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 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 30 Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 170
  2. Negative: 13 out of 170
170 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Renegade Squadron looks great and has some fantastic online multiplayer modes, but it unfortunately suffers from a sluggish control system. Still worth a bash if you're a fan though.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's enough quality here to keep retro-heads entertained for some time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With PSP PES proving just a tad disappointing, this was the perfect opportunity for FIFA to mount a serious challenge. While the commentary and visuals are fantastic, the gameplay is far too shallow and imprecise to please those who take their digital football seriously.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To get the most out of Super DBZ you need to be willing to spend hours and hours plumbing the depths of the combo system and mastering every character. Beyond that, there's just not enough to do here.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The numbers are big so you don't have to squint, and mistakes can be erased with a button press. Simple and addictive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mercs 2 is disappointing because its execution doesn't live up to its ambition. Though big and bold, There's a feeling that you've played it all before. And you have.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Undeniably great fun and funny, but still a bit on the vapid side.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Single-player is pitiful and multiplayer is substantial. A cautious thumbs-up then, but in a strange, bi-polar way - and only for keen fans of multiplayer shooters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You've got to be slavish in your love for Ferraris to really enjoy this. I was dying to climb behind the wheel of something else after a couple of hours. It's an accomplished racer, but I was expecting the prancing horse to give me more of a kick.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ten Hammers is as close as a game has come to representing the genuine battlefield experience. It may have more strategy than you bargained for but damn, it's painfully addictive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rare example of a video game treating its comic book source with due respect.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its enormous charm, simplicity and puzzles will win you over. [May 2009, p.92]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a sound of a series cautiously dipping its toe in the water, slightly afraid of how the big bad Rock Band shark will react to its presence.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The way PS2 Project 8 uses shabby video versions of the Xbox 360 cutscenes to tell the story shows you this is a bit of a corner-cutting exercise in game-making, as is the lack of characters to choose from when starting a game, and the loss of online play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But - and maybe this is just us - singing these serious rock songs just isn't as much fun as belting out tracks by Blondie and Girls Aloud. We felt a bit embarrassed trying to sing serious songs by Snow Patrol and Hard-Fi. You just don't get the same fun party vibe ploughing through serious emotional songs as you do with the fluffy pop nonsense.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Online or off, MotoGP is a very slick racing experience, and its deceptively simplistic gameplay hides a very effective control system and devastatingly addictive racing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The career mode is well structured though, offering tangible rewards as you progress from the smallest table to the high-rollers, but it doesn't stop you thinking you'd be better off with a real pack, a few mates and a sun visor.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's achingly non-stop martial-art four-player silliness. Sweet! [May 2009, p.85]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's limited, but what's here is well-executed and very playable, even on PSP. [May 2009, p.84]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid sequel, but it doesn't add a lot that's substantially new.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Full Auto 2 is a missed opportunity and comes over even more badly when compared to "MotorStorm." Buy that instead, or wait for "Burnout 5" to spectacularly crash the party.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What carries the game through some of its weaker moments is its charm and spirited embodiment of the movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Extreme Battle? Extreme tedium, more like.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A decent attempt at an update, but it can't compete with Buzz TV. [May 2009, p.93]
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