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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
1,795 game reviews
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Makes the sport feel like it should: sometimes laconic, often dangerous and always, really, really hard. Which, of course, is what makes it such fun. [Nov 2007, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Few puzzles offer the complexity and design smarts that are on show here. [June 2014, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unless you're the sort of misanthrope who never invites people over to your place, new Singstar is essential to the PS3 experience. [Oct 2007, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a year of shining PSN goodness, Guardian of Light draws its guns against DeathSpank, Shank and Scott Pilgrim and shoots them like endagered animals. [Issue#51, 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great solo experience; an extraordinary multiplayer one. [Dec 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animations and interaction of on-screen elements ooze character, and add a good dash of humour. [Jan 2010, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a means of getting both your head and hands around Vita and its multitude of interfaces, there's nothing better. Forget the pre-loaded Welcome Park – within a few minutes of loading Frobisher Says, you feel at home stabbing, smudging and shaking away at the handheld.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well worth the upgrade. [Nov 2014, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rag-doll requiem of destruction, so gratuitous that it defies moral probity. Like all the best shock and awe titles, the vice is polished so sweetly you'll barely notice you've gone to hell. [Apr 2008, p.105]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It builds into a complex battle of patience and wills. [Sept 2008, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The constant pressure of combat, fuelled by rapid five-second respawns, keeps the action ripping along at a formidable pace. [Oct 2007, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put gaming conventions aside, go in with no expectations other than this is something new and massively good-looking, and you'll be rewarded with a unique experience that lurches between genius and madness, manages to be genuinely emotional, and that you'll be bursting to talk about with your friends. [Feb 2010]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A glorious AK-47 blast form the past. [Christmas 2011, p.105]
    • 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
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Believable dialogue from rounded characters who behave as you'd expect real people to. [Feb 2013, p.106]
    • 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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Level design is so good – so intricate, yet always presenting the right level of challenge – that you take for granted how effortlessly it pulls off each chapter’s musical finale. Racing through a crumbling castle in sync with a gibberish version of Ram Jam’s Black Betty has no right to be this thrilling.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never sampled the delights of the Shepard saga before, this is as essential as PS3 purchases come. [Feb 2013, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It offers unparalleled player agency when dealing with From's wonderful third-person combat. [May 2015, p.79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It actually works on the handheld in a way no other 2D fighting game has before. [June 2010, p.117]
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom revives one of its most hallowed franchises and conjures up one of the most rewarding side-scrolling slash-‘em-ups in recent memory. Loud, proud, and always a blast.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essential. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are esteemed shooters to draw loose comparisons with, but The Darkness II essentially exists in a field of one – no graphic novel has been bought to life in such a deliciously gory manner, with offing goons turned an art form. It's the game your inner darkness has waited years for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Never played Dark Souls II? This is essential, even with Bloodborne out. [May 2015, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game that changed games arrives on PlayStation in fine form with an improved crafting system, tarnished only slightly by a cramped map size. Until the full-fat PS4 Edition arrives, this’ll do nicely.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And to think it was given away free on PS Plus. [May 2015, p.93]
    • 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]
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