Playstation Official Magazine Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 945 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: World at War
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 945
945 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Just as delicious as we remember it, but now cut much thicker and slathered with gorgeous graphical garnish. Bon appetit. [October 2014, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Runs at 1080p, includes tweaks and extra content. Well worth the upgrade from PS3. [June 2014, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever, colourful and enchanting. You'll be hypnotised from the start. [September 2012, p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's really been nothing else quite like it this generation, which makes comparison difficult, and its one misstep is the fact that its only online component is a paltry ranking system. In truth, having multiplayer inside the chaotic sphere of Vanquish would have made Mikami's latest baby the prodigal son of third-person shooters. There's always next time though. [December 2010 p78]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Polished and super addictive if you're a Tony Hawk's tragic or a leaderboard troll. [October 2014, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slick looking and stupidly fast, Velocity 2X is a must-see genre convergence. [October 2014, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Medal of Honor series has been a bit of a shambles ever since Medal of Honor: Frontline. The quality of this contemporary reboot, then, might surprise you. The presentation is terrific. It's a far more realistic and compelling single-player campaign than either Modern Warfare 2 or Bad Company 2; we were hugely engrossed and thoroughly recommend it. [Nov. 2010, p.60]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fight may not be the longest game in the world, but it has been upscaled to HD. It’s a wonderful time capsule of fun that is worth replaying. The ‘must be online’ DRM hurts the package though. [July 2010 p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're impressed with this, and you should be too. Sports Champion is a strong first showing, and a great example of the strength of motion controls. [November 2010 p66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the lashings of blood have been removed, it’s still a sexy and rock-hard title. [Dec 2009, p.79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Transformers newcomers will be sated by the solid shooting and platforming on offer, provided they don't expect anything revolutionary. But if you are a fan, the many fan favourite cameos conspire to make the stock-standard feel special. [October 2012, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes' ready-made content is refreshing, creative and fun – but it's also in very short supply. That said, there's a more than capable platformer waiting for you here, and it's backed up by a versatile level editor that's pregnant with possibilities. Queasy has laid one heck of a good egg, and we honestly can't wait to see how many ways the community will cook this up. [October 2012, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The facial animations, the explosive combat moves and virtual acting are all top notch, elevating Enslaved to being an above-average action game. Also, there's an enthralling story being told here with entertaining characters and it proves difficult to put the controller down. [November 2010 p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a superb rally game capturing the spirit and the thrills. Recommended. [November 2010 p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly fun title with a unique look. Flawed but charming. Well worth an attempt. [Feb 2010, p.70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Demanding. You'll love it and curse it at the same time. Much better with friends. [January 2011 p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Will the multiplayer be enough to prise flocks of fans from Modern Warfare 2’s steely grasp? Possibly, because it’s really quite good. It’s primarily the use of destruction that distinguishes it from Modern Warfare 2, because in many other ways it’s very similar. The destruction, however, and its dynamic impact on the maps is a massive point of difference. In almost every way Bad Company 2 technically outclasses the original, but that’s to be expected. We just miss the mischief. [Apr 2010 p.68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA Jam always succeeded by being better with friends, and that hasn't changed. There's an updated remix mode with a few new modes that are more gimmick and curious distractions than serious contenders for your time. You'll get the most amount of playtime out of the standard mode, especially when you're really dominating a game against your mates. [February 2011 p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The time you spend playing the game – when you're on the field – isn't as rewarding as all the stuff that goes on around it. Scouting is a dream, and the commentary on each player in this mode adds a sense of realism and character, backed by a stream of social media feeds. So, yeah, it's still good, but next year ought to be even better. [October 2012, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combat is both satisfyingly bloody and bloody satisfying. [November 2010 p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But for every archaic design choice that's needlessly re-trodden for the sake of sticking to 'the blueprint', Sonic 4 introduces other new features that help to replace the nostalgia with a bit more substance. Just the simple ability to quick-jump to any zone, act or special stage in any order (and to compete with your mates scores and times) makes this instantly better than its predecessors. Long-suffering Sonic fans rejoice; the magic is back. [February 2011 p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Street Fighter IV feels like a measured and calculated game of chess, BlazBlue feels more like a game of basketball: it’s easy to get the basics, but once you’ve got to grips with its intricacies you’ll feel be slam-dunking and showing off. [Apr 2010, p.74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trey Parker and Matt Stone mercilessly tear RPGs a new one while making quite a decent one of their own. [April 2014, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It'll