Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)'s Scores

  • Games
For 953 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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 20 Thor: God of Thunder
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 953
953 game reviews
    • 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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    • 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)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The blade shines brightly and with a razor's edge; the time for killing is here. [March 2011, p.44]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Arkham City should be celebrated as a shining achievement for the action-adventure genre for its masterful execution. [Holiday 2011, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Third may be dumb fun, but it's the smartest realization of the sandbox spirit we've seen in a long while. [Holiday 2011, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Viewed strictly as a videogame, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception represents the height of technical achievement--the state-of-the-art, if you will--for the interactive console experience. [Holiday 2011, p.49]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 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]
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    • 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)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A beautifully told, smartly paced, and relentlessly addictive shooter. [July 2012, 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
    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)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The driving sim of choice for the true racing aficionado on the go. [Dec 2009, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who aren't alread obsessed with Final Fantasy VII may disagree, but I for one am grateful for the depth Crisis Core has added to the FFVII universe and wholeheartedly recommend it to fans and newcomers alike. [May 2008, p.64]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not the best-looking game, it's clunky in its controls, but it delivers where it counts with a fun experience that will keep you entertained through to its conclusion. [Aug 2008, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's also packed to the gills with lengthy, real-time cutscenes, which, true to the series' form, are filled with awesomely over-the-top action sequences. [Mar 2008, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original "Pursuit Force" remains one of our top PSP games. The missions have more variety this time around. [Feb 2008, p.75]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A well-produced, polished 3D fighter that no PS3 owner should be without, and is definitely one of the system's must-have party games. [Oct 2008, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plan frequent breaks. Your emotional well being will thank you for it. [Dec 2008, p.64]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So often we see PSP ports that are missing features or don't control well, but Afternoon of Darkness is a shining example of what ports should be. [Holiday 2007, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You don't have to be a Metalhead to love Brutal Legend, but if you are, you'll love it even more. [Holiday 2009, p.68]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For baseballs fans of any persuasion, MLB 08: The Show is a phenomenally feature rich package that you'll be playing all the way until 09 comes around. [May 2008, p.68]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like any good trip to Vegas, the sights and sounds will absolutely assault your senses. [May 2008, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX on ATVs. Not a perfect analogy but it's darn close, and fans of the seminal snowboarding franchise should probably just stop reading now and go buy this game. [Nov 2008, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    WWE '09 provides enough content and depth to last the armchair wrestler for years and is one of the most accessible yet deepest sports games I've ever played. [Holiday 2008, p.64]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is a real hoot. [Dec 2008, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And that's the draw of the game: interacting with a living, breathing world that centers on you as the star. [Holiday 2008, p.60]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But still, even flawed, World at War is fun. [Jan 2009, p.70]
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