Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 1,404 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone
Lowest review score: 10 Yasai Ninja
Score distribution:
1406 game reviews
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    • 40 Critic Score
    There's a decent game buried somewhere beneath the muck, but scrubbing it off will take monster-like determination.
    • 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.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The Voice may have the advantage of branding and licensing, but in terms of gameplay it hits a bum note. The song selection is quite good and has quite a bit of variation, but the fact that only two players can sing simultaneously really detracts from the concept of it being a party game, and the Show mode feels no different to any other karaoke game option.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Slain: Back from Hell has one of the very best pairings of stunning visuals and amazing audio that you'll find on the PS4. Unfortunately, it's let down by a dull combat system and a horribly unfair level of difficulty, meaning that the game never picks up the momentum that it should. Wolf Brew Games had an awesome idea here with stacks of potential, but the complete package is hell to play through.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rubbing shoulders with its cruddy combat and occasionally criminal controls is a release with a strong sense of humour and some razor-sharp writing. It's just a shame that this escapade fails to ever elevate itself beyond the properties that its parodying, serving up a sloppy first-person shooter that should have been so much more.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Little Acre is an adorable point and click adventure that sadly trips up in some fundamental areas. The story leaves a lot to be desired and the easy puzzles won't pose much of a challenge to most. Genre aficionados might want to give it a try, and it's a decent family friendly title, but we can't recommend it to anyone else. The lovely art and animations aren't enough to gloss over the issues, and we're left with a game that has acres of room for improvement.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a niche title at best, and it'll appear strange to any outsiders looking in. Despite that, the content isn't overly offensive in context, and it's handled about as well as you could expect.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A prime example of a below par dungeon crawling RPG. Kinda fun in parts, if not a bit basic and simple, the title has nothing that offers a real challenge and nothing that demands your attention. While the game starts off well enough, very little is added throughout to hold your interest, and it's a struggle to remain enthused about the lacklustre plot and the title's repetitive nature.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Corpse Party: Blood Drive is more scary in execution than anything. Veterans of the series may be happy to see the continuation of its plot, but the game offers little to bring in any new fans. Those looking for a good scare would be better pointed in another direction, as the promises of previous games are not lived up to in this new iteration of the series.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Games like Project Root make you contemplate the futility of existence, and not in a good way like the philosophical musings of Postman Pat. It's not a bad game – not like Rambo or Ride to Hell: Retribution – it's just very, very boring. There needs to be a reason to play, and there's just nothing here to get excited about.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Harmonix Music VR somewhat justifies its existence. Having a drawing app available for PlayStation VR out of the gate is nice, but everything beyond that is kind of pointless. 'The Trip's' kaleidoscope visuals are great for a couple of songs, and it's a wonderful starting point for VR beginners, but the remaining two experiences are redundant and unappealing.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The simulation genre is a fine fit for the Vita, but unless you’re an avid agricultural addict, it’s difficult to recommend this particular title.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    WRC Powerslide is a visually attractive experiment with an unclear purpose.
    • 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.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Bringing the thrills and spills of Wipeout to PlayStation 3 with Move seems like an instant win, and while it definitely can bring hours of laughs to a good party, there's simply not enough content to keep single players entertained for much longer than a few hours. If you feel the urge to Wipeout anytime soon, you'll be better off sticking to the TV.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Waddle Home is a below par puzzle game at best, and the addition of VR fails to change that. The repetitive gameplay, simplicity of the puzzles, and the sheer lack of content shows that this game was rushed out for launch. P-p-p-p-pick up something better for your PlayStation VR headset.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Poor campaign pacing, occasionally clunky controls, and a general lack of atmosphere spill sticky liquid all over this release’s sometimes gorgeous graphics.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The fourth and penultimate episode of Telltale's first season of Minecraft: Story Mode has yet again failed to impress.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What's on offer will leave you wanting something more back-to-basics, though; for diehards, it's probably not worth upgrading over RISK: Factions.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is different, odd, colourful, and often funny, but it feels like step backwards from its predecessors in more ways than one. And sadly playing as Battle Cat just doesn't seem to fix it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 78 Metascore
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    RIGS: Mechanized Combat League may be the posterchild for PlayStation VR, but it's not the headset's MVP. While this future sports sim has a strong art style and some interesting ideas, it struggles to get the business done where it matters – on the pitch. Nauseating action and mushy combat really cause this contender to drop points.
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    From what we've played so far, Persona 5 is utterly brilliant. We're around 20 hours in, and although we still have potentially triple that amount of playtime to go, we can't deny that we're absolutely enraptured with Atlus' latest.