PSM3 Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,144 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 97 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 11 Thor: God of Thunder
Score distribution:
1,144 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An incredible open-ended experience, but you're going to need patience to truly savour it. [May 2007, p.54]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Intense, beautiful and accessible. A return to the series' roots and a stellar game indeed. [Nov 2007, p.22]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Perfectly balances free-roaming exploration, focused story missions and RPG-style leveling, with sublime handheld controls in Vita's first killer app. [May 2012, p.112]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Limited freedom, but gorgeous, intelligent and compelling. [July 2011, p.76]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A rich and bast game designed to treat fans. Great value, lacks 'wow'. [Christmas 2010, p.72]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An incredible adventure in an amazing setting. Only weak detective bits and boss battles let it down.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The fastest lumines ever. [Apr 2012, p.107]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Addresses every criticism and packs in a load of new stuff. A masterclass in sequel-making. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Complex and beautiful, one of the best puzzle games of all time. [Feb 2010, p.84]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simply, the best LBP on any format. [Nov 2012, p.104]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's beautiful, that goes without saying, and a relentless beast in combat. But more than that, it understands how players play - what they look for, listen to, and most of all what they expect. That's why, and this is a considerable achievement, it can genuinely scare you with a common sprinkler system. [Feb 2011, p.82]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A glorious balance of challenge, thrills and accessibility. Vital. [July 2011]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Games like this are what your PSP was made for. Hypnotic puzzle action that you'll play for ages. Just great. [Christmas 2006, p.94]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For a mini, this sure packs plenty. [Christmas 2011, p.111]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Makes you feel more like being in a band, edging out its near rivals. [Issue#174, p.72]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Challenging, immersive safari shooter with liberating tactical freedom. [Dec 2008, p.66]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Satisfaction in Vietnam doesn't come from being quicker than an opponent, or having better kit, but from being smarter and using what you have to wisely.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not a reinvention but the most thorough and polished GH yet. [Nov 2009, p.90]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Characterful, amusing, violent and intriguing: Yakuza 4 is excellent fun. [Apr 2011, p.72]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Brash, unique and fun - refreshes old-school values to shame most modern shooters. [Apr 2011, p.80]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    XCOM has more meaningful decisions and consequences than Mass Effect and more scares than Resident Evil. Turn-based strategy games are cool again. [Dec 2012, p.98]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Robotic perfection is replaced by organic error. [Nov 2012, p.94]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Think pinball FIFA and you're halfway there. A fast, frantic sports sim, with simple controls that belie hidden depths. [Dec 2012, p.104]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Tweaked in all the right places, 2013 is the finest PES of the PS3 generation, delightfully recreating the ebb and flow of the modern game. [Nov 2012, p.102]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you demand a game hold your hand, this might not be truly essential, but if you're seeking the ultimate toy set to flex your imagination, Skate is the perfect way of letting go.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but this ingenious joy is original, surprising and charming. [Jan 2012, p.109]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Utterly unforgiving... But stick it out and you'll see months of crushing lows and glorious highs. [Dec 2011, p.94]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While Vice City Stories is just as important a chapter in the GTA saga as any, it's another re-tread of the ageing GTA3 game engine. The missions feel familiar and so do the driving and the save system - they're all remnants of a six-year-old game, after all. Upstart "Scarface" feels fresher...But this is top-drawer entertainment. [Dec 2006, p.68]
    • PSM3 Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's more than good enough to call Peace Walker a genuine Metal Gear Solid 5. There's almost too much game here - there's no bigger game on PSP and no more varied game in the entire Metal Gear series. It's a technical showcase, sure, but Peace Walker is also a creative showcase that proves that nobody on Earth makes games like Hideo Kojima - because nobody else ever could.

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