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 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Persona 4 Golden
Lowest review score: 15 Go! Sports Ski
Score distribution:
1090 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A game that could've been so much more has turned into a pile of... well, crap.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A cheap cash-in that not even fans could love, Napoleon Dynamite just doesn't offer anything worthwhile.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dead Space: Ignition competently expands the series' fiction but fails to deliver in any other department.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom is not good.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At least it's pretty to look at. I went in with low expectations and this game somehow tripped and fell over the bar before crashing and burning in an explosion of terrible. I don't know who thought this was fun but the DBZ cast deserves a lot better.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I don't even want to think about the visuals or audio long enough to talk about them. Both are offensively bad, from the Xbox-quality graphics and level detail to the frequent and pointless use of stereotypical comments and ham-fisted injections of "edgy" cussing. Even if the entire game was meant to be taken as satire, it still comes off as shoddily executed. Don't play it. Don't rent it. For the love of all that is good and holy in the world don't buy it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though embracing the Dynasty Warriors style of gameplay could have yielded something with a lot of depth, Ultimate Ninja Impact instead seeks out the path of least complexity and falls well short of telling a compelling Naruto tale.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mad Moxxi's Underdome is far from a riot: it's a dreadful slog
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fracture is disappointing, because it is immediately apparent that a lot of good ideas went into it. Unfortunately, the experience of playing it is generally not fun.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 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. Stay away.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Many niche JRPG fans will find this to be exactly what they're looking for but to the casual gamers out there, steer clear.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some rare moments where things are fun, but uninspired boss fights, repetitive corridor crawls and obvious puzzles (water = time to take a trip to Deviland) rob this game of any of the fun the source material could have provided.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I like old-school RPGs on the PSP, I really do, but even games released over a decade ago have more going on in terms of gameplay and inherent charm than Mimana Iyar Chronicle.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The PS2 version of Project 8 is a joke. Online was removed -- let me say that again: online is missing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spider-Man: Edge of Time is a sloppy game that feels rushed - and with the short amount of time between it and its predecessor, Shattered Dimensions, that's not very surprising. Let's hope Spidey's next outing is better.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    ModNation Racers: Road Trip has a ton of content, but quantity doesn't beget quality. Obviously rushed out the door for launch, it captures little of what made the console release so charming. Steer clear, there are far better racers on the market.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A poor showcase for the hardware and a sloppy attempt to cash in on the pick-up-and-play fun of mini-game collections like Wario Ware, AAA is anything but a top-tier game. Stay away from this one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do not buy this game. Period. Your money is better spent on The Two Thrones, trust us.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfinished, unpolished, and broken. If not for the online co-op this would be a complete dud. They put in a lot of features that are great in theory but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Have I mentioned that I can't stand the main characters?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A genuinely good satire would be a joy to play and a sign that the medium is maturing further. At the moment, however, all we have is crude parody.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You may be a glutton for punishment, and for that you may have a need for a quick rental, but even with the Tekken characters as unlockables, this is not a fighter worthy of the Namco name.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a mixture of bad decisions and rush jobs. The only way it could be worse is if the disc punched you in the face every time you opened the case. At least it's not completely broken, I guess.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Poor controls, poor camera, poor combat... Poor us for having to suffer through this dreck.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A few high points in the story don't make up for overly simplified and very repetitive gameplay. Any veteran of flight games will be bored senseless, and the plain look of the game will turn off casual players.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The very definitely of wasted potential, Unbound Saga is quite simply a beat-'em-up where it's not fun to beat them up.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Handing off the game from Rainbow to Incinerator Studios was a bad idea. A baaaaaad idea. If you must play the games, stick to the PSP or PS3 versions. No, really.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One can feel the touch of the void on every aspect, the faint droning echo of sick, tuneless piping for an inscrutable and alien corporate master. The end product serves no one.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As the title says, the best part of the game is its ending. It's not just because the game is over but the credits offer the gameplay I hoped the actual game would have. As it is, though, it's an uninspired, bland brawler with little going for it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    This is the video game equivalent of waterboarding. Unless you need tips for training your IRL dragon, stay away!
