Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,696 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 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Tetris
Lowest review score: 10 MENA Speed
Score distribution:
1,696 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For once, it's a brilliant update of a genuine classic. [Sept 2008, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The map is smaller than Oblivion's but it's more tightly packed with action and rounded characters. [Christmas 2008, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As ever, what it comes down to is the track list - and Vol 2 is a belter. [July 2008, p.99]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a ton of depth here - line changes and create-a-play customisations are just the start - but the main thing is that it plays fast and fluid [Oct 2008, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like LittleBigPlanet the scope is there to make just about anything, and you can fully expect to see some amazing versions of familiar songs, but you'll need to put the hours in. [Christmas 2008, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PS3's essential RPG. [May 2009, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The seamless integration of its previous content is a massive boon for Rock Band 2 that gives it depth "Guitar Hero" can't offer yet. [Christmas 2008, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creative, compelling experience. [May 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is fixed in all the ways we wanted--it's bigger, tighter, meaner--and the online is trying extraordinary new things. [Dec 2008, p.78]
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat's deep and spectacular, the climbing is slick and intuitive, and the story's got enough depth behind the flashy hero/villain hook to fully merit that all-important second playthrough. There's genuinely nothing else like inFamous on PS3. [June 2009, p.82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a brilliantly presented, fluidly playable game of football overflowing with new features. Over to you, Pro Evo. [Oct 2008, p.82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "FIFA 09" feels like the better representation of actual football, while PES is the more fun, accessible game. And the end result is a score draw. [Nov 2008, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole game is a class act. The fighting is sophisticated but arcade-addictive, the visuals are stylish, and the Lara-like exploration is smartly done. Plus the DC heritage feels all-encompassing like a big blanket. Arkham Asylum is comfortably the best comic book game that PlayStation's ever had, and is up there with the system's best actioners, full stop. [Sept 2009, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever happens you'll believe it's a real world and a fantastic setting for the action. It's not as dense or as varied as, say, Oblivion - you'll go somewhere, kill everyone, every mission - but it's utterly convincing and engrossing. [Dec 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of doing what it says on the box, SingStar Abba simply can't be faulted. [Jan 2009, p.99]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a bright, distinctive and hugely playable game, and is a massive slap in the face for other PSP fighters. [Oct 2009, p.122]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's taken nearly two decades, but SFII finally has a sequel that does it proud. [Mar 2009, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is about as gloriously silly as PS3 gaming gets. [Christmas 2009, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just enjoy the intensity: like all great art it leaves you wanting more; leaves you with the feeling that somehow you've connected with the universe. That's right, I said art. [Mar 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Games are] about delivering a world that you want to invest your time in, full of characters you can have an emotional connection with, and Assassin's Creed II does that almost perfectly. [Dec 2009, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most well-rounded Rock Band on PS3. [Jan 2010, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immersive, addictive, and authentic, it's a sensational return to form for the series. [Oct 2009, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressively huge game. [Apr 2010, p.111]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It actually works quite beautifully. [Feb 2010, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge surprise - a nerdy, technically accurate flight sim that's also loads of fun to play. [Oct 2009, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spectacularly violent stuff. [Nov 2009, p.122]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like so much in life, Peace Walker is great fun with a good partner. [July 2010, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Beatles game you can possibly imagine. [Nov 2009, p.128]
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