay value to establish an audience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sleeping Dogs offers one of the strongest narratives in recent gaming and drags you through the gritty streets of Hong Kong's mob underworld in the process. Its gameplay doesn't offer many new ideas, but it delivers what it promises. Namely, an engaging story, fun combat, slick driving, and solid gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strong proof that MGS works on handhelds, even if Peace Walker isn't on it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a massive character roster, great online mode and solid gameplay mechanics, Tekken Tag 2 is easily one of the best brawlers on the market and a triumphant return for the series.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed Unity delivers a stellar narrative and a beautiful backdrop for one of the most palpable historical times in history. With complementary combat tweaks and the addition of co-op, Ubisoft has more than outdone itself in bringing 18th-century Paris to life.