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 SSX 3
Lowest review score: 10 Hooters Road Trip
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is the action fast, but the game engine is technically quite proficient on the PS one... Also has its fair share of voluptuous babes that like to, er, bounce. [Nov 2001, p.42]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lead Blocker - the new Madden feature that, unlike last year's passing cone, actually revolutionizes gameplay. [Sept 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The trouble is, all this story is presented with some of the most god-awful writing and voice work I've ever heard. [Dec 2004, p.112]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, all four car types feel floaty - you never really feel attached to the ground. [Dec 2002, p.164]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thunder 2003 takes last year's game and blows the doors off it. [Nov 2002, p.184]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the best licensed game on PS2, and one of the best brawlers in years. [Jan 2006, p.74]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is exactly the kind of game the PSP needs. [Jan 2006, p.106]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No superhero game I've ever played made me feel more like, well, a superhero. [July 2004, p.89]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily the best DDR yet released. [June 2002, p.102]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just too bad that such an intricate--albeit slightly flawed--game is covered in a beautiful wrapper that you can't explore beyond a 2D plane. [Oct. 2006, p.84]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The signature piece of Battlefront II is the ship-to-ship combat... This element makes Battlefront II feel much more like the complete Star Wars experience. [Dec 2005, p.108]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Matches are still way too slow most of the time. Aiming issues make your wrestlers look clownish when they attempt to start a throw and instead just swing at air. And worst of all, tag-team partners--the bane of any wrestling game--are still dumb as dirt and simply don't do what they're told.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides making a fantastically epic and over-the-top ultra-Bond flick, EA snuck in a little something called "a fantastic game" into the mix as well. [Apr 2004, p.97]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It engrosses you in the way that only a great video game can. [Nov 2001, p.163]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Includes almost everything we loved in the first game and takes it all to the next level. [Sept 2002, p.113]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nowhere near as tough as "Jak II" is. Those of you who pride yourselves on your old-school hardcore platforming skill may find this disappointing, but it's great news for the rest of us. "Hard" does not necessarily mean "good," and most of us don't like feeling as though a game is trying to give us an aneurysm. [Dec 2004, p.104]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You may be as annoyed by the new direction as I am, or you may think it is a brilliant move. But you're not going to mistake this for anything but Prince of Persia.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the crack cocaine of sports games. [Sept 2002, p.118]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though on this, the third time around, the game's template is starting to feel a tad formulaic, it's stil a formula that works well, and fans of the series should be well pleased. [Nov 2005, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks beautifully weird, and almost all of the(mostly)excellent songs--complete with vocal parts that change depending on which of the LocoRoco friends you're playing as--wedged themselves deep into my consciousness for days on end. [Oct. 2006, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like Scott Spezio, this game is worth having on your roster until a better one comes around. [May 2006, p.96]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like slower-paced, realistic hoops for less than half the price, ESPN will keep you happy. If you want amped-up gameplay with polish, "NBA Live 2005"'s got what you need. [Dec 2004, p.128]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunningly beautiful - jaw-dropping at times... One of the finest action games I've ever played. [Jan 2003, p.137]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Purely from a gaming standpoint, it's so brilliantly crafted, you should try it. [July 2003, p97]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a whole damn lot of game here, no matter what your tastes. [Dec 2004, p.116]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply smashing... Hulk is easily one of the best superhero games, mainly because it feels like Radical took the subject seriously, rather than treating the game just like another licensed title. [Sept 2005, p.88]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What's pretty refreshing is that Lego Star Wars II makes a damn nice jump from the hefty console down to the wee portable. [Nov. 2006, p. 122]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fighting game unlike any other, Square's classic does away with such staple fighting game features as combos and life bars, replacing them with skill-based moves like one-hit kills. [Nov 2001, p.40]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's really good. Midway conjured up some surprisingly deep gameplay mechanics that take the idea of 1-on-1 basketball to another level. [May 2004, p.101]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solid, yet unspectacular. [Apr 2006, p.78]
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