Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,683 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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,683 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real letdown is that you're not really under any serious pressure - the threat of imminent death is an illusion. The spectacle is there: huge explosions, last-minute rescues and desperate stand-offs against impossible odds. But the enemy AI lacks aggression. [Sept 2007, p.100]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those with even a passing interest in baseball needed hesitate, though. This is manna from heaven. Import now. [Sept 2007, p.110]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Purists may be put off by the lack of deep side-quests, but for everyone else this is a tongue in cheek adventure that offers something different from the usual RPG fare. [May 2007, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most original idea on the PSP since "Locoroco." [July 2007, p.115]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gurumin isn't quite essential, but it is a warm, fluffy, approachable RPG that fits the PSP format like a cashmere-lined glove. [Aug 2007, p.114]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luckily, the standard of presentation on Stories is as high as it's ever been, from the first rate acting right down to the epoch-defining soundtrack. Try <I>not</I> grinning idiotically as you attempt to time a unique jump in a powder-blue convertible to the chorus of "Easy Lover."[Apr 2007, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a horror geek, you'll have seen worse. But you won't often have seen much better. [Christmas 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smartly multi-layered plot. [Apr 2008, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a genuinely exciting arcade racer with just the right amount of meat on its jiggling ass. [Dec 2007, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a gentle, heartwearming experience that perfectly suits the PSP format. Blissful. [June 2007, p.102]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slow-burner that rewards dedication. [Oct 2007, p.100]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite complicated combat, it's an addictive alternative to "Final Fantasy." [Dec 2007, p.114]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is utterly unique. [May 2007, p.116]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of gameplay, think of Dark Resurrection as "Tekken 5.5" - the basic combo-based fighting is pretty much identical in execution. [May 2007, p.102]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its most fluent, you feel like you're piloting the track itself, not just the craft, such is the sweet feeling when you master the sinuous pinches and folds of courses. [Dec 2007, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's unbelievable fun with four people in the same room, and likely to become one of teh most popular network games. [July 2007, p.104]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the uber-cute looks, Everybody's Tennis isn't a game that wants to hold your hand, and that only adds to its considerable charm. [May 2007, p.119]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must-have. [Oct 2007, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A top-notch sandbox adventure and also one of the finest movie tie-ins in years. [Aug 2007, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the first proper horror experience on PS3 and it's a truly terrifying one. Whether it's a set-piece scare or a random hobo jumping out at you, it genuinely can make you jump out of your seat. [Mar 2008, p.90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's absolutely worth bearing in mind when weighing up a purchase: you're getting two full games here, both dark and complex, and both well worth playing. [Mar 2009, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's one reservation about Endwar it's that, offline and playing against AI opponents, victories will inevitably begin to feel a little hollow. Play against other people online, however, and Endwar's pleasures are only limited by teh callous deviousness of the human mind. [Dec 2008, p.108]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty little explosions and detailed alien foes make this a visual treat, and the frantic action is always absorbing. [July 2007, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's something hugely satisfying about playing Civilization: Revolution. It feels clever, but it's actually about as educational as reading the ingredients off a box of Cheerios and pretending you've got a PhD in chemistry. [July 2008, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best superhero experiences yet - maybe not quite the equal of inFamous, but a genuine alternative for the inner maniac in you. [July 2009, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Newcomers will be happy to find a strategic RPG that doesn't take itself too seriously. [Jan 2008, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sense of progression draws you on constantly. [Dec 2009, p.120]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's far from groundbreaking, but it is a simple golf sim with impressive longevitiy, and that makes it the best golfer around. [Nov 2007, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Games don't get much more friendly than this. [JPN Import; Nov 2007, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is NBA Live as it definitely should be - deep, engrossing, polished fun. [Dec 2007, p.114]
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