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 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 945
945 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The first and last episodes remain some of Telltale’s finest work, helping anchor a dark, involving narrative. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a chain- smoking, bourbon-drinking pig. What more do you want? [January 2015, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A perfect port of what is effectively an emergent fun generator. [March 2014, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It might not to be on your new PS4, but Brazil 2014 is still quite a surprisingly polished spin-off. [June 2014, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lovingly ported to PSV, but not completely ageless. [June 2014, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At its best, Tearaway is a wonderful celebration of Vita's creative potential. [January 2014, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An update worthy of the source material. Old-school platforming worth jumping into [April 2014, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Resogun is a downloadable crack of the best variety. Buy it. [January 2014, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether you're a rookie or an in-the-know veteran, this is an enjoyable package. [January 2014, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The definition of a pick up and play that's fiendishly addictive. This is perfect for the Vita. [May 2014, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Addictive and charming in equal measure, and never short of new ideas. [May 2014, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Expertly paced and has an arresting visual style. In tight spots, combat can often become a 'flailure'. [April 2015, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Codies triggered a flashback rewind to correct the mistake that was Grid 2. Weighted towards sim, but fun as well. [August 2014, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Take time to learn its ways, grasshopper, and this will become the most technical and rewarding MMA game you've ever faced. [August 2014, p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A personality-packed puzzlefest that defies categorisation and is one of the funniest games in recent memory. [February 2014, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A gorgeously produced pinball dream that comes close to besting the real thing. [February 2014, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it lasts, The Swapper is one of the cleverest puzzle games in recent memory, both in terms of its mechanics and philosophical plot. [August 2014, p82]
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