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 Tekken: Dark Resurrection
Lowest review score: 20 Bratz: Rock Angelz
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 629
629 game reviews
    • 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the most stylish fighter, but those desperately seeking a bruising helping of Tekken-lite action should look here. [Aug 2007, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A straightforward puzzler with a neat robo-twist, but it's better suited to life on the small screen. [Christmas 2006, p.103]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid but not stunning. [Oct 2007, p.96]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Disappointing. Should have been a download - as it is, it simply gets us down. [May 2008, p.107]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perfectly acceptable but largely uninspiring portion or generic platforming. [Dec 2007, p.99]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Literally minutes of entertainment. There's nothing really wrong with it but matching symbols really feels more like a medical reaction test rather than a must-play game. [Feb 2006, p.99]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable beat-'em-up despite the ADHD storyline. The smooth, ninja-tastic fighting is fun and there's plenty of stuff to do. [June 2007, p.98]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only good thing to say about the scrapping is the quality of the gore. [May 2008, p.102]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting blend of mini-games and bee-based action that's undermined by poorly thought-out challenges. [Feb 2008, p.81]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid attempt to bring the gritty realism of war to handheld, but shooter-nuts are better off sticking with "Medal of Honor Heroes." [Jan 2007, p.88]
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent effort that, even with its excellent pimping options, struggles to provide lasting appeal in this competitive genre. [July 2006, p.93]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Grey, unfair, buggy: it's a lackluster entry to the series. Still, it's better than "Downhill Jam." [Christmas 2007, p.86]
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tasty comat and fresh tactics system make this a rare beast indeed: a Samurai Warriors game that surprises and excites. [Apr 2006, p.100]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Once the glow of nostalgia has faded, the fact that the gameplay is predictable and unfair can't be ignored. Disappointing. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable and enchanting adventure with a few flaws but fountains of fun, especially (but not exclusively) for kids. [Mar 2008, p.70]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A variety of playable characters, extra moves, and a Risk-style campaign map do little to hide the fact that there's little more on offer here than an endless swarm of identi-soldiers to hammer. [Mar 2006, p.95]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there's enough variety and humour here to appeal to almost everyone in the family, wtihout a decent multiplayer mode to anchor it into your PS2, RRR's half-life is extremely short. [Jan 2007, p.79]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An unrelenting ugly parade of death and loss and regret. With bad controls. [Christmas 2007, p.119]
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The campaign lacks the depth of its console counterparts but while you're involved its one of the most atmospheric shooters on PSP. [May 2007, p.90]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offering a commedably laid-back and tongue-in-cheek driving experience, slick multiplayer racers make v4 well worth a spin. [July 2006, p.84]
    • Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A reasonable update, but even with the changes there's nothing here you won't have seen somewhere before. This is a rather lazy prequel. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately there are moments where it's likely to baffle younger ones, with occasionally unfriendly design, glitches, under-explained nuances and little real meat to the game. [Mar 2006, p.100]
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