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 0.2 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
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Wrecked: Revenge Revisited is the spiritual successor of Mashed, a top down racer for the PS2 and a source of loads of fun back in the day at OPM. Even today the frantic gameplay still amuses, especially if you bring a few friends along for the ride. [May 2012, p.86]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Every overly patriotic football fan - is there any other kind? - dreams about winning the European cup with his own country. In Euro 2012 that dream begins in the finals, since the qualifying rounds have been mysteriously forgotten. [June 2012, p.102]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A third person shooter that appeared what seems a lifetime ago on the XBOX 360 and is now available on Sony's hand-held console. The shooting gets boring fast and the graphics are a little bit sickening. [February 2013, p.90]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This remake of the 1984 Karateka game revolves around a simple concept: block an enemy's karate chop and dish out some of your own. Looks fun and is fun, but also way too simple. Bummer. [March 2013, p.88]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Every episode Connor gains a new power and the first one you'll get your hands on is the power of the wolf. With this power Connor can become invisible or summon a pack of wolves. This means that you will be doing a lot of eavesdropping missions, which are not very entertaining. [March 2013, p.92]
    • 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]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Of Orcs and Men is all about two greenskins whose mission it is to kill the human emperor to free the Orcs of slavery. An interesting set-up, considering these two greenskins are no sissies. The dynamic between them reminded us of Kane & Lynch. [December 2012, p.81]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Killzone only started turning heads when part two came around, so it's no surprise that the eight year old part one is no more than an interesting history lesson coated with HD smudges of paint, rather than a must have for shooter fans. [December 2012, p.92]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Because new weapons are found instead of bought, every bolt you collect is used for upgrading your base with turrets, shields and mines. Despite all that carnage, it is still necessary to jump into the fray yourself most of the time. [January 2013, p.78]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    There is a lot of reading material if you are interested in some of golf's most legendary feats, but you can stow away any hopes of seeing such performances in the game itself. Tiger Woods PGA Tours seems to be desperate for the next generation. [May 2013, p.92]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Operation Raccoon City is an endless chain of bland and repetitive shootouts filled to the brink with zombies who are nothing more than lambs to the slaughter. Rooms seem to be randomly filled corpses, Lickers and commandos, all too dumb to even tie their own shoes. [April 2012, p.72]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Destroying stuff is the key element here. Unfortunately it isn't always clear if that one concrete pillar will break or bend. The destructible buildings are indicated with big, inviting signs, but only when you're boosting. [May 2012, p.76]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Perhaps the biggest flaw is the lack of a sense of speed. You know there has to be something wrong when you're asking yourself whether the car is moving forward or the road and its surroundings are moving backwards. [September 2012, p.76]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Still, Book of Memories is not a bad game. There are elements of Catherine, Persona and even the classic Gauntlet to be found. Just don't except a riveting horror experience, because that is not what Book of Memories is or tries to be. [December 2012, p.77]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Ironically, the cover with the main cast's faces cut out of the picture represents the overall feel of Fuse perfectly: the weapons steal the show in this personality-lacking game. Those who crave for a fresh co-op experience will have some fun, but not for long. [July 2013, p.82]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The idea of having two synchronous time periods that influence each other is a good one, but there are too many shortcomings that make Edge of Time a frustrating experience. The story is told in a confusing way, the graphics are bland and so is the overall action. [Nov 2011, p.68]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Remember how you got shot in the head at the beginning of New Vegas? Well, that bullet was actually meant for the courier Ulysses. Sounds good, but it actually isn't. [Nov 2011, p.97]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    After you finish the game – which you can do in about four hours – you can replay the special sections with Bobby, Haddock and all kinds of vehicles in the Challenge mode. But there is more fun to be had in the Haddock mode, which drops you in a dreamlike world. [December 2011, p.98]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It takes some time getting used to all the different sports, but once you've mastered them, winning becomes incredibly easy. The first time you set a new world record is thrilling, the third time in the same discipline, not so much. [July 2012, p.84]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A good looking and side scrolling beat'em up that lets you take on wave after wave of enemies as a warrior, ranger, shaman or mage. Too bad the characters feel to similar to warrant multiple playthroughs. [May 2013, p.97]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Convince three friends to buy God Mode, because on your own it gets old real fast. Mainly because it does not offer you that much content. It all about shooting the same enemies in the face over and over again. [June 2013, p.91]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Lemmings is the big stinker in this collection. This puzzle classic will always be a good game in its own right, but trying to control the suicidal Lemmings with a PlayStation Move actually makes you want to kill yourself out of pure and utter frustration. [December 2011, p.87]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    We would like to write that Sumo Digital has successfully transferred the PS3 version to the Vita, but alas, a whole list of shortcomings prevents us from doing so. The broken AI and broken controls ensure that you'll never cross the finish line in one piece. [April 2012, p.100]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    An exceptionally colourful platformer in which you control a groovy dead rabbit. The game often surprises you with its visual style and funny cut scenes, but drops the ball here and there when it comes to precise controls and navigation. [November 2012, p.93]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This feels like an educational game because the main theme is all about saving nature. You play as two clouds that have to clean up the polluted Okabu-world. The art design is quite attractive, but the puzzles that you need to solve are too simple to be interesting. [December 2011, p.101]