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 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Lowest review score: 10 Gravity Games Bike: Street Vert Dirt
Score distribution:
1,415 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
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    With the exception of a rather throwaway plot, absolutely no part of Devil May Cry escapes the realm of coolness superior. [Nov 2001, p.152]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    Don't be fooled by that cutesy purple dragon - this ain't just a kiddie game. [Nov 2001, p.51]
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    • 70 Metascore
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    EA Sports has been gradually enhancing the presentation of F1 over the past few years, and this time, it's stunning. [Aug 2003, p.97]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can't get enough of it. Not many games are so great that they can help influence your taste, but this one really is something special. [Apr 2002, p.100]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By making a few seemingly subtle but ultimately profound gameplay changes, Criterion has improved a game we didn't think needed improving. [Nov 2005, p.104]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game that redefined the game that redefined video games. [Mar 2002, p.34]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The finally realized Metal Gear Online (as Kojima calls it) ranges from solid multiplayer fare to a total blast. [Apr 2006, p.76]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best superhero game ever, featuring America's favorite webhead. [Mar 2002, p.34]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In case you haven't got the point by now, Guitar Hero II rocks. It rocks hard. It bests the original in nearly every way, and that's a damn hard thing to do. [Dec. 2006, p.124]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its controls are near-as-damnit perfect, and the connection you feel between yourself and your fighter makes a game like "Tekken 4" look like it's just fooling around. [Sept 2003, p.95]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    The most fun I've had playing a Final Fantasy... In terms of pure fun? This one rocks. [Dec 2003, p.149]
    • 80 Metascore
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    It's incredibly satisfying, regardless of your gaming abilities [thanks to huge explosions], and it's so well designed that the control system becomes transparent after spending very little time with it. [Jan 2003, p.118]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    Plenty of other platformers can boast similar features - but few have pulled them all together the way that Ratchet & Clank has. [Dec 2002, p.166]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Featuring a massive quest filled with RPG elements, mind-blowing 2D backgrounds, fantastic character artwork, an astounding soundtrack and osme of the best Castlevania gameplay ever seen, SOTN is a PS one classic that can't be missed. [Nov 2001, p.40]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I love this game, and I don't see myself playing anything else at home for a good three or four months. [Sept 2002, p.11]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game will twist and turn, surprise and captivate, and surpass any expectations you might have conjured up...The PS2's defining title. [Dec 2002, p.154]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With the sequel out on PS2, you don't want to fall behind, do you? [Mar 2002, p.34]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another masterpiece from Square, and one of the best RPGs of all time. [Nov 2001, p.40]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The controls have been totally overhauled, and you now have an unprecedented level of influence over the ball. [Dec 2002, p.160]
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    • 94 Metascore
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    Our favorite PS one Final Fantasy. [Nov 2001, p.46]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A grueling 81 stages of the World Rally Championship await you, all modeled using satellite topography and some of the finest graphics you'll have seen on the PS2 yet. [June 2002, p.101]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the best 2D fighters ever made. [Nov 2001, p.52]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unlike last year's game, Tiger 2004's minor additions make more of a major difference than it would seem at first glance. [Oct 2003, p.124]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    People do not play games because they break new ground. People play games because they are fun. And fun is God of War's greatest strength... This is not a perfect game, but it is a great one.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Represents the pinnacle of the sport in videogame form with its nearly flawless gameplay and wide assortment of modes.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you don't like Burnout 3: Takedown, there's something wrong with you...It has completely spoiled me, making it near impossible to enjoy other games in the genre. [Oct 2004, p.102]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Being able to play as all three members further fleshes out the mission variety - I couldn't tell you the last time I've had so much unadulterated fun playing a game. [Nov 2004, p.126]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Comes so close to perfection that you really have to wonder if Tiburon can top itself again next year. Somehow, though, I have faith that it will. [Aug 2003, p.100]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The absolute best possible Pandora experience is when four people who know each other hook up and take turns playing as spies and mercs. It is a spectacularly rewarding experience and unnervingly addictive. [July 2004, p.84]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Turn-based strategy doesn't get any better than this. [May 2006, p.97]
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