Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,626 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 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 10 MENA Speed
Score distribution:
1,626 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strictly in terms of gameplay, this is probably a 7/10 - fun and polished if a little repetitive - but there's absolutely an extra level of enjoyment and quality here thanks to the smart and sensitive use of much-loved material. [July 2009, p.86]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If, like us, you found the first game a bit sticky and imprecise to play, you can rest easier with this sequel - this is a crisper experience. [Apr 2008, p.110]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Capcom in fine and original fettle, with a gut-punch of a shooter that's guaranteed to thaw out your wintry fingers. [Mar 2008, p.104]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unique, rewarding, and brilliantly conceived both on and off the pitch. [Christmas 2008, p.119]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You won't find a better way to work through those anger issues. [July 2009, p.94]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Things look very good for "FIFA 09." [May 2008, p.106]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a huge return to form. [Dec 2008, p.114]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a lively way to breathe new life into RPG battles, which are often ugly and hard to follow. [Dec 2008, p.112]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An oddity that provides richness and balance to the softwre library. [June 2008, p.96]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it's good, it's absolutely bloody brilliant. But the deeper you delve, the tougher it is to ignore its few flaws. [Aug 2009, p.106]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cracking game. [Sept 2009, p.108]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's also a vast amount of replay value in the secrets. [July 2008, p.98]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delightful but requiring a deft touch to master, this really is golf for everybody. [Aug 2008, p.104]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the cute elephants - this is puzzling at its most brutal. [Sept 2008, p.98]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slower pace might frustrate those used to COD4's adrenaline-soaked battles or Warhawk's arcadey clashes, but it's still a thrill. As a Metal Gear game it works beautifully, capturing the series' essence perfectly. [July 2008, p.108]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's genuinely unsettling. [Aug 2008, p.94]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Buzz's transition to next-gen is further proof that Sony continues to "get" social gaming brilliantly. [July 2008, p.107]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everywhere that 2K9 is good, "NHL 09" is excellent. [Nov 2008, p.111]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where it counts, 2K9 is hard to fault. [Dec 2008, p.121]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compared to Modern Warfare, World at War is loud and crass. [Christmas 2008, p.100]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a serious, focused and for the most part excellent sime that's more dynamic than "Gran Tursimo Prologue." [Aug 2008, p.96]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Running around robbing ancient artefacts, desecrating temples and cracking intense puzzles is just as satisfying as ever, and feels like vintage Tomb Raider through and through. [Dec 2008, p.92]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best PSP game since Chains of Olympus. [Apr 2009, p.92]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not fussy like GT or exhaustively varied like Grid, just simple, metal-crunching competition that delivers tons of reckless fun. [Dec 2008, p.96]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the best footy game on PSP, but isn't a big step up from last time out - and therefore stops short of a 9/10. [Christmas 2008, p.96]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A no-frills fan favourite. [Christmas 2008, p.96]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yakuza is really where Sega took much-mourned Dreamcast classic "Shenmue." [Nov 2008, p.108]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A better game than the original, but also a less even one. [Feb 2009, p.94]