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 0.7 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins you get two games for the price of one: Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes. Both great arcade classics with a great cast and now with some great online features. [November 2012, p.92]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Dreamcast classic returns. In HD! The soundtrack is still brilliant. Depending on who you ask, the gameplay might not have aged as well. But for any true nostalgic fan, Jet Set Radio is still the best rollerblading game around. [November 2012, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted is everything but a simulation racer, but it still feels a lot less arcadey than Ridge Racer or the classic Burnout games. It makes takedowns a bit more risky, since you risk losing control over your car, but also more satisfying. [November 2012, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    WWE '13 has its moments. No other fighting game manages to set the tone so well, before even a single punch has been delivered. The ridiculously drawn-out intros, the fanatic crowd, the light show, the ear deafening music and of course the bloated egos. [November 2012, p.84]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Ian Dallas himself emphasized that exploration and discovery are the core themes of The Unfinished Swan. So it's a bit unfortunate that only the first level truly embraces this concept, where you're confronted with nothing except for an endless blank space. [November 2012, p.76]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This year it isn't just about your basketball skills, it's also about how popular you can become. A Twitter feed will let you know what fans are saying about your last game and you can capture some hearts by showing up at charity events. [November 2012, p.74]
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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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive's biggest fault is its lack of innovation. If you turn off the Danger Zones (because a stupid (un)lucky hit can cause a hell of a lot of damage) you realize not much has changed since Dead or Alive 2. [November 2012, p.62]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With losing the United States, we also lost our biggest source of incoming funds. And no funding equals no means to combat the enemy. XCOM is all about long term planning, which we found out the hard way. [November 2012, p.58]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Naval combat is an exciting cat-and-mouse game in which you constantly have to manage not just the ever changing wind, but your opponents as well. Have a ship in your sights, but the cannons are still being reloaded? Better brace for impact. [November 2012, p.50]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Roll your way through hundreds of levels on your own just like in the good old days, or compete against your friends online. Super Monkey Ball is a pleasant break for anyone who likes bananas or just likes to go apesh.t. [November 2012, p.93]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All of this you control, unfortunately, with the classic Vita controls. The touch screen can be used to navigate the games menus, but is not used during actual gameplay. Neither are any of the other unique capabilities of the Vita. [November 2012, p.90]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Maybe the biggest revolution is the Memorizer, a feature that allows you to store and save data in your home made levels. In short it means that you can potentially create your own RPGs, complete with statistics and items. [November 2012, p.78]
    • Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can combine Corvos weapons and superpowers in an almost infinite of ways, which can result in some pretty satisfying outcomes. Throw a proximity mine, called a spring razor, on a rat. Then take possession of the rat and walk up to the nearest guard. Then watch the limbs fly. [November 2012, p.66]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The PlayStation Eye sees your every move and determines how accurately you are performing the dance moves. Luckily the game isn't too tough on you. This is a party after all and although you need to try your best at copying the moves, having fun is more important. [December 2011, p.87]
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    • 72 Critic Score
    Fans will never get enough of Mass Effect 3, but the Leviathan DLC leaves us behind with some mixed feelings. Sure it's nice to once again step into the space shoes of commander Shepard, but since we know how it's going end, it all doesn't seem to matter as much. [October 2012, p.79]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just around the turn of the century Jojo's Bizarre Adventure HD took the stage as an excellent 2D fighter based on the excellent manga by the same name. An HD upgrade may sound spectacular, but there are very few extras to be found here. [October 2012, p.79]
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    • 34 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Another videogame based on a popular motion picture, another bad review score. Even though it has no shortage of bullets, The Expendables 2: The Videogame fails to hit the bulls-eye. This 4 player co-op shooter is no action hero.[October 2012, p.79]
    • Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fortunately we can't say we have any experience whatsoever with having an alcoholic as a father, but we can imagine its burden you'll carry on shoulders for the rest of your life. Just ask director Vander Caballero who based this game on his childhood traumas. [October 2012, p.79]
    • Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Those who have never heard of Retro/Grade will be surprised when the end credits roll a mere seconds after starting the game. You have to interpret the Retro in Retro/Grade quite literally. Thus the game start with you fighting the final boss. [October 2012, p.79]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Some games are brilliant because of their simplicity. Take Sound Shapes for example, a game in which you roll a ball through colourful, minimalistic environments that vary from grey office buildings to beautiful sceneries of nature. [October 2012, p.78]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When we say "we", we mean "we" and not "you", because every player up until now has built up different relationships with different characters through the many choices they have had to make. This time your companionship will leave the motel by train. [October 2012, p.78]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    After several claustrophobic months of playing Close Quarters, Armored Kill is a relief. In Armored Kill you'll violently explore open fields, including the Bandar Desert, the largest Battlefield map ever. The Tank Superiority mode is an absolute blast too. [October 2012, p.78]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    We love our PS3, but we love virtual board games as well. That is if they are any good at all, which the butt ugly Dungeon Twister unfortunately is not. Tutorials which seem to have no end and a lack of any form of offline multiplayer spoil the fun for everyone. [October 2012, p.78]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This rhythm game isn't played with a plastic guitar, but rather with a regular controller. Since Blitz is all about hi-scores it is more akin to the PS2 game Amplitude or Rock Band Unplugged on the PSP. The number of available songs is a bit on the low side. [October 2012, p.78]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Build Your AI is an ever so important feature for any couch strategist wanting to lead his favourite team to the Stanley Cup. You can adjust your team's approach line by line. If you have a couple of fast wingers, it might be a good idea to dump the puck from the back. [October 2012, p.76]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The gameplay is deliberately kept simple, but offers enough depth to sink your teeth in. A combination of light and heavy attacks doesn't surprise anyone any more, but Luffy and his buddies move in such an enjoyable way it kept us entertained. [October 2012, p.74]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    F1 2012 is a beast. The feeling you get when you're racing neck to neck against twenty other great drivers, in what you could describe as a rocket on wheels, is simply amazing. Every take over, every crash sends the adrenaline flying through your veins. [October 2012, p.72]
    • Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    In FIFA you can just as well give up when you're two goals behind. 0-2 means nothing in PES. In the majority of the games we played, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 offered more spectacle than FIFA 13. Which could be a big advantage for PES. [October 2012, p.70]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a pity that your enemies can't transform themselves and the game only gets going when it puts you behind the wheel (pun intended) of the sneaky Cliffjumper in a level that feels like a tribute to Uncharted. It even has the same voice actor. [October 2012, p.68]
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