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 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Lowest review score: 10 Test Yourself: Psychology
Score distribution:
1,723 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It makes you feel more of a baller than wearing shades indoors. [Dec 2012, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The really exciting thing is the appearance of the new event types. [Oct 2009, p.120]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not all chatter and romance. [July 2011, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With every element of Xcom's complex yet utterly accessible systems – from meaningful combat tactics, to budget balancing, to life-or-death diplomatic decisions – feeding directly into every other aspect of the game, this is as compelling a world as any in recent memory.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls is difficult. Really, really difficult. [JPN Import; July 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essential. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A curious hybrid: a stealthy shooter with RPG-like exploration and storytelling. It's not as direct as a sci-fi COD, nor as expansive or open as Fallout. Instead, it's somewhere in the middle. But that's also what makes the series special, and Human Revolution does the Deus Ex name proud, providing an absorbing world to investigate and a satisfying freedom to play by your own rules. [Sept 2011, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New mechanics and a cinematic story make this really special. [July 2011, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The buzz Dishonored will give you is unrivalled, and the spontaneous moments of brilliance you'll experience will be unique. It's a wake-up call for first-person gaming, resurrecting long-lost values and casually plunging a knife into the neck of the generic sequel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an overall package, the quality and quantity on offer here is irresistible. Slightly smudgy textures and some framerate issues mean these HD upgrades don't match the lofty restoration work seen in the Ico/Shadow Of The Colossus HD combo – yet when it comes to supreme stealthy fun, Snake's collection remains Solid gold.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The main draw in Dead Space 2 is that every aspect has been punched up a notch. And given that the original as pretty bloody brilliant anyway, what you've got here is one of the best put-together actioners of this generation. [Feb 2011, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well worth the upgrade. [Nov 2014, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Odds on, you'll finish the ride exhilarated. [Dec 2007, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like so much in life, Peace Walker is great fun with a good partner. [July 2010, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative, imaginative and extraordinarily playable. [Jan 2008, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeously simple set of controls. [Christmas 2010, p.109]
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Beatles game you can possibly imagine. [Nov 2009, p.128]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alongside FIFA 11 and MLB 10: The Show, this is one of the top three sports games on PS3. [Issue#51, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you hate brown, gory toilets and machines that need power restoring via distant switches, make sure you drift off into Dead Space. [Dec 2008, p.104]
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sports game that will leave you constantly thrilled and fulfilled. [Nov 2009, p.122]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sensational storytelling. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are themes within this that I’m simply not good enough a writer to dissect (and I doubt few will do it justice). It’s incredible, considering the broader perception of video games, what Naughty Dog has managed to achieve in certain areas here.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A satisfying difficulty curve seals the deal and makes Rayman Origins one of the strongest titles in an already muscular line up. Not bad for a character without any arms.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is punishingly, mercilessly, remorselessly ferocious. You will never, ever finish it. Until you learn to block. [July 2007, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An absolute masterpiece. [Nov 2007, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A nearly flawless package.[Christmas 2010, p.90]
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