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
Lowest review score: 49 The Simpsons Skateboarding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 99
  2. Negative: 1 out of 99
99 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The control is infallible.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A "better than arcade" overall game translation here that will truly stand the test of time and perhaps be the best fighter we will ever see released on the Playstation.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I would confidently say that this is the most in-depth and enjoyable racing experience ever created on and computer or videogame system.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Almost perfect - storyline notwithstanding.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything GTA3 was and so much more. Sweeping improvements have been made in gameplay, graphics and sound over the last incarnation.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay is rock solid and the graphical upgrade makes everything feel fresh and new.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The tense atmosphere and sense of urgency the game is able to generate is downright stunning. I often found myself gripping the controller so tight my knuckles would be turning white!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The game is light-years ahead of its time - even with the handful of annoying 'glitches' that occasionally rear their ugly head within the game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The wonderful hand-drawn graphics move and animate the best that I have ever seen in a 2D fighter and the action is non-stop.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best arcade racer of its type on any format. While it takes some time to master the controls, it is time very well spent as it reveals this game to be a true classic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    WOW, I thought SSX was a great game to begin with even more solid gameplay, yummy graphics and audio that just rocks... Tricky is just AWESOME !
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new benchmark in skateboarding games with its realistic game play, cutting edge sound track, and surprising game depth.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The storyline is marvelously weaved together with twists, turns and an amazing connectivity between the characters lives.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is the current apex in RPG games. In fact it is probably one of the best OVERALL games ever created for ANY system.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics are a bit grainy but the fine animation and attention to detail more than make up for it. There are tons of secrets to open up, lots of game options and intense challenging gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If they sharpen up the graphics and provide fitting music then a ten out of ten is probable. Sheer class.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Stunning graphics. Amazing sounds. Gripping storyline. Frightening enemies. Callenging gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With drop dead graphics, haunting sound effects and non stop action it will leave you in a similar state last experienced with the original "Tomb Raider."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A wonderfully presented game that truly goes beyond anything you are likely to find in this genre for any system. The sheer brilliance in the level designs and gameplay are sure to keep you coming back for more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    ICO
    It was a completely absorbing game that I just did not wish to stop playing. Even when I took the occasional break, my thoughts seemed to always drift back to this fantasy world.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The wealth of control and freedom of movement will make gamers wonder what took so long to implement something of this nature.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A wonderful game that manages to combine the action/mission based elements of "Goldeneye" with the military overtones of "MGS" into one slam blam package.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    SWEET PACKAGE. The graphics are gorgeous and gameplay was an extremely nice experience as well as addictive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Similar to the last outing [the story levels] may be tough to get through, but they are a bit on the short side.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Spanning four discs, this is a massive RPG. You can try and skate through it in 50 hours but can easily spend over a 100 hours playing if you decide to take on all of the side games, collect all of the Cards and experience all there is to experience from this game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The inclusion of challenge and Deathmatch modes greatly enhance the gameplay, while the two player spilt-screen mode is sheer class. Add to this the hidden four player Split-screen-Link-up mode and.... well, what are you waiting for?
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game take the PlayStation to a new level of excellence. The graphics are the most fluid and detailed yet seen. The gameplay is even hotter than the original.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In every conceivable category, this game outclasses and outshines its predecessor by a wide margin. Gotta love it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Edge-Master mode is a wonderful idea and really helps to bring each character into focus. This is easily the best looking fighter on the market today, I just wish it had more characters to choose from.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pure, unadulterated, adrenaline pumping, arcade racing at it's best.