Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,148 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
2148 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A magnificent, deeply personal tale of a boy and his monster. Smart, subversive and emotionally enriching, this is one of the most evocative games to grace PlayStation in the last decade. Clearly, you can't rush genius. [Jan 2016, p.102]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA IV is richer, deeper and more involving than its predecessors. By the time the story threads start to tie up, the mission trees shake out, you're totally invested in the characters and their world. I'm actually jealous of everyone about to experience it for the first time. The greatest testament to GTA IV's brilliance is that I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since putting the pad down. [May 2008, p.88]
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    • 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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Naughty Dog's victory lap is a celebration of its past, present and future, with clever pacing and thrilling set-pieces surpassing expectations in its most exhilarating Uncharted to date. No PS4 should be without this. [June 2016, p.74]
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    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hoops: they did it again. [Dec 2016, p.73]
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    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An assured, confident outing with barrels of both quantity and quality. Physical play is more rewarding than last year; attacking play's more excitingly incisive, and The Journey's a great experiment. [Dec 2016, p.74]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remarkable update of a classic videogame, Rez Infinite is a perfect fit for PS VR. The astonishing new Area X is worth the cost of entry alone. Utterly essential. [Dec 2016, p.86]
    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hearts of Stone may not make any significant improvements to The Witcher 3's core gameplay, but it succeeds largely on the quality of its engrossing narrative.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Own PS VR? Then Thumper needs to be part of your gaming collection. Don't own a PS VR? Thumper still needs to be part of your gaming collection. It's that simple. [Dec 2016, p.88]
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Taken King is a bold, brilliant expansion that brings out Destiny's true potential. It's pricier than I'd have liked, but still a massive new adventure whether you're a newbie or a veteran Guardian. [Dec 2015, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With no player limit, only one headset required and endless replay value, this is the perfect VR party game. [Dec 2016, p.92]
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