Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,808 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 MLB 09: The Show
Lowest review score: 10 MENA Speed
Score distribution:
1,808 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Play it looking for depth and you'll come away feeling cheated; play it for points and you'll relish memorising the location of every last high-scoring kill zone, passing the pad between clammy-handed mates as you become unstoppable kill-crazed machines. But in a good way. [Feb 2008, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's enjoyable but too casual to really shine. [Apr 2010, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a bit of sensory overload, but definitely worth a look if you fancy yourself an arcade purist. [Issue#51, p.103]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can't imagine that many people will want to read their games these days. [Dec 2011, p.103]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While nobody could accuse this £11.99 PSN offering of being smart or original, like a fancy-dress night out in an animal onesie it still provides plenty of act-first-think-later thrills.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While in one sense this has perfectly recaptured the past, in another - the fighting - it's also resolutely stuck in it. [June 2010, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's addictive stuff. [Dec 2011, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The striking visuals and varied soundtrack can't change the fact that every level is essentially the same. [Mar 2007, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quirky. [Dec 2011, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This tries to be the History Channel when it might have been better off as the Memphis Belle, and despite some impressive physics and detail, it's that dull staging that cooks this bird.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It'll be interesting to see how it develops and grows. [Spring 2011, p.103]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A supremely addictive time-waster. [Sept 2009, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Back out on the streets and nothing much has changed. Eyes forward, pedal down. [May 2007, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're home alone avoid this entirely, but if you're all about riotous social gaming, get involved with Buzz! now. [May 2007, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A vicious challenge that might suck your sanity dry. [Dec 2011, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The series to beat for nostalgic platforming. [May 2011, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Satisfying in parts in a way that only kicking a supernatural wolf can be, but it doesn't quite recreate the satisfying ebb and flow of other beat-'em-ups. [Spring 2011, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In enhancing net features, it's forgotten those who want to swing solo. [Oct 2008, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In gameplay terms this is a distinct step down from Far Cry 3 itself – DLC should enhance the core game, not make you pine for it – while from an experiential perspective, the trouble with setting out to make something disposable is that, even when you’ve done your job well, you’re left with exactly that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story's as thin as air but the XP grind is super-addictive. [Apr 2008, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What extras there are improve, rather than ruin, the experience. [Christmas 2007, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anniversary features disappoint. [Nov 2013, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sadly the online mode is sluggish, and playing against friends is more laborious than it should be. Still, Bend evidently has a passion for the series, and – packed with trivia, and a novel new way to interact with the Uncharted universe – this is no lacklustre spin-off. It can't match your love for Elena, but is a unique combination that deserves its place on your Vita. Especially at just £3.19.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With plans for naval and ground vehicle combat, War Thunder has the potential to become one of PS4’s darkest horses. It’s punishing, sure – but guiding a precious bird to victory causes your chest to swell with imaginary medals every time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is more enjoyable than it really ought to be, and a great way to convert Move doubters. [Issue#51, p.111]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So much of the success of the core series came from the sense of attachment to the characters that developed over time, and that was never going to be possible here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There isn't really a climax. It just finishes, coitus interruptus-style. [May 2011, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Scrooge’s pogo-stick jump is a tad unresponsive, this is a handsome, crisp platformer that occasionally makes me happier than a duck doing backstroke in a giant bin full of bullion. Well, in-between doing all the swears.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is brilliant, challenging and rewarding as you pull impossible stunts out of thin air; but it's hard to get excited about another game in the series with fundamentally the same gameplay so soon. [Christmas 2007, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’ve played the previous games you’ll be able to spot the scares a mile away... and you’ll likely pine for the panic and purity of the original in the face of so many changes. But taken in isolation, Dead Space 3 is still an enjoyable and worthwhile experience: well-produced, polished and with enough narrative ups and downs (emphasis is very much on the downs) and set-pieces to sustain its ten-hour duration.