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 8 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 Crazy Frog Racer 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Predictably high production values, but those enticed by previous Snake adventures will find a hollow, confusing game. [June 2006, p.82]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Take away the goodwill generated by the movies and the flaws in Tactics begin to show. There's fun here, but not a lot of it. [Dec 2005, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A tidy boxing game in itself, but one that lacks the punch of previous Rocky games or any real element of sophistication. [Feb 2007, p.74]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent, short-term hack'n'blast that's best with two players who like old-school games, but a far cry from today's big action titles. [Apr 2007, p.77]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simple, repetitive gaming, that offers immediate fun, but little real substance. [June 2008, p.91]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A faithful recreation of the world of Narnia, which frustrates and delights in not quite equal measure, but avoids being whiffy. [Apr 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may have a pouch full of original ideas, but Freedom makes too many basic errors to be a serious PSP predator. [May 2006, p.87]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent spread of planes and challenges but sadly Pilot Academy's wings are clipped by a lack of personality. [Nov 2006, p.104]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The total package feels soulless and, as a result, rather unappealing. [Dec 2006, p.95]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An adequate street racer that does everything you'd expect, but nowhere near well enough to challenge the big boys of the chav's race scene. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shame that it settles for merely good enough when it could have been great. [July 2007, p.88]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's good to see developers trying something new but this is more of a solid template for a sequel than a top game in it's own right. [Mar 2006, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A workmanlike shooter with a cute gimmick that isn't close to being enough. [Jan 2008, p.119]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A reasonable update, but even with the changes there's nothing here you won't have seen somewhere before. This is a rather lazy prequel. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mostly just really tedious. [Sept 2007, p.91]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Short but mostly sweet, this is unashamed B-list fare, offering cheap thrills to those who don't take killing too seriously. [Apr 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Certainly won't make your PSP break a sweat, but the multiplayer options are good and we'd rather play this than yet another dull retro collection. [Christmas 2006, p.97]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decent looking racer which requires a rare shot of tactical thinking, but one that lacks the flat-out driving thrills of its superior PSP rivals. [Dec 2006, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Endless rock-hard combat. [Dec 2007, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much more frustrating than the PS2 version, and not quite as varied to play, but more cinematic than we'd have thought possible on the PSP. [Dec 2006, p.81]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More than a little mindless, the Burning Earth is definitely one for fans only. Everyone else should leave it well alone. [Christmas 2007, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    FIFA's class is not in doubt, but for a series already in a clear state of transition, the move to a new platform is a bridge too far. [Christmas 2005, p.117]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hardly deep, but an entertaining set of party games for your younger brother or sister that you may just get a kick from too. [Jan 2006, p.109]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cookie-cutter RPG lifted by characterization and sustained exploration vibe, but hurt by sub-PSone visuals. [Feb 2006, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still the same old, unsubtle scything we expect from a Warriors game, but given extra substance by some neat strategic twists. [Sept 2007, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Flamboyant fun, but doesn't feel like you're playing real football. [Mar 2008, p.103]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With its combos, special moves and mini-games, FIFA Street 2 is the result of a beat-'em-up transposed on top of a football game. [Mar 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's simple and often satisfying, but 50's world just isn't exciting enough to sustain a whole game's worth of action-RPG-style combat. [Nov 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We're tired of the senseless bloodshed, so the core action drags - the tactical elements are definitely improving though. [July 2006, p.89]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hardly inspiring, but SpongeBob and friends are still starring in a highly capable game that should satisfy younger gamers. [Jan 2007, p.93]
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