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 Spyro: Year of the Dragon
Lowest review score: 10 Gravity Games Bike: Street Vert Dirt
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of options, GP2 has them in droves. [Feb 2002, p.108]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game constantly kicked my ass, but the content is so good that it just motivated me to try harder. [Nov 2004, p.122]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Take the great career mode, the interesting challenges, and solid online play, and you've got one excellent bike racer on your hands, even despite a few speed bumps here and there. [Sept 2006, p.76]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A lesson to chronic underdogs everywhere, FIFA 07 sets its own terms for victory and then blows the doors off them. [Nov. 2006, p.112]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This feels way more like real hockey than the arcadey, gimmicky junk we've had to swallow in the past. Just a few more tweaks here and there, and EA's NHL will be the coolest game on ice once again. [Oct. 2006, p.87]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's really fun to have one version of a character go up against another version of the same character to see who's better. [Sept 2004, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The devil may indeed be in the details, but if you dive into Freedom with the mind-set of "knowing is half the battle," you'll be rewarded with a game that will provide you with--no lie--over 100 hours of truly compelling gameplay. [Jun 2006, p.100]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though FIFA 06 came out just six months ago, for fans of the beautiful game, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a must-have. [Jun 2006, p.97
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delightfully open-ended. [Dec 2001, p.164]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some ugly flaws, however, Medal of Honor Heroes manages to fulfill the PSP's promise of delivering a console-level experience in a portable medium. [Dec. 2006, p.132]
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    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's never a shortage of funny. It's refreshing to play an RPG that doesn't take itself too seriously. [May 2006, p.80]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle and chess modes are great fun. [Dec 2004, p.119]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful and challenging. [Feb 2002, p.106]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Therein likes Magic Pengel's beauty... it's the fact that you can bring to life almost <I>anything</I> you imagine. [June 2003, p.106]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Failing to fix the biggest problem of last year's game is the real issue with this release, and that sours all of the improvements a little. Even so, this is an easy update to justify picking up. [Nov, 2006, p.122]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Genji's big downfall is its length. [Nov 2005, p.117]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything a Gunamite could ask for. [Nov 2002, p.196]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's this kind of extra depth that helps round out an already compelling experience. At the very least, it's enough to keep me coming back for more, eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this utterly unique franchise. [June 2003, p.104]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers up the most authentic college basketball experience. [Jan 2003, p.139]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Snowblind had a more compelling story or rewarded you for exploring its complexities, it could have been an instant classic. Ultimately, though, it's yet another solid shooter in a season of solid shooters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps a bit less imaginative than its PS2 counterparts, the game's still a quirky example of pure fun. [May 2006, p.93]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Have you ever been so terrified by a phone ring?! [Nov 2001, p.51]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Domination suddenly becomes quite spectacularly addictive. It's not doing anything special, but it releases just the right amount of adrenaline to get you truly hooked. [Aug 2003, p.97]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've never played any of the Hawk games before, this is a great way to cut your teeth. [Jan 2003, p.140]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even more impressive is the soundtrack that's comprised of a collection of haunting orchestral CD tracks that give the game a dark mood and atmosphere difficult to put into words. [Aug 1998]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The environments are vast and nicely drawn, though the pop-up is a bit frustrating at times. [June 2001, p.103]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is brutality here that will shock some of you with its dispassionate nature... There's a sense of claustrophobia and fear you experience in The Getaway that's unlike any other game. [Mar 2003, p.104]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All that killing feels perfect; combat is tight and satisfying, especially once you begin to master your MP-consuming special moves. [Apr 2006, p.86]