Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,292 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
2293 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pleasant PSN surprise. [Dec 2011, p.91]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Saints Row: The Third is made for though, and where it really excels, is just messing around to your heart's content. Okay, perhaps not your heart – maybe the heart of some homicidal lunatic with a fetish for molluscs. Because from the Octopus Launcher to the Manapault (a car that lets you hoover up and then fire out pedestrians) to the Apoca-fists (which turn anyone you punch into instant man-paste) no game has ever given you such an eclectic toolbox to toy with.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After a strong opening level, the campaign veers off through street shoot-outs and crystal-meth labs – there's only one other actual 'heist' after this. Hostages can be bound up and traded for a respawn, but can't be used for cover.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who don't bother with the solo campaign won't miss much. Indeed, the online experience in its different incarnations is so addictive and gratifying that it's almost enough to let the balance and technical issues slip. But only almost.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Generations always draws you back with its level design and compulsive simplicity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some trademark Insomniac humour in the mix, it feels like the reins have been put on a undoubtedly talented studio in order to make this kind of game.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no question that this journey of music and life is one well worth taking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's not much to gripe about. Sure, some missions have a tendency to drag after you've just downed what seems like your 152nd jet. The generic plot also carries all the emotional clout of tumble dryer instructions. But these unfortunate quibbles never truly sour the flight.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those hoping for an entirely overhauled Sims experience will be disappointed, but it's doubtful anyone will harbour such expectations. Mysteries add some nice structure to the otherwise open-ended gameplay, but this is basically – as the name suggests – The Sims with added animals. Which, for plumbbob devotees, should be enough.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This can't contest Undisputed as an MMA game, nor the best fighters on beat-'em-up terms. Yet there's a place for it, simply 'cause no one has bridged the gap between these genres. So, who wants to step outside?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This instalment of Burnout strikes just the right balance between addictive and repetitive, especially as it features big bro's groundbreaking Autolog system for competing against your buddies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the shortfalls, this is an excellent FPS, raising the art of virtual shooting to a new level with the sort of OTT gunplay that makes other games look watery weak by comparison. That, combined with the exceptional art style, makes this an experience worth having – and id a more relevant and contemporary developer than it's been in years.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For the second time in succession, Naughty Dog has created a game that can claim to not only be the best on PS3, but also one of the best in gaming history...A visual, technical and narrative tour de force that takes the sky-high expectations of an entire community and blows them out the back of a jumbo jet, replacing them with more show-stopping moments than you could hope to find in a dozen other games combined. [Dec 2011]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beautifully polished and endlessly exciting, Rocksteady's latest take on Batman is finally the hero that PS3 truly deserves. [Dec 2011]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's much more exciting elevator action you could be having. [Nov 2011, p.117]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both games include 3D for the first time in the franchise. [Nov 2011, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The obtuse solutions in later puzzles require a horrible amount of trial-and-error, mind. [Nov 2011, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yawn. [Nov 2011, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Witty puzzler. [Nov 2011, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's more addictive than shelling pistachios. [Nov 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent enough racer. [Nov 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's nothing really wrong with this game. [Nov 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    God, it's so confusing. [Nov 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sorry, Sam old buddy, but its time we dropped you off at the great retirement castle in the sky. [Nov 2011, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Is it better than FIFA? Will the Arse win the league? No and no. [Nov 2011, p.110]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game constantly makes you look a titanic fool, but matching the rhythm of the Move's rumble to your gestures for extra speed is oddly satisfying. [Nov 2011, p.109]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You also now get the Winter Classic. [Nov 2011, p.109]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK

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