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 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 Kung-Fu Live
Score distribution:
1,723 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Creator Matt Thorson has achieved a ludicrous standard of gameplay in Towerfall Ascension, one that seduces you instantly and jettisons all thoughts of million-poly character models and full-performance capture from your gaming consciousness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Huge, diverse and thronging with life. [June 2014, p.81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Few puzzles offer the complexity and design smarts that are on show here. [June 2014, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Places the emphasis back on racing over contrived storylines - and leaves its peers eating its dust in the process. [Aug 2014, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compelling and respectful in a way few games can match. [Aug 2014, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A polished labour of love, Velocity 2X is addictive in both its top-down and platforming sections and visually astonishing to boot. A truly triumphant must-have title. [Oct 2014, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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
    Well worth the upgrade. [Nov 2014, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply brilliant. [Nov 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An online environment boasting razor-sharp hooks even in its infancy. [Dec 2014, p.77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great solo experience; an extraordinary multiplayer one. [Dec 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Effortlessly one of the finest driving titles on PSP. [Nov 2009, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A user-friendly blend of big-fisted action and strategic thinking. [Aug 2007, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's more of the same - and at almost double the length of the first game, that's quite a lot more of the same - but it's the same widescreen awesomeness that you loved the first time around. [May 2007, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer stuff is so good that without it, the game simply wouldn't be as enjoyable. World Tour is immensely entertaining, but played solo it eventually becomes a slightly lonely, hollow experience. [Apr 2007, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, Assassin's Creed is still enjoyable simply because of the breathtaking playground you're let loose in. In terms of sheer visual spectacle, the size and beauty of the world alone sets a new benchmark, showing what developers can really achieve with next generation visuals. [Christmas 2007, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever mix of real-time and turn-based battling keps combat fresh and there's real tactical depth. [Nov 2007, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most individual and visually striking games available on PSP. [July 2007, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not quite a classic, then, but Call of Duty 3 can justifiably call itself the best shooter on PS3. Over to you, then "Killzone." [Apr 2007, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a couple of years in the wilderness for the series, this more thoughtful Hawk's is a welcome reboot. [May 2007, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stranglehold has a cool-as-anything hero, a strong story, a great pick-up-and-play vibe and - later on - a genuinely taxing tactical side. It is, in short,one of the most exciting games of any genre on PS3. [Oct 2007, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However exhausted (or not) you are with SOCOM, this still packs in excellent atmosphere, tense engagements and a great sense of achievement against the odds. [Mar 2007]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Original, compelling, and a technological marvel, it's just as essential for Metal Gear fans as "MGS3" is on PS2. [May 2007, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its small-screen setting, Origins even manages a few genuine scares, mostlly thanks to the first-rate sound: this should only be played through headphones. [Christmas 2007, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story is charming and enjoyable. [June 2008, p.105]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer 7 is more of a highly proficient stop-gap, a lightning-quick and not-at-all dirty Playstation 3 update in lieu of the true reworking we'd really like to see this far down the line. Nice, then. Solid even. But not truly next-gen. [Apr 2007, p.112]
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