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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Jak II
Lowest review score: 20 Sonic the Hedgehog
Score distribution:
1,325 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Repetitive above all else, the majority of the stages play out almost identically: kick butt, run away, kick butt again, run away again, repeat, and so on. [Jan 2003, p.30]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not awful; just average, but well suited for families and littler gamers. [Holiday 2003, p.46]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rogue Ops is permeated by a distinct lack of polish. The controls are a bit unintuitive, voice acting see-saws from decent to cringe-inducing bad, clipping issues abound..., and textures are blurry. [Dec 2003, p.72]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The tweaking is fun, and fans of the Lowrider culture and magazine should absolutely love it. But serious players will tire of the game after the novelty of hopping cars wears off. [Feb 2004, p.32]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The real problem is the mediocre gameplay. [Aug 2004, p.25]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The stale look and feel bleed too much air from the tires. [Oct 2006, p.86]
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    • 60 Critic Score
    The slower pace, low tech-specs and oddly non-intuitive angling make this title tough to love. [Sept 2003, p.38]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With improved defensive aspects and a heap of new creation and game modes, it isn't bad, but it's not great either. [Oct 2003, p.40]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Suffers from two major problems: its gameplay can get tedious, and the story progresses very slowly. [Feb 2002, p.44]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that Red Dead Revolver comes off as a classy Western, but underneath the high production values is a game begging for more depth and balance. [July 2004, p.23]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent romp when playing with others, even if it does get old after a while. [Feb 2006, p.80]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For heaven's sake, why did they include a quickplay option that chooses two random teams? Who plays a sports game and doesn't want the option to pick their team? [Jan 2003, p.30]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent game hampered by a bad camera and frustrating design choices. [Sept 2004, p.24]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Trick moves are easy to perform, but impossible to defend; you'll stand there frustrated and motionless while guys dance right around you. [Apr 2005, p.79]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's "Time Crisis II," only not quite. [August 2002, p.20]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It tries hard, and there are some clever ideas, but too many design shortcuts ensure that Spy Fiction is still Roger Moore to "Metal Gear Solid's" Sean Connery. [Oct 2004, p.42]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics are both faithful to the source material and overly primitive, but the main problems with Samurai Jack are its short duration and solid, but too basic, gameplay. [May 2004, p.32]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Looks good. Unfortunately, the high learning curve will keep this a niche title. [May 2003, p.36]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There was a lot of wasted potential here, especially given a character of Wolverine's caliber. [July 2003, p.27]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A kiddy game funny enough for the big kids to enjoy. [Jan 2004, p.48]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In it mindless way, it's not not fun, plus it all looks great, has a reasonably compelling storyline and characters, and lasts a pretty good while. It's just, well, mindless. [Apr 2006, p.72]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a blast in short bursts with buddies, but otherwise gets old fast. [Jan. 2007, p.86]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game lacks a level of polish and fine-tuning that would have made it a truly great title. [Nov 2002, p.38]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Plays as though its developers were simply going through the motions. There are better third-person military shooters out there...lots of them. [June 2004, p.27]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The combat is actually the biggest letdown: while relying on an interesting mechanic, it just doesn't hold up for an entire game. [August 2002, p.23]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it's cool that you can customize your army and equipment and change sides in the battle whenever you wish, Bladestorm is just too repetitive to be worth $60. [Dec 2007, p.89]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simply a decent been-there-done-that platformer. [Jan 2003, p.40]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An average game that lacks polish, but provides the simple satisfaction of blowing things up. [Jan 2004, p.32]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In an alternate universe--one where every 7-year old owns a PSP and can drop forty bucks on a forgettable movie tie-in as easily as buying a pack of gum--a game like Hammy Goes Nuts! would be friggin' huge. [Feb. 2007, p.88]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not ruined, but these technical snafus undo much of PoPoLoCrois' plentiful charm. [Holiday 2005, p.96]
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