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 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Okami
Lowest review score: 20 Bratz: Rock Angelz
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable update, but one that only the most ardent of fans will appreciate. [Dec 2005, p.128]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What could have been a great game is hurt by a lack of depth and variety, but this is still one of the best PSP shooters out there. [Aug 2006, p.95]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You need to be an NBA aficionado to get the most out of Rebound, but for those who aren't this still delivers slick and feature-packed balling. [May 2006, p.85]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brilliantly chaotic, relentlessly quick and rammed with gaming modes to keep you at it. Fasten your seat belts. [July 2006, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The vast amount of characters will excite fans, but MKA feels old-fashioned. The series needs to evolve if it's going to survive. [Dec 2006, p.80]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unique use-your-body-as-the-controller jet-board racing game. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still the best hockey game on PS2, but a lack of new features means it's just last year's game reloaded. [Dec 2007, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nearly a quirky classic. [Dec 2007, p.123]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As kiddie-friendly games go this is quality stuff. [Nov 2006, p.140]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's plenty here, but while it is good quality, it's all familiar stuff, and the emphasis on quantity rather than variety gets tiresome. [Apr 2006, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable beat-'em-up that does the movie justice. But there's little more than a basic scrolling brawler under all the great ideas. [Nov 2005, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With this many ways to organise your team and develop abilities, everyone will find something to suit their style. [Nov 2007, p.123]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still dry as hell and frustrating on occasions, but immensely playable nonetheless. A smart alternative to "Everybody's Golf." [Christmas 2005, p.105]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jaws is genuinely witty, outrageously violent and top fun but - wait for it - slightly lacking in depth. [Aug 2006, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brilliant in short bursts and great looking to boot; only question marks about its longevity prevent Gottlieb earning a higher score. [May 2006, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An ideal first game for Buzz! virgins or film buffs, but seasoned contestants will soon tire of it. [Dec 2007, p.88]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few technical glitches this is a solid back-to-basics effort with some extra bells and whistles and a load of groove. [July 2007, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a racing game, Cars is good, straightforward, family fun. As a movie license, it's a must for all fans. [Christmas 2007, p.88]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is really a funky platformer with okay raacing tacked on. Either way, it's still lots of fun, and arguably better on PSP than PS2. [Christmas 2005, p.104]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo's flaws plus imperfect handling make this hard to love. As a glossy bike catalogue, it's lush. As a game, it's not quite right. [May 2006, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ambitious gameplay is marred by lazy design, leaving this wallowing in mere decency when it could have been devilishly enjoyable. [Feb 2006, p.96]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As good, if not slightly better than Marvel Ultimate Alliance - it really just depends which company's heroes you prefer. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Avoid it if you want "Ridge Racer"-style conventional racing, but this is an enjoyable part-racer, part-puzzler that's well-tailored to the PSP's strengths. [Apr 2006, p.97]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay's hardly moved on in more than a decade, but simplicity is the key to Puyo Pop's appeal. An absorbing if not original addition to the handheld ranks. [June 2006, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Respect is due for trying something different. [Dec 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Will delight even casual rugger fans. [Sept 2007, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not perfect but it's creepy. The mix of investigation and scores easily outweighs the clunky controls and occasional lulls in the action. [Mar 2006, p.105]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's no "Tekken: Dark Resurrection," but baby-proof controls and some intriguing extras make Unchained an above-average face-rearranger. [Dec 2006, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On PSP it set new standards but this port, enjoyable spy romp that it is, simply seems a bit dated when brought to the PS2. [Sept 2007, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A reasonably entertaining creation sim, good for dip-in, dip-out playing thanks to its quirky minigames. [Dec 2007, p.96]
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