Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 482 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Unfinished Swan
Lowest review score: 20 Magus
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 482
482 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As diverting as Frobisher Says undoubtedly is, we're not entire sure it will remain on your memory card by that point - especially if you have a 4GB or 8GB variant and are already pushed for storage space.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unit 13 showcases the strengths of the PlayStation Vita fairly well, with the quality of its core gameplay complemented by the accessibility of its mission design. Some of the objectives let the format down, but for the most part the game is perfectly suited to its parent platform.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minor tweaks to the swing mechanic improve the rhythm of play but don't do enough to reinvigorate the series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Rayman 3 HD is little more than an upscale of its initial release; it features the same models and the same wayward camera, which reduces its appeal when compared to more modern platformers. However, it still has bags of imagination and these flaws don't entirely diminish its appeal, only dent it. Rayman 3 HD is still a great platformer – it's just one that's showing its age.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've been dribbling to play a soccer game on that big, shiny widescreen, you're in luck – but be warned that, though FIFA Football plays well through its flaws, in a matter of months there will almost certainly be an expanded, improved and numbered update that's not been rushed for launch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple, magical and wholly entertaining, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 lets you relive the final years of the Harry Potter fiction in a charming LEGO world. The simple pick-up-and-play approach makes this adventure completely accessible to younger ages, while still offering enough entertainment to keep the oldest of fans playing into the wee hours of the night.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The simplistic combat paired with strategic gameplay offers a fantastic experience for those gamers who are either new to strategy games or just wish to play a quick game with a few of their friends. Even though frustrating at times, Awesomenauts is a great addition to the PSN's strategic game line-up - as long as you keep the moronic NPCs off your team.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic 4: Episode II is good - not great, not very good, just good. Its physics are better than the first game and the broad nods to past games will please fans, but the music is a disappointment and the combo moves limit the flowing momentum that would have nudged it into "very good" territory.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PixelJunk 4am is a really ambitious package that provides some of the best implementation of the PlayStation Move controller to date. Those with a passing interest in music production will get a lot of entertainment, but it's important to note that the unrestricted design makes it more of a tool than a game. Some control niggles limit what is feasibly possible, and the quality of the samples isn't always great, but the ability to perform live over the PlayStation Network is one of the most exhilarating and innovative ideas to grace the platform in years.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PlayStation Move has struggled to find defining software that justifies its existence, but Sorcery represents the most ambitious attempt yet. Its seamless integration of natural motion controls makes it the best example of Move's potential to date, and while the campaign lacks replay value, it's still worth experiencing if you want to put Sony's underutilised wand to use.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it won't win any best-of-genre awards, Grasshopper does a lot right with Lollipop Chainsaw. Once the core combat finds its rhythm and comes into its own, Juliet's first outing is a solid take on the beat-em-up with a killer comic book aesthetic, memorable characters and genuinely funny writing. But - and this is a really big one - the unnecessarily oppressive language blows the game past the boundaries of fun schlock into distasteful territory, turning what otherwise feels like a fun and playful pop song into a GG Allin joint. If that's something you can deal with then by all means give Lollipop Chainsaw a swing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the PS3 version is superior, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes on Vita crosses the finish line right on its tail.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are already better two-dimensional blob-based puzzlers on Vita, but Puddle is not entirely without merit. The title's impressive variety and evolving mechanics ensure that it's an experience worth dipping your toes into, even if its many difficulty spikes and inefficient communication will make you want to liquidate the expensive platform you're playing it on.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD does not fail or slam; the ride may become a little sketchy when its game engine jolts or stutters, but its core arcade gameplay is as fun and fluid today as it was in 1999.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot to like about the game's single-player campaign, but sloppy shooting and some technical issues detract from its cinematic achievements. Once again multiplayer is perhaps the highlight of the package, serving up a punchy competitive and co-operative experience that, while unlikely to consume your gaming attention for months on end, is a lot more than meets the eye.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    F1 2012 is heavily flawed gem. Visually stunning and eminently thrilling one minute, needlessly ugly and overtly annoying the next, it's a game that really doesn't do enough to improve over last season's effort. What's worse is that fans of the series have been voraciously pouncing on any chance to complain about these issues to the developer for two years now, and they – once again – seem to have been ignored. With that said, the game is just as good as it was last year – just not as good as we'd expect it to be by now.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 6 steers Capcom's survival-horror series in an even more action-oriented direction – and comes up short in some places as a result. However, if you can forgive the troublesome camera and woeful partner AI, there's still a lot to like about this third-person shooter.
    • 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.
    • 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
    In many ways, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is suppressed by Ubisoft Sofia's own outrageous ambitions. The plot meanders between ingenious and incomprehensible, sadly settling on the latter for great chunks of the single-player campaign. The gameplay is recognisable and confidently recreated, and there are moments when Aveline's pocketable adventure threatens to outdo its console counterparts – but the experience is mired by a communicative murkiness that's not entirely unlike its depiction of the Louisiana bayou's bogs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ragnarok Odyssey falls short in a few areas, but there is still enough quality gameplay to encourage you to persevere through the repetitive missions and slow character progression system. Fans of the RPG genre in particular should check out this title, while everyone else might want to adopt a more cautious attitude before approaching.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wonderbook: Book of Spells is magical – but it doesn't have enough content to match its otherwise exemplary ideas. If you – or a family member – are hungry for more background on the history of Hogwarts, then this is a must-have package. But while it represents a rare sojourn in sorcery for unworthy Muggles, it casts an Imperio charm that's disappointingly short-lived.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've always wanted to play the Dreamcast version of Under Defeat but have never felt brave enough to stump up the large amount of cash to do so, then this PS3 update is the answer to your prayers. It offers not only the original edition, but a spruced-up HD variant as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the single-player campaign is far from a strong point of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 due to its clumsy narrative, ill-judged sections and short length, the online multiplayer still hits all of the right targets. Some crucial changes ensure that it's a decent fit for a range of skill levels and more flexible than before, and the Zombies mode has been improved once again. It might not fire on all cylinders, but as a multiplayer game, Black Ops 2 is still in the upper ranks.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Black Knight Sword is a memorable game – but not because of its gameplay. Its art style and incredibly creepy atmosphere elevate it above mediocrity, even though its difficulty and awkward controls are certain to frustrate. Overcoming the title's trials and tribulations makes for a satisfying experience, but don't expect your dreams to ever be the same again.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The first half of Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection is near pointless, but fans of the franchise will be delighted with Budokai 3. It's still the most balanced and detailed Dragon Ball fighting game available, and is a testament to how good licensed games can be when given the opportunity to evolve. It's just a shame that we never got a fourth instalment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fuel Tiracas is a solid amalgamation of a number of traditional titles, and is utterly addictive in short bursts. The novelty does wear off eventually, but for the grand sum of £0.40/$0.49, this is well worth adding to your PlayStation Mobile collection.