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 3.5 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
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game PS3 was waiting for - fun, richly creative, and truly fresh. [Dec 2008, p.60]
    • 98 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Imperfect, but the most focused, compelling GTA ever takes 'last -gen' gaming to next-gen highs. [June 2008, p.64]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Sublime in single, co-op and multiplayer. An incredible package. [Christmas 2009, p.10]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Confident storytelling, astonishing visuals and obscenely ambitious setpieces make Uncharted 3 the best of the series and an absolute must-have. [Dec 2011, p.90]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Quite brilliant, with substance enough to live up to its stunning visuals. High concept gaming, you say? Nah, mate. Just good gaming. [Feb 2007, p.68]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    MGS4 is a masterpiece, arguably the best in the series and - though many will fiercely disagree - ever so slightly disappointing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    SFIV had to be a Street Fighter that can be played by anyone who’s ever picked up Street Fighter II, and a Street Fighter that gives everyone all the help they’ll need if they’re starting completely from scratch. It’s effortlessly both of those things. While every other fighting game has become an elitist club for the best of the best, Capcom have given Street Fighter back to the people, where it belongs.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, funny, and epic. A landmark achievement for your PS3. [Dec 2009, p.72]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best fighter ever made just got better in almost every way. [May 2010, p.88]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even next to Uncharted 2, ME2's shooting holds up well.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Richer, yet more accessible - builds on everything LBP did so superbly. [Feb 2011, p.88]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the king of console role-players. [Christmas 2011, p.86]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A world of unparalleled potential, married to an Orwellian tale of deception and redemption. Adventures this epic only come along once in a generation. [Dec 2012, p.90]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An outstanding RPG. It's unmistakably Final Fantasy, but feels as fresh as any adventure on PS2. [Christmas 2006, p.73]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The comat is smoother, slicker, more responsive, more streamlined, more fun and more exciting than ever, the visuals and voices are of such a high quality, it's like an actual Disney film. [Nov 2006, p.86]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A triumph of set-piece design, special effects and impeccable FPS action. Mindblowing. [Christmas 2007, p.56]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Is this a better game than GTA? Technically, atmospherically, visually: absolutely. Narratively? Too subjective to call. Will you enjoy it more than GTA IV? That depends on how much you like the setting.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Overall Superb action and a smart, well-rounded story - a perfect sequel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If Castlevania wasn't on your radar before, you need to get it on there now. In truth, it does little to innovate a genre dominated by games like God Of War 3 and Bayonetta, but it executes all its ideas with surgical precision, wrapping them up in a presentation so polished - yet so tastefully understated - it could easily have been crafted by Kojima himself; all the more credit to Dave Cox and Mercury Steam.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Testing, exhilarating and full of personality, this is an essential buy. [June 2011, p.74]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A bold, confident reworking of a winning formula - one that takes Batman to the next level with incredible tech, skill and imagination. [Dec 2011, p.98]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An emotional and fitting end to the sci-fi epic, with improved tactical combat, a huge galaxy to explore, and choices that will test your morals to the limit. [Apr 2012, p.84]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Get through visual hitches and a strained finale to find a spirited open-world gem packed with extreme pursuits, stunning scenery and hoards of savage beasts. [Jan 2013, p.91]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Immaculately designed and an absolute joy to play through. The best game of the year so far. [Dec 2006, p.22]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the best games ever, with a swathe of excellent online options bolted on for good measure. [Sept 2006, p.56]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Like running eyes-first into a wall of beauty, GOW2 is yet another of PS2's last minute masterpieces. [Apr 2007, p.62]
    • 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]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Intense, beautiful and accessible. A return to the series' roots and a stellar game indeed. [Nov 2007, p.22]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With so much invention, intrigue and genuine brilliance packed into twelve hours of game-play, you just can't afford not to (pick up a copy). [Nov 2008, p.22]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Unless the familiarity really gets to you, you're going to love BioShock 2. It's a lovingly crafted, carefully constructed masterpiece of narrative richness and smart game mechanics. It can even be enjoyed as a straight-up shooter thanks to its innovative, tactile combat system. [Feb 2010, p.72]