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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 FIFA Soccer
Lowest review score: 20 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 951
951 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like the powerhouse race thoroughbreds that populate it, GRID is an unrelenting ride that keeps rewarding you the harder you push it. [Aug 2008, p.64]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For Playstation gamers who might not have played these game on other platforms, The Orange Box is the best value package available on the PS3. [Feb 2008, p.72]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For now, all you need to know is this: UT3 is the killer, exclusive PS3 app we hoped it'd be, and if you're not playing it, you're missing out on some damned good times. [Feb 2008, p.82]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like many games earning classic status, FNR4 generates repeated standout, jaw-dropping moments, and none of them are pre-scripted. [Aug 2009, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A beautifully told, smartly paced, and relentlessly addictive shooter. [July 2012, p.70]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's too early yet to declare a new era or direction in gaming, but LittleBigPlanet feels like the birth of a revolution; like through sharing our collective creativity we'll somehow become better, stronger, closer to each other. [Holiday 2008, p.56]
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    • 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]
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    • 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)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare is everything you'd want from a sequel. [Jan 2010, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    God of War III is beautiful. It's bloody. It's brilliant. But it's not perfect. [Apr 2010, p.44]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The light cast across the spectacuarly detailed facades, the slick road affecting car handling and causing footsteps to kick up splashes, the imposing skyscrapers, the flashing neon, it all changes wiht each passing street, and weather system...That's what you'll take away from GTA IV, along with the multiplayer gift that will keep on giving. [June 2008, p.36]
    • 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)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Indeed, Sparta is not only a great PSP game but a great God of War game with an absolutely incredible ending. [Dec 2010, p.42]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from a couple of infuriatingly obtuse puzzles and perhaps the game's overall difficulty level, there isn't much to complain about here. [Dec 2010, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PES may not be evolving at the same rate as its competition, but that makes it comfortable and familiar. [Holiday 2009, p.84]
    • 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)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's charming story and characters are accompanied by fun, compelling gameplay mechanics in both time-tested and totally new styles. [Holiday 2009, p.64]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Instead, much like Bioshock 2, the single-player portion can't quite recapture the magic of the original, but there is no denying Portal 2 is a brilliant and satisfying game in its own right. [June 2011, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can have a very different gameplay experience depending on how you develop your character. [Feb 2010, p.68]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band's greatest achievement may be that it's not just another Rock Band game; it's an ambitious step forward for the genre. [Dec 2010, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game looks and feels just that much more authentic without feeling like we're sitting through 90 minutes of Stoke City versus Wigan. [Dec 2010, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'd best get ready to rock. [Holiday 2008, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 still emphasizes challenge over fun, but if that's the beat you march to, this may well be your new favorite game. [Nov 2009, p.73]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a shooter, it always succeeds, with tight control, thrilling gunfights, subdued stealth missions, and over-the-top explosions. [Holiday 2008, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not be a perfect way to extend the experience, but it will surely help tide you over while you eagerly await the sequel hinted at in Persia's pitch-perfect ending. [Jan 2009, p.66]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Best of all, by the 11th hour, Split/Second had us doing something few racing games can accomplish: it kept us smiling. [July 2010, p.71]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast-paced. [May 2009, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These were two of the PS2's greatest games, and they're just as compelling--and much better looking--on PS3. [Jan 2010, p.83]
    • 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]
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