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 Rock Band 2
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 945
945 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An essential reintroduction to one of the finest JRPGs for the PS2. Now how about that FFVII remake? [May 2014, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is smarter, sharper, bigger and funnier than the game it supersedes. Everything that made the 2009 title so memorable has been improved upon, designed for you to sink your life into. These coming months are going to be packed with excellent titles, but Borderlands 2 has enough potential and sheer stuff to keep you going well into 2013. You need this. [November 2012, p62]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the surface it may look the same but underneath and in your hands this is complex and wonderful. With a wealth of updates and the impressive inclusion of the training mini-games, FIFA 13 is for anyone who either wants a friendly kick-about or be completely and utterly immersed in the world of football. [November 2012, p64]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games will make you smile more vibrantly. [Jan 2009, p.70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Secures the crown as this generation's greatest fighter. That said, will price gouge returning fans. [August 2014, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly evergreen title that looks and handles noticeably better on your next-gen system. [February 2014, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All you really need to know is that Hotline Miami is one of the best, and hardest to master, indie games to ever grace a PlayStation. That said, Hotline Miami still needs to be a permanent fixture on your PS3, and the Vita version executes train trips without mercy. [September 2013, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hitman: Absolution absolutely nails the modern gaming trope of presenting oodles of gameplay choice. It would be an insult to polarise Absolution into 'stealth' or 'action', where the real beauty of the game is found in the fertile grey area in between. [December 2012, p66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly the greatest movie-inspired title ever. This positively oozes atmosphere and is a must for the fans. [Mar 2010, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is a no brainer purchase. [January 2012, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All those lonely train rides will never be the same. EA has successfully shrunk FIFA into a rich, technically brilliant version for your pocket. Not only is it visually comparable to its PS3 papa, but it plays brilliantly. To sum it up, FIFA Football is FIFA 12 with a few smart design modifications and apt throwbacks to FIFA 11. [April 2012, p73]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Golden Abyss shines as a fun, authentic prequel that looks bloody amazing as a first generation title. The larger cinematic moments may not blow your mind, like similar set-piece events in Uncharted 3, but there's still no denying how succulent this looks on that 5 inch OLED screen. [March 2012, p60]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re an absolute newcomer to this series, this is must-buy material as it’s the best value PS3 bundle since the Orange Box. Each title has been lovingly remastered and every entry included pushed the boundaries back in the day to be the best titles of their release year, if not their entire generation. No serious PlayStation gamer should be without these. [September 2013, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Stardust Delta represents phenomenal value for the pittance asking price. You'd need space rocks in your head to pass this up. [April 2012, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A damn fine batch of DLC that sticks to one power and rocks it. [November 2014, p73]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The overwhelming feeling that shines through in Darksiders II is that this is an all-or-nothing bet that's been painstakingly crafted by a team who's all too well aware of the price of failure. Clearly there's been a lot of love put into this. So, should you cross over to the dark side of this underworld, one more time? Grinding nether-regions for 20 hours straight has never been this satisfying. [Issue#72, p.70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The truest expression of digital combat around. Amazing. [March 2012, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A surprise package, impossible to write-off as a gimmick: utterly and totally addictive. [Dec 2009, p.68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well worthy of the 2.0 in its moniker. Bigger, bolder and bursting with unlockables and emergent DIY fun. [November 2014, p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Atmospheric and pretty as hell, Resident Evil has been brought back to life with much love and respect. [March 2015, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a turn of the century time capsule that showcases the pinnacle of 3D platforming – a genre that's been rendered all but extinct by our modern obsession with shooters and sandbox titles. [March 2012, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Extremely well made. [Feb 2010, p.76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ubisoft has suggested some plot threads may end in this iteration, but we don't think the end is anywhere in sight. Thanks to the sizeable engine update and an era shift in Assassin's Creed III, this withering franchise has been allowed to bloom once more. [December 2012, p62]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SFxT for Vita is a maddeningly brilliant obsession that will burn holes in your mitts. If you're looking for a fighter to permanently fuse to your hip, or want to save yourself having to spend $30 just to unlock the DLC of your PS3 copy, punch a hole in your piggy bank and go pick this up. You won't regret it. [December 2012, p71]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is easily the sexiest looking, smoothest running and features packed open-world game on a portable. Yes, Liberation may not boast as many side-diversions as ACIII, but more than enough DNA from that GOTY contender has made the leap. PS Vita technical limitations are offset by the fact that we think Aveline's tale is slightly superior to the PS3 adventure. [December 2012, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a mindless beat ‘em up obsessed with treasure chests (and pleasure ones): it’s so much more than that. Dragon’s Crown is the renaissance of the genre and it’s well worth your gold, soon-to-behardened adventurer. [October 2013, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are also some breathtakingly elegant scene shifts where you play stints of classic, NYPD detective Max. Punchy script and Max's metaphor-ridden inner monologues are milked for all they're worth via action-text and motion comics. Some may find the constant artefacting effects distracting – but we found it accentuated emotional beats nicely, and suited Max's boozehound view of the world. Whichever way you look at it, Max Payne 3 is slicker than owl crap on an iceberg. [June 2012, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thank the gods Blizzard not only ported its baby over, but refined it, tweaked it and spiked it specifically for console. We feel all warm and gooey inside. [October 2013, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A flawed masterpice for the ages. [Summer 2009, p.76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you don’t have others to play with, that doesn’t mean you should miss out on the fun, though, because have no doubt about it, Rayman Legends is one of the best platformers we’ve played in years. [October 2013, p79]
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