Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,683 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 MLB 09: The Show
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,683 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is about as gloriously silly as PS3 gaming gets. [Christmas 2009, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Snake now has a very serious contender. [Christmas 2010]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only flaw? It's occasionally too brilliant for its own good. [Nov 2011, p.113]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Huge, diverse and thronging with life. [June 2014, p.81]
    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players look like real men rather than EA-style waxwork models. [June 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    It builds into a complex battle of patience and wills. [Sept 2008, p.90]
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    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever happens you'll believe it's a real world and a fantastic setting for the action. It's not as dense or as varied as, say, Oblivion - you'll go somewhere, kill everyone, every mission - but it's utterly convincing and engrossing. [Dec 2008, p.98]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All talk of complexity aside, VF is still brilliant. The new characters are excellent, the fighting's just different enough to force long-time players to tweak their styles and the new moves are a definite improvement. [Apr 2007, p.80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Charming, engaging and affecting, this is a unique experience that any indie fan should take in. Finally, a positive use for the term 'bro-op.' [July 2013, p.98]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for anyone with two thumbs. [Dec 2009, p.18]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat's deep and spectacular, the climbing is slick and intuitive, and the story's got enough depth behind the flashy hero/villain hook to fully merit that all-important second playthrough. There's genuinely nothing else like inFamous on PS3. [June 2009, p.82]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Makes the sport feel like it should: sometimes laconic, often dangerous and always, really, really hard. Which, of course, is what makes it such fun. [Nov 2007, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly put together game, ambitious but not over-extended, lovingly crafted and devilishly designed. [June 2007, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like LittleBigPlanet the scope is there to make just about anything, and you can fully expect to see some amazing versions of familiar songs, but you'll need to put the hours in. [Christmas 2008, p.108]
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