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 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 20 Star Trek: Encounters
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]
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    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A jaw-dropping adventure that disappoints slightly thanks to a short central plot padded out with repetitive objectives. [Oct 2006, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A violent, ballsy, moody, stylish adventure that oozes late-1970s street cool and stays true to the spirit of the film. We can dig it. [Mar 2007, p.106]
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    • 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    Looks outdated, but is challenging, cheeky and charming.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]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So it's not an epic free-roaming adventure, but After Burner is finely formed arcade shooting: a perfectly proportioned aerial shooter. [Apr 2007, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lack of realism does nothing to dampen the sheer fun and depth of play behind Virtua Tennis 3. It's, ahem, ace. [Apr 2007, p.95]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still the best basketball sim on PS2 and great value, but not much different to last year's title. [Dec 2007, p.89]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Until "God of War" comes out on PSP, this is the next best thing. [Apr 2007, p.95]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exhilarating shooter brushed with John Woo's genius, Stranglehold plays like Max Payne in a bag of snakes. [Oct 2007, p.8]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Move in for the commander-in-chief of online tactical shooters. [Jan 2007, p.106]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes time to blossom but grows into the kind of game PSP was made for. One to enjoy little and often rather than in long sessions. [Mar 2007, p.109]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Insane shooter with exploding zombies and schizophrenic killers. [Jan 2007, p.106]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't let the presentation scare you. If ever there was a classic game that screams cult classic puzzler, it's this one. [June 2007, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect - but the humour, drama and pure fun of Lego Indy will keep you hooked to the end. [July 2008, p.60]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Funny, packed with entertaining physics and more variety than the first game, but marred by the occasional annoying mission. [Nov 2006, p.84]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better than the last one. [Dec 2006, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best hockey game on PS2. [Dec 2006, p.95]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A joy to play. There's tons to do, and immaculate attention to detail really brings this charming and gritty game to life. [Sept 2007, p.102]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cartoon-style action adventure with great fighting controls. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its satisfying difficulty curve and intricate courses this is a solid if not revolutionary update of an already innovative puzzle game. [Nov 2006, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PaRappa is just as refreshing today as he was 10 years ago, though somewhat hampered by the PSP's control scheme. [Aug 2007, p.101]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent effort that, even with its excellent pimping options, struggles to provide lasting appeal in this competitive genre. [July 2006, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the racing is good rather than great, see it as just part of the game's charm and CTR makes for a fun family treasure box. [Apr 2006, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some issues with the control system can't stop this being a fun and surprisingly enjoyable game for fans of the film. [May 2007, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are moments that'll have you on the edge of your seat, but unwieldy combat and easy enemies takes away the fear. [May 2008, p.70]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surprisingly well made for a film tie-in. [Oct 2007, p.100]
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