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 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
1,723 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Few puzzles offer the complexity and design smarts that are on show here. [June 2014, p.88]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Closing your eyes and softly whispering Space Oddity: brilliant. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This not only plays the best on-the-pitch football of any FIFA title, but it has an incredibly smart and compelling way of tying it all together, too. Brilliant, again. [Oct 2009, p.98]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Games are] about delivering a world that you want to invest your time in, full of characters you can have an emotional connection with, and Assassin's Creed II does that almost perfectly. [Dec 2009, p.102]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is a top-class FPS that perfectly captures that 'shooting things is fun' rush into an endless cycle. The game it most reminds me of is Doom: it recreates that lost-in-the-moment, circle-strafing intensity perfectly, so that you never get bored of it...If you're tired of brown military shooters and crying out for something different, then get involved – this is one of the most imaginative and rewarding blasters of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Massively replayable. [Apr 2008, p.92]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like the Mega Drive Maddens of the early '90s, it's a game absolutely worth learning a new sport for. [May 2010, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant must-buy. [Jan 2010, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually it's so far ahead of anything else out there it shatters your expectations...This is a PS3 showing what it's truly capable of and delivering a landmark piece of explosive entertainment you can't afford to miss. [Feb 2009, p.88]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The whole game is a class act. The fighting is sophisticated but arcade-addictive, the visuals are stylish, and the Lara-like exploration is smartly done. Plus the DC heritage feels all-encompassing like a big blanket. Arkham Asylum is comfortably the best comic book game that PlayStation's ever had, and is up there with the system's best actioners, full stop. [Sept 2009, p.95]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Level design is so good – so intricate, yet always presenting the right level of challenge – that you take for granted how effortlessly it pulls off each chapter’s musical finale. Racing through a crumbling castle in sync with a gibberish version of Ram Jam’s Black Betty has no right to be this thrilling.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Uncompromising in its challenge, this supremely balanced slasher destroys your fingers and delights your soul with its unrivalled sense of triumph through trial.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Embrace it like a comfortable pair of shoes. [Jan 2014, p.84]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of Reaper of Souls content makes this an essential upgrade for veterans, while the power of PS4 ensures it's smoother than a dolphin's back. [Oct 2014, p.87]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3's real triumph is blending so many elements into a cohesive whole without any feeling extraneous or tacked-on. Every element works and has its place, and contributes to a narrative that may not be class-leading but certainly exceeds expectations. It also possesses the perfect balance between steadily empowering you, yet never allowing you to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of what's on offer – something even a game as great as Arkham City couldn't manage.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We may have a two-horse race on our hands once again, but the thoroughbred in the lead shows no signs of slowing down. [Nov 2011, p.93]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The map is smaller than Oblivion's but it's more tightly packed with action and rounded characters. [Christmas 2008, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game I love like a brother. [Apr 2014, p.87]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lord knows how long the San Diego boys can continue trumping themselves year after year, but for now their golden touch shows no sign of fading. [June 2011, p.106]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A polished labour of love, Velocity 2X is addictive in both its top-down and platforming sections and visually astonishing to boot. A truly triumphant must-have title. [Oct 2014, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A creative, compelling experience. [May 2009, p.100]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once you've fallen into the arms of The Show, no other sports game you own will ever feel quite the same again. [May 2009, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Accessibly strategic and addictive. [Dec 2009, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With every element of Xcom's complex yet utterly accessible systems – from meaningful combat tactics, to budget balancing, to life-or-death diplomatic decisions – feeding directly into every other aspect of the game, this is as compelling a world as any in recent memory.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essential. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New mechanics and a cinematic story make this really special. [July 2011, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The buzz Dishonored will give you is unrivalled, and the spontaneous moments of brilliance you'll experience will be unique. It's a wake-up call for first-person gaming, resurrecting long-lost values and casually plunging a knife into the neck of the generic sequel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an overall package, the quality and quantity on offer here is irresistible. Slightly smudgy textures and some framerate issues mean these HD upgrades don't match the lofty restoration work seen in the Ico/Shadow Of The Colossus HD combo – yet when it comes to supreme stealthy fun, Snake's collection remains Solid gold.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The main draw in Dead Space 2 is that every aspect has been punched up a notch. And given that the original as pretty bloody brilliant anyway, what you've got here is one of the best put-together actioners of this generation. [Feb 2011, p.98]
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