Playstation Official Magazine Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 1,156 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham Knight
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
1156 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football fans who go to sleep with their laces on and foam at the mouth at the prospect of creating a virtual team ... should tattoo this title’s release on their hand and sell their copy of FIFA 09 to the blind kid around the block. [Nov 2009, p.74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While patrolling that retail space, you’d be mad to ignore this as it lurks in the corner. It’s every inch a killer game, and worthy of Lasting Possession. [January 2016, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It looks a treat, plays a treat and you can beat the crap out of Anthony Mundine, and unless Kyle Sandilands or Uwe Boll decide to lace up their gloves, it just doesn’t get much better than that. [Aug 2009, p.66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well worth the price of admission to earn yourself a seat. But you'll only really need the edge of it. [Mar 2011, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Tekken draftees are the new Street Fighter characters you don't want to go home. Apart from integrating them visually into Ryu and co's saturated universe, each has had their exhaustive move set refocused to align with Capcom's different play style. It doesn't just work, it's brilliant. [May 2012, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't make the mistake of viewing Crysis 2 as a new shooter on the block that has to desperately prove itself to all the established PS3 heavy-hitters. In many ways it's actually the other way around. [May 2011, p.69]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far from the footnote it could have been, Titanfall 2 is a huge, headline shock. In a standout year for the shooter, this interstellar adventure dares to go big and beyond the familiar. What it finds out on the frontier is worth seeing. [January 2016, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another surprisingly good game feature is the story. Objectives and allegiances chop and change, and the radio chatter drips with comic book melodrama. [July 2009, p.68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a generation weaned on Rocky movies Fight Night Champion is the ultimate boxing experience. It sounds like a throwaway sentence, really. A platitude you toss at an otherwise good game to get the hard work out of the way. It's completely true though... What's particularly clever about Champion Mode is the way it pulls strings in the background to heighten the tension. During the fights throughout the story you might find yourself nursing a broken hand, or suddenly at the mercy of a bent referee or a desk full of bribed judges. Champion Mode will uppercut you with surprises like these, ones that require you to adjust the way you're fighting, across its duration. Champion Mode is bold, different and we absolutely want more of it. [May 2011 p.70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully, the base game itself remains as utterly essential as always. [January 2016, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's official: Gran Turismo 5 is on notice. Like V8 Supercars 3 [Pro Race Driver 3] wooed us from GT4 back in the halcyon days of PS2, SHIFT 2 Unleashed is currently busy courting us with its incredible sense of speed, well-rounded garage, long list of tracks and impressive attention to detail... Forget what you think you know about where Need for Speed games stand in the racing sim landscape because the crew at Slightly Mad Studios has just taken a bulldozer to it. [May 2011 p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3 was a truly outstanding game. Far Cry 4 is even better. It introduces one of the most enjoyable open worlds on new- gen, looks gorgeous and features a protagonist we don’t want to bitch slap. Kryat may not be a vacationer’s dream, but it does demand your attention. [January 2015, p62]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compared to GTAIV’s paint-by-numbers mission design, the average job in Chinatown Wars is more of a left-field, mayhem-filled shenanigan. This even extends to the wanted system; Huang doesn’t skulk away and hide from the heat like Nico – he prefers to utterly destroy pursuing cop cars in a crazy Blues Brothers-esque escape. [Christmas 2009, p.78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Charming and hard to stop playing. See for yourself what all the fuss is about. [April 2011, p.81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Throw in Dark Souls-like player invasions, and the best co-op this side of Diablo III, and Alienation is a loot-tastic, bughunt safari that should not be missed. [July 2016, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If this game could be summarised with one image, it would be walking out of a bunker and seeing the city of San Francisco being torn apart by hundreds of Chimera ships - large and small. [Summer 2009, p.52]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A preposterously good year of PS4 gaming starts in the best possible way with this. [April 2016, p62]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an exclusive to be coveted. Nioh takes the best of Dark Souls, marries it to Ninja Gaiden, and delivers a surprisingly robust action-RPG. Few will be able to resist the attack of this clone. [April 2016, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a shame DICE still treads the B-grade storytelling path with its single-player game, otherwise Battlefield 4 would be dangerously close to shooter perfection. [Christmas 2013, p67]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That Valve has been able to imbue so much depth to what is, at its heart, a sophisticated puzzle game proves once again it's not the genre that counts. It's the talent. Combine it with a superb physics-based game mechanic and you've got an experience that defies easy categorisation and can be recommended without reservation. [June 2011 p.67]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of the augmentations do not unbalance what was already a near-perfect formula. Do yourself a favour, step out of your genre-rut and buy this gem today. [Christmas 2013, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pure offline gamers might want to exercise some caution here, but, if you’re in a position to download the patch that irons out the creases, LittleBigPlanet 3 is one irresistible imagisphere. [January 2015, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals themselves, from the evolving avatars and costumes to the stages, sets and recording booths, are beautiful. The gameplay is typically right on the button. The mixes are great. It’s all close to faultless. [Nov 2009, p.70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 on PS4 is a worthy upgrade, but by and large is the same game you probably already own. If you’re still waiting for a complete overhaul... well let’s see what EA does next year. [Christmas 2013, p.81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, you'd be foolish not to buy this. It's more expressive than LittleBigPlanet but much accessible, and guaranteed to keep you playing for a long time. [July 2010 p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A near-perfect fusion of old and new, video game and animated film. Nostalgiaholics will love the return visit, newcomers will get hooked on what will hopefully become a launch pad into a whole new series. [June 2016, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chaotic, violent, and deliriously detailed. Only a handful of technical quirks and its cocky nihilism mar the experience. [Jan 2010, p.68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls III is all-consuming, it’ll drive you up the wall, and the sense of accomplishment you’ll get when everything clicks and you go on to finish that final boss... well, it’s simply beyond compare [June 2016, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Needless to say, NBA 2K14 has set the bar extremely high for sports games on PS4. It plays just as well as its PS3 underling, and even if you’re not a super hardcore sports fan we’d recommend a purchase simply to use it as a visual showcase for your new PS4. It never fails to put a jaw on the floor. [Christmas 2013, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Robust, charming and impeccably presented. Impossible not to enjoy. [July 2009, p.79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia