Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 691 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us Remastered
Lowest review score: 20 That Trivia Game
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 76 out of 691
691 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Balancing issues and a backstabbing camera put a limit on the fun, but a diverse cast and surprisingly competent narrative should keep fans fighting well into the late hours – just remember to play it beneath the sheets.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Skylanders: Trap Team brings enough new tricks to keep Activision’s cash cow entertaining for another year, but we sense that there may need to be some more meaningful changes next time around.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DriveClub’s balanced physics and impressive presentation make for an all-around excellent racer, even if there’s still a lot of room for Evolution Studios to expand and improve upon. However, the overly aggressive AI and archaic progression system may deter non-racing fans, while the ongoing online issues remain infuriating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Just Dance 2015 is much like its predecessors, but in the struggle to do something ‘new’ with the game, Ubisoft has added a lot of features that are not really worth bothering with.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the dull plot, basic character design, and occasional buggy boss fights, the overall mood of Lords of the Fallen is fantastic – even if you’re forced to play it alone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Freedom Wars is a solid action RPG that's put behind bars by a slew of elements that end up lacking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Costume Quest 2 is a pretty bog standard RPG, but it’s outfitted with charm by the bucket load, and that’s its real appeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Borderlands: The Pre Sequel plays very much like the previous entries in the series, with only minor additions being made to the formula. If you’re still up for more Borderlands, then you’ll find yourself right at home, but if you had your fill of the humour and gameplay after the last outing, then it may be best to hang up your holster and wait to see what the inevitable next-gen offering brings.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is an incredibly humble game, both in gameplay and presentation, but one that is tense, satisfying, and totally hypnotic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Natural Doctrine’s combat system is ingenious, but it’s obstructed by its complexity, while the remaining aspects of the release just about fulfil their roles to the point of adequacy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the Ninjago construction sets and television series are sure to love being able to take control of their favourite heroes, but anyone simply looking for a new action adventure to play through may not be overly enchanted with this one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed Rogue isn’t really a Black Flag sequel, but nor is it Ubisoft cashing in on PS3 owners. It feels more like a really expansive piece of DLC that’s loaded with things to look at and places to go while acting as a solid continuation of a successful story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! doesn’t look especially impressive, but its classic gameplay is engaging enough to keep you hooked in short bursts. While it never attempts to re-invent the wheel, there’s a competent arcade experience here – and it’s that fruity core that will keep you coming back for more.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing quite like Champion Jockey on PS3, and Tecmo Koei is to be commended for an in-depth portrayal of the horse racing world: what could have been a cheap throwaway is instead a surprisingly lengthy pursuit. The Move controls are enjoyable without being essential and the career mode would have seemed out-dated five years ago, but if you want something original and don't mind a gamble you could find yourself backing a winner.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want something simple and a little bit stupid to play along with friends - and you've got a couple of PlayStation Move controllers spare - there's no better option on PS3 right now. It's like a good Chinese dinner you know, with the sweet and the sour.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An inviting mini-game compilation that gets a lot right. Its slick PlayStation Move implementation is a stark reminder of the device's potential, and the entire package is buoyed by a strong art direction and a good variety of activities. Sadly it's let down by a poorly thought out interface and some inexplicable loading issues.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good little game that makes involving use of PlayStation Move, elevating a fairly straightforward slash 'em up into something more fun. However, while Zindagi's motion controls excelled in Sports Champions, they are slightly too inconsistent in this adventure setting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tell-tale signs of the game's cheap production value can be found throughout Heavy Fire: Afghanistan but, even with its shortcomings, the game does a good job of recreating the intensity of battling enemy combatants in modern day Afghanistan by putting you in the boots of one very brave Army soldier, light gun style.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Winter Stars might not quite rival Sports Champions for your go-to multiplayer sports game, but it's still got some qualities going for it: look past the dodgy dialogue and cut scenes and the single-player campaign isn't half bad. It's a little rough around the edges and doesn't quite get the best out of Move, but there are considerably worse sports games out there.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Move Fitness may come across as rather limited in some ways, and doesn't quite match its Move competition, but there's a good selection of exercises that are highly enjoyable for the most part, particularly the boxing and ball-throwing elements.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those who'll be hunting fugitives alone might want to hunt somewhere else, but if you can scrounge up a co-op mate, then this bounty is worth pursuing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the motion and camera controls leave much to be desired, there is a huge amount of gameplay in this title for anyone looking to discover all areas and level up all their skills.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All Zombies Must Die! is cute and quirky in tone, and there's a lot to like about its self-referential narrative and bonkers arsenal of augmented weapons - radioactive sword anyone? - but the game's unwillingness to extend further on its own great concepts leaves the experience feeling a tad repetitive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a game that will show you just about every in and out of the Vita's control experience, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more thorough showing than Little Deviants. Of course, if you're looking for a game that will keep you engaged for the duration and coming back for more, you might want to look elsewhere.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With the short amount of gameplay and overly easy mechanics, House of the Dead III has not aged gracefully.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the game's underlying technology is impressive, there's just not enough content to keep you coming back.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Top Darts does a great job of replicating the feel of playing darts, but the campaign mode fails to encourage you to invest in its outstanding roster of modes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SSX
    If you're prepared to stick to its well-crafted online modes and endure its over-sensitive handling the fun just about outweighs the moments of frustration brought about by questionable course design and the poorly implemented rewind mechanic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with the rehashed environments, enemies and boss battles, Army Corps of Hell still manages to deliver satisfying bursts of strategy action.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen stealthily slips its unique action into the starting line of Vita's launch titles. As the most powerful gaming handheld yet seen, low budget titles don't fully do Vita justice, though, and Shinobido 2 is no different.