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
    • 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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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The passing game's sharp, the running game's well balanced, and even the kick return game is more exciting that it is in the pros. [Sept 2002, p.26]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The rowdy juice that gave "NBA Street" its flavor has been poured on a football. It has the playability of a "Madden" game, but the wilder action will have you whoopin' it up. [Mar 2004, p.36]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not only a sterling initial effort, but also one of the best overall examples of the genre we’ve ever played. [Feb 2002, p.32]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the most enjoyable and innovative WWII experience out there. Period. [May 2005, 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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every bit as addictive and charming as "The Sims" ever were. Degg-degg! [Dec 2005, p.91]
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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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    • 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
    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, the game is lacking online play, but when a game is as masterful as VF5 is, we can survive without it. [Apr 2007, p.68]
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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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    • 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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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between the deep formations and tactics, a management portion that allows player purchases and trades, commentary that can be toggled to favor the home or away team or be neutral, and everything else, WE7 crams in as as much sporting content as any soccer fan could hope for. [Mar 2004, p.30]
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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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sony has delivered a worthy war-time shooter. [Holiday 2005, p.72]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the spiffy graphics to the more right analog stick-centric controls to the robust Create-A-Superstar to the new WWE 24/7 career mode, this is SmackDown as its finest. [Dec 2007, p.72]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Live doesn't have as many online goodies as "ESPN," but create-a-player mode is jaw-droppingly detailed and All-Star weekend is cool. [Dec 2004, p.78]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fine shooting action served straight, no chaser. [Holiday 2002, p.30]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Casual fans have everything they could want. [Apr 2002]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the sweet new weapon upgrades and other new features, Jak 3 didn't have the same impact on me as "Jak II" because it wasn't as fresh - it feels a little too much like extra "Jak II" chapters. It's still great, don't get me wrong - but maybe not as mind-blowingly fantastic as what came before. [Nov 2004, p.70]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Play Oblivion. It's amazing. [June 2007, p.70]
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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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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still packed with Madden greatness, but not as ambitious, advanced or enjoyable as "ESPN Football 2K5." [Sept 2004, p.16]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Features the best-looking player models, the most realistic-looking stadiums, and the smoothest animations of any PS2 football title. [Sept 2002, p.22]
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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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Phenomenal storyline. [Holiday 2002, p.37]
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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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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Top-notch control. [Dec 2005, p.114]
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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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