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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
Lowest review score: 20 Crazy Frog Racer 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dull, lifeless, unexciting and other words for 'boring,' Rainbow Six: Lockdown is uninspired and not worth your cash. [Nov 2005, p.126]
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    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its unique sense of humor and well-rounded characters make this one to consider for a kid's birthday present. [Aug 2007, p.91]
    • 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fast and competitive, Ford Street Racing may be cheap but it's no clapped-out Cortina. [Mar 2006, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are new modes and a better camera, but the developer seems to have accidentally flicked the switch to Extreme Difficulty. [Jan 2007, p.81]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's not enough to it, and what there is of it, there's too much of, if you follow us. Good, but in an oversaturated market it needs more. [Apr 2007, p.97]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 94 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Heart-in-mouth joy from this frantic and bloody hack-fest. [Jan 2007, p.106]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An honest stab at genuine change which, unfortunately, dilutes what Guilty Gear does best but should still appeal to die-hards at this bargain price. [Feb 2006, p.96]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fighting and alchemy are great. But the repetitive questing, slow storyline and disappointing graphics will wear out the biggest RPG freak. [July 2007, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still trails beind the NBA 2K series, but this is certainly an improvement on last year if you can get to grips with the camera. [Nov 2007, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's as close to perfect as a darts game can be but, thanks to the nature of darts, that means it's sitll a bit dull, really. [Feb 2008, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A sprawling RPG/card fighter that deals out a solid cartoon-based battler, once you get beyond the tutorial. Colourful and cute, it wold have made more sense on PS2. [Mar 2007, p.109]
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An upbeat adventure that, while simple, throws up enough laughs and chlid-friendly horror thrills to entertain its inteded early teens audience. [Oct 2006, p.105]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Without motion-sensitive controls, Downhill Jam is a shallow (albeit somewhat enjoyable) game marred by some irritating bugs. [Aug 2007, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun, comical and light-hearted, but does get tiresome due to endless random battles and the hero's over-the-top quips. [Mar 2008, p.80]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Iris 2 isn't a landmark game by any stretch. But with a couple of novel features, it's certainly engaging enough to be a good toe-dipper into the world of RPGs. [Oct 2006, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blends the stuff of nightmares with stylish sound and graphics. Sadly, the developer should have spent longer on the gameplay. [Dec 2006, p.90]
    • 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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not a disaster, but sorely lacking in polish. It is riddled with problems and takes too many liberties with the franchise. [Christmas 2007, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Illegal street racing makes for a fun game. Auto testing on a runway doesn't. [Christmas 2007, p.96]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Likable as its twin leads are, AOT's gameplay is hobbled by unbalanced guns and AI that's far too sharp to be fun. [Apr 2008, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strong idea let down by poor controls and lack of originality. The mini-games go some way to repairing the damage, though. [Sept 2006, p.92]
    • 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]
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