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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Call of Duty: World at War
Lowest review score: 30 Star Trek: Encounters
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 170
  2. Negative: 13 out of 170
170 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The depth and quality of the core gameplay is sold short by the simplistic Career mode. A contract is signed for each fight, you train, then box, and the process is repeated. There's no tangible sense of edging along a long road to glory. Apart from this slight disappointment, and some overly long loading screens, this is easily the finest sports title yet to hit PS3.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is SingStar Dad Rock with a few newer songs thrown in for when the kids want a go. It's SingStar for men - men who like This Charming Man by The Smiths and aren't ashamed about admitting to really liking the Pet Shop Boys back catalogue - especially the 1988 Christmas number one Always on my Mind.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exploring is the best it’s ever been in the series, thanks to Lara’s slick animation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The courses in MotorStorm are a real strong point. Well designed, they're challenging, but they also let you have fun. There aren't too many on offer - just eight - but every one of them is a sprawling playground for you to muck around in. [JPN Import]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rough edges aside, Kane & Lynch is still a solid squad-based shooter with plenty of action, great characters, tight story and a slew of cinematic influences so brazenly clear you can't help but smirk at them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The chassis of Dark Athena is five years old and it makes for a safe and at times a predictable experience. Still, this is a Credit Crunch-busting package, and it's highly recommended...Reminds me why I love the original. The best thing Vin's done. [Apr 2009, p.91]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes everything that was great about Dark Mirror, improves on it and comes up looking like the best PSP game out there right now. If you're a stealth fan take our advice. Buy. This. Now.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can play a full 18-hole round in about twenty minutes, but if you want to go even deeper and perfect technical shots then there's more than enough in EG's locker to accommodate that too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it's not a new WipEout, this retread in new clothes is one of the best PS3 downloads. These classic circuits will remind you how great the series was and still is.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is FIFA 08 with the Euro 2008 license slapped on. Don't expect anything different and you'll be treated to the beautiful game. FIFA fans will enjoy, PES 08 fans may well not.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid update of the classic MK series, made relevant by the introduction of a DC roster, spot-on fighters and accessible gameplay. Not original, but tremendous fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like "Buffy," retro shooters "Smash TV" and "Robotron" and have a soft spot for "Monster Madness" you'll love this...Chuck in offline co-op, fun bonus challenges, and neat rewards that change the look of the game to comic-strip, sketchbook and so on, and Burn Zombie Burn is great value. [Jan 2009, p.95]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More fun, humour and kitsch value than ever. Welcome back.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its enormous charm, simplicity and puzzles will win you over. [May 2009, p.92]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Original, fun and a fine test of the grey matter as much as it is of the reflexes. It's just a shame that there's not enough meat to make it a must.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rare example of a video game treating its comic book source with due respect.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Being able to play as Jack Bauer and do all the stuff they've seen him do in the show is the most important thing to them, and on those basic terms, 24: The Game is an unqualified success.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all the style and attention to detail that's been put into this game, it's a pity the bulk of your time is spent fannying around completing boring and what feel like irrelevant side-quests.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The barrage of 'street'-speak, stupid player names (we want to punch the prick who calls himself '1/2 Man, 1/2 Amazing'), yawnsome hip-hop and seriously over-the-top commentary all becomes a bit much, though we guess it kind of comes with the territory. If you're after a more skilful alternative to NBA Street V3 then And 1 Streetball should be right up your, er, street.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, the atmosphere is thicker than Pete Burns' lippy, and sure, this is fantastic hairraising fare, but it is hard to shake the feeling that the bare bones of The Tormented - spooky exploration mixed with shadowy combat - has been done much better elsewhere, and this feels antiquated and cumbersome and in comparison.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But what it does well it does very well. It gets the feel of the book bang on, offering plenty of new locations, puzzles and setpieces to play through for fans. Newcomers will find a meaty mental test awaiting them with each new problem proving infuriatingly addictive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem with the game lies in the fact that something so fresh 18 months ago suddenly feels a little crusty around the edges and suspiciously soft in the centre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's plenty of depth and subtlety to uncover in the fighting system, and the only niggles centre on the game's relative lack of fluidity. Everything else makes this a top PSP fighter. And yes, we know, you told us so.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's bright, easy to play and no one's going to get offended or upset by the events portrayed. It's a fun game for kids, or larger adults who want a big, stupid thing to have a laugh with.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall this is a big improvement over "Driv3r"...Now, if only they'd make the next game 100% driving. As it stands, Parallel Lines can't help but come across as a pale imitation of "GTA: San Andreas."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've resisted the temptation to give it a blast in the past, there's never been a better time, since this Special Edition is a fiver cheaper than the Platinum re-release. As a time-waster until "Devil May Cry 4" on PS3, it's worth a squirt.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So yes, it's yet another old-school shooter for PSP then, but if you prefer a sterner challenge to what's currently on offer, Gradius Collection could well be just the job.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story can weigh things down, but generally it drives the game along well enough. It's just a shame there isn't more to do in Tokyo itself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its core, Tourist Trophy is a very nice game but it's totally bogged down by ripping off too much content from "Gran Turismo 4" and not going far enough with the riding simulation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thankfully, the difficulty has been offset by the inclusion of regular checkpoints and some new moves for Arthur - the ability to hang from ledges gives some welcome leeway when jumps are mistimed, and a double tap on the D-pad makes him dash. It's great, simplistic, old-school adventuring, but fiendish with it. Crap gamers: you have been warned.