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 Namco Museum Battle Collection
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 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]
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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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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enjoyably frantic, brief and basic. Gauntlet is showing its age but still offers a decent few hours of mindless maiming. [Mar 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mildly entertaining for a while, but it's very hard to recommend Pac-Man World 3 as a platformer when the excellent "Daxter" is waiting on a shelf near you. [July 2006, p.91]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This makes illegal street racing a grim, unenjoyable affair. Your money's better spent on Ridge, TOCA or Burnout...to name a few. [Christmas 2005, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's decent enough, but there's a lack of gameplay innovation. [Christmas 2005, p.108]
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    • 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Short but mostly sweet, this is unashamed B-list fare, offering cheap thrills to those who don't take killing too seriously. [Apr 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Apparently, monks chant the same phrase hundreds of times to reach a meditative state. This is like that, but with puniching. [Feb 2006, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It just can't match the polish of Sony's "Smash Court." [Nov 2006, p.140]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cookie-cutter RPG lifted by characterization and sustained exploration vibe, but hurt by sub-PSone visuals. [Feb 2006, p.92]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With no back story and totally interchangeable characters, Frantix is as generic as puzzle games get. Challenging to be sure, but the lack of a killer hook cripples long term appeal. [Apr 2006, p.97]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A faithful recreation of the world of Narnia, which frustrates and delights in not quite equal measure, but avoids being whiffy. [Apr 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's good to see developers trying something new but this is more of a solid template for a sequel than a top game in it's own right. [Mar 2006, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that's forgotten it's about superheroes. They're supposed to be spectacular, aren't they? This isn't. [Dec 2005, p.111]
    • 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]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lots of variety with some interesting touches but it's still just poker, only without the banter, gambling and beer. [May 2007, p.89]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solid, but nowhere near spectacular sim that will only satisfy B-ball fans who can appreciate its subtleties. The rest of us can only look on, slightly bemused. [Apr 2006, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With its combos, special moves and mini-games, FIFA Street 2 is the result of a beat-'em-up transposed on top of a football game. [Mar 2006, p.98]
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    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some nice ideas that could have made this effort stand out from the crowd were it not so chock-full of cliche. [Feb 2006, p.96]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hardly deep, but an entertaining set of party games for your younger brother or sister that you may just get a kick from too. [Jan 2006, p.109]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too easy and too short but Shrek Superslam still manages to continue the current happy trend of film conversions - or in this case, "inspired bys" - that are less than terrible. [Jan 2006, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Does a pretty good job of capturing the spirit of the film and provies some mindless laughs. Kids will love it too - trust us, we checked. [Jan 2006, p.109]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Take away the goodwill generated by the movies and the flaws in Tactics begin to show. There's fun here, but not a lot of it. [Dec 2005, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    New ideas needed next time please. [Dec 2005, p.118]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Abundant faults make it impossible to recommend this over the original. Save your money and get "Warrior Within" second-hand on PS2 instead. [Feb 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may have a pouch full of original ideas, but Freedom makes too many basic errors to be a serious PSP predator. [May 2006, p.87]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shame, as obvious care has been put into a rather cynical and totally unoriginal concept. Some nice touches, but we've basically seen it all before. [Christmas 2005, p.104]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A frustratingly patchy RPG - at once unpleasant to play and creepingly addictive - that doesn't deliver on it's significant [promise]. [June 2006, p.87]
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