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 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 20 Clash of the Titans
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 953
953 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The light cast across the spectacuarly detailed facades, the slick road affecting car handling and causing footsteps to kick up splashes, the imposing skyscrapers, the flashing neon, it all changes wiht each passing street, and weather system...That's what you'll take away from GTA IV, along with the multiplayer gift that will keep on giving. [June 2008, p.36]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A veritable master class of all-round game development. From a sensational single-player experience that never takes any short-cuts and maintains its story's mythological credibility right to the end to the co-operative online play to the robust, balanced, and just plain fun multiplayer modes, this is a package of content that more than earns its $60 price tag... [It's] this season's biggest PS3 victory. [Nov 2009, p.42]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Arkham City should be celebrated as a shining achievement for the action-adventure genre for its masterful execution. [Holiday 2011, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's too early yet to declare a new era or direction in gaming, but LittleBigPlanet feels like the birth of a revolution; like through sharing our collective creativity we'll somehow become better, stronger, closer to each other. [Holiday 2008, p.56]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic epic adventure and a title that belongs in every gamer's library. [Aug 2010, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Instead, much like Bioshock 2, the single-player portion can't quite recapture the magic of the original, but there is no denying Portal 2 is a brilliant and satisfying game in its own right. [June 2011, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare is everything you'd want from a sequel. [Jan 2010, p.72]
    • 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)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkable achievement, a triumph of gameplay and narrative that everyone should choose to play. [Nov 2008, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 has touched a place in our hearts few other games have. Despite the abundance of science fiction-themed games availble today, none has rivaled the depth of a classic sci-fi book the way this does. [Feb 2010, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    By striking a balance between fresh and familiar, and by delivering the best aspects of Street Fighters past, Street Fighter IV is easily one of this console generation's best fighting games. [Feb 2009, p.66]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you come to the game with no prior MGS knowledge, you'll still uncover one of the most absorbing stories ever told. [July 2008, p.38]
    • 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)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Skyrim is a gorgeous production that truly does justice to the words "roleplaying game." It doesn't just tell us a story, it gives us the chance to tell a story of our own. At its best, that's what an interactive art form should be all about. [Jan 2011, p.73]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    God of War III is beautiful. It's bloody. It's brilliant. But it's not perfect. [Apr 2010, p.44]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Viewed strictly as a videogame, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception represents the height of technical achievement--the state-of-the-art, if you will--for the interactive console experience. [Holiday 2011, p.49]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These powerful new attacks – along with some much needed tweaks to a few regular and super moves – add a massive amount of strategic nuance and mix up a lot of the match-ups. You also get a streamlined multiplayer lobby (where you can spectate or play solo while waiting), saveable replays and the return of bonus stages (i.e. belting barrels and cars). For its price, Super Street Fighter IV features a lion’s share of new content. Grease up and grab it today. [May 2010, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's worth every penny; the fun you'll have with friends--and even alone--is truly priceless. [Jan 2008, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both games are certifiable classics, and the HD visuals amplify all of the emotion Team Ico tenderly weaved into them. [Nov 2011, p.80]
    • 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)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'd best get ready to rock. [Holiday 2008, p.70]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Buying the game is buying into its potential. Its prefabricated campaign is fun enough - especially with four players - but experimenting with its Create mode is hugely addictive, and imaginative players will find themselves sucked in for hours on end. [Feb 2010, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band's greatest achievement may be that it's not just another Rock Band game; it's an ambitious step forward for the genre. [Dec 2010, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fundamentally, soccer fans can rejoice, but more impressively, even casual sports fans will appreciate a perfectly conceived, wonderfully executed sports sim. [Dec 2009, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sequel has arguably changed for the better in just about every conceivable way...Assassin's Creed II truly offers an experience like no other, one that mixes history and brutality to sheer perfection. And it's absolutely massive. [Holiday 2009, p.38]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A seriously engrossing game that really, truly blends shooters and RPGs to brilliant effect. [Nov 2012, p.75]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the God of War universe, of action-adventure titles, or of the PSP, you must pick up Chains of Olympus. [Apr 2008, p.68]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    That commitment is made palatable by the quality oozing out of every feature, every visual detail, every pitch, and every hit in The Show--the best baseball game currently available. [Jun 2010, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These were two of the PS2's greatest games, and they're just as compelling--and much better looking--on PS3. [Jan 2010, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's true that Killzone 2 is filled with moments that can handily be described as inspiring awe. Each scene is incredibly well detailed, from the gaps in jerry-rigged cover points letting you sneak in a killing headshot to scarred and scratched textures, the planet feels entirely believable... Without a doubt Killzone fans, action and shooter fans of any stripe will instantly tag this sequel as a powerful contender for best game of 2009. [Feb 2009, p.38]
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