Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,148 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.3 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 A-Men 2
Score distribution:
2148 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pinball is awesome - this is just a massively unsatisfying version of it. [Dec 2009, p.18]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This might have seemed enjoyable 14 years ago, but then again so did MC Hammer. [Feb 2008, p.91]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are thousands of programs, YouTube tutorials and teachers that do a more effective job of teaching, and an army of clicky peripheral-based games that nail the fun element better.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This mess somehow gets worse with every play...It's like buying a Ferrari only for it to fall to pieces as you drive out of the dealership. [May 2007, p.118]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Few things are as disappointing as shoot-'em up Alien Zombie Death. [May 2010, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sometimes you'll want to hit yourself hard in the head with your controller, jus to break up the monotony. [Christmas 2011, p.105]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's just too much wrong at the grass roots level. [Nov 2014, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Special moves are simply executed but look feeble, so you never get the sense that you're shellacking the snot out of your opponent. [Aug 2007, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The warfare is as dull as the characters. [June 2007, p.101]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the tracking listing consisted of Lady Gaga and Crystal Castles, twiddling a little arrow around and hitting the face buttons might be more satisfying. [Sept 2010, p.117]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When the game does slip into heavy narrative - which is infuriatingly often, creating a horrible stop/start pace - the story is a mess. [Nov 2015, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I'd have happily raved about this clever Bejeweled-style puzzler were it not for its utterly outrageous price. [Sept 2009, p.107]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The formula needs an update. [Nov 2014, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A technical marvel this is not, but beneath the detritus lie some good ideas, at least. Open-world survival horror is a scintillating concept, conjuring images of casing out suspects at will, perhaps stumbling upon situations that blow the mystery wide open by chance. The reality’s much grimmer, of course – with so little to do between missions except tedious driving challenges, you often find yourself sleeping through the day to hurry it along.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Next-gen? It's barely present-gen. The Godfather has no business calling itself a PS3 game. [May 2007, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wet
    It's barely a game. [Nov 2009, p.130]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's not enough room here to say how much I hate this game. I could write a novel about why Two Worlds II is the worst thing to happen to the fantasy RPG genre since encumbrance systems. [Apr 2011, p.114]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a solid enough bit of brain training, but there's nothing new here, nor anything more fun than a face full of yellow snow. [May 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like olden days Command & Conquer. Only minus the combat, the war, and the fun. [Sept 2011, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As far as being an actioner that's worthy of your time, this is not up to the standard we'd expect. In fact, it's nowhere Nier. [June 2010, p.105]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The wrestling element has been butchered. [May 2007, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Placing your shots feels random. [July 2007, p.109]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's some mild appeal. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Half-arsed superhero rubbish. [Christmas 2008, p.119]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's a sense of satisfaction to slogging through each challenge in normal mode, but with only six levels to beat even this proves to be a hollow victory. [Aug 2007, p.109]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Basic gameplay, a by-the-numbers story, and graphics from a bygone era leave this PSP port stuck between a rock and a really outdated place. [July 2013, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a nauseating barrage of flattery, hand-wringing commiseration, and toothlessly apologetic joshing. [June 2009, p.103]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just to add insult to injury, Inferno Pool started out as an iPhone app - costing a paltry 59p. Boo. [July 2009, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    No innovation, no fun, no thanks. [May 2010, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It just feels like it was made by children. And not in a cute way. [June 2016, p.94]
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