PSFocus' Scores

  • Games
For 513 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Velocity
Lowest review score: 18 Rogue Warrior
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 513
513 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Syndicate is definitely one of the nicer surprises of 2012 so far. The graphics may not be on par with genre toppers like Battlefield 3, but the tactical gameplay and co-op options make for a very entertaining shooter.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Being a ninja will always be cool, but limited gameplay options, terrible AI, a hostile camera and a rather high degree of repetitiveness turns Shinobido 2 into a game that doesn't quite deliver on its promising premise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A neat idea transformed into a nice, little game. Agreed, sometimes it does get repetitive and frustration lurks around most corners, but in the end you won't regret putting some money and effort into Puddle.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This is still Ridge Racer as we've come to know and love it, so I guess it's not all bad. That said, if you're not a diehard fan of the franchise, you should stay away from this incredibly overpriced, surprisingly repetitive and framedrop-littered piece of garbage.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Shank 2 is definitely an improvement over the first game in the series, but the lack of innovation ultimately doesn't warrant a higher score.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's definitely not for everyone, but Catherine is a unique and challenging game that will leave you impressed and wanting more, even though you will likely have experienced quite a lot of frustration by the time you reach the end credits.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If there's one thing this game suffers from, it's originality. Other than that, Kingdoms of Amalur delivers on almost every level. Overall this is a gigantic and well-developed RPG which will keep you playing for a long time to come.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    EA's first attempt at a tennis game doesn't manage to live up to its main concurrents, the main letdowns being a lack of players, an uneven difficulty and incredibly repetitive commentary tracks. A third game in the series might fix most of these problems though.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The loading times are steep, but other than that we can't think of many flaws to this fighting game. Adding PRIDE to the mix turns out to be a good call, resulting in an impressive roster of 150 fighters. Overall there's a nice increase in depth and modi, making for a nice third entry in the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Who wouldn't like the powers The Darkness has to offer? Okay, maybe our priest wouldn't. The Darkness II provides even more gruesome and gory fun than its predecessor and is overall the better game. Unfortunately, the often underwhelming enemy AI and the insultingly short length of the campaign somewhat spoil the fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And again we find ourselves playing a Vita game without a necessary online component, in this case the option for one on one duels. Other than that, a lack of proper innovation is the only drawback. You won't regret buying this addictive, accessible and very content-packed handheld title.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of content is the primary eye catcher here, immediately followed by the smooth controls. It's a shame the touch features don't always work as well as was promised and the lack of online multiplayer is a mystery even Sherlock Holmes won't be able to solve.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mr. Miyagi is backā€¦ but he shouldn't have left the set of Karate Kid. Reality Fighters may have an interesting concept, but the quality never left the drawing board. This incredibly boring game fails in almost every way. Do not under any circumstances buy it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This party game might provide some addictive fun, using a lot of Vita features along the way. Not every minigame works as well as it should though and when you find out that there aren't that many different minigames in the first place, you'll realize that there are better ways to spend your hard-earned money.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If not for the irritatingly long loading times, this might well be the best launch title for the PlayStation Vita Sony has in store for us. The feeling of speed still provides a satisfyingly big wow-factor, while the cross-platform options turn this title into a handheld pioneer. A must-have for every Vita-owner.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is everything you would expect from an Uncharted game. It's a superb action adventure title, highly entertaining and almost without flaws. The unique features of the PlayStation Vita are the icing on the cake, fitting nicely into Nathan Drake's newest adventure. Now, if only the story had been a little bit less predictable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a unique concept, but only the puzzles provide the promised amount of fun. The controls are a mess, combat is extremely repetitive and the game as a whole is awfully frustrating. Here's a cute synonym for NeverDead: NeverPlayIt.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is a must have for fans of the series and newcomers alike. Did you really expect anything different?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This update does bring a lot of new stuff to the table. If you haven't bought the original game yet, this is a must-buy for fighting fans. And even if you have, you shouldn't hesitate to get this.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is definitely a step in the direction of that old Final Fantasy feel we've come to know and love. It feels like what the original Final Fantasy XIII should have been.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not as deep as Street Fighter IV or the Mortal Kombat reboot and the story mode is just awful. There's still, however, a lot of fun to be had with this game and the character creation mode guarantees hours and hours of extra playtime.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's Football Manager, so it's definitely not a bad game. It does however feel a lot more like an update than a worthy new entry in the series.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This reboot of an old franchise improves on the basic formula in almost every way. HD graphics ensure nice visuals and accessible, but challenging gameplay keeps you interested the whole time. You won't regret buying this fun little PlayStation Network game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Dungeon Defenders is actually a pretty good game. The game has easy controls, fun characters and the online multiplayer is a blast. The twist on Tower Defense is actually quite interesting and keeps the game fresh for a rather long time.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    AMY
    Amy makes us understand parents who hit their children and that statement on itself is scarier than the hours we wasted playing this piece of crap.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This is Jurassic Park fans only territory. If you are not a die hard fan, you might find the Heavy Rain light gameplay of this episodic title rather underwhelming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    After a great succes on the Nintendo Wii, we can now dance on the PlayStation 3 with the PlayStation Move. The game isn't really deep and complicated, just fun and It works extremely fast and the PlayStation Move is also accurate. One of the finest partygames for the holidays.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    This arcade collection contains three games: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat III. The only two reasons why you should buy this is for nostalgic reasons and the possibility to play it online. The reasons why you shouldn't buy it are: it is hard as hell and the gameplay is extremely old and relatively slow.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Even though the visual aren't all that impressive, this is a great HD version of a superb fighting game, backed up by a demo that definitely raises expectations for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Tekken: Blood Vengeance is a spectacular movie, but it doesn't stay as interesting in between fight scenes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a great challenging fighting game, but the unforgivable difficulty makes it not the most accessible one. Novice players will find themselves lost at some times, but fans will enjoy this considerable improvement over King of Fighters XII. One question though: what's the use of a story mode when there is no story?

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