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 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 A-Men 2
Score distribution:
1,723 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An infuriating test of trajectory skills and patience that will have you swearing, strooping and (perhaps most unbelievably of all) bloody well enjoying it. [Spring 2011, p.113]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A playground of destruction like nothing else you can buy. [Apr 2011, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strung together in gleeful union, it's impressive and exhilarating. [Jan 2011, p.116]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Helping you keep that momentum is a masterful handling model. [June 2011, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sucker Punch has raised its game and then some. [July 2011, p.86]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New mechanics and a cinematic story make this really special. [July 2011, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A delicious amuse-bouche made of fun. [Aug 2011, p.105]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still looks gorgeous. [Aug 2011, p.110]
    • 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]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We may have a two-horse race on our hands once again, but the thoroughbred in the lead shows no signs of slowing down. [Nov 2011, p.93]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This set new standards in creating exhilarating set-pieces and pacing. [Nov 2011, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Is it better than FIFA? Will the Arse win the league? No and no. [Nov 2011, p.110]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only flaw? It's occasionally too brilliant for its own good. [Nov 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is at times a devastating experience – and, at times, it will leave you breathless with awe. There's no denying that a substantial part of the appeal is masochistic. The dedication and patience required to get the best of Dark Souls are steep, but its scope is staggering, and the rewards truly worth it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The big surprise isn't that it serves up another great campaign, but that its take on Modern Warfare's world-conquering multiplayer may be the best yet. With Spec Ops and Survival mode, this is one hell of a package, and sees off the trilogy with a bang: not much has changed, but this is as big and beautiful a game as ever.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a conclusion for Ezio's chapter, Revelations proves an utterly brilliant swansong.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an overall package, the quality and quantity on offer here is irresistible. Slightly smudgy textures and some framerate issues mean these HD upgrades don't match the lofty restoration work seen in the Ico/Shadow Of The Colossus HD combo – yet when it comes to supreme stealthy fun, Snake's collection remains Solid gold.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are esteemed shooters to draw loose comparisons with, but The Darkness II essentially exists in a field of one – no graphic novel has been bought to life in such a deliciously gory manner, with offing goons turned an art form. It's the game your inner darkness has waited years for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There were questions over whether the Undisputed series would be another journeyman fighter, occasionally shoring up weaknesses but never quite improving enough to beat the best. Instead, this addresses virtually every criticism of the last game, then throws in a load more that nobody even thought to ask for. Champion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a means of getting both your head and hands around Vita and its multitude of interfaces, there's nothing better. Forget the pre-loaded Welcome Park – within a few minutes of loading Frobisher Says, you feel at home stabbing, smudging and shaking away at the handheld.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tekken fans will wait for Namco's own Tekken X Street Fighter to really sink their teeth into, but for the SF devout and series agnostic fighting fans, SFKT offers finely tuned and emergent action and a positively regal rumble of the genre's celebrated a-listers.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kat is the perfect, charmingly reluctant heroine, and stylish, interactive cut-scenes reveal her to be endearing and smart-talking. Sharp characters and an utterly bonkers narrative combine with gorgeous visuals to create a wholly unique experience, and this is the thrilling and magical adventure that you and your Vita deserve.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So much has been improved, and with a tightly scripted plot where a gun known as the Destructor makes a perfect weapon for a Lego Joker, cinematic camera shots and a clear love for the series, TT Games has surpassed its previous titles. This is a huge game, with a world fans won't want to leave.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compulsive bite-sized gaming chunk.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Sleeping Dogs doesn't innovate enough to be considered on a par with Rockstar's finest, the fact that it comes so very close [and even improves up those games in a couple of ways] deserves massive credit. This is the game Saints Row has spent a decade desperate to be... It's unquestionably 2012's most brilliantly brutal surprise. [Sept 2012, p.95]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is more interactive adventure than traditional 'game', and a brilliant example of the benefits of narrative-driven gaming experiences. With a cast we're becoming more and more invested in, and scenarios of increasing moral complexity, the end of the world is fast becoming one of our favourite places to be.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a slice of gleefully inventive oddness that's certainly sated our appetite for sackboy on handheld – and it's very nearly perfect.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is a top-class FPS that perfectly captures that 'shooting things is fun' rush into an endless cycle. The game it most reminds me of is Doom: it recreates that lost-in-the-moment, circle-strafing intensity perfectly, so that you never get bored of it...If you're tired of brown military shooters and crying out for something different, then get involved – this is one of the most imaginative and rewarding blasters of the year.