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 LIMBO
Lowest review score: 20 Kung-Fu Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 952
952 game reviews
    • 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
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer number of unlockables and challenges adds tons of replayability to a game that already demands multiple playthroughs. [Holiday 2012, p.74]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a strange footnote in the history of classic fighters, making this HD release a niche game directed at fans of the anime series and nostalgic lovers of offbeat 2D fighting games. [Dec 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortunately, the design is still fun, even if it doesn't quite hold up against modern FPS fare. [Dec 2012, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its controls aren't quite as precise as we'd like for a platformer, and the old-school difficulty can be occasionally punishing, but those gripes aside, Hell yeah's a twisted trip worth taking. [Dec 2012, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As a PSN budget title, Trilogy would soar. At $40, though, it's a bit of a turkey. [Dec 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The smaller screen makes precision work tricky, but touch controls make it quicker. [Dec 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All said and done, this is an extremely solid racing experience. [Dec 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not based on any particular Sherlock Holmes story, this is a throwback to the point-and-click adventures of old, but with the clue-finding mechanics of L.A. Noire and puzzles that feel like old-school Resident Evil games. [Dec 2012, p.85]
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Deep Black stands out in all the wrong ways, and despite its unique aquatic focus, it still manages to be completely forgettable. [Dec 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anyone craving a fresh take on the stealth-action genre should sniff this one out. [Dec 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay doesn't change much, but the story is more fleshed out on PS3, the levels are longer, and the controls work well. [Dec 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Newcomers might not understand the appeal(or get the jokes), but gamers who grew up in the '80s will think it's totally rad. [Dec, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The all-new Control Stick system highlights this year's gameplay improvements, allowing more precise ball handling through the Right-analog stick. [Dec 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bargain price(along with the Metal Gear Rising: Revengence demo)might make it more attractive to gamers new to Zone of the Enders, and it's definitely worth it for old fans. [Dec 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More than Tekken and Virtua Fighter, DOA is light, flashy entertainment. [Dec 2012, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A relentlessly addictive, almost endlessly replayable experience. [Dec 2012, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First-person hand-to-hand combat feels a bit awkward, and the lack of boss battles means this method also feels a bit repetitive - especially if you're not the inventive type. [Dec 2012, p.75]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid take on action-focused WWII air combat. [Nov 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Quests do occasionally offer intriguing objectives, but they're a rarity, and simple kill/fetch structures are the norm. [Nov 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 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]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 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]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not entirely free from the monotonous grind that's so common to the genre, but the more repetitious moments are balanced by bursts of fun personality and outrageous antics that keep up the zippy pace. [Nov 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The infectious beats of DJ Professor K washed all our frustrations away in no time. [Nov 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In a vacuum, Madden NFL 13 is great. That's good enough for some of us, but others will lament what it could have been. [Nov 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the football game we've wanted since the PS3 era began. [Nov 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fresh, funky, and super fun. [Nov 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not innovative or wildly creative, but the gameplay is fun and the multiplayer is excellent. [Nov 2012, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fighting doesn't feel significantly changed or enhanced. [Nov 2012, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 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]
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