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 BioShock
Lowest review score: 20 Clash of the Titans
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 953
953 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's more content and variety here than in any other entry in the series, and its stories - while a little too goofy to really take seriously - are nonetheless fascinating, particularly for those of us who've watched these characters grow and develop over the years...RE6 is a strange experience, to be sure - but more importantly, it's an unforgettable one. [Nov 2012, p.56]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's very good, as we now expect. This year's installment just isn't a revolutionary leap. [Nov 2012, p.81]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's particularly satisfying on Vita, where the back panel is used to move and adjust pieces, but Sound Shapes otherwise plays identically across platforms. [Nov 2012, p.84]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fresh, funky, and super fun. [Nov 2012, p.82]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the football game we've wanted since the PS3 era began. [Nov 2012, p.83]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The infectious beats of DJ Professor K washed all our frustrations away in no time. [Nov 2012, p.85]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A relentlessly addictive, almost endlessly replayable experience. [Dec 2012, p.78]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The smaller screen makes precision work tricky, but touch controls make it quicker. [Dec 2012, p.84]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Turok's adventure doesn't write the next great chapter in first-person action gameplay, it's a thoroughly solid, entertaining, thoughtfully-designed, and well-paced shooter. [Mar 2008, p.80]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The technology works surprisingly well. You can battle your PS3 or online opponents. [Holiday 2007, p.74]
    • 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]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it's extremely linear, occasionally irritating, and lacks the crap-your-pants scariness that its eerie environments and grotesque enemies suggest, Dark Sector is still an enjoyably intense shooter with a lot of unique twists. [May 2008, p.70]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you haven't upgraded to a PS3, the action, story, and exclusive levels here won't disappoint. [Oct 2008, p.76]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the story and settings are the same as on the PS3, the levels and the way the apprentice develops are completely different. [Oct 2008, p.76]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We found ourselves fighting Beaterator's interface more than we'd have liked, but hey, at least we were able to make some decent-sounding tunes to play on our PSPs and iPods. [Holiday 2009, p.79]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with all the solo bulk, the most exciting addition to Wipeout Pulse is undoubtedly that of Wi-Fi play via the PSP's Infrastructure mode. [Apr 2008, p.86]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a fairly standard adventure game at its core that goes from "great" to "good" by the time all's said and done. [Jan 2008, p.79]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its solid execution, along with its sheer audacity in mixing all these gameplay styles and features together, makes for an entertaining experience. [Feb 2010, p.72]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are more than enough memorably twisted moments of genuine fright and bewilderment to keep any horror fan's eyes wide open through these ten warped hours of madness. [July 2008, p.80]
    • 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]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-rounded, albeit somewhat conventional, package. [May 2009, p.80]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyway you cut it, there's an 80-percent chance that you're going to be entertained. [Aug 2008, p.72]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ProStreet doesn't re-invent the wheel, but it definitely turns a corner for the series, and does it with enjoyable results. [Holiday 2007, p.77]
    • 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]