Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,671 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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
1,671 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A better game than the original, but also a less even one. [Feb 2009, p.94]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leaves the majority of its competitors languishing in its slipstream - with a glorious pile of fresh debris raining down around them. [June 2010, p.100]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The dialogue's sharp and well-acted, and the puzzles never stray into the ridiculous or contrived. It simply feels like playing the comic, and that's as strong an endorsement for a season pass as you'll hear. Roll on episode two.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the best footy game on PSP, but isn't a big step up from last time out - and therefore stops short of a 9/10. [Christmas 2008, p.96]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first twin-stick shooter of the next generation has a good chance of being PS4’s dark-horse killer app at the console’s launch. It’s hard to remember ever having quite this much fun whizzing around blowing up things in space. Resogun showcases how stunning arcade games can look with PS4 tech.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shift is the racer NFS could've only dreamed of evolving into last year. [Nov 2009, p.132]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unusually complex driving game that demands real dedication and only fully reveals its true power once you've put the mileage in. [Jan 2011, p.108]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's also more predictable, with fewer affecting decisions than the first part, but that's not to say that you won't umm and ahh over what to do on multiple occasions. This is still an excellent piece of narrative-driven gaming, where you grow attached to the cast and enjoy/endure the consequences of your actions. It's where Heavy Rain meets the zombie apocalypse, and that should be enough to sell anybody.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a year of shining PSN goodness, Guardian of Light draws its guns against DeathSpank, Shank and Scott Pilgrim and shoots them like endagered animals. [Issue#51, p.102]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It could easily be tedious, and it's certainly templated. But the diversions are good enough, the hero personalised enough, and the ability to move around the world quick enough via your immediately available horse and map-skipping fast travel, that it feels like an adventure all the same. Plus, leaning down to slice enemies with a scythe from a horse makes it feel like you're playing demon polo, which is awesome.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This type of game is exactly what PSP needs more of. [May 2010, p.111]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It stands out as the most complete version of one of the greatest fighting games of all time. [July 2014, p.90]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever mix of real-time and turn-based battling keps combat fresh and there's real tactical depth. [Nov 2007, p.112]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The constant pressure of combat, fuelled by rapid five-second respawns, keeps the action ripping along at a formidable pace. [Oct 2007, p.94]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a great example of how sports games should be done - both as a simulation that teases ever greater skill from all comers, and as a service to fans. [June 2009, p.88]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monsters has a humble ambition, and succeeds in it without making too much fuss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a dark, cerebral and genuinely unique journey on Vita, this is peerless. [Jan 2013, p.108]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sam’s learned new tricks, gained an almighty toybox and feels righteously superhuman to control, but spreads himself thin in an effort to impress.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What counts is that, once mastered, Vanquish has arguably the best example of third-person gunplay yet committed to Blu-ray. [Issue#51, p.112]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's gently hypnotic stuff, but fight a dozen super-intelligent skeletons and you'll soon be yearning for the simple pleasures of "Lumines." [Mar 2007, p.111]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For once, it's a brilliant update of a genuine classic. [Sept 2008, p.104]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL 13's a hockey fan's dream in many ways, pursuing realism and depth at the expense of newcomer accessibility. It's still a few good ideas away from the elite sports franchises, but I'll be tweaking tactics, refining rosters and racing against icing calls right up until 14 laces its skates.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The platforming gameplay itself is simple, but in conjunction with the lovely art style and excellent soundtrack, there are times when Sound Shapes becomes a genuine joy. [Oct 2012, p.119]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A playground of destruction like nothing else you can buy. [Apr 2011, p.108]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprising, raucous, lovingly updated loot-fest. [Aug 2013, p.93]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So this is a beautiful, sun-drenched idyll in which you’ll never want for something to do, and as such Black Flag is an excellent pirate fantasy. However, the core game is undermined by issues which should have been booted out of the franchise years ago. Eavesdropping missions have always been abysmal, and there’s a boatload of them here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It takes a while for things to get stale though, and until then this is a surprisingly strong new entrant to the off-road scene. [Nov 2008, p.117]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lemmings in reverse. [Mar 2008, p.108]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At 6.29 quid steal. [Christmas 2009, p.107]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still looks gorgeous. [Aug 2011, p.110]