Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,211 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: 66
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 10 Kung-Fu Live
Score distribution:
2211 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is inches away from scoring 10/10, and it's only the familiarity of the core gameplay that makes it feel less than the very, very best. But it's definitely the biggest, and if this is the finale, then God of War III gives Playstation's toughest hero the send-off he deserves. [Mar 2010, p.97]
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immersive, addictive, and authentic, it's a sensational return to form for the series. [Oct 2009, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gripping even to those with no interest in the world of hoops and dunks. [Christmas 2014, p.89]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players look like real men rather than EA-style waxwork models. [June 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Three of the best games on PS3 remastered so they look like they came out last week, and all on one disc to boot? It's a no-brainer for fans and newcomers alike. [Dec 2015, p.72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most challenging FIFA to master in years, if not ever - but that's exactly why you'll be playing it for ten months rather than ten matches. [Dec 2015, p.76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sloppy storytelling sees it fall short of perfection, but this is a smart evolution over Dishonored, with memorable levels - and memorable ways to tear them apart. [Jan 2017, p.121]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short: it's a bit good. [Christmas 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bigger and more beautiful than its handheld form, with only a few concessions made along the way to make it fit. [Nov 2015, p.93]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At last! The long-awaited PlayStation release proves that great game design never dies, and now it's even better with Cross-Buy. Fresh hell, hot from the infernal BBQ. [Dec 2015, p.79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Works as both an arcade kickabout and a tactically broad sim. PS4's best footy game yet. [Nov 2015, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a bright, distinctive and hugely playable game, and is a massive slap in the face for other PSP fighters. [Oct 2009, p.122]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band might wait on the horizon like a dark army, but for now, Guitar Hero still rules. [Christmas 2007, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s such a rare treat to find yourself blown away by a game you had no expectations of. I don’t want to ruin that feeling for you, so forget everything you just read after hitting the ‘buy’ button on the store, so you can enjoy the through-the-looking-glass wonderment of SITTM afresh. I can think of only one reason you wouldn’t go and play this, and it’s that you hate fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is about as gloriously silly as PS3 gaming gets. [Christmas 2009, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Beatles game you can possibly imagine. [Nov 2009, p.128]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spectacularly violent stuff. [Nov 2009, p.122]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a perfect update, with glittering HD and savage speeds. [Nov 2008, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a ton of depth here - line changes and create-a-play customisations are just the start - but the main thing is that it plays fast and fluid [Oct 2008, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Charming, engaging and affecting, this is a unique experience that any indie fan should take in. Finally, a positive use for the term 'bro-op.' [July 2013, p.98]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just enjoy the intensity: like all great art it leaves you wanting more; leaves you with the feeling that somehow you've connected with the universe. That's right, I said art. [Mar 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The campaign isn't quite as thrilling as the 2013 reboot, but mechanically this is leaps ahead of Lara's last and the extra modes are sublime. At this rate, the next one could equal Uncharted. [Dec 2016, p.70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no other game on PS3 that you're guaranteed to still be playing this obsessively this time next year. [Nov 2007, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a couple of pounds more than the cost of a burrito, it’s a tasty morsel of personality – but prepare yourself for a technically demanding challenge.

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