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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Lowest review score: 20 Sonic the Hedgehog
Score distribution:
1325 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    NCAA's Dynasty is the best "pure videogame" feature in any sports games. Pro franchise modes punish teams who succeed. Here, good play is rewarded with stronger recruiting power. More than any other sports game, NCAA Football plays like an RPG. [Aug 2004, p.18]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    About as perfect as games come, and you must play it. [Nov 2007, p.72]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the reason to have a PSP. [Jan 2006, p.83]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Devilishly easy to pick up and play, and damn hard to put down. And it's funny - both "haha" funny and "clever" funny. It's got a smooth style and charm that really endears itself to you. [Nov 2004, p.76]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The framerate troubles are disappointing. [Holiday 2002, p.54]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An awesome trip around the racetrack. [Nov 2003, p.48]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply put, it's the best racing game we've played since "Burnout 3," and an amazing portable achievement. [May 2005, p.78]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Add a bloody mouthpiece, and you've got the most realistic boxing experience you can have without the risk of brain injury. [Apr 2005, p.73]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even if you focus strictly on the single player game and ignore the massive improvements to their multiplayer world, there are so many details in the game that it almost comes to life... A near-perfect game. [Dec 2003, p.84]
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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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    • 87 Metascore
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    NCAA Football 06 gets absolutely everything right, even the trophy girlfriend. [Aug 2005, p.80]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Challenging, gratifying, and revolutionary all at once, there's simply nothing out there remotely like [the new co-op mode]. [May 2005, p.68]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the new tweaks that make it more accessible, and the abundance of new content, you really have no reason not to pick this up - especially at only $20. [Feb 2006, p.72]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The fact remains that this is one of, if not the best game in the series, and it's got some great multiplayer modes(playable online!)to further sweeten an already sweet game. [May 2006, p.84]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    Visually the game is absolutely stunning, with in-game character models that are at least three times as detailed as those seen in the first game. Level design is artistic as it is functional. [Nov 2003, p.32]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I still love this game. However, it's become more obvious that the storyline is way too clunky, confusing and - sometimes - downright silly. [Apr 2003, p.34]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply the best overall baseball simulation on the PS2 this year. [May 2003, p.36]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Don't let any of this--or the controversy surrounding it--deter you, though; Bully is a remarkable game. [Holiday 2006, p.72]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is a game--actually the game--to buy a PSP for. [Feb. 2007, p.74]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Field commotion aside, the best reason to huddle up with NCAA is the new Legend mode. [Oct 2006, p.80]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An incredibly valiant attempt to make an accessible NASCAR game, but many will still think it falls a bit short because you can only do so much with turning left. [Oct 2004, p.32]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last year's issues have been fixed, its competitors suffer from annoying quirks or feature omissions, and most importantly, MVP Baseball 2005 simly feels and plays the most like the real thing. [Apr 2005, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immensely more satisfying, deep, and involving than its predecessor. [Mar 2003, p.40]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You're getting two incredible games that, while vastly different in terms of mechanics, maintain a cohesive theme: stealth. It just doesn't get better than this. [Aug 2004, p.26]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It just washes you away in the magic that is two of the world's greatest storytellers--Disney and SquareEnix--coming together to make something timeless, wonderful, and unforgettable. [Jun 2006, p.77]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What makes GGX2 so impressive after long sessions of play are its many layers of depth. [Mar 2003, p.32]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether or not you like RPGs you should pick it up, because it's one of the most enjoyable games we've played in a long time. [Sept 2007, p.70]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The all-important sense of speed - something "Burnout 3" had in spades - feels slower. [Nov 2005, p.98]
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