Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 734 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 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
Lowest review score: 20 Magus
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 81 out of 734
734 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, while a handful of the 20 games on offer in Start the Party! Save the World are highly entertaining, given that this is meant to be a family package that can entertain all ages and indeed start the party, Supermassive Games needs to work harder to give PS3 the Move-enabled party game it truly deserves next time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite lengthy loading times, problematic multiplayer and a dull story, there's definitely some fun and a decent amount of gameplay hidden deep inside the depths of Dungeon Hunter: Alliance for serious fans of the dungeon crawler genre. For the rest, it would be wise to sheath that sword and wait for a discount or significant patch, because even with the additional elements added to the game, the lack of overall improvement just doesn't justify the nearly quadrupled cost from the previous versions, and new functions feel added on for the sake of adding rather than improvement.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden III's overly cinematic action and dramatic storyline soon falls into abstruse repetition, but in pleasing those not accustomed to the series' hardcore action roots, Team Ninja inadvertently ripped the spine out of the near perfection combat that the series' gameplay structure was founded upon.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a shockingly brief single-player campaign, and an enjoyable but inconsistent multiplayer mode, your enjoyment of Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will depend almost entirely on your desire for a portable entry in Activision's blockbuster series. The title delivers a satisfactory first-person experience, but falls seriously short in substance. Sony Cambridge will, in all probability, better this effort in virtually every area with its forthcoming Killzone: Mercenary, which ultimately makes the shooter hard to recommend.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse doesn't make the best use of its licence. The humour isn't as funny in this format, and the experience is padded by repetitive fetch quests. Fans of the show may derive some enjoyment out of the in-jokes and multiplayer, but everyone else should avoid at all costs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Epic Mickey 2 represents a big drop in quality over its predecessor. Given the switch from the relatively underpowered Wii, that just shouldn't be the case. Stepping away from the innovative core of the previous title has lumbered this sequel in sub-standard platform land, making it difficult for us to recommend.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This sloppy adventure is best left locked in the book cabinet along with all of the other forgotten fairy tales.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you have to give Sumioni: Demon Arts something, it’s that it’s a beautifully flawed game. The bold art direction makes way for occasionally uninspiring backdrops, repetitive gameplay, and irritating music. The nonsensical story provides characters you don’t care about and a world you must save that you know nothing of. The developers clearly thought that the art style and touch screen controls were enough to make up for the issues, but they're not. This is a let down on nearly every level.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    WRC Powerslide is a visually attractive experiment with an unclear purpose.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Jeremy McGrath's Offroad has raced into a genre saturated with more competent competitors, and it pulls up in last place as a result. While the game doesn't necessarily do anything offensive, it's still a subpar experience with a major identity crisis. If you're looking for an enjoyable offroad racer, there are much better options on the PS3. Don't waste your time with this cheaper sub-standard alternative.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you liked the original, then you'll probably enjoy Dead Island: Riptide – but this feels more like a big expansion pack than a standalone sequel. Newcomers will be frustrated by the buggy gameplay, while long term fans will be baffled by the unfixed glitches. The game is at its best in co-op, but, despite some decent presentation, it's still not really worth the admission fee.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a friend, there’s certainly some mindless fun to be had with Narco Terror, especially during the opening hour or so – but even then the title misfires on a technical level, and shoots blanks when it comes to providing a truly addictive hook. As a single player game, though, this is the epitome of a bad trip, with an explosive difficulty curve that eventually detonates any sense of prior enjoyment into tiny little pieces.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Farming Simulator is nowhere near ripe enough for an unwavering recommendation, but budding agronomists will unearth the seeds of a compelling experience germinating beneath its grubby exterior. The title’s got more warts than an infected potato, but if you’re itching for something a little out of the ordinary, there’s the husk of an enjoyable husbandry excursion here.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Skydive: Proximity Flight is fun at first, but it plummets prompter than bungee jumper with the wrong length cord. With little other than a flimsy campaign mode to keep you occupied, the thrill of swooping through a never-ending sequence of coloured rings will soon outstay its welcome, and you’ll quickly be looking elsewhere to get your fix of extreme exhilaration.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you can overlook the eroticisms, tune out the monotonous story, and focus purely on the relatively enjoyable button-mashing combat, then you’re gold. But if you're like the rest of us who can’t, Valhalla Knights 3 is probably best left for a really, really rainy day.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you simply can't resist the urge to use the Force against piggy Storm Troopers, then put that wallet away and buy the mobile version.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unless you’re a die-hard fan of both franchises, we recommend that you leave this one in a galaxy far, far away.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everyone else looking to relive the past may be better off tackling one of the Blue Blur’s adventures, though – and letting this blue blob fester in the pipes beneath the sink.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom is never inherently bad, but it’s far too basic to compete in a genre that’s brimming with better options.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whichever release in the series you compare it to, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition will always come off worst.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ethan: Meteor Hunter plays around with some interesting concepts, but although its pitched as Super Meat Boy meets Braid, it fails to do either justice. With frustrating controls and irritating puzzles, we recommend avoiding this one like the plague.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For an idol management game with promise and potential, it's a shame to see Neptune and her friends hit such a bum note – and a really repetitive bum note at that.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Enemy Front is a valiant effort with a few original twists on the familiar military format, but its solid multiplayer component and sizeable solo locales can’t make up for a distinct lack of polish.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While this won’t put off those who managed to overlook the shortcomings of the previous two games, those looking to sign up for the first time on this voyage may want to seriously consider if the pirate life is for them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Considering that EA Sports took an extra year to craft NHL 15, the wealth of missing features here is inexcusable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With its basic controls and guilt-free deaths, The Muppets Movie Adventures is a competent place for your child to start their gaming adventure. Everyone else, though, will find this title’s lack of depth and, worse, lack of fan service a bit of a letdown.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s the repetitiveness that really hurts Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops – there’s just not a lot else to see beyond the first few missions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Framerate fluctuations render Tetris Ultimate almost unplayable, and while these issues only seem to occur when online, disconnecting tends to strip the title of much of its appeal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bleak backdrop of Franciade sums up this miserable outing, as you engage in dreary underground missions built around the most rudimentary of brazier-based puzzles.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    AMY
    The trial-and-error nature of the level design, and the heinous save and checkpoint system make it a game that's infuriating to play. A slew of fundamental design decisions ruin a collection of great ideas, and that's unfortunate. AMY is not a tense game, it's a frustrating one. But what's most disappointing of all is that beneath the shoddy execution, it had real potential.