Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,828 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 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
1,828 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I love this game, I really do, but I can't give it the score I want in its current state. That would be unfair to anyone forking out £40 for a something that might work. It might not. The most amazing game of the year is in there somewhere. I really hope Bethesda can get it out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's inventive and engrossing - and almost ridiculously cheap. [Feb 2010, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Then there's the combat, which just isn't fun at all. [Christmas 2009, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Constant hesitation blunts what could be a sharply enjoyable romp. [Christmas 2011, p.111]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A technically accomplished, visually impressive game that you'll struggle to work up an appetite for. [Feb 2008, p.82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resistance is a fine game, and easily capable of standing up to the scrutiny a big launch title attracts. But it doesn't quite do enough to make us add 'the Chimera, on Tower Bridge, with the Bullseye' to our list of classic shooter moments. [Apr 2007, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only minus the satisfying touch-screen interaction. [Apr 2011, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The issues aren’t ruinous, and in the case of the multiplayer more an inconvenience that EA needs to address than anything else – but it’s enough to take the shine off what should be one of the best shooters on PS4.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So much was promised, and so little that's new has been delivered. Certain fundamentals are woefully sub-par (the horse riding is absolutely shameful), and it's either laziness or a troubling lack of creativity that's led to such a generic and repetitive selection of story missions. And yet the game is saved somewhat by the wealth of content it includes (and the well-integrated, largely compelling nature of these side-dishes), and the moments that remind you just why this series remains such a big draw.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine twin-stick shooter that's just a few minor tweaks away from something really special - though score-chasers up for a stern challenge may well adore its charms. [Feb 2015, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It suffers from a couple unfortunate problems but counters these with some neat new innovations. [July 2012, p.101]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Prettier and choked with superfluous PS4 control additions, yet still the same brilliant game underneath. Never played it? Buy this. Want to re-play it? Stick to the PS3 version.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This sequel's main addition is that you can now play co-op online as well as locally. If you manage to get a good trio together the game is best enjoyed in threes, so it's definitely a good addition – although snapping between the characters (using the trigger buttons) is so instant that nothing gets lost if you choose to go solo. Beyond that it's an extension of the old formula, but when that formula involves some challenging gameplay and this much prettiness, that's no bad thing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personality, guns and destruction are Bad Company's strongest cards and it plays them hard. [Aug 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far deeper than it first appears - though its extended loading times do leave a bitter aftertaste. [June 2011, p.109]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything that's good about Fight Night Champion is the stuff that's been least fiddled with from Round 4. [Apr 2011, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Satisfying in parts in a way that only kicking a supernatural wolf can be, but it doesn't quite recreate the satisfying ebb and flow of other beat-'em-ups. [Spring 2011, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, nostalgic fighter, but lack of depth in the core combat means it's unlikely to hold you attention for long in a crowded genre - and Street Fighter still pummels it into the dirt. [June 2011, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's also more predictable, with fewer affecting decisions than the first part, but that's not to say that you won't umm and ahh over what to do on multiple occasions. This is still an excellent piece of narrative-driven gaming, where you grow attached to the cast and enjoy/endure the consequences of your actions. It's where Heavy Rain meets the zombie apocalypse, and that should be enough to sell anybody.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Remains faithful to the original at all costs. [Sept 2014, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's gently hypnotic stuff, but fight a dozen super-intelligent skeletons and you'll soon be yearning for the simple pleasures of "Lumines." [Mar 2007, p.111]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The platforming gameplay itself is simple, but in conjunction with the lovely art style and excellent soundtrack, there are times when Sound Shapes becomes a genuine joy. [Oct 2012, p.119]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It takes a while for things to get stale though, and until then this is a surprisingly strong new entrant to the off-road scene. [Nov 2008, p.117]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lemmings in reverse. [Mar 2008, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At 6.29 quid steal. [Christmas 2009, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like its music, though, Everyday Shooter slowly gets under your skin. Just bear in mind it's more chill than kill, kill, kill. [Feb 2008, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only truly next-gen element is the powerhouse visuals. [May 2007, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real-time battles open the game's appeal up beyond the hard-nosed RPG fan. [Sept 2007, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's occasionally fiddly and frustrating, but take one look at the pretty pictures and all that rage melts away. [Aug 2011, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if you just own the Starter Pack models there’s still hours of fun to be had levelling up in the returning Arena modes.