Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,807 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 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Lowest review score: 10 Test Yourself: Psychology
Score distribution:
1,807 game reviews
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wild and varied sandbox shooter that dazzles with sublime scenery and delights with a thriving animal ecosystem. Frosty fun guaranteed. [Jan 2015, p.75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tekken fans will wait for Namco's own Tekken X Street Fighter to really sink their teeth into, but for the SF devout and series agnostic fighting fans, SFKT offers finely tuned and emergent action and a positively regal rumble of the genre's celebrated a-listers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TxK
    The pounding beats and explosions of colour that used to punch you square in the brain fade into the background as time slows and TxK arrests every second of your attention the way few games ever can.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    F1 2010 is fantastic. You'll feel cheated at times, but no other racer makes one overtake seem like popping champagne corks on the podium, or makes you feel like Stirling Moss when you cross the line in seventh. Sure, it's cruel: but it's one of the most terrifying and intense racers ever made as a direct result. [Oct 2010, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a couple of pounds more than the cost of a burrito, it’s a tasty morsel of personality – but prepare yourself for a technically demanding challenge.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great solo experience; an extraordinary multiplayer one. [Dec 2014, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This set new standards in creating exhilarating set-pieces and pacing. [Nov 2011, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From a purely technical perspective, there's no question that it merits full marks. But for all of the things it does right, and there are many of them, Killzone 3 doesn't revolutionize or advance its genre in gameplay terms. [Feb 2011, p.91]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From one angle, you've seen much of it before, but it's never looked so searingly brilliant, or felt so surging. [Mar 2008, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a dark, cerebral and genuinely unique journey on Vita, this is peerless. [Jan 2013, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For once, it's a brilliant update of a genuine classic. [Sept 2008, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A playground of destruction like nothing else you can buy. [Apr 2011, p.108]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still looks gorgeous. [Aug 2011, p.110]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ten hours in you might have doubts, but stay with it and you'll be smitten right through to the frankly unbelievable end. [Apr 2010, p.104]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK