Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,752 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 Journey
Lowest review score: 10 A-Men 2
Score distribution:
1,752 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A big, fully-fledged comeback from a classic PlayStation series. [Dec 2009, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily one of the greatest racers on PS3 to date, both in terms of addictiveness and broad, crowd-pleasing appeal. [Oct 2007, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlimited? Not quite. Expansive But Ultimately Shallow would be better, but that probably wouldn't fit on the box. [Mar 2007]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Such a simple yet intensely satisfying and addictive experience. [Apr 2007, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most authentic sports game available on PS3 at present. [May 2007, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some scenarios really capture the perverse freedoms of navigating an abandoned city. [July 2007, p.106]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's like a "Max Payne" knockoff designed by Robert Rodriguez in the middle of an all-night peyote-bender...It's a stupid, loud, relentless mix of guns and chuckles. [Mar 2007, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's ballsy, hugely moreish, and so consistently exciting that not even the inevitably repetitive nature of the gameplay can bring this jet down. [June 2007, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PSP version benefits from a more reliable targeting system than the superb PS2 version. [Aug 2007, p.106]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real letdown is that you're not really under any serious pressure - the threat of imminent death is an illusion. The spectacle is there: huge explosions, last-minute rescues and desperate stand-offs against impossible odds. But the enemy AI lacks aggression. [Sept 2007, p.100]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those with even a passing interest in baseball needed hesitate, though. This is manna from heaven. Import now. [Sept 2007, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Purists may be put off by the lack of deep side-quests, but for everyone else this is a tongue in cheek adventure that offers something different from the usual RPG fare. [May 2007, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most original idea on the PSP since "Locoroco." [July 2007, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gurumin isn't quite essential, but it is a warm, fluffy, approachable RPG that fits the PSP format like a cashmere-lined glove. [Aug 2007, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luckily, the standard of presentation on Stories is as high as it's ever been, from the first rate acting right down to the epoch-defining soundtrack. Try <I>not</I> grinning idiotically as you attempt to time a unique jump in a powder-blue convertible to the chorus of "Easy Lover."[Apr 2007, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a horror geek, you'll have seen worse. But you won't often have seen much better. [Christmas 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smartly multi-layered plot. [Apr 2008, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a genuinely exciting arcade racer with just the right amount of meat on its jiggling ass. [Dec 2007, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a gentle, heartwearming experience that perfectly suits the PSP format. Blissful. [June 2007, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slow-burner that rewards dedication. [Oct 2007, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite complicated combat, it's an addictive alternative to "Final Fantasy." [Dec 2007, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is utterly unique. [May 2007, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of gameplay, think of Dark Resurrection as "Tekken 5.5" - the basic combo-based fighting is pretty much identical in execution. [May 2007, p.102]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its most fluent, you feel like you're piloting the track itself, not just the craft, such is the sweet feeling when you master the sinuous pinches and folds of courses. [Dec 2007, p.110]
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