PSX-Sense.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 359 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Killzone: Mercenary
Lowest review score: 10 Motorcycle Club
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 359
359 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The long-awaited fifth episode in Rockstar's extremely popular franchise delivers on all fronts. It's one of those rare games that does everything absolutely right and therefore a purchase is definitely in order. What are you waiting for?
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V shows how to bring a PS3 title to the PS4 the right way. With a vastly improved open-world containing more traffic density, pedestrians and better graphics. GTA V is among the most beautiful games available on the PS4. Innovation is key with GTA V, with not only the three protagonists, but now also the addition of a very well done first-person mode.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hopefully not the last great game of this generation, but definitely one of the best of them. Nobody should miss out on this jaw-dropping masterpiece of epic proportions.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Irrational Games did the impossible. They've created a world that rivals Rapture and built a story around it that is bound to intrigue everyone who picks this game up. The ending is an instant classic. The gameplay is challenging and varied, the graphics are fine (not perfect though) and both voice acting and soundtrack is extremely memorable. Buy this, you absolutely won't regret it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Challenging, intriguing and extremely dark... Bloodborne is an experience that nobody should miss out on. A masterpiece.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game everyone should give a try. Be warned, though - you might just end up losing a big part of your social life and spend it (literally) walking around the vast continent of Pandora.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    After the formidable Origins, Ubisoft continues the rebooted Rayman franchise with Legends. Once again, the developer hits it out of the park. The interesting art style, the fun and accessible gameplay, and the gleeful soundtrack all add to the overall experience. It's a shame that there is no online multiplayer, but a number of competitive challenges more than make up for it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The most enjoyable near-death experience you're likely to get, though you'll suffer almost as much from the loading times than you'll do from dying over and over again.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3 is definitely one of the best shooters of the year, if not simply the best. Its environment is huge, the surprises and discoveries it offers plenty. The story is solid, the action superb and the RPG-elements well implemented. A must have for every shooter fan.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Fez was already a great game when it appeared on Xbox Live two years ago and this hasn't changed on PlayStation. It's still a challenging puzzle game with varied gameplay and a unique look. If you haven't played this before, you should definitely check it out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 proves that soccer games are not the only ones nearing perfection. This game offers a great virtual basketball experience, with smooth controls, a strong graphical presentation and an enormous amount of content.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A well-developed game and a nice continuation of the XCOM franchise. There are some problems though: the graphics aren't what they could (and should) be and the game gets repetitive rather fast.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We can't say why Dishonored exceeds all expectations in a few sentences. Just buy it and lose yourself into the city of Dunwall, the most interesting videogame setting since BioShock's Rapture.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This amazing RPG should have a place in every gamer's collection.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    XCOM: Enemy within significantly expands on XCOM: Enemy Unknown and because of that, die hard fans or newcomers are advised to get it. It's a shame the developers didn't do anything about the bugs though, since they're still very present.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    We didn't like going out of the animus, the mission structure gets repetitive real fast and the framerate isn't always as solid as it should be. Nevertheless, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag offers a great and varied experience, mostly thanks to the expertly designed world you get to explore.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a bit short and it doesn't look as good as its console counterpart, but other than that this is a great portable LBP game. You'll be making levels from the palm of your hand now... and you'll be surprised at how well it works.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pretty much the best soccer game up to date. There's still room for improvement though... then again, there always will be.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We've gotten quite emotionally invested into the characters of this great videogame series and now Telltale delivers a worthy pay-off. You won't forget this anytime soon, we promise - and neither will you regret a purchase.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An engaging story, extremely satisfying shoot-outs phenomenal graphics turn Max Payne 3 undoubtedly into one of the best shooters of 2012. It's a shame that Rockstar doesn't seem to know where to place their checkpoints.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant closing chapter to the second season of The Walking Dead, defined by absolutely devastating emotional choices and interesting plot twists. Let's hope the third season isn't too far away.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Lara Croft returns in this franchise reboot, which juggles different gameplay elements, all well-executed and superbly balanced. The visuals and audio are top-notch and Lara is very well realized as a character. Long story short: a great game you should definitely pick up.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    About as addicting as Bomberman, Towerfall Ascension completely caught us by surprise with its retro look, it's well-implemented co-op mode and downright fantastic platforming. Get this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A game that uses the PlayStation Vita very creatively, Tearaway is a lengthy, highly original and visually beautiful experience. The combat gets a bit repetitive after a while, but that shouldn't stop Vita owners from getting their hands on this title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As good as the previous ones, especially story-wise. I can't help feeling disappointed by the amount of glitches and badly executed lip syncs though.