Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,723 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 MLB 09: The Show
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
1,723 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly put together game, ambitious but not over-extended, lovingly crafted and devilishly designed. [June 2007, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All talk of complexity aside, VF is still brilliant. The new characters are excellent, the fighting's just different enough to force long-time players to tweak their styles and the new moves are a definite improvement. [Apr 2007, p.80]
    • 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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ten hours in you might have doubts, but stay with it and you'll be smitten right through to the frankly unbelievable end. [Apr 2010, p.104]
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's idiosyncratic, heart-warming funky and one of the most refreshing RPGs to appear on PS2. [Mar 2008, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is punishingly, mercilessly, remorselessly ferocious. You will never, ever finish it. Until you learn to block. [July 2007, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative, imaginative and extraordinarily playable. [Jan 2008, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute rock monster. [Jan 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sensational storytelling. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From one angle, you've seen much of it before, but it's never looked so searingly brilliant, or felt so surging. [Mar 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The brilliant core gameplay remains deep like the Mariana Trench. Go get. [Jan 2009, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scarily deep. It demands you play it: there's so much to find it's incredible. [Jan 2008, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Odds on, you'll finish the ride exhilarated. [Dec 2007, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hit your stride and the confluence of hard-won experience, favourite ride and the unmistakable kick of nitrous will see you threading through rush-hour traffic at speeds bystanders will scarcely believe possible. [Dec 2008, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exhilarating, accomplished and relentlessly enjoyable. [Christmas 2007, p.110]
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It builds into a complex battle of patience and wills. [Sept 2008, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually it's so far ahead of anything else out there it shatters your expectations...This is a PS3 showing what it's truly capable of and delivering a landmark piece of explosive entertainment you can't afford to miss. [Feb 2009, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You've never played anything like Mirror's Edge. It's a genuine original. When it's good - like when you're soaring between two rooftop cranes, pigeons scattering and traffic thrumming below, or dashing between roaming sniper laser sights, breaking into an enormous needle-shaped skyscraper - it's a total rush. And even when it's not quite so good, when you can't work out how to get through a particularly tricky section, the compulsion to keep trying remains strong. [Dec 2008, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band might wait on the horizon like a dark army, but for now, Guitar Hero still rules. [Christmas 2007, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 08 is every hockey fan's dream, but it's so exciting that anyone up for a speedy, skilful sports game should definitely get involved. [Nov 2007, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a perfect update, with glittering HD and savage speeds. [Nov 2008, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no other game on PS3 that you're guaranteed to still be playing this obsessively this time next year. [Nov 2007, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a rare gem of a wrestling game which, at under 20 quid, every grap fan is duty bound to try. [Mar 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players look like real men rather than EA-style waxwork models. [June 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the songs, utterly charming design and frenzied drumming don't win you over, if the strategy leaves you cold and the battles don't crack a smile, you might want to check that your heart is still beating out <I>its</I> rhythm. [Mar 2008, p.114]
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GRID's jostling pack racing and slithery, varied events are almost entirely pure driving pleasure. And that's what it's all about. [June 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As ever, the platforming pair shine especially brightly durding combat. [May 2008, p.115]
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