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 Okami
Lowest review score: 20 Taito Legends
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lovely-looking if unadventurous platform fare that does the bare minimum to keep its pre-school audience quiet. [May 2006, p.95]
    • 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's decent enough, but there's a lack of gameplay innovation. [Christmas 2005, p.108]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As good, if not slightly better than Marvel Ultimate Alliance - it really just depends which company's heroes you prefer. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A deep, rewarding tennis game that lacks the fireworks of Virtua Tennis and also some of its fun. You will like it...eventually. [June 2007, p.95]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A minor irritation. [June 2007, p.98]
    • 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and substantial attempt at bringing online RPG play to offline gamers, but it lacks any long-term appeal without others. [Christmas 2006, p.78]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is really a funky platformer with okay raacing tacked on. Either way, it's still lots of fun, and arguably better on PSP than PS2. [Christmas 2005, p.104]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lara's PSP debut is a captivating adventure that only falls down on the back of a frustratingly awkward set of controls. [June 2006, p.94]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dodgy implementation lets down some genuinely nice ideas and shark-like AI in one of PS2's better gambling games. [Nov 2006, p.106]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable underwater escapade with plenty of nice touches. It's aimed at youngsters, but even the over-nines will get some enjoyment out of it. [Apr 2006, p.109]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PaRappa is just as refreshing today as he was 10 years ago, though somewhat hampered by the PSP's control scheme. [Aug 2007, p.101]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buy it if you didn't play it the first time, but otherwise prepare to be disappointed. [Feb 2008, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Behind the new name and smattering of fresh features rests a creaky old game that can't compete against its obviously-better-in-every-department rival. [Apr 2006, 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent spread of planes and challenges but sadly Pilot Academy's wings are clipped by a lack of personality. [Nov 2006, p.104]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still the best hockey game on PS2, but a lack of new features means it's just last year's game reloaded. [Dec 2007, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a racing game, Cars is good, straightforward, family fun. As a movie license, it's a must for all fans. [Christmas 2007, p.88]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thoughtful, strategic and neat, but you may get bored after a while. [Mar 2008, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some issues with the control system can't stop this being a fun and surprisingly enjoyable game for fans of the film. [May 2007, p.86]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the racing is good rather than great, see it as just part of the game's charm and CTR makes for a fun family treasure box. [Apr 2006, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Passable in places, but if you want to play in the 'watch a girl's arse' arena, get the new "Tomb Raider" and see a master at work. [June 2006, p.92]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It may be cuter than a kitten kissing a baby, but this offers nothing more than tired, old RPG gameplay in a world that's custom built for younger players. [May 2006, p.87]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A varied mix of disciplines and characters make this an entertaining if largely unspectacular fighter. [Dec 2006, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, getting Frogger through his grid-based and danger-laced environment is about as snappy as email chess. [Mar 2006, p.99]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With highly customisable mechs, smooth controls, and lots of really big explosions, this is great mech action on the move. [May 2006, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK

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