test your patience, but persevere and your sense of self-satisfaction will swell. [Jan 2009, p.64]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A big hitter, but not quite a home run due to unfixed bugs and a lack of evolution. [June 2014, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very competent, atmospheric shooter that isn’t solely about blowing shit up. If you’re not afraid of the dark and need a change of pace, a ride with Metro: Last Light might be exactly what you need. [June 2013, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the best GT in the series thus far, but held back by aging game design and time-delayed DLC features. [January 2014, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect, but Outlast still succeeds at scaring the pants off you. [April 2014, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid follow-up that although enjoyable, doesn’t quite reach the same heights of its debut. [April 2014, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For hardcore nerds, it’s a wet dream made real; for everyone else, it’s a spectacle like no other. [June 2013, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An addictive precision racer that only has two speeds: easy, or brutal. [June 2014, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The niche this mad gun’s aimed at should get this immediately. Everyone else: run. [April 2014, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not have any competitors, but it's one that is sure to impress fans. [May 2014, p.80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, the monsters are nothing new – we’ve seen more gruesome stuff elsewhere – but at moments throughout the game you’re suddenly in a psychologist’s office, answering questions about your fears and sexuality. Depending on your answers the game changes, though some changes are cosmetic (certain characters dress in a different way) but it pushes the emphasis firmly on the cerebral rather than twitch gunplay. [Apr 2010, p.77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast, refreshing and full of tactical nuance; these are the ingredients in the Twisted Metal cocktail, but it isn't without an odd aftertaste. Disappointingly, the single-player covers three fiends, rather than a bunch of dedicated mini-campaigns for the full menagerie of maniacs. It's live-action mixed with CGI stuff that gets a bit cheeseball in spots, but is quite engaging. The solo is decent aside from a few checkpointing oddities, but if you're a soloist we'd suggest the budget buy. [April 2012, p67]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While its visual splendours cannot be denied, a few fumbled design decisions hold this back from true greatness. [May 2014, p73]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A technical bell ringer, FC2 is set to be a cult favourite. [Christmas 2008, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but Dying Light is last, brutal and most importantly, fun. [April 2015, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve never played a golfing game before this would be a great place to start. It’s packed with a great introduction to the sport, dozens of hours of content, and there’s few things more satisfying than rocking up to the 18th one stroke behind, only to sink an astounding 35-metre chip for the tournament win. [June 2013, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most memorable indie games of the past decade. Best played with friends. [June 2013, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid but also a HD collection that has no remarkable improvements. [June 2014, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It lacks the bells and whistles, but give Blacklight a chance and you'll be pleasantly surprised. [January 2014, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monstrous fun, tactical and ludicrously replayable online with the right crew. Single-player provides you with great practice, but wants for narrative and reliable team AI. [April 2015, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is (currently) free, looks better, and you can now be messed with by stream-watching gamers. What's not to love? [May 2014, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When the dust from the dirty bomb settles, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier looks noticeably grimy and raw in a few spots, but its mission has still been achieved. The visuals can be iffy, but the feeling of being an elite soldier of the future has been faithfully rendered in other ways. The pace is fast, the gadgets are empowering, and your job can shift from shrewd predator puzzles, to battles of attrition fought on a knife's edge. [July 2012 p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kudos to Santa Monica for the online code as it's top-notch. We were rarely looking for a match, and although there's only a handful of modes (Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Zones and Capture The Flag, with the latter responsible for many late nights) they're all tried and tested. If you're not online there's a pleasing if short-lived single player campaign and a co-op mode where you'll battle waves of enemies. While the purpose of the campaign is to make you familiar with each of the units in the IKEA-in-the-sky, it's still fun if ultimately forgettable. There's a tale of sibling rivalry, friendship and love lost, but we'd have to hit Google to find the name of the main character. [July 2012, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Basically, the same great PS3 title we reviewed a while back, but portable and with exemplary CrossPlay functionality. Being able to whip out your Vita and pick up from where you left off (by downloading a Cloud save) is an absolute godsend and the synching process is flawless. [June 2013, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Short, but reasonably priced. Ground Zeroes is a striking entry in an evolving franchise. [May 2014, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not worth the upgrade if you already own it on PS3. Definitely worth a next-gen late-adoption. [January 2014, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No mulligans here – this is the real deal. [April 2015, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not much effort has gone into this 'remastering' but Grim's an Adventure genre all-star. Test your noodle in this netherworld now. [April 