Playstation Official Magazine Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 1,143 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1143 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Could have done with actual new content. Otherwise, a cheaper, shinier version of a criminally under-sold gem. [March 2014, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great games have a simple concept and message. Don’t Starve will leave you feeling full. [March 2014, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A kick-ass second chance at one of the best action RPGs released in the past decade. [June 2013, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor gfx hiccups aside, Battlefield 1 is as mustard as the gas it depicts. Winding back the clock and rediscovering its infantry roots has let DICE craft one of the best Battlefields in the series. Oddly, we want more solo DLC. [Christmas 2016, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even under duress, it's easy to lose yourself in this strange, enchanting world. Sadly, it's all too brief. We felt we'd barely scratched the surface when the credits rolled. Sure, there was a suitably enigmatic ending, but we wanted more. Much more. [April 2012, p69]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands starts out great and only gets better from there. If you’re up for an epic, awesome and subversive good time, get your arse to Pandora and explore the Borderlands. [Dec 2009, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best downloadable titles on the Vita. Grab it pronto. [June 2013, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When PES 2017 gets things right – and there’s a lot of times when it gets things right – there’s simply no other sports game like it. The glory days are back. [December 2016, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you’re not coming into this with a brain full of nostalgia, the astonishing, zen-like freedom provided by Area X is unmissable VR. [Christmas 2016, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Action-JRGs don't get any better than this. [January 2014, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I Am Alive is a surprising triumph. It's an original and satisfying challenge. A breath of fresh air. [April 2012, p71]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Positively hypnotic in PS VR, this is an ideal showcase for your new virtual reality kit. [Christmas 2016, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Positively hypnotic in PS VR, this is an ideal showcase for your new virtual reality kit. [Christmas 2016, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enlist the right team, and this is an incredibly rich adversarial experience where no one match ever plays out like the last. [Christmas 2016, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Mind-bending and impossible to put down, Fez will have you thinking outside the box. [May 2014, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War III Remastered is a Pandora's box worth reopening. Though the hinges creak with age, and a few edges aren't as polished as they could be, the contents still shine, even after half a decade on. [October 2015, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still one of the indie game greats. Journey is must-play material on PS4. Wants for extras, however. [October 2015, p74]
    • 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]
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