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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Lowest review score: 20 Kung-Fu Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 951
951 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who aren't alread obsessed with Final Fantasy VII may disagree, but I for one am grateful for the depth Crisis Core has added to the FFVII universe and wholeheartedly recommend it to fans and newcomers alike. [May 2008, p.64]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Consider a Skullgirls purchase as an investment to preserve the 2D fighting game genre. [June 2012, p.79]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • 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]
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    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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]
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    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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
    The driving sim of choice for the true racing aficionado on the go. [Dec 2009, p.72]
    • 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)
    • 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]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While awaiting a lightsaber-wielding title to justify our Move purchase, Top Darts recreates the favorite pub pastime with an authenticity that had us craving pints of Guinness. [March 2011, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing Episode 1 felt like hanging out with an old friend who still has all his best moves and looks better than ever. [Dec 2010, p.73]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So long as you have the skills (or beefy enough cars) to avoid crashing constantly, you can find an almost endless supply of fun on the streets of LA. [Dec 2008, p.76]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all over a bit too quickly, but the open-ended story virtually ensures a sequel--leaving us eager to don the ARS once again. [Dec 2010, p.76]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This bundle of PS2 games proves that no matter the resolution, it's one of the best game trilogies this side of Olympus. [June 2011, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But perhaps it doesn't need to, because Dot brings enough new to the table, and delivers its homage with enough charm and character to make it worthy on it's own merits. [Jun 2010, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, if you're a hockey nut and you're trying to decide which game to throw your hockey dollars at, look no further than NHL 09. [Nov 2008, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But credit given where credit is due, SCEA's packaging of one group's library(although hardcore ABBA fans might complain about a few song ommisions)on a single Blu-ray is actually more satisfying than SingStar's usual mishmash collections of songs. [Jan 2009, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As simple as Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law may seem, the game is brought to life by excellent dialogue, true-to-the-show characters, spastic humor, and of course, penis jokes. [Jan 2008, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are problems in Valkyria Chronicles II, but most of them have to do with the parts we don't actually play. [Dec 2010, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun, wildly varied romp through the Wild West. [Oct 2009, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Our one big complaint: the load times. [Dec 2010, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fan service is simply through the roof! [June 2008, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In all, NCAA 09's sharp visuals, immediate sense of control, and its robust, fleshed-out modes make this year's version a winner. [Sept 2008, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Actually, it ccould be said that it's actually more fun to watch the game than it is to play it. [Holiday 2007, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the on-field experience, PES is an astounding recreation of the beautiful game, and we just hope that the license restrictions are alleviated by 09. [May 2008, p.76]
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