Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 1,203 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Unfinished Swan
Lowest review score: 10 Yasai Ninja
Score distribution:
1203 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bloodborne: The Old Hunters is much more of the same from what is already an outstanding game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A handheld masterpiece, and a shining example of how unique hardware features should be handled. Its short running time is mostly overshadowed by its compelling mix of platforming, combat, and personalisation – a brilliantly crafted gameplay combination that'll keep you glued to the wonderful world that Media Molecule has created.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you also take into account the discounted price point, massive amount of variety, and local multiplayer, then it’s impossible not to recommend this dream package to anyone with even a passing interest in the side-scrolling genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD serves up a cannon blast of brilliance. At its core is a traditional tower defence game with a gorgeous aesthetic, but its considered gameplay, taxing tactics, and satisfying reward loop will make you dance to the beat of its drum. This will tear through your defences and devour your time like a gluttonous fiend. Don't miss this monstrous hit.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioShock Infinite is a sublime shooter set in a magical world. While the campaign’s final third never quite lives up to its breathtaking opening, there’s more than enough intrigue imprisoned within Columbia’s curious suspended districts to keep you compelled from the beginning right through to the very end.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In spite of the usual technical troubles, the quality of the writing in The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 3 – In Harm’s Way is too good to ignore. Indeed, incredible storytelling and character development leads to one of the best chapters in Telltale Games’ library, and after a slightly slow start, this season is now moving at full force.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SuperBot Entertainment has meticulously merged three generations of platform lore into a four-player brawler that's both approachable and cunningly complex.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MLB the Show 12 is an excellent game, incrementally better than its predecessor and still miles ahead of its competitor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At £9.99/$14.99, there's no excuse for fighting fans not to try Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown. Intricate and occasionally obtuse though it may be, it's also wonderfully balanced and endlessly varied; those who get past its initial barriers rarely go back. One of the world's best fighting games at this price should not be missed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining 2D platforming, hack and slash action, and RPG elements, this title is sure to appeal to a broad variety of gamers looking for an adventure that is both accessible for long grinds or quick pick up and play bouts.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of its story, the fifth instalment in the series may leave some fans wanting more, but overall, the release proves to be a fitting, brutally brilliant finale to Hideo Kojima's beloved saga.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it presents itself as a racing game, the title's real heart lies in its details. It's a game that makes good on the promise of its PS3 predecessor, and restores a soul and energy to the series that has been missing of late.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witness is an intelligent, expertly crafted puzzle game with ceaselessly satisfying gameplay. It becomes bafflingly complex, yet the free-roaming nature of the island means that you'll never be stuck for long. In addition, the way in which it communicates new elements is nothing short of masterful. All in all, Jonathan Blow's latest is an enormous triumph.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a masterpiece, lovingly crafted by both teams at Level-5 and Studio Ghibli. It's bursting with so much character, humour, strength, and sorrow that it's impossible to put down. The lively animation and whimsical design is flawless, with memorable characters that will stay with you throughout your entire gaming career. The narrative may not seem particularly groundbreaking at first, but this is an adventure that's unlike any other.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only does it have an impressive combat system and interesting quests, it features a reactive world that you can truly leave your mark on. Add in a winning sense of humour, well thought-out gameplay systems, and a charming aesthetic, and you're left with an RPG that would be a sin to miss.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Velocity Ultra has found a perfect home on Vita: it plays even better due to the extra inputs, and it's exactly the sort of game that you can whip out for a couple of minutes on a bus or an hour at home. It's a strong display of FuturLab's mastery of the PlayStation download domain – this absolutely belongs on your system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Child of Light has a few flaws, but these don’t prevent it from being an instant classic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transistor is an absolute triumph: a stunning sensory experience that buoys its lofty ambitions on a rock solid strategic core.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a genre that's traditionally concerned more with open combat, Invisible, Inc.'s stealth focus is a revelation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Short of not being a fan of the Borderlands franchise, this an incredibly impressive outing – and the fact that it’s not riddled with bugs is just the icing on the cake.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its intricate story-telling and choice systems are something that'll come to define the series as one of the greatest stories ever told in video games, while its mix of gunplay and RPG elements are delivered in perfect measures.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with the lack of updated controls in two of the three titles, the intriguing storylines and updated graphics are well worth a look, giving you enough reason to sneak past the drawbacks.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Telltale Borderlands game sounds very strange on paper, but this series, and the finale in particular, illustrate exactly why this pairing has worked. The finale sets itself up for a second season, and we very much hope that we get one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might very well be the best Hot Shots Golf game to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite simply, this is an excellent action RPG.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beautiful new areas, incredible story, and massive additions to existing content make Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward an amazing package.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hotline Miami on the PS4 is the same intense, gripping experience that we've already come to love on other platforms, but with the use of the DualShock 4's new capabilities and smooth ergonomics, it easily lives up to the thrills of its past exploits.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the industry's current love of rehashing games that are barely a year old is something that we should all be very suspicious of, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is so much more than just a simple clean-up job.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kutaro's marvellous journey is packed with characters that are anything but wooden, and a narrative that's both self-aware and effortlessly charming, resulting in one of the best exclusive adventures on the PlayStation 3.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never seen the appeal of these types of games, then chances are this won't change your mind. Devoted fans of the genre, however, will no doubt adore Tom Happ's opus.