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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The actual hockey is a bit of a mixed bag in 2K5. It still controls beautifully (that "smoothness" we mentioned earlier), and the gameplay is again top-notch - once you tweak it that is. The default settings are pretty awful. [Oct 2004, p.31]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Honestly, Winning Eleven 2007 is so fun we can almost forgive Konami for "Bomberman: Act Zero"...almost. [Apr 2007, p.82]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, this game is about playing against real people, online or off, and in that regard, there's little out there that's as gratifying--or impressive. [Jan. 2007, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alundra's strength lies in its incomparable gameplay and challenge, which stands as a true testament to the game's real appeal. Providing a truly refreshing change of pace to the one-button control of other standard RPGs, Alundra is a solid title that demands as much skill and time as involvement. [Feb 1998]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Phenomenal storyline. [Holiday 2002, p.37]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent mix of atmosphere, visual design and accessible gameplay. Beyond Good & Evil is an experience that is not to be missed. [Holiday 2003, p.20]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Simply the best fighting game on PS2, even topping our beloved Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution. [Holiday 2005, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If this game doesn't put a smile on your face then maybe games just aren't for you. [Nov 2005, p.69]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the impressive level designs to the brilliant cutscenes, this game delivers in all departments. I just wished that the experienced could have lasted a bit longer. [Dec 2002, p.36]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On its highest difficulty level, Amplitude requires almost superhuman reflexes. [May 2003, p.36]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You won't find a faster racer on PS2, and the control is simply some of the best we've ever encountered. [Dec 2002, p.43]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One exceptionally notable aspect of the game is the sound. Even on a simple stereo setup, the sounds of the engine and the environment were crystal clear. [June 2003, p.32]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stiffer gameplay, clunkier graphics and a lack of competitive depth conspire to keep this franchise from repeating as the top hoops game. [Dec 2003, p.47]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immediately accessible yet rife with strategy. [Nov 2004, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Then along comes Vice City Stories, a game that exceeds all our expectations. [Dec. 2006, p.68]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The freshest game we've played since "Katamari Damacy." [Aug 2005, p.72]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Throw in some of the most comprehensive online options currently available on PS3, and Rainbow Six Vegas delivers great value for the combat sim-minded. [Sept 2007, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    EA's hat-trick, though, goes to the A.I., which will really press you to use strategy, passing, and screens if you want to light the lamp. [Dec 2007, p.82]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be as fast or furious as "March Madness" (and the play-calling itself isn't as intuitive), but no college game feels more realistic. [Jan 2005, p.76]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some technical hiccups, Aggressive Inline still shines as one of the best and most challenging "extreme" titles on PS2. [August 2002, p.19]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its bargain price even people who aren't usually into racing games really have no reason to avoid REMIX. [May 2006, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stands as a worthy closing to a momentous trilogy. [Jan 2006, p.66]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most cinematic, moodiest, and refreshing action titles to show up on the PS2 for quite some time. [Dec 2002, p.42]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More important, however, is that this game serves as a prime example of how platformers should be designed for the PSP. [Jun 2006, p.80]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From its flawless control and presentation, to its huge amount of variety and online modes, MCII is one of the most fun and complete racing games we've ever played. [June 2003, p.24]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never plaed the series before, this is the one to try. If you have played it, you won't want to miss this amazing finale. [July 2004, p.20]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's FFX-2's incredibly wacky, fruity charm that makes all the madness even more irresistible for fans who always secretly wanted to see what was really going on in the depths of Bevelle. [Feb 2004, p.18]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game has got to have on of the worst camera systems in an RPG ever. [Oct 2002, p.38]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ridiculously good. With a stacked roster of fun personalities, a wicked sense of humor that never lets up, and a vast, captivating quest, the words "epic" and "engaging" don't really do this one justice. [Nov 2004, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow not only lives up to the high standards set by its predecessor, it actually exceeds them in many ways. [Dec 2007, p.78]
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