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 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Lowest review score: 20 Bratz: Rock Angelz
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep single-player options and suitably frantic multiplayer combine to make this a joyful and long-lasting handheld bash-up. [Jan 2007, p.81]
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple to get into, it quickly becomes addictive. [Mar 2008, p.85]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More niche than ostrich-whispering and not half as exciting - a beautiful rendition of a sport we can't bring ourselves to care about one little bit. [Nov 2005, p.116]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This most creative follow-up shows off the EyeToy to full effect. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable update, but one that only the most ardent of fans will appreciate. [Dec 2005, p.128]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A confident end to the PS2 ATV series. [Sept 2007, p.88]
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reinventing Mortal Kombat was risky, but Shaolin Monks rams home the action with style, guts and excitement to spare. [Nov 2006, p.138]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not much new for Ape Escape veterans, but if you want to get a youngster a game that's actually good, this is the monkey business. [May 2006, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    FIFA's class is not in doubt, but for a series already in a clear state of transition, the move to a new platform is a bridge too far. [Christmas 2005, p.117]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Underneath the mixed bag of superfluous trimmings lies a game that's still highly playable despite feeling very familiar. [Dec 2005, p.121]
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An ideal first game for Buzz! virgins or film buffs, but seasoned contestants will soon tire of it. [Dec 2007, p.88]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A stylish puzzler, whose slightly unwieldly control system and inevitable repetition are the only minor spanners in the works. [Mar 2006, p.89]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What could have been an engaging effort has been spoiled by bland presentation, a cliched story and tedious gameplay. [Nov 2005, p.122]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's not quite enough freedom in the levels to find that perfect shot, but this is still a rewarding and enjoyably fresh sniper sim. [Nov 2006, p.135]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better than the last one. [Dec 2006, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Their simplicity is charming and their gameplay addictive. Thank heavens some things don't change. [Oct 2006, p.97]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slick thriller touched with psychic powers from the 'Splitters boys. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK

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