Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,696 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 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,696 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only thing missing from Rapture is the thrill of the new. [Mar 2010, p.104]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it's good, it's absolutely bloody brilliant. But the deeper you delve, the tougher it is to ignore its few flaws. [Aug 2009, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The big surprise isn't that it serves up another great campaign, but that its take on Modern Warfare's world-conquering multiplayer may be the best yet. With Spec Ops and Survival mode, this is one hell of a package, and sees off the trilogy with a bang: not much has changed, but this is as big and beautiful a game as ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a slice of gleefully inventive oddness that's certainly sated our appetite for sackboy on handheld – and it's very nearly perfect.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA is still the best football game your money can buy. It's not streets ahead of PES but there's daylight, and this is the most convincing representation of the sport – incorporating both the on- and off-field aspects – that we've seen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An emotive gut punch that takes rusty shears to the heartstrings. [Jan 2013, p.111]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scarily deep. It demands you play it: there's so much to find it's incredible. [Jan 2008, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GRID's jostling pack racing and slithery, varied events are almost entirely pure driving pleasure. And that's what it's all about. [June 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The brilliant core gameplay remains deep like the Mariana Trench. Go get. [Jan 2009, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It actually works quite beautifully. [Feb 2010, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a comprehensive package. [Sept 2010, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rockstar is the master of horror. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a brilliantly presented, fluidly playable game of football overflowing with new features. Over to you, Pro Evo. [Oct 2008, p.82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Helping you keep that momentum is a masterful handling model. [June 2011, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's inventive and engrossing - and almost ridiculously cheap. [Feb 2010, p.115]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A dark, cinematic single-player campaign lasting around ten hours coupled with a compelling multiplayer offering make this a worthy addition to the genre, even if it can't quite compete in the very top tier. But for legacy's sake, we hope that this time Max's retirement is permanent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put gaming conventions aside, go in with no expectations other than this is something new and massively good-looking, and you'll be rewarded with a unique experience that lurches between genius and madness, manages to be genuinely emotional, and that you'll be bursting to talk about with your friends. [Feb 2010]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The depth is the most impressive part of the game. [Spring 2011, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A spicy little brawler-cum-platformer. [Aug 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a rollicking and hugely enjoyable adventure, filled with spectacular set-pieces, emotional highs and lows, and – thankfully – not an oversized sports bra in sight. Crystal Dynamics has set a shining example of what can be done when reimagining a franchise from the ground up, and all of the elements on show have been well-conceived and well-crafted, and they come together to form a cohesive whole.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Creator Matt Thorson has achieved a ludicrous standard of gameplay in Towerfall Ascension, one that seduces you instantly and jettisons all thoughts of million-poly character models and full-performance capture from your gaming consciousness.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a game bursting with invention, Tearaway’s head-jumping kills feel uninspired and unsatisfying, and a predictable array of foes does little to alleviate that. Good job combat’s something of a rare occurrence, then. All Vita’s unique control aspects are exploited brilliantly within another beguiling Media Molecule universe.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Original, compelling, and a technological marvel, it's just as essential for Metal Gear fans as "MGS3" is on PS2. [May 2007, p.84]
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Show remains the most authentic sports series of all time. FIFA can't touch it. [May 2013, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 is one of the few launch games to have evolved in ways that aren’t solely graphics-based, and every one of its changes brings clear, distinguishable improvement. This is an essential day one purchase and – quite literally – the football game you’ve waited generations for.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unless you’re anti-games lawyer Jack Thompson, you’ll enjoy Hotline Miami for what it is: an impossibly stylish indie tour de force about playing with your food. With its incredible soundtrack in your ears, neon flashes in your peripheral vision and endlessly, shamefully gratifying combat in your hands, you’ll learn to stop worrying and love the wrong.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Continuum Shift takes on all the beat-'em-up rules and punches them in their stupid throats. [Issue#51, p117]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's absolutely spectacular. [Oct 2009, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Newcomers will be happy to find a strategic RPG that doesn't take itself too seriously. [Jan 2008, p.115]
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