Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 844 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 844
844 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A colourful, addictive, and satisfying platformer, Cloudberry Kingdom is fantastic fun, and only gets more enjoyable when friends are added to the mix. Whether you enjoy quick stints of responsive platforming, or you’re determined to top the competitive online leaderboards, this endless supply of randomly generated content delivers plenty of difficult but delicious value.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode One - A Bump in the Night sets the scene on an enjoyable world, and introduces some entertaining puzzles in the process. The stiff challenge is well balanced with lots of hints, though the difficulty does feel a little at odds with the child-friendly aesthetic. Nevertheless, the presentation is exquisite throughout, and we're already looking forward to the next instalment in this charming series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The collection represents a great opportunity to jump back to a time when Squaresoft was seemingly unconquerable, and if you're totally new to the franchise, it's difficult to think of a better starting point.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dying Light starts out disappointing, but once you allow its brand of undead action to circulate your bloodstream, it can be difficult to put down.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DmC: Devil May Cry - Definitive Edition is one of the more thoughtful remasters on the PS4, and its emphasis on modifiers means that you can more or less tailor the experience to your tastes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fortunately, the small changes do improve the overall package – and Visual Concepts already had an outstanding basis to work from. Basketball fans will find everything that they want and more here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd not only delivers the sequel that fans of the franchise asked for, but makes subtle changes throughout to add polish to an already rock solid system. Those put off by the music are unlikely to feel the rhythm of this release, but the converted will find their dancing feet in no time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Resident Evil has small issues here and there, and the silly writing and survival gameplay have never been for everybody, but these negatives don't change the fact that this is a fantastic release. The REmake is as enjoyable as ever, enhanced by small improvements that make it that much more playable, and the whole experience hints at just how great a new "classic" Resident Evil could be with today's technology behind it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An entertaining handling model coupled with copious amounts of content make this a must-own option for motorsport aficionados, while the ability to tune the experience to your own personal skill level means that those in need of training wheels will enjoy their time in the saddle, too.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, whether you’re new to the franchise or not, the abandoned underground has never looked this inviting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Cave may not be enough to restore adventure games to their former glory, but its clever storytelling, even smarter puzzles, and enchanting art style make it an escapade absolutely worth taking. Despite the occasionally tedious platforming, this is a satisfying experience – and one that you won't forget in a hurry.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Broken Age makes an excellent case for why the adventure game genre deserves to exist in this medium. Indeed, it's a wonderfully charming title that really feels like a celebration of the point-and-click format. Sure, it doesn't necessarily do anything ground breaking, but it doesn't really need to.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The complex tactical nature of the title won't appeal to everybody, but it's ultimately what sets it apart. If you're looking for a new shooter with a deep single player campaign, then Starhawk isn't it, but if you're in the market for a clever and fundamentally different multiplayer game, then this should absolutely be on your radar.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a fiery feast, the experience can be punishing at times – but the overall feeling of reward when you succeed far outweighs the fleeting sting of a lost item or two.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punchy, futuristic weapons, even faster gameplay, and additional agility make Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a joy to play, both offline and online.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An essential winter warmer for those in need of some Christmas or New Year's Eve entertainment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As you’d expect, new characters are introduced, the writing and voice acting is outstanding, and you’ll feel more protective of protagonist Clementine than any previous episode. We are a little concerned that the already established character may influence your decisions a little too much, but this is still an undeniably strong opening to another promising Telltale Games series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a bit challenging for some, but it's fair if you're willing to invest some effort, resulting in a surprisingly strong platforming experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The upgrade to HD in Sigma on PS3 was a visual tour de force and it's even more so on Vita's beautiful OLED screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While its urban tone can be a little grating, the consideration put into the game's attacking mechanics make it a surprisingly deep and replayable package.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Meruru is a niche title. Those who love Japanese-style games or who get a kick out of playing with crafting systems will absolutely be in love the second the game boots up. There are a few minor faults, for sure, but if Atelier Meruru has what you're looking for you're going to have a hard time putting it down.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ratloop Asia's greatest achievement with Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is the successful combination of diverse 2D gameplay, dark story tones, atmospheric visual settings, and imaginative audio work. This delightful handheld port will surprise Vita gamers who wrongly anticipate a generic platformer or shooter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is a deep, engaging, and incredibly intelligent visual novel. It's a shame that the game doesn't do more with the hardware, but its meaningful player decisions, taxing puzzle elements, and unforgivably mature themes fuse to create one of the best Vita titles so far.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wet and mild ride through a spirit-infested city, Rain is soaked with smart stealth-lite systems and awe-inducing presentation. The simple puzzles and short running time wash away some of its triumphs, and it certainly won’t leave you streaming like Japan Studio’s most memorable excursions, but the adventure will still linger on your lips like a kiss under a dark cloud.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gameplay is quick, satisfying, and often chaotic, and the stratagem system gives the action a unique identity. The only question mark here is the one that hangs over the title's community, which must be sustained if the shooter is to realise its impressive potential.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re fortunate enough to dig your way past the rock-solid opening hours, a never-ending supply of treasure eagerly awaits your discovery.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TowerFall: Ascension is a game that relies heavily on your social standing. The mechanics are entertaining, the presentation is charming, and the whole affair is top fun – assuming that you have some friends to play with.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA 2K14 on the PS4 is a stunning digital facsimile of basketball.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 is a light hearted RPG that allows you to shut down your brain, without ever losing its challenge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is everything that you could hope for from a remake: old issues have been resolved, the levels now flow much more naturally, and the world has never looked better.