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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The second part of the King Washington DLC is somewhat better than the first, but also does not reach any new heights. Which is kind of ironic, since Connor gains the ability to fly this time around. [May 2013, p.96]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is not much to be found here in terms of upgrades, story, character development or even new enemies or environments. Jetstream was made for hardcore fans who really just want more of the same. [May 2013, p.97]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple but engrossing puzzle game in which allergic little monsters trapped in soap bubbles sneeze their way to freedom. The aim of the game is to cause a chain reaction of sneezies by strategically releasing some pollen amongst the little critters. [January 2012, p.84]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We would be surprised if you told us you've never heard of Brain Training on the Nintendo DS. Just like Brain Training, Smart As challenges the mind with clever puzzles and – judging by the title – puns. You could say it makes you more PUNctual. Muhahahahahahaha. [December 2012, p.92]
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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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    • 70 Critic Score
    Elizabeth in Rapture! No, wait. That is what coming up in the next batch of DLC. Clash in the Clouds is just a traditional, arena based, wave after wave, kinda boring but still fun and challenging sort of a DLC which will sort of entertain you. Just not for very long. [September p.90]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Twenty years after the Amiga classic our fourth favourite super frog (just behind Frog from Chrono Trigger and the Battletoads) returns with fancy new visuals. And, guess what? Besides some control issues, the game is not that bad. [September p.91]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Drawing with the uDraw-tablet is not that easy and can lead to some less than stellar results, making us wish we were playing the real deal. On the other hand, watching a drawing on your television is a lot easier than having everyone gather around a small piece of paper. [February 2012, p.98]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Orgarhythm mix of strategy and rhythm-based gameplay is very reminiscent of that of Patapon. Using the touch controls you command your troops to the sound of some wicked, hypnotic beats. Too bad the game becomes a bit bland real fast.[February 2013, p.90]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tales of Graces F stands out from the crowd with its signature combat mechanic, called the Linear Motion Battle System, which has been around since the first game from 1995, but continues to evolve with each new chapter in the series. [September 2012, p.80]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's like FIFA meets Buzz, fortunately without quizmaster Buzz. Anyone who thinks that a successful combination of these two genres is as unlikely as Fernando Torres scoring a goal, is sorely mistaken because Quizball is actually quite enjoyable. [April 2012, p.100]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In this very challenging twin-stick shooter levels are randomly generated, meaning you'll never be served the same stuff twice. It looks tight and has controls to match its look, but could have benefited from a bit more variation. [February 2013, p.91]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aliens: Colonial Marines may not be what it should have been, but maybe you can still get some fun out of this 1991 Amiga-classic. Not that Alien Breed has anything to do with the Alien films or franchise. [March 2013, p.88]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    With a whopping 31 missions we expected Zombie Driver HD to contain a little bit more variation. As you probably have guessed already, Zombie Driver HD is all about running over zombies with a slew of different auto mobiles. Which is a lot of fun, but not ten bucks worth of fun. [March 2013, p.89]
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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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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not only do the recognizable levels make a return, the evenly recognizable difficulty makes a comeback. This artificially lengthens an already short game, which makes it very difficult to recommend it to a modern audience. [October 2013 p.95]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fighting game with subpar graphics and just one attack (the rotating helicopter screwdriver kick... no just kidding, it is the dive kick) should not get more than 10/100, but it actually is pretty fun. When playing multiplayer. [October 2013 p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The three main protagonists have a friend list that is almost as extensive as that of a 15 year old girl on facebook wearing a push up bra. Meaning you have to be a pretty determined collector to unlock them all. [May 2012, p.84]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The quests aren't as exciting as you might think. Especially since the world is about to end and all that. So cleaning the house of professor Slughorn for example isn't the kind of task we would bestow upon the chosen one. [May 2012, p.86]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Q-Games proves it still likes to experiment. Pixeljunk 4AM is not a game, but a music generator controlled by the PlayStation Move. It will definitely cheer up any fan of electronic music, but we doubt if it will keep you up until four in the morning. [July 2012, p.92]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cutscenes consist of 2D-animations, a sign that Ninja Theory didn't put everything they had into this DLC. But to be fair: playing with Vergil feels like a completely new experience. [April 2013, p.88]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Poker is a lot of fun when played amongst good company, which is definitely the case in Poker Night 2. Claptrap from Borderlands and GlaDOS from Portal steal the show with their goofy remarks. But once you have collected all the goodies, you just want to seat yourself at a real poker table. [June 2013, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This three hour long conclusion to the King Washington-DLC does not manage to enthrall us as we would like it to do. But we do have to admit we had a great time transforming into a mighty bear, destroying all who were foolish enough to stand in our way. [June 2013, p.91]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being a kids game, F1 Race Stars uses its license to the bone. Cars are properly branded and colored with the right sponsors and every driver of the 2012 season showed up, plus four imaginary drivers, including three women. [January 2013, p.74]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Escape Plan's visual style is so well done, you will probably fall in love with it at first sight, just as we did. The game's opening has you waking up Lil by tapping the touch screen as he tries to push your finger away. He is absolutely adorable. [March 2012, p.56]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from the flawed touch controls, there are a few forgettable minigames using the motion sensor. Virtua Tennis 4 may be a fun tennis game, but it is definitely not a great showcase for the PlayStation Vita's capabilities. [March 2012, p.61]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'll have to think every step through, something we gladly encourage, but it makes the game also boring sometimes. Those who own a copy of Golden Abyss get extra cards if they collected enough treasures, which we think is a bit unfair. [January 2013, p.95]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The exercises offer a lot of variety, but sometimes they are too alike. Jumping away from a ball or catching it for example may seem different, but boils down to the same thing. The exercises are also very intense for people who aren't used to working out regularly. [December 2011, p.87]
    • Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    • 67 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Zombies. Twin-stick shooters. Shooting. That's a good description of the gameplay you can expect in this slaughter fest. Not a bad game, but if you want to kill off zombies, you are better off with the comparable, but much better Dead Nation. [December 2011, p.100]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Switching to a different character named Ayane from time to time does not mend the game's repetitive nature. Ninja Gaiden3: Razor's Edge is about slaughtering hordes of different coloured ninja and very, very little else. [May 2013, p.86]
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