Official U.S. Playstation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,417 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 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Medal of Honor Frontline
Lowest review score: 10 Gravity Games Bike: Street Vert Dirt
Score distribution:
1,417 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's clunky and frustrating due to its awful controls. [Nov 2001, p.160]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even worse, it doesn't do the stuff you've seen before with much panache. It's not comic - it's tragic. [Nov 2005, p.90]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, what Virtua Quest proves is that putting great characters into a lousy game doesn't make the game any less lousy. It just robs those characters of their dignity. [Feb 2005, p.87]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's mercifully short but painfully boring. [May 2004, p.97]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Defending myself from a shark attack would be more entertaining. [Aug 2006, p.77]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Apart from the cheese factor, Gangs simply fails at the basics. [Nov. 2006, p.120]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's something fundamentally wrong with a game that lets you finish a few stages without even looking at the screen. [May 2004, p.101]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game stinks. [Jan 2002, p.132]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Is it really that smurfin' hard to smurf up someone who at least sounds like the original voice actors? [June 2001, p.103]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nice touches like graphics and gameplay elements ultimately don't disguise this fighter's lack of depth. [Oct 2005, p.107]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Given the heritage, and the burden it carries as a flag-bearer for videogaming, it's appalling... The biggest issue I have with it is that the controls are atrocious. [Sept 2003, p.90]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Still, even at a budget price, it's hard to recommend this game to anyone but the most hardcore of Rampage fans...if they even exist. [July 2006, p.78]
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    • 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
    • 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
    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]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Load times between rounds are slow, and the wireless play is ad hoc only, so it's hard to imagine the adult who would prefer this to the PSP's other(great)racers. [Nov. 2006, p.124]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    So this makes it officcial: The Rengoku series is stillborn. [Oct. 2006, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A functional but boring game that attempts to cash in on the violent-game buzz. [July 2005, p.76]
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    • 40 Critic Score
    You just have to really, really like your trivia - and not care about simplicity. [July 2002, p.103]
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    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unhinged's ultimate downfall, however, is that there is no digital opponent when you play alone - apparently, it was decided that offering online play was enough. Since half the fun of games like these is actually beating someone, the lack of A.I. is disappointing. [June 2004, p.88]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Oh, GameDay, you’re the worst game the PS2 has to offer. [Feb 2002, p.112]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Note to the videogame industry: Mapping attacks to the right analog stick isn't a good idea. Put all the crossover dribbles and jukes you want on the analog stick, but for brawling games like Death by Degrees, this method of control simply doesn't work.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Not nearly the sum of the parts it mimics, Reservoir Dogs answers some questions for fans of the film, but it just isn't worth the time. [Jan. 2007, p.86]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I can't remember the last time I experienced this LITTLE fun playing a videogame. Bad pacing and poor level design have a lot to do with this. [Mar 2003, p.103]
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Utterly unremarkable in every way possible. [Mar 2002, p.105]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It still appears that no one actually plays these games before they're released. [June 2001, p.100]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    It’s dreadfully ugly and unredeemingly unfun. [Mar 2002, p.110]
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