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep, dark, extremely challenging and downright wonderful game that will keep you enthralled for weeks or months to come. New enemy placement justifies a purchase for even the most hardcore veterans of the last-gen edition.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game once started as a great MiNi and is now transformed into a great title for the PlayStation Vita. It's an addicting an challenging experience that will stay with you for a long time. An annoying bug may temper the excitement somewhat, but ultimately, that is of little importance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Futurlab doubles down and delivers a sequel that beats its predecessor in quality on every level. A must have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So finally we've got Minecraft on PlayStation 3 and it was well worth the wait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard finally makes its reappearance on the console and they do this successfully. Diablo III plays brilliantly and the added co-operative feature is impressive. Even if you have already played this game on PC, we'd still recommend you to try this one out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some minor visual issues aside, EA came, saw and emerged victorious: FIFA 14 improves on a number of key features and establishes itself again as the best soccer game out there.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story is interesting but a bit too long. The gameplay is both deep and accessible, but the incredible amount of options might be a bit overwhelming. The graphics are endearing, but not everyone's easily enamoured by manga. For fans of Persona or Guilty Gear only.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If all you ever dreamt of is to starr in a Ghibli movie – to be cartoonified and just be able to control whatever happens – you shouldn’t miss out on Ni No Kuni. It features extensive gameplay amidst an atmospheric world topped with a compelling story. It has everything a modern RPG needs to satisfy a gamer’s every need.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tribute to the eighties, Hotline Miami impresses with a fantastic soundtrack, dito graphics and a fair amount of challenge to keep hardcore gamers busy for days to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Some pop-up and framerate issues are the only problems we've encountered, which is on itself quite spectacular. Assassin's Creed III is an interesting new step for the franchise, delivering a competent story, a number of great gameplay improvements and mind-blowing naval missions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the previous editions, you should definitely get this. The stories and atmosphere are still great and the graphical updates really add to the experience. However, the camera's still lacking in places, which is a shame.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is essentially a twelve-hour long episode of South Park, with sadistic humour, a huge amount of fan-service, classic turn-based gameplay and Variation with a capital V. It's a great game, though we did notice an unhealthy amount of bugs and framerate issues. We're also severely disappointed by the European censorship, which is completely unnecessary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Traditional gameplay, intense and varied levels, nice visuals and an engaging soundtrack... What more could you wish for?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While still being a fun game, Far Cry 4 at times feels a bit too much like an extended edition of Far Cry 3 to really impress.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A lot of people have complained about the look of the new Devil May Cry and frankly, they should just play the game instead. Ninja Theory has changed things up quite a bit, but they haven't touched the core of the franchise. DmC is an excellent hack & slash game which has a few problems, but then again: nobody's perfect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Persona 4 Arena was a fine spin-off and this new iteration continues the trend with more depth and a longer story mode, that, however, lacks a bit of gameplay action. Newcomers are strongly advised to start with the previous one, by the way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the few truly unique titles on the PlayStation Vita and you should definitely buy it. It's not perfect - save synching doesn't work the way it should and we sure would have wanted some more albums to lengthen the running time - but then again: nothing really is.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finally a truly decent Lord of the Rings game, with an intriguing story, quality gameplay and exciting setting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not spectacularly innovating and the graphics are in dire need of improvement, but other than that NBK 2K14 manages to tweak its gameplay enough to justify the new installment in the franchise. We could do without the clumsy menus and stupid dialogue, though.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great race game, which definitely puts EA's Need For Speed franchise back on the map.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great puzzle experience with brilliant level design and a unique visual style. If you like this sort of game, you can't miss out on the Swapper.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lone Survivor might just be the purest survival horror game of this generation, leaving the player to desperately fend for himself, without offering him any clear information whatsoever on what's going on. One-man developer Jasper Byrne manages to use what are essentially GameBoy Color graphics to his advantage, suggesting horrors rather than flatout confronting the player with them, and expertly using creepy sound design to strengthen the experience. The map mechanics suck and it's a shame the game doesn't last very long, but horror fans can't go wrong with Lone Survivor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Well, this is The Walking Dead alright and as a game it's a lot better than Telltales' Jurassic Park. It's not perfect, though, as the lip-synch is often a bit off and the overall length of the game leaves you wanting more. A lot more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Housemarque once more delivers an exciting and highly addictive launch game. Renogun is truly brilliant, showing off some impressive graphics, intuitive gameplay and challenging level design. A must have for every PlayStation 4 owner.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically, this game isn't superb. Luckily, every other aspect of The Walking Dead Episode 2: Starved for Help is. Bloody action, though choices and a great story with well-developed characters make this well worth your while.