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 God of War: Chains of Olympus
Lowest review score: 20 Star Trek: Encounters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 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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    • 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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    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable underwater escapade with plenty of nice touches. It's aimed at youngsters, but even the over-nines will get some enjoyment out of it. [Apr 2006, p.109]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rallying is tight and awkward on the PSP's small screen, and though WRC has plenty going for it, it's just not as much fun as other PSP racing games. [Nov 2006, p.155]
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    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buy it if you didn't play it the first time, but otherwise prepare to be disappointed. [Feb 2008, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Behind the new name and smattering of fresh features rests a creaky old game that can't compete against its obviously-better-in-every-department rival. [Apr 2006, p.109]
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It just can't match the polish of Sony's "Smash Court." [Nov 2006, p.140]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent spread of planes and challenges but sadly Pilot Academy's wings are clipped by a lack of personality. [Nov 2006, p.104]
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thoughtful, strategic and neat, but you may get bored after a while. [Mar 2008, p.107]
    • 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
    • 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]
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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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A pointless game with hardly anything going for it. It's hard to believe that this is from the same company that brought us "Metal Gear Solid" and "Pro Evo." A travesty. [Christmas 2005, p.108]
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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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A varied mix of disciplines and characters make this an entertaining if largely unspectacular fighter. [Dec 2006, p.107]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, getting Frogger through his grid-based and danger-laced environment is about as snappy as email chess. [Mar 2006, p.99]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With highly customisable mechs, smooth controls, and lots of really big explosions, this is great mech action on the move. [May 2006, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A platformer with promise, but it makes the gamer work far too hard for the few moments of magic that it provides. [Feb 2007, p.68]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprising success, Juiced 2 is a glamorous, feature-rammed racer with variety by the hood-scoop load and mass appeal. [Oct 2007, p.86]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the most stylish fighter, but those desperately seeking a bruising helping of Tekken-lite action should look here. [Aug 2007, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decent blend of traditional RPG elements and innovative additions, let down by some confusing execution. Don't touch it until you've clocked "Dragon Quest." [May 2006, p.89]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hideo Kojima might love it, but first-time monkey-wranglers will wonder what all the fuss is about. The original games are better. [Apr 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A straightforward puzzler with a neat robo-twist, but it's better suited to life on the small screen. [Christmas 2006, p.103]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid but not stunning. [Oct 2007, p.96]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Disappointing. Should have been a download - as it is, it simply gets us down. [May 2008, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perfectly acceptable but largely uninspiring portion or generic platforming. [Dec 2007, p.99]
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