Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 1,486 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 Persona 5
Lowest review score: 10 Yasai Ninja
Score distribution:
1487 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The attempts to inject humour fall flat, and the presentation is still cold and clinical as a result, but this shortcoming isn't anywhere near large enough to rock the release's sturdy foundations.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its combat feels fluid and precise, its presentation is mostly gorgeous, and its story – while relatively pedestrian – is told with humour and panache. Unfortunately, a repetitive second half combined with some potentially profanity-provoking platforming hold it back from truly soaring.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEGO Marvel's Avengers assembles the building blocks of a good LEGO game adequately, delivering decent puzzles, comical cut-scenes, and some feel-good fiction for the whole family. However, the formula's definitely starting to wear thin, and it has some niggles that could do with being Iron Man-ed out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After its enjoyable outings on previous platforms, Zen Pinball 2 has arrived on the PS4 in good form. Assuming that you can get past the inflexible purchasing options and cut through the sometimes overwhelming digital gloss, you’ll find a flipping fun game with an addictive core at its steel-coated centre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mutant Mudds Deluxe takes the old-school platforming formula and freshens it up with a unique twist.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The patient, cunning mindset Aragami puts you in with its strictly stealth gameplay is something we long for with more titles. With simple yet smart level design and mechanics, it proves to be a focused title with heart and soul that has learned much from its old masters. But the game does lack polish in its performance and appearance, and the AI can be irritating at times. Fortunately, the release's story, visuals, and sound design ultimately help lift it out of the darkness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Game of Thrones: Episode 6 – The Ice Dragon offers an alright ending to a slightly disappointing spin-off overall.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse has many of the trappings of a fantastic Metroidvania game, but has a few notable flaws holding it back from greatness. For people who can't get enough of the genre, the game will likely serve as an enjoyable and light-hearted diversion, but for gamers looking for a Metroid substitute on the PS4, there are better options like Axiom Verge or Guacamelee! already available on the system.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mission time limits seem unnecessary, but look past them and you’ll find plenty of fun here – especially if you recruit three real-life soldiers to share the frantic foray with.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those willing to invest will find that the loveable characters and attractive art style provide more than enough incentive to replay the game multiple times, but the generic story and often frustrating judgement system prove to be traitors at times.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 25 offers football fanatics the chance to get up close and personal with their beloved pastime.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Terraria proves a snug fit on the Vita.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shiftlings is a fun, quirky title that may surprise those who decide to give it a go.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being a little overwhelming at first, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires blossoms into an engrossing, addictive hack and slash adventure that fans won't want to miss. It's a shame that the game's bogged down by poor presentation and an unstable framerate, but along with the property's trademark combat, strategic elements add some variety to the mix, and the vast amount of customisation options and role-playing systems allow you to forge a legend that's more than worthy of the Three Kingdoms.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More a nifty little virtual reality experience than a game but with an almost overwhelming amount of charm, GNOG is delightful. While it by no means feels like a full-sized title, that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. It may not take you too long to see all that it has to offer, but it's still an absolutely beautiful game that you’ll want to get lost in.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans should know that they won't have to scour the seven seas to find the treasures that One Piece: Unlimited World Red has buried beneath its somewhat rough exterior.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An improperly paced plot and annoying artificial intelligence aside, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is the best Sword Art Online game on PS4. It's utterly packed with content, from the lengthy main campaign and tons of optional side quests all the way through to challenging co-op trials and even dating sim minigames.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not all that unique or different, it is still an experience that strategy RPG fans will appreciate – localisation issues and all.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A compelling platformer despite what its cringe-worthy art-style and occasionally low-budget production values would lead you to believe. The suit switching mechanic is a great inclusion, and it's utilised strongly throughout the game's campaign. Great pacing, satisfying combat and some decent puzzles elevate Zack Zero to a surprisingly enjoyable status, even if it's not exactly brimming with fresh ideas of its own.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tekken Revolution is more experimental than Combot, but solid execution on some admittedly controversial ideas ensure that this free-to-play fighter is worth a bash. Franchise fans will feel more frustrated than Devil Jin upon witnessing the watered down gameplay mechanics, but casual combatants may find themselves lured back into the wacky world of the King of Iron Fist Tournament on the back of the digital download’s inherent accessibility and free entry fee.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're itching to suit up and fight some crime for the first time, then it's probably best to zipline straight to the game's superior predecessors.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its minimalistic looks belie a real head scratching experience, which will push your brain to its absolute limits. It can be a little tricky to get into – and even then, it probably won't be for everyone – but give it a chance, and you'll find a delightfully challenging experience.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite several unnecessarily daft design choices, jumping into the shoes of Kirito can be a lot of fun, and for the game's budget price, it's easy to recommend to anyone who's up for a spot of anime adventure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Toto Temple Deluxe is a recommended multiplayer game that deserves a look. This is fast, fun, squeal-inducing action for all of the family/herd.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a title to play over a weekend – or between other games with more substance – it can't really be knocked, but don't expect to be feeling light fingered forever.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, there is much to commend in this magical blaster – just make sure that you bring a friend.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is a thoroughly enjoyable romp through a haunted world. What the game lacks in plot originality, it makes up for with its interesting and unique game mechanics, as well as its wonderfully designed cast. It can be accursed with repetition, but there's ultimately a lot to wrap your head around, and the many tactical nuances do a lot to keep boredom at bay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is an entertaining title with a few disappointing aspects, including linear puzzles and awkward animations, which makes for a lukewarm revival.

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