PSW Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 170 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: World at War
Lowest review score: 30 Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 170
  2. Negative: 13 out of 170
170 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The charm factor is certainly still here in abundance. Ultimately though, it's simply far too frustrating for its own good.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don't expect too many surprises if you've played a Dynasty Warriors, a Kessen or a Samurai Warriors game before, but don't expect this to be complete and utter sh.t either. After 17 similar games, you should know what you're getting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's rare that a PSP game can truthfully claim to be an enhancement of its PS2 forebear, but NBA Ballers Rebound comes pretty close.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tirelessly one dimensional. [May 2009, p.88]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Alpha games feature special counter moves, and more characters and combos with each progressive title. The main question is: do you want to spend 20 quid on this collection when you've probably already got most of the titles in the loft?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the single-player game can be a total bitch, the multiplayer takes that frustration and turns it into actual excitement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid racing game with some good ideas, but the package is overshadowed by a dense, inaccessible structure and frankly boring events. Play online and you'll get more from the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What we have here is a variation on Tamagotchi that's been roughly crowbarred into The Sims 2. So it's a good job that the animals themselves are so well animated and likeable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Exploring each level often results in the timer reaching zero, while rushing straight through means you miss out on the chance to score bonus points, so many levels must be replayed to get the minimum points.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    PSP is blessed with quality fighting games at the mo', leaving Dragon Ball Z somewhat in a no man's land between average and great.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pitching all the characters into a frantic, objective-based free-for-all, and dressing it up with the visual panache that developer Clover Studio does so well means Red Hot Rumble is a unique and superbly enjoyable button-mashfest.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A shallow and clumsy game that fails to make the most of the PSP and the AVP licence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Viking is sadly, a massively missed opportunity that's dragged into the depths of mediocrity by a boring story, an uninteresting hero, repetitive missions, endless wandering around, hit-and-miss sound, disappointing battles and lots of slowdown.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A bland, ugly and dreary game - which goes against everything you're used to after playing the series on PS2. There's a certain compulsive quality to sniping but after a couple of levels, you'll develop a strange sense of deja vu and wish you were playing a better shooter.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The only downside is it would have been perfect Wi-Fi fare, only there are no online features at all. The lack of vehicles is also a shame, but at least the PS2 version's decent fighting system remains.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    At best, it's a simple hack and slasher with an okay Co-op mode, but 10 minutes of play is all it takes to realise how shoddy the action is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Drakengard 2 is decent enough, but ultimately looks a bit cheap and doesn't really pull off its ground or aerial combat with great conviction. It mutters 'average' from the first minute to the last.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If the presentation wasn't so ropey this might have been a contender, but as it is, Eagle Eye Golf is a bit of a cheap knock-off.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Aston-driving sections are literally a blast and the atmosphere of the film is nailed. But the main event - running and gunning with Mr. Bond - is a real letdown.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Although the low price and decent racing make this good value, it's uninspired stuff.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A decent attempt at an update, but it can't compete with Buzz TV. [May 2009, p.93]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It looks really pretty, but it's too hard for kids, too childish for 'da yoof' and too much like a bad acid trip for anyone over 25. Even the most diehard Sega fan will find Sonic's latest a bitter slap in the chops.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It looks charming in an early-90s 2D sort of way and is well put together, but the benchmark this generic title has set will easily be smashed by the likes of "Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII."

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