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 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 Test Yourself: Psychology
Score distribution:
1,723 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The seamless integration of its previous content is a massive boon for Rock Band 2 that gives it depth "Guitar Hero" can't offer yet. [Christmas 2008, p.112]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Full of simple-to-grasp tools, all with huge potential - and you could easily lose more time to LBP2 than any other game released in 2011. [Jan 2011, p.104]
    • 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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Closing your eyes and softly whispering Space Oddity: brilliant. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This not only plays the best on-the-pitch football of any FIFA title, but it has an incredibly smart and compelling way of tying it all together, too. Brilliant, again. [Oct 2009, p.98]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Games are] about delivering a world that you want to invest your time in, full of characters you can have an emotional connection with, and Assassin's Creed II does that almost perfectly. [Dec 2009, p.102]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delightful. [May 2010, p.110]
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Massively replayable. [Apr 2008, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like the Mega Drive Maddens of the early '90s, it's a game absolutely worth learning a new sport for. [May 2010, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant must-buy. [Jan 2010, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually it's so far ahead of anything else out there it shatters your expectations...This is a PS3 showing what it's truly capable of and delivering a landmark piece of explosive entertainment you can't afford to miss. [Feb 2009, p.88]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole game is a class act. The fighting is sophisticated but arcade-addictive, the visuals are stylish, and the Lara-like exploration is smartly done. Plus the DC heritage feels all-encompassing like a big blanket. Arkham Asylum is comfortably the best comic book game that PlayStation's ever had, and is up there with the system's best actioners, full stop. [Sept 2009, p.95]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Level design is so good – so intricate, yet always presenting the right level of challenge – that you take for granted how effortlessly it pulls off each chapter’s musical finale. Racing through a crumbling castle in sync with a gibberish version of Ram Jam’s Black Betty has no right to be this thrilling.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uncompromising in its challenge, this supremely balanced slasher destroys your fingers and delights your soul with its unrivalled sense of triumph through trial.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Embrace it like a comfortable pair of shoes. [Jan 2014, p.84]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unquestionably one of PS3's finest sports games - but also one of the most impenetrable to newbies. [Dec 2011, p.103]
    • 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]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3's real triumph is blending so many elements into a cohesive whole without any feeling extraneous or tacked-on. Every element works and has its place, and contributes to a narrative that may not be class-leading but certainly exceeds expectations. It also possesses the perfect balance between steadily empowering you, yet never allowing you to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of what's on offer – something even a game as great as Arkham City couldn't manage.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We may have a two-horse race on our hands once again, but the thoroughbred in the lead shows no signs of slowing down. [Nov 2011, p.93]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The map is smaller than Oblivion's but it's more tightly packed with action and rounded characters. [Christmas 2008, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game I love like a brother. [Apr 2014, p.87]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lord knows how long the San Diego boys can continue trumping themselves year after year, but for now their golden touch shows no sign of fading. [June 2011, p.106]
    • 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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creative, compelling experience. [May 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once you've fallen into the arms of The Show, no other sports game you own will ever feel quite the same again. [May 2009, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stopgap sequel. [Dec 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Accessibly strategic and addictive. [Dec 2009, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game's temple design is never quite as consistently expansive or ambitious as a Legend Of Zelda, Okami's art, sturdy combat and inventive noodle-teasers have aged as gracefully as Jeff Bridges distinguished chin fur.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly artistic and brilliant piece of design. [Oct 2011, p.112]
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