Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,780 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 LittleBigPlanet 2
Lowest review score: 10 A-Men 2
Score distribution:
1,780 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The visuals are lovely, so that'll stave off some tantrums. [Mar 2007, p.120]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only hardcore annelid lovers need apply. [May 2012, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Any environmental message (or fun) that might be hidden within is scorched by the fury of having to pay an astonishing 7.99 quid for the privilege. [Apr 2010, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A shallow package that you might buy as a PSN download: there's fun here, but only the sort of amount you'd pay two pints'-worth of money for. [Oct 2008, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Play time is kept to a minimum, with most of the development effort put into designing reams of menus for you to navigate...ensuring that you never start to have actual fun. [Issue#51, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The puzzles are simple but require the exact kind of precise control this doesn't provide. [June 2008, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This might have seemed enjoyable 14 years ago, but then again so did MC Hammer. [Feb 2008, p.91]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a nauseating barrage of flattery, hand-wringing commiseration, and toothlessly apologetic joshing. [June 2009, p.103]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's simply nothing here to justify you buying it ahead of 2K's b-ball champ. [Jan 2014, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This, however, shamefully for a PS3 game, has all the grace of Honda's Asimo trying to climb a spiral staircase. [Sept 2007, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's exactly as fun as it sounds. [Feb 2010, p.105]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mastering hard games can be supremely rewarding, but overcoming a punishing encounter in Knack more often draws a sigh of relief rather than a loud whoop and fist pumps.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's only so long you can spend looking at this piss-poor running animation before you start seriously wondering "What if I just looked out of the window for a few minutes instead?" [Jan 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The 40 levels are deliberately built to be played in fast bursts against the clock for the kudos of scoring high on the online scoreboard, but none are challenging or interesting enough to keep you going back. [May 2007, p.103]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Special moves are simply executed but look feeble, so you never get the sense that you're shellacking the snot out of your opponent. [Aug 2007, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Worst of all, it never feels even vaguely scary. [Aug 2008, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ice Age 4 isn't all bad. [Sept 2012, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's a sense of satisfaction to slogging through each challenge in normal mode, but with only six levels to beat even this proves to be a hollow victory. [Aug 2007, p.109]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    No frills? No thrills, more like. [June 2007, p.105]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's these impossibly dull missions that let Crash Time 4 down so severely. [June 2012, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We just can't help but feel incredibly bored by it. [May 2008, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tedious. [Feb 2012, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Useless like a paper hammer. [Feb 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An irritating experience. [June 2012, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Combat is an interminable exercise in smashing the square and triangle buttons. [Dec 2009, p.123]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Basic gameplay, a by-the-numbers story, and graphics from a bygone era leave this PSP port stuck between a rock and a really outdated place. [July 2013, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The odd firefight generates some excitement, but this is all too rare considering that you're piloting a 30ft tall walking tank of death. [Issue#51, p.111]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Compared to Call of Duty 4's sensitive and intelligent treatment of the same material, Payback is a joyless, hoo-hahing head butt of a videogame. [Feb 2008, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Everything from the ideas to the backdrops feels rushed. [Feb 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The guns are useless. [May 2008, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK