Playstation Official Magazine Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 1,142 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 2
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
1142 game reviews
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A precious package that is both incredibly challenging and rewarding in all the right ways. [December 2014, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another fine refinement of one the best games of football on the market. [November 2013, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If God gave rock ‘n roll to us then it is settled: Tim Schafer is God. A must play. [Dec 2009, p.62]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually astounding and addictive, few videogame worlds are as fleshed out as Puppeteer’s. [November 2013, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mostly delightful platform experience, and the creation tools mean this is a time sink. [Jan 2010, p.76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intelligent mechanics, intense gameplay, well thought-out mission structure and plotlines are all winners in our book. Bring on the endgame antics! [May 2016, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the fixed-camera isn't always your friend and the platforming relies too much on trial-and-error death, this is still one hell of a tight package. Give Castlevania: Lords of Shadow a chance to sink its fangs into you and you'll be surprised about how exquisite and long lasting its embrace can be. [December 2010 p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've ever wanted to drive through a chain link fence. If you've ever accelerated towards a speedhump instead of slowing down for it. If you've ever thought going through a corner sideways would look a hell of a lot cooler than bumbling through it like a normal schmuck. If you've ever thought any of those things, play this game without delay. [October 2011 p69]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy this game immediately – and a PSP if you must. As well as unfurling the Metal Gear Solid story just that little bit more, and spending more quality time with Snake, it's a truly excellent game in its own right. Engaging and rewarding, this is a solid package no gamer should miss. [August 2010 p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a sizeable u-turn that deserves the moniker ‘major expansion’. It really does make the original Destiny release look like a beta, thanks to large framework tweaks and a king’s ransom of exciting new content. We’re quite taken by it. You will be too. [December 2015, p60]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MAG
    MAG won’t wow you with its graphics like MW2, nor does it offer any kind of offline component. Instead MAG delivers online battles that feel epic and the outcomes actually affect your PMC. [Apr. 2010, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hardcore lovers of the sport will relish the challenge, enjoy every throttling by the AI, and take their skills online. But there'll only be so many times basketball punters will endure this level of difficulty without reverting to Tourette-like hysterics. So yes, it's complex. And yes, the experience oscillates between sublime and diabolical between each game, but basketball is a complex sport. With such unparalleled presentation and unapologetic gameplay, this is likely the best basketball game ever. [December 2010 p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Media Molecule, more than any other dev, makes games that fit snugly into its platforms, and here it’s maximised nearly every feature PS4 has to offer. [December 2015, p66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It truly is a must-have package. A thoroughly entertaining and pivotal part of the Speed franchise and the racing landscape in general, we want more like this. [Nov 2009, p.68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So it’s official, last year’s game wasn’t a fluke. PES really is back to where it belongs: at the top of the league. [December 2015, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you were soured towards the franchise thanks to Just Cause’s variety of glitches, repetition and a half-baked control scheme; you should totally give this franchise a second chance. Not only has Avalanche solved these problems, it has crafted one of the most exciting and entertaining open-world romps we’ve experienced in years. Plus; stripper zeppelin. [May 2010 p.67]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel to a true PSP classic. [May 2009, p.68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Impenetrable for twitch gamers, essential for patience imbued fantasy fans. [Jan 2010, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LIS has built a series of pivotal plot-forks based on seemingly innocuous actions, but the isolated nature of this heartbreaking scene makes me fear it’ll be forgotten when the series draws to a close. [November 2015, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It feels like Game Of Thrones has finally got going in this, the penultimate instalment. [November 2015, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A best-in-class puzzler that in no way caters to the lowest common denominator. Punishingly difficult. Extremely rewarding. [April 2016, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly the best extreme sports game ever. [Feb 2009, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazing value for newbies and borderline amazing to look at for veterans, this has a little something for everybody. [May 2015, p82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inclusive, streamlined, faster than ever, and looks radiant on Unreal Engine 4. Street Fighter V has no challengers. [April 2016, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 3 stands as a fantastic entry to the series and an engrossing action romp for any fan of the first-person shooter genre. All of the things we loved about Killzone 2 have made a return and have been built upon. However, with some minor issues across the board and a campaign length that's a little too Modern Warfare 2 for our liking, Killzone 3 is held back from the dizzying heights of perfection. [March 2011, p64]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lush, beautifully rendered graphics with amazing particle physics. You'll not see a demonic custard tart explode more realistically... LBP2 is already a contender for game of the year. [March 2011, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 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