Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 629 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 20 Taito Legends
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Until "God of War" comes out on PSP, this is the next best thing. [Apr 2007, p.95]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Funny, packed with entertaining physics and more variety than the first game, but marred by the occasional annoying mission. [Nov 2006, p.84]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still just Ratchet & Clank, but that's no bad thing. It feels as fresh and fun as ever, despite the change in format. [May 2007, p.88]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, just tearing about using Altair's acrobatic skills is an experience few games can match. [Christmas 2007, p.119]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gorgeous cutscenes, interesting dungeons. [Sept 2007, p.92]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even seven years after the original it looks and plays like few other RPGs. [June 2007, p.96]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most atmospheric and intense WW2 shooter we've played, hampered only by linear warzones and poor mini-games. [Christmas 2006, p.95]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A curious balance - chunky visuals betray subtle animation, while deep but fiddy controls yield major addiction. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exhilarating shooter brushed with John Woo's genius, Stranglehold plays like Max Payne in a bag of snakes. [Oct 2007, p.8]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A confident end to the PS2 ATV series. [Sept 2007, p.88]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game that's packed with smart ideas and presented in such an appealing way that you can't help but fall under its spell. [Christmas 2006, p.84]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Interesting details for fans but also works as a standalone game - plus it maintains the chilling atmosphere of the big-screen games. [Christmas 2007, p.122]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A glorious soundtrack and a fresh approach to the rhythm action genre makes this a winner - it's bloody hard, mind you. [Sept 2006, p.83]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An influx of enjoyable new characters and stacks of authenticity keep this the finest grapple game on the planet. [Dec 2006, p.72]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep single-player options and suitably frantic multiplayer combine to make this a joyful and long-lasting handheld bash-up. [Jan 2007, p.81]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best hockey game on PS2. [Dec 2006, p.95]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA's quality sim expands on PSP to include a deep career mode and online play. A "fairway" ahead of its competitors. [Dec 2006, p.95]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever EA says, this feels like an expansion pack. It's a welcome one though, and it'll make your little Sim home all the more complete. [Nov 2006, p.82]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No objectives, no friendly troops wandering into your line of sight, just furious man-maiming gameplay. Sweet. [Christmas 2006, p.88]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most complete football sim in handheld format. It's irrelevant if you already own the PS2 version, though. [Dec 2006, p.105]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best retro compendium around. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just as entertaining as the first offering, but newbies should invest in the original for a more varied selection of sounds. [Christmas 2006, p.70]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better than the last one. [Dec 2006, p.106]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A treat of a game that lives and dies by its simple gameplay. You'll love the intense bullet action but it is repetitive. Worth a look. [Mar 2007, p.108]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So it's not an epic free-roaming adventure, but After Burner is finely formed arcade shooting: a perfectly proportioned aerial shooter. [Apr 2007, p.94]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A violent, ballsy, moody, stylish adventure that oozes late-1970s street cool and stays true to the spirit of the film. We can dig it. [Mar 2007, p.106]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bargain. [Aug 2007, p.85]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The flaws have been fixed and it's now bursting with the quality you'd expect, but it's still just a trimmed version of the PS2 game. [Jan 2007, p.78]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The charming rogue of handheld gaming, Pirates! is a blast to begin with, but it can get tiresome if you're with it for too long. [Apr 2007, p.98]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another cracking Burnout. It isn't for the weak-hearted because of the difficulty at later levels, but when it shines, oh boy, it dazzles. [Mar 2007, p.96]