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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 NBA 2K13
Lowest review score: 20 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 951
951 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden 3 isn't just a great hack-'n'-slash action game, it's a great Ninja Gaiden game. [May 2012, p.78]
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    • 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]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Does Rainbow Moon pack enough gameplay to pass 15 dollars worth of time? Absolutely, and then some. [Oct 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fan service doesn't get any better than this. [Oct 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As enjoyable as Sleep is, it still feels a bit dated. [Oct 2010, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AvP's multiplayer is gory, gratifying, and will bring an evil little smile to your face. [Apr 2010, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game best left to the most masochistic, hardcore game. [Dec 2009, p.80]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without the distraction (and egoism) of star power, and an emphasis on teamwork, pace, and movement that strains but doesn't break the AI, NCAA Basketball 2010 is pick-ip-and-play friendly for college game newcomers and hoop aficionados alike. [Jan 2010, p.84]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much about 13 feels familiar, but considering the quality of this portable package, that's not a bad thing. [May 2012, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PGA Tour 12 doesn't refine the golf experience, but its streamlined approach makes it simpler to enjoy a round on the links. [May 2011, p.86]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between its buckets of content and excellent presentation, FlatOut offers more than enough reasons for extreme race fans to buckle-up for its PSP debut. [May 2008, p.82]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Massively upgrades and updates the PS2 original, making it more accessible through improved presentation and navigation of its deep roster management system. [Oct 2008, p.86]
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    • 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)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great for honing skills on the road or simply on its own, CTP is an excellent port. [Jun 2010, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dressing up classic gameplay with gorgeous graphics is sometimes enough. [Oct 2010, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of its flaws, it's entertaining and addictive as, well, hell. [Oct 2008, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Patapon may indeed be a game so unusual that it's marching to its own beat, but Japan Studio did such a phenomenal job tying together the control, music and art direction that we recommend grooving right along with that wonderous, delightful beat. [Apr 2008, p.78]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quiz World's about as fun as Quiz TV; maybe next year we'll get the best bits of both. [Jan 2010, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be the flashiest Vita title, but Hustle Kings is a perfect fix for armchair billiards enthusiasts. [May 2012, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not the revolution we were hoping for, bit it's easily the best portable Creed fix yet. [Holiday 2012, p.,70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still a very good game--well worth playing right now--but we suspect Mafia II will only fulfill its potential with all the DLC that'll inevitably populate Empire Bay. [Nov 2010, p.78]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although last year's NASCAR The Game 2011 was a credible effort, Inside Line is the first NASCAR racing game in years that feels like someone cared. [Holiday 2012, p.72]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most feature-rich games on the market. [Jan 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Danger 2 might test our patience, but it's still a great little game well worth the download. [Holiday 2012, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though frustration can mount during the solo adventure, Shooter 2 still offers up a ton of ingenuity and creative punch at a puny price. [May 2011, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mostly, though, Birthday is about shooting the hell out of big gruesome monsters. This might be all the meaning most of us require. [May 2011, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the best Monster Hunter game yet. [Sept 2009, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We came to Homefront for its front lines and its heart, and it's here the war is won. [May 2011, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Enjoyable enough that adult gamers won't mind playing along. [Jan 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still undermined by AI niggles, animation glitches, and the lack of a check swing. [May 2010, p.78]
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