Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux's Scores

  • Games
For 424 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 14 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 424
424 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Two shoulder buttons to tilt the screen left and right are all you need to play Puddle. It looks neat, but Puddle is a little bit too much like a really hard alchemy exam. Too much trial and error for our taste. [March 2012, p.98]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The more you explore Silent Hill, the more it becomes clear that Vatra, despite its good intentions, simply lacks the necessary talent. The fighting system, for example, sucks monkey balls. In previous games you could opt to run, but Downpour forces you to a confrontation. [April 2012, p.99]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Anyone who has already played this tower defense game on the iPad will agree that it's one the most addicting downloadable games ever. The setup is simple: protect your home from vast hordes of zombies using all different kinds of veggies, plants and weeds plucked straight from your garden. [April 2012, p.101]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Yet another SNK classic which has found its way to the Minis collection. A typical beat'em up straight from the eighties starring a certain Jackie who looks an awful lot like a certain other famous Jackie. A short game for a small price tag. [September 2012, p.87]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The meter onscreen tells us that our car is a tiny bump away from the scrapheap, but it still drives like it just rolled out of the factory. A serious handicap in a game where carnage and damage is almost everything. [June 2012, p.88]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Every time we solved a puzzle we found ourselves in a totally different locale. Behind the wheel of a car, on a barren surface of ice or right in the middle of an ongoing war. Are they memories? Fantasies? Or is the forest a dream world? And who is that guy with the shotgun?. [June 2012, p.104]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    When Code Veronica was released on the Dreamcast in 2000, it was an amazing game. Today it feels outdated, especially after the changes Resident Evil 4 brought to the series. [Nov 2011, p.97]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The downside of this more deliberate pacing is that the lack of variation. Every mission goes as follows: take out a few guys or sneak past them if there are too many, get to a high vantage point, rain death from above. Not the worst design in the world, but pretty predictable. [April 2013, p.86]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A zombie game that lets you control your own Zombies in the way of a classic RTS? Sounds cool. Looks cool, too. Plays … decent. But it gets boring real fast and some mechanics simply are not all that well executed. [June 2013, p.91]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Birds of Steel might be a little dull, but developer Gaijin Entertainment does deliver on the technical side of the game. Not that we are experienced pilots, but the rumbling engines sound believable and the cockpit view is incredibly immersive. [April 2012, p.80]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The basics of Choplifter haven't changed one bit since its debut in 1982. You still control a helicopter on a 2D plane, rescuing people. Unfortunately you don't always feel in control of the chopper you're flying, which can lead to some unnecessary deaths. [February 2012, p.100]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    As much as the developer values Spider-Man as a superhero, they seem to be an even bigger fan of a certain billionaire by day/vigilante at night called the Batman. It would certainly explain why this game is an almost exact copy of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. [September 2012, p.78]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Even though Tecmo Koei didn't make any technical sacrifices compared to previous outings in the series, they shun any form of innovation. The result is a very traditional hack & slash game in which the touch controls are only used in annoying mini games. [April 2012, p.100]
    • Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Believe it or not, but Tony Hawk used to be hip. Recent failures in the franchise have forced the king of skating to step down, so Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD takes you down memory lane to seven stages from a better time. [September 2012, p.86]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Anyone remember Marc Ecko's Getting Up or the ridiculous dance game B-Boy? Sideway: New York shares the same urban lifestyle-roots, and combines it with fairly original platforming action. [Nov 2011, p.98]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Although you kill loads of evil penguins along the way, the gameplay is mainly centered around rather basic environment puzzles that get boring quite quickly. [Nov 2011, p.98]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Episode II is certainly not a bad game, just a little bit uninspired. It also doesn't help that Team Sonic consistently breaks up the (fast) pacing of the game, resulting in quite some frustration. Less frustrating and even fun are the bonus levels who look like they've been hauled over from Sonic 2.[July 2012, p.92]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Sometimes the touch controls work magnificently, like in a game of Wac-A-Mole. At other times, though, they drive you crazy because the creators tried to cram every single feature the Vita has to offer into their collection of minigames. [March 2012, p.52]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Every once in a while Danger Close breaks the endless mould of duck & cover gameplay by letting you mark a building for an air strike, chase down an informant or provide sniper support. But even these sequences repeat themselves multiple times throughout the game. [December 2012, p.68]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The weapon selection is varied, but only has a few standouts, like an explosive catapult or an tranquilizing boomerang. Most of the rifles seem to have been lifted straight from some generic shooter and feel a bit soulless. [March 2012, p.102]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Technical errors and slow inputs drag the game's best moments down with them. The slow controls really become a problem when you are fighting more nimble enemies in a small, confined space. Sci-fi fans will get a kick out of Lost Planet. Everybody else will pick it up from the bargain bin. [September p.60]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Anyone who has watched more than one episode of Naruto, Bleach or any of the Dragon Balls, knows that the pre-fight exposition/tea party can drag on for quite a while. So prepare to sit through some pretty lengthy and non-interactive cutscenes. [April 2013, p.84]
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    • 66 Critic Score
    Psycho Soldier is a straight forward port of 1986 SNK-classic and is still an entertaining side-scroller, but only for those who have embraced their inner nostalgic self. You do have to face the fact that this the exact same game you played all those years ago, without any improvements. [December 2012, p.101]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The biggest strength of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is its atypical, riveting story and the adult themes and settings it explores. Dark dungeons and maimed corpses accentuate the mental decay of the once great detective. [November 2012, p.72]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In a lot of the minigames a second player can use the regular controller to hinder the main player in various ways. It's a nice way to keep everyone entertained, but actually it is a lot more fun to shove or distract your friends in real life to get them to fail. [December 2011, p.86]
    • Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    One thing that won't drive you crazy any more is your flash light. In the original Doom 3 you had to choose. Do you want to shoot your gun? Or do you want to see where you are shooting. Sure, it added to the suspense, but in terms of gameplay it wasn't very practical. [December 2012, p.85]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sexy Kitten Yamgasm has you spinning a ball of yarn (Katamari-style!) through town leaving a trail of destruction. Sad Panda Skyblazing has you floating through the air chasing mascots with a chainsaw. Just a regular day in Steelport. [March 2012, p.98]
    • Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The brighter ones among you probably know that Angry Birds was already released once as a PlayStation Mini, but that Mini was just a subpar port of the smartphone version. This time around Rovio did its best when it comes to graphics. [December 2012, p.89]
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    • 65 Critic Score
    With this price tag attached to it, we didn't expect to be through the entire DLC in under one hour and a half. The Abyssal Forge introduces nothing but new dungeons and even though the story is actually quite good, is still not worth the price of entry. [December 2012, p.92]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    But then it hits us, Deadpool is not a game, it is a parody of a game. Of the kind of games you would see when a new Thor movie hits the theaters. All the elements that make such a game are to be found in Deadpool. Collecting coins or orbs, shallow combat and a horde of identical enemies (Deadpool: "are they all brothers?). [September p.74]
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