Pure Playstation's Scores

  • Games
For 131 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 19% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Synth Riders
Lowest review score: 10 Outbreak: Endless Nightmares
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 131
  2. Negative: 15 out of 131
131 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With more cars than you can shake a bit of plastic track at and a driving model that’s surprisingly good for an arcade racer, Hot Wheels Unleashed is an excellent racer that punches well above its weight.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A running and gunning snail is an unusual premise for an action-puzzle game, but it’s not as silly as it sounds. There are some moments of brilliance that raise it above your standard indie twin-stick shooter and it’s easy to get lost in the miniature world. The difficulty can be punishing, though, and without much by way of guidance, frustration sets in as the adventure often crawls to… a snail’s pace.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Amazing American Circus is a simplistic and yet exciting strategy card game that thrives off incredibly illustrated cards and the whimsical nature of the good ol’ circus. It’s well-narrated story feels less like a game and more like a classic journey across the wild west as you perform to the masses, earning your fame and fortune, and the occasional rotten tomato to the face.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bus Simulator 21 expands on its predecessor with a new map, new functions, and new ways to play. But at its core, it’s the same OK experience that we’ve been playing since the middle of the decade and it feels even more dated than ever.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Golf Club Wasteland doesn’t reinvent the golf puzzle genre, at least not with its gameplay. It makes its mark by being surprisingly deep with its background story and moving tales of survival, loss, and regret. Deep stuff for a golf game, right?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. Kitaria Fables is a real-time action RPG where a heroic feline will take up arms along with their watering can in the fight against the forces of evil. Although the RPG side of the gameplay is thoroughly entertaining, the farming aspects, unfortunately, are lacking. If you’re looking for an RPG experience to tackle in two-player couch co-op, you can’t go wrong with Kitaria Fables.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Creed Champions isn’t the next big boxing game (what is?) but it’s a decent enough arcade brawler. It’s light on content, repetitive, and the montage mini-games are pointless, but the actual fighting is fun enough and if you can get a player two to join you, it can be good fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WRC 10 is another solid entry in the long-running series. This year’s a special one for WRC fans thanks to the 50th-anniversary content which is its own game mode. The racing is as good as ever and the Career mode has taken pains to bring fans into the backroom of the sport. A few performance issues aside, WRC 10 is a must-play for rally fans.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The biggest crime in Rustler is that the game is very funny but not very fun. The writing is a highlight but with tacked-on RPG elements, poor combat, and a world that’s just a little bit boring, Rustler is hard to recommend.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    King’s Bounty 2 is a challenging turn-based game with a fantasy world that aches to be explored. It has the potential to be an amazing game but the disjointed story, wasted RPG mechanics, and frustratingly difficult battles hold it back.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The fight between the forces of good and evil rages on in this twin-stick shooter, and this time around, evil wins. If you’re looking for the next platinum for your trophy case, then UltraGoodness 2 is a cheap and easy addition. But, with an underused time-motion mechanic and awkward environmental surroundings, it’s not one a trophy you’ll have much fun getting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tribes of Midgard’s biggest problem is tied to its core gameplay loop – time. There’s just never enough of it. The game has a world full of goodies and gear to loot, but you’ll be lucky to see half of it, and even less if you’re a solo player. There are still good times to be had and the loop is fun and rewarding – just make sure you take a few mates with you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I Expect You To Die 2 delivers on its promise of a captivating, funny, and witty escape room puzzler. It’s challenging enough without being frustrating and it rewards experimentation. The only downsides are that it’s over too soon and the replayability just isn’t there.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Traffic Jams manages to do a lot with a little, expanding its five levels with a huge list of challenges, multiple game modes, and heaps of fun gameplay. Who knew directing traffic could be so much fun?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    World Soccer Strikers ’91 is a terrible football/soccer game. It’s frustrating to play and it’s just not fun on any level.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    RiMS Racing is a solid foundation for RaceWard Studio to work on. The racing is by the numbers and its campaign mode is very familiar, but the depth of its simulation and customisation sets it apart. It’s rough around the edges but it’s a solid enough entry in the bike racing genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    nDreams has managed to squeeze a little bit of magic out of the PS Move wands to put together a bombastic VR shooter that feels far bigger than the aged platform it has been built around.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Paw Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls is more of the same gentle platforming and collecting that will only really appeal to the younger, less experienced players. Two-player mode is a highlight and the mini-games offer some silly fun once the main missions have been beaten. It’s all over quite quickly, though, and it may not keep your pups going until the inevitable sequel.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Faraday Protocol is an enjoyable experience even if it isn’t a particularly long one. If you enjoy a decent puzzle game that is sure to give you a challenge, Faraday Protocol ticks all the right boxes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Synth Riders is the closest thing to a perfect video game that I’ve ever played, and it’s a must-play for any PSVR owner – or any fan of video games for that matter.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Button City is a child-friendly adventure that pushes the right buttons with its combo of a sweet narrative and fun gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spiritfarer offers calm and serene gameplay while dealing with some heavy subject matter that will surely poke at your emotions. The mini-games are a fun distraction and being able to dish out hugs whenever you feel they are needed helps make this journey a very personal one. Don’t forget your tissues…
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Get Packed: Fully Loaded is a fun couch multiplayer game with enough variety to keep its gameplay feeling fresh. It’s best played with at least one other player and competitively, though solo players can still have a good time with the game’s over-the-top physics.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Falconeer is weird and wonderful with its surprisingly good sci-fi/high fantasy story and lore-ridden world. Despite its unusual and “out there” premise, it falls into the familiar and doesn’t do anything new with its gameplay. There’s a world worth seeing in The Falconeer and it really is an artistic piece by a passionate artist, but it feels like a piece of a larger picture.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a crossword puzzle completed on a Sunday afternoon, Omno challenges you in a relaxed and soothing way, and when you manage to overcome its obstacles, it leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. If you’re looking for a simple but satisfying puzzle experience, look no further – Omno is here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SkyDrift Infinity is the arcade sky-racing game that I didn’t know I wanted. With a decent campaign, over a dozen planes to fly, and online/offline multiplayer, it’s hard not to be impressed with this budget release.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Paint the Town Red has some interesting scenarios and a surprisingly decent roguelike mode, but it’s all let down by the shallow and unsatisfying combat which strips away any fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Trigger Witch is a satisfying twin-stick shooter with plenty of charm, though it does tend to play it overly safe. The familiar gameplay is deceptively moreish and it’s hard to put down once you pick it up. The lack of challenge is offset by the undeniable charm of Collette’s magical world.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Winds & Leaves is a really laid back VR experience that is home to some striking imagery. Unfortunately, it’s a little too simple for its own good and how much you get out of your hike across the dustland fairytale will depend on how well you can connect with the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a grizzled Musou veteran with the calloused thumbs to prove it, or a blister-free newcomer to the genre, Samurai Warriors 5 is a fantastic game to play. With more content than you can wave a battle-bloodied katana at, it’s a great value game that’ll keep you in the war for a long time to come.

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