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: 66
Highest review score: 100 NBA 2K3
Lowest review score: 10 Putter Golf
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If you like Whiteout... try Liquid Paper... perhaps on your eyeballs, to block out this eyesore of a game. [Feb 2003, p.109]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's one of the worst-looking titles ever released on the PS1. [June 2003, p.107]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's something fundamentally wrong about the fact that you can beat American Idol - and not miss a single note - with the sound off. [Feb 2004, p.101]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The "budget" price of $20 is about $15 too much. [Aug 2006, p.75]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Almost nothing about this game has any redeeming value. The levels are dull and repetitive. The control is whack. The gameplay is busted. It's boring. It's dopey. [Jan 2004, p.123]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The game is one long wave of monotonous, sloppy combat. [Jan 2005, p.102]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    No other game in the PSP launch window is so miserably underachieving. [June 2005, p.101]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    All the cars suffer from terrible handling physics, which are only made worse by the appallingly sensitive setup on the analog controls. [Mar 2003, p.114]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    One big piece of crap...The pacing is slow and boring, the chicks aren't attractive, and the gameplay is poorly constructed. [Oct 2004, p.98]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Its arenas are cramped, flat, and bland, and its gameplay structure is dated, boring, and laughable. [Dec 2003, p.152]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Surely, I thought, the challenge level has a setting other than "stupid easy" or "mind-bogglingly confusing because the mutant aiming system bites." I thought wrong. Encounters in Space is just that bad. [Dec 2003, p.164]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Sadists can now add a new option to their perverse torture list: Play Evolution Snowboarding. [Feb 2003, p.101]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Insert "cruel and unusual punishment" or similar prison-term jokesterism here. Bonus points for working in the words "salad" and "toss." [Apr 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's as if someone took the "Prince of Persia" formula, added a dash of digital Halle Berry, and then gave this recipe to an imbecile for actual execution. Everything that "Prince" did oh so right has been oh so bungled here. [Sept 2004, p.89]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Perhaps the biggest problem with Ape Escape Academy is the fact that you literally spend more time waiting than you do playing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Great for players who have absolutely no desire to experience what real poker is like. [Dec 2005, p.132]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    That's the worst kind of game design--the kind that only the people who made it can understand. [Oct. 2006, p.83]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Don’t expect an accurate depiction of movement, however, as poor physics dominate a lousy game. [Feb 2002, p.108]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Lots of you, it seems, will buy any old crap. [Jan 2002, p.147]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I'd rather play the Java-based pool game on Yahoo. [Feb 2006, p.84]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Appropriately enough, InuYasha plays like self-insert fan fiction: It's just as trite and doubly as embarrassing. [Feb 2005, p.85]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Painfully amateur and slow. [June 2002, p.101]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It doesn't offer anything new to the genre, it's not cheap enough to be considered a bargain-basement alternative to anything, and it has about as much personality as cabbage. [Sept 2004, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The monotony of item collecting will turn anyone off long before frustration over poor control sets in. [May 2005, p.96]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Virtually unplayable. [Nov 2001, p.152]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Worthless combos, horrible-looking characters, poor level design, inexcusably low production value (no speech...at all), and absolutely pathetic special attacks that take five seconds to complete. [Sept 2004, p.97]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 48 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    DICE is so utterly amateurish it's almost depressing. Stay very, very far away. [Nov 2005, p.96]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Terrible…let’s face it, driving straight for seconds at a time can’t be the basis for a great video game. [Feb 2002, p.117]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    It’s dreadfully ugly and unredeemingly unfun. [Mar 2002, p.110]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Crap aiming and a crap camera combine with boring, nonsensical missions to translate into horrid gameplay for the main story.

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