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 Final Fantasy XII
Lowest review score: 20 Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not perfect but it's creepy. The mix of investigation and scores easily outweighs the clunky controls and occasional lulls in the action. [Mar 2006, p.105]
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    • 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]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun on a kicking-people-in-the-face level, but below the surface this is as shallow as groping a computer-generated lady. [Dec 2005, p.98]
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    • 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Trying to shut and eight-year old up for ten minutes? Tell him Santa doesn't exist instead. He'll still hate you, but there'll be less long-term psychological damage. [Jan 2006, p.110]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Those in search of family-friendly thrills should pick up the last "Sly" game instead. [Mar 2006, p.85]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ambitious gameplay is marred by lazy design, leaving this wallowing in mere decency when it could have been devilishly enjoyable. [Feb 2006, p.96]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You can actually feel your IQ drop as you play. A pretty-looking but otherwise feeble attempt at a political thriller. [Nov 2006, p.148]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like all the best entertainment, it's simple, undemanding and enjoyable. [Dec 2005, p.102]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not got broadband? You may want to lop off a point. [Nov 2005, p.82]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    You'll be asleep before you've clocked mission four. [May 2006, p.89]
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    • 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
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problem with Trapt is that its randomness means you don't really feel satisfied when a masterplan pays off. [Mar 2006, p.96]
    • 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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefront II marches onto PSP without losing its keep strategic edge or its blaster-happy action. [Christmas 2005, p.110]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Ripe with early frustration, but put in a bit of hard work and Harvest Moon does deliver a bumper crop of fun. [Feb 2006, p.90]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a great shooter, especially if you want to use your brains as much as your ammo, but it doesn't quite add enough as a sequel. [Dec 2005, p.122]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Hampered by unsuitable controls and a total lack of design flair, Stand Alone Complex is average through and through. [Apr 2006, p.96]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We like SpongeBob, but teaming him up with his Nickelodeon pals has resulted in a generic platformer with precious little originality or energy. [May 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Given that there are flash games that do pool just as well, the loading times are unforgivable - much like the rest of this horror show. [Christmas 2006, p.103]
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mythological hack and slash epic. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Combat was always the star of Ratchet games, but with barely a sniff of exploration, Gladiator's destruction feels a little one-note. [Apr 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's not much return on your 20 quid investment. [Nov 2006, p.140]
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unashamedly entertaining surprisingly strategic shooter. [Nov 2005, p.112]
    • 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]
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