Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)'s Scores

  • Games
For 952 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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 NBA 2K12
Lowest review score: 20 Kung-Fu Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 952
952 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'm not saying it's not fun, because it is, but as a sequel, a few opportunities to really push the franchise were sadly missed. [Jan 2008, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As two previous games prove and hundreds of fans can attest, LEGO and Star Wars go together like peanut butter and jelly. [Holiday 2007, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some SOCOM purists may be turned off by the new control scheme, but if you stick with it, you'll find it's worth it. [Jan 2008, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Even diehard fans of the Adult Swim cartoon will have an extremely hard time jjustifying a $30 novelty purchase, because that's the best this game could hope to be. [Jan 2008, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With CoD4, developer Infinity Ward throws you into real-world situations, but places the focus on fictional bad guys. [Holiday 2007, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This mega quiz is a mega bore. [Holiday 2007, p.78]
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, the single-player is entertaining enough, with a lot off the fun of John Woo's original movie. [Jan 2008, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Story aside, however, Manhunt 2 is an important game--not because of the controversy surrounding it, but because it is one of the final few original PS2 games. [Holiday 2007, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The technology works surprisingly well. You can battle your PS3 or online opponents. [Holiday 2007, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jericho is pure Clive Barker, and that means that it's not for everyone, especially young children or people with weak stomachs. [Holiday 2007, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Capcom comes off like a crotch rocket vet with MotoGP 07, even though it's the publisher's first foray into the breakneck franchise since snagging the PS2 rights from Namco. [Holiday 2007, p.75]]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    All in all, we found the experience totally unsatisfying. [Mar 2008, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the game's concept and execution are commendable, the horrendous load times constantly interrupt your experience--but if you don't mind waiting five second to access your inventory (or twenty to change zones), you'll find some humorous sandbox fun. [Holiday 2007, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Also, the presentation is a mix of cheesy music, mediocre pre-rendered cutscenes, better in-game cutscenes, and bad voiceovers. [Holiday 2007, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Several years and numerous iterations of Tony Hawk have passed, but the series' progressive innovation appears to have slowed. [Holiday 2007, p.75]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA 08 delivers a pretty complete soccer package that we still hope will improve as the specter of pressure from Konami's "Pro Evolution Soccer" looms on the horizon. [Holiday 2007, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    However, quantity comes at the cost of quality--because none of the games are the main focus of the game, they all feel shallow and repetitive. [Holiday 2007, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A plethora of other modes (multiplayer, exhibition, card collecting) rounds out this ambitious title, making it well worth the time of those who usually shy away from sports games. [Holiday 2007, p.80]
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