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 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 FIFA Soccer 11
Lowest review score: 10 MENA Speed
Score distribution:
1,828 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Up-'til-3am immersive. [May 2012, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a perfect update, with glittering HD and savage speeds. [Nov 2008, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compulsive bite-sized gaming chunk.
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Never played Dark Souls II? This is essential, even with Bloodborne out. [May 2015, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is fixed in all the ways we wanted--it's bigger, tighter, meaner--and the online is trying extraordinary new things. [Dec 2008, p.78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just enjoy the intensity: like all great art it leaves you wanting more; leaves you with the feeling that somehow you've connected with the universe. That's right, I said art. [Mar 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The warmth in the world has survived the scaling down. [Jan 2010, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The animations and interaction of on-screen elements ooze character, and add a good dash of humour. [Jan 2010, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is about as gloriously silly as PS3 gaming gets. [Christmas 2009, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An experience that's less like playing a game and more like setting up residence in the best Pixar movie you can imagine. [Dec 2009, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's idiosyncratic, heart-warming funky and one of the most refreshing RPGs to appear on PS2. [Mar 2008, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are endearing and the gameplay immersive. [Feb 2010, 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The dancey track selection gives the game a more up-tempo feel.
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There were questions over whether the Undisputed series would be another journeyman fighter, occasionally shoring up weaknesses but never quite improving enough to beat the best. Instead, this addresses virtually every criticism of the last game, then throws in a load more that nobody even thought to ask for. Champion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a lively way to breathe new life into RPG battles, which are often ugly and hard to follow. [Dec 2008, p.112]
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is also spot on. [June 2009, p.94]
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