Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 1,586 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 INSIDE
Lowest review score: 10 Yasai Ninja
Score distribution:
1587 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of a tutorial, a stunted story mode, and the inclusion of a poorly judged free-to-play component drains some of the colour from the experience, but as soon as you land that special heart attack, you'll quickly forget all about its shortcomings.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Complemented by a beautiful watercolour and cel-shaded art style, and cloaked in an aura of innocence, this is an enjoyable adventure, but it's let down by some occassionally mundane gameplay, frame rate issues, and voice dub faults.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition still holds the portable Warriors crown, then, but the soul of a great PS4 musou title can still be found alive and well here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Planets Under Attack is an accessible, well-rounded strategy game that almost anyone can enjoy. Hiding considerable depth under its colourful exterior, the title does a great job of easing you into the rhythm of the genre. Despite some off-balance gameplay and presentation issues, this is another solid addition to the PSN's bulging catalogue.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA Playgrounds is a good modern take on the old-school arcade basketball game genre. It brings enough new ideas to the court to keep things feeling fresh, but at heart, it still retains the charm and accessibility that made NBA Jam such a beloved franchise. There are a few kicks with the shooting mechanics and rebounding is less than ideal, but the gameplay is strong enough in other areas to ensure it's still an overall slam dunk.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Papo & Yo is not a technically perfect game, and is perhaps a little short for the asking price, but it covers a topic that is rarely discussed in the world of video games thoughtfully with an inventive style that provokes an emotional response at several points.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz is packed to the rafters with great content, but lengthy load times and clunky menus break its flow. The original game remains the best in the series, but this is still well worth a roll.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The charm, style, and sophistication by which it mixes up so many different styles successfully is a testament both to RIVE's great design and also some of the most beloved games of years gone by.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Smart As offers an enjoyable mental workout, which is complemented by some outstanding connectivity features. It's a shame that so much of its content has to be unlocked, but what's included is fun and thoughtfully designed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At over two hours, Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 1: The Enigma is meaty instalment which picks up as strongly as the previous season left off. As a self-contained story, the Riddler’s unique brand of psychotic behaviour makes for a satisfying arc – but it’s the bigger picture involving Bruce and the deranged John Doe that promises plenty for the remainder of this series, and we’re excited to see where it goes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past its sometimes underwhelming level design, Leo's Fortune has plenty in its favour. Its captivating storyline, beautiful art design, and satisfying controls will keep you glued to your screen – just don't expect to be there for long.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pid
    Pid has some truly amazing moments, but they are let down by difficulty spikes and lacklustre controls. The sections where the art style, level design, music, and gameplay slot together are fabulous, and it's worth playing the adventure to experience them for yourself – but don't expect the title to hold your attention like a burst of anti-gravitational light.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Korix is a good strategy, tower defence title for PlayStation VR with solid gameplay, bright and vibrant visuals, and outstanding motion control tracking. Unfortunately, there are some issues with guidance for new players, and only having a small online community means the multiplayer component may go underutilised. Still, this title is definitely worth picking up if you have a few friends who you want to nuke.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Costume Quest 2 is a pretty bog standard RPG, but it’s outfitted with charm by the bucket load, and that’s its real appeal.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not quite the bountiful booty that is One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, but Burning Blood's explosive combat is bound to leave a mark all the same.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Silent Hill HD Collection proves a good way to experience two great horror classics that embody psychic fear and buried emotional pain like no others, with gruesome settings, monstrously imaginative enemies and a thousand creepy, dark hallways.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Destiny of Spirits is less inviting than a longform Biblical analysis at first, but the game gradually gets its hooks into you once you traverse its steep learning curve.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Baseball Riot is a bright, colourful, physics puzzle game that will appeal to a wide audience with its simplistic gameplay, pick-up-and-play controls, and low price tag. It's very obvious similarities to Tennis in the Face prevent it from hitting a home run, but it comfortably makes it to third base.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fated: The Silent Oath is a brief but worthwhile reason to turn your PlayStation VR headset on. While walking simulators in virtual reality are already becoming dime a dozen, Fated actually backs this up with good voice work, characters that are very easy to care about, and a strong, laser-focused art direction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tales of Symphonia deserves your attention. If you can stomach JRPGs at all, you owe it to yourself to check it out. The biggest disappointment in this compilation is the sequel, so we recommend picking up the first game cheaper from the PlayStation Store.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A unique, enjoyable game that could have done with just a dash more substance to go with all that style.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stilted platforming and a short story don't prevent the deep, satisfying combat and multifaceted levels from being worth experiencing more than once. And when you're done, the very first game awaits in all its glory for you to discover – maybe for the first time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This episode is a light, fun romp, and its consistently goofy tone helps to craft the series' identity at long last.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like matriarch Marguerite's dishes, bonus mode Ethan Must Die will prove an acquired taste, but the two other VHS tapes included with Banned Footage Vol. 1 are a delight. Nightmare serves up some surprisingly smart arcade action that fans missing Mercenaries will surely enjoy, while Bedroom is brilliant puzzle sequence that subverts the rules of the main game in order to create a real sense of tension without requiring any enemies at all. There's no question that had this content been incorporated into the main campaign it would have been an even stronger package overall, but as a standalone it's still easy to recommend.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark - Ultimate Edition is definitely the most content complete version of Curve Studios’ espionage escapade, but that doesn’t prevent it from being best suited to portable play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder is a fun title that just about pulls off its strange cocktail of genres. The Monty Python-like presentation is executed well and suits the game’s off-the-wall appeal, and its trio of modes and online or offline multiplayer give the game some legs beyond the story. Moreover, the gameplay offers a lot of potential for daft fun despite some sluggish boulder controls and frustrating AI balance issues. If you’re after something different, or enjoy some cathartic destruction in your games, you’ll have a ball.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unlike The Taken King, Rise of Iron isn't an essential reincarnation of Destiny, but it is an expansion that delivers on its promise of rejuvenating Bungie's shooter – even if it does refuse to step outside of the game's well established comfort zone. A few fun story missions, a great new Raid, and a suite of fresh reasons to get back to the grind for better loot should be enough to keep the ever-present darkness at bay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    OlliOlli’s certainly not going to kickstart an extreme sports revival, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth your time. This fairly straightforward side-scrolling skateboarding simulation incorporates some sneaky systems that will keep you hooked until you hit the perfect heelflip and five-o, even if the odd oversight in its leaderboards system will leave you pondering the point.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hardly a revelatory release thus far – but this could yet be great.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Integrity and Faithlessness is a much faster game than previous Star Ocean entries, but it sacrifices narrative and contextual depth for it.

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