PlayStation LifeStyle's Scores

  • Games
For 1,798 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
Lowest review score: 10 Motorbike
Score distribution:
1799 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Earth Defense Force 5 is absolutely, thoroughly, another Earth Defense Force. If you know what that is, you know what you’re in for. It’s the first one built for modern hardware, which means more stuff happening on screen, but it’s not an upheaval of the formula, nor is it a magical facelift.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just Cause 4 is just a better Just Cause 3, and that’s not a bad thing, but it feels that many elements were added just ’cause rather than seeking to revolutionize Rico Rodriguez’s many revolutions.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game does something with its combat system that few had tried before or after, and it is a genuine joy once you’ve got the hang of it. When you strip away the below-average genre trappings, all that remains of The Last Remnant Remastered is a damn fine combat system that was clearly built before any other element of the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was blown away by Subnautica. What initially appeared to be a knee-high kiddie pool worth of depth, suddenly gives way to a literal ocean of gameplay opportunities.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of my favorite things about Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 is that it’s not shy about its appropriation of other video game franchises.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics has some new ideas, but mostly retreads familiar territory.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rival Megagun is a fun, frantic bullet hell game with a unique competitive mechanic. The retro-inspired art style is pixel-perfect, which is paired with an equally retro soundtrack.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RIDE 3 is the bike racing game to beat this generation. A much-improved presentation, with a focus on the thrill of the ride, comes alongside improved load times.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With so many choices left unexplored and far too many hidden items I have yet to discover, 11-11: Memories Retold is a replayable title with new experiences for me to discover.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As much as it tried my patience at times, I definitely enjoyed my time with Bendy and the Ink Machine. What seemed to start as a side project is on the way to becoming a full-blown franchise, and there’s enough narrative juice here to sustain it for sure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the best way to describe how infectious the cheer and simple fun in Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection is to reflect on how it stays with you after you put it down. Hours or days later, you’ll find yourself tapping your foot to a song you played, and rather than just leaving it at that, a temptation emerges.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It has a slow start that won’t do much to sway anyone that’s not invested. If you’re willing to dig deep and stick with it, Darksiders III can be an extremely rewarding experience that has a lot to offer. It diverges from the first two games enough to feel interesting, but retains a distinct look and feel that fans of the series will instantly be familiar with.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple, fun, and addictive, Beat Saber has a hook that will immediately grab players and keep them engaged for a long time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I want to love Fallout 76, namely for its addition of co-op play and the representation of a region dear to my heart. I simply can’t. I wouldn’t say the latest Fallout title is abysmal or even bad, just very middling. It removes many of the series’ strong suits and attempts to make up for it by adding in new mechanics or strengthening lesser ones.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As many faults as I can find with Turf Wars, it’s still a lot of fun to play. Stepping back into the Spidey suit is exhilarating, and this chapter offers up some of the toughest challenges yet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a case where more of the same is more than enough, as long as you are okay with self-directed entertainment. Your acreage may vary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who knew that the horrors of war could ultimately end up being so goddamn beautiful?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The survival genre is so crowded that there’s little ground left to break, but The Forest has done it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hitman 2 continues the fun assassination sandbox gameplay that was in the reboot, with scant few details changed in the single-player campaign. The levels on offer are some of the largest, and certainly the most detailed for the Hitman franchise. Cutscenes may disappoint, but Agent 47 hasn’t been slacking at the job. He now has more options at his disposal than ever before.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Road Redemption may be fun for a short period of time, but it’s not something I will find myself going back to play. It’s not a bad game, it just doesn’t stand out among the array of options available.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Many video games don’t age well, but Spyro Reignited Trilogy feels like the game didn’t age at all. Toys for Bob applied the fountain of youth to a 20-year old series, and the little purple dragon is just as perky and fired up as ever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cool as it sounds, if you stick a circular saw on the front wheel of a motorcycle, it might slash the tire, or sever the brake line, or spark through the spokes. As good as Steel Rats is at world-building, it often fails when it lets you take control. Sometimes the answer it finds isn’t the answer it needs.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a little rough around the edges in terms of polish and fidelity, but as a fighting game, it’s charmingly ambitious. Generally speaking, it has a cool vibe with neat interpretations of classic characters from dark storytelling’s past.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tetris Effect is a sort of instantly timeless puzzle game that is good about delivering the exact sort of single-player trial you need, when you need it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Of course, the strength of Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session, beyond its time-honored musical mechanics, is the variety in its tracklist, its long list of goofy unlockables, and easily digestible score chasing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Transpose came completely out of left field and knocked my proverbial socks off. It was a genuine pleasure to play. I went in with virtually no expectations and left feeling like I’d been swept up into something I never realized was even possible in VR. If you’re looking for a no-frills puzzle experience that can scratch that Portal itch, look no further. This is the kind of perception-altering title that PSVR owners owe it to themselves to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Déraciné is worth playing and figuring out for yourself, it’s hard to recommend with enthusiasm. While intriguing and mysterious, the storytelling does have fundamental issues that make the overall mystery feel unearned and the tension intangible.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    8 to Glory is bare bones in every way.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all it aspires to deliver, Mutant Football League is a refreshingly vulgar, entertaining take on a tried and true football formula.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GRIP: Combat Racing is an impressive arcade racer, one that harkens back to the glory days of racers such as WipEout, while adding its own innovations.

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