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 7.6 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:
1,723 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delightful but requiring a deft touch to master, this really is golf for everybody. [Aug 2008, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the cute elephants - this is puzzling at its most brutal. [Sept 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slower pace might frustrate those used to COD4's adrenaline-soaked battles or Warhawk's arcadey clashes, but it's still a thrill. As a Metal Gear game it works beautifully, capturing the series' essence perfectly. [July 2008, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's genuinely unsettling. [Aug 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Buzz's transition to next-gen is further proof that Sony continues to "get" social gaming brilliantly. [July 2008, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everywhere that 2K9 is good, "NHL 09" is excellent. [Nov 2008, p.111]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where it counts, 2K9 is hard to fault. [Dec 2008, p.121]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compared to Modern Warfare, World at War is loud and crass. [Christmas 2008, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a serious, focused and for the most part excellent sime that's more dynamic than "Gran Tursimo Prologue." [Aug 2008, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Running around robbing ancient artefacts, desecrating temples and cracking intense puzzles is just as satisfying as ever, and feels like vintage Tomb Raider through and through. [Dec 2008, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best PSP game since Chains of Olympus. [Apr 2009, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not fussy like GT or exhaustively varied like Grid, just simple, metal-crunching competition that delivers tons of reckless fun. [Dec 2008, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the best footy game on PSP, but isn't a big step up from last time out - and therefore stops short of a 9/10. [Christmas 2008, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A no-frills fan favourite. [Christmas 2008, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yakuza is really where Sega took much-mourned Dreamcast classic "Shenmue." [Nov 2008, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A better game than the original, but also a less even one. [Feb 2009, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat's a bit bust but not a deal-breaker, and the characters are deep and likeable enough to make for good company for the 12 or so hours you'll spend with them. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strange, but somehow comforting. [Mar 2009, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's enough to make it feel new and shiny again, and well worth buying. [Jan 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the strongest JRPGs on PSP. [Apr 2009, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best fun we've had on PSN for ages. [Jan 2009, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Play it right and it builds into a hypnotically rhythmic blur of colour and sound. [Mar 2009, p.91]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very similar to Patapon, but it just about gets away with it. Partly, that's because there's loads more stuff (units, weapons and consequently strategic depth), partly because the core mechanic is still top fun (albeit exactly half as fresh as before), and partly because it seems ludicrous to criticise a game about dancing, warlike eyeballs for lack of originality. [Feb 2009, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amazingly it works - particularly in online co-op. [May 2009, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great sports game. [Apr 2009, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is also spot on. [June 2009, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But what's really special is how good Battlefield sounds. [Apr 2010, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only thing counting against all this is the overall size of the package. [Sept 2009, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Best giant stone frog puzzler ever, ever, ever. [Sept 2009, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you hate Queen (boo!) this is near essential. [May 2009, p.99]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK