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 LIMBO
Lowest review score: 20 NFL Tour
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 951
951 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While we were occasionally frustrated by trial-and-error tedium and forced micromanagement of multiple items, these annoyances were easily overshadowed by Closure's highly unique mechanics and presentation. [July 2012, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Atlus didn't rest on its laurels with this revival. [Sept 2010, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Indie studio Hello Games' debut release hooked us from the get-go, and with good reason: It's one of the best original games to hit PSN. [Sept 2010, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even without the Vita-specific additions, however, this is an easy recommendation as the game retains everything that made the franchise reboot an accessible alternative. [July 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first leg of what promises to be an emotionally jarring five-part journey delivers a very different and refreshing take on zombie apocalypse survival. [July 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While a departure for the franchise, Soldier delivers some of the most fun we've had in cloaked camouflage. [July 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is probably Atlus USA's best work yet, with a script full of lively, natural-sounding dialogue and a cast of talented actors who take that dialogue and run with it. [Feb 2009, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    InFamous 2 easily meets and surpasses these requirements, but it's a number of subtler tweaks that make it a better game than its predecessor. [Aug 2011, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In many ways, L.A. Noire is similar to an AMC series...It's a slow build, but once hooked, we couldn't get enough of this provocative adventure, with its compelling characters and innovative gameplay. It's not perfect, but it's also unlike anything else on the PS3 right now. [July 2011, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, EA Tiburon delivers a game that might finally challenge Madden for the gridiron crown. [Sept 2012, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If "LocoRoco's" too-cute art style turns you off or its odd gameplay still confuses you, trust me. Give LocoRoco 2 30 open-minded minutes. You won't regret it. [Mar 2009, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a charming and fun adventure that easily earns its place among PSN's elite--and we could all do with a bit more thinking(whether with portals or dimensions)every now and then. [Sept 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So while it's no shock that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes succeeds admirably as a platformer, we were surprised to find that it also manages to reinvigorate a series that has every reason to feel overly familiar and tiresome by now. [Sept 2012, p.83]
    • 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)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's more content and variety here than in any other entry in the series, and its stories - while a little too goofy to really take seriously - are nonetheless fascinating, particularly for those of us who've watched these characters grow and develop over the years...RE6 is a strange experience, to be sure - but more importantly, it's an unforgettable one. [Nov 2012, p.56]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay in Child of Eden is simple, but its relative lack of complexity is easily outweighed by its fervent dedication to turning each player's experience into an inimitable work of art. [Dec 2011, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The "Be a Pro" career mode is incredibly enticing. [Nov 2009, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With great visuals, fully featured commentary, and a depth of content that will absolutely keep FIFA fans engaged, this 2012 iteration will easily satisfy the crowd. [Dec 2011, p.73]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A top-notch addition to the genre. [Aug 2009, p.67]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's very good, as we now expect. This year's installment just isn't a revolutionary leap. [Nov 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Really, though, The Show is all about the modes. Road to the Show in particular is much less of a grind now. [May 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a $15 stand-alone download, Showdown is an absolute steal. [Aug 2012, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's consistently fascinating story and ever-evolving world - along with its minimalist and elegant gameplay - make saving the world a magnificent endeavor. [Sept 2011, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There've been a few games that have made owning a Vita worthwhile, but Gravity Rush is the first to make it absolutely essential. [Aug 2012, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's particularly satisfying on Vita, where the back panel is used to move and adjust pieces, but Sound Shapes otherwise plays identically across platforms. [Nov 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flight sim fans looking for more realism won't find it here, but if there was ever an argument for fun over reality, Assault Horizon is it. [Dec 2011, p.68]
    • 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)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After its tumultuous history, Sleeping Dogs needed to emerge from cancellation as something special, and it doesn't disappoint. [Oct 202, p.77
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fresh, funky, and super fun. [Nov 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In other words, even when this punished, superior sequel is kicking our ass and crushing our soul, it still feels fair, fun, and rewarding as hell. [Oct 202, p.80]
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