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Avoid this game like the plague. There's just no reason to even get into the changes that were made because they all deteriorate into needless tedium. Go buy a copy of "MR4" instead; it's infinitely more fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's crap. Don't buy it, since you'll probably never find someone else who has the game to enjoy the multiplayer, and there's literally no reason to suffer through the single-player at all. The visuals are blah, the voice acting merely passable (much like the PS2 game), and the controls are weak sauce. Trust me, you want to pass on this one.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Nothing about 35 To Life makes it stand out -- save for perhaps the fact that we had to sit through a delay to get this product. It's not terribly fun, the storyline is pointless and the gansta tone is utterly unnecessary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    I don’t imagine myself as a gaming whiz by any stretch, but I’m good enough to stay in the running most of the time, and when I started to crack the 20 retries, then 30… then 40… then 50… I stopped having fun and started hating the experience I was being subjected to.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Horrid audio, a cookie-cutter storyline, mediocre graphics and gameplay that gets more and more tired the longer you chug through it all add up to a game that simply does not need to be experienced. Ever.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Given away as a free tech demo, this probably would have been a modest bit of amusement and a placeholder for a proper SIXAXIS demonstration. Instead, it's horribly overprices and woefully under-realized.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Wonky controls, a lackluster presentation and generally confusing core gameplay mechanics are just a few of Wakeboarding HD's many issues.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    But if you’re looking for a poorly-assembled gimmick of a game that serves as a friendly reminder of the good ol’ Celebrity Deathmatch days on MTV, all for a discounted price of $19.99, then CD just might be for you. If you’re not looking for authenticity, though, stay far, far away from this one.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Lair is, in no uncertain terms, a colossal disaster. The offenses are numerous and the explanations unneeded. I would say the game needed more polish, but it's pretty evident that the main problems were more than just a lack of dev time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I hate to mention it again, but "Puzzle Quest" flat-out did the match-three concept better. 7 Wonders is a poor, lifeless "Bejeweled" clone with far, far better competition on the PSP.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Rent it if you absolutely must, but there are better JRPG options on the PS3 right now... and that's seriously saying something.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Thanks to its disastrous mess of a user interface, DCUO is unplayable for anyone lacking superheroic patience. SOE, SCE and DC Comics have colluded in an attempt to foist a dreadful and amateurish product onto comic book and MMO enthusiasts.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is more than simply a bad game. It's a cynical act of greed and apathy on the part of its publisher and developer. Avoid it at all costs and advise as many people as will listen to do the same.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Here's a dumb idea: rushing an expansion by regurgitating nearly all of the original game and delivering minimal compelling content. Here's a dumber one: charing $10 more than normal so unsuspecting consumers will pad your fiscal third quarter.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Reality Fighters is an unmitigated disaster. It begins with a questionable concept and meets a fiery, disastrous end at the hands of poorly implemented AR and botched fighting mechanics. If you are looking for proof that AR is the future, look on.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Developers, let this be a lesson: a hastily-slapped-together port will not fly.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A pretty perfect example of how licensed games can go horribly wrong.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    An abomination of a product that wasn't really all that solid to begin with. When a game that depends on a lock-on system and camera to deliver compelling action can't even get that right, it's just not worth playing, and Reckoning is the very definition of wasted money. Stay far, far away.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Hold this up as one of the worst examples of rushed, pointless licensed efforts out there. Just don't play it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The controls are crap, the storyline nonexistent, and the whole game just feels like a giant slap in the face of Gundam fans who were hoping for an honest-to-goodness next-gen entry into the series.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    No amount of skimpy girls can save this abortion of a game. It fails at pool, it fails to titillate save for in the most basic of ways, it just plain fails. Period.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Pointless loading EVERYWHERE means the game just comes off as coded by monkeys rather than being something different. Stay away.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    Screw it, there's really no need to go into the piss-poor "customization" options, nor the "weather" choices you have, nor the absolutely PS one-era graphics and... yeah, y'know what, f this game. Do not play it. Do not download it. Do not mention it. Do not think of it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    Who actually thought this would be a game that people want to play? Everything about it, from the dialogue to the story to the action are so wholly worthless that I'd be surprised if it didn't outright piss fans of the series off rather than service them.