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 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Italian Job
Lowest review score: 10 Gravity Games Bike: Street Vert Dirt
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The almost intimidatingly complex design of the PC game has been masterfully reworked so that it's accessible with just a joypad. [May 2002, p.98]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This time we're treated to 2D characters on top of 3D backgrounds - major improvement. [Dec 2001, p.160]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thunder 2003 takes last year's game and blows the doors off it. [Nov 2002, p.184]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The feeling of brute force in even the smallest of cars is wonderful... Gearheads will love it. [Jan 2003, p.132]
    • 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]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA's awesome graphics, great controls and ample array of options ensured that it became the ick for fans of the fastest growing sport in the world. [Nov 2001, p.43]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the authenticity sticklers, you'll be blown away. [Dec 2001, p.164]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the smoothest PS one hockey experience and it was the first to truly tackle realistic puck physics like deflections and tip-ins. [Nov 2001, p.50]
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    • 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]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just that the game is thoroughly polished. You turn it on and everything feels right; the music, graphics, and even the menu system all complement each other perfectly. [Nov 2003, p.147]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The additions of a medley mode - two to five song clips in quick succession - and a one-song quick-play option are solid improvements as well....It's another must have for singers. [Aug 2004, p.99]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best baseball game on the market. [Apr 2002, p.102]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 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]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Play on the field or in the management office - both work surprisingly well. [Nov 2005, p.114]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offered a style of gameplay totally different than the original Dino Crisis. [Nov 2001, p.40]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire way through. It's an amazing rush. [Nov 2001, p.155]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The quarterback moves way better than in previous games - he can take off and run without having to pull the ball down, making rolling out an throwing the ball on the run more fluid...The best sports game to hit the PS2 so far this year. [Aug 2006, p.78]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike any arcade compilation released on PS1, these games are <I>exactly</I> like their standup counterparts. [Jan 2004, p.125]
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    • 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]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While MGA2 is a lot more newbie friendly, it still requires a fair bit of strategy. [Apr 2006, p.88]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom took the formula that worked so well for the original Devil May Cry and added depth with new techniques that work incredibly well given the way enemies act in the game. This—plus the excellent cut-scenes, amazing backgrounds, and great character models—proves DMC 3 is a worthy successor to Dante's original adventure.
    • 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]
    • 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]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unrepentantly intelligent, epic, and approachable, this is one of the best RPGs available today and the Rubedo of the Xenosaga series. [Oct. 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually stunning goth-action vampire romp with soul-sucking goodness. [Mar 2002, p.34]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This title is a steady study of patience, and downing a buck after a seven-minute game of cat-and-mouse is wholly rewarding. [Oct 2004, p.98]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm sure its stunning presentation and ambitious structure will surprise you. I hope they do a sequel. [Feb 2005, p.78]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The humor and writing is really top-notch SpongeBob SquarePants! It's just like the show that we all love to watch! SpongeBob SquarePants! The gameplay is simple but never gets dull...
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The limits to which the team has managed to stretch the PS2's capacity are pretty amazing - it's hard to believe this is the same graphics engine that was used in the first game. [March 2005, p.98]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the crack cocaine of sports games. [Sept 2002, p.118]
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