TotalPlayStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,090 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 15 Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision
Score distribution:
1090 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Avalanche has done a phenomenal job of capturing the most important element of any video game, and they've done while giving you one hell of a play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Few games allow as candid and open-armed a tour of just what went into making a series as this. It's absolutely worth every cent, and I can only hope that Eat, Sleep, Play's future efforts are this packed with information about the process.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All hail the PSP, king of the retro compilation. Five games, all with options to make them easier and more newbie-friendly, crammed onto a UMD with CG clips and a jukebox? What's not to love here?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hustle Kings isn't another shoddy download game. It brings a high quality pool sim experience through the PSN and gives you a lot to do included with the price of admission.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Graphics whores or anyone with a penchant for experiencing truly surreal and wildly imaginative creations would do well to put this on their buy list.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It strays from greatness thanks to completely frustrating AI that ends up cheating so badly, it’s not even worth playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On top of making an online experience that rivals the PC version (though again, the two really exist in their own respective worlds and should stay that way), the single-player game can absolutely make you better when it comes time to take on someone online.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A highly polished gameplay foundation makes Vanquish a title well worth playing, even if it's over far too quickly, something that unfortunately cannot be said of its cliche laden story and incredibly annoying character dialogue.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are times when a level can seem absolutely impossible until something just clicks, and the game's simple approach to delivering it all is infinitely helpful in that regard. Rather than distracting, you're encouraged to sit back and concentrate, and the result is an incredibly original, thoroughly engrossing take on a visual puzzler.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a classic console RPG mixed with a classic point-and-click-style adventure game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though the game isn't without its own ridiculous levels of replay value (for those that really want to go evil without repercussions, a complete side story is unlocked that lets you just tear stuff up as a baddie), it's actually kinda nice to play an NIS game that doesn't take 100 hours to finish.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Blur is a great racing game. It's at its greatest when you're playing it online against other people, but even offline there's more to things here than just a kart racer with licensed cars.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great start to what should be a fantastic series. Telltale nailed the atmosphere and did a fantastic job of making the player feel as though their choices have meaning. Can't wait to see where things go to next.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes, it's a kids game at the core. So what? We could all stand to relax more, and Okabu provides a classy and gorgeous way to do just that. There is no better game to play with a young child than this one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is an incredibly well-designed mech shooter, period. Genki has a genuinely enjoyable mixture of combat, upgrades and globe-hopping Snow Crash-like dances across servers, and it's a fantastic mix indeed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A pure, unadulterated action flick boiled down into its simplest parts, Extreme Justice wantonly flaunts its ignorance of depth or basis in reality and as a result walks away a top-notch portable effort, and a damn fine follow-up to the original.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Zen Studios proves they aren't going to be pigeonholed with the excellent CastleStorm. Simple gameplay mixed with excellent variety alongside funny writing and a fun upgrade system equal a surprising little gem.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not a great leap forward from last year's model, but F1 2012 adds just enough to an already tight package to keep the series on top. This is a far cry from an arcade racer so only serious Formula 1 fans need apply.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Atari Classics Evolved is a tight, concise little value-priced collection of honest-to-goodness great retro games. It's well worth the asking price and even offers a little more than you'd expect.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    They did it. Capcom sucessfully updated the series without destroying what was good about the classics. I'll always bemoan the loss of the Maximo team, as they actually translated things into full 3D perfectly, but this is a nice in-between.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Irem has, possibly more than any game they've made in recent memory, crafted a shooter that is at once faithful to the challenge of the original shooters that came before it, and utterly accessible to anyone experiencing it for the first time, and they've thrown in a remarkable amount of depth and just plain fun to keep both sides equally true to the source material. R-Type Final is a blast, plain and simple.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Holy crap can this game be good, but just as easily and twice and often, it's so bad you'll hate yourself for retrying that race for the 20th time. If only the challenge were eased off just a bit more, this game would have been a must-have.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the better recent collections, the Star Wars set is a treat for fans of the franchise and a decent collection of tables for any pinball enthusiast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Doublesix has done a hell of a job in creating a simple, attractive, immensely rewarding (and ridiculously challenging game if the high score goals are any indication) little shooter that deserves more than a passing look.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the PSP's best titles finally gets a sequel. But can a Top 40 musical injection make the game better, or does it hurt it?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not perfect but it is more than good enough to be one of the best titles so far this year. Few games make me want to rush into a second playthrough yet MP3 did. With some patches and tweaks the multiplayer could be the best of the year, too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Basketball gameplay in NBA 2K9 is second to none of 2K Sports' competitors.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    We're at the point in the generation where sports games are refining rather than innovating and have been for years. Thus we have the most polished Madden game so far, but one with only a few new features.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Just make sure you’ve digested "Final Fantasy X" either way and you’ll walk away from X-2 with a nice, satisfying ending.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    True Crime does many, many things right, but for as many cool features that it flaunts, there’s another that drags the whole experience down.