Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,930 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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Test Yourself: Psychology
Score distribution:
1930 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GRID's jostling pack racing and slithery, varied events are almost entirely pure driving pleasure. And that's what it's all about. [June 2008, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crucially, it's a story you'll want to see through. [June 2015, p.94]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true lesson in smart game design. [June 2015, p.95]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is as close as you'll get to UFC without sharing Shane Carwin's post-fight ice bath, and that's where we draw the line anyway. Buy it. [June 2010, p.99]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That's right, people, a zombie dinosaur. Can I get a "hell yeah"? [July 2010, p.107]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a dark, cerebral and genuinely unique journey on Vita, this is peerless. [Jan 2013, p.108]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply brilliant. [Nov 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unusually complex driving game that demands real dedication and only fully reveals its true power once you've put the mileage in. [Jan 2011, p.108]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most ambitious game on PS4 and an MMO shooter that rises above story problems by letting you create your own epic narrative with friends every second of play. With continued updates, Destiny will only get better. [Oct 2014, p.82]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FFX/X-2 HD is everything you could want in a hi-def remake – a beautiful re-imagining of two games that are now a bit more brilliant than they already were. Even the music’s been tweaked – it’s the same classic soundtrack, only slightly richer. Everything you loved about the gems in the series over a decade ago, modernised with fanatical devotion and helpful – rather than horned in – PS Vita touch controls.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Snake now has a very serious contender. [Christmas 2010]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 is one of the few launch games to have evolved in ways that aren’t solely graphics-based, and every one of its changes brings clear, distinguishable improvement. This is an essential day one purchase and – quite literally – the football game you’ve waited generations for.
    • 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]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out on the park it plays brilliantly, presentation wise it's a massive leap forward for all of EA's sports titles. [May 2010, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Tim Schafer-orchestrated adventure as vivid and bizarre today as the original PC game was 17 years ago, remastered with subtlety for a strong dose of nostalgia. [March 2015, p.87]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A delicious amuse-bouche made of fun. [Aug 2011, p.105]
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    • 90 Critic Score
    If you don't like this Mini, we can probably never be friends. [Jan 2013, p.113]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely has a game balanced comedy so well. [Christmas 2015, p.94]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wild and varied sandbox shooter that dazzles with sublime scenery and delights with a thriving animal ecosystem. Frosty fun guaranteed. [Jan 2015, p.75]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a rare gem of a wrestling game which, at under 20 quid, every grap fan is duty bound to try. [Mar 2008, p.98]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are themes within this that I’m simply not good enough a writer to dissect (and I doubt few will do it justice). It’s incredible, considering the broader perception of video games, what Naughty Dog has managed to achieve in certain areas here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameplay is the best it’s been on PS3, and presentation is improved, too, with Jeff Stelling’s pre-match, half-time and post-match links upping the broadcast feel yet again. Whatever your thoughts on annual sports games, you really mustn’t miss this one unless you want to spend the next nine months feeling like a defeated play-off finalist.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still looks gorgeous. [Aug 2011, p.110]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first twin-stick shooter of the next generation has a good chance of being PS4’s dark-horse killer app at the console’s launch. It’s hard to remember ever having quite this much fun whizzing around blowing up things in space. Resogun showcases how stunning arcade games can look with PS4 tech.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is fixed in all the ways we wanted--it's bigger, tighter, meaner--and the online is trying extraordinary new things. [Dec 2008, p.78]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mini marvel. [Jan 2010, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 08 is every hockey fan's dream, but it's so exciting that anyone up for a speedy, skilful sports game should definitely get involved. [Nov 2007, p.110]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TxK
    The pounding beats and explosions of colour that used to punch you square in the brain fade into the background as time slows and TxK arrests every second of your attention the way few games ever can.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uncompromising in its challenge, this supremely balanced slasher destroys your fingers and delights your soul with its unrivalled sense of triumph through trial.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From a purely technical perspective, there's no question that it merits full marks. But for all of the things it does right, and there are many of them, Killzone 3 doesn't revolutionize or advance its genre in gameplay terms. [Feb 2011, p.91]
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