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 The Orange Box
Lowest review score: 20 Spelunker HD
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 953
953 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But multiplayer is where Blur really shines. The eye-melting barrage of speed and pyrotechnics produced by up to 20-player online races is dizzying at times--as is the frequency of race position changes. [Aug 2010, p.81]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kojima's team did the best they could and it's more than good enough to call Peace Walker a genuine Metal Gear Solid 5. [Aug 2010, p.76]
    • 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
    Still, amid an overdose of pomp and ceremonial broadcast presentation, this simulation provides great football action and enough dream material to give high school kids goose bumps. [Oct 2010, p.84]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a rare instance of low price and high quality colliding, this one's a steal worthy of Sly's thieving skills. [Jan 2011, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Detail-drenched visuals, impressive physic effects, and online and couch co-op make Dead Nation a meatbag-slaughtering blast. [Jan 2011, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With meticulous polish, top-quality gameplay, and more than enough scream-like-a-little-girl moments, Space 2 surpasses the original in every capacity. Factor in its gruesome dismemberments and spectacular zero-G and there's truly nothing else like it. [Feb 2011, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is retro homage done right. [Feb 2011, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MvC2 fans may be bitter about some of the changes, but in the end, the joy of watching our favorite characters beat the crap out of each other will always win out. [March 2011, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Party games don't garner much respect from hardcore gamers, but You Don't Know Jack deserves an exception. [March 2011, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a complex, challenging game with a powerful story that pulls us through it, and the portable version adds more than enough new elements to make it worth playing through again and again. [March 2011, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fueled by its brains, a likeable cast, and a sprawling storyline, Age II delivers. It's the sort of game with jaws, the kind that consumes lives. [Apr 2011, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a reason PopCap has ported this game to almost every platform under the sun, and its embrace of zombiemania only hints at it. As with brains this is delicious. [April 2011, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unleashed has significantly improved on the original and found an almost perfet blend of arcade racing thrills and technical simulation challenge. [May 2011, p.84]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Maybe Rally racing is truly at a crossroads in terms of its identity, but if it offers Dirt 3's abundance of varied driving experiences, there'll be great racing down whichever path is chosen. [July 2011, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming 2D visual style tops off the p[package, making this one can't-miss hodgepodge. [July 2011, p.86]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most noticeable improvement is the brand-new tackling system, which allows for simultaneous hits and more realistic contact. [Sept 2011, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, they are not quite up to the same level as God of War III, but make no mistake: Origins still kicked our ass all over ancient Greece, and we were smiling the entire time. [Oct 2011, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to its modern day setting and the well-written[and occasionally humorous]interactions between its characters, Innocent Sin is far more interesting than the standard RPG fare. [Nov 2011, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Veterans will be pleased to know that Online is indeed an arcade-perfect port of the original Third Stike[itself the third iteration of SFIII], backed up by all new netcode that virtually eliminates lag. [Nov 2011, p.85]
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