Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,659 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 Journey
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,659 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compulsive bite-sized gaming chunk.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The warmth in the world has survived the scaling down. [Jan 2010, p.106]
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is about as gloriously silly as PS3 gaming gets. [Christmas 2009, p.108]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are endearing and the gameplay immersive. [Feb 2010, p.111]
    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The dancey track selection gives the game a more up-tempo feel.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is also spot on. [June 2009, p.94]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FFX/X-2 HD is everything you could want in a hi-def remake – a beautiful re-imagining of two games that are now a bit more brilliant than they already were. Even the music’s been tweaked – it’s the same classic soundtrack, only slightly richer. Everything you loved about the gems in the series over a decade ago, modernised with fanatical devotion and helpful – rather than horned in – PS Vita touch controls.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the songs, utterly charming design and frenzied drumming don't win you over, if the strategy leaves you cold and the battles don't crack a smile, you might want to check that your heart is still beating out <I>its</I> rhythm. [Mar 2008, p.114]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Snake now has a very serious contender. [Christmas 2010]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Huge, diverse and thronging with life. [June 2014, p.81]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You also now get the Winter Classic. [Nov 2011, p.109]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only flaw? It's occasionally too brilliant for its own good. [Nov 2011, p.113]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game that changed games arrives on PlayStation in fine form with an improved crafting system, tarnished only slightly by a cramped map size. Until the full-fat PS4 Edition arrives, this’ll do nicely.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing breath of nostalgic gaming, and brilliant value at under a tenner. [July 2010, p.104]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an ancient evil residing in a new place, and the marriage of Blizzard’s defiantly old-school dungeon-crawling with its mesmerising craftsmanship works unquestionably. A deceptively simple and expertly constructed Beelzebub-basher, translated smartly for a platform not immediately receptive to the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Touchscreen is implemented nicely. [Apr 2012, p.113]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rewarding and tactile experience overall despite the inconsistency. [Christmas 2009, p.118]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gameplay is the best it’s been on PS3, and presentation is improved, too, with Jeff Stelling’s pre-match, half-time and post-match links upping the broadcast feel yet again. Whatever your thoughts on annual sports games, you really mustn’t miss this one unless you want to spend the next nine months feeling like a defeated play-off finalist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is right up there along side Trash Panic as the best the Store currently has to offer in the sub five quid range. [Oct 2009, p.121]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no reason for it to take any risks, and it doesn't. [Nov 2009, p.112]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A user-friendly blend of big-fisted action and strategic thinking. [Aug 2007, p.110]