Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,795 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 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 10 A-Men 2
Score distribution:
1,795 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As ever, the platforming pair shine especially brightly durding combat. [May 2008, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With every element of Xcom's complex yet utterly accessible systems – from meaningful combat tactics, to budget balancing, to life-or-death diplomatic decisions – feeding directly into every other aspect of the game, this is as compelling a world as any in recent memory.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sensational storytelling. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You've never played anything like Mirror's Edge. It's a genuine original. When it's good - like when you're soaring between two rooftop cranes, pigeons scattering and traffic thrumming below, or dashing between roaming sniper laser sights, breaking into an enormous needle-shaped skyscraper - it's a total rush. And even when it's not quite so good, when you can't work out how to get through a particularly tricky section, the compulsion to keep trying remains strong. [Dec 2008, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Creator Matt Thorson has achieved a ludicrous standard of gameplay in Towerfall Ascension, one that seduces you instantly and jettisons all thoughts of million-poly character models and full-performance capture from your gaming consciousness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The big surprise isn't that it serves up another great campaign, but that its take on Modern Warfare's world-conquering multiplayer may be the best yet. With Spec Ops and Survival mode, this is one hell of a package, and sees off the trilogy with a bang: not much has changed, but this is as big and beautiful a game as ever.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a great example of how sports games should be done - both as a simulation that teases ever greater skill from all comers, and as a service to fans. [June 2009, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant must-buy. [Jan 2010, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For once, it's a brilliant update of a genuine classic. [Sept 2008, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stacking is utterly individual and cat-in-clown-shoes crackers. [Spring 2011, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game I love like a brother. [Apr 2014, p.87]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Learning is half the fun and even the smallest victory makes you feel like you’re winning with a capital FU.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Places the emphasis back on racing over contrived storylines - and leaves its peers eating its dust in the process. [Aug 2014, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's equally confusing and brilliant. [Feb 2010, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compelling and respectful in a way few games can match. [Aug 2014, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A polished labour of love, Velocity 2X is addictive in both its top-down and platforming sections and visually astonishing to boot. A truly triumphant must-have title. [Oct 2014, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually it's so far ahead of anything else out there it shatters your expectations...This is a PS3 showing what it's truly capable of and delivering a landmark piece of explosive entertainment you can't afford to miss. [Feb 2009, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An online environment boasting razor-sharp hooks even in its infancy. [Dec 2014, p.77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So much has been improved, and with a tightly scripted plot where a gun known as the Destructor makes a perfect weapon for a Lego Joker, cinematic camera shots and a clear love for the series, TT Games has surpassed its previous titles. This is a huge game, with a world fans won't want to leave.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An infuriating test of trajectory skills and patience that will have you swearing, strooping and (perhaps most unbelievably of all) bloody well enjoying it. [Spring 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Closing your eyes and softly whispering Space Oddity: brilliant. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is punishingly, mercilessly, remorselessly ferocious. You will never, ever finish it. Until you learn to block. [July 2007, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an overall package, the quality and quantity on offer here is irresistible. Slightly smudgy textures and some framerate issues mean these HD upgrades don't match the lofty restoration work seen in the Ico/Shadow Of The Colossus HD combo – yet when it comes to supreme stealthy fun, Snake's collection remains Solid gold.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A playground of destruction like nothing else you can buy. [Apr 2011, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Helping you keep that momentum is a masterful handling model. [June 2011, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Huge, diverse and thronging with life. [June 2014, p.81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a slice of gleefully inventive oddness that's certainly sated our appetite for sackboy on handheld – and it's very nearly perfect.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creative, compelling experience. [May 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the songs, utterly charming design and frenzied drumming don't win you over, if the strategy leaves you cold and the battles don't crack a smile, you might want to check that your heart is still beating out <I>its</I> rhythm. [Mar 2008, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who loved the last game, it's a brilliant treat; a chance for one last blast while we wait for a full-blown sequel. For newcomers it's an inexpensive way to discover what they've been missing out on. [Oct 2008, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK