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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 20 Sonic the Hedgehog
Score distribution:
1325 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't let the crappy nature of the game's graphics fool you - this is an action-driving romp combining all the best bits of "Stuntman" with none of the teeth-grinding elements. [Nov 2003, p.48]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the basic premise and gameplay are still solid, the cut and paste approach for each installment is spreading a bit thin three games in. [Oct 2003, p.30]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not as pretty as "Ace Combat 4", but the gameplay has serious teeth. [Nov 2003, p.40]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you aren't a fan of "Madden's" massive arsenal of extra modes, bells, and whistles, this game stands right beside the long-time champ in terms of quality and fun. And for hardcore fans simply looking for the most realistic representation of football, ESPN is the better choice. [Sept 2003, p.28]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's corny, but the solid "Hawk"-inspired gameplay cannot be denied. [Nov 2003, p.48]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's Disgaea's wacky persona and challenge that will win over hardcore genre fans in the end. [Oct 2003, p.40]
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Hunting games are still niche titles, but this is a really good one. [Nov 2003, p.48]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If twisting your mind into knots sounds like fun, you'll love Bombastic. [Oct 2003, p.40]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This year's GameDay show some huge improvements over the past two games, but it still has enough rough edges to keep it from earning "pro" status. [Oct 2003, p.34]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid mix of action and puzzle solving, Chaos Bleeds features a fairly robust fighting engine. Sure, it's not "Soul Calibur II," but there are plenty of counters, combos, and blocks to keep players busy. [Oct 2003, p.32]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The backgrounds are so stunning you'll want to drop your weapons, pack a lunch, and go exploring. [Oct 2003, p.26]
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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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's an abundance of camera problems and the enemy AI is dumb as a doornail. [Oct 2003, p.38]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strictly average game that's license becomes its saving grace. [Oct 2003, p.40]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If games like "R/C Pro Am" or "Re-Volt" sound like your idea of the perfect racing game, however, Metro 3D's little speedster could be made for you. [Aug 2003, p.32]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With so many improvements, Evolution easily surpasses the former "Virtua Fighter 4." Fighting game fans will be impressed. [Sept 2003, p.37]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Three Kingdoms fans will go nuts over all of the improvements. [Oct 2003, p.40]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply the deepest sports game ever made. It's got almost everything a football fan could ever want in a game - and then some. [Sept 2003, p.24]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Four hours the first time through? The second time took only two and a half hours! [Sept 2003, p.34]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has some great strategy elements and intense action, but is marred by repetitive level design and slow pacing. [July 2003, p.34]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Compounding the problem is the game's low framerate. Freaky Flyers will often drop below 30 frames per second, resulting in a chop-tastic display. [Sept 2003, p.40]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent game for players new to the genre, but there is little to be found behind its shiny façade. [Oct 2003, p.38]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a bit on the ugly side, but its single player missions are solid and the races are vastly different. [Sept 2003, p.38]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A lack of depth and dodgy pacing. [Oct 2003, p.40]
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    • 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mechanized simulation fans are going to go nuts with the freedom and myriad options that Silent Line offers its players. [Aug 2003, p.27]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From its solid gameplay to its attention to detail, NCAA Football 2004 is easily the best college sports game yet on PS2. There's no need to go anywhere else. [Sept 2003, p.32]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a solid control scheme, good presentation, and a well-balanced roster of fighters, Konami's K-1 is an excellent way to launch the franchise. [Aug 2003, p.26]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Plagued with underdeveloped AI and repetitive, clunky gameplay, SHBV is one of the least appealing games of 2003. [Sept 2003, p.38]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully controlling game, with vibrant (if a bit simplistic) graphics and great presentation. [Aug 2003, p.28]
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