Playstation Official Magazine Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 1,123 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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1123 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually striking, nerve-shredding and a fascinating streamlining of the Souls formula. Bloodborne is an exclusive jewel in the PS4 crown and you need to own it. [June 2015, p71]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Raven Software's deft handling of the oft-tricky notion of time travel disrupting the workings of the world is very clever. It's clever enough that, as you stand poised to make one of three ending-altering decisions at Singularity's calamitous finale, you're really not sure which choice to make. The question is, will you stick around that long? Most of you probably won't. [September 2010 p.74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant in concept, truly great in execution despite a few stumbles. A must own title. [January 2013, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not to be underestimated. Runs like a dream, sucks you in with an addictive cycle of rage-reward like any real nightmare. [June 2015, p73]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Three undeniable classics made even classier. A nut-worthy purchase. [August 2012, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best soccer game on the market. [December 2008, p.74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A one-finger salute right up the arse of the free-roaming crime genre. [December 2008, p.68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the controls are a bit too sensitive making some levels torturous (especially the bonus stages where touching the environment means instant death), Velocity ends up being one of the most addictive and rewarding games ever made. We honestly can't get enough. [August 2012, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the flaws, Crysis 3 is a triumph that shows a willingness by Crytek to push itself to new heights, achieving a beautiful three-way union of graphical fidelity, compelling storytelling and a honed gameplay experience.[April 2013, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Collection is a title that you ought to play even if you played God of War and II back in 2005 and 2007. You ought to play it so you can marvel at the technical achievement, and to see how the games have shaped so many of those that we play today. [June 2010 p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s no denying Tomb Raider is a heavily influenced work, both mechanically and aesthetically (its nods to Neil Marshall’s The Descent are so happy to be there at one point Lara even re-enacts the “girlrising-out-of-sea-of-blood” scene). While it offers nothing wholly original, its salvaged parts combine to produce an experience that is consistently better than anything its own heroes have produced. [April 2013, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Restrung and retuned to be the best guitar tutor available. Believe the hype. [December 2013, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combine some rock-solid fighting with a strategic Persona System (think: the ability to manifest a second, ghost buddy for 2 vs 1 beat downs) and Persona 4 Arena feels like a breath of fresh air. Round all that off with faultless versus and online modes, and you’re looking at a truly unique fighter that deserves to be noticed by mainstream gamers everywhere. [April 2013, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grid 2 is a gem of a racer. There’s never been any doubt that Codemasters have the skills and resources to make good looking games with world-class handling, and Grid 2 reinforces that. While its storyline provides reason, the thrilling events are the reason you’re here. [July 2013, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surprisingly exceptional and unique. [Dec 2011, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's still riotous. If Dead Rising 2 shuffled past you last year, now's the time to grab it with two, bloodied, clamouring hands. [Dec 2011, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More than an update, this is an overhaul. If you have even a passing interest in basketball, or love sports games, get this now. [Dec 2011, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Got a Vita and never played the original? Then get this. [August 2013, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a year in which FIFA switches down a gear in terms of pure speed, yet provides marathons' worth of value, if you have the stamina for it. [Christmas 2015, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uncharted: TNDC is one for the ages. Yes, the gameplay and visual wow-factor have faded in a few spots, but the inimitable charm of Nate and co., plus some of the best story-telling in gaming, make this a must-have. [Christmas 2015, p71]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although each year's Call of Duty has always been a package deal, Black Ops II represents a watershed moment. It's bulging at the seams, not only because nearly every team that's ever worked on Call of Duty has had a hand in it. The engine has been tweaked, multiplayer and CODcasting are both revolutionary, single-player has a decent lifespan and offers more than the same roller-coaster but on a tougher difficulty setting, while Zombies is mental comic relief. [Christmas 2012, p66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly exceptional presentation, oodles of tactical nuance, and a rich universe. Blizzard’s first ever FPS can keep up with the genre big boys and then some. [August 2016, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flawless game design and endless replay value mean that Super Meat Boy! more than holds its own on PlayStation in 2015. [Christmas 2015, p73]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    2013’s The Show is the complete package: amazing visuals with the capacity to fool unsuspecting relatives that you’ve temporarily forgot what country you woke up in and are watching televised baseball, and incredibly nuanced gameplay that’ll sprout a Louisville Slugger in the trousers of ardent fans of what’s allegedly America’s favourite pastime. [May 2013, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the at-times frantic movement Outland superbly promotes fast flowing gameplay. It's a winner, and the two-player co-op modes are just bonuses on top of a truly satisfying and rewarding title. [July 2011 p84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stylish reaction and skills-based puzzler. Perfect for short stints. [March 2013, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short, this sequel is a worthy heir. If Assassin’s Creed II was a cart full of hay, and the process of buying it represented an epic leap of faith from a tower, we would have no hesitation in telling you to dive right in. Hell, we’d push your arse into it. [Christmas 2009, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is the most charming and important downloadable indie game since Journey, and that’s not a claim we make lightly. [August 2013, p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    inFAMOUS 2 is an electrifying sequel that has risen to the challenge and bettered the series on every conceivable level. On top of this Sucker Punch has resisted the urge to throw in an utterly superfluous multiplayer mode in favour of an extremely versatile User Generated Content system that'll ensure this game is constantly brimming with new content. [August 2011 p63]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Feral Ghoul ugly in many ways, but beneath its iffy exterior beats the heart of one helluva great RPG. Get past the graphics deficiency, and the sheer thrill of Fallout 4’s combat, crafting options, and exploring will hold your attention for months. [January 2015, p64]
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