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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Steambot is so much fun and so full of possibilities that, while playing, I mentally outlined not just my next playthrough, but the one after that. [May 2006, p.80]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent refinement of the previous Hitman game. For newbies, a spectacular assassination sim with few flaws, but for veterans, perhaps a little underwhelming. [June 2004, p.85]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The series captures the claustrophobic feel of pack racing beautifully, and that's no small feat. [Oct 2005, p.106]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a fan of hip-hop or not, Def Jam Fight for NY delvers on all fronts and simply shouldn't be missed by fans of fighting, wrestling, or brawling games. [Oct 2004, p.87]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of the ports are about as perfect as perfect gets. [May 2006, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Story aside, PRD is a damn fine racer... I'm completely addicted. [Feb 2003, p.109]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's secret weapon this year, though, is the ball-juggling minigame... I killed more hours trying to keep David Beckham's balls off the ground than I can reasonably justify. [Nov 2005, p.123]
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    • 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]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out of nowhere, BloodRayne 2 ranks among PS2's best hack-n-slash titles. [Dec 2004, p.124]
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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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Diablo-style action/RPG ever produced. [Jan 2002, p.130]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Original addictive gameplay, elegantly simple graphics, and an awesome soundtrack - all for $20. [Nov 2004, p.131]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game that's revolutionary in so much more than its art style. [Sept 2006, p.72]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's remarkably astounding... but is it better than "FIFA 2005"? For American fans, not quite. [March 2005, p.94]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most important thing is that Crystal has recaptured what made the first "Tomb Raider" so fun: climbing through tombs, discovering artifacts, and piecing the puzzle together to find the solution. Archaeology is finally cool again. [May 2006, p.84]
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    • 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
    It was worth the wait; this is every bit the Wipeout you've been waiting for. [June 2002, p.100]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun you can have racing and watching vehicles blow up since "Burnout Revenge." [Dec 2005, p.120]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best football game of the 32-bit generation. [Oct 2001, p.136]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's gorgeous. Without a shadow of a doubt, it's the best-looking game on the system—it's a case study in how to portray the speed and ferocity of racing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it really comes down to it, what this game's about is no-frills rocking. And no-frills rocking is what it does very well. [Nov 2005, p.98]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As much as I enjoyed the aerial combat, its overuse makes the innovative gameplay element a little less exhilarating toward the end. [June 2002, p.96]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No superhero game I've ever played made me feel more like, well, a superhero. [July 2004, p.89]
    • 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]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real bonus, though? You can open an entirely new game! Not just a few bonus levels, mind you - these are 14 stages you didn't play in the arcades. [Nov 2003, p.142]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If this is what happens when you make a game on the PS2's supposed deathbed, then we might not need the PS3 quite yet. [May 2006, p.78]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a value proposition, there's nothing on PSP that comes close. It's a gigantic game; the core gameplay will probably take you 40 or 50 hours to get through, and it has 33 additional "games" that have the potential to occupy you another five or even 10 hours, if you really want to push it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's all very, very solid, but perhaps the biggest surprise was what a good fit the arcade mode is for a portable system. [Sept 2006, p.84]
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    • 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]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The surprising thing is that while it may sound like a bad afternoon in school, the game is actually astonishingly addictive. [Mar 2006, p.96]
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