Absolute Playstation's Scores

  • Games
For 99 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 14.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 87
Highest review score: 98 Gran Turismo 2
Lowest review score: 49 The Simpsons Skateboarding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 99
  2. Negative: 1 out of 99
99 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frequency will grab a hold of your senses and won’t let go. The visuals are mind blowing and the audio is diverse and alive. This splash of sensual delight coupled with gameplay that becomes more addictive as you play puts Frequency on a higher plane than other games in the same class.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While SmackDown is still quite a long way from matching the visual peaks reached by other highly popular fighting series (Tekken, DOA, Soul Blade…), there have been massive strides in the right direction with this fourth instalment from the THQ/Yule team.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The irreverent nature of the game really lends itself to multi-player action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Yet another treat from Square. It manages to perfectly balance a unique blend of RPG and action all in the same game without losing its focus on exploration.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an RPG there are very few characters in PE, however the lack of characters is more of a feature than a bug since it gives you a closer tie to the few main characters and more of a role in guiding their destiny.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As with all RPG's, it's really all about the story and this is where Star Ocean really succeeds. Besides being an incredibly long game to play, it's also interesting and has characters that you want to root for and see victorious.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Yeah, the graphics are kinda crunchy and dated compared to what we have become accustomed to today, but the sound effects, music and the awesome storylines are enough to drive these titles into the stratosphere. It would be downright criminal for any self-respecting RPGer to deprive themselves of these epic adventures.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Crawling through hoards of dungeons in search for more, and more pieces to your missing world never got old for me. I was always driven to go on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fighting is as brutal as ever; perhaps even more so with the power of the PS2 behind it...but the fun is still retained.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A real beauty in gameplay, graphics and sound. I cannot imagine any Tenchu fan out there not being overjoyed with the overall experience this game has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Probably one of the toughest titles released for the PS2 and right up there with the other games in the Contra series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With so many options, Quick Play to a Home Run Derby to a Season, you can play all day and not use the same player or combination twice. The graphics are superb and the movements of each of the players are fluid and clean.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fluid and clean. The players resemble their real-life counterparts as well as act like them. This game has all the features of a true soccer match.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In gameplay terms Lara's latest adventures are by far the best... but don't expect an easy ride... I say if you can't stand the heat.... then get out of the jungle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While better than "Time Crisis" in many areas, it falls short in one very important area… longevity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Well, while the graphics certainly cannot compare to the movie, the gameplay is very good and the story plays out in videogame format quite nicely. There is a lot to see and do while guiding Buzz around in this fantasyland of toys.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game has depth (if you give it the proper time it needs to shine through), but there is very little to hold onto until this aspect of the game becomes apparent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A fifty+ hour game, beautiful sound and graphics, and an interactive fighting system all wrapped in one great experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    For all the greatness though, I still walked away from Rally Fusion feeling like something just wasn’t right and it bothers me that I just couldn’t place my finger on it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game either pushes the boundaries of it's genre further than ever before on this system, or creates a completely new gaming experience. Either way, it should not be missed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    About the only downside to Defender is the games overall length…it is rather short and can probably be finished in one or two sittings by veteran players.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Even the cockney pedestrians fail to hold back the punches with gems such as “Oi, get off the road you fu**in’ w**ker!” It all adds up to a game that rolls along at the speed of a Guy Ritchie movie (minus the humour) with a couple of "Reservoir Dogs" torture scenes added for good measure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It may not appeal to the hard core arcade racing fans out there, but for the more simulation minded gamers out there that appreciate a touch of arcade action, this title is sure to please.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    May not be one of the longest lived, gameplay-wise; it may not offer the most sophisticated or mature battles but it is certainly one of the more visually accomplished games to have been developed recently.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Don't expect a graphical treasure but the gameplay will take take some time to complete while raising a few smiles on the way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst not the most gripping or exciting game I have ever played, it is nevertheless fun-filled & entertaining and one that parents (or grandparents!) could easily sit down and play with the kids! Ripper!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Every level has to be earned…every damn level…but there is also a distinct feeling of accomplishment that comes with this type of challenge and I certainly welcomed it every step of the way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This game is tougher than you would think. It’s not a mindless game of casting and bringing in fish after fish. You need to carefully plan a course of attack.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I wouldn’t say it is the best FPS available for the PS2 right now, but it is certainly in the top three and quite an enjoyable experience from start to finish.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A nice change of pace for fighting games. Only downside we see is the number of combos you would have to memorize, but that would all come in time and repetition of gameplay.