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 7.6 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 Bratz: Rock Angelz
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most involving, witty, well-rounded and goddam exciting GTA ever. [June 2008, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    All the style of the series so far plus a maelstrom of new shocks, twists and challenges makes this the best survival horror game ever. [Nov 2006, p.104]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A must-own, state-of-the-art tactical espionage stealth-a-thon. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Massively expansive, even over "Vice City." The biggest game ever. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The singleplayer campaign or the multiplayer options alone would make this essential. But the two together bode for months of enjoyment. [Dec 2007, p.119]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Subsistence is one hell of a package, encompassing Metal Gear's past, present and future. Essential for newcomers, recommended for fans. [Nov 2006, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Accessible, exhilarating and macho as all hell, it's another thunderous outing for PS2's angriest anti-hero. Essential. [Mar 2007, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super-long, fast races make this an essential PS2 purchase. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A true epic. It's a dog-eat-dog world in the games industry, and Okami buries the opposition like a load of old bones. [Jan 2007, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    FFXII is the apex of adventuring; gaming doesn't get any better than this. [Jan 2007, p.68]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute classic. Simple to play but hugely rewarding, challenging and entertaining like nothing else on PS2. You need this game. [Apr 2006, p.110]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weapons and flashgun-centric play make this the series' best. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Huge and beautiful, but hopefully not as doomed as its beasts, Colossus deserves to sell ten times what "Ico" did. [Jan 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An unmissable, epic adventure that's as dramatic as any of Kratos' full-sized games. [Apr 2008, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ICO
    Persevere to the bitersweet conclusion and Sony's uniquely atmospheric puzzle adventure will hold a place in your heart forever. [Feb 2006, p.88]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Faster-than-light and the best arcade racer in existence. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As vital to PS2 has your central nervous system is to your brain. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks sensational, plays tightly and lasts like a marathon-running robot. Not for casuals but a hardcore delight. [Apr 2006, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unsurpassed, automotive beauty. The best driving game on PS2. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank may be going through the same routine, but it's impossible not to love them. [Dec 2007, p.118]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like Tomb Raider but with mroe guns and fewer puzzles, Uncharted deserves to be 2007's sleeper hit. [Christmas 2007, p.118]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant extension of the GTA series, and the new yardstick against which every future PSP title will be measured. [Christmas 2005, p.72]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This will feel fresh and immediate even to those whose Tekken-love was waning. It's engaging, exceptional and essential. [Sept 2006, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly superb racer; fast, vast and there's plenty to do under that super-slick surface. [Jan 2008, p.118]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Top stealth adventure, travelling the world to surprise terrorists. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly addictive, satisfying and inventive stealth shooter that's packed with character, style and replay value. [June 2006, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While we definitely don't remember school being this much fun, this is a brilliant return to a more innocent time. One of the year's best games. [Dec 2006, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Spellbinding stuff with lashings of imagination: well worth top marks! [Feb 2008, p.76]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Calibur makes every other fighting game feel outmoded. Only our reservations over the new strategy element prevent a perfect score. [Dec 2005, p.114]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Music/rhythm game with loads of top artists and online options. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only is this the greatest game on PSP, it also leaves a large percentage of the PS2 back catalogue looking ordinary. But it right now. [Dec 2006, p.76]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hugely inventive, charming and funny. Psychonauts is a surprise hit and this year's star platformer. [Nov 2005, p.128]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Witty, exciting and sweaty as all hell. If you love your adventures on the epic side, you'll have to make time for this one. [Christmas 2005, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This makes you realise how much Jak has been holding Daxter back all these years. It also shows just how good PSP gaming can get. [May 2006, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FF meets "Charlie's Angels" for a narcotic dose of the familiar RPG. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Make room, Metal Gear Solid: ballsy, tough, heroic spying is officially cool again. [Jan 2008, p.123]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wet-the-bed scary survival horror. We dare you to play it. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Makes skating feel like it should: often dangerous, and always really, really hard. [Nov 2007, p.118]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enjoy all the fun of free-roaming warfare. And get paid for it! [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shooter with enough guns to satisfy the most trigger-happy soul. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combine the first game's addictive gameplay with Lucas' classic trilogy, and you've got a supremely entertaining slice of sci-fi escapism. [Oct 2006, p.101]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combat-heavy adventure with shooters and swords. