PlayStation Country's Scores

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For 1,428 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Sonic Mania
Lowest review score: 0 My Name is Mayo
Score distribution:
1429 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic origins is a solid retro remaster collection stacked with some of the best platformers from gaming’s history. The return of Sonic 3 and Knuckles is amazing and the versions of Sonic 1, 2 and CD are as good as they were on mobile. However, some areas of the games have been altered in ways that are not as welcome, especially when considering audio and level structures which have seen changes that are questionable to say the least. To someone coming fresh off the movies, wanting to see where the series started, this collection will be essential. For the fans that have stuck with the franchise, there are some modes and improvements that are worth experiencing. Overall though, these are not quite the definitive experiences that you may be expecting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    System of Souls is a clever puzzler that does deliver some tricky and smart challenges. There's not much in the way of deceit, allowing players to see the task ahead and worry about execution. It's not mind-bending but there is some frustration on hand when the occasionally erratic physics intervene. As well presented as the levels are, I found the narrative fell flat and there are definitely times where things can feel very sterile. The puzzles are worth seeing although the lack of a level select does mean replaying can feel a bit of a slog.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disgaea 6 finally arrives on PlayStation consoles in the West and brings all its DLC with it in this Complete edition. It has the majority of what you expect from a Disgaea but certain elements are lacking whilst others that have been introduced maybe aren't for the best. Ultimately I can see some enjoying the additions and others resenting them so approach with caution and you may be pleasantly surprised.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Drunken Fist 2: Zombie Hangover is a bite-sized novelty which is fun enough while it lasts. If you try to persevere too far you'll be the one bringing your fists to a gunfight and finding yourself coming off worse most of the time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Redout 2 delivers where it matters with some of the fastest, most hardcore racing we've seen in a game. The bold visuals add to sense of excitement too. It's just a shame that the difficulty isn't more consistent and that the game is lacking in variation, especially as some of the gameplay modes aren't ready yet and will be patched in later when much of the game's already small community may have drifted elsewhere.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is a tasteful but ambitious remix of a SNES favourite that should appeal to shoot 'em up fans and retro gamers generally. It might be a bit too tough for casual players though.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bitmap Bureau continue their streak of bringing quality retro styled games in their unmistakeable, passionate style. Final Vendetta is a great attempt at a new Final Fight style brawler; however, the challenge and lack of modern conveniences will be a put off to some. This one is well worth it if you love an excellent soundtrack (courtesy of the Utah Saints) and thought Streets of Rage 4 was too easy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metal Max Xeno Reborn is a great game. Don't judge it by looks alone and you'll be rewarded with a fun deep JRPG with a quirky translation and great gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Inessential. That's how I'd describe Destroy All Humans!: Clone Carnage. It feels like a placeholder between games to keep the fans simmering over and I'm not even sure they would be satisfied. Online lobbies are already deserted so your chances of any joy might have to stay local. Even when I found a match, the lack of content means I'm struggling for reasons to stick around. It looks nice but some of the maps feel fairly empty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the opening notes of the manipulative theme song to the credit roll, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is a brilliantly entertaining, nostalgic ride. The game is fast, fluid and above all, fun to play alone or with up to five other players. Created with love and devotion from a development team that clearly gets the franchise and what makes it great, this is not only the best Turtles game ever made, but one of the finest titles in the side-scrolling beat-em-up genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Thunder Kid II: Null Mission is very much more of the same as the first game that came to PlayStation consoles a few months back. It's short, a little clunky and you get two easy platinums if you have access to a PS4 and PS5. With more dynamic controls and more interesting bullet patterns you could have an intense gameplay experience, as it is this isn't really worth experiencing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    TEN
    Ten is a death gauntlet of unrelenting harshness reduced to a fluffy kitten by a far-too-easy to access invincibility toggle. Play it without that enabled first to face a decent challenge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Of all of these recent task ’em ups, while Overcooked is arguably the most stylish and professional, we think that Very Very Valet might just be the most enjoyable. It offers you a fun basic gameplay loop and never gets in the way of it by adding too much. The only real knock against it is that it is just a bit too easy to complete but if you’ve got some open-minded friends over and an hour to kill, this will definitely keep everyone entertained.