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It still isn't that original, it still isn't that deep and some bugs and glitches kept spoiling the fun. Still, Darksiders II is a massive adventure with an epic story and gigantic, interesting worlds to explore. An improvement on the first one and overall a game nobody should pass on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After the Mortal Kombat reboot and Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios again delivers with a jam-packed fighting game with interesting characters, a fantastic combat system and a truly enjoyable story mode. Keep up the good work, please.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Well, this reissue is a definite improvement when compared to its original version. The definite edition of DmC looks better, adds a welcome lock-on function and kicks up the frame rate to 60 frames per second, which takes this action game to a whole other level. Some rough textures and annoying platform sections keep it from reaching the absolute top, though.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finally this tower defense game, which already appeared for the PSP and the PS3 earlier on, becomes available for the PlayStation Vita. The graphics are slightly more detailed and the touch features work fine, so if you haven't bought this game for any of the other systems yet, you should definitely give this version a try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the story is hard to get into, consider it worth the wait when you do. Not only does the game have different endings, all ways to get there are intertwined. It's a touching and very challenging game that keeps you guessing whether you made the right decision or not, but don't feel surprised if it turns out to be both.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sam Fisher returns to the PlayStation 3 and we are inclined to celebrate his comeback. The story and its characters are interesting, the missions are varied, and the amount of playing styles available to the player is truly satisfying. The multiplayer is an added bonus. Visually, however, the game isn't that strong, with a couple of technical flaws spoiling the fun. None of them are gamebreaking though, so you should just get over it and buy the game if you're interested.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must have for the fans, a solid recommendation for newcomers. The best ice hockey game yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom once more improves upon the original Street Fighter IV with some tweaks and characters lifted from Street Fighter X Tekken. It's not quite new anymore, but fans will definitely want to pick this up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the original survival horror games done justice with a worthy remake. Kudos for the impressive visuals and new (optional) control scheme. If you haven't already played this, you definitely should.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transistor puts a unique spin on the turn-based RPG concept everyone loves and, surprisingly, pulls it off. The game has a steep learning curve, but strong visuals and an interesting story will keep you playing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The return of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is a good one. It still is a rather original game with great controls and a lot of gameplay variations. It's a shame some design choices and the graphics aren't that great, though.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Two great and atmospheric games for a more-than-reasonable price? Not a bad deal. Not bad at all.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Three great games, but that was already the case when these games came out in the PlayStation 2 era. If you haven't played them, buy this. If you have… well, I guess that depends on how much of a fan you are.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The entire Marvel universe is contained in this LEGO-fuelled action adventure and it's a simple, but highly effective title. If you've played previous LEGO games, you'll know what to expect: a lot of fun for everyone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sine Mora certainly isn't for everyone. It's a relatively oldschool game and it's pretty challenging. The story doesn't amount to much and the lack of a cross-buy feature also doesn't work in Sine Mora's favor, but apart from that, the game is a lot of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Developer Vicarious Visions doesn't change the winning team, but adds a rather interesting swap mechanic to the already interesting gameplay elements from its predecessors. The challenge is at times perhaps a bit too steep, but other than that this is once again a fine entry in the Skylanders franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The exosuit launches the series to new, refreshing and necessary heights, giving both single- and multiplayer a major leg up. Let's also give a shout-out to Kevin Spacey, who truly amazes in the role of ultimate bad guy Jonathan Irons.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best-looking sports game in existence today manages to improve on its predecessor in a significant way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If not for the excruciatingly long loading screens, this would have been the best PlayStation Vita title up to date. Wait, it actually still is. Innovative controls, a unique visual style and an open world worthy to explore… Buy this!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What's that? Is that Activision cursing themselves because they've abandoned True Crime? Well, if they aren't, they should be! Sleeping Dogs is an absolutely fantastic game, which will definitely be fondly remembered as an example of the loads of fun a sandbox action game can deliver. Do not skip this one!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hitman is back and we couldn't be happier. The lack of a competitive mutiplayer is regrettable because of the high gameplay potential, but overall this is a great continuation of 2006's Blood Money with improvements all over the board. Welcome back, Agent 47. We sure as hell missed you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's an intolerable amount of framedrops on the Vita and the thin line between challenge and frustration is crossed more than once, but these are minor flaws when compared to what Spelunky gets right. This addictive platform game has finally found its way to the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita, and that is definitely a cause for celebration.