Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,626 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 Journey
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
1,626 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge surprise - a nerdy, technically accurate flight sim that's also loads of fun to play. [Oct 2009, p.114]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strung together in gleeful union, it's impressive and exhilarating. [Jan 2011, p.116]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a conclusion for Ezio's chapter, Revelations proves an utterly brilliant swansong.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is - at pretty much all times - entertaining, stylish and hugely enjoyable. There are tightly scripted blasts of action one minute, more open, pensive situations the next...There are individual parts of Metro: Last Light that are easily the equal of Bioshock Infinite, and sections that are better than COD. [June 2013, p.95]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Is it better than FIFA? Will the Arse win the league? No and no. [Nov 2011, p.110]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressively huge game. [Apr 2010, p.111]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a bright, distinctive and hugely playable game, and is a massive slap in the face for other PSP fighters. [Oct 2009, p.122]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s such a rare treat to find yourself blown away by a game you had no expectations of. I don’t want to ruin that feeling for you, so forget everything you just read after hitting the ‘buy’ button on the store, so you can enjoy the through-the-looking-glass wonderment of SITTM afresh. I can think of only one reason you wouldn’t go and play this, and it’s that you hate fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A far stronger game than the original in every aspect, and a compelling counterpoint to inFamous 2, Prototype 2 is nothing less than a gore-packed sandbox masterpiece throughout. Like the nefarious Alex Mercer himself, it's absolutely worth hunting down.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That's right, people, a zombie dinosaur. Can I get a "hell yeah"? [July 2010, p.107]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are esteemed shooters to draw loose comparisons with, but The Darkness II essentially exists in a field of one – no graphic novel has been bought to life in such a deliciously gory manner, with offing goons turned an art form. It's the game your inner darkness has waited years for.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You've never played anything like Mirror's Edge. It's a genuine original. When it's good - like when you're soaring between two rooftop cranes, pigeons scattering and traffic thrumming below, or dashing between roaming sniper laser sights, breaking into an enormous needle-shaped skyscraper - it's a total rush. And even when it's not quite so good, when you can't work out how to get through a particularly tricky section, the compulsion to keep trying remains strong. [Dec 2008, p.84]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PS3's essential RPG. [May 2009, p.98]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Learning is half the fun and even the smallest victory makes you feel like you’re winning with a capital FU.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a rare gem of a wrestling game which, at under 20 quid, every grap fan is duty bound to try. [Mar 2008, p.98]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An infuriating test of trajectory skills and patience that will have you swearing, strooping and (perhaps most unbelievably of all) bloody well enjoying it. [Spring 2011, p.113]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom revives one of its most hallowed franchises and conjures up one of the most rewarding side-scrolling slash-‘em-ups in recent memory. Loud, proud, and always a blast.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "FIFA 09" feels like the better representation of actual football, while PES is the more fun, accessible game. And the end result is a score draw. [Nov 2008, p.100]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both beautiful and chaotic - a bit like Cheryl Cole's bed hair. [Sept 2011, p.116]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who loved the last game, it's a brilliant treat; a chance for one last blast while we wait for a full-blown sequel. For newcomers it's an inexpensive way to discover what they've been missing out on. [Oct 2008, p.88]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As ever, what it comes down to is the track list - and Vol 2 is a belter. [July 2008, p.99]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A delicious amuse-bouche made of fun. [Aug 2011, p.105]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most well-rounded Rock Band on PS3. [Jan 2010, p.115]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A rag-doll requiem of destruction, so gratuitous that it defies moral probity. Like all the best shock and awe titles, the vice is polished so sweetly you'll barely notice you've gone to hell. [Apr 2008, p.105]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a means of getting both your head and hands around Vita and its multitude of interfaces, there's nothing better. Forget the pre-loaded Welcome Park – within a few minutes of loading Frobisher Says, you feel at home stabbing, smudging and shaking away at the handheld.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no other game on PS3 that you're guaranteed to still be playing this obsessively this time next year. [Nov 2007, p.84]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In terms of doing what it says on the box, SingStar Abba simply can't be faulted. [Jan 2009, p.99]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mini marvel. [Jan 2010, p.115]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As ever, the platforming pair shine especially brightly durding combat. [May 2008, p.115]