Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,685 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 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 Kung-Fu Live
Score distribution:
1,685 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Out on the park it plays brilliantly, presentation wise it's a massive leap forward for all of EA's sports titles. [May 2010, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It actually works on the handheld in a way no other 2D fighting game has before. [June 2010, p.117]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hit your stride and the confluence of hard-won experience, favourite ride and the unmistakable kick of nitrous will see you threading through rush-hour traffic at speeds bystanders will scarcely believe possible. [Dec 2008, p.102]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's fun, it's frenzied. [Dec 2009, p.18]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A vintage slice of survival horror. [Apr 2010, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So much has been improved, and with a tightly scripted plot where a gun known as the Destructor makes a perfect weapon for a Lego Joker, cinematic camera shots and a clear love for the series, TT Games has surpassed its previous titles. This is a huge game, with a world fans won't want to leave.
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strung together in gleeful union, it's impressive and exhilarating. [Jan 2011, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PS3's essential RPG. [May 2009, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compelling and respectful in a way few games can match. [Aug 2014, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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
    The most ambitious game on PS4 and an MMO shooter that rises above story problems by letting you create your own epic narrative with friends every second of play. With continued updates, Destiny will only get better. [Oct 2014, p.82]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both beautiful and chaotic - a bit like Cheryl Cole's bed hair. [Sept 2011, p.116]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A delicious amuse-bouche made of fun. [Aug 2011, p.105]
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