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A higher framerate and still engaging gameplay make this collection an absolute joy to play, even if some graphical errors and the absence of the first Borderlands drag it down somewhat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A return to the old days, in a very good way. If you're into pinball, you'll definitely want to pick this up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a shame the controls aren't very responsive and we grew tired of the framedrops by the end of the episode, though if you're willing to overlook that, you'll get a great premiere to what promises to be another brilliant season of the Walking Dead videogame. Prepare to be emotionally wrecked, guys - 'cause you sure as hell will be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's good to know that we can still be surprised these days. Sony's platform career is pretty much FUBAR these days, but the hedgehog with a need for speed still delivers on the racing front. It's not all that challenging, but apart from that there really isn't anything wrong with Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot more tense than the previous episode, with a nice balance between dialogue, action and looting. It's a bit shorter than we're used to, though the decrease in framerate issues more than makes up for it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best Tekken game ever made? Hard to say, really. But it might be even harder to come up with complaints that actually matter. Visually and gameplay-wise, this is a complete package fans and other interested parties should by all means get their hands on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great soccer game, even though keepers still insist on doing strange things and your fellow players obviously don't know what offside means. On top of that, the graphics are mediocre at best and PES still hasn't gotten all the proper licensing. These complaints don't do much in comparison with the fun you'll have playing this game, though.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is quite unique, thanks to its visual style, overall atmosphere and interesting storyline. The gameplay is traditional, however, though Ubisoft managed to keep it intriguing by implementing a captivating combat system. This one comes highly recommended for RPG fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Based on the hilariously over-the-top action movies from the eighties, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon knocks it out of the park. It's a great futuristic shooter resembling Far Cry 3 in gameplay and adding a huge amount of cheesy oneliners, dumb action and cheap entertainment. Blood Dragon is a lot of fun and an experience you won't forget anytime soon.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A visually amazing Vita game that's a little too repetitive to become an instant classic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More realistic. More emotional. Less predictable. Sounds great, doesn't it? It is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great collection, though the lack of any real gameplay in Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded is a weak point.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a bit chaotic and the visuals won't win any awards in the near future, but if you don't mind these things, Helldivers turns out to be a pretty enjoyable top-down shooter with some strategy elements thrown in for good measure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thou shalt not touch Naked Snake!!! No, seriously, the touchscreen features in this game are terrible. Other than that, this collection is perfectly recommendable to gamers who don't own the PS3 edition. We would, however, like to know why Peace Walker wasn't included into the package.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 6 is an improvement over its predecessor. The career mode has received a better structure, the physics are more realistic, the loading times are shorter, etc. It's everything you could expect from a Gran Turismo game, including a severely incompetent AI and disappointing damage mechanics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pool Nation is a realistic and very deep pool game. There's a lot of different disciplines and a fair amount of challenge to be found. A great game; fans of the sport shouldn't hesitate to buy this.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything except for the audience and a lack of punishment for crashing in multiplayer has been improved, which makes F1 2012 the best Formula One game yet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fourth episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead game series delivers in the same way the others did: telling a great, emotional story and offering the player some really tough choices along the way. If you've enjoyed the previous outings, you shouldn't allow yourself to miss out on this one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative, unique and straight-up impressive in the gameplay department... Ubisoft has created a masterpiece. Yet nobody's perfect, as both the story and graphics could have been done better.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic online multiplayer mode and a disappointing singleplayer? Sounds like Battlefield, all right. Don't expect any huge graphical leaps either, just a fabulous and highly destructive - Levolution is a blast! - online experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For the first time, the Metro franchise arrives at the PS3. It's a cruel and often terrifying experience, with an intriguing story, atmospheric visuals and great gameplay. The AI is questionable at times and there's some bugs to deal with, but other than that, Metro: Last Light is a strong shooter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic little gem from a little Dutch developing studio... It's only got one level, true, but it's replay value is uncanny, and gameplay and level design form a superb tag team.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    God of War Ascension doesn't top God of War III, but that doesn't mean it's not a good game. It is; with a great single-player adventure and an interesting multiplayer mode with a lot of potential. It takes some getting used to, but if you manage to do that, you'll enjoy yourself for many hours to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A remake of a remake that stands on its own on the PlayStation Vita.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puppeteer is a unique game with extraordinary characters, bizarre levels and a highly dreamy atmosphere. The story's a lot of fun, the humor's enticing and the soundtrack truly wonderful. The lack of co-op features is a shame, though.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After two action-heavy episodes, this third part focuses more on the story. Because of this, the interaction is severely limited when compared to previous entries in the franchise, though the story and characters are more than enough to keep you entertained.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 14 doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel, but then again... it doesn't need to. Deep controls that are both challenging and accessible make for an excellent hockey simulation, strengthened by a large variety of game modes, state-of-the-art visuals and top-notch commentary tracks. If you're into hockey, you owe it to yourself to give NHL 14 a shot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As expected, the Borderlands franchise translates perfectly into Telltales' series format. Fondly recommended.