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 Heavy Rain
Lowest review score: 20 Spelunker HD
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 951
951 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the football game we've wanted since the PS3 era began. [Nov 2012, p.83]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet for a mere $8, we highly recommend this all-you-can-eat buffet of awesome. [May 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its brief tenure(less than four hours)and light mechanics, it's one of the most powerful and impactful games we've every played. [Oct 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The infectious beats of DJ Professor K washed all our frustrations away in no time. [Nov 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When a series' 13th installment leaves us amazed with its highlight moments and has us playing all-nighters again, it's an easy pick-up-call. [Nov 2012, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even for first-timers who aren't craving a nostalgia fix, this one's an easy recommendation. [Nov 2012, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A well-produced, polished 3D fighter that no PS3 owner should be without, and is definitely one of the system's must-have party games. [Oct 2008, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fright-filled ride worth sinking our fangs into. [Jan 2012, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ACIII certainly has its high points: the addictive multiplayer, refined mechanics, involving characters, and unique setting all help to create a rich, compelling experience that surpasses both Brotherhood and Revelations. [Holiday 2012, p.67
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is a real hoot. [Dec 2008, p.78]
    • 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)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yoshinori Ono and the team at Capcom have done the impossible, crushing 3D fighters onto a 2D plane and making it feel coherent and surprisingly gratifying. [May 2012, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If ever a game was more about the journey than the destination, it's Mass Effect 3. And what a journey it is. [May 2012, p.71]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphics age and controls grow outdated, but genius never fades. [Jan 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 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)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absolutely enchanting from start-to-finish, Swan is a real treat and a prime example of why bigger isn't always better. [Holiday 2012, 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sum effect of all of Metal's play options, depth and unrelenting challenge is a game brimming with replay value - a seemingly endangered species these days. [Apr 2012, p.72]
    • 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
    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)
    • 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)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these flaws, however, Okami is still one of our favorite games and more than worth a meager 20 bucks. [Holiday 2012, p.82]
    • 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)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very impressive achievement. [Apr 2012, p.54]
    • 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)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The smaller screen makes precision work tricky, but touch controls make it quicker. [Dec 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not the best-looking game, it's clunky in its controls, but it delivers where it counts with a fun experience that will keep you entertained through to its conclusion. [Aug 2008, p.70]
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