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 The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
Lowest review score: 10 Kung-Fu Live
Score distribution:
1,795 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deliciously destructive. [Feb 2011, p.114]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's game on between the big two once again. [Dec 2009, p.114]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks, sounds and feels like nothing else out there, and while you might not squeeze quite as much out of it, you're still looking at the first great gaming experience of 2013. Welcome back, old pal.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where it counts, 2K9 is hard to fault. [Dec 2008, p.121]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly solid puzzler. [Feb 2011, p.114]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a starkly powerful grasp of aesthetic and some profound artistic ambition, The Swapper's instinct for puzzle design isn't quite matched by its storytelling. But it's close. [July 2014, p.78]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Danger's return is as thoroughly enjoyable as his debut – a combination of predictable physics, challenging level design and varied tasks make it more than a "play once, discard" downloadable. Perhaps it doesn't quite leave the safety of the original's blueprint enough, or capitalise on the excellent concept of making a stunt-heavy movie, but it remains a chirpy, robust platformer with surprising depth.
    • 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]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An entertaining oddity that never panders, enriching through tasteful adult gags and a truly earned sense of progression. [Oct 2014, p.90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, and instantly satisfying to control, inFamous: Second Son shimmers across the screen in a way that simply wasn’t possible on PS3. The core missions lack sparkle, but this sandbox yarn is heroic in full-flow.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smartly multi-layered plot. [Apr 2008, p.112]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brutally compelling and utterly essential. [Oct 2014, p.91]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A curious hybrid: a stealthy shooter with RPG-like exploration and storytelling. It's not as direct as a sci-fi COD, nor as expansive or open as Fallout. Instead, it's somewhere in the middle. But that's also what makes the series special, and Human Revolution does the Deus Ex name proud, providing an absorbing world to investigate and a satisfying freedom to play by your own rules. [Sept 2011, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plucky. [Oct 2014, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique creative vision that's not to be missed. [July 2014, p.82]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One hell of an invigorating game. [Aug 2010, p.108]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a game in danger of tossing away its decade-long undefeated streak. [July 2014, p.85]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beyond’s a huge technical step forward for interactive drama, but seems less resolute than Heavy Rain not to stray back into familiar game territory. Commit to it like its actors do to the eccentric plot, though, and the rewards are gigantic – Holmes is where the heart is. Another essential purchase for interactive-drama disciples featuring a knockout turn by Page, but one that spreads itself thin telling its story through so many genres.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the steep entry barrier, it's essential for partying types. [July 2014, p.86]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's beautifully designed, it's clever, and it's more addictive than picking scabs. [Sept 2011, p.107]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some minor technical flaws and a few clumsy moments, Metrico is a smart and rewarding experience that uses PS Vita's features brilliantly. [Oct 2014, p.94]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accomplished and addictive. [Aug 2009, p.117]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bad news if you're after something brand new, but great if you're happy with their winning mix of firepower and smart laughs. [Aug 2008, p.102]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cracking game. [Sept 2009, p.108]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With games often lasting five minutes or less, you don’t feel like you’ve lost a lot when you inevitably cark it. While the familiarity you gain with the opening world does get frustrating – you spend a lot of time there – there’s a one-more-go compulsiveness to Spelunky that leaves you chasing more gold than Jr (they called the dog Indiana).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An essential addition to the Elder Scrolls universe. [Feb 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    American football mixes brain and brawn like no other sport, and it's something Madden 09 reflects beautifully. [Oct 2008, p.96]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best thing is that both the game and the Hogwarts setting feel genuinely big. [Aug 2010, p.112]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer stuff is so good that without it, the game simply wouldn't be as enjoyable. World Tour is immensely entertaining, but played solo it eventually becomes a slightly lonely, hollow experience. [Apr 2007, p.98]
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