TotalPlayStation's Scores

  • Games
For 1,092 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 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
Lowest review score: 15 Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision
Score distribution:
1,092 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A golden opportunity to really expand on the back story of Mars pre-Guerrilla feels tragically wasted here.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As a reminder of what came before Armored Core 3 Portable is effective. As an actual game though, it's far less so. We've simply moved on, leaving this a relic of the past that lacks the hooks it once had. Time for AC4 Portable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you absolutely, positively must have your F1 and can't get it anywhere else, F1 2009 is worth a peek. For everyone else, though, there's simply not enough here to really make a lasting impression.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Without the online part of things, this would be an utterly irredeemable experience, one that gets old well before you'd even realize nothing has actually happened. There are some interesting building blocks here, but they're better left for the sequel.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unless you are in the icy grasp of nostalgia, you will be doing yourself a service if you just ignore the fact this ever got released and wait for Power Stone 2 to get ported over to start your Dreamcast collection. It just is not fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's an average maiden voyage for the series on the PlayStation Move. When taken together as a whole package, however, the bad outweighs the good. It can be salvaged with a friend, but you have to cherry pick what to play to enjoy this title.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A fairly decent jigsaw puzzle simulator wrapped up in a dull, difficult quiz game. Terrific if you are a Life Sciences obsessed teen or retired zoologist, but a waste of time for the rest of us.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not really worth even the $15 price tag. You are better off putting that money towards a higher budget FPS title.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I really hate to do this. I love NIS. I'll say that until the end. But Hyperdimension Neptuina was just plain bad. There's no real positive to this game unless you like big breasted anime chicks in completely boring situations.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mediocrity is a death knell for a game that is very shallow to start with. Lord of Arcana copies a lot from the Monster Hunter series, but failed to understand that the depth of combat was always the focus and thus fails at being fun.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rush N' Attack: Ex-Patriot is proof that some game franchises are best left forgotten in a dusty warehouse somewhere. If developers insist on reviving these games, they need to at least do something innovative. Keep trying, Konami.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Codemasters would be best served choosing to make their games either realistic or fun, and stop trying to find a balance between the two. Right now we are left with a game that alternates between frustrating and boring, but one that is never enjoyable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    At this point an "enhanced" edition (or editions) of a Ninja Gaiden release are obligatory, but none of the enhancements make this game any more viable as an actual game to enjoy playing. Let's hope the series can bounce back one day.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    ArcaniA has an expansive world to explore. Unfortunately there's almost nothing of interest to find there and you'll likely leave unsatisfied.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A game that could've been so much more has turned into a pile of... well, crap.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Quite simply a bad game. Period. There’s just not enough variety in the combat to make the action entertaining, and poorly designed jumping puzzles, sloppy combat and unresponsive controls all add up to a game that won’t even keep Spawn fans entertained for more than a few seconds.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Simply put this is a bad game. Scratch that, it's horrible. To think that some of the talent working on the Castlevania series (including producer Koji Igarashi) actually had a hand in this isn't just scary, it's successfully put into question how well the next Castlevania may turn out.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Level designs that literally force you to try and retry an incredibly difficult section while fighting the controls and camera instantly suck any fun out of what could have been a nice attempt to mix "Prince of Persia" exploration and free-form 360 degree fighting (a la SCEA's "Rise to Honor").
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If only to reinforce that this is not the way to treat a 2D game, don't buy this game. If that means Sony kills off 2D entirely here in the States, it will be a horrible thing, but if this is the kind of game that's going to get through... we'd be better off just remembering the good ol' days with the rose colored glasses of nostalgia.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Torino's biggest problem is just that it doesn't try very hard. When it does, like during the speed-skating or downhill skiing sections, you get some nice graphics and a solid framerate. It's just that whole gameplay thing is lacking.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I debated not even mentioning that the game has a nicely implemented two-player mode (if you're flying solo, you can switch between characters with a shoulder button press) because I didn't want a parent thinking, "oh, hey, I can play this game with my kid." No, no you can't, and nobody should be forced to even try.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    God help the kid that gets this as a present when they should have gotten one of the LEGO Star Wars games instead. Seriously, just avoid this game and pick up one of TT's better efforts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There's just no excuse for this. When the previous SpongeBob games have bucked the trend of crappy licensed games as well as they have, to see things fall this far is just that much more depressing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ranging from moments that made me want to chuck the system out the window because of crushing boredom or infuriating rage, no part of this game demonstrates something that hasn't already been trounced by a better offering somewhere else.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It made an impression all right, but it left such a sour taste in my mouth that I never want to slip the disc into my PS3 again.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's hard to know what to be more pissed about -- that this lackluster port was brought over in the first place or that it will still probably sell due to the sheer number of PS2s out there. Don't be one of those people that gets suckered, though, please?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A cheap cash-in that not even fans could love, Napoleon Dynamite just doesn't offer anything worthwhile.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Daytona USA was the pinnacle of arcade racers in the early 90's. Translated into today it sadly doesn't hold much of its appeal, especially without a sweet cockpit and steering wheel setup. Leave this one parked on pit road.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I don't want to beat a dead horse here; just avoid Arctic Thunder, and maybe Midway's next port won't fare so badly.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Poor controls, poor camera, poor combat... Poor us for having to suffer through this dreck.