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 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Midnight Club II
Lowest review score: 10 E.T. Interplanetary Mission
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's rather like cotton candy - fun if insubstantial, without any redeeming nutritional value. But there are times when cotton candy hits the spot just fine. [Jan 2005, p.102]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You're basically getting two games in one here, and both are a lot of fun, not to mention loaded with replay value. [Nov 2002, p.190]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game feels rushed in so many ways, and it really detracts from the overall experience. [June 2002, p.98]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent kids' game, but only if you've got at least two people playing. [Jan 2006, p.99]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We're still waiting for the definitive poker game, but World Poker Tour is certainly moving in the right direction. [July 2006, p.84]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The levels are huge, but you don't feel like there's much freedom because the game very strictly controls where you can and can't go. [Feb 2003, p.109]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Please don't think this is one of those games you can just pick up as you go along. It isn't. Trust me... This is work. [Nov 2003, p.144]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great fill-in during the lockout. [June 2005, p.98]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As with any game that crams a ton of different types of games, the selection is pretty uneven--the racing games, for example, well and truly suck--but there are enough standouts to keep you coming back to the minigames once you've beaten the main game. [Jan. 2007, p.78]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'll be surprised how the 2D backgrounds still hold up despite being 10 years old. [Nov 2001, p.166]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The action might draw fighting-game fans, but Dynasty Warriors has no real back-and-forth. [May 2005, p.89]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A thoroughly solid, if short, spin on the franchise. [June 2005, p.100]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A really solid racer that feels a tad dated and features way too much load time. [Aug 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As long as you and yours can stand some frustration, it's a solid purchase. [Jan 2005, p.106]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shot in the arm that makes me enthusiastic about a PS2 ShootOut prospect. [Nov 2001, p.166]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surprisingly good. [March 2005, p.100]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it comes to baserunning, controlling one runner works fine; any more it's a mess. [May 2006, p.82]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's pretty elementary and it won't take you very long, but at $20 it's a good starter option for the young race fans in your life, who should get quite a few hours of enjoyment from it. [Feb 2005, p.83]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easily the best compilation of quality classics ever seen on a console. [Feb 2002, p.108]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With this much style oozing from the game, it saddens me to find it wrapped around something so average... Strip away the gorgeous visage and you have a typical shooter with some good tweaks. [Dec 2003, p.174]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The way it controls, which, in my opinion is like crap. [May 2003, p.93]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want to impart the important skills of twitchily thwaking bad dudes in dungeons on to a younger sibling, SD Gundam Force: Showdown! is a good start. [Jan 2005, p.107]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It'll take some getting used to, but but for the first time, a game has made pitching as much fun as hitting. [Apr 2003, p.96]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice puzzle compilation for those who are dexterous of hand rather than mind. [July 2005, p.78]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no denying its fun gameplay and flat-out likability. [Dec 2001, p.172]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the best of its genre. [June 2002, p.100]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If it had been out a year or so ago, it would have rocked our worlds much harder. [July 2005, p.76]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the best "pure" boxing you'll find on the PS2. [Dec 2001, p.170]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty much a Diablo clone with so-so graphics, but a solid action/RPG. [Mar 2002, p.34]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That storyline is absolutely ridiculous. [Feb 2002, p.112]
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