2015, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's incredibly fast-paced and responsive. Nailing some of the intense combos may twist your fingers off as there are no touchscreen specials except for the X-ray moves that can be initiated once you have a full meter, but fatalities can be executed with finger swipes that match the d-pad inputs. Most of the extra modes, such as Test Your Slice, are gimmicks that either borrow heavily from smartphone games (let's just say you'll slice fruit whilst playing as a ninja) or rely on 'been there, done that' mechanics that use the Vita's hardware. Balancing a man on a beam is old hat, even if he's perilously dangling above a pit. [July 2012, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The definitive DOA for your PS4. Old content greatly outweighs the new. Still plays like a dream. [April 2015, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the world may be a tad derivative, Corvo's powers more than make up for it. Blink becomes second nature, and it's obviously informed the level design's go-anywhere approach. There's just enough inventiveness here to elevate Dishonored above its numerous competitors, and it's quite hard to imagine going back to games where you can't teleport to the rooftops, or possess fish to access buildings' cellars. [November 2012, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A host of small refinements add up to create the best game in the series. [May 2014, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Well built with minor flaws, this is definitely one to get hold of. [May 2009, p.70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It probably could have been a bit longer. [Oct 2009, p.64]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A riveting cerebral experience. Has that 'one more episode hook'. [July 2012, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Okay in solo, but offers must-own 4-person multiplayer madness. [May 2014, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bulk of Resident Evil 6 is highly polished, AAA blockbuster stuff. Capcom has bet big here and delivered a tonne of content that not only delivers extreme value for money, but also gameplay to suit every Resident Evil fan type. As impressive as that feat is, one can't help but feel that this sequel is more of a catch-up to other games, rather than a bold zombie into bold new territory. [November 2012, p66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a slow burning experience. Your first couple of hours feel a bit ho-hum but stick with it. Forgive the disappearing corpses and the occasional odd animation and you'll be hooked all over again. [July 2010 p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Any PlayStation gamer looking to broaden his horizons really ought to take a chance on this. If you're like us, and you figured 'turn-based' was longhand for 'boring', you'll be shocked when your 1000th (sissy) save reads: 40 hours played. [November 2012, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TTT2 succeeds on a number of levels. It innovates within the series itself, the genre as a whole, while simultaneously appealing to hardcore fans and those who have only casually played Tekken since it debuted in the mid '90s. The game you get on your PS3 is based on the 'Ultimate' version of the arcade game with a few added characters thrown in, making the already chunky roster even plumper with 50-odd fighters. [November 2012, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you mooch for free off only one MMO this year, make it this one. [February 2014, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The presentation still bites. Players and stadiums look drab, and PES 2013's overall physics can't compete with EA's replication of momentum, but at least Konami's offering is doing some things differently than FIFA, and doing them bloody well. [November 2012, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game captures the excitement of the sport, forces you to concentrate for laps on end, and can be as much of a time-sink as you choose, either with a full career or bite-sized challenges, and a smart middle ground where you need to beat a roster of chosen rivals for their contracts. [November 2012, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Truth is, Tokyo Jungle is addictive as hell, and there's a heap of pride to be felt from outwitting enemies like a Solid Snake gazelle. And you'll positively beam when you defy commonsense by using a beagle to tear the throat out of a sleeping lion. Throw in rad co-op multiplayer, and this simple-looking PSN title will have you shagging, mauling, or "graduating from bovine university" for ages to come. [November 2012, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, the monsters are nothing new – we’ve seen more gruesome stuff elsewhere – but at moments throughout the game you’re suddenly in a psychologist’s office, answering questions about your fears and sexuality. Depending on your answers the game changes, though some changes are cosmetic (certain characters dress in a different way) but it pushes the emphasis firmly on the cerebral rather than twitch gunplay. [Apr 2010, p.77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A technically troubled, budget production that tries to compensate with gore and 'edgy' characters that are ultimately obnoxious. [August 2014, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A more than solid base to build a fuzzy franchise on. A bit thin on breeds, and the dog voices are rather annoying. [August 2014, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smartphone owners may be familiar with the basic premise, but it's been remixed and added to, essentially making the PS3 release a different game that's worth buying. [November 2012, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rhythm genre isn't dead, it just got better with lasers. [November 2012, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its improved controls, Escape Plan is now criminally good value for money. [February 2014, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In 400 Days, no single character comes across as quite right. It’s often tough to choose which line of dialogue to say at times. It’s a perfect setup for the second season, presenting a broad glance at diverse situations and tying them together deftly with a small amount of overlap. [September 2013, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We love the fighting that is present