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 MLB 11: The Show
Lowest review score: 10 Kung-Fu Live
Score distribution:
1,723 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rewarding and tactile experience overall despite the inconsistency. [Christmas 2009, p.118]
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    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Huge, diverse and thronging with life. [June 2014, p.81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's no reason for it to take any risks, and it doesn't. [Nov 2009, p.112]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A user-friendly blend of big-fisted action and strategic thinking. [Aug 2007, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 08 is every hockey fan's dream, but it's so exciting that anyone up for a speedy, skilful sports game should definitely get involved. [Nov 2007, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immaculately presented and infectiously bombastic. [June 2013, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm saying this deserves to be picked up by so many more people than the niche of role-players and Studio Ghibli fans it immediately appeals to. I'm saying it's so finely crafted it could warm the heart of an Army Of Two player and soothe the perpetual anger of a FIFA-phile… if they'd only let it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What we have then is a wonderfully strong start to what looks set to be another great Telltale episdoic. Smart, dark and stylish, and with plenty of intrigue as to where things go from here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is as close as you'll get to UFC without sharing Shane Carwin's post-fight ice bath, and that's where we draw the line anyway. Buy it. [June 2010, p.99]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only minus the satisfying touch-screen interaction. [Apr 2011, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    American football mixes brain and brawn like no other sport, and it's something Madden 09 reflects beautifully. [Oct 2008, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The action absolutely stacks up to the current PS3 contenders. [Jan 2011, p.120]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players look like real men rather than EA-style waxwork models. [June 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The issues aren’t ruinous, and in the case of the multiplayer more an inconvenience that EA needs to address than anything else – but it’s enough to take the shine off what should be one of the best shooters on PS4.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's during the co-op play that this really hits its stride. [Jan 2011, p.121]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who don't bother with the solo campaign won't miss much. Indeed, the online experience in its different incarnations is so addictive and gratifying that it's almost enough to let the balance and technical issues slip. But only almost.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the first bounce, it feels like a genuinely new generation of sports game has arrived. All the depth, drama and longevity you take for granted by now, and even some new ideas to match its next-gen looks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You won't find a better way to work through those anger issues. [July 2009, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's enough to make it feel new and shiny again, and well worth buying. [Jan 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's excellent - technically strong, visually outstanding and full of welcome fresh ideas. It also has a poorly-told story and a deadening first few hours, but - a crucial but - the de-faced alien at the chewy centre makes it all worthwhile. [Apr 2011, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It builds into a complex battle of patience and wills. [Sept 2008, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immersive, addictive, and authentic, it's a sensational return to form for the series. [Oct 2009, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Exhilarating, accomplished and relentlessly enjoyable. [Christmas 2007, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So much was promised, and so little that's new has been delivered. Certain fundamentals are woefully sub-par (the horse riding is absolutely shameful), and it's either laziness or a troubling lack of creativity that's led to such a generic and repetitive selection of story missions. And yet the game is saved somewhat by the wealth of content it includes (and the well-integrated, largely compelling nature of these side-dishes), and the moments that remind you just why this series remains such a big draw.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compared to Modern Warfare, World at War is loud and crass. [Christmas 2008, p.100]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An essential addition to the Elder Scrolls universe. [Feb 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty little explosions and detailed alien foes make this a visual treat, and the frantic action is always absorbing. [July 2007, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brutally compelling and utterly essential. [Oct 2014, p.91]
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