Official U.S. Playstation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,415 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Street Fighter Alpha 3
Lowest review score: 10 DICE: DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What really sets this Gundam apart from the rest is that it actually controls pretty well. [Oct 2002, p.149]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Besides a few special items, the replay factor offered more repetition even in the additional tag and trial modes. [Nov 2004, p.130]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An eminently playable actionfest in which you play what seems to be a descendant of Dante—a thousand or so years in the future.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It still has all of the stuff that makes it a nice diversion from the typical baseball title. But that stuff hasn't changed enough to warrant a purchase.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wins points for originality, and the gameplay works well, but it lacks a compelling narrative (the disjointed mission objectives don't cut it), and it rarely made me feel as tense as I thought it should. [Nov 2005, p.117]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It seems Vicarious Visions did all it could to emulate the Naughty Dog classic ["CTR"] and just added a PS2 coat of paint. [Jan 2004, p.114]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can be really exciting - or really frustrating. It all depends on whether luck is with you. [July 2002, p.100]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While at times a throwback to the last generation of RPGs, it's surprisingly full-featured and charming; fans of the item crafting in "Star Ocean" will be in heaven. [July 2005, p.75]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s actually better than its pretty PS2 twin. [Feb 2002, p.116]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MLB
    Great graphics...Unreliable controls. [July 2005, p.79]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So, basically, TRL is a good game that kind of lost its way when it came over to the PSP. [July 2006, p.80]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easily the best-ever portrayal of the Man of Steel in a video game. [Dec 2002, p.174]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Die-hard fans wresting fans will love this game. [Jan 2002, p.142]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story for this survival-horror game will have you hooked. [Mar 2002, p.34]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Load times and controls are excellent by PSP standards. [Sept 2006, p.85; Score corrected in Oct issue]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I have to give the developers credit for trying out a whole bunch of new ideas, I'd much rather play last year's version. But if you like your golf painfully realistic, maybe you'll prefer it this way. [Nov 2005, p.114]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strictly in terms of gameplay, it's a work of art...Unfortunately, Shinobi stumbles in its level and enemy design. [Dec 2002, p.152]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the online play, it basically comes down to this - College Hoops 2K5 has all the features that "March Madness 2005" has and more. [Jan 2005, p.100]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors maniacs (i.e., people like me) will love it. The rest of you should only bother if you'd rather pay 20 bucks less for a stripped-down version of what the full game has to offer. [Dec 2003, p.156]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buy it knowing that you'll be getting a solid chunk of action hijinks, but nothing more and nothing less. [June 2005, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surprisingly inoffensive and actually decent. If you don't have lofty expectations and just want some interactive B-movie thrills, this game certainly fits the bill.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't be too put off by the T-rating, if you're fine with your kids seeing the movie, the game is safe. [Jan 2005, p.105]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There always seems to be a slight disconnect between the controls and the onscreen action, making it difficult to really get your timing down. [Oct 2005, p.106]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The average player will struggle with the utterly unintuitive fighting system. [August 2002, p.111]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only if you really, really liked the first one - or if you didn't buy it at all. [Feb 2005, p.84]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Good practice for aspiring Final Fantasizers. [Jan 2006, p.99]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun distraction for the PSP, [but] slow and repetitive, sometimes to the point of boredom. Just keep the sessions short. [Apr 2006, p.90]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a kid game, so don't even bother with it if you're an adult. But do pick this up for your child. [Aug 2002, p.111]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most fun I've had with a Resident Evil game in years. [July 2003, p.98]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The campaign mode could be just a little more robust. [Dec 2005, p.109]
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