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 LIMBO
Lowest review score: 20 NFL Tour
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 953
953 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'd best get ready to rock. [Holiday 2008, p.70]
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    • 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]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast-paced. [May 2009, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So for soccer purists, if you're able to remove the barrier to acceptance built by the licensing(though PES includes full Champions League support, including the images and music), this is a wonderfully deep, playable, and entertaining sim. [Feb 2009, p.76]
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    • 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)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a near-perfect sequel in almost every way. [Mar 2009, p.68]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The modern military FPS genre is as crowded as a mess hall at chow at chow time, but BC2 has managed to inject plenty of freshness into its firefights with an engaging single-player yarn and a host of defining online features. [Apr 2010, p.74]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Montreal delivers a rich, over-the-top buddy experience that provides intelligent choices and a tough but fun Die Hard-like vibe that helps lighten the game's dark, gritty atmosphere. [Feb 2010, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most substantial upgrade the NFS series has ever received, along with some of the best visuals in the genre's field. [Nov 2009, p.83]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The "Be a Pro" career mode is incredibly enticing. [Nov 2009, p.80]
    • 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)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can swing the $120 for the whole package, go for it--it may not be exactly like real DJing, but if you're into the scene, it's a helluva good time. [Holiday 2009, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BlazBlue has the moves and goods to back it up. [Aug 2009, p.71]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arguably the purest, most hardcore hack-and-slash fighting game on PS3. [Nov 2009, p.68]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's clear that the user-creation tools, mixed with the improved base game, will make this the SVR that lasts you into next year. [Dec 2009, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fundamentally, soccer fans can rejoice, but more impressively, even casual sports fans will appreciate a perfectly conceived, wonderfully executed sports sim. [Dec 2009, p.79]
    • 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)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The thinking-man's RPG is remarkable for many reasons, but its overbearing scale and variety are the parts that stand out from the get-go. [Jan 2010, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Creating new players with your buddies and forming online crews to play five-on-five matches against other crews is cool. [Dec 2009, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Questionable controls aside, Chinatown Wars is a beautiful blend of the modern 3D games with the pick-up-and-play appeal of the '90s original. [Holiday 2009, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though many of Half-Minute Hero's whopping 120-plus quests fly by in the blink of an eye, you'll get a ton of mileage and many hours of enjoyment out of this gem. [Dec 2009, p.84]
    • 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)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These powerful new attacks – along with some much needed tweaks to a few regular and super moves – add a massive amount of strategic nuance and mix up a lot of the match-ups. You also get a streamlined multiplayer lobby (where you can spectate or play solo while waiting), saveable replays and the return of bonus stages (i.e. belting barrels and cars). For its price, Super Street Fighter IV features a lion’s share of new content. Grease up and grab it today. [May 2010, p.72]
    • 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)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you've worn out the pitch in your copy of FIFA 10, there's no doubt this is the best virtual way to experience the action of the World Cup--before it even happens. [Jun 2010, p.75]
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