Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)'s Scores

  • Games
For 951 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 NBA 2K13
Lowest review score: 20 NFL Tour
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 951
951 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    That commitment is made palatable by the quality oozing out of every feature, every visual detail, every pitch, and every hit in The Show--the best baseball game currently available. [Jun 2010, p.74]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yes, this is the Batman you've been waiting for...It's a wonderful experience, beginning to end, never taking the easy or familiar route, and infusing each shift of the story with original ideas that cut no corners. [Oct 2009, p.70]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Skyrim is a gorgeous production that truly does justice to the words "roleplaying game." It doesn't just tell us a story, it gives us the chance to tell a story of our own. At its best, that's what an interactive art form should be all about. [Jan 2011, p.73]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the God of War universe, of action-adventure titles, or of the PSP, you must pick up Chains of Olympus. [Apr 2008, p.68]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics only represent the topmost layer of a pervasive meticulousness, and every last detail feels thoroughly polished. [Apr 2010, p.66]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 has touched a place in our hearts few other games have. Despite the abundance of science fiction-themed games availble today, none has rivaled the depth of a classic sci-fi book the way this does. [Feb 2010, p.76]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forgive the sometimes long load times and other minor quibbles--Assassin's Creed is a resounding success that no one should miss. [Jan 2008, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perhaps Resident Evil 5's most remarkable achievement is how it deftly straddles the line between the franchise's sometimes endearing, sometimes frustrating, legacy gameplay mechanics while incorporating more contemporary action adventure elements like enhanced interaction and exploration of environments and a decidedly more shooter-like control scheme. [Mar 2009, p.38]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're still wondering if BioShock 2 is better than the original as you enter the final level, by the time you beat it, you'll have no doubt. This is one of the best games you'll ever play. [Mar 2010, p.62]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's true that Killzone 2 is filled with moments that can handily be described as inspiring awe. Each scene is incredibly well detailed, from the gaps in jerry-rigged cover points letting you sneak in a killing headshot to scarred and scratched textures, the planet feels entirely believable... Without a doubt Killzone fans, action and shooter fans of any stripe will instantly tag this sequel as a powerful contender for best game of 2009. [Feb 2009, p.38]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you come to the game with no prior MGS knowledge, you'll still uncover one of the most absorbing stories ever told. [July 2008, p.38]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By striking a balance between fresh and familiar, and by delivering the best aspects of Street Fighters past, Street Fighter IV is easily one of this console generation's best fighting games. [Feb 2009, p.66]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkable achievement, a triumph of gameplay and narrative that everyone should choose to play. [Nov 2008, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A seriously engrossing game that really, truly blends shooters and RPGs to brilliant effect. [Nov 2012, p.75]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Beyond its highly polished gameplay, the sheer breadth and depth of what 2K12 offers will keep basketball fans happily playing for hundreds of hours. [Dec 2011, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We're enjoying it immensely... It is a game like none other. [Mar 2010, p.66]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic epic adventure and a title that belongs in every gamer's library. [Aug 2010, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The group co-op challenges alone are some of the most fun we've had playing online in years. [Feb 2008, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sequel has arguably changed for the better in just about every conceivable way...Assassin's Creed II truly offers an experience like no other, one that mixes history and brutality to sheer perfection. And it's absolutely massive. [Holiday 2009, p.38]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The new version of MLB: The Show is available. Play ball. [April 2011, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Buying the game is buying into its potential. Its prefabricated campaign is fun enough - especially with four players - but experimenting with its Create mode is hugely addictive, and imaginative players will find themselves sucked in for hours on end. [Feb 2010, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The all-new Control Stick system highlights this year's gameplay improvements, allowing more precise ball handling through the Right-analog stick. [Dec 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With CoD4, developer Infinity Ward throws you into real-world situations, but places the focus on fictional bad guys. [Holiday 2007, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's intuitive, and we loved the precision it allows on tight through passes. [Apr 2012, p.59]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Limbo is simply one of the most impressive titles that PSN has to offer, and at $15, it's an experience that no gamer should pass up. [Oct 2011, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's worth every penny; the fun you'll have with friends--and even alone--is truly priceless. [Jan 2008, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is an amazing technological feat, and anyone with a PSP, an imagination and a sense of fun should play it immediately. [Jan 2010, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A veritable master class of all-round game development. From a sensational single-player experience that never takes any short-cuts and maintains its story's mythological credibility right to the end to the co-operative online play to the robust, balanced, and just plain fun multiplayer modes, this is a package of content that more than earns its $60 price tag... [It's] this season's biggest PS3 victory. [Nov 2009, p.42]
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