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 8.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 World Rally Championship
Lowest review score: 10 Gravity Games Bike: Street Vert Dirt
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I haven't been sleeping much, because I can't put this game down...Easily one of the best first-person shooters out there - on any system. [Dec 2002, p.176]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PS2 release alleviates the GameCube version's insane difficulty, thanks to a simpler difficulty level known as Sweet. [Oct 2004, p.94]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best hockey game I've ever played, hands down... ESPN's goalies look so good between the pipes, it's almost scary. [Oct 2003, p.120]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pack[ed] with stunning FMV, well-developed characters, and a touching story that revolves round the theme of love. [Nov 2001, p.46]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The landscape could be considered a character in itself - it rivals the state of San Andreas in size and detail. It's one of the few landscapes where you can look in any direction and realize that the mountain in the distance isn't scenery. [Dec 2005, p.116]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unlike last year's game, Tiger 2004's minor additions make more of a major difference than it would seem at first glance. [Oct 2003, p.124]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, other games have stuff you can unlock, whether it's extra clothing or modes, but NBA Street V3 integrates it all so well and has such a high level of polish that you'll find yourself drawn into it as if it were some epic RPG.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's so good that it'll have hardcore hockey fans enthralled. [Jan 2003, p.134]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    When it comes to games for sports lovers, this one leads the list. It's my early favorite [yes, over "Madden" and "NCAA 2003"] for sports game of the year. [Dec 2002, p.170]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Has everything I've ever wanted from a sports car racing game: Cool rides, some of the best engine noises ever committed to a gaming sountrack and most importantly, a sense of incredible speed and power. [Nov 2002, p.186]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Controls are practically perfect, plane selection is extensive, and the whole package is exceptionally polished. [Dec 2001, p.160]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may well be the best-looking PS2 game yet. [May 2003, p.89]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Better graphics, imroved story, and the same basic look-out-for-the-zombies gameplay. [Nov 2001, p.51]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bristling with style, Square's space shooter is a classic in the genre. The gameplay is fast and furious, and the background graphics look stunning even today. [Nov 2001, p.43] Einhander's huling bosses will blow your mind.
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After sinking nearly 20 hours into GT4, I'm still nowhere near seeing everything it has to offer. [Apr 2005, p.98]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real strike against the game is that there's no random setting for the backgrounds and music. [May 2005, p.115]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To fully appreciate Silent Hill 2, you have to let it take over your life for a while. [Nov 2001, p.162]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gaming equivalent of a religious experience. [Feb 2002, p.112]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Represents the pinnacle of the sport in videogame form with its nearly flawless gameplay and wide assortment of modes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pure is like a highly paid runway model: heartbreakingly gorgeous and dangerously thin.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unbelievable amount of gameplay, solid online play, plenty of different modes, that delicious analog swing. [Nov 2004, p.140]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A career mode so involving and compelling that it makes this almost like a "driving RPG." [Nov 2001, p.50]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The other big addition offers a nice contrast to the traditional franchise mode, which returns as fully featured and deep as ever. In NFL superstar mode, instead of focusing on the fortunes of one team, you follow the career of a character you create (or import from "NFL Street 2" or "NCAA Football 06"). [Sept 2005]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game that made kart racing cool. Nothing has ever matched its quality. [Mar 2002, p.34]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the most incredible experiences I have ever had with a game. [July 2002, p.98]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tekken 5 is great because it not only refines the wall-attack system and other skills like counters, but it also remains totally accessible to even the most novice fighting-game fans.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The learning curve is still cruelly steep...I still say, though, that it is the best golf game on the market. [Dec 2002, p.174]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Plenty of other platformers can boast similar features - but few have pulled them all together the way that Ratchet & Clank has. [Dec 2002, p.166]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once again, it's easily the greatest college football game ever made. Once again, it's my new favorite videogame of all time. But despite some really cool additions, NOT once again do I feel entirely wowed by it. Mostly wowed, yes...but not entirely, as I always have been in the past. [Aug 2004, p.88]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best football game of the 32-bit generation. [Oct 2001, p.136]
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