Push Square's Scores

  • Games
For 924 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Velocity 2X
Lowest review score: 10 Yasai Ninja
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 98 out of 924
924 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, there is much to commend in this magical blaster – just make sure that you bring a friend.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bit more visual and auditory polish might have elevated the experience, but as it stands, the title is a worthy addition to the ubiquitous genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite RPG, not quite brawler, Battle Princess of Arcadias manages to inhabit its own little space between the two. The positives of the combination more than outweigh the negatives of not focusing on a specific genre, and like any good royal, the game will leave you smiling after each and every visit.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's lots of enjoyment to be had here, but it's also cruel reminder that the LEGO franchise needs something new to break out of its now conveyer-belt approach.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it lacks the endearing appeal of some of its older siblings, The LEGO Movie Videogame is still a strong cinematic tie-in that serves as a perfect accompaniment to the big screen blockbuster – even if you should ensure that you visit the theatre first.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a standalone experience, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Cure – Episode 2 does struggle with many of the same pitfalls as Episode 1, with its interface still a particular problem. However, it’s a more focused adventure, and lessens the emphasis on the conversation heavy sequences that proved so dire in the previous outing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Poor voice acting and obnoxious back tracking let it down – but this is still on the right side of the law as far as we’re concerned.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can work through the mind numbing first couple of hours, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky blooms into an addictive JRPG. Much like an alchemical formula, the individual pieces of this concoction are less impressive than its whole – just don’t jump into the release expecting to make something out of nothing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortunately, for all of the game's faults, its futuristic setting is rich and compelling, meaning that while the game won't linger in your memory forever, you definitely won't be forgetting it in a hurry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The budget price may still be a teensy steep for the rather slender running time, but the focused campaign and enjoyable action mean that this is certainly worth a punt if you’ve got the bolts to spare.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed is far from a perfect package, but it’s certainly a charming one. It never takes itself too seriously, which makes its wacky subject matter all the more entertaining.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the single-player campaign is far from a strong point of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 due to its clumsy narrative, ill-judged sections and short length, the online multiplayer still hits all of the right targets. Some crucial changes ensure that it's a decent fit for a range of skill levels and more flexible than before, and the Zombies mode has been improved once again. It might not fire on all cylinders, but as a multiplayer game, Black Ops 2 is still in the upper ranks.