in SoulCalibur V because it's fast, inventive and approachable; but those improvements are all but squandered on threadbare single-player that's basically a bootcamp for pushing players online. That transition is fine if you've got the mad skills. However, newcomers may find that SoulCalibur V will too soon limit them to either replaying quick battles ad infinitum (to unlock useless hairstyles and arse-less chaps), or going online to be thoroughly pantsed by the grandmasters. [February 2012, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Take away the (great) LEGO visuals and chuck a few extra songs in there and there’d be no reason you wouldn’t be able to pass this off as Rock Band 3. [Christmas 2009, p.76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Derivative and simple, but well-produced and very playable. Please, just go to Hell. [Mar 2010, p.68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Looks marginally better than the PS3 version. That's about it. [February 2014, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minor control updates and all the DLC included. Looks gorgeous, still plays great. [February 2014, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We found Catherine to be fairly enthralling, both in the old school challenge of its block-based conundrums and the addictive downward spiral of Vincent's narrative. Likewise, the quasi-RPG sections offer just enough exploration, offer endearing characters that are beautifully animated and lead to a variety of wacky endings to replay for. [January 2012, p.74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly deep and addictive golfing experience. [December 2008, p.82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s nothing particularly wrong with Tekken 6, but the series is starting to age. Gorgeous graphics help, but this genre needs some fresh blood. [Dec 2009, p.66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The omission of four-player cooperative play (as seen in its PS3 counterpart) hurts and seems a bit of an oversight but that doesn't stop it from being a damned fine platformer. Rayman Origins looks a treat, plays pretty sweet and walks its own beat. [April 2012, p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most original titles we've seen this gen. [Summer 2009, p.70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazing to look at, great to play. Forgive the tardy loading times and this is a winner. [March 2012, p63]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very few games have the capacity to go from frustrating and infuriating to magical and sublime in the space of a few heartbeats (particularly when you get into a Zen state of mind and everything literally falls into place) but Lumines: Electronic Symphony walks that tightrope beautifully. [April 2012, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exceptionally presented, additively brutal. [June 2009, p.62]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    [I]t's the Vita-specific features that may well entice new players to the otherwise hardcore fighting series. The lower difficulty settings actually let you dominate in fights on the easy setting (and there's 'very easy', too), unlike easy on Street Fighter IV, while a wholly touchscreen fighting mode lets you finger your enemies to death. It's not the best way to play the game, but it means that even the greenest newbie can win a fight without having to remember increasingly complex combat commands. [April 2012, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This sucker devours bus and train trips. [March 2012, p64]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough, frequently ingenious and amusing, Stealth Inc is full of surprises. [September 2013, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't meant as a backhand, but Virtua Tennis 4 on PS Vita is virtually identical to the PS3 version, which which was quite good. Smashing, even. [March 2012, p65]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly polished and great value for money. Touch controls work rather well, too. [April 2012, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Has made some really solid steps forward in combat but needs a more readily digestible plot to entice newcomers. [March 2012, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reckoning is not about narrative. In this respect, it's a defiantly linear experience. What it is about is gameplay choice within the oft-rigid of an RPG. The way it accomplishes this is particularly fresh, and maybe even suggests a new precedent in the evolution of the genre. It's about time, right? Big Huge Games has clearly been paying a lot of attention to what's going on, and the result is that Reckoning is a patchwork of everything great that's been done to forward modern RPGs in recent times. [March 2012, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Darkness II is a radical departure from Starbreeze's old template. Gone is the effortless noir cool, plus the old stealth sections and overworld exploration have been given the barest of lip services here. [March 2012, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tactical and accessible real-time RPG that's well worth a look for Dark Souls fans, and those against self-torment. [Christmas 2014, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The solo content is phenomenal value for money and the cross-play with PS3 works insanely well. One price gets you both versions and they share players and results. Couple that with an seamless Autolog-style challenge system and this is a must-buy. [April 2012, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arguably the best finger-abuser money can buy. An essential purchase for musou fans. [Christmas 2014, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great value despite its brevity and funny too. More charming than Michael Parkinson. [April 2012, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the more changes they make to get in line with a faster-paced style of gameplay, the further away they drift from what made the franchise unique for so many years. The drudgery at the beginning may annoy the casual gamer with an investment of several hours before Paradigm Shift is available and a half-a-dozen more before the first summons. Fans, however, won’t care in the slightest. They’ll be well aware lead time before proceedings really kick off. [Apr 2010 p.64]
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