Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 838 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 20 Zombeer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 90 out of 838
838 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Granted, the game doesn’t do much to take advantage of the PS4’s supercharged hardware – but when the core action’s this fun, we’re not even sure that the Hulk would be able to get angry about that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s a wealth of entertaining content that’ll keep you coming back for more, and, even if you get frustrated, you’re frequently showered with in-game achievements, which provides the necessary encouragement for one more go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the under-the-hood gameplay improvements and additions that really make the difference, then; engaging in mental battles with base runners, pitchers, and even outfielders is a big part of the experience this time out. As a result, this is the best entry in a franchise that's showing no signs of slowing down – even after ten years of success.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine example of how pointing technology can add something worthwhile and extra to a platformer. There's plenty of game to get your head around, and it's all delivered with wonderful presentation - including enough colour to fill a huge box of Crayola - and infectious music that stays in your mind for hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though its approach doesn't always succeed, it's comforting to see Ubisoft experiment with the franchise so it doesn't become stale; Assassin's Creed III may not deliver on the revolution that was promised, but it keeps hope alive that we might see one in the not-so-distant future.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a platformer, Never Alone is solid, but not exactly revolutionary.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Misplaced microtransactions sully the experience slightly – but this is still only a few scratches short of a flawless victory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Batman 2 is refreshingly straightforward, rarely frustrating and tailored perfectly to younger gamers. It also treats adults with respect, with universally appealing humour and gameplay that is relatively free of faff and full of fun. Though it's unfortunately dragged down by some technical hitches, on the whole it's a heroic effort and probably the best LEGO game to date. Thanks to the open world and voice acting, it's certainly the most ambitious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PopCap deserves credit for taking an existing concept, and making it blossom all over again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beauty of BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 – Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is in its variety. Never content to rest on its laurels, the energetic adventure dashes from one mechanic to the next, resulting in a release that rarely outstays its welcome.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is a superb sequel that successfully builds upon its predecessor's already addictive formula.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gunslugs packs a real punch by giving you plenty of bang for your buck.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve already played every hole to death on the Vita, then it’s probably not worth the second membership fee, but if this is your first trip to the clubhouse, then get comfortable – you’re going to be sticking around for some time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you missed out on this clever take on the zombie apocalypse the first time around, then OMG HD Zombies is a must buy. The fresh undead types and overhauled visuals will offer something new for seasoned slayers, while the sheer satisfaction of the core gameplay loop will delight newcomers. The leaderboards could have been better implemented, but don't let that put you off this hearty helping of guts and gore.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pix the Cat is a fiendishly addictive arcade experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Disney clearly had children in mind when designing Disney Infinity, the toy-infused fantasy worlds are excellent fun for youngsters and adults alike. Despite being held back by a couple of framerate issues and screen freezing problems, this cornucopia of physical and in-game joy still manages to cast a spell over its audience, offering swashbuckling action, magical adventures, and practically limitless creation and customisation options.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be sneaking onto Sony’s handheld more silently than the cunning raccoon at the centre of its adventures, but The Sly Collection provides the best platforming antics that you can currently find on the pocketable format.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV does everything in its presidential power to create a sandbox experience that constantly rewards and always surprises – and it succeeds. Despite the reused assets, a few questionable design choices, and the sometimes shaky technical performance, there’s still nothing in gaming quite like mowing down alien scum in a nitrous-charged golf cart, all while blasting Haddaway’s What Is Love from the radio. That’s what makes Saints Row special.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some of the gameplay ingredients don't necessarily work that well together – with the combat in particular leaving a bitter aftertaste – you'll at least be able to cleanse your palate with another draft of its fun base building and resource management, and that'll keep you coming back for more servings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The DLC is let down by a dwindling online user base, but get a group of friends together, and the reasonably priced add-on will almost always hit the mark.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apotheon is not perfect, but it's still more than fit for a God. Minor crashing and design issues aside, this gorgeously presented action platformer packs plenty of variety beneath its pottery-inspired shell.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late achieves an ease of entry to allow newer players to experience and immerse themselves in traditional 2D fighting action, without sacrificing depth in the higher tiers of gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the frustrating - and completely optional - touch controls and lack of an online multiplayer mode, Lumines Electronic Symphony is the best in the series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark sneaks past the usual tactical espionage action tropes, serving up a fast-paced adventure that's enjoyable in short bursts. While the release could have used a little more visual impact, the leaderboard loop is moreish, and there's plenty to do. Keep your viewfinder focused on this one, and don't let it slip you by.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is an exceptional port of an already entertaining escapade, but outside of the extravagant visuals, there’s not a whole lot to sweeten the purchase a second time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an incredible variety of things to see and do, WWE 2K14 provides dozens of hours of content that both wrestling veterans and newcomers alike will enjoy. It’s unfortunate that some of the series' previous niggles remain, but we’d like to think that these issues will be eradicated by the time that we get to grapple next year’s inevitable PlayStation 4 release.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While 1001 Spikes’ extreme difficulty may pose a barrier to some, masochists will enjoy every minute of this punishing platformer. Tight controls and massive replay value make this a brilliantly brutal experience – and one of the PS4’s better side-scrollers to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ys: Memories of Celceta doesn’t bring anything new to the action RPG table, but makes such strong use of its combat that it’s still hard to put down. It may not have the most engrossing narrative or original ideas, but it still manages to keep you hooked throughout the course of its campaign.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DiRT purists will feel put off by Showdown's unruly sense of style, but Codemasters is clearly coveting a different audience with its latest jaunt on the race track. Slick multiplayer and an outstanding roster of activities make for an enjoyable ride, even if it is a predominantly exhausting one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A short second half and some technical issues let it down, but Darksiders II is still a fantastic, ambitious action-adventure that does plenty right. The combat is satisfying, the upgrade systems are full of possibility, and at its high points it not only hits the right notes but slices them clean through. If you're after a large scale fantasy adventure that makes you think as well as fight, Darksiders II is where it's at this year.