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tilting Tiles is a focused and mellow stroll through some occasionally tricky puzzles. Whilst it can be over quickly, there's plenty of mechanics introduced to give players a nice sense of progression. There are very few thrills to this but the clean presentation allows for no distractions as you concentrate on the task at hand. The cheap price tag feels justified, with the lack of any longevity. An enjoyable, if short-lived experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lost Ruins has a lot of mechanics under the hood for you to play with but they aren't all implemented in the most enjoyable way. Exploring and playing with a variety of possible loadouts is where the fun is and although the campaign isn't that long the different difficulties, multiple endings and unlockable game modes give you plenty more content if you want it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spacewing War does a good job of pretending to be a Game Boy shoot 'em up but its low-fi approach, weak level design and complete lack of challenge make it a tough sell even if the extended content does give it some extra value.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gravitar: Recharged is a fine remaster of a classic Atari arcade game, though you’d be forgiven for never having heard of it otherwise. It’s not the deepest game ever, nor does it need to be. Well worth a go due to its cheap price too.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Featuring four of the best games in the franchise, Wonder Boy Collection is a solid set of retro titles that should satisfy fans and those looking to experience some classic Sega goodness. However, the decision to restrict a wealth of alternative console ports and some of the best games in the series to the physical edition only is a major sticking point. This makes the digital version harder to recommend. There is nothing wrong with the games you get here of course, but it does feel like a somewhat stingy package that diminishes an otherwise great reason to celebrate a classic franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Remote Life is an admirable release from a solo developer but has some issues around visual clarity and level design that hold it back a little. However, if you can treat it more as a survival horror game than a pure shoot 'em up, the game's creepy atmosphere and memorable enemies make it well worth checking out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the occasional clashes in tone, Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers does a good job of showing how to manage a group of strong personalities. The humour's not my cup of tea with a heavy reliance on references but there's enough minutia from the dating to keep someone interested. The presentation is colourful and, whilst some characters can be somewhat cartoonish, the voice acting gives them plenty of life.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wearing its inspiration on its sleeve, Dolmen is a clear attempt at bringing the Souls-like to a sci-fi setting. However, the experience is hurt thanks to shoddy execution in almost all aspects. Featuring a non-committal narrative, poorly paced difficulty, and a general lack of polish in both single and multiplayer modes. Dolmen is difficult to recommend, especially when considering the competition out there, whether that be from more capable clones or From Software. We can only hope that the rare, good aspects are carried over into more proficient titles which are no doubt coming in the future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Amazing Princess Sarah is a simple and basic action platformer. Throwing the bodies of your enemies at other enemies is a fun mechanic and after beating the game once the gimmicks introduced in subsequent playthroughs are great ideas. Unfortunately the level design isn't that interesting so the game wanting you to play through them over and over again to face the true final boss is asking a lot of the player.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rolling Gunner Overpower is possibly the best shoot 'em up on PSN. If you want a game that looks insane but excels in terms of playability, this is the one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This modern installment of the classic Cotton series of shoot 'em ups treats the series with respect and does a great job of bringing it up to date whilst also adding some welcome variation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Endzone is a deep city builder that works best when you relax with it in survival mode. If you can stomach the ridiculously long tutorial, middling presentation and technical shortcomings, this is an enjoyable game but there are a few better options in this genre on PSN to consider first.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Divination is a startlingly brief visual novel that you will be done with inside a half hour. Inside five minutes if you skip the dialogue and take the easy platinum instead. A real missed opportunity given the central mechanic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although stylish and competently made, Wildcat Gun Machine is a twin-stick shooter that's just a little lacking in excitement and tactical variation. There's some fun to be had but the genre has seen better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This War of Mine: Final Cut offers more content than previous versions and creates some powerful narratives. Runs tend to play out in a similar fashion despite the variables on offer but it's certainly worth experiencing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Carrying its heart on its sleeve and fun in short bursts, Retro Highway aims to fill the hole that the lack of Road Rash games has opened over the years. It’s unfortunate however, that it just doesn’t go that extra mile to elevate this to being more than just an entertaining distraction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Serpent Rogue is a clever little title that has plenty of polish. Whilst it can be a little tricky to gain a foothold, I found plenty to discover and do within what is admittedly a small world. There's some nice ideas on display and the presentation helps keep things relaxed and charming. Completing objectives feels rewarding and discovering new recipes can sometimes feel essential. This will not be to everyone's tastes but I enjoyed most of my time with it.

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