PSM Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,325 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Lowest review score: 20 Sonic the Hedgehog
Score distribution:
1325 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game looks fantastic, sounds awesome, has tight controls and even tighter gameplay, and accurately blends racing, stunts, and "Road Rash." Play it. [Aug 2003, p.22]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The breadth of the lineup puts it head and shoulders above any other home DDR, and DDR Max features a better proportion of danceable tunes in comparison to the Playstation games. [Dec 2002, p.60]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Level-5 has made a deep, varied, and challenging battle system with a handful of nuances you can utilize to you advantage. [Sept 2007, p.74]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ambitiously designed, expertly constructed. Most importantly, its gameplay has been tuned to perfection. Give it a try - it's one of the PS2's best games. [Dec 2002, p.34]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These are the coolest and most rewarding dunk-fests we've ever played - and NBA Live 2003 is the most entertaining basketball game on the market because of it. [Dec 2002, p.54]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And it must be said that this game is funny as hell (at tip of the hat to whoever wrote the pee-inducing "Explorer" radio ad.) [Holiday 2002, p.28]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blending the best of old-school action gameplay and new-school presentation, Maximo vs. Army of Zin is an excellent refinement and worthy sequel to the original. [Feb 2004, p.26]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay isn't terribly innovative, but C:Lol takes everything we love about Castlevania, and moves it into lush, gorgeous 3D. And that's a fantastic accomplishment! [Dec 2003, p.66]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its issues, though, Dark Ressurection is a truly remarkable game and easily one of the best games the PSP has to offer. [Sep 2006, p.81]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolutely awesome wrestling experience...Thanks to features like improved graphics, more match types, and an overhauled grappling system, it's definitely the most realistic and rewarding WWE game on the market. [Dec 2003, p.56]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The core game is short, but very, very sweet and packed with replay value, even after you have unlocked all of the hidden goodies. [Dec 2003, p.72]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunningly realistic simulation, Skate is a deep, eloquent, and completely free-form experience. [Nov 2007, p.80]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Game Face is the most comprehensive and powerful character creation tool found in a game, period...Our sole gripe is that we wish the game were a little more difficult. [Nov 2003, p.42]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heartbreakingly realistic physics. [Nov 2004, p.84]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We can't imagine a better party game. If you can afford this, buy it, and rock on! [Holiday 2005, p.86]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Treads the fine line between simulation and arcade play - and pulls it off. It's quite simply the best hoops game on the PS2. [Dec 2003, p.40]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the most original and involving action titles to cmoe along in ages. [Oct 2004, p.22]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Only "Fatal Fury 3" remains altogether enjoyable, and is the primary reason to own this compilation. [Nov 2007, p.90]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's not even a tennis game on PS2 this good. [Dec 2005, p.116]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toca Race Driver 3 has always been one of the best racers out there, and this sequel continues its fine tradition. [Mar 2006,p.81]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immediately accessible yet rife with strategy. [Nov 2004, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very frustrating experience, it's also a very rewarding one. [Aug 2007, p.80]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    King Kong is at once purely simple and utterly unique, showcasing bifurcated gameplay and an instinctual theme of survival. [Holiday 2005, p.62]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Owns the three most important categories this year: graphics, gameplay, and online multiplayer. This, it's this season's Stanley Cup Winner. [Nov 2003, p.44]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This year's PSP Tiger has cut its load times down to a mere eight or nine seconds per hole. That alone is enough to make this a "must buy." [Nov 2005, p.98]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As addictive and entertaining as ever. [Jan 2004, p.24]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant title. The visuals are on par with "Rayman 3," the control almost as tight as "Mario," and the quests and puzzles both epic and innovative. [Holiday 2003, p.30]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hyper realistic, intense, and packed with awesome gadgets. Not as polished as "MGS2," but the core gameplay is more involving. [May 2003, p.30]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But the real highlights in Madden 06 are on the field. For starters, the new "QB Vision" feature is simply fantastic. Even for long-time Madden fans, the ability to focus the quarterback's attention on certain receivers or parts of the field adds a ton to the gameplay. [Sept 2005]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best and most important change is in the driving model, which corrects the overly touchy control seen in last year's "MX Unleashed." [Apr 2005, p.72]
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