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 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 20 Taito Legends
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simple, repetitive gaming, that offers immediate fun, but little real substance. [June 2008, p.91]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Almost a 10-year-old girl's dream come true, but too short and too no-frills: could have been a lot more. [Jan 2008, p.101]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clever idea that's a laugh with the right kind of music, but is too random to be anything other than an occasional curiosity. [Oct 2006, p.95]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A repetitive RPG-by-numbers. Only grind veterans will find a vague sense of enjoyment. [July 2008, p.91]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hardly inspiring, but SpongeBob and friends are still starring in a highly capable game that should satisfy younger gamers. [Jan 2007, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An ambitious attempt to shoehorn the epic PS2 game into the PSP, ruined by editing, unfriendly controls and gloomy graphics. [Feb 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Bland, repetitive brawling that lacks both panache and depth. A decent cartoon feel isn't nearly enough to redeem this hollow, tedious experience. [Jan 2007, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like the PS2 version, this is a needlessly complex and frustrating barrel of monkey malarkey. Only the mini-games rescue it. [Aug 2006, p.99]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With this subject matter it could've been great, but all the noise and effects in the galaxy can't disguise the lack of invention or class. [Aug 2007, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still the same old, unsubtle scything we expect from a Warriors game, but given extra substance by some neat strategic twists. [Sept 2007, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No amount of sharp gunplay can redeem Haze's cliched script and patchy execution. [July 2008, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An undercooked cartoon racer that again blemishest eh once-great Sonic name. Only the sense of speed prevents total unplayability. [Apr 2006, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An adequate street racer that does everything you'd expect, but nowhere near well enough to challenge the big boys of the chav's race scene. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Quirky games like this work only when there's a huge amount of truly inspired imagination behind them. Here, there isn't. [July 2007, p.97]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although once a trusty friend, Bomberman is too old and tired to compete on PSP. [June 2008, p.91]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Shouldn't be fun, but it is. Playing for too long might turn you into a blood-thirsty hunting cretin though, so probably best avoided. [Jan 2006, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A simply concept that makes for a fiendishly tricky and addictive game. Sadly let down slightly by some clumsy controls. [May 2007, p.89]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With its veneer of strategy, Empires improves on Samurai Warriors 2, but crowd combat should be more fun than this. [Apr 2007, p.91]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Endless rock-hard combat. [Dec 2007, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun, competitive racer. There are enough features, options and unlockables to entertain but it does feel 'been there, done that.' [May 2007, p.87]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The chases and detective elements bring some originality but the main platform gaming is your typical tosh. [Christmas 2006, p.97]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An interesting fusion of two very different game types - it's just a shame they've been cobbled together so crudely. [Jan 2006, p.112]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bursting with superhero energy and verve, and makes up for what it lacks in inspiration with water-tight execution. [Feb 2007, p.58]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fans and gamers deserve better than this. [May 2008, p.76]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not even a crime-fighting dog can hide the fact that this is generic shooting with a wonky lock-on system. Distinctly average. [Apr 2006, p.97]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK