PSM2 Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 97 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 93 LocoRoco
Lowest review score: 26 Zathura
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 97
  2. Negative: 16 out of 97
97 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An extremely well realised RPG retaining all the bizarreness of its Japanese roots without the incecipherable combat and customization you might expect. [July 2006, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There's enough to keep you busy for a while, but ultimately there's not enough to it to keep you going. [Apr 2006, p.74]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Enjoyable, but the basic appearance, limited multiplayer and some tedious tracks means Karaoke Stage 2 will always play second fiddle to "SingStar's" success. [May 2006, p.66]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's neither broken nor particularly bad overall, but it seems somewhat confused as to exactly which aspects of gameplay need work and which don't. [July 2006, p.78]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Tourist Trophy isn't the "GTA with bikes" that we'd hoped for, and the physics lack the realism of the top driving sims. Still, it's the best game with real bikes yet. [June 2006, p.54]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Better than "Crash," worse than "Tak 2," and forgettable in almost every aspect. [May 2006, p.69]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An epic RPG quest that rewards patience. It's slow-paced, but once you're strong enough to tackle the bigger monsters it really shines. Just don't expect anything ground-breaking. [June 2006, p.81]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Good fun with a mate, but <I>staggeringly</> empty in solo mode. Buying this to play alone is like getting a pack of card just for Solitaire. [Apr 2006, p.78]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but the stylish visuals and hardcore fights are worth the cash. And thanks to the simple button layout, you'll find this satisfyingly accessible from the off. [May 2006, p.78]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It isn't terrible, but it's doing absolutely nothing that we've not seen before. It's a realistic, but soulless, exhibition of off-road action. Get it on PS2 instead. [May 2006, p.78]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It's a solid puzzle game that doesn't do anything very wrong. Sadly, nor does it do anything we haven't seen before, and at thirty notes you'd be much better off with top PSP puzzler "Lumines." [July 2006, p.108]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    At times, Ice Age 2 feels a tad lacklustre and it isn't going to entertain you for weeks, but there's enough here to make this a decent enough present for the kids. [May 2006, p.67]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Identical to the PS2 version in content but the PSP's limitations really pick away at the polish revealing something far less beautiful. A disappointment, all told. [June 2006, p.70]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This colorful conundrum is worth a look if you like your gaming in bite-size bits. It'll become monotonous eventually, but for a while it's more addictive than jam doughnuts. [June 2006, p.81]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Anyone after genuine thrills, or traces of originality visible to the naked eye, will be disappointed. [July 2006, p.112]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Looks beautiful, is huge and has a genuinely great plot. A shame, then, that it's hobbled with a stupidly-complex fighting system. Grr. [May 2006, p.69]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Save it for multi-player and you'll have a lot of fun - but there are too many niggles to make it a classic. [Aug 2006, p.54]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It becomes an exercise in just jabbing buttons and hoping. [June 2006, p.72]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    They've not exactly matured like a fine cheese or wine, but this selection is worth a look. [Apr 2006, p.85]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The same old Dynasty Warriors, but with a competent-yet-underwhelming strategy game stapled onto it. Yet more of the same old thing unfortunately. [July 2006, p.98]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Wi-Fi multi-player is fun, but play on your own and you'll soon slip into a slumber. [Aug 2006, p.82]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It's got about as much impact of a mallet made of feathers. [Aug 2006, p.84]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointingly straight port of a mediocre game, From Russia With Love is a mere diversion - temporary, and awkwardly forgettable and here to occupy a place in the PSP's product portfolio. [Apr 2006, p.82]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Only for the truly nostalgia-obsessed. [Apr 2006, p.74]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    FIFA Street 2 is more a 30-yard screamer than a precision tap-in - often unpredictable and frustrating, but redeemed by flashes of brilliance. [Apr 2006, p.51]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Worryingly disturbing, but just as worryingly patchy to play. A masterpiece of oddness that makes for a malnourished and sluggish video game. [JPN Import; June 2006, p.62]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A decent attempt with some really nice touches. But everything that's to be found here has been done better in any number of World War II titles. [Apr 2006, p.58]
    • PSM2 Magazine UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Looking for something exciting in Eagle Eye Golf is like searching for needle in a particularly needle-free haystack. [Aug 2006, p.75]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple, clean and fun - this is a fine example of a children's videogame, with some jokes for the grown-ups too. Surprisingly entertaining. [Aug 2006, p.76]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    "Drakengard" wasn't doing anything new two years ago and its sequel does nothing new either. This really is a case of flogging a dead dragon. [Apr 2006, p.58]
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