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 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 170
  2. Negative: 13 out of 170
170 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece from both a technical and storyline standpoint. You have not and probably never will play another game quite like it again.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer mode is almost enough for us to recommend parting with your cash a second time, but we realise that many UK gamers just aren't bothered about playing PS2 online.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an example of master storytellers at the height of their powers, and despite the shadow of its illustrious heritage, Final Fantasy XII is by far and away the best game in the series yet.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Multiplayer is so much fun that it's probably worth buying the Guitar Hero II bundle even if you already own a controller from the original game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is exactly what video games are all about: putting us into the shoes of people with abilities we only wished we had. Guitar Hero offers the chance to become exactly that, kidding you into believing that you could jam with Hendrix if only you put your mind to it. And if he wasn't dead.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solid proof that the PSP is a hugely formidable force in the world of handheld gaming. Chains of Olympus is, without fail, the best PSP game out there on the market. You must own it!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's full of numerous, wonderful touches you'll remember long after the game's end - a cheeky little devil's Sultry Dance attack, which cause your party members to dance uncontrollably; the way the blue slimes do deadpan better than Bill Murray; even the way saving your game requires a trip to the church to confess.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For every moment I spent screaming at my TV and throwing my controller I had four moments of awe. [JPN Import; May 2009, p.86]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is bold, bleak gaming from the haunting opening credits to the pulse pounding finish...Stunningly detailed, expertly paced and lavishly slaved over by Glen Schofield and his crew at EA Redwood, Dead Space should be classed as one of the finest looking and intelligently crafted games in many a moon...The new benchmark to beat in survival horror that pushes the genre to twisted new heights and into the outer limits of space itself. [Issue # 113]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So if it isn't the most original premise, at least it's executed beautifully.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An action game like no other. There are similarities with the awesome "God of War II," but if you consider that epic as an arcade experience, then Sigma falls somewhere in-between arcade and sim.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 is not only the most realistic simulation of the sport of boxing that's ever been produced, it also translates into a hugely satisfying game. Polished and accomplished, Fight Night truly is king of the ring.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You do get the feeling that Sony has gone all out with Dark Mirror. It looks lovely, but more importantly you won't feel like switching it off in order to play a 'proper' console version.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good game, but it's so close to being something completely out-of-this-world that you can't help but feel just a little short-changed by how strangely bereft of challenge it is.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb online FPS shooter that sets the standard for deathmatch on PS3 and showcases just what the Cell processor is capable of. Shame about the single-player mode, though.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some truly mesmerising play will be had, but more importantly Winning Eleven 10 will see the old grimace of concentration replaced by a big daft grin. Roll on PES6 - it's sure to be even better. [JPN Import]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metal noise pollution of the highest order - a perfect package. [May 2009, p.80]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a slick combination of strategy, focused aggression and all-out nerves of steel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good platformer - It's not kid's stuff, yet kids will love it just as much as the 20-somethings who wistfully look back to a time when all platformers were as much fun as this.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Packed with extras, World At War is a fast, frantic, exciting and emotionally draining shooter. This is how a war game should be. [Dec 2008, p.66]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Polished and innovative and extremely challenging, Far Cry 2 tests the boundaries of the FPS genre. Gamers used to exciting setpieces may find it a bit dry.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the teeth-grinding frustration of the races, this is a rewarding and varied pleasure. It's also wondrous to look at with crisp, vivid landscapes and lively enemies bursting with character. The final clincher is the excellent multiplayer options.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid singleplayer campaign souped up by a cracking multi-player experience. From a technical standpoint, Bad Company sets a new benchmark in the FPS genre.
    • 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]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is simply unadulterated fun, and often what keeps you playing is the incentive of seeing how they'll interpret the next part of the film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A more intelligent, defensive-minded and strategic boxing game than previous Fight Nights. The easier defence system and stance-switching give you more tactical options, while the crazy squelching brain effects make it more of a laugh when you put someone down.