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No massive innovations, but a neat fine-tuning job confirms Fight Night as the uncontested heavyweight champion of boxing games. [Apr 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, you've seen much of it before, but it's never looked so searchingly brilliant, or felt so surging. [Mar 2008, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very occasional lack of realism aside, this is one of the most comprehensive yet accessible sports games ever to grace PS2. [Oct 2006, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Highly addictive with a damn near perfect gameplay balance, Warhawk is the bomb. [Oct 2007, p.119]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We expected a humbler roster update. Instead, we got a game so comprehensive it renders every previous wrestling title redundant. [Nov 2005, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant adventure with more ideas in its little digital finger than some games manage in a whole disc. An essential purchase. [Dec 2005, p.108]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautifully blended oddball collage of colour, sound and playability. Original and inventive - it's PSP gaming at its best. [July 2006, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A supremely entertaining romp through the classic Star Wars universe, LSWII deserves to be played by everyone. [Nov 2006, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may have its pros and cons, but its pros are so wonderfully abundant tht it really doesn't matter. A fine, fine game. [June 2008, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stylish, cinematic reinvention of the point-and-click adventure. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep, addictive and awash with colour and character, Rogue Galaxy is a near-perfect take on the old-school Eastern RPG formula. [June 2007, p.76]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't expect a revolution, or even an evolution, come to think of it, but this is solid stuff and truly excels in multiplayer. [Nov 2007, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blood Money is without question the best Hitman yet, and although it can be punishing at times, it's also hugely compelling and stylish. [June 2006, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exceptional in looks, sound and story. [Apr 2008, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes to realism, TOCA is now hot on Gran Turismo's heels. As for variety, accessibility and heart, it's already way ahead. [Feb 2006, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the key reason why FIFA 07 will keep you playing, because it's the first in the series that gets inside your head and forces you to give a toss... FIFA has finally managed to meld both style and substance. [Oct 2006, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant action adventure that could well be the world's first classic movie-tie in. Innovative and flawlessly paced. [Nov 2005, p.74]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the best stuff from the first two games has been kept in and everything that's been added just makes this GH the best yet. [Christmas 2007, p.80]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're on the trail of a first-class scare, this truly terrifying game is unmissable. [Mar 2008, p.103]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A typically solid performance from Seabass. [Dec 2007, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bright, highly polished, massively desirable and built to impress. OutRun 2006 shows the same class as the Ferraris it lets you race. [Apr 2006, p.112]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Original, ultra-playable and extremely cool - there's simply no alternative if you're seeking a top-notch PSP puzzler. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quick, responsive and immaculately presented. Like all great sports games, this is an everyman gem dressed up in niche clothing. [Dec 2006, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Insanely addictive. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly good value. [May 2008, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unashamedly entertaining surprisingly strategic shooter. [Nov 2005, p.112]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Black is what all shooters should be. An all-out assault on the senses. [Feb 2006, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rez
    Hypnotic stuff. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stonking package that will keep fans and fresh faces busy until Madden 09. [Oct 2007, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no finer grap game out there. [Apr 2008, p.76]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combining frenzied conflict with Hollywood blockbuster production values, this is one of the most explosive war games around. [Christmas 2005, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A top quality football game with bags of playability. [May 2008, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfectly targeted shooter that sines on handheld due to great controls and balanced gameplay. One of the best blasts on PSP. [Dec 2006, p.96]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gun
    A brilliantly told story in an immersive world. If the plot doesn't keep you entertained, then the variety of missions certainly will. [Christmas 2005, p.112]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dirty, grisly, filthy but brilliant game experience. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guns, aliens and conspiracies make for a top-notch shooter. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stupendous game you really must own, even if you don't like cars. [Apr 2008, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mythological hack and slash epic. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a blast from start to finish, with arguably the prettiest cut-scenes ever to grace PS2. [Dec 2006, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wild West shooter that's like a cool breeze in Death Valley. Yeehaw! [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually amazing FPS that'll rock your game world every time. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A port it may be, but this game is strong enough to stand on its own two feet as an essential PS2 title. You owe it to your trusty PS2 to check this game out. [Apr 2008, p.66]
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