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 Borderlands 2
Lowest review score: 20 NFL Tour
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 951
951 game reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The gameplay, inferior graphics, and "kill all aliens" story hover so staunchly between terrible and mediocre that we couldn't recommend Battleship even if it were a $15 download. [Aug 2012, p.87]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If that wasn't bad enough, the glitchy, jerky graphics are further ravaged by a spastic camera that literally had me woozy at times. [Holiday 2008, p.84]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Frustrating. Unbalanced. Dull. [June 2008, p.83]
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    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The whole game screams "last-gen." [Aug 2009, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Forever eschews any hope for a decent story or interesting gameplay in favor of shoving as many boobs in our face as possible. As a result, the game comes up short in every way possible.
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As of launch, though, I can't recommend Quake Wars to anyone but the most dedicated masochist. [Aug 2008, p.68]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As diehard Ghostbusters fans, we can honestly say this is the first time that busting absolutely did not make us feel good. [July 2011, p.83]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Niche-dwelling masochists will thrive on mastering the murky depths of Heroes, but everyone else should throw a smoke bomb and run away. [July 2009, p.83]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Everything about this game seems to be a loud, obnoxious effort to suck out the fun with a bloody straw made from an empty sausage casing. [Feb 2010, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Most everyone else can pass this one by and spare their teeth some trauma. [April 2011, p.79]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Deep Black stands out in all the wrong ways, and despite its unique aquatic focus, it still manages to be completely forgettable. [Dec 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We love the idea of controlling defeated enemies' minds and using these subservient souls as combat partners or diversionary sitting ducks, but the execution here is simply irredeemable. [April 2011, p.75]
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    All in all, we found the experience totally unsatisfying. [Mar 2008, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just a hack with a medium-hot license - play the real thing instead. [Feb 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    How the hell is this considered good enough on a system that just got Gran Turismo? [Dec 2009, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    None of this will ever be worth $50. [Feb 2010, p.81]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The PSP version of this third-person actioner, in which you play as lightsaber-wielding Jedi and blaster-packing clone troopers, is worse than the already broken next-gen title. [Holiday 2009, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even for a budget title the combat system is nothing short of a clunky mess, with slow animations and unsatisfying combos. [Holiday 2011, p.83]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Deadly Warrior may not be deadly dull, but it's not terribly exciting either. [June 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Factor in the semi-frequent bugs and Iron Man 2 bears the all-too-familiar mark of a game rushed to meet its tie-in movie's release date. [Aug 2010, p.85]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In fact, a character in the game even tells you that while you may not like all the mini-games, you have to play them all to get through the game. [Mar 2008, p.89]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Worst of all, any "fun" inherent in teddy bear-offing only lasts as long as it takes to commit every heinous act in the game: about an hour-and-a-half. [Oct 2010, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Utterly unneeded. [May 2009, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Take our advice, vote with your dollars and buy a used copy of "NFL Street 2" instead. [Apr 2008, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Thor: God of Thunder sins often and hugely, but its primary offense to man is its indifference to the subject matter. [July 2011, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    That it costs money is criminal. [Feb 2011, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Even diehard fans of the Adult Swim cartoon will have an extremely hard time jjustifying a $30 novelty purchase, because that's the best this game could hope to be. [Jan 2008, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Bad game design is bad game design. [Feb 2011, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Clash of the Titans is the worst kind of bad: ill-conceived, poorly executed, and depressingly uninventive. [Oct 2010, p.81]
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