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 God of War: Chains of Olympus
Lowest review score: 20 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Well-presented and weirdly therapeutic mix of flight sim and arcade shooter that doesn't quite satisfy on either front, but is a decent enough game for all of that. [Christmas 2006, p.85]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a port, it does the job. But the convulsive controls and lack of new features makes TRA for PSP only an optional extra to the PS2 experience. [Aug 2007, p.99]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lots of variety with some interesting touches but it's still just poker, only without the banter, gambling and beer. [May 2007, p.89]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enjoyably frantic, brief and basic. Gauntlet is showing its age but still offers a decent few hours of mindless maiming. [Mar 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there's enough variety and humour here to appeal to almost everyone in the family, wtihout a decent multiplayer mode to anchor it into your PS2, RRR's half-life is extremely short. [Jan 2007, p.79]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No teammates, no cover system: GRAW 2 PSP couldn't feel further from its console brothers if it tried. Stick to SOCOM. [Sept 2007, p.103]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A frustratingly patchy RPG - at once unpleasant to play and creepingly addictive - that doesn't deliver on it's significant [promise]. [June 2006, p.87]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perfectly acceptable but largely uninspiring portion or generic platforming. [Dec 2007, p.99]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's definitely functional, but MotoGP is far more suited to lazing on a sofa than it is to gaming on the go. [Dec 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Grey, unfair, buggy: it's a lackluster entry to the series. Still, it's better than "Downhill Jam." [Christmas 2007, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clever idea that's a laugh with the right kind of music, but is too random to be anything other than an occasional curiosity. [Oct 2006, p.95]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A minor irritation. [June 2007, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All the natty Maria dialogue and realistic story threads can't disguise the fact that, at its core, Made Man is bland like breadsticks. [Dec 2006, p.81]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too easy and too short but Shrek Superslam still manages to continue the current happy trend of film conversions - or in this case, "inspired bys" - that are less than terrible. [Jan 2006, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thoughtful, strategic and neat, but you may get bored after a while. [Mar 2008, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can handle the mental strain, Ignition is worth a look but we wouldn't jump through flaming hoops to get it into our PS2. [Oct 2007, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perfect if you're new to the series: pointless if you've already got an NFL Street. [Mar 2007, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lacks the spark of passion or layer of imagination that would have made it stand out. [May 2008, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that's forgotten it's about superheroes. They're supposed to be spectacular, aren't they? This isn't. [Dec 2005, p.111]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Certainly nothing to go ape for. The adventure slips on a banana peel, but the classic mode and mini-gmes redeem the package. [July 2006, p.76]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting blend of mini-games and bee-based action that's undermined by poorly thought-out challenges. [Feb 2008, p.81]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent FFVII spin-off with enough ties to the past to keep the disciples happy, but for everyone else it's a decent, if uninspired, shooter. [Dec 2006, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A return to the bombs away puzzling of old rather than the recent diversions into platform and karting games - and it's all the better for it. [Christmas 2006, p.85]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Expensive and almost impossible not to cheat in singleplayer. [Dec 2007, p.119]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rallying is tight and awkward on the PSP's small screen, and though WRC has plenty going for it, it's just not as much fun as other PSP racing games. [Nov 2006, p.155]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's decent enough, but there's a lack of gameplay innovation. [Christmas 2005, p.108]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The weakest title yet from the Naruto series. It feels unsurprisingly familiar, and lacks any real punch. [Apr 2008, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its pedigree, there's not enough here to prise open our wallets. We're sticking with "Street Fighter Alpha Max" on PSP, thanks. [July 2006, p.91]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Almost a 10-year-old girl's dream come true, but too short and too no-frills: could have been a lot more. [Jan 2008, p.101]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A varied mix of disciplines and characters make this an entertaining if largely unspectacular fighter. [Dec 2006, p.107]
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