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: 70
Highest review score: 100 NCAA Football 2005
Lowest review score: 20 Sonic the Hedgehog
Score distribution:
1325 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The deep Master League mode will suck in a hardcore soccer fan for eons. [March 2005, p.76]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As addictive and entertaining as ever. [Jan 2004, p.24]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If all game sequels were of this caliber and depth, the gaming world would be a far better place. [May 2003, p.32]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Highly polished and easy to control, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando is a great choice for the adrenaline junkie... For fun characters and pure action, Going Commando is it. [Dec 2003, p.68]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Madden" fans will be awed by ESPN's superior presentation....All in all, ESPN Football 2K5 is more ambitious, polished and enjoyable than this year's "Madden."[Sept 2004, p.14]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Extreme depth and innovative controls make MVP 2004 great. We'll have to wait until next issue to be sure, but this may have just become the best baseball game out there. [Apr 2004, p.22]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A better-looking, better-playing Burnout, which is never a bad thing. [Nov 2005, p.72]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the more challenging titles in the genre with a difficulty that ramps up pretty quickly. [Nov 2002, p.36]
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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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    • 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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Check it out and experience the wonder Japanese gamers have felt for nearly 20 years. [Feb 2006, p.78]
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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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game's greatest depth comes from online play... What's most exciting, however, is that you can bring your own created players, gear and courts into online matches. You can take on anyone online - on your own home court. [March 2005, p.62]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's major faults are a drop in the framerate when players swarm the ice during a line change, slower gameplay than some of the more current hockey titles, and its audio effects. [Holiday 2002, p.44]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When played head to head [with "Live 2003"], 2K3 feels a little slow, a tad unexciting and a touch old school, but it still looks and plays the closest to real NBA basketball. For hardcore hoops fans, that's what really matters. [Dec 2002, p.59]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Phenomenal tracks, control, and police interaction combine to create one of the most unique and challenging arcade racers ever - and the best on PS2. [Oct 2002, p.26]
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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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great graphics, tight control, amazing sound.
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We all fell in love with GT the first time out because it was so unprecedented, but on your fourth visit, you'll really wish the damn thing would evolve and live up to its potential. Still, it's riveting racing, it has its own undeniable charms. [JPN Import; March 2005, p.68]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can play this one forever. [May 2005, p.82]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Combines absolutely jaw-dropping graphics with familiar platforming/shooting mechanics and genuinely funny humor to make one of the PS3's few true masterpieces. [Dec 2007, p.66]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the PS2 basketball game that will best satisfy both hardcore and casual fans. [Feb 2002, p.41]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Due to the too-low placement of the analog stick, expect your thumb to get sore after an hour or two. [May 2005, p.79]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heartbreakingly realistic physics. [Nov 2004, p.84]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I actually found myself sweating from nervousness and trembling from fear during many of the levels. [July 2002, p.32]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best game in the series - even if it's not totally original. [May 2005, p.70]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not as intuitive as "Hot Shots 3," there is more depth and variety of gameplay here. [Holiday 2002, p.44]
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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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