Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,319 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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Lowest review score: 10 Test Yourself: Psychology
Score distribution:
2320 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A dark, cinematic single-player campaign lasting around ten hours coupled with a compelling multiplayer offering make this a worthy addition to the genre, even if it can't quite compete in the very top tier. But for legacy's sake, we hope that this time Max's retirement is permanent.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's short there is some interesting imagery (although visually the polish varies between adequate and woefully poor) and with an open mind it's a fascinating experience you'll mull over for a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A boiling pot of real time strategy, vehicle combat and third person shooting, designed for gruelling tugs of tactical war. If the space setting appeals and you like shooters with a cerebral bite, there's plenty to love. Just don't buy it for the solo campaign alone – the story is thinner than the lunar atmosphere and essentially an elaborate training tool.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's an element of novelty in the first few minutes of play, but it doesn't last long. It isn't even the sketchy gameplay that sinks this Battleship – it's the abhorrently commercial objective apparent in every second of rushed gameplay. There's no artistic vision here, and the original idea at its core hasn't been given the time and love needed to build a coherent or enjoyable game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mechanics of Awesomenauts initially feel overly shallow – to its detriment. Combat mostly consists of repeatedly pressing one or two face buttons, and there's no real diversity in your objectives. But as you become more familiar, the game's tactical options reveal themselves, and honing your approach to capitalise upon your favourite character's skillset is an enjoyable process.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An atmospheric and compulsive experience. It's only taken three versions of the same game for you to notice it exists, and if you can ignore the clunky controls and concentrate on aiming that gun, there's much to enjoy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only hardcore annelid lovers need apply. [May 2012, p.116]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    From awful to appealing. [May 2012, p.116]
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    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The AI appears to have all the intellect of an overcooked marrow, which might very well make a more appealing videogame. [May 2012, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This quirky platforming exercise raises man smiles. [May 2012, p.116]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you liked Shank before, you'll still get on alright with this. [May 2012, p.116]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Up-'til-3am immersive. [May 2012, p.108]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A surefire way to induce nausea. [May 2012, p.107]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Feels like a two-wheeled Dirt imitator without the polish. [May 2012, p.107]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Charming. [May 2012, p.107]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an exercise in Playstation fear, it doesn't come any purer than this. [May 2012, p.104]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A far stronger game than the original in every aspect, and a compelling counterpoint to inFamous 2, Prototype 2 is nothing less than a gore-packed sandbox masterpiece throughout. Like the nefarious Alex Mercer himself, it's absolutely worth hunting down.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you find its t&a-heavy stylings cheap or charming, the unique combat and constantly entertaining animations are almost enough to elevate it into the realms of the genre's giants. At present though, without an on-screen moves list it's too fiddly to put the hours of training into – which is frustrating, because you will want to put those hours in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A survival game that gets way more right than wrong. Resources are genuinely scarce, a real sense of danger permeates the whole thing, and the post-apocalyptic setting has been well crafted. That a game with such a troubled development has turned out so well is impressive, and as a different gaming experience it's well worth a play – even if it does feel like a warm up for The Last Of Us.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The real problem, however, is that these are not the kind of games that should be remade in hi-def. With titles such as Shadow Of The Colossus or Metal Gear Solid 3, it figures: these are unique experiences that no game since has been able to recreate, outdo or even capture the spirit of. Devil May Cry was lauded at the time, but the games simply aren't classics in that same bracket.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are many things to like about Warriors Orochi 3. The over-the-top madness, enormous scale battles, and – bizarrely enough – gibberish storyline all have varying levels of charm. Sadly the overly familiar mechanics and uninspired level design somewhat undermine all of this.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's fun, but only in the same way wanging around plastic trucks was back when you wore Bananaman pyjamas. [Apr 2012, p.118]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Feel dirty. [Apr 2012, p.118]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's basic, ugly and lacks any sense of excitement. [Apr 2012, p.118]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This never quite gets free of its cell of mediocrity. [Apr 2012, p.118]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A maddeningly addictive top-down shooter. [Apr 2012, p.118]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's so ugly that your Vita will likely look embarrassed at having to play it. [Apr 2012, p.115]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A bit inconsistent. [Apr 2012, p.115]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solid, if slightly dreary. [Apr 2012, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The stealth lacks Ezio's style. [Apr 2012, p.115]
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