Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,021 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
2021 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can be devilishly challenging, but never seems insurmountable. [Apr 2013, p.115]
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    • 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]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a juicy campaign, snappy shooting and ambitious (if glitchy) co-op, this is one piece of poultry you can happily devour. [July 2016, p.94]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As levels progress, the collateral damage skyrockets, which sadly, gets a little tiring. [July 2016, p.94]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It sadly lacks the knockout power of the late THQ's Undisputed series. [Aug 2014, p.84]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything that's good about Fight Night Champion is the stuff that's been least fiddled with from Round 4. [Apr 2011, p.100]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yuke's MMA fighter makes the leap from PS3 to handheld with impressively little loss of content. [Issue#51, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's not much depth, but plenty of eye candy, puzzling and cute. [May 2011, p.117]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great platform-puzzler for kids. [Sept 2013, p.87]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Higbrow exploration of revenge and the afterlife it ain't, but if you want to wring the most blood, pound for pint, out of your PS3, then Ash is your lop-eared new god of gore.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s a mega-compulsive core to Dustforce, but a desperate polish of the Vita controls is needed for the platforming to truly shine like it deserves.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thoroughly relaxing. [Spring 2011, p.113]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An accessible and enjoyable racer that really hits its stride in multiplayer. [Spring 2011, p.113]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aesthetically, it's a sweet piece of 2D Americana. [Apr 2011, p.101]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So much was promised, and so little that's new has been delivered. Certain fundamentals are woefully sub-par (the horse riding is absolutely shameful), and it's either laziness or a troubling lack of creativity that's led to such a generic and repetitive selection of story missions. And yet the game is saved somewhat by the wealth of content it includes (and the well-integrated, largely compelling nature of these side-dishes), and the moments that remind you just why this series remains such a big draw.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite feeling the need to shower regularly during much of Twisted Metal, though, this should still be considered a successful return. A super violent serving of chunkily satisfying motor carnage, it offers a unique P53 joyride. Just tone down the Ronald McDonald homicide next time, eh?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple fun from a time when pocking a worm was actually a strategic maneuver. [Issue#51, p.118]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An atmospheric and compulsive experience. It's only taken three versions of the same game for you to notice it exists, and if you can ignore the clunky controls and concentrate on aiming that gun, there's much to enjoy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a patchwork of old and new in which the passion only flickes. [May 2007, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's like Mila Kunis on a bobsleigh - sexy, fast and hard to take your eyes off. [July 2010, p.118]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's actually fun, albeit about as memorable as a rich tea biscuit. [Spring 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The PS4 finally has a strong racing simulation debut to set the new gen pace. [Aug 2014, p.94]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Low on longevity, but Slam Bolt Scrappers is loud, brash and brilliantly blocky. [May 2011, p.118]
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