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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Combines all of the best elements from other kart racers, adds a few unique touches and throws out all of the crap. What gamers are left with is an exciting 2 to 4 player game and a very challenging 1 player mode.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Commentary is witty in places and embarrassing in others.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Insomniac has raised the classic platform standards, set up by legendary gaming heroes such as Sonic and Mario, onto a new, higher level in this wonderful adventure for all ages.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You get a stable of incredible cars, wonderfully designed tracks and immersive gameplay thanks to some of the best sound effects ever to grace a console racer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I found the overall balance of the game to be much improved from its predecessor and the gameplay controls tweaked just right. I also liked the save anywhere at anytime feature.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would say, if you don’t presently own MGS or MGS2, this would be a good investment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The one main thing this game has though is staying power. I often found myself throwing the controller in disgust and turning off the game only to be drawn back to it shortly afterwards.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The game rivets you to your seat with challenging gameplay, a thought provoking storyline and non-stop suspense as you sneak your way through level after level of action and intriguing twists.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's a horrifying action/adventure that will set the pulse racing and put the mind on constant alert.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Lunar 2 is a template for what sequels should be. While not pushing the graphical limits of the Playstation, the involved story and excellent soundtrack are wondrous.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A few rough edges remain, but aside from that Suikoden III is a well planed and executed Strategy Rpg, that draws the player into the game in a way that few Rpg’s do.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The graphics are absolutely stunning, but lose a few points for a quirky frame rate and lack of spectacular lighting, but damn they sure are perdy!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you don't value your time to any great extent besides playing video games, give this gem a try. If it hooks you, it hooks you big time!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is just designed and presented so damn well, that it hooks you in and keeps you coming back for more. It's one of those rare games that require players to think before they react.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A masterpiece... I loved every single minute of it and I'm off to start again to find all of the secrets.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With over 60 hours of gameplay and hundreds of animated characters both familiar and a new, Kingdom Hearts should prove a massive hit over the festive season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Offering “65+ songs”…..Hell you can utilize the game for the music alone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It’s a nice looking game and the controls are smooth. WU also offers more than any other game of its genre. The learning curve is pretty short making it versatile for all ages, both in single and two player modes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After you get over this titles considerable learning curve, you can really begin to settle in and appreciate the game for what it is... a wonderfully crafted story!
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A fifty+ hour game, beautiful sound and graphics, and an interactive fighting system all wrapped in one great experience.