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 Call of Duty: Black Ops
Lowest review score: 20 Spelunker HD
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 953
953 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat, however, does add a hint of freshness. [Aug 2009, p.79]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The addition of trophies is welcome. [Aug 2009, p.73]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's just so much to do here and, when our creativity's at the top of its game, it's just so much fun to destroy. [May 2010, p.67]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly lengthy and gruesomely entertaining. [July 2009, p.76]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An engrossing experience that ends too soon. [Apr 2010, p.79]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the PSP's imperfect analog nub, the controls are tight and responsive, making the fight combat levels (nearly half the game) a white-knuckle joy. [Holiday 2009, p.80]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Equity is also earned via a cool custom-mission creator. [Apr 2010, p.78]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the best Monster Hunter game yet. [Sept 2009, p.81]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In gameplay terms, LRB is essentially no different than any other Rock Band title. [Jan 2010, p.81]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The potential is staggering in a variety of ways. [Nov 2009, p.70]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Somehow it's just as captivating today as it ever has been. [Dec 2009, p.76]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Die-hard fans hoping for something new will inevitably be disappointed, but even they can't fail to be impressed at just how complete and convincing a handheld title this is. [Nov 2009, p.78]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Answers many of last year's criticisms with a well-rounded experience packed with the depth hardcore gamers demand and the accessibility newcomers will enjoy. [Aug 2009, p.77]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game best left to the most masochistic, hardcore game. [Dec 2009, p.80]
    • 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]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So the game may not be perfect but the Beatles' music pretty much is. [Nov 2009, p.72]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it shows its age at times, Persona more than deserves the respectable treatment it's finally been given. [Nov 2009, p.74]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Live 10 has taken a few solid steps forward, and is certainly a pick-up-and-play option for NBA fans. [Dec 2009, p.75]
    • 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]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hell of a good time. [Apr 2010, p.72]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thankfully, other than shortening events into quicker bursts, the only negative effects of Westernization are purely cosmetic...dude. [Nov 2009, p.82]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We could debate endlessly whether there was any need for Activision to come up with the Band Hero moniker, but the end result is another solid Guitar Hero game. [Jan 2010, p.80]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2K's NHL game is still maturing - it needs another year of fine-tuning to release its full flavor - but still, you won't be disappointed if you partake of it now. [Nov 2009, p.81]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not crammed with features, but playing through a franchise--with drills and practice--will keep hoop fans entertained and occupied on the road. [Holiday 2009, p.83]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even longtime fans will enjoy a second romp through this simple, yet slick, PSP re-release. [Dec 2009, p.84]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's enough here to keep fighting fans happy. [Nov 2009, p.78]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you play the silver ball, you don't just want this game, you need it. [Holiday 2009, p.81]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though we miss the earnest realism of the original game, Skate 3 offers the most complete package thus far, so feel free to hop on board. [July 2010, p.79]
    • 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]
    • 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]