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 TimeSplitters 2
Lowest review score: 20 Namco Museum Battle Collection
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If we'd had this wen we were eight, we'd have peed our pants. Literally. [Nov 2006, p.137]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Literally minutes of entertainment. There's nothing really wrong with it but matching symbols really feels more like a medical reaction test rather than a must-play game. [Feb 2006, p.99]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Repetitive platform action. It's playable, just, but staggeringly uninventive, uninspiring and instantly forgettable. [Aug 2006, p.101]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not a shocking update of the arcade classic, but an unnecessary one. [Christmas 2006, p.103]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This extreme racer may be competent, but it's about as fun as wading through marshland in your socks. [May 2006, p.89]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Poker makes more sense in the portable format - still, no Royal Flush. [May 2006, p.95]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    One for completist retro-heads only. Too many duds spoil the murky broth but there are some classics and near-forgotten gems tucked away here. [Christmas 2006, p.92]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Playing Key of Heaven is a little like repeatedly thrusting your arm into a lucky dip filled with equal numbers of gold and emperor scorpions. [Mar 2006, p.95]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A decent retro package for folks who like that sort of thing. [Mar 2006, p.106]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Once the glow of nostalgia has faded, the fact that the gameplay is predictable and unfair can't be ignored. Disappointing. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Passable in places, but if you want to play in the 'watch a girl's arse' arena, get the new "Tomb Raider" and see a master at work. [June 2006, p.92]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Closely in tune with the spirit of the DBZ universe, which must be brilliant for some gamers, but if that means nothing to you then neither will this game. [Dec 2005, p.124]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Without the unlockables, this game lasts three hours. You're better off using those three hours to watch the very film instead. [July 2007, p.82]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Its colorful looks may appeal to younger gamers, but Super DBZ is too limited in every department to attract interest from anyone else. [Aug 2006, p.93]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the story is strong the clunky gameplay will irritate. [Dec 2007, p.108]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Commentary will soon get on your tits. [Feb 2006, p.94]
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's essentially a 30 quid mini-game. [Jan 2008, p.99]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    One of the poorest movie tie-ins to date, IM: TOV is ugly, tedious, boring and broken. [June 2008, p.60]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A repetitive RPG-by-numbers. Only grind veterans will find a vague sense of enjoyment. [July 2008, p.91]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Its simplicity is its strength wehn you start playing, but quickly becomes a weakness due to lack of spark and variety. [Mar 2007, p.102]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A pain to control and not that rewarding if you persist, this should have been a top puzzle-strewn adventure. It isn't. [July 2006, p.92]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A likeable adventure hidden beneath a catalogue of design errors. Still less painful than sitting through the movie. [Christmas 2006, p.72]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A competent but characterless racer that rolls, rather than roars over the finish line. Not so much a Maserati as a Mondeo. [Apr 2007, p.85]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    RPG elements shoved into some half-cooked attempt at achieving depth of play, Uzumaki Chronicles is a missed opportunity. [July 2007, p.90]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dodgy implementation lets down some genuinely nice ideas and shark-like AI in one of PS2's better gambling games. [Nov 2006, p.106]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In its attempt not to spoil the TV show, Lost on PS3 simply skirts all the good stuff. [Apr 2008, p.103]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It may be cuter than a kitten kissing a baby, but this offers nothing more than tired, old RPG gameplay in a world that's custom built for younger players. [May 2006, p.87]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Meant for younger gamers, Flushed Away lacks the lemon-fresh tinge that would separate it from all the other cartoon platformers clogging the system. [Christmas 2006, p.96]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ugly as sin, with clunky mechanics to boot. Not great value compared to other PS3 shooters. [July 2008, p.87]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Hampered by unsuitable controls and a total lack of design flair, Stand Alone Complex is average through and through. [Apr 2006, p.96]
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