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 7.5 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best movie tie-ins you'll play. [Nov 2006, p.135]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    7/10 for the regular bits and a whole bonus point for the excellent Superstar Challenge. Happy dunking. [Christmas 2005, p.116]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are no massive revolutions since last year but this still easily retains its 'king of the swingers' crown. [Nov 2005, p.118]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's fast, it's fun and it looks amazing. [Christmas 2005, p.105]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefront II marches onto PSP without losing its keep strategic edge or its blaster-happy action. [Christmas 2005, p.110]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Looks outdated, but is challenging, cheeky and charming. The combat and sidequests will keep you entertained for ages. [June 2007, p.86]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Absolute chaos but brilliant fun, this fast and furious fighter is exactly the type of adrenaline-rich game PSP was made for. [June 2006, p.92]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Filled with neat innovations and bringing a real focus to its story-mode gameplay, The Sims 2 is the best console God sim yet. [Nov 2005, p.88]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than port the PS2 game, The Sims 2 on PSP is a tailor-made experience that hooks you early on and doesn't let go. A superb game. [Jan 2006, p.112]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SingStar 80's is laser-targetted at hen parties, 20-somethings and drunks - and works much the better for it. [Nov 2005, p.116]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is extraordinary stuff. Our excitement is only slightly dampened by inconsistent driving and sudden difficulty spikes. [Nov 2006, p.154]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't already own the PS2 gmae, this is a must-have. If you do, then it's not quite so essential, but a quality grappler nontheless. [Jan 2006, p.102]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you haven't already been hooked by Katamari's mad charms, then this really is the perfect place to start. [June 2006, p.87]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slick game that demonstrates how great stealth can be when done right. It's just too damn murky to be a classic, though. [Dec 2006, p.88]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fights are brisk so you can dip in and out in ten-minute bursts or batter your way through the entire arcade mode without getting bored. [Mar 2006, p.85]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new rotation mechanic takes some getting used to, but Koloomn proves complex, satisfying and horribly addictive. Good stuff. [Apr 2006, p.113]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks good, it plays good, and it does handheld multiplayer as well as anything out there. Bond and PSP make perfect bedfellows. [Apr 2006, p.107]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This classic series has been lovingly translated for PSP. It's a great stealth fix, although you do want to switch the lights on sometimes. [Apr 2006, p.93]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taxes the brain more than the trigger finger, so it's ideal for anyone hankering after a tactical time waster. [Aug 2006, p.96]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A versatile and immersive fighter packed with individual characters, top tunes, and bone-breaking aplenty. [Aug 2006, p.98]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A handsome looking and crazily addictive arcade racer remake that's only limited by its overly faithful take on the '80's original. [Mar 2006, p.82]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Having to unlock the best new addition is annoying, but it's an otherwise decent expansion of the original, excellent DMC3. [Oct 2006, p.91]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A throwback to the days when pure and simple game design reigned supreme, Lemmings is one of the most instantly playable and addictive games that will ever grace your PSP. [Mar 2006, p.94]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If FIFA carries on like this on PS3, it really will start to bother "Pro Evo." [June 2006, p.84]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stacked with licenses and serving up a great game of footy, this is PSP's best football offering yet. Over to you, Konami. [July 2006, p.85]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cracking surprise, The Belkan War is hardcore plane porn tuned for maximum thrills and money shots. [Oct 2006, p.90]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still endlessly amusing to just run amok causing bizarre traffic accidents. [Aug 2006, p.86]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Japanese capital, reintroduced from "Midnight Club 2," is vibrant and busily populated with smashable motors and obstacles. [May 2006, p.92]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The name is a little misleading, but it's still probably our favourite Singstar setlist so far. [May 2006, p.93]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still as fun as it was in the arcades years ago; although it has minor technical niggles, all of those are forgivable if you've got the 'Slug in your blood. [Apr 2007, p.99]