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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
1,795 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sort of thing you dreamed about while you ate your tea and watched Star Trek. [Feb 2011, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unless you’re anti-games lawyer Jack Thompson, you’ll enjoy Hotline Miami for what it is: an impossibly stylish indie tour de force about playing with your food. With its incredible soundtrack in your ears, neon flashes in your peripheral vision and endlessly, shamefully gratifying combat in your hands, you’ll learn to stop worrying and love the wrong.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compulsive bite-sized gaming chunk.
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever happens you'll believe it's a real world and a fantastic setting for the action. It's not as dense or as varied as, say, Oblivion - you'll go somewhere, kill everyone, every mission - but it's utterly convincing and engrossing. [Dec 2008, p.98]
    • 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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unique, dripping in detail, and well worth rediscovering. [Oct 2014, p.83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic package - a dark, witty tale of death and retribution that can be whatever you want it to. It captures the ebb and flow of tension that stealth games forgot about years ago, but presents it in a way that feels utterly contemporary. [Dec 2012, p.88]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of Reaper of Souls content makes this an essential upgrade for veterans, while the power of PS4 ensures it's smoother than a dolphin's back. [Oct 2014, p.87]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An experience that's less like playing a game and more like setting up residence in the best Pixar movie you can imagine. [Dec 2009, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole game is a class act. The fighting is sophisticated but arcade-addictive, the visuals are stylish, and the Lara-like exploration is smartly done. Plus the DC heritage feels all-encompassing like a big blanket. Arkham Asylum is comfortably the best comic book game that PlayStation's ever had, and is up there with the system's best actioners, full stop. [Sept 2009, p.95]
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thus far the standout episode this season. [Oct 2014, p.93]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the first bounce, it feels like a genuinely new generation of sports game has arrived. All the depth, drama and longevity you take for granted by now, and even some new ideas to match its next-gen looks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of doing what it says on the box, SingStar Abba simply can't be faulted. [Jan 2009, p.99]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It stands out as the most complete version of one of the greatest fighting games of all time. [July 2014, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressively huge game. [Apr 2010, p.111]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A vintage slice of survival horror. [Apr 2010, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you own Sony's handheld but haven't bought this yet, then quite simply you're doing Vita wrong.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The seamless integration of its previous content is a massive boon for Rock Band 2 that gives it depth "Guitar Hero" can't offer yet. [Christmas 2008, p.112]
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3's real triumph is blending so many elements into a cohesive whole without any feeling extraneous or tacked-on. Every element works and has its place, and contributes to a narrative that may not be class-leading but certainly exceeds expectations. It also possesses the perfect balance between steadily empowering you, yet never allowing you to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of what's on offer – something even a game as great as Arkham City couldn't manage.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It actually works quite beautifully. [Feb 2010, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both beautiful and chaotic - a bit like Cheryl Cole's bed hair. [Sept 2011, p.116]
    • 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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games on PSP. [JPN Import; Apr 2010, p.110]
    • 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
    I'm saying this deserves to be picked up by so many more people than the niche of role-players and Studio Ghibli fans it immediately appeals to. I'm saying it's so finely crafted it could warm the heart of an Army Of Two player and soothe the perpetual anger of a FIFA-phile… if they'd only let it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is - at pretty much all times - entertaining, stylish and hugely enjoyable. There are tightly scripted blasts of action one minute, more open, pensive situations the next...There are individual parts of Metro: Last Light that are easily the equal of Bioshock Infinite, and sections that are better than COD. [June 2013, p.95]