Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,021 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Lowest review score: 10 MENA Speed
Score distribution:
2021 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rockstar is the master of horror. [Christmas 2010]
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    • 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
    Simply brilliant. [Nov 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    A technically brilliant superhero sandbox that empowers players like little else on PlayStation 4. [Aug 2015, p.85]
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    • 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]
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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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Works as both an arcade kickabout and a tactically broad sim. PS4's best footy game yet. [Nov 2015, p.96]
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    No sports experience comes close to NBA 2K16's presentation. [Dec 2015, p.91]
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