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 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 TimeSplitters 2
Lowest review score: 20 Crazy Frog Racer 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A superb package with great games and some truly inspired extras - and a real trip down memory lane for some of us. [Mar 2007, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less complicated than "Untold Legends," but equally stuffed with things to kill...and you can talk to a chicken. Sold! [Jan 2007, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Will delight even casual rugger fans. [Sept 2007, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At times sublime, but sadly it's the frantic and frustrating Dark Prince sections that linger longest in the memory. [Jan 2007, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Steambot isn't as polished or as deep as "Dragon Quest" or "Final Fantasy", but it's still a charming curiosity laden with fresh ideas. [Oct 2006, p.88]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo's flaws plus imperfect handling make this hard to love. As a glossy bike catalogue, it's lush. As a game, it's not quite right. [May 2006, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its immediate and vibrant cartoon violence the Power Stone series is well suited to PSP. It can get a little hard on the eyes, mind you. [Christmas 2006, p.87]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The could've been stunning, but after a strong start, the story and missions descend into repetitive, formulaic play. [Nov 2005, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fairly average RPG, rescued from mediocrity by some unique mechanics, an oddball plot and the dozens of demons at youru disposal. [Apr 2007, p.81]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Look beyond the somewhat crude control system and there's plenty of life in this deep and handsome boxing game. [May 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An uninspired but likeable-in-places arcade shooter whose few good ideas are hamstrung by shoody design and weak AI. [Aug 2006, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Great Juju Challenge is never going to be the love of your gaming life, but it's a reasonably attractive bit on the side. [Mar 2006, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A return to the bombs away puzzling of old rather than the recent diversions into platform and karting games - and it's all the better for it. [Christmas 2006, p.85]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Extreme, yes; pursuit, lots of it; fun, mostly; but essential? Not really. [Jan 2008, p.123]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's difficult not to find this fighter charming - even if the hero is a squaky-voiced brat. [Nov 2007, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brilliantly chaotic, relentlessly quick and rammed with gaming modes to keep you at it. Fasten your seat belts. [July 2006, p.82]
    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The control system is half-cocked making it seem half the experience of the PS2 game. [Christmas 2006, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The total package feels soulless and, as a result, rather unappealing. [Dec 2006, p.95]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More than a story game, Xenosaga II just about prevails in spite of itself as a title worth witnessing...for the patient. [Dec 2005, p.118]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If we needed to shed some lard, this is how we'd do it. If we needed birthday presents for the kids, we'd buy them "SingStar." [Mar 2007, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the ultimate package for DBZ fans. For everyone else it's one of the most technical and rewarding fighters out there. [Christmas 2007, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disappointing effort; scrapes the barrel more than it feels the Force. [Christmas 2007, p.123]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brilliant in short bursts and great looking to boot; only question marks about its longevity prevent Gottlieb earning a higher score. [May 2006, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game to throw in your PS2 when you're looking for a quick fix of fun violence, even if it's a little rough around the edges. [Feb 2007, p.66]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Soul Nomad is no more "tactical" than a game of mouse trap. [June 2008, p.69]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no need to own both versions unless you're rich or stupid, but this is commendable nonetheless. [Christmas 2006, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An Armored Core nut's wet dream, if such a deranged breed exists. Otherwise a dull mech-'em-up that lacks thrills and originality. [Aug 2006, p.101]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The classy presentation and slick action capture the spirit of the PS2 game, but this is nothing more than a competent racer. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
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