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 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Lowest review score: 10 E.T. Interplanetary Mission
Score distribution:
1,417 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Have you ever been so terrified by a phone ring?! [Nov 2001, p.51]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic package, and to my mind it's easily the best racer on the system. [Nov 2005, p.120]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bells, whistles, and foghorns aside, it really <I>feels</I> like hockey. And it's only 20 bucks. [Oct 2004, p.99]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that Resistance is a truly excellent FPS, rich in variety, atmosphere, and sheer entertainment. [Dec. 2006, p.111]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alundra has a sweeping, epic story that contains its share of mysteries, plot twists and moments of high drama. [Jan 1998]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story is like a bag of bricks I had to heave along as I slogged my way forward...What a disappointment. [Dec 2002, p.172]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the whimsical nature of the varied critters that inhabit Hyllis, everyone (and everything) feels so real that you might just forget you're playing a game. [Dec 2003, p.180]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Namco went all-out and put forth a tremendous effort, showing onece again why the series continues to remain at the top of the genre. [Nov 2005, p.80]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offered a style of gameplay totally different than the original Dino Crisis. [Nov 2001, p.40]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wonderful visual and aural stylings make it a first-rate experience. [Nov 2001, p.46]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This Katamari is delightulish. [Nov 2005, p.94]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The pacing and structure of the game means that the process of achieving goals and being rewarded is sufficiently frequent that you always feel like you're doing something new. [Nov 2002, p.182]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The online implementation is the best I've seen in a PS2 game. [May 2003, p.90]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like idea of racing but don't want to make the commitment to something like GT3, B2 will satiate your need for speed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game IS gorgeous. The graphics are beautiful the sound effects are spectacular, and the overall presentation is extremely stylish. [May 2003, p.92]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay has been dramatically tweaked, but the changes haven't detracted from the quick and responsive pace of the previous game. [Dec 2003, p.182]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Original addictive gameplay, elegantly simple graphics, and an awesome soundtrack - all for $20. [Nov 2004, p.131]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like last year's game, VCS impresses like few other games on the PSP. [Jan. 2007, p.90]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite technical annoyances and later-level frustrations, Psychonauts is an absolute joy to play. [Aug 2005, p.80]
    • 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]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The levels are massively, monstrously gargantuan. [August 2002, p.107]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An eminently satisfying game in its own right, and a more than worthy sequel--already it's going head-to-head with "God of War" in game-of-the-year debates around the office. Regardless, to my mind it's the best Prince of Persia yet. If you play just this one, you'll think it's excellent. But if you've played the last two, you'll think it's a masterpiece.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has you working through a story that's both compelling and, unlinke so many games these days, not utterly ridiculous. [Dec 2002, p.160]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the better games you'll find for your PSP, and a must-play for die-hard fans of the series. [May 2006, p.90]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The first PS2 game to really get my heart racing. If you really get into this, your adrenal gland will start juicing out its stuff so much that you'll actually feel that buzz. [Apr 2003, p.82]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if the story doesn't do much for you, Demon Siege's production values still might win you over. [June 2004, p.97]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most fun I've had playing a Final Fantasy... In terms of pure fun? This one rocks. [Dec 2003, p.149]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the trick system that makes all the difference. [June 2001, p.98]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the sequel's addition of vehicles and more diverse locatins that make it the best of the series. [Nov 2001, p.54]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its very first moments, Kingdom Hearts will grab you and won't let go until well after you've beaten it. [Oct 2002, p.140]