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 Heavy Rain
Lowest review score: 20 Clash of the Titans
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 953
953 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forgive the sometimes long load times and other minor quibbles--Assassin's Creed is a resounding success that no one should miss. [Jan 2008, p.76]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics only represent the topmost layer of a pervasive meticulousness, and every last detail feels thoroughly polished. [Apr 2010, p.66]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For now, all you need to know is this: UT3 is the killer, exclusive PS3 app we hoped it'd be, and if you're not playing it, you're missing out on some damned good times. [Feb 2008, p.82]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For Playstation gamers who might not have played these game on other platforms, The Orange Box is the best value package available on the PS3. [Feb 2008, p.72]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The group co-op challenges alone are some of the most fun we've had playing online in years. [Feb 2008, p.76]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like the powerhouse race thoroughbreds that populate it, GRID is an unrelenting ride that keeps rewarding you the harder you push it. [Aug 2008, p.64]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like many games earning classic status, FNR4 generates repeated standout, jaw-dropping moments, and none of them are pre-scripted. [Aug 2009, p.64]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkable achievement, a triumph of gameplay and narrative that everyone should choose to play. [Nov 2008, p.70]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yes, this is the Batman you've been waiting for...It's a wonderful experience, beginning to end, never taking the easy or familiar route, and infusing each shift of the story with original ideas that cut no corners. [Oct 2009, p.70]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare is everything you'd want from a sequel. [Jan 2010, p.72]
    • 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]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're still wondering if BioShock 2 is better than the original as you enter the final level, by the time you beat it, you'll have no doubt. This is one of the best games you'll ever play. [Mar 2010, p.62]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We're enjoying it immensely... It is a game like none other. [Mar 2010, p.66]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is an amazing technological feat, and anyone with a PSP, an imagination and a sense of fun should play it immediately. [Jan 2010, p.79]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perhaps Resident Evil 5's most remarkable achievement is how it deftly straddles the line between the franchise's sometimes endearing, sometimes frustrating, legacy gameplay mechanics while incorporating more contemporary action adventure elements like enhanced interaction and exploration of environments and a decidedly more shooter-like control scheme. [Mar 2009, p.38]
    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Indeed, Sparta is not only a great PSP game but a great God of War game with an absolutely incredible ending. [Dec 2010, p.42]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"