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 Rock Band
Lowest review score: 20 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 951
951 game reviews
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's by-the-book Lumines, and it's amazing. [Apr 2012, p.59]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks stunning, losing none of the visual splendor infused in its PS3 counterpart. [Apr 2012, p.59]
    • 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)
    • 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]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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]
    • 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)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Factor in the additional Be a GM, Be a Pro, and unlockable Be a Legend modes and the depth of NHL 12's experience is near unmatched. [Nov 2011, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Several new features also make franchise play more rewarding: Madden vets will greatly appreciate the faster free-agent bidding process, which creates more tension between teams and preseason roster cuts also add a more human element. [Nov 2011, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both games are certifiable classics, and the HD visuals amplify all of the emotion Team Ico tenderly weaved into them. [Nov 2011, p.80]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a complete package, Modern Warfare 3 takes the cake. [Jan 2012, p.67]
    • 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
    But still, even flawed, World at War is fun. [Jan 2009, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A relentlessly addictive, almost endlessly replayable experience. [Dec 2012, p.78]
    • 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)
    • 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]
    • 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)
    • 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]
    • 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)
    • 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
    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)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Origins returns Rayman to his 2D roots and is filled to the brim with gorgeous hand-drawn environments, blazing-fast platforming, and a huge variety of gameplay mechanics. [Holiday 2011, p.82]
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