Playstation Official Magazine Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 964 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 964
964 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Like a new wrestler getting a push, the fans will determine if 2K’s series succeeds or fails. [January 2015, p86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward has taken its foot off the accelerator here. The marketing department might as well have called it Call of Duty: Coasts. [Christmas 2013, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A deja vu update of last year's Don Bradman 14. Minimal graphics tweaks and not much else. [May 2015, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The main reason you will enjoy it is because the twin analogue stick controls are as simple as they are rewarding and each tackle is a cacophony of limbs that is extremely visceral. [July 2010 p73]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less about providing an expansive footballing buffet of content and more about being authentic Cup paraphernalia, it features no club leagues but instead focuses on guiding one’s preferred international squad through qualification to a virtual World Cup Final. [June 2010 p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doesn't push beat 'em ups forward with meaningful mechanical advancements. Worth a bash, though. [October 2014, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some great moments, but they're few and far between. [July 2009, p.80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Golf Club is by no means a perfect game, but charm sure does go a long way. [October 2014, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An easyish “yes” to fans of the first. A total “no” to newbs. [October 2014, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What LEGO Harry Potter is, then, is most probably exactly what you're expecting. A robust yet simple homage to an international phenomenon unleashed upon the world via the medium of coloured, plastic bricks. It's not going to give your PS3 an aneurysm, but it may cause children to spontaneously combust in excitement. [August 2010 p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gorgeous explore 'n' experiment experience. Can be too directionless which can harsh one's buzz. [October 2014, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A tidy little game that will please comic book fans. [Christmas 2008, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A jazzy, jiving b-ball package, but too similar to 2K8. [Christmas 2008, p.82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice little curiosity, but seriously, Street Fighter V is out. [Mar 2009, p.78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So while you'll be unconvinced by the visuals and voices behind the boy and his beast, when the Majin goes harumphing into battle to save you from the latest onslaught of sinister humanoid ooze, stopping only to breathe his healing gingivitis all over your battered body, you'll find yourself wondering; why this has done for you what the massive production of Enslaved could not. The answer? Heart, baby. Kid's got heart. [January 2011 p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As visions of the future go, EndWar is stuck in the '80s. [Christmas 2008, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's also a problem that punches and kicks don't usually feel as powerful as you'd like. In Fight Night haymakers sounded like truck accidents. Here they kind of feel like slightly over-zealous high-fives. [January 2011 p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This series is no longer for football puritans. Its for Pro Evolution puritans, and has the same strengths and weaknesses as its last few iterations. The animation and player models are brilliant, but there's still an oppressive, drab tone that could suck the fun out of a happy meal. [November 2010 p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Splatterhouse's aesthetic is little bit late '80s and a little bit late '90s, like it started development a lot longer than a few years ago. From Rick's baggy nu-metal shorts to the crusty thrash riffage that occasionally paraphrases a good beat-down, it's all curiously dated in a cool kind of way – just like the license it seeks to re-imagine. While it lacks the production values and fluidity of God of War III, it does ultimately champion excessive carnage for excessive carnage's sake. [January 2011 p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Persevere past the tail-happy nightmares from Ferrari's silver age and there's a wealth of content here to play with. To the average gamer, looking for something to tide them over until DiRT 4 arrives, this will be seen as a barebones experience that only gives up the goods after a very long courtship period. This is more geared towards the people who remember Richard [Ball Busting] Burns' Rally on the PS2, or the diehards who will do anything to have a sado-masochistic relationship with all things Ferrari. [October 2012, p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It just needs a little more zest and content. [Feb 2010, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What it doesn't do, however, is evolve the series in any truly beneficial way. Rather than make meaningful improvements to the game itself, Neversoft has focused on the more immediate gimmicks. [November 2010 p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an ethereal, Limboesque puzzler that will challenge your intellect, this isn't it. What's required of you is always obvious, thanks to a predictable mish-mash of platforming and box puzzles. [October 2012, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Evolved's fun but you'll feel little attachment to it and once the campaign's over you won't ache to go back through. [November 2010 p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fighting section is good...RPG section is problematic. [Summer 2009, p.74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it feels a bit old fashioned with a lot of story to get through, Tales of Graces f is a decent translation. If you've shied away from JRPGs in the past this is as good a point of re-entry as any. [October 2012, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the learning curve is a little steep, the combat and weaponry has an extremely different feel and is well worth a look for the bargain price of 20 bucks. [February 2011 p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with Naughty Bear is, while it's subversive, unique and wildly imaginative, it's flawed in a few crucial areas. The camera is the worse offender. It isn't beyond managing, but it could've been more cooperative. [August 2010 p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its inventiveness means there's a lot to like, and the price is definitely right. [October 2012, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun dexterity test deepened by its clever use of perspective. [March 2014, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia