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 NCAA Football 06
Lowest review score: 20 Sonic the Hedgehog
Score distribution:
1325 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We could go on and on, but to put it simply, MLB '06: The Show is one of the best baseball game ever on any platform. [May 2006, p.74]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with Xenosaga's wonderfully intense and challenging battle system, the game falls short in terms of actually playing time. [Mar 2003, p.39]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These are the coolest and most rewarding dunk-fests we've ever played - and NBA Live 2003 is the most entertaining basketball game on the market because of it. [Dec 2002, p.54]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Serious multiplayer fun for crooners and caterwaulers alike! [Dec 2003, p.49]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The rare game that, while not perfect, entertains, immerses, and inspires, all the while forcing you to rethink what a "game" is. We have nothing left to say but "Kudos." [Nov 2005, p.74]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Imbalances not withstanding, Rogue galaxy is definitely worth playing. [Mar 2007, p.78]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beyond that, it is pure dirt racing womderment that serious sim fans will relish in and more casual players will want to push themselves to become more skilled at. [Dec 2007, p.85]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only bogeys are a still-clunky interface - no auto-save, you can only adjust stats at certain times, etc. - a skittish camera, and overly long pre-and-post-swing reaction shots that drag on and on. [Nov 2005, p.85]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely the best college basketball game we've ever played. [Jan 2003, p.24]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beats the pants off the PS3 version. [Nov 2007, p.85]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By challenging the player with various tasks, instead of just letting them do whatever, the game actually provides a reason to continue playing. [Jan 2003, p.27]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With Blood Money, the fourth offering in the series, Eidos makes some big changes to fix these flaws, and the end result is a game that is definitely the best "Hitman" yet. [July 2006, p.80]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Basically more of the same, but we aren't complaining...It's Guitar Hero, it's next-gen, and it's the party game PS3 owners have been waiting for. [Dec 2007, p.74]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It keeps you captivated most of the time. I just wish the fighting engine from the previous game had been left intact. [Nov 2004, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The adrenaline-pumping thrill, sensory bombardment, and frantic combat have been cranked up for PS2. [June 2002, p.34]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    We loved "MLB 06: The Show." Accordingly, MLB 07: The Show has some huge cleats to fill, which it pretty much does. [Apr 2007, p.88]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still the best game for hardcore simulation fans who don't care about visuals. [Apr 2003, p.38]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blending the best of old-school action gameplay and new-school presentation, Maximo vs. Army of Zin is an excellent refinement and worthy sequel to the original. [Feb 2004, p.26]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though not quite as polished or playable as "March Madness 2004," ESPN College Hoops is still an enjoyable basketball game, especially for hardcore basketball fans. [Holiday 2003, p.30]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But if the motion doesn't bother you, you'll absolutely want this. [June 2005, p.83]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, as you've gathered, Odin Sphere is an incredibly deep, incredibly detailed, spectacularly beautiful game--and it doesn't hurt that it plays like a dream, proving that gaming excellence doesn't necessarily require a third dimension. [July 2007, p.76]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite a few technical snafus, it's impossible not to begrudgingly enjoy Sega Genesis Collection. [Feb. 2007, p.86]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The control system has been tweaked, too, so you have quick access to more special attacks at once than before. [Dec 2005, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toca Race Driver 3 has always been one of the best racers out there, and this sequel continues its fine tradition. [Mar 2006,p.81]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Very nice indeed. [Holiday 2006, p.85]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The PSP version of MLB 07: The Show packs quite a lot of game into a handheld port. [May 2007, p.83]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun game for a while, offering players cool music a weird story, and intense gameplay. [Feb 2002, p.44]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A true sequel with its sweet new multiplayer modes. [Holiday 2004, p.80]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Murata and his team haven't just given us a great sequel, they've also created one of the PS2's best action games; one that comes within mere inches of achieving classic status. [May 2003, p.24]
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