Official U.S. Playstation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,415 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 10 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Avatar shows flashes of brilliance at first, but sadly those don't last long enough to sustain the entire game. [Jan. 2007, p.88]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a big game, a good 40 to 50 hours long, and those hours are almost all good. But like the over-the-top voice actor gamely imitating Al Pacino, Scarface falls just a little short. [Nov. 2006, p.116]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But for this season, pay the extra bucks and go with EA's NHL 07 instead. [Nov. 2006, p.110]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I want to like The Fast and The Furious, because somewhere under all the excruciating load times and arcade setting menus(I have to load a menu to change my camera angle? Ugh!)lies a solid game. It's a real shame. [Nov. 2006, p.119]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just too bad that such an intricate--albeit slightly flawed--game is covered in a beautiful wrapper that you can't explore beyond a 2D plane. [Oct. 2006, p.84]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SuperNOVA is also the most friendly DDR for newbies and most advanced for veterans. [Nov. 2006, p.114]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But this year EA slapped handcuffs on gamers trying to shoot over 50 percent from the field. [Dec. 2006, p.126]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I couldn't get over the tiresome switch from the adrenaline-pumping action of shooting rival families to suddenly having to play a game of Risk. [Nov. 2006, p.122]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Samurai Warriors 2 doesn't introduce any new problems to the series and corrects a few of the glaring inadequacies of the first game. Nevertheless, it fails to add enough to the series to justify being a full-priced sequel. [Oct. 2006, p.85]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While IGPX isn't quite as shallow as previous anime offerings from Namco Bandai, only hardcore fans of the series will find themselves playing much past a few hours. [Oct. 2006, p.83]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NASCAR 07 is a good last hurrah on the PS2. [Oct. 2006, p.87]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    NASCAR lacks a rearview mirror option, which is crucial in a game where you're almost constantly surrounded by other cars. [Nov. 2006, p.122]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Up to this point I've been recommending "Stacked" for the advanced poker player, and "World Poker Tour" for newbies. I don't see any reason to change that recommendation. [Nov. 2006, p.112]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The challenge mode makes up for a lot of the shortcomings, since it offers great, classic monkeys-in-balls action that fits perfectly with the PSP's portability, but sadly, it's not enough. [Nov. 2006, p.124]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're a hugh One Piece fan, then dive in; otherwise, find an alternative. [Nov. 2006, p.114]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This is a great game for kids or people who are chronically bad at racers, and it's not actually offensive to Pac-Man fans. [Sept 2006, p.79]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its very best, Dirge of Cerberus is an average action game with RPG elements, nice ideas, and a decent fan service. [Sept 2006, p.80]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, you have to keep playing through the adventure portion of the game, and it really isn't all that worth it unless you're the most ardent fan of monkeys inside balls. [Oct. 2006, p.87]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rather than craft a generic beat-em-up that follows the plot of the film, THQ has created sort of a kiddie version of "The Sims". [Oct. 2006, p.88]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Load times and controls are excellent by PSP standards. [Sept 2006, p.85; Score corrected in Oct issue]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monstrous creations that are just scary enough for third-graders make this a good substitute for grotesque grown-up survival horror. [Oct. 2006, p.88]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a very rudimentary action game with some fairly sloppy gameplay mechanics and AI that's so bad it might as well have been programmed by some sort of weasel-like creature. [Sept 2006, p.81]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An excellent game crippled by bad control. [Aug 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mototrax starts out with a holeshot thanks to the solid gameplay, but it manages to take a spill before ever reaching the finish line. [Oct. 2006, p. 92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it's a good, pirate-heavy distraction but, thanks to the game's repetitiveness, it won't do much to keep your attention past the first few levels. [Oct. 2006, p.91]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arcade deliciousness is soured by the lack of a carer mode, but it's still oh so sweet. [Aug 2006, p.83]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So, basically, TRL is a good game that kind of lost its way when it came over to the PSP. [July 2006, p.80]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The depth to which NFL Head Coach goes to simulate its world is impressive. Pigskin fanatics will love it, but if I want stress and boredom, I think I'll stick with my day job. [Aug 2006, p.79]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So there you have it: a typical Japanese RPG. With pets. [July 2006, p.85]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That's the story of Urban Chaos--it's an above-average shooter that hits a plateau early and stays there. [July 2006, p.76]
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